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W.Va. doesn’t need Manchin

July 6, 2014 I thought I was going to choke when I heard U. S. Sen. Joe Manchin say on Fox News he was considering coming back to West Virginia to run for governor. more »»

Destroying the air that we breathe

June 30, 2014 The Environmental Protection Agency proposals were not even released on June 2nd, when groups such as the U.S. more »»

Education doesn’t end with diploma

June 30, 2014 A recent notice of the death of Lucille Kessel, the widow of Carrol Kessel, brings memories of a neighbor in rural Jackson County whose knowledge of the use of the recent acquirement of electricity... more »»

Don’t lock restrooms during events

June 30, 2014 Why were the restrooms at the City Park locked during the Multi-Cultural Festival? The only restrooms available were the ones in the pavilion. more »»

Ideologies not just one issue

June 29, 2014 This is in response to “No way to meet in the middle” by Patrick Radcliff, in the June 22 edition of the News and Sentinel. more »»

Great people helping out

June 29, 2014 One recent news item that has affected my family and the community is movie night in the park. I think that the movie night for families is a great ide. more »»

‘Bitter after-taste’ for Iraq

June 29, 2014 Thomas Sowell’s column on American efforts to create democracy in Iraq raises a good point, “that you can’t create instant democracy like you are making instant coffee. more »»

VA transportation unreliable

June 29, 2014 One recent news item that has affected the community is the scandal regarding the VA hospitals. Although it is more on a national level as opposed to a local one, it is still close to my heart. more »»

Right concerns, wrong decade

June 29, 2014 A lady wrote in last Sunday expressing concern over the direction the country was headed. She not only mentioned Iraq, but also some domestic issues. more »»

Garrison will fight for kids

June 29, 2014 Every child deserves an education that enhances her cognitive, physical and emotional development and abilities. more »»

No way to meet in middle

June 22, 2014 A recent Pew survey confirms that America has become increasingly politically polarized. Ten percent of voters report they are liberal and 10 percent conservative. more »»

Obama’s fiddling overture

June 22, 2014 My question now is, can the United States survive two more years under Barack Obama’s so-called leadership? This is the most inept, rotten administration of my 91 years. more »»

Not showing respect to others

June 22, 2014 Funerals are a very trying time for everyone involved. They are also a dangerous time for the funeral procession because people have no manners or respect for the dead and their families. more »»

Stationed at Ashford General?

June 22, 2014 I was stationed at the Greenbrier Resort, then named Ashford General Hospital during World War II. more »»

Gas prices higher here

June 22, 2014 As I recently traveled south imagine my surprise as I passed the travel plazas on the West Virginia Turnpike with gas prices 20 cents cheaper than the Mid-Ohio Valley. more »»

Godbey maintenance lacking

June 22, 2014 I recently took my grandson to a ballgame at Godbey Field in Parkersburg and was appalled at the condition of the grounds. more »»

Answering for their actions

June 22, 2014 Thanks to Jaqueline Miller, of Parkersburg. I love and support what she wrote in the paper. The fines for these actions could never be enough. That’s dealing with God’s precious animals. more »»

The real enemies within

June 15, 2014 While the flood of hatred toward the President and his policies has become a trickle compared to 2010, the Sunday edition of The News and Sentinel usually contains at least one or two letters, long... more »»

Needed: Common-sense leaders

June 15, 2014 This week the House Majority Leader was defeated in the Virginia primary. Soon, a runoff election in Mississippi may give us another incumbent Republican to lose in his state’s primary. more »»

Don’t reserve Point Park seats

June 15, 2014 During the first Point Park concert series event it was obvious that the citizens of Parkersburg were snookered when it comes to notification of reserved seatin. more »»



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