Letters to the Editor

A leftist attack on life

To the editor: On Feb. 17, a member of the leftist progressive coven penned a disingenuous attack on the pro-life movement disguised as concern for ecological care (“What about the planet?”) The gist of her argument was that to reduce the presence of carbon dioxide, the presence of humans ...

Higher gasoline prices questioned

To the editor: It seems we went through, just a few years ago, high prices for gasoline. We have all of these gas and oil fields drilling out there, and it seems like gasoline prices went down a lot. So, with all of this oil money the state of Ohio is getting, why will we have to pay 18 ...

Take a stand for life

To the editor: A vote in the senate was taken on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation that would have mandated care for a baby born alive after an attempted abortion. It is sad and disturbing that the legislation did not pass. If a baby was found on your doorstep, ...

Needle exchanges save tax dollars

To the editor: As the battle against the opioid epidemic rages on in Ohio it is important to look at harm mitigation as a way to lessen the pain and suffering that those addicted go through while also reducing the overall cost to society. Needle exchanges have been a proven way to help ...

Family thanks Charity Hospice

To the editor: Our mother, Margaret Madama, died after more than a year in the care of Charity Hospice. It is impossible to describe the love and energy they gave to our mother. It is hard to imagine the affection they had for her. Every day, they went way beyond what they had to do. They ...

Let your voice be heard

To the editor: A little background first: I was a typical Ohio Valley kid growing up in the 1960s and ’70s, going to Weir High and graduating from West Liberty. One of my fraternity brothers and I operated a local night club for a while, but it didn’t last long. Shortly afterward, I ...

DeWine: Don’t raise gasoline taxes

To the editor: This is an open letter to Gov. Mike DeWine: You are proposing an additional tax on gasoline to fix the roads. We all know the roads need attention. Why wasn’t this proposal brought up during the election? How much money do you have in the rainy-day fund? What good is that ...

There’s lots to question

To the editor: At this writing, the Internet is agog over the misadventures of actor Jussie Smollett and his attempt to, perhaps, garner sympathy or publicity in the process of being written out of his TV show gig. In case you live in a cave, allow me to summarize: Smollett decided, ...

Black History Month in America 2019

To the editor: Generation after generation we exhibit the pride associated with our forefathers. Black history education has yet to become part of the American mainstream curriculum. When knowledge is taught of the amazing accomplishments, with the dignity and respect deserved, the youth of ...

Earth warms and cools

To the editor: Regarding global warming, the Earth has been warming and cooling since creation. Unless you were sleeping in fifth-grade Ohio geography class, you learned that 20,000 years ago, two-thirds of the state was covered by glaciers. It must have been a heck of a lot of heat to ...