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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 »»

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 »»



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