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Local voters turn their backs to the polls

May 10, 2015 PRIMARY ELECTIONS are not the most glamorous of events. However, they shouldn't be ignored. While Tuesday's primary was not totally shunned, such wasn't far from the case in Belmont County. more »»

There is no substitute for a mother’s love

May 10, 2015 HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all our wonderful moms in Belmont County and beyond. We pray that you receive the greatest gift of all, that of love. You certainly deserve that, and much more. more »»

Energy Boom

May 7, 2015 Dear?Editor, At the WTOV9 "Energy Boom" Town Meeting broadcast on Thursday Rhonda Reda, Executive Director of the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program delivered at least two misleading... more »»

‘The Trip’

May 6, 2015 Dear Editor Thirty years have gone by! It seems like yesterday because I keep it fresh in my mind at all times. more »»

'Gay Issues'

May 4, 2015 Dear Editor As President, Obama, has used gay rights as as lightning-rod issue to divide American, what we obviously have with Obama is a politician who said his view had “evolved” to support... more »»

MF Dairy Queen

May 2, 2015 Dear Editor As the building that had housed the Martins Ferry Dairy Queen, located at 1220 South Zane Highway in Martins Ferry for nearly half a century, is now “For Sale” and the iconic business i... more »»

UL Soccer

April 28, 2015 Dear Editor An open letter to Union Local Superintendent Ben Porter and High School Principal Robert Mascolino, I, like probably both you grew up without soccer and when my children began playing,... more »»

Shadyside levies

April 28, 2015 Dear Editor, The primary election on May 5th, will have two renewal levies for the Shadyside school district to vote on. more »»

Beallsville High

April 28, 2015 Dear Editor, Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. The injustice playing out in Switzerland needs to be brought to greater light. more »»

Carrying a Gun

April 27, 2015 Dear Editor, Today I read a letter to the editor about concealed carry and that some politician in Columbus that is a nut about allowing anyone over 21 to carry a concealed handgun. more »»

Cracker Plant

April 26, 2015 Dear Editor There are only three things standing in the way of the former R.E. Burger plant site becoming the location of PPT Global’s ethane cracker plant. more »»

Jordan Run

April 25, 2015 Dear Editor, I have been quiet for a few years and now is the time to spea. more »»

Concealed Carry

April 25, 2015 Dear Editor Well, some nut in Columbus has proposed that anyone 21 or older should be able to purchase and carry a concealed weapon without a permit. Nothing is said about training. more »»

Gifts for Yanks

April 23, 2015 Dear Editor, The Shadyside “Gifts for Yanks” once again would like to thank the businesses and rResidents of Shadyside for their support for our program. more »»


April 22, 2015 Dear Editor, On behalf of the Martins Ferry Hall-of-Honor Committee and myself, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to all those who contributed in helping make the 2015 Martins Ferry... more »»

Fracking Dangers

April 18, 2015 Dear Editor Gulfport’s suit against Barnesville (TimesLeader, March 19) demonstrates one of many negative consequences of fracking: it uses water unsustainably at a time when fresh water shortages... more »»

Bellaire council

April 14, 2015 Dear?Editor, The village of Bellaire, Ohio needs interaction with the public in a bad way. News and updates on key issues is paramount to the continued function of our local government entit. more »»


April 14, 2015 To the editor: It’s been said that when your only tool is a hammer everything begins to look like a nail. more »»

Opposed to Hillary

April 14, 2015 Dear Editor: I am absolutely opposed to Hillary Clinton to be President of the United States. I am also opposed to Jeb Bush and all of the other currently aspiring Republican contenders. more »»

Police Academies

April 14, 2015 Dear Editor, On March 22, your paper published an opinion citing that police academies that are “staged by large city police departments” have a better success rate with graduates then those who... more »»



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