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Fundraising event isn't cruel

January 24, 2014 After reading a recent complaint concerning a donkey basketball game, I would like to provide my own experience on the use of donkeys. more »»

Donkeys trained for these events

January 24, 2014 This is in regards to the Mineral Wells donkey basketball game. The donkeys are not being mistreated. They are trained to do the stuff they do. more »»

Making naughty kids good adults

January 23, 2014 Robert Ware, Ravenswood, wrote to say the legalization of marijuana comes with many perils. more »»

Washington and its fast-track hustle

January 23, 2014 This is truly the sickest proposal ever to come out of a craven corporate attorney’s mind. And shame on any member of Congress too corrupt not to immediately stand up in vociferous protest. more »»

There are better, safer ways to raise funds

January 23, 2014 I’m writing concerning the donkey basketball game being planned as a fundraiser for the Mineral Wells Baseball & Softball organization, pending approval of the Board of Education. more »»

Emergency water plans lacking

January 19, 2014 The chemical spill into the Elk River warns all of us that we should not sit idly by, believing our drinking water supplies are protected from contaminants. more »»

Protect people from FIRMA

January 19, 2014 As a Parkersburg resident, I am deeply concerned about the purposed 30 percent sewer rate increase for Parkersburg Utility Board users. more »»

Lawsuit reform needed in state

January 19, 2014 Comments by United Bankshares CEO and state chamber chair Richard Adams raise important points about the need to fix West Virginia’s legal system (Brett Dunlap, “Parkersburg businessman outlines... more »»

Change equals opportunity

January 19, 2014 The year 2014 will see a lot of political change around West Virginia. The failed policies of the Obama administration in Washington D.C. more »»

A cheerleader for industry

January 19, 2014 The recent coal-prep chemical leak into the Elk River and the resulting state of emergency for several counties illustrate perfectly the extreme vulnerability of our water supply and what can happen... more »»

Critic should find a new home

January 19, 2014 This is in response to Mr. McDonald complaining about the Fort Boreman shooting range which I am a member of. more »»

Rockefeller aide to the rescue

January 19, 2014 We have just returned from a wonderful trip to St. Maarte. more »»

Officers did the right thing

January 19, 2014 Regarding the police shooting at the mall, a few observations are in order before the bleeding hearts and the kumbaya crowd start pointing fingers at the two officers involved for using excessive... more »»

What is our duty as Americans?

January 19, 2014 Our Second Amendment rights are under attack by President Obama, his administration, and the United Nations. more »»

Fort Boreman range is safe

January 19, 2014 I’ve been reading all the comments about the gun ranges and safety concerns with these ranges. more »»

Donkey basketball is abusive

January 19, 2014 I just became aware that there will be an event taking place on Feb. 8, 2014, at Mineral Wells School to raise money for the Little League Baseball program. more »»

Don’t call officer ‘the shooter’

January 19, 2014 Why must The News and Sentinel refer to police officers involved in shooting incidents as “the shooter”? Your staff is not reporting on a gang-style, drive-by shooting, a CSI-style crime story, or a... more »»

The market will be your kids

January 12, 2014 It’s been a called a gateway drug by some. Others claim it’s the only treatment that works. And now a West Virginia lawmaker wants to legalize marijuan. more »»

Gun range study is important

January 12, 2014 I have been following the news reports of concerns with two local gun ranges and recognize that there must be some fire under all the smoke that has recently arisen. more »»

An ongoing chance to learn

January 12, 2014 It’s a privilege to serve as a Washington County commissioner. The citizens of Washington County gave me this opportunity and it has been three years since I started on Jan. 1, 2011. more »»



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