Letters to the editor

Prayer has place in meetings

It’s time for Christians to stand up and be vocal as we are hearing of yet another attempt to silence the use of prayer in meetings. I, too, commend Justin Raber of the Board of Education for his stand. Prayer is never out of order, but silence is. Patty A. Godfrey Parkersburg

Adults ruining youth sports

Youth sports in the Mid Ohio Valley have become something much different then the learning stage of the days of yore. It is lightyears away from a time when we (as young lads and lasses) went out to play our favorite sport with friends, trying to imitate our favorite sports star. It has taken ...

Building wall worth sacrifices

That the media portrayed the government shutdown as some kind of end of the world event is pathetic. If 800,000 Americans, a lot of whom are college educated and probably making $50,000 a year or more, cannot make it several months without cash then there is something seriously wrong with them ...

Intermediate court unnecessary

I have practiced law in nearly every county in the state for almost thirty years. West Virginians do not need an intermediate court. Our population is declining; new case filings are down; and, the number of appeals to our Supreme Court continues to decline. Right now, if you lose your case in ...

The other side of confrontation

I was dismayed by the article on page 3A of the paper on Sunday, Jan. 20. The article titled “Students in ‘MAGA’ hats mock Native American after rally” by the AP is misleading at best. This “Native American” Nathan Phillips is an activist who has an entourage of cameras follow him ...

Put prayer back in BOE meeting

After reading your Jan. 10 article concerning the Wood Board of Education replacing prayer with silence, I had to write and thank BOE Justin Raber for standing up for God. Too often our nation is allowing Satan to silence Christians in this country. I hope and pray the clergy of Wood County ...

Trump far from the worst

In this past Sunday’s paper, there was a vile Trump-hating letter where the author accused President Trump of being racist, incompetent and generally a horrible president. First, the most crooked president we had in the past 100 years was Lyndon B. Johnson. He would not communicate with ...

A look at Pelosi, Schumer

Satire has been a great tool used in editorials for centuries. Satirical editorials sometimes employ ridiculous rhetoric, to point out perceived wrongs in a society. If some of you readers know me, don’t suffer a cardiac infarction. I have changed my mind on several points. I no longer ...

On the McCarthyite among us

Please, Lord! Save our poorly educated confused children from the grasp of a totally corrupt, leftist-leaning, commie-loving, public education system. Amen. Essentially, that was the basic message in a letter to the editor on Jan. 13 titled, “Youth are being brainwashed.” It was 12 ...

Crisis on the border is real

How many readers of the News and Sentinel know what the following people have in common? Josie Bluhn, Marten Kudlis, Breanna Schneller, Ofc. Henry Canales, Ofc. Shane Figueroa, Hunter Javens, Jesse Javens, Emilee Olsen, Reed Stevens, Pierce Corcoran, Sarah Root, Kaybrin Osborne, Halle Young, ...

Religion vital to culture

Why in the world is the News and Sentinel allowing a tiny group of atheists to use the paper to push their graceless and pushy propaganda? I am referring to the op-ed published in Wednesday’s editorial page that referred to their “Freedom From Religion Day.” I guess they want us to be ...

Stop paying Congress

There is a very simple solution to this government shutdown — put federal employees back to work immediately and DO NOT pay anyone in the Senate and House until this situation is resolved. It’s time for both parties to quit being self-serving for their party. Bud Rollins Parkersburg

West Virginia should just say no to marijuana

Thank you for your common sense opinion in the Sunday, Jan. 6, paper, in regard to the need for a study on marijuana. I, too, am questioning the delegate from Kanawha County wishing to decriminalize marijuana. First of all, as a retired law enforcement officer and parent of a son who ...

Trump doesn’t get a free pass

The Jan. 6 News and Sentinel printed a letter to the-editor titled “Unpatriotic to attack Trump.” That letter was a real hoot. The letter repeated some of the most notorious absurdities invented by Donald Trump in the past three years. When Trump started his presidential campaign three ...

Youth are being brainwashed

What chance do young people have in today’s progressive Marxist society? “Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.” —Vladimir Lenin From a child’s first awareness, they hear, see and study extreme left-wing liberalism. This progressive idealism is ...

A special visit from Santa Claus

A couple of days before Christmas, a man pulled up in a car in front of my house with a woman and two children. When I answered the doorbell, the man handed me a basket of fruit and said “You probably don’t remember me, but I am one of your ‘trick or treaters.’” My mouth flew open ...

Senior services are vital

As a new year begins, let us wait and see what the Board of Directors of the Wood County Senior Citizens Association Inc. will do next. They seem to enjoy telling a story but not the whole story. For example, since Dec. 6 through Dec. 20, 2018, there have been no less than four articles in the ...

Unpatriotic to attack Trump

We, the American people, are truly at a crossroads in our political landscape. Roughly, about half of our politicians no longer appreciate what makes America special when compared to the rest of the world. For instance, there is very little doubt that a border wall will work as a cost ...

Thank you for the support

Can you imagine what it would be like to suddenly be disconnected from your home and friends, have no place to stay, and not know how to navigate the complex social services networks available locally in order to get back on your feet? At Latrobe Street Mission we do, and we have provided a ...

Agenda driven news?

Readers of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel in the Dec. 31 edition were treated to a front page with the headline “Village mourns second child dead in U.S. custody.” This was not the first headline covering this tragedy as reported by the Parkersburg News and Sentinel. Wednesday’s ...