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Letters to the Editor

Open Mind

Once again, I read in your Sunday edition that the good old USA is flexing its military power off the coast of South Korea.Now keep in mind, I am a U.S. military veteran myself and I am not anti anything except maybe anti stupid. Why in God's name are we messing with these crazy people in North ...

Koscoe Thanks

Dear?EditorHello. My name is Kara Koscoe and I would like to take the time to express our gratitude to the people from all over the Ohio Valley. We held a Pinto Baseball Tournament last weekend in Flushing, Ohio called "The Kaden Classic." I cannot express our appreciation enough. I would ...

Port Authority

Dear Editor:For the second time in two weeks, it is with great disappointment and frustration that I have to continually read about the discontent and differences of opinion in the commissioners' meeting.As a former county commissioner and one of three who created the Belmont County Port ...

Child’s Safety

Dear Editor,I am writing this letter to let all of you residents living up on top of W. 36th St. Hill in Shadyside to know that you now have a crosswalk and a school sign at the bottom of the hill. This means, slow down.I would like to think that when you all see the sign you would get the ...

Golf Carts

Dear Editor,In reference to golf carts on the streets and roadways of Martins Ferry. My first thoughts would be - this is not a retirement community or a golf course.Council members, Kristi Davis and Paul Riethmiller had some very good points. There is a big difference between a motor cycle and ...

Bellaire Pool

Dear?EditorWhatever happened to the Bellaire swimming pool?I remember when it was built. I spent my summers there, and on the bleachers and at the tennis court.It was not mentioned in all the pools in the valley, so I guess it is not there any more. How sad for Bellaire teens.My nephew from ...

Dangerous Sun

Dear EditorDuring the summer months the level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can be greater than in the winter months. And with increased time spent on outdoor activities, exposure to UV rays is often prolonged.We have all heard that excessive prolonged exposure to UV rays can lead ...

Valid comments

Dear Editor,With a more frequent and caustic tone, many letters to the editor go unchecked or without challenge.While opinions should be encouraged, their validity needs to be considered as well. One may be entitled to their own opinion, but they are not entitled to their own facts or creation ...

Education Center

Dear EditorAs one of those 50 million plus people who have been directly or indirectly affected by the war in Vietnam, I am thankful to the Belmont County Commissioners and the Belmont County Veterans Service Commission for endorsing the establishment of an Education Center in Washington, ...

Tricia Graham

Dear Editor,I live in Wheeling and have been buying and reading The Times Leader for 24 years and have written letters to your paper in the past. I participate in local road races and that is how I met Tricia Graham.A little over two years ago, she did a story on the Barton race. I was in the ...

Perversion

Dear Editor,President Obama signed the Financial Reform Bill into law on July 21st. It passed along essentially party lines. A top level look at this bill will clearly demonstrate what a perverse piece of legislation it is.We can argue over whom and what caused the current financial crisis and ...

Shadyside ‘Love’

Dear Editor,I hope I have gotten the attention of the people in the village of Shadyside who can do what needs to be done in order to finally get this accomplished.Don't get me wrong, I am life-long resident of Shadyside and consider it to be the best village in the country. But something has ...

Betraying Barnesville

Dear EditorWhen it was clear that the U.S. and its allies were going to win War World II, the Polish generals and the leaders of the resistance in Hungary and Czechoslovakia, prior to the disaster at Yalta, met with Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, seeking financial assistance to ...

School of Hope

Dear Editor,As the school year has ended and summer is here, I am writing this letter to extend a very heartfelt thanks to a very special group of teachers, aides and staff who work at the School of Hope in St. Clairsville.Our son, Noah, has been a student at the school since he was ...

Town-Hall Meeting

Dear Editor,On the evening of Wednesday, July 7, in the auditorium of the Martins Ferry Public Library, State Representative, John Domenick of Ohio's 95th District held, what I consider to have been, a very informative town-hall style meeting.Mr. Domenick was very gracious and very receptive to ...

Pay it Outward

Dear Editor,A benefit that was successful on so many ways:...friends congregating to have fun...the desire to help others in need was in high gear...we all learned a valuable lesson about how fragile life is...great food...lots of smilesYou can never be prepared for those three dreadful words, ...

Thank you

Dear?EditorOn June 26th of this year, the Irish Football Moms and Team had their 3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast. The event was a huge success to raise money to support the football team. It was a great success due to a few wonderful people and businesses who donated.We would like to thank Bob ...

Boys State

Dear Editor,I am writing this note to thank the American Legion Post 159 in St. Clairsville for selecting me to attend the 2010 Buckeye Boys State held in Bowling Green, Ohio on June 12-20.It was an experience that I will never forget. I met many people that I plan to keep as lifelong ...

Attitude Change

Dear EditorMy question is, why in this bad economy and time of hardship are we still walking all over the working man?It's bad enough that I see people on welfare and with no jobs, driving nicer vehicles then me, jobless people living way better than I am? What really bothers me is the way our ...

80th Birthday

Dear EditorI would like to thank everyone who attended my surprise 80th birthday party at the Flushing Fire Hall on Sunday the 27th of June. Thank you all so much for the cards, gifts and your presence. It really meant a lot to me. Thank you again.Joyce JohnenFlushing