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Letters to the Editor

Urban parks great resources

To the editor: After the past several decades of steady decline, changing public attitudes are encouraging many cities to support more investments in public infrastructure, including parks. Instead of being challenged to upgrade and maintain parks in the face of continuing neighborhood and ...

Morelli will be diligent in his post

To the editor: Tony Morelli and I were both born and raised here together in the village of Wintersville. Our families were friends who knew each other well, but it wasn’t until later in our adult lives that we came to truly value and appreciate one another. Being neighbors for ...

Secular progressives advocate destruction

To the editor: One must wonder what would be the appropriate appelation for a group that is obstinately dedicated to the creation of a post-Christian worldliness devoted to the exultation and expansion of the deadly sins of abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. Historically, a coven is a ...

Trump again shows weaknesses

To the editor: Since the Senate gave a pass to the most corrupt president in history, he now believes he can do whatever he wants. He’s now interfering in our justice system by sending the attorney general to intimidate judges on sentencing his “buddies,” jury tampering and firing ...

There’s lots of work to do

To the editor: The primary election is nearly upon us, and there are many candidates on the ballots in both the Republican and Democratic primaries. This is the first time I can remember so many local candidates running at the same time. My hope is that you will make sure to get out and ...

Stanko has the experience

To the editor: I would like to inform the public about the responsibilities of the recorder and office staff. The recorder’s office has the important and indispensable task of archiving the vital records pertaining to real estate (land) and to all encumbrances or liens upon it within the ...

Littlejohn thanks county residents

To the editor: On Feb. 7, I formally announced my candidacy for Jefferson County commissioner. Since that day, I have been meeting some of the finest people in our county. It has been my pleasure to attend meetings and to hear the voices of the people. As I met residents and listened to ...

McKeegan: Stanko is the right choice

To the editor: I am the current Jefferson County recorder and, after 28 years of being your recorder, am retiring at the end of this year. My chief deputy, Bob Stanko, has been working for me for 24 years. We have taken in several million dollars in fees and recording costs since the oil ...

Medicare for All a bad choice

To the editor: As the 2020 election season ramps up, health care has been front and center. While some presidential candidates argue over whether Medicare for All or the public option is the better proposal, in reality, either of these government-controlled systems would be detrimental to ...

Stay dry and keep calm

To the editor: Thoughts from the wild side: ¯ “Nature Pharmacy,” Smithsonian, Jan.-Feb. 2020: Strains or streptomyces bacteria have been found in soil grown in a lab at Swansea University in Wales. They are so new to science they haven’t been named. But scientists are zeroing in on a ...