Letters to the Editor

A heart-breaking day in the city

To the editor: Being a fourth-generation member of St. Anthony of Padua Parish and Church and student at St. Anthony School from grades one through eight, our religious education emphasized the importance of the sacredness of the Catholic church, that it is, the one true church, the universal ...

‘Global warming’ still a hoax

To the editor: My favorite news stories feature hipster environmentalists trekking to the poles “to study the damage climate change has done to the ice cap,” ending up trapped in ice that’s not supposed to be there. We keep hearing about the ongoing dangers of “climate change,” ...

Treatment questioned

To the editor: Malcolm Gladwell claims there are no more than six degrees of separation among any individuals on Earth. Pick any person, and one can trace a connection to that person through six distinct relationships — someone who knows someone, who knows someone, etc. For every member of ...

Net neutrality repeal not good for us

To the editor: With so much going on with the tax scam bill that’s just been passed, there has not been much information about the net neutrality rule repeal that took place a few weeks ago. The Federal Communications Commission, the bureau that oversees communications for the country, ...

Johnson misses the real points

To the editor: U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, ended 2017 with a guest column bragging about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and why he supported this piece of legislation (“Tax cuts offer a way to invest in the American Dream,” Dec. 31.) He said he listened to his constituents — I think ...

Young people help others

To the editor: The students in Wintersville came together once again to assist with the Wintersville Good Neighbors Christmas project. Students from Wintersville Elementary, under the direction of Lorrie Jarrett, principal, and Amanda Renner, coordinator, several other teachers and parent ...

Just a few thoughts

To the editor: Random thoughts, some controversial, some not: Doing the right thing means no matter how evil a person is, he or she should never defend the wrong thing that possessed them out of some sense of remorse for their misgivings. Civilization moves as a fast pace. History is dead ...

Adena Lions project a success

To the editor: The 2017 Adena Lions Club Christmas Giving Tree Project was very successful — 83 children received generous Christmas gifts, and 35 hams were given to their families. Thank you to the Adena Branch of the Peoples National Bank of Mount Pleasant and the Harrisville post ...

Laman party was a success

To the editor: The 39th-annual Ray Laman Children’s Christmas Party, held Dec. 16 at Wintersville Fire and Rescue, was another huge success. All those attending enjoyed the sing-along with guitarist Kenny Wells and danced with elf Maria, Frosty and Mrs. Claus before the arrival of Santa and ...

Find your treasure

To the editor: My wife Cher and I like watching a show called “American Pickers” on the History Channel. We enjoy seeing Mike and Frank travel the backroads of America to visit old barns, warehouses and junkyards looking for unusual or rare antiques. They have an ability to see quality ...