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Letters to the Editor

Politics

Dear Editor,I have been receiving a plethora of political mail in the past few weeks from candidates running for office.I noticed that, contrary to past mailing, many of these, mostly Democratic candidates, have no political party affiliation listed.Published news reports indicate that many ...

Buckeye Local

Dear Editor,The Buckeye Local School District held its third annual Back to School Bash on Aug. 8, 2010. Once again more than 1,200 people attended the event and approximately 600 children received back to school supplies, nutritional snacks and treats.A 2010-11 Kick Off Tent with food, a ...

Mr. Wilson

Dear Editor,I would like to thank Charlie Wilson for voting for the Obama, Pelosi and Reid Health Care Plan. I just love it that it has raised my health care plan 25 percent, when he told me that it would go down. If it is so darned great, why didn't you and your buddies have to have it ...

Chuck Probst

Dear Editor:In March of this past year, I started volunteering for the Belmont County Veterans Office.I painted and did odd jobs to help them get ready to move into the building in Bellaire.While I was working there I had the opportunity to talk to Belmont County Commissioner Chuck Probst and ...

School Support

To the Editor:As superintendent of schools, I feel compelled to write in regards to the upcoming general election on Nov. 2.The Switzerland of Ohio Local School System will again ask the voters for their continued support of their school system by approving the renewal of a current levy.The ...

Water Department

Dear Editor,I'd like to respond to an opinion article on Sept. 1, regarding the Village of Bridgeport's Water Department.For 10 years (1981-1991), I was the clerk for the Village of Bridgeport and worked with the superintendent of the Water Department.At that time, we also had the board of ...

Pool Baskets

Dear?EditorDoes anyone know if there are any of the wire baskets left, that we used to put our clothes in at Bellaire swimming pool?I would like to have one if they are available.Also I am looking for pictures and memoriabilia from Indian Run school in Bellaire. I remember the school sold some ...

‘Accountability’

Dear Editor,I am writing because it is a crucial time in America. It is almost time to enter the voting booth and decide which candidates we will be choosing in the coming election.I am not writing to ask people to vote democratic or republican. This is a free country and you have a right and ...

Josh O’Farrell

Dear EditorIn early June, I had the opportunity to meet Josh O'Farrell, the young man selected to replace Representative Allen Sayre as the State Representative for the 96th District. I was immediately impressed by Josh and his story.Josh was born and raised in New Philadelphia the son of a ...

Linda Secrest

Dear EditorHard work and dedication are attributes that we should all strive for and admire in others.Strong character and a commitment to do what is right are qualities that are shown as a result of hard work and leadership.I am writing this letter because I know of no one who embodies these ...

City’s Support

Dear Editor:(To John Davies, service director for the city of Martins Ferry)On behalf of my family, I want to express our deepest appreciation to you and the city of Martins Ferry and Mayor Wallace for the many kindnesses extended to us at the recent loss of my brother, Ron. I want to thank you ...

Veterans Office

Dear Editor:On May 22, 2010 the Belmont County Veterans Office held its grand opening at our new location at 3326 Belmont St. in Bellaire.We would like to thank everyone involved in making it a huge success. We want to thank Steve Sorvalis who waited patiently while we went through all of the ...

Charles Wilson

Dear?EditorOur country was founded as a Republic but operates as a Democratic Republic which allows rule by majority.Therefore our sovereignty resides in the people entitled to vote for officers to represent them in governing. Each state is divided into districts which elects a representative ...

Bamboozled

Dear Editor,The front page article of Saturday, Aug. 14, by Joselyn King which quoted Jan Jennings, chief executive officer of Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital, pertaining to employee weight was a classic Red Herring (or would bamboozled be more descriptive)?To borrow ...

Voters Beware

Dear Editor:We are rapidly approaching mid-term elections.The G.O.P. which had a six-year dictatorship, has not accepted the fact of losing their control of the country. They embarked on a policy of ignoring the needs of the country by blaming their failed policies on the now administration for ...

Charlie Wilson

Dear Editor:So, it seems to me that folks on the west side of the river have a difficult decision to make.Clearly, in many regards, Charlie Wilson has good intentions. Charlie is, by and large, a personable guy who has used his office to help out a variety of people in a variety of ways. It is ...

Stop the Mosque

Dear Editor,There may be one way to stop the mosque from being erected.New York is a big union town. (70 percent of the 41,000 police are union).Nothing gets built without union members being directly involved. Truck drivers, electricians, plumbers, furniture movers, sanitation, heavy ...

Freedom

Dear Editor,The mosque debate in New York City cannot be one sided. Every true blue American in the U.S.A. that lives a life of principal's and values understands how our constitution reads. Equality is a cornerstone of our foundation, as is the right to express your religious freedom. The ...

Glenn Beck

Dear?EditorAfter watching Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally, I notice the English language has undergone a revolutionary change-a change which reflects a crisis in American culture.Patriotism has changed to Patrianity (pronounced Pa-tree-an-ity) to embellish its new privileged status as the ...

Restoration

Dear?EditorAmerica faces many problems, some of which seem insurmountable. The answers to these problems will not be found in politics. The November elections, while important in slowing down the fundamental transformation of America, will not solve our problems. Our problems will not be solved ...