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Letters to the Editor

The spiral of silence

Dear Editor, I recently spoke at a church on the subject of the spiral of silence within the modern American church. This is not a new concept but one developed by a German sociologist referring to the church of Germany and the rise of Hitler. It says that as the price of speaking up ...

Retirement of police Sgt. Beth Scales

Dear Editor, I would like to express my gratitude and extend my best wishes to Sergeant Beth Scales who recently retired from the Martins Ferry Police Department following nearly 31 years of exemplary service to the community and Ohio Valley. Sergeant Scales graduated from the Eastern Ohio ...

Your vote is their voice

Dear Editor, The upcoming primary election for Belmont County commissioner on March 19th has a big impact on the direction the county will take for the future. Remember the names Shaun Moran and Vince Giangangeli. They look to restore accountability and integrity to the office and eliminate ...

Precinct 20 candidate introduction

Dear Editor, Hello, my name is Lucien Murzyn and I’d like to announce my write-in candidacy for the Belmont County Republican Party’s Central Committee for Precinct 20 in St Clairsville. I’ve lived in Belmont County since 1983 and have been active in the community in a number of areas. ...

Abomination

Dear Editor: Donald Trump is an ABOMINATION. I find Trump disgusting. Trump is not only an accused criminal (91 felony charges in four major cases), but more importantly a fundamental threat to democracy and a threat to the rule of law. Moreover, Trump is trying to destroy freedom and ...

The true church

Dear Editor, I remember once seeing a very old minister say, “If I have preached the Word to you, it is a hammer. If I have preached the Word to you, it is a sword. If I have preached the Word to you, it is a fire. The Bible shatters us in conviction of sins like a hammer. The Bible pierces ...