Letters to the Editor

Cordray stands for all Ohioans

To the editor: The voters in the Ohio Valley need to know what Mike DeWine’s real record is on health care for middle class Ohioans. For the 4.8 million Ohioans with pre-existing conditions, losing coverage is a real fear. These conditions can be anything from asthma, to cancer, to ...

Time’s right for welfare reform

To the editor: Today is the day America releases the leeches of the welfare system and places them into jobs to allow our economy to continue to prosper. This safety net of welfare was designed for the truly needy, created as a helping hand in 1935 — the era of the Great Depression. ...

Cordray stands up for middle class

To the editor: As a retired Steelworker and current president of a USW retiree chapter, I know how important unions are in leveling the playing field, and in getting workers the pay and benefits that they deserve. Part of the American dream, is the promise that no matter who you are, no ...

Cordray-Sutton deserve vote

To the editor: Richard Cordray and Betty Sutton are candidates for governor and lieutenant governor of Ohio. They deserve our votes. Cordray defended public employee and teacher pension funds, opposed bid-rigging and protected consumers from fraudulent big business practices. Sutton, the ...

Cordray supports Eastern Ohio

To the editor: During the gubernatorial debate in Marietta, the Democratic candidate for governor, Richard Cordray, expressed his support for the idea that the state should return tax dollars generated from the oil and gas industry to Eastern Ohio. Locally, regardless of party affiliation ...

Writer uses science for political purposes

To the editor: In an Oct. 7 letter to the editor, college professor Stephen Sammut presented himself as an expert in evaluating Christine Blasey Ford’s statements to the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual attack when they were teenagers (“Political ...

It’s time for Laman party

To the editor: Did I blink and miss the summer? Christmas is right around the corner. Ray Laman elves are busy planning the 40th-annual Ray Laman Children’s Christmas Party. This year’s party will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 15 at the Wintersville Volunteer Fire Department ...

Thankful for your trust and support

To the editor: I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the citizens of Jefferson County for allowing me the honor of having been your Jefferson County auditor for the past 26 years. Your support and votes have kept me here, and it was a time of my life I will never forget. Prior to ...

Safety council helps employers

To the editor: The Jefferson County Safety Council is one of more than 80 across the state that partner with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to promote the importance of workplace safety. We at BWC work closely with the council and member employers in Jefferson County, and we are ...

Take your state back

To the editor: Trump’s cabinet picks have changed so often one can’t even keep up with them. But, rest assured, they were all millionaires and billionaires in their own right who are there to get inside information that will make them even richer. There have been greedy people on both ...