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Letters to the Editor

Protect animals from abuse

To the editor: It seems like this coronavirus has brought out a lot of people to adopt pets. On account of the stay-at-home order, there has been a high rate of pet adoption. People want to have a pet around for companionship and to help them fight loneliness. It is really nice of the ...

Time for you to choose

To the editor: I have heard of a man who, after working all his life and saving every dime he could, was ready at long last to build his dream house. Now there are three gentlemen offering to build it to his specifications at a most reasonable price. Each of them claims they will erect ...

Slogan disregards character, morality

To the editor: The progressive left urges all to shun the divine light of the Gospel of the lord of life in order to procure political power to the proponents of spiritual darkness This movement boldly advocates “the most perverse slavery there could be” (Suzanne Noffke: “Catherine of ...

Sad reality of our time

To the editor: I opened my Facebook Messenger recently and found this note from my dear son, Kevin: “It is May 8th, and I just finished running in honor of Ahmaud Arbery’s birthday. He was the young man gunned down in Georgia while jogging. His story is incredibly sad and personal to ...

Writer spews nothing but hatred

To the editor: On the opinion page under the heading “Have something on your mind?,” it is stated, “We do not publish letters that are personal attacks on individuals or businesses.” On May 3, there was yet another letter published that was submitted by an individual who spews ...

Our country must be better

To the editor: As a result in large part of the glaring ineptitude and disturbing incompetence of President Donald J. Trump, our great nation woefully continues in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, as the president repeatedly attempts to deflect the responsibility of our current crisis ...

Positive changes can be made

To the editor: Much has changed in our country and county since I decided to run for Jefferson County commissioner this past January. No one could have predicted that COVID-19 was on the way and what our country was about to experience. One thing that has not changed is that we need a ...

Business steps up for customers

To the editor: Too often outstanding customer service is overlooked or maybe never acknowledged by the recipient. I don’t want that to be the case for a business that recently went above and beyond what was expected. During the weekend of April 24, Houk Lawn Care Service was the victim of ...

Natural gas helps our area

To the editor: The May 2 guest column “Lessons from Earth Day” leveled well-worn, unfounded criticisms of the natural gas industry and pipeline projects including the Mountain Valley Pipeline in West Virginia which, as usual, ignore the economic benefits that this critical industry ...

DeWine has shown leadership

To the editor: Most Americans have never had to make the kind of sacrifices we are now being asked, being ordered, to make. We’ve seen movies and read books about wars and other disasters, but we did so at a safe distance and from a comfortable seat. In the preamble, the framers of the ...