Opinion

Nutcrackers were a success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: By the time you read this, the Nutcracker characters that inhabited Fort Steuben Park have been moved to their off-season retreat. The park now seems empty, even with the huge Christmas Tree and the Advent Market chalets. But we have wonderful memories and photos of this unique ...

Change up the Kool-Aid

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Several years ago on a particular day, I arrived home from work and our very-fortunate-to-employ sitter was on her way out the door recapping a bit of the day. I entered the living room to find all three children on the couch watching television. My greeting fell to deaf ears. ...

Michael Donnelly was a real hero

Editorials

The word “hero” has a few connotations. Before Sept. 11, 2001, sports figures often were lauded as heroes for what they did on the field. As such, when someone from your hometown earns a World Series ring after decades in Major League Baseball, he could qualify as a hero to many. ...

What’s wrong with more money?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Kathy Antinone’s letter of Jan. 7 (“Net neutrality repeal not good for us”), starts with “... the tax scam bill ...” Will she and other valley progressive illuminati amigos refuse to accept any payroll increase or tax refund they receive that’s a result of the new ...

Thanks for support of mission

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the board of the City Rescue Mission, Tracy and I would like to express our sincere thanks to all those who provided support to the homeless shelter and thrift store. After 90 years, the City Rescue Mission handed the baton to Urban Mission Ministries of ...

Fight for health care

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Health problems are a great equalizer. What’s not equal is the care that people receive, or don’t receive, for their illnesses. I am one of the lucky ones. I recently underwent major surgery at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. It was a success, but not ...

A heart-breaking day in the city

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Guest column/Peace, love can bring great power to mankind

Local Columns

“Man, since the beginning of time, has sought peace,” declared Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Indeed there have been noteworthy efforts to attain that objective. But another famous general, Charles deGaulle, observed: “The sword is the axis of the world.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ...