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Letters to the Editor

Blackmail the universe? Not!

Dear Editor, In his “Great Divorce” (chapter 8), C.S. Lewis states the following: “What some people say on earth is that the final loss of one soul gives the lie to all the joy of those who are saved.’ “Ye see it does not.” “I feel in a way that it ought to.” “That ...

Suffer little children

Dear Editor, According to the American Civil Liberties Union 545 is how many children have been separated from their families by U.S. border officials in 2017 and 2018 and that still (as of Oct. 20) haven’t made contact with their parents. Separating — ripping from their parents arms — ...

OSU working with survivors

Dear Editor, A recent editorial about sexual abuse by former Ohio State doctor Richard Strauss failed to mention that the university has reached settlement agreements with 185 survivors totaling $46.7 million. No taxpayer, tuition or restricted donor funds are utilized for these settlements, ...

OV Street Survivors thank sponsors

Dear Editor, The officers and members of the Ohio Valley Street Survivors Car Club would like to thank the attached list of sponsors for their help in making the twenty-ninth Oglebay Good Zoo Car, Truck, Motorcycle and Tractor Show the success that it was. Because of the businesses that ...

Advice for recent guest columnist

Dear Editor, With respect to the recent article on the opinion page in The Times Leader on Sept. 6 by former Belmont County Republican GOP chairman Chris Gagin, who was reaching out to his MAGA friends regarding “How do I explain Trump’s America to my daughter?” I would like to help! ...

Open Sand Hill

Dear Editor, It is becoming increasingly frustrating dealing with the closure of Sand Hill Road (County Road 4). This has been going on since late summer of last year. First there was a traffic light at the slip which was fine. Now however, the road has been completely closed since March. I ...

Choose J.P. Dutton for Belmont County commissioner

Dear Editor, I wanted to share some first-hand knowledge of Belmont County Commissioner J.P. Dutton. I have had the opportunity to work with Commissioner Dutton for the past four years. Both of us came into office at the same time and often reach out to each other for perspective and advice ...

Remember judicial races

Dear Editor, We have a lot to consider on Election Day. As a matter of fact, judicial races are extremely important but oftentimes get overlooked. I have found, though, that you really need to do some research before you cast your vote. One race that is of great interest to me is the Ohio ...

Past meets today

Dear Editor, The Bible is the first place that tells us history repeats and generations commit the mistakes of their ancestors. (Ecclesiastes 1:9-11) So it is no surprise when I saw “certain groups” restrain from condemning the riots until they were absolutely forced to condemn them for ...

Grandparents’ Rights

Dear Editor, So the Purple Riders had a cross-country race today, an invitational at Meadowbrook. Because of COVID, it was restricted to only parents and siblings. The next invitational is also restricted, and then come OVAC, District, and Regional, etc. The decision evidently ...

Catholics’ moral obligations in voting

Dear Editor, For Catholics, responsible citizenship, including voting, is important. However, a critical issue hasn’t been explained very well to Catholic voters: a political candidate’s position on just one issue disqualifies that candidate from receiving votes from faithful Catholics. ...

Keep prayer, anthem in schools

Dear Editor, A new anthem for what? The old said it all. When schools used to recite The Lord’s Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, we were being taught that all people matter. Why do others feel that it is necessary to change our respect to our flag if they would just ...

Support the Police

Dear Editor, Endorsements from the police for a political candidate are rare, and I’m honored to be the only local candidate endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1 for the 2020 election. Men and women who choose a law enforcement career are choosing one of the world’s most ...

Fix criminal justice system

Dear Editor, The United States Criminal Justice system is severely broken. The current system is morally repugnant — it’s probably beyond repair. What gives me the right to sound off about crime and punishment? My credentials on this subject are actually substantial. As Oneida County ...

Access to affordable prescription drugs

Dear Editor, As our country faces both a public health and a looming economic crisis, access to affordable prescription drugs is crucial. Unfortunately, as drug prices continue to rise, the pharmaceutical industry is attempting to dismantle one program that already ensures access to ...

Abortion stance to determine vote

Dear Editor, The most powerful and effective speaker at the political conventions was Abby Johnson of Texas. She was once a clinic manager for Planned Parenthood but has now become an anti-abortion activist. She described what changed her beliefs about abortion. She witnessed an ...

Masks can help control COVID-19

Dear Editor, I was surprised that this paper would publish a recent letter to the editor stating there is no evidence face masks are effective in controlling the spread of the COVID-19 virus and that requiring wearing of masks is part of a plot to make this a communist type country. We are ...

Trump prevails despite opposition

Dear Editor, For all of you Trump haters, I am providing a link that you can look at 710wor.iheart.com/featured/Mark Simone because the list is way too long to add here. This list includes the many accomplishments of our President, many of which have been promised by politicians for years! ...

‘Help’ offered for guest columnist

Dear Editor, This submission is to aid a recent plea for help from a guest commentator of The Times Leader. In regard to explaining “Trump’s America” to a 5-year-old child, I will start the help with this, this is the People’s America. I am sorta stunned to see the ignorance as ...

Reader disagrees with letter on bomb

Dear Editor, I have read many of Bill Bryant’s letters in your newspaper. Some of his ideas I have agreed with and some I have not. When I read the one in my paper of Aug. 8, I felt a cold chill right down my spine! I believe if Mr. Bryant had been with me aboard the USS SC(C) 1349 the ...