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Belpre’s hospitality really stands out

July 28, 2014 Congratulations to Belpre on its third entry in the America in Bloom (AIB) competition! America in Bloom’s goal is to assist communities in becoming a destination to live, work and play. more »»

GOP’s latest phoney ploy

July 27, 2014 Congressman Bill Johnson is touting a verbosely titled item called the REINS Act (“Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny”) designed to accomplish the allegedly lofty goal of curbing wha... more »»

Voting records tell real story

July 27, 2014 Two letters were posted side by side to offer a balanced editorial on the upcoming senatorial race. more »»

More burden for taxpayers

July 27, 2014 Remember these names: Mayor Newell, Cam Huffman, Chamber of Commerce members, and those key personnel of the Frontier League that spew their theft of your already paid in taxes to fund a 20-year,... more »»

Thompson a man of character

July 27, 2014 Well, election time is here, as the number of political signs and the letters to the editor are telling. Some signs are puzzling and on occasion some letters are laced with half-truths and attac. more »»

Blaming Obama for everything

July 27, 2014 I hope every voter was watching Fox News on July 17 when the airplane was shot down over Ukraine. more »»

The usual talking points rant

July 27, 2014 The July 20 News and Sentinel printed a letter proclaiming, “Capito needed in the U. S. Senate.” Oddly enough, the writer of that letter hardly mentioned Ms. Capito. more »»

Working people high and dry

July 20, 2014 I read Rana Foroohar’s article “2030—The Year Retirement Ends,” in Time magazine, June 3. more »»

Working people high and dry

July 20, 2014 I read Rana Foroohar’s article “2030—The Year Retirement Ends,” in Time magazine, June 3. more »»

Post 5108 cares about kids

July 20, 2014 In this day there are so many organizations that talk a good game when it comes to caring about the community, and making a way for children. In most cases that’s exactly what it is—big talk. more »»

Tennant the choice for W.Va.

July 20, 2014 In the 2014 midterm election one of the most important races being held is for the Senate seat being vacated by West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller. more »»

Port would be welcome boost

July 20, 2014 I used to live in Belpre and Parkersburg. I grew up there and worked at a local plant. I wanted to say I think building a port along the river is a great idea. more »»

Capito needed in U.S. Senate

July 20, 2014 Electing Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito to the U.S. more »»

Facts speak for themselves

July 20, 2014 It continually amazes me to watch and listen as so many people refuse to open their eyes and think for themselves when it comes to what is happening to our schools. more »»

Vienna police prompt in response

July 20, 2014 On June 19, 2014, my wife and I were leaving town to attend the West Virginia State Folk in Glenville. more »»

What Rep. Johnson didn’t say

July 20, 2014 In a recent column (July 4) Representative Bill Johnson complains that under President Obama gasoline went from $1.84 on the day of his inauguration to $3.68 today. more »»

Educators didn’t create guides

July 13, 2014 Once again, The News and others are playing a blame game in regards to poverty levels in West Virginia and criticizing educators at all levels for societal factors which West Virginia Department of... more »»

Article brings back memories

July 13, 2014 I enjoyed reading about the Butcher Bend 4-H campgrounds. Our first camp, 1934, Mt. Zion club went to Province Grove, next year to Camp Barbe, then Butcher Bend. more »»

Not in the best interest of kids

July 13, 2014 As a retired educator, I found Jim Mullen’s July 7 article very disturbing. more »»

Find a way to help refugees

July 13, 2014 The Fourth of July celebration was marred by the images in Murrieta, Calif., of people shouting and carrying signs of hate. I thought this was the land of the free, the home of the brave. more »»


Audition July 29, 2014

MARIETTA — The Mid Ohio Valley Players will be holding auditions for the classic horror show "The Night of the Living Dead" July 27-29 at the Players Theatre at 229 Putnam St. in Marietta.The auditions will be 5:30-7 p.m. July 27 and 6-8 p.m. July 28-29. The show will be presented in October. more »

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The people make the race great

July 22, 2014 One of the neat things about working on the News and Sentinel Races is the chance to work with such a diverse group of people that makes up the event. The races are, above all, community event. more »

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