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Garrison supports working class

September 14, 2014 To me it seems fair that when the federal Government has a construction project that they should hire local workers. But Representative Bill Johnson disagrees with m. more »»

Preserving a part of the past

September 7, 2014 The Wood County Historical and Preservation Society wants to express its deep appreciation to The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and local television and radio stations for the excellent coverage we... more »»

Wallowing in goose dung

September 7, 2014 What would we think if people went about relieving themselves and leaving their waste behind in our public parks, beaches and even on our personal and private lands? Or, to tone it down a bit and... more »»

Revise heating aid eligibility

September 7, 2014 Winter is a hard time for many in the Mid-Ohio Valley, due to the cost of heat bills rising. more »»

GOP speaker a slap in the face

September 7, 2014 The newspaper recently announced that Mr. David Barton will be the keynote speaker for the 2014 annual Republican dinner on Sept.18. Conservatives know Mr. more »»

Yolan Dennis for Ohio House

September 7, 2014 In the Ohio House of Representatives 94th District, Washington County resident Yolan Dennis, a Republican, will bring fresh positive ideas in her challenge to Athens County incumbent Democrat Debbie... more »»

UMW chose the right candidate

September 7, 2014 This letter is in response to the ridiculous editorial in Thursday’s paper. I am so glad that you all and your Republican paper can make the decision for the UMW. more »»

Removing parking is an insult

September 7, 2014 I am truly amazed that the city of Parkersburg removed all the parking meters on Second Street to install a new bicycle path. Those meters were full Monday through Friday every wee. more »»

Don’t paint all officers the same

September 7, 2014 Believe it or not, I knew law enforcement officers, men and women, who detested writing tickets; they wanted to work cases. more »»

Hooray for the higher power

September 7, 2014 Your Sunday paper of Aug. 31 had a great front-page story or booster shot for maybe jobs in fracking, etc. Luckily, that balloon was torpedoed by two fine letters on the editorial page. more »»

Devaluing children’s lives

September 7, 2014 On Aug. 29, 48 severely neglected animals were removed from a Marietta home where they had been living in their own filth. Deplorable. more »»

Ignoring our human qualities

September 7, 2014 Until Darwin, humans were thought to be rational animals — created in the image and likeness of God. more »»

Fines for false CPS reports

September 7, 2014 Provisions need to be made to protect parents against false abuse reports made to Child Protective Services. Right now anyone can call in and report abuse without consequence. more »»

Gaining control of our future

August 31, 2014 The News and Sentinel ran an interesting “Our Opinion” editorial on Aug. 21 about where West Virginia is headed. more »»

USPS still a relevant service

August 31, 2014 In a recent letter to the editor, Bryan Waller talked about the Postal Service and how it is past its time. I say, he needs to do his research. more »»

Hold criminals accountable

August 31, 2014 I am writing regarding the letter about the person responsible for the breakings and enterings in Belpre, saying that 10 years was too harsh of a punishment. more »»

The war on coal propaganda

August 31, 2014 My husband and I went to the film “Moving Mountains” based on a book by Penny Loeb telling the story of a woman, Trish Bragg, and her community’s struggle for justice from big coal in 1994 when her... more »»

Don’t smoke around children

August 31, 2014 Every day, children in our community are exposed to secondhand smoke in their own home. more »»

Not getting what we pay for

August 31, 2014 Although my family does not live inside the limits of the city of Parkersburg, I do have some family members paying this fee and one is employed in Pettyvill. more »»

Cartoon went beyond satire

August 31, 2014 I am writing with amazement and frustration at the irresponsible liberties The News and Sentinel took on the Thursday, Aug. 21, opinion page. more »»



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