Letters to the Editor

Phrase remains a roadblock

To the editor, America is one nation under a flag, a symbol, a Republic. Our Pledge of Allegiance promises “liberty and justice” for all, but there is a divide. That divide is “under God,” so oft used with little thought. It is difficult to argue the phrase as unconstitutional, as it ...

Doing the right thing in public, private

To the editor, Frank Hoagland is running for state Senate against Lou Gentile. I’ve seen them both in public forums and at campaign stops, and it seems that Mr. Hoagland talks an awful lot about his military service and his honorable character. He says he will “do the right thing when ...

Absence speaks volumes

To the editor, On Oct. 13 I went to the candidates’ forum hosted by the Ohio Valley Business and Professional Women at Eastern Gateway Community College. It was a packed room and a very important forum for candidates in Jefferson County. Notably absent was Frank Hoagland, who is running ...

Keep county winning streak going

To the editor, Triple 7’s, this is what we have in our current county commissioners. I don’t know any of these men personally and have no agenda for supporting the two incumbents that are running to keep their positions, except for their remarkable records of accomplishments while in ...

Where are their principles?

To the editor: Not that it matters a bit what I think, of course, but I have become somewhat disenchanted in recent months with many of the Bernie Sanders supporters; people I respected, even though we disagreed. After months of scathing disdain and open dislike for Hillary Clinton during ...

Strickland has abandoned area

To the editor: Recently, The Athens News ran a piece endorsing Ted Strickland for Senate and alluded to our organization as a “Koch-Brothers” group with “ties to the fossil fuel industry.” Please allow me to introduce you to Americans for Prosperity-Ohio. With thousands of citizen ...

Vote for who is qualified

To the editor, What kind of candidates do we have running for president? All they do is run each other down. People want to know how to solve our problems. One thing they don’t do very often is talk about all the issues concerning terrorism and ISIS. Then again, they should talk a lot ...

Commissioner should stay in office

To the editor, I believe that Jefferson County desperately needs to keep Tom Gentile as a county commissioner. Tom Gentile is not beholden to any political organization but to the people. Tom Gentile truly cares about all the citizens of the county, not just those who are wealthy and ...

Living in some kind of ‘la-la’ land

To the editor, Trump, Fox News and women. From Adam and Eve all down through history, women have been brutalized with mental, sexual and physical abuse. Trump surrogates, and Trump trying to rationalize his demeaning manner on how he treats and speaks about woman, are living in some kind ...

Father-involved program a bonus

To the editor, Buckeye North Elementary launched a new program on Oct. 5. The WATCHDOGS (Dads of Great Students) program is a father-involvement program offered by the National Center For Fathering and has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health ...