Letters to the Editor

New group fights the 1st Amendment

Dear Editor, I just saw the most fascinating thing this past week. A college in California (Berkley) that was the birthplace of radical free speech became a bastion of censorship. And all this time I thought it was up to us Christians to be the old stogies of political correctness but a new ...

Letter about Ashley Judd inaccurate

Dear Editor, In response to Mr. Patsche’s Sunday letter to the editor, I would first like to point out that the author of the piece that Ashley Judd performed at the March on Washington is not “unknown.” She is a 19-year-old spoken word poet, Nina Donovan, from Tennessee. Her poem was a ...

Obama did a lot for nation’s veterans

Dear Editor, This is in response to a letter written by Barb Redlinger printed on Sunday Feb. 5. Ms. Redlinger asks, “What did Obama do for veterans?” Actually Obama did quite a bit for veterans and active duty military. 1) He provided active combat troops with better body armor. 2) ...

Trump should clean out MSHA next

Dear Editor, I love it! Go, Trump, go! After you clean out the EPA, go after MSHA. We only need about one inspector a month, and then he should only write warnings. This earth is going through a warming cycle. It does it on its own. Coal and carbon dioxide didn’t cause it. Al Gore ...

Way to get education without debt needed

Dear Editor, I owe, I owe, it’s off to work I go! Recently we have read where the feds are cracking down on college loans, even going as far as attaching wages and Social Security benefits. Most of us will say, “Why not, and it’s about time!” Statistics I do not know, but I would ...

Tolbert family makes a positive impact

Dear Editor, I, as well as a great many others, am saddened to learn of the soon-to-be-closing of another long-time, successful business in the city of Martins Ferry. Fashion Manor, a women’s clothing boutique, has served the area since 1948, nearly seven decades. Fashion Manor was ...

Donald Trump is not my president

Dear Editor, Forget all those words about unity for country and working together. It ain’t gonna happen! The Republicans have unparalleled power. They won — ugly — not only the presidency, but also the Senate, the House of Representatives and, very soon, the Supreme Court, as well ...

People First thanks all for success

Dear Editor, The Belmont County chapter of People First would like to thank everyone who supported our recent spaghetti dinner. We especially want to thank the following: Mom and Pops Catering, St. Clairsville Kroger, St. Clairsville Wal-Mart, Belco Works board members Beth Andes, Karen Call ...

Clean energy can use coal miners

Dear Editor, When I was in high school in 1957, the Soviet Union sent the first rocket into space and in April 1961 they sent the first man into orbit around the earth. Suddenly the leadership of our nation realized how important it is to have well-educated scientists. President Kennedy ...

Election results part of God’s will

Dear Editor, Forgive us, Father, for we know not what we do. We have allowed ourselves to draw away from You, focusing upon other vain and worldly preoccupations. The nation You’ve given us — America — has backslidden from the God-honoring ways of our founding fathers; and we have ...

Trump has been a disaster for veterans

Dear Editor, “We will take care of our great veterans like they have never been taken care of before.” — Donald Trump accepting the Republican nomination President Trump has been in office less than one week, and here’s what he’s done for veterans: 1. Implemented a hiring freeze ...

Chamber thanks donors to fund

Dear Editor, The Martins Ferry Chamber of Commerce would like to take this time to thank the following for their donation of time and/or money for our Christmas Decorating Fund. First we want to thank the following for their donations: Zontini’s Pizza, Drs. Kramer & Associates, James ...

Combat violence in cities with kindness

Dear Editor, No one needs to read the paper to see what’s going on in Ohio’s major cities. It’s going on in every metropolis across America. Cincinnati is just one of many that has been struggling with murder and violence and chaos. City leaders are baffled both financially and ...

GOP should learn from Dems’ mistakes

Dear Editor, “Obamacare,” the Democrats’ precious gem of socialized medicine, as it emerged in 2009 had more federal mandates than Carter’s got little-liver pills. One of the most unpopular of some 2,000 already required across the various 50 states was the unconstitutional ...

Newspaper brings back memories

Dear Editor, Thanks so much for allowing me read The Times Leader online. I am Mark Striebich — grew up in Bellaire in the 1950s, 1960s. Greatest place in the world to grow up. The river was our playground, along with Indian Run and Gravel Hill. I have been gone for over 45 years but “The ...

Split: A nation, its people, are divided

Dear Editor: Once again I write a letter on behalf of our nation, people and children. Once again I ask that aged and timeless question, “Why can’t the people, the politicians, and the leaders of this world live in harmony?” Even now there are men and women out there reading this ...

A tribute to the late John Glenn

Dear Editor: As the sun arose that fine day I knew John Glenn would soon be on his way I saw the look in his kind face As he thought about his journey into space He was worried about his trip And what would happen to his fine ship He stood there looking at the Friendship ...

Shutler’s Market is asset to community

Dear Editor: As it has been announced that Dec. 31, 2016, will mark the final day of operation of Shutler’s Market of Martins Ferry after 66 wonderful years of service to the community, I, as well as many others, am somewhat saddened as a result of the scheduled closing of this very fine ...

Taking a look at Jesus, God’s gift

Dear Editor: The late rock ’n roll Hall-of-Famer Leonard Cohen mostly erred in his description of God’s Gift to humanity to wit: “And Jesus was a sailor when He walked upon the water And he spent a long time watching from his lonely wooden tower And when he knew for certain only ...

Thanks for support of Adena decorations

Dear Editor: I would like to thank everyone who helped in any way getting our village Christmas lights in working order. We had some money donated by local organizations and businesses that helped get this project completed this year. Our wreaths were purchased in 2008 and 2010 and needed to ...