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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 »»

Turning trash into energy

August 10, 2014 In winter, I live in Pinellas County, Fla. There, they profit from their trash by converting 90 percent of it into energy in a small electrical power plant, selling this to the Duke Energy Corp. more »»

Stealing from children

August 10, 2014 I just wanted to let the person or persons who found it necessary to break into a home on Spring and 17th streets that was damaged by fire know what a terrible person they are to steal from a single... more »»

EPA puts policy over people

August 10, 2014 All pain and no gain. It doesn’t sound like much fun. But that’s what we’re in for with the newest proposal out of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA. more »»

A David before Goliath

August 10, 2014 Oh, little Israel, the size of New Jersey, once overrun by so many surrounding nations, with its people dispersed to the four corners of the earth where they often suffered, for centuries no place t... more »»

Blindly supporting a bad law

August 10, 2014 A recent letter indicated that anyone against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is uncaring. more »»

L-A VFD appreciates support

August 10, 2014 The L-A Fire and Rescue social held on July 19, 2014, was a success. The support we receive not only at the social but also throughout the year is appreciated. more »»

A confusing traffic pattern

August 10, 2014 Has any one besides myself found the traffic pattern very odd? First you go to the Vienna WesBanco ATM and then if you want to go left back to Parkersburg, you have to go to the right lane and turn... more »»

Reid is the why we need Capito

August 3, 2014 In the July 27 News and Sentinel, three letters make the valid point that some of the issues which have deteriorated or remained unresolved under the Obama Administration are bipartisan in origin. more »»

Great job on Spencer Park

August 3, 2014 I would like to applaud the efforts of the City of Vienna for the revitalization of Spencer Park on 28th Street. more »»

Stick with coffee, not Kool-Aid

August 3, 2014 I read Fred O’Neill’s response to my last letter to the editor, and had to shake my head. more »»

Building on a special history

August 3, 2014 The South girls basketball team held its annual golf tournament Saturday. It rained! It was the last day of the Wood County Fair. The Sweet Corn Festival was going on in Marietta. more »»

Pond Creek conditions terrible

August 3, 2014 I was appalled at the condition of Pond Creek Road on a recent visit to my parents in the Rockport area of Wood County. more »»

Natalie Tennant’s false promise

August 3, 2014 Please, hold up your hand if you believe Natalie Tennant will turn off Obama’s electricity. more »»



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