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W.Va.’s woeful power system

December 15, 2013 Once again thousands of homes and businesses in West Virginia have been left in the dark, prompting people to ask whether utilities should be forced to relocate power lines underground to keep them... more »»

Obama isn’t Nelson Mandela

December 15, 2013 I feel the necessity to mention Jules Witcover’s column in Wednesday’s News and Sentinel. Usually, I don’t read his scribblings because he is such a toady to the left win. more »»

Picking and choosing our laws

December 15, 2013 Again and again we see where those politicians who support “Obamacare” cite the fact it is “the law of the land” as the reason it must be implemented. What nonsens. more »»

Vote for candidate, not party

December 15, 2013 I read Augie Pitrolo’s comments about the need to vote only for Republicans as the way to solve our problems. It would be better if voting a straight ticket were not an optio. more »»

Children’s chorus a special gift

December 15, 2013 Most all the schools in the valley have children or youth choirs. Many churches in the valley have children or youth choirs. more »»

Scam targeting people over 65

December 15, 2013 How many Parkersburg area residents have received telemarketing calls about Life Alert products? I got my first call last spring. more »»

Protect Tennessee Walkers

December 15, 2013 Sen. Rockefeller chairs the committee handling the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (S. 1406/H.R.1518). We urge him to do all he can to get this important legislation enacted quickly. more »»

Stand up for your country

December 15, 2013 What about the chicken they let go in North Korea? He said he was sorry for killing the enemy. Well in my opinion North Korea made a mistake by letting him g. more »»

Fracking, cracker not the same

December 8, 2013 Since consideration is being given to building a natural gas cracker plant in West Virginia, it might be well to ask, “just what is a cracker plant?” Many people might associate fracking for... more »»

Fed workers paid their share

December 8, 2013 Federal employees have already lost more to deficit reduction than any other group of Americans. We’ve lost $90 billion in three years of frozen pay. more »»

Unfounded and factless

December 8, 2013 A certain letter writer this past week attempted to defend their dislike for the President of the United States, commander and chief and follower of Jesus Christ Barack Obama. more »»

Taking away handicap spots

December 8, 2013 During the recent Christmas parade I noticed a Marietta business set merchandise in parking spots, including a handicap spot, keeping people from parking ther. more »»

Ravenswood and neglect

December 8, 2013 Most of us know that history can be found in books and documents, but what about the histories that live in our buildings. more »»

W.Va. 68 needs cell towers

December 8, 2013 A few years ago the Belleville area along West Virginia 68, heading from Parkersburg to Ravenswood, was hit by a tornado. more »»

Obama and the middle class

December 8, 2013 The lunatic left was out in full force blasting “the rich,” Bill O’Reilly and somehow the religious right. Y’all need some feedback. more »»

Enjoying a real turkey

December 8, 2013 At a time when most people in the U.. more »»

Helping addicts is our duty

December 1, 2013 For several months now I have been watching the news, reading the paper and talking to folks in our community, and it appears we are under siege with drug labs, drug selling and even more tragic,... more »»

Obama is the obstructionist

December 1, 2013 I must take exception to the editorial written by Jim Smith on Oct. 20th. Referring to certain Congress members as “obstructionists” was completely out of touch with reality. more »»

Don’t vote for any Democrat

December 1, 2013 Tired of Obamacare, tired of gun control, tired of war on coal, tired of lies deception and outright hypocrisy, tired of a listless economy, tired of a leaderless nation, tired of U.. more »»

OU program aids diabetics

December 1, 2013 Living in Southeastern Ohio I never thought I would be able to participate in a medical clinical trial without multiple trips to Columbus or Cleveland. more »»



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