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Dementia caregivers not alone

May 22, 2016 I am a person who just spent the past five years dealing with intense daily supervision and arranging care for my 97-year-old mother, who succumbed to the health complications of Alzheimer’s –... more »»

Precedent is important

May 22, 2016 I applaud Donald Trump for citing historic precedents in refusing to release his tax returns. He stands with Richard Nixon and Spiro Agne. more »»

Understanding Senate's role

May 22, 2016 Regarding Mr. Walker’s letter of May 15 “Shame on Capito” I can only say “Shame on James Kendall Walker” for his obvious ignorance of how Congress works. more »»

Don't ignore tool in opioid fight

May 22, 2016 A recent study looked at disabled individuals in Medicare or SSDI, also known as social security disability insurance. Most of these individuals are younger in age with 30. more »»

White House act immoral

May 22, 2016 On Friday, May 13, the White House signaled its intent to implement the radical LBGT agenda by issuing a directive to all public schools. more »»

Thank you for food drive help

May 22, 2016 We would like to thank the following businesses for helping feed our volunteers and mail carriers during the Postal Service Food Driv. more »»

More falsehoods to address

May 15, 2016 Just got around to reading my May 8 News and Sentinel and found Mr. Steve Wolverton’s latest literary belch. He was responding to my May 1 criticism of his seriously flawed legal education. more »»

Shame on Capito

May 15, 2016 I really hope Senator Capito is pleased with herself. Along with her stubborn Republican cohorts in the Senate, she still refuses to have a hearing for Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court. more »»

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 »»



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