Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Outpouring of love

Dear Editor, I was truly moved by the outpouring of love shown by the citizens of the Ohio Valley on Sunday, July 23, while searching for a missing dog. My daughter, Raynelle Rickly, was traveling from a rodeo in Negley, Ohio, to her home near Lancaster via State Route 7 and I-70. Naturally ...

Go back to class

Dear Editor, The recent Sunday opinion page demonstrated once again the mental gymnastics of those determined to promote Trump and their version of conservatism. The Sunday school pundit weighed in with a rant about higher education and its promotion of “communist progressive ...

Note of appreciation

Dear Editor, We, the people of Bellaire, sure appreciated the fireworks that Joey Galloway puts off on the 4th of July. A hometown boy comes back every 4th of July to put off the fireworks display. They were spectacular. The people that live in the Shepard Apartments really enjoyed them. ...

Happy motoring

Dear Editor, Since when did stop signs become a suggestion? I thought you are suppose to stop at those things. Happy Motoring. Larry G. Devine St. Clairsville

Letters to the Editor

McConnell wrong on health care bill Dear Editor, Mitch McConnell delayed consideration of the Republican “health care bill” because Senator McCain had to have surgery that will keep him from D.C. for an unspecified amount of time. I wish the senator well, but this bill is coming back ...

Clean air protection

Dear Editor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is threatening to eliminate an important clean air protection rule. The rule, which requires oil and gas drillers to use existing technology to reduce the leakage of methane and other harmful pollutants into the ...

Happy with life in Bellaire

Dear Editor, Here is my daily entry in my diary I’ve been keeping since 1982: PTL for a wonderful dreamy nights’ sleep. I had a very happy dream. I dreamed I was in a foreign land. God is blessing me with wonderful ways to praise Him. Each day I can exclaim, “It’s a wonderful ...

Medicaid is in grave danger

Dear Editor, President Trump and his Republican cohorts in the Senate are clearly focused on gutting Medicaid Basic — not just Medicaid Expansion. They don’t want you to notice their efforts to do grave harm to both Medicaid Basic and Medicaid Expansion. Don’t be distracted by ...

Concerns about dogs’ deaths linger

Dear Editor: I felt like I had to write back to the Rev. Dalton Hinds. Rev. Hinds, I read your letter at least 10 times, and it concerns me about what you said. You said in your letter that you would have done the same thing that (Michael) Chedester did (he pleaded guilty to two counts ...

Common sense?

Dear Editor, I’ve been listening to all the so-called experts discussing health care for Americans, but so far I have not heard them talking about the real problems. Every dollar that needs cut could be accomplished by simply removing the people who are abusing the system. The same ...

Consequences

Dear Editor, As the presidency of Donald J. Trump appears to continue in a most disturbing and alarming downward spiral, I fear that his shocking lack of competence, poor judgment, lack of any sense of professionalism, combined with his unparalleled arrogance and narcissism could very well ...

All in day’s work

Dear Editor, I went to take care of my loved ones’ graves at Union Cemetery in St. Clairsville and was so pleased to see how nice the cemetery looks. I wanted to thank Danny and his helpers for making our loved ones’ final resting place so nice. I know it is a big job to keep it up ...

The whole thing

Dear Editor, There is an account in the Bible of two women who shared the same home. They both had babies and one rolled over in the middle of the night and killed her baby. She claimed the other woman's baby was her own and both came to King Solomon to settle the dispute. The king, hearing ...

Protect Medicaid

Dear Editor, Everywhere you look or listen, the AHCA and its recent passage in the House is a major topic. Within that, there are a number of topics that make headlines: pre-existing conditions, lifetime maximums, and premium costs to name a few. While those and other are major concerns, ...

Moral equivalence

Dear Editor, My creed is the same as Thomas Paine's: "The world is my country. All mankind are my brethren. To do good is my religion." I am a Humanist. I believe in science -- not faith. I love the United States of America as proved by my serving three years in the U.S. Navy and over ...

Mayor has gone above and beyond

Dear Editor, After reading and seeing so much bad news in the news media Iád like to turn this thing around and concentrate on some good news going on in our communities, etc. For the sake of brevity, Iáll get to it. The village of Belmont has been transformed into a much better community ...

Facts refute letter writer’s claims

Dear Editor, In response to Mr. Marple letter of 2-27-17, he states that Obama has rats or spies in the FBI and intelligence community. I’m curious as to how he obtained that information. Where is the proof? Who do these rats report to? This is a bombshell, to say the least. Do these ...

Cut Trump’s travel to curb spending

Dear Editor, In a statement about his views on the federal budget issued on Feb. 22, Donald Trump said that government spending will reflect the “priorities” of the American people, that there will be “no more wasted money” and that “we are going to be spending the money in a very, ...

Reader gives true facts of theory

Dear Editor, The Sunday school pundit has shared yet another version of alternative facts with your readers — this time it’s a ratty conspiracy theory concerning “left wing Marxist progressives.” He dubs them the “alt left,” a term invented by his fellow conspiracy lovers, and ...