Letters to the Editor

Thanks to workers who repaired street

Dear Editor, This letter is to the city of Bellaire and its workers. Thanks very much for the paving of 41st Street, especially the section connecting to the end of Indian Run Road. My father was told it would be done approximately 10 years ago. The workers did a very good job of it, ...

Election shows new hope for America

Dear Editor, The results of this election were a resounding defeat not only for the Democrat Party but also for cowardly, big government Republicans as well. Together they represent the most existential threat to the ideals of the United States as founded, as well as the basic hopes of ...

Donald Trump will destroy Obama’s works

Dear Editor, I live in an apartment building. No one I have talked to so far voted for Donald Trump. No one can understand how this happened. The only thing left to do is pray for him. The fact that the Russian president is pleased scares me. We live in a free country, but for ...

Environmental policy doomed Hillary Clinton

Dear Editor, “What astounds me is we now have a president-elect who doesn’t believe in climate change ... ” said Sen. Bernie Sanders. Astounding. That’s the best word to describe today’s global warming hysteria. There’s nothing wrong with being a tree-hugger, but ...

Community efforts help nonprofit

Dear Community Members and Friends, On behalf of Tri-County Help Center Inc. Auxiliary & Fundraising Committee, we would like to thank you for your generous donation. Your commitment to helping mental health counseling, case management, psychiatric assessment and treatment, and ...

Union Local students honor Noah Brown

Dear Editor, Just want to say “Thank You” to all Union Local students who supported Noah Brown at your game on Friday. I think that was a wonderful thing for you all to do. He is such an angel. Our football team all had his name on their helmets for Friday night. Also, best of luck for ...

Gentile fights for the working class

To the Editor: I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Senator Lou Gentile, and he has my vote this November. You’d be hard-pressed to find another man or woman from Southeast Ohio that fights as tirelessly for working-class families. Lou understands the pressures facing middle-class, working ...

Citizens should think before they vote

Dear Editor, In the past, I have had many letters published. This election, I believe the “Times” is suddenly biased. I know my grammar and spelling isn’t always perfect. My point is always the same. I know Trump is not perfect, neither is Clinton. Clinton is a proven liar. Trump ...

Wings and Things Fest was a success

Dear Editor, Grace Church in Martins Ferry would like to thank the entire community for the overwhelming support of their first Wings and Things Festival in the Park on Sept. 3. Since it was such a success, it has been scheduled again for 2017 and will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2. The ...

Before degrading flag look at issues

Dear Editor, While waiting on a pier in a foreign country for the liberty launch to give me a ride I would see the U.S. flag flying from the ship anchored in the distance, which always gave me a feeling of hometown security. Demonstrating disrespect to our national flag is definitely acting ...

Gentile works for his constituents

Dear Editor, As the former mayor of St. Clairsville for more than two decades, I understand local government. In the election for state senate, there is only one person who has the same deep understanding of the needs of our cities, towns and villages, and that person is Lou Gentile. I had ...

Seat may be sold to highest bidder

Dear Editor, We all wave the flag and listen to patriotic speeches on the Fourth of July while pretending to be good citizens who do our civic duty. We are also the first to complain when some politician does something that we don’t like even though we were totally disinterested when the ...

Gentile is advocate for Ohio’s veterans

Dear Editor, I am a veteran of the Korean War and spent years working as a coal miner. This November in the election for state senate, I am voting for and strongly support Lou Gentile. I attended a veterans’ roundtable with Sen. Gentile in Bellaire last month. I learned that he has ...

Bellaire football opener showed heart

Dear Editor, Even though we were a few points short of a win, Bellaire’s opener at Nelson Field felt like a victory. It felt like Bellaire. There was no drama, no showboats, no distractions, just a sideline full of kids that were eager to play the game, and a homegrown coaching staff ...

Prosperity lost under Gentile, Dems

Dear Editor, My wife and I moved to Ohio in 1983. In that time I seen this community go from a thriving industrial area with industries like coal, steel, and aluminum in full operation. Slowly under the predominately Democratic leadership these industries have virtually died. As a result ...

Clinton, Dems have dragged U.S. down

Dear Editor, Where has the love and respect for America and human life gone? After eight years of Obama, Clinton and the Democratic Party with all the corruption, lies and cover-ups, America has gone to hell. With all the email scandals and the mishandling of our classified documents, why ...

Car clubs join for fundraiser

Dear Editor, As many of you know, 14 Ohio Valley car clubs recently joined forces for a car cruise at Quaker Steak & Lube at the Highlands. Thanks to all of you who attended, with or without classic vehicles, it was a major success. We raised over $14,000 with every penny going ...

Elect J.P. Dutton as commissioner

To the Editor, As a Belmont County concerned citizen, I have been an observer of our county government for many years. During that time,  I have witnessed a great advancement in the quality of people elected. I believe that J.P. Dutton would be the best candidate to lead Belmont County as we ...

Presidential forum was a disaster

Dear Editor, Did you watch the Commander in Chief Forum? It was a disaster, and not just because of Matt Lauer’s refusal to press Donald Trump on outright lies, like Trump’s previous and consistent support for the Iraq War. But what was really scary was Donald Trump’s vision for the ...

Trump’s gun talk ignores Congress

Dear Editor, Let’s look at what makes guns so attractive. Those who own military-type weapons have probably never fired them at someone who would return fire on them. The only way to take the glamour away is for those who were in combat, and saw the carnage these weapons inflict, to talk ...