Letters to the editor

Impeach Obama to save nation

We understand loyalty to a political party. It is time to set aside loyalty to one's party and face reality. "Die-hard Obama supporters" will likely never accept the fact this president has done great wrong and endeavors to do greater wrong.Speaking of Obama, former President Clinton recently ...

Health care workers are heroes

As you prepare for the festivities of the Christmas season and try to remember and show appreciation to others with a gift and/or token of appreciation, remember the health care workers and staff in nursing homes.I am currently engaged in eldercare with my 95-year-old mother, who is a long-term ...

Doonesbury is too offensive

I'm curious. Do you really think that rape is an appropriate topic to cover in the Sunday comics?I'm referring to the Dec. 8 episode of Doonesbury. I won't give the whole plot line of the comic, but to summarize, a female soldier tries to report a rape committed by her superior officer to the ...

No help for Alzheimer’s patient

I would love to know the purpose of the Adult Protective Services. I would also like to know who protects senior citizens from themselves when they suffer from dementia, are living alone in a mobile home with no utilities whatsoever that has burned twice from two different kerosene heaters? The ...

W.Va.’s woeful power system

Once again thousands of homes and businesses in West Virginia have been left in the dark, prompting people to ask whether utilities should be forced to relocate power lines underground to keep them safer.Logical? Yes. But costly, so they say.Those who favor direct power-line burial say it's ...

Obama isn’t Nelson Mandela

I feel the necessity to mention Jules Witcover's column in Wednesday's News and Sentinel. Usually, I don't read his scribblings because he is such a toady to the left wing. This time I was stopped by the headline, which led me to believe that Nelson Mandela would be part of the topic.What it ...

Picking and choosing our laws

Again and again we see where those politicians who support "Obamacare" cite the fact it is "the law of the land" as the reason it must be implemented. What nonsense.Obviously it is already a dismal failure with dire consequences for the health care of this nation over the next couple of years. ...

Vote for candidate, not party

I read Augie Pitrolo's comments about the need to vote only for Republicans as the way to solve our problems. It would be better if voting a straight ticket were not an option.I had an aunt who did not like John F, Kennedy but had to because he was a Democrat. When voting, a person should look ...

Children’s chorus a special gift

Most all the schools in the valley have children or youth choirs. Many churches in the valley have children or youth choirs. But the one special thing that this valley has is a special children's choir which many folks are not aware of being present. I am speaking of the Smoot Theater ...

Scam targeting people over 65

How many Parkersburg area residents have received telemarketing calls about Life Alert products? I got my first call last spring. I thought my four grown children had signed me up for a program I neither wanted nor needed. My kids eventually convinced me they were innocent of the crime. But the ...

Protect Tennessee Walkers

Sen. Rockefeller chairs the committee handling the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (S. 1406/H.R.1518). We urge him to do all he can to get this important legislation enacted quickly. The bill will strengthen existing federal law on soring, the despicable practice of inflicting pain on ...

Stand up for your country

What about the chicken they let go in North Korea? He said he was sorry for killing the enemy. Well in my opinion North Korea made a mistake by letting him go. They should have kept him and Joe Biden both.What kind of a man would shame his country like that? Did you notice that there was not ...

Fracking, cracker not the same

Since consideration is being given to building a natural gas cracker plant in West Virginia, it might be well to ask, "just what is a cracker plant?"Many people might associate fracking for fracturing with cracker. They are not the same. Fracking has to do with a process used in the well ...

Fed workers paid their share

Federal employees have already lost more to deficit reduction than any other group of Americans. We've lost $90 billion in three years of frozen pay. We've lost $15 billion in higher mandatory retirement contributions for new hires. We've lost billions more from Sequestration furloughs.Nobody ...

Unfounded and factless

A certain letter writer this past week attempted to defend their dislike for the President of the United States, commander and chief and follower of Jesus Christ Barack Obama. He tries like so many others to connect our president to Islam but falls flat. He offers nothing that shows that our ...

Taking away handicap spots

During the recent Christmas parade I noticed a Marietta business set merchandise in parking spots, including a handicap spot, keeping people from parking there. When people parked there ahead of them putting the stuff there they were told to move. I decided to call the store today to find out ...

Ravenswood and neglect

Most of us know that history can be found in books and documents, but what about the histories that live in our buildings. The last remaining Grand Old Ladies of Ravenswood may not stand the test of time.The possibility of these genuine historic buildings at Riverfront Park being left to ...

W.Va. 68 needs cell towers

A few years ago the Belleville area along West Virginia 68, heading from Parkersburg to Ravenswood, was hit by a tornado. In the following days an article in the paper stated that first responders couldn't even communicate, in such an important time, due to no towers in the area to get a signal ...

Obama and the middle class

The lunatic left was out in full force blasting "the rich," Bill O'Reilly and somehow the religious right. Y'all need some feedback.To the guy blaming Goldman-Sachs and Lehman Brothers for ruining the economy - be careful here. You forget that GS has a well-worn path to the Obama White House ...

Enjoying a real turkey

At a time when most people in the U.S. are looking forward to a Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings, Preston Nelson is once again touting the vegan life as more healthy and "life-affirming" in his Nov. 26 letter. At first, I found his reasons for chucking the turkey at Thanksgiving quite ...