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Letters to the Editor

Belmont Courts

Dear Editor,This letter is in reference to the Belmont County Court system consolidation. I hope all of you out there will support the County Commissioners in their effort with this project.This is a major step in saving Belmont County over $200,000 a year. No one will lose their job over this ...

SHS Banquet

Dear?EditorOn Sunday, May 2 Shadyside Student Council honored more than 100 students in grades 9-12 who have excelled academically over this past school year. The students had to be on the honor roll for the first three nine weeks in order to be eligible for this banquet. John "Gizzle" ...

Thank you

Dear Editor,The family of John M. Ruskowski is humbled by the kindness and generosity of our families, friends and co-workers, neighbors and everyone who shared a moment of prayer for John, who was killed in a horrific truck/automobile accident last month.So many wonderful people will receive a ...

Where did it go?

Dear Editor,Where did it go, and where is it now?If you remember, when the lottery started, they said it would be for the schools and roads, well, where is it now?We need that money. They have the nerve to ask us to give for the very things that the lottery money was to be for. Don't get me ...

Cumberland Trail

Dear Editor,I saw a recent newspaper article interview and quoting Assistant Chief Ken Saffell, of the Cumberland Trail Fire District. It is Emergency Medical Services providers week. Such is a very worthy professional calling to celebrate. I've represented this district for many years and have ...

Memorial Day

To the Editor,Coming up this Memorial Day, the 31st of May, each of us need to take time to stop and pay our respects for those men and women who have died protecting and preserving the freedoms of this great nation.With the increasing political turmoil, unpredictable economic times, and threat ...

Post Office Help

Dear Editor,A big "Thank You" to the Martins Ferry Post Office, the people of Martins Ferry and Roger Keys for donating the food they collected on Saturday, May 8, to the St. John's Lutheran Church Food Pantry.Thanks again, and God Bless you all.Marlyn BoggsPeggy RogersNicole ThomasErma Stoica

Band Kudos

Dear EditorOn behalf of all the St. Clairsville Band Parents, I want to extend our most sincere congratulations to the band and directors for receiving and Excellent rating at the State Large-Group Adjudication on April 30 in Canton, Ohio. I also want to extend our gratitude for the excellent ...

Thank You

Dear Editor,The Women's Club of Bridgeport would like to say a special "Thank You" to all of the following businesses who donated money or a door prize for our recent Longaberger Bingo which was held on April 11, at St. Anthony's Hall in Bridgeport.They include: Amanda Adams, Longaberger ...

Buckeye Local

Dear EditorThe future, born out of the mind of intellectual dreamers, is still strong and worth looking forward to. Buckeye Local has the tools they need to teach, if they are willing to use them. I just graduated from Buckeye Local a few years ago, and all I did was throw a wadded ball of ...

Profiling

Dear Editor,Considerable comments have been made about Arizona's new immigration enforcement law. 70 percent of the State's residents and 100 percent of the police support it. The liberals and most of the offenders call it profiling and believe that it should not be used.How, then, can you ...

Ferry Police

Dear?EditorAfter all the negative publicity regarding the Martins Ferry Police Department, and hopefully, all the corrupt practices have evaporated.I'd like to express my appreciation for the assistance that a friend and I received from Martins Ferry police officer Beth Scales. In the process ...

Immigration

Dear EditorPresident Barack Obama criticized Arizona's tough immigration bill as irresponsible Friday and said his administration is examining whether it would violate civil rights.Obama said the federal government must act responsibly to reform national immigration law - or "open the door to ...

Chamber Thanks

Dear Editor,On behalf of the Bridgeport Area Chamber of Commerce, we would like to thank all of the local businesses that support our reverse drawing which is our biggest fundraiser which was held recently at St. Joseph's School.We realize that times have been tough but all of you continually ...

Beer at Zoo

Dear Editor:Good grief! This is a bad idea.Selling beer at the Good Zoo! Come on.One page of The Times Leader has the article "April is Alcohol Awareness Month", then turn the page and there it is, "Oglebay Zoo may sell beer".Tell me, what does having beer at the zoo while with your ...

St. C. Thanks

Dear EditorThe St. C. Vocal Music Boosters; Mr. Chad Smith, director of the St. C. Singers; Mr. Wayne Berk, choral director at St. Clairsville High School; and members of the St. C. Singers, Chamber Choir, and Sweet Harmony would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the local ...

Bellaire Levy

Dear Editor,I am writing in support of the Bellaire Local Schools levy coming up in May. The current situation of our school district is a shame. Something has to be done about this now! Already the jobs of so many teachers/staff who myself and my children have had the privilege to know and ...

Against Levy

Dear Editor,After reading the article concerning the Bellaire Education Association in the March 24 issue of The Times Leader, I felt compelled to write a letter concerning the pending levy issue on the ballot. I had to laugh when I read one high school teacher said the "students always come ...

Bridgeport Schools

Dear Editor,I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to the "residents" of the Bridgeport Exempted Village School District for all their past support in providing a quality education for the boys and girls of our district.Over the past 20 years, you have been ...

Bellaire Levy

Dear EditorDuring difficult economic times, it's asking a lot of a community to pass a school levy. The challenge is even greater when a community feels it needs answers and accountability. While the passage of the Bellaire Local Schools' levy may seem a formidable challenge, I believe the ...