Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Forest Hills

Dear Editor,"Thank You" to everyone involved in making the Forest Hills Community Center card party a huge success. This includes, merchants, attendees, members, the volunteers and all others who so generously contributed to our success. The 50/50 raffle winner was Donna Leiffer. Memberships ...

Mayor Wallace

Dear Editor,As an outsider looking into the situation of the mayor of Martins Ferry and the racial slur, I am curious. I do not know any of the people in this argument but I am sure all of us have done stupid things in our lives. What he said was stupid and degrading. When I am reading my paper ...

Coal Miners

Dear Editor,I like many other people have been glued to my television this past week, hanging on every newscast, and every newspaper article praying and hoping that the four missing miners would be found alive in a refuge chamber. Alas to no avail, as they were found deceased this morning ...

Angels in Disguise

Dear Editor,There comes a time when we as citizens of this wonderful country we all live in called "America," that when a disservice is done to one of our own, by a foundation that is set up to help the poor and unfortunate and donations are given with the understanding it will benefit someone ...

Hire Local

Dear Editor,After the recent hail storm leaving nearly all homeowners with some kind of damage to their property, I am hoping all of you stop and think before signing any contract. Actually, you will probably have plenty of time for thinking because you will be waiting for a while for any ...

Noise Pollution

Dear EditorI just walked in from my front porch as I was trying to enjoy the nice day. You can't even enjoy sitting on your porch because of these loud motorcycles that come out like flies when the weather gets nice. It is ridiculous how bad this problem has become in the Ohio Valley and ...

Band Parents

Dear Editor,The St. Clairsville Band Parents would like to thank the following people and businesses who helped to make our recent Night at the Races fundraiser a success.Race Sponsors: Keating Financial Services, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Palma Orthodontics, St. Clair Lanes, Barb's Tax and ...