Letters to the Editor

Remember, your vote counts

To the editor: On May 8, we have a chance to go to the polls and change the course of politics in Ohio. We have a chance to make our votes count once more. I say that because gerrymandering took that away from us. It allowed the controlling party to draw district lines that favored the ...

444 months needed to pay off issue

To the editor: In the year 2056, the Indian Creek Local School District bond will be paid off. After 37 years, or 444 monthly payments to pay for this bond, will the district be any better off? I read several letters to the editor, Facebook posts and newspaper articles promoting the passage ...

Lange right choice for Congress

To the editor: The 6th Congressional District was deviously designed by party bosses to be a GOP fortress, and its hard-working residents have suffered the painful consequences through eight long years of disastrous misrepresentation by the imported incumbent. The pain in this gerrymandered ...

Numbers just don’t add up

To the editor: Recently, it was reported a drop in population in the Ohio Valley. Jefferson County had a 555 population reduction from 2016-17. Did this reduction reflect a drop in the student population of the Indian Creek Local School District? What were the district’s student population ...

Many items to take issue with

To the editor: A guest column by Stephen Krason on March 31 amazed me (“Items lead to questions about outlook of paper.”) There are so many items in the column that I took issue with, but overriding all of it were two questions — why is there so much anger and why are people so ...

What’s gained from insults?

To the editor: When one American directs a stream of insults at other Americans who dare to hold different views, some lines from “The Anatomy of Melancholy,” written by Robert Burton (1577-1640), come to mind. Here is a passage from that book: “In a commonwealth, where there is no ...

Make investment in Indian Creek

To the editor: I am writing this letter to support the May bond issue for the Indian Creek Local School District. While I have never lived or worked in the Indian Creek school district, I have visited the district’s buildings this spring as a supervisor of early experience students from the ...

Sinclair stance raises questions

To the editor: Is it not the least bit concerning and somewhat distressing that Sinclair Broadcasting, which holds ownership of 173 local television stations throughout our great nation, reportedly recently dictated that local on-air personalities in their employ essentially read from a ...

Thanks for supporting nutcracker

To the editor: I would like to take some time to thank all of the people who donated money for the Steelworker nutcracker. Thank you so much for putting us over the top — the people at the Wheeling law firm of Casey and Chapman. Also, thanks to the following: Larry Rennie, Robert and ...

Writer of column is out of touch

To the editor: This letter is in response to the guest column that appeared in the March 31 edition and was written by professor Stephen M. Krason (“Items lead to questions about outlook of newspaper.”) Volumes could be written on the pros and cons of his stance on what he termed the ...