Letters to the Editor

Immigration

Dear EditorPresident Barack Obama criticized Arizona's tough immigration bill as irresponsible Friday and said his administration is examining whether it would violate civil rights.Obama said the federal government must act responsibly to reform national immigration law - or "open the door to ...

Chamber Thanks

Dear Editor,On behalf of the Bridgeport Area Chamber of Commerce, we would like to thank all of the local businesses that support our reverse drawing which is our biggest fundraiser which was held recently at St. Joseph's School.We realize that times have been tough but all of you continually ...

Beer at Zoo

Dear Editor:Good grief! This is a bad idea.Selling beer at the Good Zoo! Come on.One page of The Times Leader has the article "April is Alcohol Awareness Month", then turn the page and there it is, "Oglebay Zoo may sell beer".Tell me, what does having beer at the zoo while with your ...

St. C. Thanks

Dear EditorThe St. C. Vocal Music Boosters; Mr. Chad Smith, director of the St. C. Singers; Mr. Wayne Berk, choral director at St. Clairsville High School; and members of the St. C. Singers, Chamber Choir, and Sweet Harmony would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the local ...

Bellaire Levy

Dear Editor,I am writing in support of the Bellaire Local Schools levy coming up in May. The current situation of our school district is a shame. Something has to be done about this now! Already the jobs of so many teachers/staff who myself and my children have had the privilege to know and ...

Against Levy

Dear Editor,After reading the article concerning the Bellaire Education Association in the March 24 issue of The Times Leader, I felt compelled to write a letter concerning the pending levy issue on the ballot. I had to laugh when I read one high school teacher said the "students always come ...

Bridgeport Schools

Dear Editor,I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to the "residents" of the Bridgeport Exempted Village School District for all their past support in providing a quality education for the boys and girls of our district.Over the past 20 years, you have been ...

Bellaire Levy

Dear EditorDuring difficult economic times, it's asking a lot of a community to pass a school levy. The challenge is even greater when a community feels it needs answers and accountability. While the passage of the Bellaire Local Schools' levy may seem a formidable challenge, I believe the ...

Still A Lie

Dear EditorPropaganda is not new. What's new, is the enormous population of Americans that are now complacently vulnerable to the influences of propaganda and who stake their future, and their children's futures, on political myths and illusory authority.Historically, hard-times give rise to ...

Big Reds Legacy

Letter to the Editor:I just had to take time out of my schedule to write a letter in support of the Bellaire school levy.I graduated from BHS in 1971 and in various years prior so did my siblings, my aunts and uncles and even my mother. The Bellaire school system has given us all so much. In ...

Bellaire Levy

Dear EditorI am a proud graduate of Bellaire High School, as is my husband. We have two children, who attend Bellaire schools and want nothing more than for them to be "Big Reds" and graduates of BHS also.I understand that the current situation with the schools is not good but I am willing, as ...

A Thank You

Dear Editor,The Maynard Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank all the volunteers who came out to help clean County Highway 56 and County Road 10.Also the volunteers who donated water, sloppy joes, hot dogs, and cookies. Your help was appreciate very much.The volunteers were: Judy ...

Buckeye Local

Dear Editor,Friends, Neighbors, Teachers, Parents and Citizens of Buckeye Local School District; lend me your ears?We are at a critical situation in our district. We have an opportunity to receive approximately $23 million in state funds to help us build two new elementary schools and retrofit ...

Letter of Thanks

Dear Editor,The Ladies Auxiliary of The American Legion Unit 159, St. Clairsville, would like the St.Clairsville Dollar Tree and the community for their efforts in collecting items for our Veterans Hospital trip.We visited men and women in the VA Hospital in Chillicothe, OH on April 15th. Our ...

Full Funding

Dear Editor:It was a great pleasure to read the closure of the MPR Supply Chain deal which has been in the works for a long time now. As with most deals like this, it has taken a great deal of time, effort and dedication of many people to make it happen-the end result being a boost to Belmont ...

Cleaner Bellaire

Dear Editor,With all the troubling news that has been coming out of Bellaire lately, I am happy to report some good news.The Bellaire Park Restoration Committee has been at it again. The Union Street parking lot where the Farmer's Market is held was our focal point on Saturday, April 3.Between ...

Letter of Thanks

Dear Editor,I cannot express my appreciation enough for the diligent efforts by Chris Berhalter, the Prosecuting Attorney for Belmont County, for keeping our family so informed every step of the way throughout the entire process of finally bringing to a close the 28-year-old murder case of my ...

Lou Gentile

Dear EditorI am writing to express my support for Lou Gentile, candidate for State Representative in the 95th House District. I have known Lou for nearly a decade now and I know him to be an honest, dedicated and hard working public servant. I first came to know Lou when he worked for our ...

Constitution

Dear EditorBelieve it or not, the United States Constitution does not contain written instructions for its own interpretation. It simply does not direct how it and other laws are to be interpreted.The reason for this omission is quite simple. Our Forefathers, when drafting and writing the ...

FDR

Dear Editor,Is it de'ja vu all over again? Conspiracy theories are nothing new. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt inherited the same situation as President Barack Obama.When I was a young girl my grandfather had just turned 65 and got Social Security. He had spent his entire life as a coal ...