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Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Problem with adults the issue

To the editor: In response to the article by Mark Law in the May 3 edition concerning the Indian Creek Local School District levy, it was noted “the group was forced to file.” (“Group required to file as political action committee.”) There was no drama. It was clearly an oversight ...

Keep the Tweets coming

To the editor: Tweets or twaddle, which do you prefer? Donald Trump tweets, some of his predecessors twaddled. Many, however, have mistaken twaddle for profound speech, especially coming from a holder of the Oval Office. Many offenders come to mind, but for the sake of brevity, it’s not ...

Some things to think about

To the editor: “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” — Ben Franklin. Were there progressive women in his day? Women of Jefferson County Progressive Coalition reason that I should pay for their unwanted children, but, not to burden me, they murder their ...

Don’t forget to wear a poppy

To the editor: Memorial Day is an upcoming federal holiday in the United States for remembering and honoring all Americans who died while serving this country in the military, those who gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting the freedom we so often take for granted. The holiday is observed on ...

Wolf simply told the truth

To the editor: Last weekend, a comedian was hired to by the White House Correspondents Association to headline the annual dinner. Michelle Wolf did her job exceedingly well. She stood up to some very powerful people and made them uncomfortable. That is what comedians are supposed to do — ...

Thanks for help with Beatty Park

To the editor: I am writing this letter to express the gratitude of the city for the park cleanup activities at Beatty Park on April 21. The ecology and environmental services classes from the Franciscan University of Steubenville devoted their spare time to perform this vital community ...

Thanks from Mingo Social Services

To the editor: The Easter distribution held by Mingo Social Services was a great success thanks to all the generous people in the Ohio Valley and out-of-towners. We served more than 350 families for the holiday who were very thankful. We would like the thank all of the volunteers and ...

Time to stand up for Indian Creek

To the editor: Allow me to begin by saying that I am no longer a resident of the area. I moved to central Ohio for college in 2005, stayed for law school and have lived there since. However, the Ohio Valley will always remain “home” to me, which is why the outcome of the Indian Creek bond ...

Get the facts on Indian Creek

To the editor: What does the Concerned Citizens of Indian Creek group propose to increase the population of our area? Young couples look first at schools. We need decent educational facilities to bring young adults into our area. Also, we owe it to our children to provide a 21st century ...