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Opinion

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Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The progressive communists of Jefferson County are intellectually frustrated. A few examples: Hank Segle is blind with Trump rage. He writes on Nov. 18, “What about the V.A. Mr. President?” He gives his definition of nationalism “… that it’s arrogant to believe in it ...

Expect attacks from progressives

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The local progessive element is crowing about taking over the House of Representatives in the recently completed midterm elections. They laud Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi as paragons of virtue. Apparently it is considered to be a leftist virtue to encourage harassment and ...

Big Three didn’t support us

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I had to respond to Candace DeStefano’s letter about the auto industry (“Hold onto your pocketbook,” Dec. 2.) She seems to want to blame a president or political party. I worked for 42 years at the Weirton Steel Corp., and I remember a president and a political party ...

Trump doesn’t have it made

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: “A key to success in life is to be well liked, and all you need is a smile and shoe shine. If you become popular and people like you, you’ll have it made.” — Willie Loman in Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman.” Trump the deal maker has the smile and the shoe ...

Thanks for making our area special

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Just a quick note of gratefulness. Having previously worked in the child protective service field for six years, I know how stressful the holidays can be for some families. That is why I was thankful to be a part of Jefferson County Progressive Democratic Coalition’s ...

Trinity helped in time of need

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Trinity Health System has come a long way. The incredible services they provide now, with the personal and caring touch is just outstanding. My parents were visiting from Brazil and my father got very sick. We called an ambulance on Oct. 25, they came promptly, then our ...

Below bottom of the barrel

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Finally, just when it looked like Republicans would control the House of Representatives for 40 years (much like the Democrats had) a blue wave came crashing down. How could everything go so wrong for the GOP? Well, for one thing, the drawing of lines for Congressional ...

Shop with a Cop events strengthen community

Editorials

It seems that the news has been full of interactions between police and civilians that have gone disastrously wrong. That is why our area police forces’ Shop With a Cop events are such a breath of fresh air. It is a relief to see police interaction in a positive light. For the most part, ...

Guest columm/Let’s keep workers on the job in Lordstown

Local Columns

If you love this country, you fight for the people who make it work — people like the workers at Lordstown. That’s why about 10 days ago, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and I met with General Motors CEO Mary Barra and demanded answers, calling on GM to work with us to find solutions and save ...

Answers needed about black lung

Editorials

Of course Congress should safeguard a federal program to help victims of black lung disease. But no amount of money from Washington can do more than ease the suffering of those afflicted by the malady and their families. So lawmakers also ought to be looking into why black lung, known formally ...