Letters to the Editor

County increase in license fees

Dear Editor, The Belmont County commissioners approved a $15 per vehicle increase in license plate fees for road and bridge repairs. The cars and light trucks of the citizens of this county are not responsible for the major damage to the roads and bridges. The water trucks, sand trucks ...

Advocacy works!

Dear Editor, I am writing to urge voters not to give up on Congress. Keep telling your elected officials what you want so that they can best represent your interests. Yes, Congress is slow to make change, but meaningful change through constituent advocacy is worth the wait. Four years ago ...

America has betrayed our founders

Dear Editor, America has betrayed our founders! America has betrayed our God! Christians escaped religious persecution in Europe and with God’s divine intervention, created our great nation. Ten-plus miracles by God sustained our founders during our Revolutionary War. We were outnumbered 10 ...

The National Media

Dear Editor, At the end of the presidential campaign of 1960, President Eisenhower gave a cryptic and prophetic warning to the people of the United States. He said, “beware the military-industrial complex.” Now that we have come almost 60 years from that date I would believe President ...

Climate Change

Dear Editor, So, I was thinking that I might flip. I know that I have some loyal readers and I may run the risk of disappointing both of them, but I just may reverse my position on climate change. It’s not the pictures of polar bears stranded on ice flows (You know that polar bears are ...

Hero for sugar reform

Dear Editor, Last week, the sugar cartels won in their latest attempt to enrich themselves at the cost of the American consumer. Fortunately, not every member of Congress acted like a puppet! Congressman Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, voted for reform and continues to be hero for sugar reform. He is ...

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Sharing Tree 2017 Dear Editor, Well, another year has come and gone and there are so many people to thank for making this another successful year for the Shadyside Sharing Tree. It’s hard to believe it’s been going strong for 26 years. My mom, Bette Anne Ponzo, gets all the credit for ...

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Help appreciated Dear Editor, I cannot help but comment on the commentary in the Dec. 13 edition of The Times Leader on Kim Jong Un. It states that three renowned international jurists wish to have Kim charged with crimes against humanity for having camps, prison camps, where they keep their ...

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Support St. C. pubic library levy Dear Editor: As a homeowner in the district served by the St. Clairsville Public Library, I am writing to urge people to vote FOR the upcoming half-mil levy for operations of our wonderful library. I am a former trustee of the library, and my wife and I ...

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Couple commended Dear Editor, Bob and Robin Harper of Beallsville, Ohio, are a very community-minded couple. Although they would never brag, or probably don’t even think twice, or realize it., Bob and Robin are a treasure to the town of Beallsville, the outside community, the friends who ...

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Make your choice Dear Editor, As Americans we have the freedoms most other countries don’t have, to express ourselves freely, but at what cost? Our words have enormous power! They can build us up or tear us down, be a blessing or a curse. Every day we listen to vicious, bitter, hateful ...

Schools thank community

Dear Editor: Wednesday, Aug. 23, was an exciting day for our Harrison Hills City School District community. Three events were held this day beginning with our open houses, followed by the Back to School Rally, and the day culminated with the ground breaking for Harrison Central’s PK-12 new ...

Family thanks valley

Dear Ohio Valley Community, Words cannot even begin to express our family’s appreciation for your love, support and generosity. We lived through the most heart-breaking and difficult time of our lives following Dominic’s cancer diagnosis. We would not have come through this battle in one ...

A final thank-you

Dear Editor, The last chapter is in the history books. “The Final Cruise” was held July 22, 2017, at the former Quality Motor Cars by Butch Miller. We awoke to a very dreary Saturday morning anticipating a low turnout. Registration was at an all-time low, but spirits would not be ...

Thanks for support

Dear Editor, Kudos to the St. Clairsville Public Library and its staff for opening up this year’s summer reading program, “Build A Better World,” in grand style. All of the library engineers and operators reported to the site to make sure that everyone was being taken care of and ...

Giving proper credit

Dear Editor, Recent articles regarding Great Western School and the renovations made possible by Ohio University and the Belmont Tourism Council were interesting to read. However, as a former student of that school, I noticed that they failed to mention Ann Rattine, who has been a driving ...

Celebrating home

Dear Editor, Kudos to all those responsible for the organization and production of the New Athens Bi-Centennial Celebration. We would like to thank all those, too numerous to mention by name, for their personal resources to make it happen. From the museum dinner and dance Friday evening; ...

Feeling the love

Dear Editor, This is in response to the letter from Rev. Dalton Hinds of Freeport in the Sunday, June 25, Times Leader. He stated that he felt that the sentencing of the Belmont County dog killer was too harsh and he would have done the same thing on his property. Thank God for small favors ...

Oppose self-interest

Dear Editor, The one thing that bothers me the most by the ardent Trump supporters is that their commitment to Trump is almost always against their own self-interests. Polls show Trump strongly holding onto his core — mostly low income — supporters, which is about 30 percent of the ...

A positive impact

Dear Editor, On Sunday, May, 7, 2017 the 10th annual Martins Ferry Hall Of Honor Induction Ceremony was held in the Martins Ferry High School Cafetorium where to date a total of 54 of Martins Ferry’s most outstanding citizens have been inducted as honorees into this most prestigious ...