Letters to the Editor

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 ...

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 ...