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Economy too poor to support excess levy

October 31, 2015 Here we go again. The Board of Education is asking for the people to give when the economy is in bad shape and senior citizens are having a hard time making ends meet. more »»

Official: Home rule won’t add new tax

October 10, 2015 Robert Ware’s letter of Oct. 3, “Does home rule mean more taxes,” contains so many inaccuracies that it is hard to believe that Mr. more »»

Disaster predictions often turn out false

October 10, 2015 So let me get this straight. Scientists think they have found evidence of water on Mars and they are all a twitter about the chances of life-sustaining climates and resources on the red planet. more »»

Does home rule mean tax hikes?

October 3, 2015 Can anyone tell me what vampires and municipal tax proposals have in common? That’s right! No matter how hard you drive a stake through their bleeding hearts, you can never quite kill the. more »»

Grass roots outsiders are changing politics

October 3, 2015 Everyone in the world of politics seem to be surprised how the “outsiders” — Trump, Fiorina, Dr. more »»

Local store donates to literacy program

October 3, 2015 I recently approached Elkins Wal-Mart for assistance with a literacy program I wanted to get started at my school. more »»

Gambling addiction a growing local issue

October 3, 2015 Drugs are a hot topic. But, what about the people hooked on the slot machines in our neighborhood? They are run by our state and robbing our people blind. more »»

Reader opposes education levy

September 26, 2015 There seems to be one constant theme about the state of public education: current funding levels are inadequate. more »»

Egg pledge is a good beginning

September 26, 2015 McDonald’s pledge last week to start using cage-free eggs is only a small step in preventing staggering suffering endured by millions of bird. more »»

New taxes can’t solve everything

September 19, 2015 Increased taxation appears to me to be the canary in the coal mine for real estat. more »»

Has common sense disappeared today?

September 19, 2015 Every time I read a newspaper or watch the news on TV, I find myself wondering, “What is going to happen next?” Is planet Earth the insane asylum of the galaxy, with the inmates running it? We might... more »»

‘The Donald’ won’t be able to create jobs

September 19, 2015 Do you believe Donald Trump can bring jobs back? The answer is no. The GOP will not let him or any one else. Why? Because companies like GM, Ford, etc. more »»

Tucker students raise funds for Davis House

September 19, 2015 Tucker County High School divides the student body into 12 “houses” where the students are from all grade levels, backgrounds and interests, and each house is represented by a specific color. more »»

Lease integration bill will be controversial

September 19, 2015 On Aug. 9, Delegate John Kelly published an op-ed in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel urging passage of forced pooling. He and others call it lease integration. more »»

Allegheny Highland Trail a tourism plus

September 12, 2015 I support the Allegheny Highlands Trail and request that its final development into downtown be made safe and free of automobile contact by providing bridges on the rail trai. more »»

Back-to-school food as vital as education

September 12, 2015 With the new school year just underway, parents’ attention is turning to school clothes, supplies,and lunches. more »»

Battlefield should bring new visitors to Beverly

September 12, 2015 Has anyone wondered why Beverly really hasn’t exploded with tourism related to Rich Mountain Battlefield? Have you tried to access the area with the present road? The road is terrible. more »»

Reader protesting water rate increase

September 5, 2015 As a property owner in Barbour County, I am compelled to voice my protest against the emergency rate increase placed into effect on the customers of the Century Volga PSD by the Public Service... more »»

School temperatures demand quick action

September 5, 2015 I live in Charleston, and I read your paper on occasion. I read the article about high temperatures in classrooms in Randolph County. more »»

Christianity is now being targeted

September 5, 2015 Hostility toward Christianity is a global phenomenon. In non-Christian countries Christians are being targeted, persecuted and, in some cases, murdered. more »»



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