Letters to the Editor

Social Security is not charity

To the editor: The Republican candidates for president and vice president are dangerous to seniors on Social Security. Donald Trump, who has outrageously compared our Social Security system to a Ponzi scheme, has selected Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana as his running mate. In 2010, Pence said, ...

A case against Hillary Clinton

To the editor: “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep-seated religious beliefs have to be changed.” — Hillary Rodham Clinton. In a speech to the Clinton constituency, she boldly threatens the free exercise of all faiths, especially ...

Theater helps with CDI

To the editor: The Striplight Theater was the magical setting Aug. 7 for the presentation of “A Tale of Cinderella.” Jeffrey Holmes, artistic director, said the proceeds would benefit the Cancer Dietary Initiative, our nonprofit to benefit patients who are currently undergoing ...

Hoagland right Senate choice

To the editor: “Lead from the front,” Frank Hoagland said sternly as he stared me eye to eye. Those were some of the first words Hoagland ever spoke to me, and they’ve had a lasting impact on me ever since. It wasn’t just that he lives his own life by that creed, “Leading ...

Thanks for backing Toronto banquet

To the editor: The members of the Toronto Coalition for Revitalization; Rob Merideth, a board member; and I would like to thank the first responders not only in Toronto but in all communities both large and small across America. The coalition would like to thank the churches, civic ...

Post 86 tourney a success

To the editor: On behalf of Toronto American Legion Post 86, Pat Green, post commander, and I would like to thank all those who were involved in making its ninth-annual golf scramble a great success. We would like to thank all those who gave donations and contributions toward our 2016 Ron ...

Hoagland earns a chance

To the editor: I’m a fairly new resident in Ohio’s 30th Senate District. My parents came here is 1981 for retirement and the area was thriving. Why now is this area of Ohio struggling? Businesses are closing, homes are up for sale or dilapidated. Why? Is it because our leaders aren’t ...

Consider Hillary’s motives

To the editor: Hillary Clinton stated on Sept. 14, “I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault: Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard.” She claims being an advocate for woman’s rights, but history proves she definitely is ...

Lessons from Saul Alinsky

To the editor: What we are seeing today is straight out of the playbook of Hillary Clinton’s mentor, Saul Alinsky, that was dedicated to Lucifer. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon” “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it.” Progressives ...

Back-to-school event successful

To the editor: On Aug. 13, Pine Grove United Methodist Church, which sits on top of Pine Grove Ridge approximately 3.7 miles from Hammondsville on county Road 72, where there are more cows than people, offered a carnival and back-to-school bash that was open to the general public. A lot of ...