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Letters to the editor

Then and now

Dr. Null asked a very interesting question. What did happen to Parkersburg? Well the answer to that question, Dr. Null, is time changes and communities change. When we allow those who seek political office, claiming that if voted for they can fix things and make it better for everyone, then get ...

Thank you for the faith

A big thank you to staff reporter Ron Johnston for not being “afraid” to start his report on the boys South/Warren game with the plea for prayers for Bill Camp’s mother Linda — many were said as the medical emergency took place in front of us. At one point, complete silence went over ...

West Virginia needs effective leadership

West Virginia needs a governor who cares about everyday West Virginians. Everyday West Virginians built this state, its roads, its factories, its businesses and its heritage. It was not built by billionaires, their friends or by out of state corporations. Our state is being held back by Jim ...

Keep Feathers on commission

I am voting for Ron Feathers in the upcoming election for one reason. He fought the EPA for six years on the Devola Sewer. The only reason he lost is that the court refused to consider the science of the issue. Now that the court has spoken, Feathers has vowed to follow the court order and see ...

Democrats and downfall

I remember an old expression growing up. It was, don’t wish your life away for life was short. Well this is one year I’d like to fast-forward through as I watch this Democrat train wreck of a campaign. Just when you see a headline and say to yourself they can’t get any crazier than that, ...

Keep White as commissioner

Commissioner David White is up for re-election. His name will appear on your Republican primary ballot. I encourage you to join me in giving David White your vote. As your County Auditor, I work alongside Commissioner White on the general budget, as well as other projects. I know him to be a ...

Grateful for the support

To our family, friends and many supporters; You have truly touched our hearts with your love, friendship, offers of help and assistance, and the generous support you showed at the benefit held in aid of our family. It was a wonderful occasion and showed us clearly how joy can be found in ...

Do some healthy research

I get a bronchial infection once a year so I usually go to one of the express-care medical units in Parkersburg. In December I went to my usual medical unit and saw the signage had changed. Since I don’t have health insurance I usually self-pay when I check in, usually around $115. This time ...

Thank you, Sen. Manchin

I want to thank Senator Manchin for voting to remove President Trump from office. The decision couldn’t have been easy in our state that voted so heavily for Trump in 2016. But Senator Manchin asked his constituents to contact him and his office the last few weeks to get our input. He kept us ...

Writer makes Pitts’ point

I’d like to respond to a letter in the Feb. 9 issue. The writer has a problem with Leonard Pitts’ article from the previous Sunday. She wonders why any “respectable newspaper” would publish it. Mr. Pitts is a Pulitzer Prize winner, in the commentary category. He also happens to be my ...

Climate change a spiritual issue

As someone who spent the first twenty years of his life as a devout Christian, I’ve long been baffled by the church’s unwillingness to confront the issue of climate change. “The gospel call to love one’s neighbor is, in our time and place, most fully a call to do something about ...

Christian nationalism a threat

I am an officer and board member for an organization called Mid-Ohio Valley Atheists and Humanists. We at MOVAH have in the past couple of years partnered with Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) on issues involving outside religious groups in public schools and more recently on an issue ...

A shameful halftime show

I am not a great speaker nor a great writer, however writing is my voice. I watched the Super Bowl on Feb. 2. I had not watched one for several years. I was amazed at this game. Both teams were evenly matched. Flags and penalties were in short supply. Fights between players on opposing teams ...

Put Pitts column in its place

I was perusing a copy of Sunday’s News and Sentinel when I came across a column by Leonard Pitts and I wondered. Why would any respectable newspaper give this man even a half inch of column space? After I read his racist, hate-filled angst, I was faced with a dilemma. How do I retire this ...

Join the Alzheimer’s fight

The 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s — Mid-Ohio Valley is months away, but the planning already has begun and we invite anyone who’d like to help us in our fight against Alzheimer’s disease to join us! We are seeking volunteers to help our planning committee, which works in the months ...

Kudos to commissioners

As a resident of Wood County, I would like to thank the Wood County Commissioners for their stance on the Constitution of the United States. I feel that as a citizen of our country it is important to support the Constitution as a whole. I keep a copy of the Constitution where it is handy to ...

This is why West Virginia can’t wait

West Virginia Can’t Wait is a movement to win a people’s government, and the first candidate for office to sign on was Stephen Smith. We need a change. As he says, this should be the richest time in state history. Still, we’re losing people — by one estimate, 41 people a day are leaving ...

Don’t give in to hate

Impeachment equals hate. Do not hate, choose love. Charles Leisure Elizabeth

Precedent may backfire

If President Trump were removed from office, on such flimsy charges as abuse of power, obstruction of Congress, etc., imagine the precedent the Democrats would have set. Future presidents would be at the mercy of the majority party in Congress. Any time the majority party disagreed with the ...

Tolerating slaughter

61,628,584 American babies slaughtered. Disgusting, sickening, immoral, and nothing but pure evil, are those who demanded, performed, assisted, legalized and financed these horrible crimes against the most innocent babies in this country. These slaughters will be dealt with when Jesus ...