Letters to the Editor

May is Healthy Vision Month

To the editor: One of the major focuses of Lions Clubs International — the largest humanitarian organization in the world — is vision. In 1921, Helen Keller charged the members of Lions Clubs to become “Knights of the Blind.” After that, vision has been a major project for Lions all ...

Questions about unfair taxation

To the editor: Last week, I had occasion to call the office of state Sen. Frank Hoagland, R-Mingo Junction, to inquire about how he stands concerning removing sales tax from propane and other fuels used to heat residences. I made this inquiry because those near a natural gas line can purchase ...

Thanks to the 3,181

To the editor: I am writing to thank all voters who cast ballots in the May 8 primary. A special thanks goes to the 3,181 people who cast ballots for me for West Virginia State Democratic Committee. I am very much a tire, battery and windshield wiper-blade public servant — the things ...

Look at other side of pipeline

To the editor: There will be a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Harrison Central High School concerning the Falcon ethane pipeline. Hopefully, the public will be able to get information that explains the true costs of this project in terms of environmental damage and human health. Paul ...

Keep it factual

To the editor: Let’s talk about the swamp with facts only: Donald Trump has yet to hand over his tax returns, has had a problem with crowd sizes, hasn’t told the truth about Russian financial involvement in the election or removed his Social Security number from his businesses and ...

Do unto others …

To the editor: Mercy is required when we see the faces of those standing on our borders. These are human beings who are standing on the edge of their lives. We have no experience of what they have endured. Who does this — unless they are desperate? Who flees and waits. There is no reason ...

Help needed to locate vehicle

To the editor: On April 24, at approximately 9:50 p.m., there was a serious accident on Sunset Boulevard involving several vehicles. It has been reported that a white or gray Oldsmobile Alero set in motion a series of events that caused several accidents and injuries. It has been reported ...

Thanks for your kindness

To the editor: On behalf of our beloved daughter, Sonya McLoyd, my wife Vivian and I take this opportunity to express our thanks to each of you for your thoughtfulness and kindness during the passing of Sonya on March 28. It was and still is a very dark place in our lives. The unexpected ...

Indian Creek poised for future

To the editor: It wasn’t easy, but we did it. Thanks to the dedication and perseverance of a concerned community, the Indian Creek Local School District will abandon groundhog-infested portable classrooms and other numerous signs of long use and inevitable decay to bring our buildings into ...

Buchanan committee working hard

To the editor: I am eagerly compelled at this time to publicly acknowledge a group of caring and selfless individuals for their sincere help and much-needed work in helping the Forest Buchanan Memorial Committee pull off its successful fund drive dinner. On April 7, at Amsterdam’s historic ...