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Letters to the editor

Be safe around water this summer

Summer is the time of year in which kids and adults are tempted to cool off in pools, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, swimming holes, and oceans. As the temperatures rise, so does the risk of drowning. An average of 3,960 people fatally drown in the U.S. each year. That’s 11 each day and ...

Disappointed in Parkersburg

I woke up this morning and read the paper in amazement. What kind of city do I live in? The city council in this town of ours is infected with ignorance. Do they not know that with a town that is full of drug activity, bringing in help to try and fix the problem is the best we can ask for? We ...

Who will cry?

“Duane” came into my life when I was a homebound teacher for Wood County. He and another eighth-grade boy were the last ones known to be in the boys’ bathroom before the toilet paper roll there was discovered to be on fire. He was expelled for the remainder of the school term, seven ...

Manchin on thin ice

I’m writing to express my disdain for the misleading ad touting HR 1 “the For the People Act,” as protecting the integrity of future elections, while it does the exact opposite. The ad, paid for by the West Virginia Freedom Alliance Action Fund, is running on certain local TV ...

Invest in renewables

I read the article in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel for July 13, 2021 where Representative McKinley was in Parkersburg talking about carbon capture and the need to invest in it instead of eliminating coal and gas powered generation of our electricity. From the scorching heat, the wild ...

Get back to melting pot

History, in George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984,” had no connection to reality and was formed and framed by Big Brother. The July 11 political cartoon by Mike Luckovich published on page 3D showed a teacher reading to her class from a book titled “GOP Approved U.S. History.” The ...