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Christianity abused for bigotry

April 12, 2015 In the early 1800s, the Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled in the Dred Scott Case that blacks could be discriminated against simply because they were another color than the white... more »»

Religious laws unnecessary

April 12, 2015 A controversy about rights recently reached a boiling point when the state legislatures of Arkansas and Indiana decided to pass so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act Laws. more »»

Privatization changes overdue

April 12, 2015 Irritated at the Sunday letter regarding the alleged poor performance of charter schools, I just had to write in to point out the abysmal bureaucratic alternative to this long-needed change toward... more »»

Halfway house a bad idea

April 12, 2015 I would like to thank Larry Headlee and all of the people who sat at Reno School collecting names for the petition. I was not surprised with the response from our elected officials. more »»

Cartoons not funny, unfair

April 12, 2015 For many years, I have praised The Parkersburg News and Sentinel as the best one I have ever encountered, but I must admit it has dropped from such a high position since the editions of March 31 and... more »»

Charter policy must be fixed

April 5, 2015 Many of you may have read previous letters I submitted telling you about how our state is pouring thousands of dollars into poorly performing for-profit charter schools. more »»

Artsbridge shines with VSAF

April 5, 2015 On Thursday, March 19, Artsbridge brought 325 students with special needs to WVU-P for the 17th Very Spectacular Arts Festival. more »»

Help end sexual violence

April 5, 2015 April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a great opportunity to become more aware of sexual violence in all forms including unwanted, unwelcome, non-consensual sexual activit. more »»

Spring Job Fair a success

April 5, 2015 It was a privilege to host the recent Spring Job Fair on Thursday, March 19, which brought 50 different hiring employers to the Washington State campus to speak with over 200 job seekers. more »»

What does the Bible say?

April 5, 2015 I read the letter in Sunday’s paper, a considerable portion of which related to abortion and anti-abortion laws. more »»

Public must keep up pressure

April 5, 2015 The recent power struggles at city hall have cast our city in a poor light. In the past week, as council faced much needed pressure from the citizens, our mayor has showed his true colors. more »»

Hall’s solution will end district

March 29, 2015 It’s been said that when your only tool is a hammer everything begins to look like a nail. more »»

Maroon, gold flags appreciated

March 29, 2015 I would like to thank Tom Ruf and John Knapp for putting up the maroon and gold flags along Highland Avenue in Williamstown Wednesday morning, March 18. more »»

Band laid foundation for career

March 29, 2015 I can still vividly remember my introduction to playing an instrument during my 5th grade year at Lubeck Elementary School. more »»

Reaping what is sown in W.Va.

March 29, 2015 With this new batch of Republican House and Senate members that have taken over the majority, we have finally reached the bottom of the barrel. more »»

Helmets are a necessity

March 29, 2015 As a professional who supports and encourages all efforts to prevent and raise awareness of brain injuries, I want to be sure and inform our citizens that March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. more »»

Brace for presidential race

March 29, 2015 The media will be awash with fantasies of Cruz talk. more »»

Music education is crucial

March 22, 2015 This letter is written in response to the Board of Education’s proposed cuts to fifth-grade instrumental music programs. more »»

Fraudulent health claims

March 22, 2015 Recently, advertisements have promoted the use of chiropractic for the prevention and treatment of childhood illnesse. more »»

McCrady had a big impact

March 22, 2015 When Stonewall Jackson died from a wound he suffered in battle, General Lee moaned, “I have lost my right arm. more »»



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