Parkersburg News and Sentinelhttp://www.newsandsentinel.comTop Headlinesen-usSat, 20 Dec 2014 07:58:47 EDTSat, 20 Dec 2014 07:58:47 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssStories of Christmases pasthttp://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/601401.htmlChristmas 1865 Christmas day this year was an exceedingly merry one; the streets, though very muddy, were all day filled with happy people-some felt rather too much so.Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTChoose comics for kids carefullyhttp://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/601331.htmlWith superheroes in the pop culture mainstream like never before, chances are you know a kid who's into Spider-Man, Batman, Wolverine or Wonder Woman.Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTThe danger of political litmus testshttp://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/601175.htmlRepublicans could do far worse than naming Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, as their nominee for president in 2016. But they won't have that option. Portman revealed this week that, despite national speculation he may run for president, he will not do i.Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTOpera House usher may still be making roundshttp://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/601178.htmlIn the small town of McConnelsville, Ohio, sits an old opera house that was built in 1892. It wasn't until 1913 that silent films were shown here, and in the 1930s they began showing films with sound.Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTSeeking our inner Michelangelohttp://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/601095.htmlLast weekend, I went to a paint-and-sip party. It was a fundraiser, and I had already agreed not to do much sipping, so as to allow my fellow painters to get the full experience.Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT