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Community makes sale success

May 8, 2016 Thanks to our donors, patrons, and hardworking volunteers, the Friends of the Parkersburg-Wood County Public Library raised over $3,000 at our spring book sale this past weekend to benefit the... more »»

Why not list fines?

May 8, 2016 I received a minor traffic offense in the city of Vienna last week. As I scanned the ticket for the amount due, I realized the fee wasn’t listed anywhere on the ticket. more »»

Taxpayers pay for campaigns?

May 8, 2016 After reading an article in the paper on how much money Kasich’s campaign is costing us in Ohio, I was very upset and mad. more »»

2nd Amendment in no danger

May 1, 2016 Mr. Steve Wolverton is on a roll. The News and Sentinel recently printed a couple of his letters to the editor. I responded to one in a very negative manner. more »»

Before it's too late

May 1, 2016 The extraction and burning of fossil fuels by corporate energy companies in America is fueled by greed with no consideration for even their own grandchildren let alone the children of the rest of th... more »»

Do your election homework

May 1, 2016 I am asked every day who I am voting for sheriff. I am a Democrat, and the answer is I cannot vote for any of them. I am then asked if I was Republican, who would I vote for. more »»

Library levy not new

May 1, 2016 The library levy for the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library appearing on the May 10 primary election ballot needs clarification beyond what has been provided through various sources. more »»

Buying local builds local giving

May 1, 2016 When was the last time your charitable gift of $100 became $200 or even $300? Tuesday, May 3, starting at 12:01 a.m. more »»

Del. Mike Azinger is misguided

May 1, 2016 A few weeks ago, W.Va. Delegate Mike Azinger, now a candidate for the state Senate, was given space to electioneer in the Sunday News and Sentinel editorial page. more »»

Some thoughts on gun control

May 1, 2016 We seem to have a real discussion in progress regarding gun control. Why is this even a subject of debate in a civilized society? Sadly, the reason is gree. more »»

'Climate change' as a religion

May 1, 2016 Do you ever wonder why the term “global warming” has been changed to “climate change?” When you hear our government leaders, scientists, and teachers broadcast “climate change” we all understand the... more »»

Hendershot worthy of vote

April 26, 2016 I feel it necessary to inform the readers that Debbie Hendershot is qualified for the position of Wood County magistrate. more »»

People are only stirring the pot

April 25, 2016 A few thoughts after attending the April 11 Fairness West Virginia meeting at the Parkersburg Municipal Building: 1) The city council woman who has drafted legislation for the non-discrimination act... more »»

Natural gas is not the solution

April 24, 2016 I’ve just read Dr. Robert W. Chase’s letter to the editor in the News and Sentinel, and I have to say Dr. more »»

Rockefeller's judgment is sound

April 24, 2016 Public discussion in the editorial section provides a significant opportunity for readers to evaluate and agree or disagree with ideas, therefore, to learn, standardize, and hopefully improve... more »»

U.N. treaty still a threat to U.S.

April 24, 2016 After reading Mr. Chambers’ letter attacking me for my letter “Support the N.R.A.,” I had to respond. If Obama is not the number one anti-gun dude in the country, he is certainly right up ther. more »»

Truth on chiropractic physicians

April 24, 2016 It came as a big surprise when a Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic report found a significant number of Americans think doctors of chiropractic have two years or less of higher education. more »»

Tranquill deserves support

April 24, 2016 I am writing this letter in support of Robert “Bob” Tranquill for Wood County Assessor. more »»

Brown should get your vote

April 24, 2016 I believe with the upcoming primary election for Parkersburg mayor occurring next month, that there should be a debate held for the three Republican candidate. more »»

Here we go again

April 24, 2016 The time has come to vote, and see what we end up with. I do something I believe everyone should do. I write down who I am going to vote for, before I go vote. more »»



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