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Letters to the editor

Where to begin?

On Nov. 21, the News and Sentinel printed a letter titled “Real loss if Biden wins,” which was in response to a letter I wrote on Nov. 15. I love it when I am challenged to defend my position. Gee whiz, where do I start? Let’s start with the truth, which was sadly absent in all 14 ...

Not my president redux

In response to the letter on Nov. 15 titled “Dodging a bullet.” The author said “Donald Trump can’t open his miserable mouth without puking up another lie.” I personally can’t call Biden a liar because he is incapable of even remembering what office he is running for. What he says ...

Only want a fair election

Donald Trump may be the most maligned president in American history. Before the election, his campaign was spied on by the FBI. After he took office, he was further spied on. The news media hounded him for nearly four years over alleged Russia collusion. After numerous investigations, ...

Biden is the end of the American dream

This is another response to the letter titled “Dodging the bullet” with a Biden victory, printed Nov. 15. First, the horrible ungodly name-calling showed me the letter writer’s character of what kind of person he really is. God help him. The apparent (no doubt from voter fraud) victory ...

‘Thanks’giving

My husband was at Aldi shopping. A nice lady had left her purse on the counter. He caught up with her outside the door and told her she had left her purse inside. She was so grateful, she told him there were still honest people around and thanked him. When he was in Piggly Wiggly, when he ...

About American civilization

“America is great because America is good. When she ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.” Those words are attributed to Alexis De Tocqueville, a French political scientist and historian who came to America in 1831 to study prisons, but became fascinated by the goodness of the ...

Do better protecting each other

The “personal liberty” vs. “for the good of society” debates that have been endemic to the epidemic surely puzzle me. Think of our parents (grand-parents to me) as part of the “Greatest Generation” (born ’10-’24) and how they approached the challenges and hardships of the Great ...

Thank you for the support

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s Mid-Ohio Valley planning committee would like to thank the community for its continued support of the walk and its efforts to raise awareness and funds. More than 5 million people across the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s and hundreds of thousands more care for ...

Virus still a threat

I’m staying home for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The pandemic is not a hoax. Over 250,000 people have died and if we all just followed CDC guidelines of wearing a mask, keeping a distance from each other, not attending large gatherings and washing our hands often, we could slow the spread of ...

The real loss is if Biden wins

This is in response to the letter titled “dodging a bullet with a Biden victory in the Nov. 15 paper. Apparently the author has been living on Mars for the last 12 years or watching CNN and MSNBC nonsense. A Biden victory means little hope and no leadership in the White House for four ...

Time for real climate efforts

It’s become a fad of late for government, corporate and industrial entities to promise emissions reductions by the end of the decade and carbon neutrality by mid-century. These goals and commitments, at the very least, offer tacit acknowledgments of the climate crisis we find ourselves in and ...

Help economy AND climate recover

It’s safe to say that a lot of interesting things happened on Nov. 3. But chief among them to me was a segment during Fox News’ election night coverage, during which hosts examined a voter analysis of average Americans’ opinions on a range of various issues. Now, bear in mind, this is ...

Dodging a bullet with Biden’s victory

Donald Trump’s defeat on Nov. 3 was a giant weight lifted off the nation’s shoulders. Biden’s victory brought hope. Biden’s victory guarantees competent leadership in the Oval Office. And Biden’s victory also solved another problem. Donald Trump can’t open his miserable mouth ...

Put kids’ safety first

What is wrong with the Board of Education wanting to send the kids back to school four days a week? If the restaurants and other businesses here in Parkersburg cannot open up to full capacity what makes them think that it’s safe for the kids to go back to school full time? Gov. Jim Justice ...

Writer wrong on gun rights

In response to the letter headlined “Not that easy,” dated Oct. 18 about gun rights, the writer is wrong on several fronts. The right to bear arms IS a bread and butter issue that affects family lives, especially to those who face daily threat of crime and violence in their homes or ...

So much hate

This is the second time I am writing this letter. The first time I was so mad and disgusted I misspelled and skipped words. I did not realize the block where I live had so much hate and anger. A young lady came to my house selling cleaning products. She wasn’t on the corner begging for ...

Only takes a spark

It only takes a spark, remember, to set off a forest fire. A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do that. By our speech we can ruin the world, turn harmony to chaos, throw mud on a reputation, send the whole world up in smoke and go up in smoke with it, smoke right from the ...

Biden plan spelled out

Anyone who believes Biden is pro-Second Amendment should view his website, JoeBiden.com, and read under the headline “The Biden plan to end our gun violence epidemic.” Biden brags that he has twice taken on the NRA and won. In 1993, he helped push through the Brady Handgun Violence ...

The last chance

This is my last chance to write a letter to the editor this year. Some people will say this is good. I think it’s good because I don’t enjoy writing them. The book says: Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But ...

A response to Brookover

I feel I must respond to Mr. Brookover’s letter. I know everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion; you are not, however, entitled to your own set of facts. Here are the facts: Many water and sewer funds had rate increases after the WV Legislature imposed a 12 percent reserve ...