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Letters to the Editor

Enough!

Dear Editor, As I look upon the American landscape, I have only one word to say to my fellow Americans of this great country: Enough! We have allowed the perverse and destructive too much leeway for too long. This is no longer a civil battle between ideologies of Democrats and Republicans ...

Words of a warrior

Dear Editor, I am a United States Army Warrior. I will fight for freedom with honor, diligence and valor. I so love my country that I will fight or die for it, anywhere, anytime. I love America with all my being. Should I be injured, I will accept that. If I die, I will hope my loved ones ...

Health questions

Dear Editor, At the recent West Point Commencement Ceremony, where President Trump, sans wearing a protective mask, which is strongly recommended by virtually all medical professionals, gave the commencement speech honoring the Academy’s 2020 graduates. The President was seen as having a ...

Needed Speech

Dear Editor, The transforming speech in response to the police murder of George Floyd that Donald Trump should have been inspired to make is the following speech by Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 4, 1968, in response to the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King. “I ...

The blame lies with Trump

Dear Editor, As President Donald J. Trump is currently very aggressively engaged in a very vigorous campaign to attempt to place the responsibility/blame for the coronavirus pandemic tragedy in the United States on China as well as others, how is it explained that we, the greatest nation in ...

Survival

Dear Editor, A story: Long ago, cavemen learned to make fires. They learned it fended off predators, such as saber toothed tigers, very huge saber toothed bears and a NEW corona virus attacker with a HUGE far spreading bite. The cave clan kept the fires burning. On the other side of the ...

PTT/Daelim dragging their feet

Dear Editor, In reference to the latest announcement (last week) of yet another delay by Daelim/PTT: This only serves to reinforce and further the doubt held by many people of this project’s long-term effect on the health of the region. Are we surprised? A question worthy of ...

Hope

Dear Editor, Our nation and the world is under a terrible plague at the moment. We face possibly the worst pandemic since 1918. We are uncertain of what will happen to us and our loved ones. This is an unseen enemy and tonight my wife reminded me that there is one whose evil is even ...

Public must be heard on permits

Dear Editor, I am in complete agreement with the editorial in the April 13, 2020, Intelligencer that an actual physical public meeting is essential regarding the injection wells proposed for a site near St. Clairsville. These wells would be handling shale gas extraction wastewater. The ...

Cracker plant not good for valley

Dear Editor, It was recently reported that PTT Global Chemical and its partner, Daelim Chemical, would receive a 15-year tax abatement if they build the gas-to-plastics ethane cracker plant in Belmont County that they proposed in 2015. The companies would be exempt from paying property ...

Look ahead, not back

Dear Editor, On April 15 Nicholas Kristoff in the New York Times said: “If I seem angry, it’s because I’ve seen too many women dying in childbirth in poor countries, too many children dying of diarrhea, too much leprosy. Gutting the W.H.O. will mean more kids dying of malnutrition, more ...

We will get through this

Dear Editor, New York’s death toll from COVID-19 climbed to 2,935 on Friday, up from 2,373 the day before — the “highest single increase in the number of deaths since we started,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said. There have now been more than 102,000 confirmed cases statewide and 14,810 ...

Don’t downplay the severity of Covid-19

Dear Editor, I was surprised during these times when we are being subjected to misinformation downplaying the prevalence of Covid-19 and its harms that the Times Leader would publish a letter like Hugh Nile’s Letter to the Editor “Overreaction will lead to a depression” in the Sunday, ...

This shall pass

Dear Editor, Every generation has an event which serves as an historical point of demarcation. The passage of time will determine that. Certainly, the events of the past month have done much to counter any positive connotation of “globalism.” The skeptic in me asks: what will be ...

Getting there with Jesus Christ

Dear Editor, When I was a little girl, and Mum and Daddy and I would go on vacation, or drive to a distant location, about one, or one and a half hours would pass, and Daddy would hear these words from the back seat of the car: “Daddy, are we almost there?” Of course, Mum ...

Silver Lining

Dear Editor, I want to be mad. I want to be mad at the virus and the government. I want to be mad at people taking all the toilet paper and the person in the express lane with too much stuff or standing too close to me. I want to be angry at the guy turning right on red in front of me and ...

Freeing inmates

With Ohio still a couple of weeks away from the expected peak of COVID-19 cases, Gov. Mike DeWine is considering release of some state prison inmates to hold the death toll down. His concern is valid. Jails and prisons are playgrounds for communicable diseases, and COVID-19 is extraordinarily ...

Overreaction will lead to a depression

Dear Editor, Sunday (March 22), Governor DeWine shut down the restaurants and bars in Ohio—What? Doesn’t Mike know that the food service jobs in Ohio are about 10% of the jobs in Ohio? Many of these affected people are rather low income people—what are they supposed to do? Will these ...

FDR’s Freedom of Fear

Dear Editor, In President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first inaugural address he taught us: “The only thing to fear is fear itself.” Extreme fear — caused by the coronavirus as our constant companion — should gives us pause to reflect on the possible loss of our freedoms. Our ...

An ideal President

Dear Editor, Here is an agenda for an honorable and dignified President: NATIONAL SECURITY: Our President’s most sacred duty is to protect the people of the United States. Diplomacy should always be the first defensive method to be used to protect our national security. There are three ...