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Letters to the Editor

An extraordinary public servant

Dear Editor, As an unfortunate result of term limits, Dec. 31, 2020, marked the completion of the tenure of Bellaire native, Ohio state Rep. Jack Cera, serving the 96th Ohio House District, which includes Jefferson, Monroe and parts of Belmont counties, a most impressive legislative career ...

Couple expresses appreciation

Dear Editor, We would like to give Dr. Pollock and his staff at Schiffler Cancer Center a thumbs up. They are kind, respectful and go above and beyond to give the best care possible. We are so lucky to have doctors, nurses, aides and receptionists like this at our local hospital. ...

Fraud

Dear Editor, The evidence presented, with regard to irregularities and illegalities, in the 2020 Presidential election have been brought forward. It has not received legal actions, as it would not merit “Fraud”. The MAGA masses have been dwarfed by the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris ...

Time for Change in Ohio Marijuana Law

Dear Editor, My name is Matt Saxton. I live in Knox County. I work in IT and was a journalist prior. I also was in an SUV crash at 3:16 p.m Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003. Since then, I have suffered from degenerative disc disease. I also have chronic radiculopathy. A few years ago, I took opioids ...

Thank you volunteers

Dear Editor, St. Clairsville Area Council of Churches Food Pantry thanks all the volunteers that helped with the Christmas Giving Services held at the First Presbyterian Church and Food Pantry held on December 3rd an 10th at 9:30 am and 1 pm. We served 120 families of the St. ...

Fascism: A major threat

Dear Editor: I was about 12 when I first learned about the holocaust — the slaughter of 6 million Jews — and I have wondered forever more how the German people, a supposed civilized people, could allow a madman like Hitler lead them to commit the greatest crime in the history of the ...

Time remains

Dear Editor, The founders of this nation wisely provided measures for a time such as this. Given three possibilities, honesty, courage, and reason will be necessary for the rectification of this brazen attempt through the election process to overthrow the United States as founded! ...

Reader reacts to letter

Dear Editor, One of your self-ordained religion experts recently shared his Bible research concerning present day events; this has allowed him to determine the November election was stolen. He is distressed that 50 or 60 million people voted to murder babies, to “deny” Israel, to ...

Trump lost

Dear Editor, Being a Republican used to mean being rational. We were more concerned with facts than feelings. But there’s one fact some Republicans are having trouble with: Donald Trump lost this election fair and square. Now he seems hell-bent on bringing our party and country down with ...

Let them eat cake

Dear Editor, “Let them eat cake,” is what Marie Antoinette said about the starving Parisians in 1789. While unlike late 18th century France America currently has not had cases of actual starvation, but it has, however, been shown that one in eight Americans reported they often didn’t ...

Many thanks for grants

Dear Editor, The students of St. Clairsville-Richland City Schools will have the benefit of new and exciting hands-on activities because of grants like the one supplied by the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and Gulfport Energy. Several grants were awarded and will be used in the following ...

An attempted coup

Dear Editor, Why is it that current President Donald J. Trump continues his unprecedented, and futile, efforts to attempt to overturn the results of what has, unquestionably, proven to be a completely lawful, fair and democratic election that he lost quite decisively? Sadly, however, he ...

Readers disagree

Dear Editor, This letter is in response to a couple letters and some totally idiotic statements made by the authors! First, one of the frequent authors has accused President Trump of negligent homicide for the totally negligent killing of thousands of COVID-19 victims! First ,Mr. supposedly ...

The Election

ear Editor, I’ve been reading the book of John and Luke in the Bible. I search the Word of God a lot to see what is really happening around us. One of the main things that Jesus impressed upon His disciples was that he would send the Holy Spirit and that he called His spirit, ‘the ...

Absolute power warning

Dear Editor, In the late 18th century, Lord Acton warned us: “Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.” I thought of Lord Acton’s warning as I read Robert Defrank’s news article ‘Red Wave’ floods local seats in The Times Leader. The Belmont County Republican Party now ...

Ohio’s AG

Dear Editor, As Ohio’s attorney general, Dave Yost is supposed to represent the interests of the people of this state, not Donald Trump and his failed presidential campaign. But that’s exactly what Yost is doing by intervening in a lawsuit to throw out ballots cast by Pennsylvania ...

Sharing the burden

Small-town budgets have been facing challenges for many years. As costs to provide basic services increase while taxpayers exhibit less willingness to dig deeper into their pockets, the task facing many local officials becomes even more difficult. Give officials in Belmont, Bethesda and ...

Joe Biden a noble, corageous man

Dear Editor, Ernest Hemingway said: “Courage is grace under pressure.” I believe Joe Biden is a very courageous man as demonstrated by his endless grace. Alice Cary wrote in her poem Nobility: “For he who is honest is noble ... ” Joe Biden is a noble man as he demands truth ...

The great theft

Dear Editor, I remember as a child watching the Christmas cartoon “How the Grinch stole Christmas.” It was a fantasy. It could never happen in real life. How wrong I was. You see, Virginia, there is a Grinch. In fact there are several Grinches — media, big tech, the Democrat party, ...

Raise the minimum wage

Dear Editor, The first act I want our new President Biden to do is sign an executive order mandating (violation a misdemeanor) the wearing of a mask near people outside of the home. Wearing of a mask is the proven best thing people can do to fight the killer virus COVID-19. Immediately after ...