Opinion

Fighting domestic enemies

Letters to the editor

President Trump is the interminable obsession of the corrupt mainstream media. They replay their leftwing lunacy on a continuous loop. The Associated Press and New York Times lead the print media with anti-Trump propaganda in nearly every article and op-ed. From there the lies and leftist ...

New rules will hurt patients

Letters to the editor

Beginning Aug. 31, Governor Kasich enacted new rules concerning acute pain management. As a physician, we will be limited to writing no more than 7 days of pain prescriptions and no more than 30 Morphine equivalents per day. Roughly, that is about six pain pills a day. These rules were ...

First Energy and its scheme

Letters to the editor

I like the movie “The Sting,” starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. It’s a movie about con men getting away with it before anyone is the wiser. We have a sequel, brought to you by First Energy Corp., to unload an obsolete Pleasants Power Plant onto Mon Power and Potomac Edison ...

DuPont joins Downtown PKB’s partner program

Local columns

DuPont joined our Partner Program at the end of June this year. The Partner Program was designed to “help move our organization forward in terms of financial diversification and serve as a way to connect the community to our mission,” says Wendy Shriver, executive director of Downtown PKB. ...

Harvey another reason for northeast expansion

Local columns

We have all seen the pictures of devastation from Hurricane Harvey in Houston and the Gulf Coast. Four feet of rain is unimaginable. We saw first-hand the destructive power of flood water in West Virginia last summer. Over a year has passed since that flood and those communities and people are ...

Outdoor recreation offers opportunity

Local columns

Outdoor Recreation is a growing segment of the tourism market, and there are some great things happening in our area that have the potential to increase recreation-related tourism. I want to share those recent developments with you. But first, I would like to set the record straight regarding ...

Visiting Amish Country via cookbook

Local columns

Over the summer, I attended a cookbook contest that a bookstore in the small town of Berlin, Ohio, was holding. Being the editor of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Cookbook and coordinator for the contest and tasting party (and if you haven’t gotten your recipes in yet, why haven’t you? ...

Fall fruit recipes to use

Local columns

Today, we are starting the last quarter of the year, and what a heart-breaking start to a time when we should be looking forward to one of the happiest quarters of the year. This past week has shown huge and terrible devastation to our neighbors in the southern Gulf States. As this is written, ...

Sweet summer fun for kids

Local columns

Here is the scoop on mixing up over the top ice cream parlor flavors at your home. When it comes to your ice cream fantasy, what is your wish list? Various flavors, candy bar chunks, caramel, nuts or maybe all the above. You do not have to visit the ice cream shops where the portions are ...

Get cozy with mysteries

Local columns

Sometimes you just want to curl up with a good book. While these are all mystery stories, they are more relaxing than pulse-pounding. From Agatha award-winning author Amanda Flower comes the first in a new series, Amish Candy Shop, with “Assaulted Caramel.” Bailey has been living the big ...

‘Chasing Ice’ documentary is compelling

Local columns

“Chasing Ice” is the best and most important documentary you’ve probably never seen or even heard of. Period. For years I’ve been debating climate change with deniers who simply will not listen to science or reason. My best strategy has been to ask them to google aerial photographs of ...

This week at the Beverly Library

Local columns

Fall activities are continuing at the Beverly Library. Wednesday, a very basic introduction to the E-Library will be presented. A look at the available databases will be covered as well as use of the on-line catalogs and digital downloads. The class will be held from 6-7 p.m. The Snap-Ed ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Editorials

UP: To programs such as Guitars4Vets, which teaches military veterans how to play guitar as a form of recreational therapy. West Virginia’s only chapter of the organization covers Clarksburg and Parkersburg, and local teachers are always looking for more volunteer instructors to help. UP: ...

Pink by Poolside expands party area

Local columns

This year’s Pink by Poolside fundraiser on Sept. 8 in Vienna will be even bigger and better — thanks to Dr. Abdi and Manijeh Ghodsi. The Ghodsis, as hosts, requested the fifth annual event be moved from its previous Thursday night date to Friday night to attract more people at the start ...

Look Back: Putting an end to Sunday baseball

Local columns

No Sunday ball at the City Park Yesterday some ball players went to the City Park to play the only game. Every Sunday, almost, during the season, the boys of two local teams have played ball there with precedent in their favor. It may be wrong to play ball on Sunday, but whether it is or ...

Accountable: Charter schools must meet higher standards

Editorials

There is some irony in Democrat Zack Space’s choice of an issue to promote his candidacy for Ohio state auditor. In accusing some state officials of not doing their jobs regarding the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, Space indirectly gives the Republican incumbent, Dave Yost, a giant pat on ...

Rosie: Mid-Ohio Valley bells should join celebration

Editorials

At 1 p.m. on Labor Day, bells will be ringing at five locations in West Virginia, to celebrate the enormous contribution American women working in industry made toward victory in World War II. We refer to them now by the collective term, “Rosie the Riveter.” But there will be no bells ...

Back Issues: Lockjaw — Canine could be ‘Inhumans’ star

Local columns

ABC’s next Marvel series, “Inhumans,” won’t premiere on TV until the end of September, but the first two episodes will actually debut Friday in IMAX theaters. That’d be even cooler if the nearest IMAX theater wasn’t in Grove City, Ohio, but it still gives me an excuse to write ...

Children: Foster families needed to help innocent victims

Editorials

Amid the devastation wrought by the substance abuse epidemic that has swept across Appalachia, truly innocent victims —children — are adrift in a world where parents are being arrested, or dying, and other family members are often unable to take them in because addiction has poisoned the ...

Transparency: Hiding information is not in the public good

Editorials

As another round of investigations winds down in the search for fault over West Virginia’s three-years-in-a-row tardiness turning in statewide audits of every agency, the likelihood that any “heads will roll” in the matter diminishes. The investigations are also getting increasingly less ...