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Suicide claims too many lives

August 31, 2014 Suicide is taking the lives of too many people. more »»

Support youth programs

August 31, 2014 In the community there are many recreational leagues for cheerleading and football. These leagues are solely based on donations and fundraising. more »»

Runaway train to the abyss

August 31, 2014 There is talk that the Parkersburg area would benefit as much with the construction of a solar and wind generation plant as opposed to a cracker plant. more »»

Post office keeps life personal

August 31, 2014 In response to the Aug. 24 letter calling for the closing of the U.S. Postal Service, we beg to differ. Sure, millions use modern Internet, UPS, FedEx, etc. more »»

Plea bargains say crime is OK

August 31, 2014 I feel that the court system needs to do a better job at prosecuting the correct people and giving them the correct punishment according to law standards. I constantly hear how there is no justice. more »»

Reliving St. Joseph’s memories

August 24, 2014 Tonight I said goodbye to a very dear friend. Many of you know this friend, too. This friend was St. Joseph’s Hospital. more »»

Wonderful people at St. Joe’s

August 24, 2014 I want to express my heartfelt thanks to the parking attendants for the handicapped at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The past six to eight weeks, my husband had a medical problem that effected his mobilit. more »»

Certainty of death and taxes?

August 24, 2014 A recent warning was issued to those in Washington County. Beware of the Auditor and the team of worshipful masters out to assess the value of your property. more »»

All police cars need video

August 24, 2014 Earlier this month, Michael Brown was shot multiple times by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer. more »»

Youth exchange offers hope

August 24, 2014 Over the last months especially, it has become clear that better global understanding of our fellow citizens of the world must be achieved in order to foster well-being. more »»

Let sentence fit the crime

August 24, 2014 I think it is very sad that a Belpre man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for entering empty homes and taking jewelr. more »»

Vote out the real problem

August 24, 2014 Albert Einstein stated the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” This is exactly what our country has done for the last century. more »»

Let the post office disappear

August 24, 2014 I am often amused at how we love to blame our government for failing to save us or save one of its sinking offices. more »»

Tougher drug sentences needed

August 17, 2014 I find the recent news articles that show relatively short prison sentences for selling or distributing illegal drugs very disturbing. There are some who think we should legalize certain drugs. more »»

Band coverage appreciated

August 17, 2014 Kudos to The Parkersburg News and Sentinel for its excellent coverage of the 90th anniversary of the Big Red Band of Parkersburg High Schoo. more »»

Humane Society’s caring people

August 17, 2014 I want to give a very special thank you to our Humane Society for taking such good care of my grandchildren’s 5-year-old hound dog. He was a city dog, always in his own fenced-in backyar. more »»

Suicide claims too many lives

August 17, 2014 I’ve been thinking about this all week after hearing about the death of Robin Williams on Monday, Aug. 11. more »»

The crumbling of America

August 17, 2014 As I recently paid my tax bill, I couldn’t help wondering where all this money is going. It sure isn’t going into road repair, as I’m dodging the same pot holes that I have all spring and summer. more »»

What are Republicans for?

August 17, 2014 What the Republican Party is against is pretty well documented. more »»

Don’t help thieves

August 10, 2014 Recently this newspaper has reported that valuables are being stolen from unattended cars. This crime is increasing, according to those reports. more »»



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