Letters to the Editor

Gentile on our side

To the editor:State Sen. Lou Gentile has been a strong advocate and true friend of veterans in the Ohio Valley.Today it seems like many people want to make big promises but aren't willing to do anything about it. He is not one of those people.Gentile has spent a great deal of time talking to ...

Area proves its generosity

To the editor:The Phillipson family, Carol, Veronica and I would like to express our deepest thanks for the recent support of the second-annual memorial golf outing in memory of our daughter, Cynthia Rose Phillipson. Without the help of our families, friends and volunteers this fundraiser would ...

Quarter auction a success

To the editor:I would like to say thank you to all of the volunteers who participated in the first Upwards Sports Quarter Auction and to the 87 businesses that donated to the cause. As the cost of playing rises and the need for scholarships continues to grow, we needed a way to help offset ...

Mingo thanked for opportunity

To the editor:This is for the mayor of Mingo Junction, members of Village Council, the village recreation director and community residents: Thank you for the opportunity to provide concessions at your wonderful pool this summer. It provided us the means to help many of our band students pay ...

Relay for Life thanks supporters

To the editor:With our 2016 Relay for Life behind us, I would like to say thank you to all of the volunteers who participated in Relay for Life and our sponsors. Although we did not reach our goal of $127,000, we have raised more than $108,000, with more donations still coming in.There is not ...

Veterans honored during picnic

To the editor:An extraordinary event occurred on July 16 at Friendship Park. It was a day the Korean War veterans were honored along with veterans of all eras.This occasion was sponsored by the Jefferson County Veterans Association and AMVETS Post 275, and included a terrific picnic with a wide ...

Stand up for the preborn

To the editor:In the novel two-year-long campaign for the White House, the best the voting population can give us is two deeply flawed individuals. However, all flaws are relative. The talking heads of the major media outlets would have us believe that stopping illegal immigration is more ...

Gentile stands for everyone

To the editor:State Sen. Lou Gentile, D-Steubenville, understands what it means to be a public servant. Gentile is someone who truly listens and cares about the people he represents.As a teacher and advocate for educators, I have seen firsthand how Gentile has used his service for the good of ...

A positive aspect about our area

To the editor:While I could find some positive aspect of Jefferson County to write about every day of the year, my public appreciation of the staff of Trinity Health System is long overdue.In December 2012, I walked into the emergency room of Trinity Medical Center West with a ruptured ...

Weirton Greek festival a success

To the editor:The congregation of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church of Weirton extends sincerest thanks and deep appreciation to the people of Weirton and surrounding communities in the Tri-State Area for making our Weirton Greek Festival 2016 the most successful event in our history here in the ...