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Letters to the Editor

Jefferson JVS

Dear Editor:There is a growing need in the economy for skilled workers and the JVS is working hard to meet that need. Every day we try to provide students the technical skills that will be necessary to become productive workers. Instructors align the curriculum to meet workforce demands and ...

UL Scholarships

Dear Editor,The Union Local Education Foundation would like to thank everyone who donated to he scholarship fund collection held during the football game on 9/10/10. We would also like to thank the Football Moms for donating food and cookies for our Alumni Welcoming Tent that night.Once again ...

Zack Jones

Dear Editor:I would like to thank everyone who came out to support me.I would also like to thank everyone who donated stuff or helped put this benefit on. Thank you to the Extension Office and especially Janet and Amy for all of their time and work they put into this.All of the support and ...

Pro-Wilson

Dear Editor,As a resident of the 6th Congressional District and a member of the education community, I urge voters to continue to support our representative - Charlie Wilson.Amid all the turmoil and allegations that all incumbents should be "tarred and feathered," Charlie has continued to ...

Letter to Congress

Dear Editor,You claim you cannot pass a "Cola for Jo Million". Senior citizens who worked all their lives for retirement!But you pass bills for billions of dollars for other countries and social security for people from other countries.I also will bet at the end of the year you will pass a bill ...

Blame Bush

Dear Editor,I love to read your "Opinion" page, but I would like to remind you that it was President George Bush that first said "Mission Accomplished", not President Barack Obama; and it was President George Bush that took us into an unnecessary war for weapons of mass destruction that didn't ...

Motorcyclists

Dear Editor,I would like to voice my concern on behalf of myself and my fellow motorcycle riders. We have just as much rights to the roadways as cars, trucks and semi trucks do.On Thursday, Aug. 26, myself and four of my friends were on a motorcycle ride on 250 near Tappan Lake and there were ...

Amanda Rosepapa

Dear Editor,We would like to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time. With the loss of our daughter, Amanda, our family has been devastated.Family, friends, co-workers, Amanda's friends and parents of Amanda's friends and co-workers, have kept us strong. We would like to ...

Outsourcing Jobs

Here we go again! Washington politics have outsourced our manufacturing jobs. Now some current Ohio politicians and John Kasich, a candidate for the Ohio governor's office, wants to outsource Ohio's state worker jobs. During the last race for the Ohio's governor's office the idea of privatizing ...

Out-Voted’

Dear Editor,... just like the Ohio Valley Steel Mills...ironclad men of the trapping industry are rusting away one by one....including myself, trappers are a tiny group -out numbered by people that don't fish, hunt and trap....by getting to much of the wrong information relating to those ...

Tea Party

THE?AMERICAN Patriot Council- Washington (Pa)/Jefferson (Ohio)/Hancock(WV) Chapter is sponsoring a Tax Tea Party, on Oct. 23.The event will begin at 10 a.m., ending at noon, on the Town Square adjacent to the City Hall in Wellsburg, WV. The general theme is "Get Out and Vote".Tea Parties are ...

Bellaire Levy

Dear Editor,I live in the Bellaire School District and am concerned about the proposed 12.9 mill levy.You may not know that years ago the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional to fund schools through property taxes. Since this ruling nothing has been done so far to fund schools ...

Ponzo Scholarship

Dear Editor,We would like to take this time to thank everyone involved in the selection of our daughter, Rebecca Tomlinson, to receive the first Betty Ponzo, Alumni Band Scholarship. Our only regret is that Betty is not here to celebrate with us. She was such a beautiful, hard working, ...

General Election

Dear Editor,The election is now at hand and it is time to consider carefully, the views and programs of all seeking office.Consideration should be given to the situation and status of our country which was inherited in the 2008 election.The previous eight years our country was led by a policy ...

Local Pharmacy

Dear Editor,Many, many patients are finding that their insurance's require them to send their prescriptions away; this is cheaper for them. However, there is a price to be paid and that is the business is lost by the local pharmacy.Losing customers is having the same effect as the mall did on ...

Stop China

Dear Editor,The campus tragedy of Tyler Clementi and his suicide is not surprising. We have the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law that needs to be repealed. It is a direct humiliation of another human being. Actually, bullying is the name of the game.If a man or a woman is willing to lay down their ...

No Trespassing

Dear EditorI have a fairly uneventfully life by choice in the Somerton area for about 5 years now.I did have problems with the Rockies Express Pipeline people, who had their land agents and unlicensed surveyors come on to my property without my permission. I ejected them from my property, ...

Pro-Strickland

Dear EditorElection season brings phone calls, unwanted calls for many. I am apparently not the norm because I welcome them if there is a human on the other end. Today was one of the best calls ever.I received a call from college Republicans urging me to listen to a previously recorded ...

Roman Empire

Dear EditorSeveral large banks have put their foreclosures on hold to find out why so many of the docs. were not read by their own people that were in charge of this same process.I say why is anyone surprised about this process, of not reading all the papers, before processing them. After all, ...

Battling Cancer

Dear Editor:During October the American Cancer Society receives more calls about breast cancer than any other type of cancer. That's because October is breast cancer awareness month. Many of the calls are from women who want to learn how they can help in the fight against this ...