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Letters to the editor

Wrong is wrong

I want to be “outspoken” for the Lord, Jesus Christ and would encourage all believers to again stand together to make our desire for our city known to our city council. Dare to be bold in your faith — remember we are as Christians a people set apart — in this world but not of this ...

A new paradigm

“Keeping Score,” by Steven Allen Adams was front page Sunday, Sept. 15. The public schools are not “making the grade,” in spite of the enormous effort of the West Virginia Department of Education, Adams reports. Schools seem to be falling backward. “West Virginia’s schools saw a ...

Impeachment steps right move

Mitch McConnell’s refusal to fund the $400 million appropriation by the Democratic controlled Congress to our states, to protect the integrity of our voting machines, voting process as the money will be used to updating our voting machines and voters records to prevent what happened in the ...

Gun laws to target criminals

I am writing this letter in response to a letter in the Sept. 8 newspaper. Already manufacturers are making bullet-proof panels of Kevlar to put in school kids’ backpacks. Prices vary, depending on the level of protection, but they are generally priced below $200. Licensed firearms dealers ...

Taking aim at NRA talking points

The News and Sentinel ran a letter to the editor on Sept. 15 titled “No magic gun control law.” That letter was 12 paragraphs of confusion. The writer began by attacking “red flag-laws.” Those laws would allow a responsible person to lawfully take guns away from a gun owner who’s ...

Liberals corrupted by hatred

It is not even amazing anymore that left-leaning liberal/progressive people will say just about anything to try and show that President Trump is corrupt and trying to make money from being president. Last Sunday’s article by Eric Engle about President Trump’s hotel/golf course is just a ...

No need for intermediate court

West Virginians presently have the absolute right to appeal from every circuit court ruling directly to the West Virginia Supreme Court in every case. The Supreme Court hears every appeal. There is no backlog. An intermediate court would serve no purpose. The only reason any other state has an ...

Robber barons are at the helm

Reading this article brought a quote by John Prine to mind i.e. “It makes no sense that common sense makes no sense no more.” For Jim Justice to state “Now, we’re finally starting to tell our story; that West Virginia is the perfect place to live and work in paradise” is an “in your ...

Nothing solid with consolidation

As I have watched the unfolding of the Wood County School closing/consolidation plan I have more questions than I do answers. First, the bond that voters passed in 2016 had money in it for schools that are going to be closed. So where is that money going? I read an article in the News and ...

Plunder at the White House

Trump is facing yet another investigation. This time the House Oversight Committee is investigating military spending at an airport near a Trump property in Scotland and visits to that property by service members. To quote from Vox, “Trump has been under scrutiny since the beginning of his ...

No magic gun control law

After the recent rash of mass shootings, liberal lawmakers are seeking to pass an olio of feel good gun laws, which will do nothing to prevent future mass shootings, such as another assault weapons ban. The original assault weapons ban did nothing to stop mass shootings or reduce crime. Another ...

End cruel contest

I am writing in regard to the “Greased Pig Contest” held at the recent Washington County Fair in Marietta. Let me preface this by saying that I realize that county fairs are a great way to educate the public on the importance of agriculture. Those who work with livestock (and involved with ...

Thank you

Belpre Lions Club would like to thank Vienna Walmart and the MOV for their wonderful generosity toward our military fundraiser. All money and items purchased were used for care packages to send overseas to local military men and women. We would also like to thank Belpre Kroger for letting us ...

Protecting against gun violence

School shootings cause multiple deaths each year. Lock-downs and drills are ineffective. Children have demonstrated that they can access the guns carried by improperly trained staff. One student commented that in trying to protect students, the school system seems to be treating them as little ...

World on fire or Amazon scam?

Today’s (Sept. 3) columns in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel by Kathleen Parker and Rich Lowry presented an interesting juxtaposition. Left wing loon Parker wrings her hands at Brazil’s inaction to allow “the world” to put out their fires. Predictably she drags President Trump into ...

Killing our veterans

Words cannot describe how outraged I am when I read about yet another confirmed homicide of a veteran at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of George N. Shaw Sr. and Felix K. McDermott. As a granddaughter, daughter, sister, ...

New scare tactic, old ideas

The News and Sentinel printed an anti-socialist letter-to-the-editor on Sept. 1 about Saul Alinsky. Mr. Alinsky was an ultra-liberal who frequently gets blamed for a lot of socialist garbage he had nothing to do with. That letter listed eight rules supposedly lifted from one of ...

Clarification

A letter published Sept. 1 included a list falsely attributed to the late author and community organizer Saul Alinsky. In fact, the list and similar versions of it have been in circulation for several years and the true author is unknown. It has been debunked as the work of Alinsky by multiple ...

Face of climate change

Hurricane Dorian strengthened over an ocean that is .5 to 1.0 degrees Celsius warmer than normal and nearly one foot higher than it was 100 years ago. Oceans are warmer, higher, and more acidic (the latter killing coral, the engine of marine life) than they were just 20 years ago. Warm air ...

Explaining Parkersburg Homecoming

I am responding to John D. McIntyre’s recent letter “Return Homecoming to Glory,” and will give the reasons why we would like to but cannot without major sponsorships and funding. I totally understand the PTSD issue but the laser show was an idea brought to Homecoming as an alternative ...