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Opinion

The transfer process can work up a thirst

Local Columns

Mimosa any one? Now who do you suppose would have that written on a fluorescent green index card and stuck inside an address/telephone book that’s seen way better days, way better years and decades, actually? I’m raising my hand here. Guilty as charged. “What’s that doing in ...

Development good for region

Editorials

Development of sites offering opportunities for area residents to enjoy outdoor activities took another big step Tuesday, when ground was broken on the Quaker Ridge Arboretum and Nature Trails Project. It’s an ambitious effort being coordinated by the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation ...

Restoring freedom of conscience

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The July 18 decision of the Supreme Court, restoring freedom of conscience, saved the Little Sisters of the Poor from a choice of either coming up with a $70 million-a-year penalty or closing down all of their services and departing this country. In a 7-2 vote, the court ...

Are lockdowns the answer?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Here it is 2020, and I am waiting in a drive-by parade to “visit” my grandmother. I have not seen my grandmother in four months. Many nursing home residents are routinely without visitors, but my grandmother is not one of them. We would pick her up on the weekends and take ...

Take a look at Sweden

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In recent months, I’ve seen anti-lockdown protesters carrying “Be Like Sweden” signs. Those words refer to a choice made by the Swedes to let COVID-19 wash through the country in the hope of developing herd immunity. This policy is in contrast to their neighbors and most ...

Consider whole of Byrd’s work

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As it has been announced recently that Bethany College, an excellent institution of higher learning, has decided to remove the name of former West Virginia U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd (1917-2010) from its student health care building, which had been named in his honor, as result ...

Guest column/We need a clean, green vision for the region

Local Columns

Do we listen to the scientists, researchers, economists and the medical community who are warning us about placing our lives and economy in the hands of the fossil fuel industry? Or, do we buy into another false narrative from the oil and gas industry and allow the Ohio River Valley to become ...

Thanks for help with concerts

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of the 2020 Toronto Community Concerts at the Gazebo. The Toronto Coalition for Revitalization would like to thank the individual who for the past four years has made the concerts a reality. Thank you, Jon Greiner, for ...

Despite COVID-19 and racial issues, love is never neutral

Local Columns

For the last 17 years, I have been blessed to take 60 to 75 kids, not including adults and junior counselors, camping. The majority of these kids are from kindergarten to the sixth grade. A number of them have never left the city and it is their first time camping. We enjoy seeing their first ...

Remember the Bible says creation will be set free

Local Columns

By THE REV. PHIL VAN DAM Brooke-Hancock Episcopal Ministries The second lesson this Sunday is from Paul’s letter to the Romans 8:12-25. In verses 18-23 Paul talks about how creation is groaning, as if in labor, and that it will be set free from bondage, and will obtain the freedom of the ...