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Letters to the Editor

Seniors cut short

Dear Editor, As a member of the Ohio Valley Catholic Community and Tte Diocese of Steubenville, I am compelled to address the sad issue of theft from within that was blasted on the 6 o’clock news this evening! Parishioners attend Mass weekly, tossing their money envelopes into the ...

Destruction of the family unit

Dear Editor, My friends and family are constantly asking/complaining about conditions in American today. The great communist leader leader Joseph Stalin once stated that if the Communist Party could destroy the family unit in America then communism could enter America without firing a ...

Reunite families

Dear Editor, We are deeply concerned about families in our congregations and communities that are being separated and penalized by current immigration law. Spouses of U.S. citizens are the highest priority for legal immigration, yet many families continue to face obstacles that make it ...

Options

Dear Editor, Nearly two thousand years ago, the template for history is revealed in the options presented by “King Herod, Barabbas, Caesar, or Jesus Christ” as described herein. First, King Herod, “in a furious rage” killed babies in order to eliminate any threat to his reign ...

Ramsey Clark

Dear Editor, I was sued for $2 million by a teamster lawyer that was representing the Oneida County, N.Y., deputy sheriff’s union. (I had said “I don’t like the cops reporting to the robbers.”) They sued for two million, instead of one, because the county only carried one million in ...

Soft totalitarianism

Dear Editor, What is soft totalitarianism? It will be the end of freedom for anyone who doesn’t tote the “Great Reset — build back better” one-party line of the future. All you have to do is look at China’s social credit scores and you will understand the control mechanism that ...

Hypocrisy about illegal immigration

Dear Editor, Where is the useless Biden administration? Illegals crossing the borders, children and adults being housed in facilities over their capacities, reports of children being abused physically and sexually on their trip to the border and after crossing! If any child care facility ...

Guns kill

Dear Editor, The United States now has more guns (around 400 million) than people (330 million). Americans make up about 4.4 percent of the global population but own 42 percent of the world’s guns. I keep pondering as to why any sensible person would want more than perhaps a shotgun and ...

Time Fulfilled

Dear Editor, Good Friday and Easter commemorate the “price Jesus paid” to establish the Great Salvation. What was the “price” Jesus paid? Paradoxically, on the cross, Jesus’ priceless, resolute obedience completes the Great Commandment in his body of flesh that perfected faith, ...

Mainstream media sells distortion

Dear Editor, I only submit again from recently as to provide an Rx (prescription) for the media. Yes, The Times Leader as well. Get real! I swear, the Revolutionary, Lamppost, TownCaller who would yet proclaim support King George III would be close to tars and feathers if not stifling. ...

Turning to higher power in pandemic

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Masks, social distancing and vaccines are all great. I recommend this for everyone. But on social media, I hear little about a higher power. I know that churches do have prayers for the coronavirus, and that is good. ...

Cruz puts politics before people

Dear Editor, Is it now becoming quite obvious that the junior U.S. senator from Texas, Ravael Edward “Ted” Cruz, is working diligently to assume the demagogic leadership role of former President Donald J. Trump in the Republican Party, as much like the former president, Sen. Cruz appears ...

What Biden voters got for the U.S.

Dear Editor, Thank you Biden voters! Caution, if you read on your feelings may be hurt: Because of you America has a 78-year-old mentally and physically impaired man in the most demanding job on the planet. (You may want to read that again.) Let us not forget the gem in the No. 2 ...

The secret to school spirit

Dear Editor, The best way to upset some people is to tell the truth. We are all familiar with the adage, “The truth shall set you free.” But more often than not, the truth will set you apart, especially with those who don’t want to accept the realities of life. This is also the case with ...

Gun Control

Dear Editor, The right to bear arms is protected by our Constitution, the highest law in the land. The Second amendment says, “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Does the ...

Josh Mandel is not good for Ohio

Dear Editor, Two days after the Atlanta mass shooting, Josh Mandel appeared on NBC4 TV in an interview with veteran journalist Colleen Marshal where he whined and complained about how Twitter removed one of his racist tweets in which he used derogatory terms to describe Muslims and ...

Democrats’ first 50 days in office

Dear Editor, Any one Democrat or Republican that could vote for impeachment with all the lies and fabrication of videos, plus all the past statement that has been said by other Democrats and Republicans in the past four years, they are all just as guilty if not more than who they are trying to ...

Democrat giveaway

Dear Editor, The Governor and Lt. Governor of Ohio are complaining, rightly so, that Ohio will not receive its fair share of the Biden $1.9 trillion bailout bill. Since Ohio is not a Democratic run state that has not given the farm away “yet,” we will get to subsidize with our tax dollars ...

What is ‘first’ in America?

Dear Editor, I look forward to, and enjoy reading, the ‘Opinion Page’ here. But often, I find myself needing to rebut, or flat out repudiate some political expressions here. I’m often pleased to read the expressions of gratitude towards civic minded and care-giving people of our area. ...

State should provide local health care

Dear Editor, I am a resident of Belmont County. Hospitals in Martins Ferry and Bellaire, Ohio, have closed over the past three years. Recently it became public knowledge in the local paper that West Virginia University has acquired Barnesville Hospital in Barnesville, Ohio. My question is ...