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Letters to the Editor

Economic reporting discrepancies

Dear Editor, As the economy of our great nation, which had been undeniably quite good until the onset of COVID-19 several months ago, appears to be, by his and his Republican cohorts, the greatest “accomplishment” of his presidency as indicated on numerous occasions by President Donald J. ...

Help is available

Dear Editor, Many Ohioans are having a tough time paying their bills because of the pandemic — and we want to help. I urge Columbia Gas customers to reach out to us now. We can work with you on affordable payment plans and provide information on assistance programs. Here’s some good ...

The time is now

Dear Editor, As I sit here in my backyard on this beautiful July morning, I have a rush of thoughts that have come to mind. In the six decades that I have been on this Earth I have, from afar, witnessed the happenings in this world. As I reflect on these things I notice that my ...

Trump actions on Russia a concern

Dear Editor, How disconcerting and troubling is it that President Donald Trump chooses to either deny and/or completely downplay the recently revealed plot by the Russian government to pay bounties to Taliban militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, which was confirmed by U.S. ...

Ensure voters can cast ballots safely

Dear Editor, Do you know who’s voting by mail this election? Donald Trump. And do you know who’s making it harder for everyone else in the country to vote by mail in the middle of a global pandemic? That’s right — Donald Trump. He and other White House officials have gone on record ...

Weigh benefits of proposed cracker

Dear Editor, I live in a small town in southeast Ohio, about a half hour away from Parkersburg, West Virginia. I remember being beyond excited to learn that a major Hollywood film was being made about my community, Todd Haynes’ excellent 2019 feature “Dark Waters.” The film focuses on ...

Heart, head and hands

Dear Editor, In light of the recent chaos in the streets, I’ve been thinking that virtue-signaling might better be called virtue-searching. It seems that many of the young kids in the streets who are tangled up in slogans and utopia promises are truly searching for a better way to be. I’d ...

Enough!

Dear Editor, As I look upon the American landscape, I have only one word to say to my fellow Americans of this great country: Enough! We have allowed the perverse and destructive too much leeway for too long. This is no longer a civil battle between ideologies of Democrats and Republicans ...

Words of a warrior

Dear Editor, I am a United States Army Warrior. I will fight for freedom with honor, diligence and valor. I so love my country that I will fight or die for it, anywhere, anytime. I love America with all my being. Should I be injured, I will accept that. If I die, I will hope my loved ones ...

Health questions

Dear Editor, At the recent West Point Commencement Ceremony, where President Trump, sans wearing a protective mask, which is strongly recommended by virtually all medical professionals, gave the commencement speech honoring the Academy’s 2020 graduates. The President was seen as having a ...

Needed Speech

Dear Editor, The transforming speech in response to the police murder of George Floyd that Donald Trump should have been inspired to make is the following speech by Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 4, 1968, in response to the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King. “I ...

The blame lies with Trump

Dear Editor, As President Donald J. Trump is currently very aggressively engaged in a very vigorous campaign to attempt to place the responsibility/blame for the coronavirus pandemic tragedy in the United States on China as well as others, how is it explained that we, the greatest nation in ...

Survival

Dear Editor, A story: Long ago, cavemen learned to make fires. They learned it fended off predators, such as saber toothed tigers, very huge saber toothed bears and a NEW corona virus attacker with a HUGE far spreading bite. The cave clan kept the fires burning. On the other side of the ...

PTT/Daelim dragging their feet

Dear Editor, In reference to the latest announcement (last week) of yet another delay by Daelim/PTT: This only serves to reinforce and further the doubt held by many people of this project’s long-term effect on the health of the region. Are we surprised? A question worthy of ...

Hope

Dear Editor, Our nation and the world is under a terrible plague at the moment. We face possibly the worst pandemic since 1918. We are uncertain of what will happen to us and our loved ones. This is an unseen enemy and tonight my wife reminded me that there is one whose evil is even ...

Public must be heard on permits

Dear Editor, I am in complete agreement with the editorial in the April 13, 2020, Intelligencer that an actual physical public meeting is essential regarding the injection wells proposed for a site near St. Clairsville. These wells would be handling shale gas extraction wastewater. The ...

Cracker plant not good for valley

Dear Editor, It was recently reported that PTT Global Chemical and its partner, Daelim Chemical, would receive a 15-year tax abatement if they build the gas-to-plastics ethane cracker plant in Belmont County that they proposed in 2015. The companies would be exempt from paying property ...

Look ahead, not back

Dear Editor, On April 15 Nicholas Kristoff in the New York Times said: “If I seem angry, it’s because I’ve seen too many women dying in childbirth in poor countries, too many children dying of diarrhea, too much leprosy. Gutting the W.H.O. will mean more kids dying of malnutrition, more ...

We will get through this

Dear Editor, New York’s death toll from COVID-19 climbed to 2,935 on Friday, up from 2,373 the day before — the “highest single increase in the number of deaths since we started,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said. There have now been more than 102,000 confirmed cases statewide and 14,810 ...

Don’t downplay the severity of Covid-19

Dear Editor, I was surprised during these times when we are being subjected to misinformation downplaying the prevalence of Covid-19 and its harms that the Times Leader would publish a letter like Hugh Nile’s Letter to the Editor “Overreaction will lead to a depression” in the Sunday, ...