Letters to the Editor

An interesting listing of businesses

To the editor:The March 2016 edition of Fast Company magazine has hit the newsstands. It lists the world's 50 most innovative companies and explains the selection process on Page 110. The magazine partnered with Quid, a San Francisco-based startup whose software can read millions of news ...

Community Easter dinner a blessing

To the editor:Grace Point Ministries held its second-annual Community Easter Dinner on March 26. On behalf of Grace Point Ministries, I would like to thank the many volunteers that helped to make our dinner a successful blessing. Grace Point served a hot Easter dinner to more than 100 people ...

Questions about the election

To the editor:What kind of presidential primary are the people voting for today? I know that the candidates are all arguing among themselves and not doing anything about the most important things, the economy for one. Then there is the war with ISIS. Take all the aircraft that the United States ...

Pastor Protection Act bad legislation

To the editor:I condemn in the strongest way the GOP attack on minority LBGTQ populations through unneeded and insulting legislation like the bogus "Pastor Protection Act," HB 286. This is insulting to the entire state of Ohio. I am a Presbyterian USA pastor, and our policy gives the pastor the ...

Appreciation helps accelerate growth

To the editor:Jefferson County is geographically located on the edge of a powerful underground river and waterfall of positive earth energy. The flow of energy is from the north and west to eastward then southward. Drive to Hopedale on U.S. Route 22, turn around and head back toward ...

Terrorists need no army

To the editor:Republican John Kasich, another war party candidate for president, wants to try a George W. Bush approach to defeat ISIS. Get in, get out, he says - 12 years later and we are still there.Troops on the ground: Sorry folks, 30,000 troops on the ground or 100,000 troops on the ground ...

Cooperation helped with landlords’ suit

To the editor:In respect to the article "Landlords association withdraws lawsuit" which appeared April 2, concerning my lawsuit against Steubenville, I have to thank my attorney, Aaron Miller; City Manager Jim Mavromatis; new council members; and Law Director S. Gary Repella for their ...

Bill will protect seniors

To the editor:Fewer seniors qualify for one of our state's major property tax breaks - the Homestead Exemption - because Gov. John Kasich made it more difficult to qualify with his second budget in 2013. Since 2007, if you are over the age of 65 or totally disabled, you could exempt $25,000 of ...

Standing in way of change

To the editor:Is it division or are we just sick and tired of government elites such as Paul Ryan and his statement "an election will not be run by dividing the people?"What world is he from? This division has been coming for a long time. President Obama has been working on it and Republicans ...

Hoagland right for state Senate

To the editor:I believe that our future endeavors need to be in the hands of the people and not another career politician.The status quo stops now - our safety, security and economy depends on it. Our current leaders have done little to nothing to help matters district wide. They have voted ...