Letters to the Editor

Get out and vote Blue

To the editor: How is this upcoming midterm election going? Let me count the GOP ways. North Dakota has decided to eliminate voters who don’t have a street address. This eliminates our Native Americans who live on reservations and vote Democrat. Georgia’s attorney general, who is ...

Graham someone you can trust

To the editor: I don’t trust many people these days. That’s why it’s important that I tell you who I do trust, and that’s Jefferson County Commissioner Thomas Graham. I have seen him in action first hand, as he has worked for the betterment of our county since he first was elected to ...

Libertarians are on the ballot

To the editor: In earlier articles, there was a lack of candidates mentioned for statewide elections and I believe it is the right of Ohio voters to know all the candidates on the ballot. I’d like to present the Libertarians, who are on the ballot and who want to serve in multiple offices ...

Renforths working hard this campaign

To the editor: The Nov. 6 general election will culminate in possibly the most exhilarating political experience Jerry and I have had since leaving public service in 2003. Getting to know Scott and Christy Renforth and watching them work a crowd and getting the positive response was enough to ...

Change needed in Hancock County

To the editor: Whether you’re for the smoking ban or against it, whether you agree with the animal shelter takeover or not, for one second, let’s forget about those things and look at the two candidates currently running for Hancock County commissioner. The current commissioner has 18 ...

Changes needed in Indian Creek

To the editor: In 2000, the Indian Creek Board of Education and the superintendent said in a story that the old Wintersville Elementary School on Fernwood Road was falling apart, the walls were caving in and the roof was in need of immediate repair because it had been inspected by Voinovich ...

Renforth will represent all

To the editor: I cannot sit quietly and let a sitting commissioner fabricate and embellish the facts in an attempt to get the candidate he favors elected. I know that many of you who read Commissioner Tom Gentile’s letter to the editor found yourselves scratching your heads as to why ...

Know before you cast your ballot

To the editor: Before you vote on Nov. 6, make sure you recognize the true state of Jefferson County and the opportunity that you have to set a new direction. Of the 88 Ohio counties, Jefferson ranks 87th in job creation, 84th in real estate value, No. 1 in suicide rate (yes, we lead the ...

Vote and make a difference

To the editor: Republican Patrick Morrisey, who is running against Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, began his campaign last spring lying about Manchin. Morrisey said, “He (Manchin) doesn’t care about the people of West Virginia, except at election time.” Not true. I read newspapers and ...

Issue 1 compassionate

To the editor: This Election Day, I’m voting yes on Issue 1. Issue 1 reduces fourth- and fifth-degree felony drug possession charges to misdemeanors for those who have no history, or a limited history, of drug use and need treatment. It then takes money the state would have spent on ...