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Letters to the editor

Biden campaign criticisms

The Biden campaign is vehemently criticizing the handling of the coronavirus pandemic by the Trump administration. Many do not know what Joe Biden stated during the initial travel bans. Jan. 21: The first confirmed coronavirus case was documented in the U.S. It was from a man that recently ...

Thank you

I just wanted to give a very grateful thank you to the wonderful people at St. Michael’s Catholic Church for helping me catch my loose puppy dog Sunday morning, Aug. 30. She thought we were all playing a game ... we didn’t! After running around for a bit she finally went over to someone ...

Please vote early

I am 80 years old and live in an assisted/independent-living community. When the pandemic became apparent, our director acted quickly to restrict visitors, mandate masks and make other changes to keep us safe and we have had no cases of COVID-19. It’s very simple and I don’t know why folks ...

Polio Gone from Africa

In this period of political upheaval, it is gratifying to find anything to celebrate. Polio is eradicated from Africa! I rejoice. Well before the vaccine, when I was 4 1/2 years old, I had polio. I remember asking my mother to straighten my legs to ease the cramps as we rode to the hospital ...

Setting record straight

Yet again, I have garnered the attention of a local right-wing writer who feels the incessant need to tell me how wrong, liberal, Marxist, etc., I happen to be — liberal and Marxist being labels he obviously finds derogatory. Allow me to retort once more to the never-ending stream of ...

The rebuttals continue

This letter is in response to the Aug. 30 edition of the News and Sentinel, which included a rebuttal to a letter of mine. The author says he believes that I am an avid reader his. The author must not flatter himself thinking that I am an avid reader of his. I just believe most of what is ...

Keep up with maintenance

I have been listening with interest to Assistant Superintendent Mike Fling’s comments regarding all of the progress being made in readying the county’s schools for the return of students this fall. I think it is wonderful that the Williamstown and Waverly communities are getting a brand ...

Insults to injuries

After four years of Donald Trump, no one should be surprised about what comes out of his mouth or his tweets anymore. In fact, he’s been a loose cannon his entire life. However, recent revelations of him referring to our fallen soldiers and veterans as suckers and losers is shocking, ...

Don’t vote for socialism

I’m old, so I may not be around to suffer the full impact of a Democrat takeover of the White House in 2021. However, I do worry for my daughter and her family. If you haven’t studied the Venezuelan fall from capitalist abundance to socialist privation, you’d better do so before voting ...

Ignore chatter, learn more

“your a dummy!” “drink the kool-aid snowflake” “how about you go into your basement cupcake” “you need to seriously change your name to Aaron Dumbar.” These are a few of the very mature responses I received when I dared to bring up the subject of climate change on a Republican ...

Looking ahead

The election coming up on Nov. 3 is a matter of life and death if the wrong people get in office and will be the end of our Constitution and our God-given freedoms. Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness. Prayer should be the ...

Resist the devil

It is very disheartening to see all the problems in our country today. Surely people that are made in the image of God should be able to resolve their differences without afflicting so much pain on everyone. I had a brother in the Lord tell me many years ago that the farther people get away ...

Don’t let fear, hypocrisy win

“A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.” (Proverbs 19:5) Last week a reverend decided to practice a little fearmongering among the sheep of Christ. He wanted you to believe the heathens were coming for you, your flags, your Bibles and your ...

Trump telling the Big Lie

It’s worrisome listening to Trump saying over and over that voting by mail will lead to massive fraud. He has a lot of his followers believing that. This is nothing more than the “Big Lie.” The Big Lie is a tool used often by tyrants and too often with success. It’s evil and it has ...

Successful, fair voting requires planning

This year’s election is unusual because COVID-19 has made holding public meetings difficult. For this reason many of us are opting to get absentee ballots. At the same time we are concerned that the Post Office will not handle the election material quickly enough to prevent some of us being ...

Clearing the air pollution

In the Aug. 23 edition of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel, a local right-wing letter-writer decided to respond to a response I had published to Congressman David McKinley on Aug. 9. This is not surprising. He seems to be an avid reader of mine and to often feel the need to respond. But he, as ...

Help much appreciated

We would like to thank the many residents, businesses and church/civic groups who stepped up to sponsor hanging baskets, containers, trees and watering for our parks and entry areas in and around the city of Belpre. Civitan Park has seen an increase in use this year, and the support of our ...

Hold reps to task on climate

This letter is in response to the July 25 op-ed article in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel, “Thank you for Backing the Great American Outdoors Act.” I could not agree more with the authors — the Great American Outdoors Act is an investment in the people and we owe much gratitude to ...

Stand up for America

Someone has to say something. I will. Stand up, put on your mask if it is required. Go register to vote. If we do not go vote on Nov. 3 we may find our country being run by followers of the devil. You may say, how do you know this? The answer is simple. Those willing to murder the unborn ...

Thank you for the kindness

On Aug. 17, I ate dinner at Cheddar’s restaurant in Vienna. When I asked for my bill, I was told that somebody had already paid it. Whoever it was, and for whatever reason, please understand I appreciate it very much. Thank you. Joe Kennedy Belpre