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Is fluoridation the way to go?

April 13, 2014 Take a careful sip of water: Harvard University scientists released a study in July 2012 through the U.S. more »»

Columnist misses the point

April 13, 2014 It’s been said that there are three types of lies: lies, damn lies, and columns written by Mike Myer (with apologies to S. Clemens). His latest is a doozy. more »»

Abortion bill needs to pass

April 7, 2014 I’m 100 percent against all abortions. I believe it is murder of an innocent human being who God created and has an awesome plan fo. more »»

ID at polls helps prevent fraud

April 7, 2014 It seems some people are coming to Ohio to spread the racism agenda as to the voter ID issue. I strongly support voter ID at the polls. more »»

Facts don’t substantiate claim

April 6, 2014 The newspaper published an article on March 29 which contained some very perplexing statements from gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald. more »»

A sad state of apathy

April 6, 2014 The recent forum offered by the School Board Association, presented at Parkersburg South High School last Saturday morning, provided a rare opportunity to involve everyday citizens in the process of... more »»

Road concerns fall on deaf ears

April 6, 2014 I am looking for help in getting our street repaired. This was a street taken in under the West Virginia orphan roads law a few years back, now we can’t get any help. more »»

A strong EPA protects us

April 6, 2014 After all that has happened in the state of West Virginia with the water for 300,000 people, you would think our elected officials would want more regulation. more »»

An affront to our principles

April 6, 2014 In a 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court’s Republican-appointed justices (John Roberts, Samuel Alito Jr. more »»

NRA owed a debt of gratitude

April 6, 2014 I would like to respond to two letters in the March 23 News and Sentinel, written by Jerry Payne and Ralph Chambers. more »»

A call for the unborn

April 6, 2014 Last Friday the Governor of West Virginia shocked everyone with his decision to veto the “Unborn Pain Capable Act” which would have outlawed abortions after 20 weeks when it has been medically prove... more »»

Governor’s lack of compassion

April 6, 2014 On March 28, after the close of business, Gov. Tomblin vetoed the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. more »»

Mayor Newell’s money grab

April 6, 2014 Mayor Newell wants to raise your taxes almost $5 million. Full stop. That should be the take home message. Don’t be distracted by all the talk of “Home Rule. more »»

Welcoming home Vietnam vets

April 6, 2014 I recently attended and participated in the Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony March 29 at the Parkersburg City Park. There was a crowd of about 200 people. more »»

A responsibility to the future

March 30, 2014 This letter is in regards to the News and Sentinel’s mention of support for the proposed cracker plant by all those who stand to make a lot of money with its inception. more »»

Welcoming all veterans

March 30, 2014 Regarding the March 23 letter to the editor in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, titled “Remember All Our Veterans,” Ms. more »»

Soccer devotee deserves honor

March 30, 2014 The Marietta Soccer League Board of Directors would like to congratulate long-time board member, referee, coach, referee assignor and trainer, and overall soccer enthusiast Karl Kronberg for his... more »»

Always think like Madison

March 30, 2014 Many have sound reasons for the Second Amendment: hunting, self defense, collecting, competitive marksmanship, etc. more »»

Thinking for yourself

March 30, 2014 An informed and educated electorate is a fundamental building block of any successful democrac. more »»

Speak out for senior citizens

March 30, 2014 I am writing because of an ongoing threat to the Medicare Advantage program. Back in 2010, Congress approved $200 billion in cuts to the program as part of the Affordable Care Act. more »»



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