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One death is too many

May 15, 2016 How much pot is too much pot? I would say the pot in Washington state is too much pot because in the year 2014, 85 people were killed on the road there as a result of pot use. more »»

Stop Wayne fracking

May 15, 2016 In response to the BLM’s recent “Finding of no significant impact” related to the leasing of 18,494 acres in the Wayne National Forest’s Marietta Unit for deep shale oil and gas drilling: There are... more »»

Give W.Va. senate some credit

May 15, 2016 The April 19 editorial (in another publication) said that the GOP-controlled legislature was unable to govern. What they meant was the legislature did not govern in a manner with which they agreed. more »»

Believing the lie on guns

May 8, 2016 After reading Mr. more »»

Fee request fear-based

May 8, 2016 I’ve been hearing news on TV and in the paper about the supposed financial pitfall that the area volunteer fire departments have been experiencing. more »»

Earth Day thank yous

May 8, 2016 West Virginia University at Parkersburg hosted its 2016 Earth Day Expo April 21, and as one of the faculty organizers, I would like to issue a public thank you to all the individuals and... more »»

W.Va. needs problem-solvers

May 8, 2016 We West Virginians know that among all the states we are last in many, and but for Arkansas and Mississippi, we would be last in all, categories measuring quality of life. more »»

Community makes sale success

May 8, 2016 Thanks to our donors, patrons, and hardworking volunteers, the Friends of the Parkersburg-Wood County Public Library raised over $3,000 at our spring book sale this past weekend to benefit the... more »»

Why not list fines?

May 8, 2016 I received a minor traffic offense in the city of Vienna last week. As I scanned the ticket for the amount due, I realized the fee wasn’t listed anywhere on the ticket. more »»

Taxpayers pay for campaigns?

May 8, 2016 After reading an article in the paper on how much money Kasich’s campaign is costing us in Ohio, I was very upset and mad. more »»

2nd Amendment in no danger

May 1, 2016 Mr. Steve Wolverton is on a roll. The News and Sentinel recently printed a couple of his letters to the editor. I responded to one in a very negative manner. more »»

Before it's too late

May 1, 2016 The extraction and burning of fossil fuels by corporate energy companies in America is fueled by greed with no consideration for even their own grandchildren let alone the children of the rest of th... more »»

Do your election homework

May 1, 2016 I am asked every day who I am voting for sheriff. I am a Democrat, and the answer is I cannot vote for any of them. I am then asked if I was Republican, who would I vote for. more »»

Library levy not new

May 1, 2016 The library levy for the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library appearing on the May 10 primary election ballot needs clarification beyond what has been provided through various sources. more »»

Buying local builds local giving

May 1, 2016 When was the last time your charitable gift of $100 became $200 or even $300? Tuesday, May 3, starting at 12:01 a.m. more »»

Del. Mike Azinger is misguided

May 1, 2016 A few weeks ago, W.Va. Delegate Mike Azinger, now a candidate for the state Senate, was given space to electioneer in the Sunday News and Sentinel editorial page. more »»

Some thoughts on gun control

May 1, 2016 We seem to have a real discussion in progress regarding gun control. Why is this even a subject of debate in a civilized society? Sadly, the reason is gree. more »»

'Climate change' as a religion

May 1, 2016 Do you ever wonder why the term “global warming” has been changed to “climate change?” When you hear our government leaders, scientists, and teachers broadcast “climate change” we all understand the... more »»

Hendershot worthy of vote

April 26, 2016 I feel it necessary to inform the readers that Debbie Hendershot is qualified for the position of Wood County magistrate. more »»

People are only stirring the pot

April 25, 2016 A few thoughts after attending the April 11 Fairness West Virginia meeting at the Parkersburg Municipal Building: 1) The city council woman who has drafted legislation for the non-discrimination act... more »»



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