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Letters to the Editor

Culture change

Dear Editor, In my seventh decade of this life it has become more difficult to accept change — especially “Culture Change!” Most children are resilient; the elderly, not so much. I recall my first day of school. I was more “resistant” than “resilient.” I can only imagine ...

The new normal

Dear Editor, Cicero wrote, “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.” We are developing within our country a generation of young people who are having their past removed and changed by the leftist socialist progressives. Why is that? Because ...

Local natural gas explosion marks anniversary

Dear Editor, February marks three years since the devastating explosion and blowout of a natural gas well in Belmont County, Ohio. XTO Energy, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, was responsible for this tragedy. Sixty-thousand tons of methane were emitted from this incident, (more than many ...

Shadyside’s Sharing Tree 2020

Dear Editor, I start these Letters to the Editors every year by saying, “another year has come and gone,” but I have to put in there that this has been the CRAZIEST year ever! I don’t think I need to say more. Everyone reading this knows the ups and downs and horrible times we’ve ...

Restoring opportunity and dignity

Dear Editor, Nick Kristof, NY Times two time Pulitzer Prize winning op-ed columnist, suggests the nation’s greatest challenge of making progress of financial fairness and poverty reduction for the bottom third of Americans, the working class, is if we frame the issue of less as one of ...

Workers, residents appreciated

Dear Editor, We at the City administration wanted to recognize our city employees for the job they do for our citizens. As Mayor I must say that I am proud of our entire City workforce and our City Council for the way we have worked together, in this most difficult year as we labored ...

Plow driver thanked

Dear Editor, Want to thank the snowplow driver that cleans my road. When we have cleaned our driveway, he raises his blade so as to not throw snow back in. THANKS. Mary Lee Green Dillonvale

Purple City marks health care revival

Dear Editor, A milestone event recently occurred on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m. with the reopening of the refurbished East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, which had successfully met the health care needs of area residents for well over a century until its most unfortunate closing in ...

Proud Dittohead

Dear Editor, (On Feb. 17), we the American people lost one of our most valuable and influential citizens, Rush Limbaugh. I personally feel like I have lost a best friend or a family member. For three hours a day and five days a week, we all had the opportunity to listen to his brilliance ...

Letters continue to criticize Trump

Dear Editor, Many of the submitted letters to this publication seem to still care to belittle, denigrate and condemn a POTUS that was seeking reelection last year. Nearly one-half of the American voters (75 million) were defeated. NOT just Donald J. Trump, but, 1/2 of America (so to ...

Dictator

Dear Editor, As of this writing, Mr. Biden has done more to destroy our autonomy as a country than his mentor, Barack Obama. It seems very hypocritical for an acting president who claimed in the debates that a man who uses executive orders to rule a country is a dictator yet has signed ...

Time to reduce military spending

Dear Editor, I am a pacifist even though I have served three years on active duty in the U.S. military. I am not religious. I believe in science; faith doesn’t work for me. I won’t believe in an afterlife until someone can scientifically prove to me of the existence of such a place. (I ...

Johnson urged to pass H.R. 1

Dear Editor, I am an Army Veteran in Bill Johnson’s congressional district. I urge Bill to pass the For the People Act (H.R.1). We need a government that works for all of us. It is essential to protect and strengthen voting rights, to end partisan gerrymandering, to close the revolving ...

The Trump effect

Dear Editor, The presidency of Donald J. Trump came to its formal conclusion on Jan. 20, 2021, with the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. as the 46th president of our great nation. President Trump exited quite reluctantly, with his overall approval rating at an abysmal 34 percent, and his ...

Unity?

Dear Editor, The media and government call for unity. Unity of what? Where do I, as a true believer in Jesus Christ and the Bible, have any unity with the proposals that are being put forth by this administration? I’m not angry but I am challenging the Church with this question. ...

Benchmark set for organ donation in Southeast Ohio

Dear Editor, Lifeline of Ohio, along with organ, eye and tissue donors, passed the most significant benchmark in its 35-year history — 446 lives saved in 2020 through organ donation and transplantation. This number reflects the largest amount of lives saved and healed in the organization’s ...

Good riddance

Dear Editor, There are not enough joyous words to express my joy that Trump has been defeated as President of the United States. It is not only being rid of Trump the fraudster, liar, grifter, cheater, impostor, swindler, and on and on that makes me so happy and relieved: It is the ridding ...

Twitter bans

Dear Editor, I would like to comment on the controversy surrounding the media entities who have banned Donald Trump from their platforms. I read an article where an Editor stated that this sets an alarming precedent. I think not! Trump was banned from Facebook and Twitter for speech that ...

Ohio Valley Republicans, keep the faith

Dear Editor, Anti-Trumpers have been looking to remove him from office since his inauguration in 2017. They impeached him over nothing last year and this year, days before his term ends, they want to try to remove him again. Why? They say he called for an insurrection? He did no ...

It is what it is

Dear Editor, It is my belief that Attorney General William Barr resigned his post because to stay, would have made him vulnerable to being goaded by president Trump into jeopardizing his license to practice law. The election debacle in Georgia involves others, including Mr. Raffensperger, ...