Letters to the Editor

Trying to make some sense

To the editor: The only way to make any sense in what’s going on in the world is to deal with it in one paragraph thoughts, something like tweets. Surprise, surprise, Trump gave a great State of the Union address. But, oh, oh, here we go with the but. The American dream part was ...

Pro-birth, not pro-life

To the editor: It seems that many Republicans are only pro-birth, rather than pro-life. It’s ironic that so many who are anti-choice, claim their Christian faith is what motivates their fervent opposition to a woman’s right to control her own body. Jesus was all about compassion, ...

Mingo Services says thanks

To the editor: As director of Mingo Social Services, a unit of the United Way, we would like to say thanks for all of the generous donations we received for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We had more than 325 for each distribution. We would like to thank Riesbeck’s, the Wal-Mart Distribution ...

Immigration debate makes no sense

To the editor: I want to make one thing clear — there are good Democrats and good Republicans, but there also are communists who changed their name to progressives, or socialist Democrats, and RINO Republicans, and all are still alive and well in America. The current immigration debate ...

Gossett had a real nose for news

To the editor: This is a salute to Dave Gossett, a true reporter’s reporter. His informative, consistent and well-written stories will be missed in the valley. Possessing a true nose for news, Dave was ever competitive in ferreting out the story. He was dogged in his approach and was ...

It truly was a community effort

To the editor, I would like to thank all the Wintersville area “friends” who wonderfully helped in any way to make the 2017 Wintersville Good Neighbors Association’s Christmas program in Wintersville a huge success. From 1959, when our founder, Ruth Cunningham, organized a small ...

Grotesque has become sublime

To the editor: Thirty-one years ago, Andres Serrano, an artist-photographer, urinated into a bottle. Then he immersed a crucifix in the brimming receptacle, and after taking care that none of the precious liquid overflowed the vessel, photographed his handiwork. Heralded by the liberal ...

Retirement is well deserved

To the editor, Good to hear that Dave Gossett is passing the reporter’s torch on to Paul Giannamore, but Dave’s byline will be missed. Scribbling on a small notepad, he captured every word of the people he interviewed, no matter how fast they talked. He seemed to know every politician, ...

Science says climate change is real

To the editor: All legitimate science is conducted according the scientific method. The cell phone in your pocket and the artificial joint in your knee were developed and tested and the results were checked and rechecked for possible error or bias. These same principles established in the ...

Trust your gut with president

To the editor: Some of the best advice I’ve ever received is to trust your gut. When you see or hear something with your own eyes and ears, and your gut tells you something’s not right, listen to it. When you learn that the president of the United States once faced housing discrimination ...