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Letters to the Editor

Founding Fathers are rolling in graves

Dear Editor, Our democracy is crumbling in front of us and I feel there’s nothing we can do about it. I never thought I would see the day when an attorney would be in front of our Senate claiming that it doesn’t matter if a president asked a foreign nation to meddle in our campaign ...

President Trump and Catholics

Dear Editor, My name is John Ney. I am a practicing Catholic with deep concerns for the future of our children and grandchildren. Do you realize that since our country legalized the murder of our unborn children, President Trump is the first sitting president to attend and support the Right ...

Writer wrong about Soros

Dear Editor, The most recent contribution from our conspiracy theorist involves George Soros; according to the writer, Soros was a Nazi collaborator who somehow orchestrates the Democratic party. This fantasy, which can be traced back to Alex Jones, Dinesh D’Sousa and like-minded ...

Eminent domain not appropriate for Bridgeport stadium

Dear Editor, I have been following the recent developments concerning the Bridgeport School District’s plan to take a thriving business through the use of eminent domain. I refer our readers to the definition of eminent domain. It is the power of the government to take private property ...

Challenging facts in the Trump years

Dear Editor, Although President Trump, who for the record, is the only individual in the history of our great nation to serve in the highest office in our land with literally no prior political, governmental or military experience, likes to incessantly pontificate that “his economy is the ...

A Matter of Ultimate Importance

Dear Editor, The Wisconsin-based “Freedom From Religion Foundation” embodies a profound oxymoron in that it presumes to dictate public policy thus making itself the ultimate authority for everyone. This foundation confuses the tenets of the French Revolution based on atheism with ...

Bernie is a sure loser

Dear Editor, Bernie Sanders has no realistic chance of being elected president. If you actually want to see Medicare for All implemented, vote for Elizabeth Warren. Senator Warren can win, whereas Bernie Sanders is a sure loser. Until these myopic, naive Bernie Bros. can satisfactorily ...

Political issues to ponder this season

Dear Editor, Everybody that voted for President Trump knows by now that the wing dings in Congress have finally succeeded in trying to remove a duly elected president over a single phone call to Ukraine’s President that amounted to nothing. I’m not going to go into a lot of detail ...

You Can Count On Me

Dear Editor, Originally recorded in 1970, the song “Merry Christmas Darling” was a hit. The song, written in the fall of 1970 by Karen Carpenter, her husband Richard, and one Frank Pooler, was released on a 7-inch single that year by A&M records. The song was number one on the ...

Sharing a different perspective

Dear Editor, At first, after reading the letter to the editor, “Restrain Netanyahu,” I had no intentions of responding, but the more I thought about the opinion of the writer and how much I disagreed with his assessment of Prime Minister Netanyahu and Israel, I decided I wanted to look at ...

Shining a light on suicide awareness

Dear Editor, On Sunday, April 28, 2019, Jerry’s Walk — Illuminating Suicide Awareness held its third annual suicide prevention walk in St. Clairsville. The event is an opportunity to encourage an open conversation around suicide with a goal of removing the stigma attached to what is ...

Churches thank Day of Prayer contributors

Dear Editor, St. Clairsville Council of Churches takes this opportunity to thank Carri Graham, Times Leader staff writer for the wonderful article for the National Day of Prayer ceremony held at Belmont County Courthouse ...

Solution To Roads

Dear Editor, All Martins Ferry needs to do: Declare our city a third world country for at least a year. Federal money (our money) will pour in at a fantastic rate. But first, our congressman will need to have a fact-finding mission to Martins Ferry by way of Paris, London or other favorable ...

Members wanted

Dear Editor, The Martins Ferry Area Historical Society would like to announce the membership drive for 2019-20. The MFAHS operates the Sedgwick House Museum to keep the history and heritage of Martins Ferry available to citizens of the city. Individual memberships are $10; couples, families, ...

It’s My Turn

Dear Editor, Isn’t life a bowl of cherries? Everything is fine and all is well, when suddenly it begins to happen. You know what I mean: You haven’t had a toothache for 20 years or the fridge has lasted since the stone age. The washer and dryer have been operating fine since Nixon was ...

Passing of an icon

Dear Editor, I would like to respectfully express my condolences in memorializing and reflecting on the iconic career and exemplary life of Bridgeport native John J. Havlicek, who sadly passed away recently. Mr. Havlicek, who was a 1958 graduate of Bridgeport High School, where he ...

Keep working toward Medicare for All

Dear Editor, Big Pharmaceutical companies are at it again. Already this year, 60 pharmaceutical companies jumped prices of over 300 drugs, some by as much as four times the rate of inflation. And the worst part is, it’s perfectly legal. If a pharmaceutical company wants to inflate the ...

Lions Club thanks supporters

Dear Editor, The Warren Township Lions Club would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all who have supported our efforts and projects during the year. We loved your attendance and feedback at our summer “Concerts in the Park” season as we tried our best to provide a ...

Jesus still heals

Dear Editor, I am here to tell you that there is nothing too impossible for the Lord to do! He is still in the healing business. On June 7, 2012, I was told that I had stage 4B sinus cancer. That was a day that I will never forget. Six different doctors at UPMC in Pittsburgh told me I was ...

Time to build St. C.

Dear Editor, It is a great honor and privilege to be a social studies teacher at St. Clairsville High School. During my 14 years of service, I have witnessed many changes in state curriculum and testing requirements, along with the expansion and addition of many programs and opportunities ...