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Letters to the Editor

Tenacity

Human resilience is phenomenal in the face of all the tragedy we have endured in the past year and a half, not just in the USA, but all over the world as we know it. For many overcoming our circumstances has been rooted in a belief in a higher power, or belief in God to whom we turn when in ...

What is the truth?

We seem to have a problem in this country with the truth. I blame elected officials for perpetuating falsehoods so they can stay in office. I also blame social media (like Facebook) for putting profit first when they provide a platform for those (even foreign countries) that would divide us ...

Need for renewables

I read the article in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel for July 13, 2021 where Representative McKinley was in Parkesrburg talking about carbon capture and the need to invest in it instead of eliminating coal and gas powered generation of our electricity. From the scorching heat, the wild ...

Activism and morality

It’s hard to disagree with Dennis Prager’s five points in his recent Viewpoint piece, “Thing most Americans can do to make America better”. (Marietta Times, July 19) As long as they are qualified with the word “most”, I can support Prager’s suggestions: “1. Developing one’s ...

Saturday vigil

Saturday, July 17, those who attended the Good Trouble: Candlelight Vigil for Democracy in Muskingum Park listened to local citizens talk about democracy, sing about justice, and celebrate the life of John Lewis. All who attended were reminded of his legacy and ensuring equal access to exercise ...

Carbon capture

The Labor Energy Partnership led by the AFL-CIO and Energy Futures is proposing the Ohio River Valley become a hub for fossil-fuel generated hydrogen and carbon dioxide using carbon capture technology. The major industry contributing to climate change, fossil fuels, now profits from tax breaks ...