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Letters to the Editor

Retirement of police Sgt. Beth Scales

Dear Editor, I would like to express my gratitude and extend my best wishes to Sergeant Beth Scales who recently retired from the Martins Ferry Police Department following nearly 31 years of exemplary service to the community and Ohio Valley. Sergeant Scales graduated from the Eastern Ohio ...

Your vote is their voice

Dear Editor, The upcoming primary election for Belmont County commissioner on March 19th has a big impact on the direction the county will take for the future. Remember the names Shaun Moran and Vince Giangangeli. They look to restore accountability and integrity to the office and eliminate ...

The spiral of silence

Dear Editor, I recently spoke at a church on the subject of the spiral of silence within the modern American church. This is not a new concept but one developed by a German sociologist referring to the church of Germany and the rise of Hitler. It says that as the price of speaking up ...

Abomination

Dear Editor: Donald Trump is an ABOMINATION. I find Trump disgusting. Trump is not only an accused criminal (91 felony charges in four major cases), but more importantly a fundamental threat to democracy and a threat to the rule of law. Moreover, Trump is trying to destroy freedom and ...

Animal shelter issue determines votes

Dear Editor, With the Belmont County Primary Election in just a few weeks, I would like to share our story on how we became volunteers at Belmont County Animal Shelter, what is driving us to Vote for Vince Gianangeli and Shaun Moran for commissioners on March 19th and why we will NOT be ...

The true church

Dear Editor, I remember once seeing a very old minister say, “If I have preached the Word to you, it is a hammer. If I have preached the Word to you, it is a sword. If I have preached the Word to you, it is a fire. The Bible shatters us in conviction of sins like a hammer. The Bible pierces ...