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Opinion

Back Issues: ‘Dark Phoenix’ saga rises again

Local columns

“Dark Phoenix” lands in theaters tonight, offering Fox a Mulligan on the story that appeared as a subplot in 2003’s “X2: X-Men United” and played out in 2006’s “X-Men 3: The Last Stand.” The comic book story of Phoenix was a slow-burn that started in 1976’s “X-Men” #101, ...

Veterans: Volunteers needed to give transportation

Editorials

Last month, we Americans paid homage to those who gave their lives for our nation. Within a few weeks, some military veterans who survived their service will need our help. There is no better way to honor them than by providing it. Many veterans who need medical care at Department of Veterans ...

Parrish: Instructor’s legacy worthy of praise

Editorials

Last week, Wood County Drug Free Schools Instructor Judy Parrish was honored by both Wood County Board of Education and West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice for her work to develop and then get established girls’ sports programs in the state. She earned the Governor’s Service Award for the ...

Needles: Cabell County HIV cluster raises questions

Editorials

HIV, which can lead to fullblown AIDS, is exploding in Cabell County. The cause: People who share needles to inject illicit drugs. One unsettling aspect of the “cluster” of HIV cases, as health professionals are referring to the situation, is that the Cabell County Health Department has a ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Deja vu all over again

Local columns

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. One body of the West Virginia Legislature unveils a massive 100-plus page bill out of nowhere and passes it in about a week. I could be talking about the birth of Senate Bill 451, the education omnibus bill, which made its debut Jan. 24 during the ...

The war on drugs is still a losing fight

Local columns

America’s longest war — neither Vietnam nor Afghanistan — shows no sign of even winding down, much less ending. To the contrary, the death toll may continue to increase. Veterans of military service rightly point to the Vietnam and Afghan wars as the longest, in most respects, in U.S. ...

Plagiarism: DeMoss set poor example for students

Editorials

What will Parkersburg High School Principal Kenny DeMoss say next school year when a student is sent to his office by a teacher who suspects that student of having plagiarized an assignment? “Sorry, kid, I’ve got to hold you to a higher standard than I hold myself?” DeMoss made a ...

Human nature on defense

Local columns

Adults don’t like it much when a younger person, particularly someone in their charge, points out that they have made a mistake. When I was in early elementary school — I don’t remember exactly which grade — I noticed a sign hung on a teacher’s classroom wall included a misspelled ...

There’s no time to waste

Letters to the editor

As the Trump administration and most congressional and state Republicans continue the ostrich approach to addressing the global climate crisis — their proverbial head in the hole as the Midwest is under water, much of the West is still a cinder and places like Texas, Florida and especially ...

We the people will decide

Letters to the editor

Does anyone know where I can purchase red rubber clown noses in bulk? We have people in Washington playing the part without the proper attire. On a related note, does anyone understand what the Democratic Party platform is other than “we hate Trump?” The word impeachment occurs frequently ...

Time for intelligence agencies to sweat

Letters to the editor

I, for one am personally glad, that after ten years, the U.S. finally has a strong attorney general who believes in enforcing the rule of law. With the addition of U.S. Attorney John Durham, who has the responsibility of examining the origins of the Russia investigation, and possible illegal ...

Letter was filled with lies

Letters to the editor

The letter to the News and Sentinel on May 26 titled, “Democrats are afraid of Barr,” was a combination of silliness and misleading fabrications. Essentially, that letter told us Trump’s new Attorney General William Barr, is going to rain on the Democrats’ parade. It will begin ...

Mincks is supporting Wolfe

Letters to the editor

Dear Sirs and Madams: Your committee will soon have the task of selecting an individual to fulfill the open position of Washington County Prosecuting Attorney. I am writing as the Sheriff of Washington County, a long standing Republican office holder, and a fellow Republican. I believe ...

Spending time with loved ones

Local columns

While trying to decide on what to write about in last Sunday’s column, the first thing that came to my mind was all of the various graduations taking place this time of the year and that is what my article was about. However, I left out a very very important special day — Memorial Day ...

Get more out of your Instant Pot with cookbook

Local columns

Stefanie Bundalo, creator of the Sarcastic Cooking blog, gives fans of the Instant Pot more to love with their favorite appliance with a cookbook of 75 dishes that take minimal work with 15 minutes or less of prep time, “Quick Prep Cooking with Your Instant Pot.” The recipes inside include ...

A celebration of S.E.L.F.

Local columns

When was the last time that you took time for yourself? I know well that life is busy enough with work, family, and just the normal everyday routines. It’s really easy to live on autopilot — just following the routine you established for yourself and living one day to the next as each one ...

Perseverance is key trait

Local columns

It isn’t about getting knocked down it is about getting back up. I will never forget Thomas, a former high school soccer player I coached several years ago. Thomas’ skills were average. What made Thomas a starter by his senior year and an All- State Player was his persistence. If you beat ...

Amish fiction for fans

Local columns

There are two new Amish books that will appeal to fans of the genre and long-time fans of the writers. First from Wanda E. Brunstetter with daughter-in-law Jean Brunstetter and granddaughter Richelle Brunstetter comes “The Brides of Big Valley,” three novellas all set in Big Valley, ...

Frog voices on a summer night

Local columns

Drive slowly by a farm pond, a lake, or a wetland on a warm summer evening, and you’re likely to hear two distinctive voices. A deep, booming, “Jug-o’-rummm!” betrays a male bullfrog. On a lake the sound can travel up to a mile across open water. As darkness falls, dozens of bullfrog ...

Art show winners named

Local columns

Chloe Bidwell’s art project was named Best of Show at Fort Frye High School’s annual art show held Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11. Other students receiving awards for first, second, and third place in each category were: Portraits — Chloe Bidwell (1st and 2nd place) and Divinity ...