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Letters to the editor

Demand change at the Lubeck PSD

As a resident of Washington and customer of Lubeck PSD I am not surprised to see another increase in rates. I am very disappointed in the commission’s choice. They act like they have no choice but to approve the rate, however they do. They appoint the board members to the PSD. Instead of ...

Be a climate voter

Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action is a voluntary association on file with the WV Secretary of State’s Office and works on both sides of the Ohio River to organize, mobilize, educate on and build coalitions around addressing anthropogenic (human-caused) global climate change. We have been around ...

Letter to our U.S. Senators

As a citizen of West Virginia and the United States, I am truly concerned about the rush to appoint a judge to the Supreme Court. You did not do it after Judge Scalia died in February 2016. Why the rush? So, the president can be assured of a second term? So, the Patient Protection and ...

To the citizens of Vienna

On Nov. 3 or before please consider a change for mayor, city recorder and all new council members except councilman Mike Elam. Just a little reminder, your water and sewer rates took a big jump. The senior citizens all lost their credit on the police fee. The ones who voted for the increase ...

Conspiracy to rule the world

With everything that has happened this year, would you believe it is part of a conspiracy to take over the world? I can hear some people right now saying you have to be crazy to say there is a conspiracy to take over the world. I know this is what is happening right now everywhere in the ...

Another round of lies

On Sept. 27, the News and Sentinel, printed “Chapter 1” of a letter to the editor titled “A look at Biden’s America.” It was a short collection of political absurdities and lies about Joe Biden and none of it was supported by anything resembling facts. All of those lies and claims in ...

A coincidence?

As part of my daily discipline, I read the Bible for 15 to 30 minutes each night. The readings are based on a three-year cycle of Scripture readings that is used by The Episcopal Church and most mainline Protestant denominations. A publication called Forward Day by Day lists the scriptures and ...

Not that easy

Here we go again, another election and the Democrats are going to take your guns. At a recent Trump rally, Trump said, “if Joe Biden is elected he will take your guns and your Second Amendment rights.” If Biden is elected he can’t do either one! So once again Trump has lied to us. Or ...

Who would you be?

I’ve read and studied the events of the Holocaust and one question always strikes me: Who would you be? One picture comes to mind called “The last Jew of Vinnitsa” and focuses the question very well. In the photo there is a young clean shaven German soldier aiming his weapon at the head ...

Biden’s America: Part III

One last letter please, on what it would be like living in Biden’s America. In Biden’s America, the U.S. would again be bound by the ridiculous Paris Climate Accord, while China, India and Singapore would continue polluting earth’s air and oceans. Biden has stated that he would re-enter ...

Be careful writing off West Virginia

We’re so used to being the underdog, the joke, the cast off, the last to get “progress” that we’ve become pretty resilient. We’ve been neglected by our government — on all levels. Folks are desperate for someone who will help. It’s that desperation that has caused West ...

An act of kindness

I’m a 91-year-old Vienna resident. My granddaughter who lives with me wasn’t feeling too well one day and asked me if I would go and get her some chicken noodle soup and a bottle of Sprite for her upset stomach. So it was off to the store I went. As I went into the store, properly covered, ...

‘Gentle Giant’ zaps petite lady

I wasn’t impressed seeing a Marietta woman being arrested at a Logan football game, and how it went down! Immediately thereafter, the Loganites came to the arresting person’s aid, stating he was the most gentle, sincere caring person to walk the streets of Logan; that she wasn’t arrested ...

Thank you for the help

Thank you to the 84 volunteers, Belpre City Schools staff, sponsors, health department and community who offered support to the 3rd annual Belpre Cross-Country Invitational, held Sept. 19. The middle school race was hosted Sept. 17, and required an extra evening of work and effort. The recent ...

A deficit of facts

The 9/27 News and Sentinel printed a letter to the editor titled “A look at Biden’s America.” I think that letter writer crawled out from under his flat rock just to entertain us all with a bunch of laughable lies about what will happen if Biden is elected. Gee! Where does one start when ...

More on Biden’s America

I have more on what it would be like to live in Biden’s America. In Biden’s America, the U.S. would become more dependent on China for our medicines and medical supplies, etc. China would hack our computers and steal our technology unrestrained with no fear of reprisal, by the U.S. ...

Pre-existing conditions

West Virginia reports more than 15,000 COVID-19 cases and adds another thousand a week. The number of deaths exceeds 350. After only six months of experience, COVID-19 long-haulers report 10 percent “recovered” may have long-term effects. These include fatigue and heart and lung ...

Who should we vote for?

We might be able to say there are only two people to vote for in the office of president, but that is not true. There is also vice president. Who should we vote for as vice president? If President Donald Trump were elected and something would happen to him, who would be president? We know who ...

President slams West Virginia

During the presidential debate on Sept. 30, Trump alleged that West Virginia absentee ballots were found in streams. I am outraged and saddened. The News and Sentinel has published several articles on voting procedure, both absentee and in person. Our County Clerk, the Wood County Commission, ...

What is Marxism?

The fact that we see the confidence of Marxists in our country becomes evident when they openly admit their beliefs. I assume the writer in the Sept. 20 newspaper who states he is a liberal and a Marxist fully expects readers to believe everything he espouses. Before you are tempted to do ...