Letters To The Editor

Help needed

Dear Editor: Having traveled the full length of W.Va. Route 2, clearly the worst cared for, by far, is the less than 5 miles through Newell and New Cumberland! It’s the same story we who have lived here have heard since I was a young man — all of the money for the state road projects ...

Midland HOF ceremony lauded

Dear Editor: Sunday afternoon my wife and I enjoyed the company of friends and a couple of my former coaches at the annual Midland Sports Hall of Fame awards luncheon. It was a “home run” (pun intended)! The excellent program, in the beautiful Alumni Hall venue, was again professionally ...

Thanks Trump, Gorsuch

Dear Editor: The recent US Supreme Court decision allowing Ohio to curtail its voter rolls is a step in the right direction. The gist of this decision is that those who’ve moved from one address to another without verification or have not voted in three two-year election cycles will have ...

What’s best about America?

Dear Editor: A question has been on my mind lately, one that I believe many Americans, regardless of our personal backgrounds, political leanings, or religious commitments, might also be asking: What’s so great about America? It’s a question that deserves thoughtful consideration, and ...

Does anyone care?

Dear Editor: I have hesitated to write this, but then I would be as much at fault as what I saw this Memorial Day in my annual visit to East Liverpool’s parade if I didn’t say anything. I always stand on the north corner of 6th and Jackson on this day to honor those who paid the ...

Transparency lacking

Dear Editor: Since the July 1, 2016, animal shelter takeover, shelter operational transparency has been lacking. Before the Commission’s shelter takeover, someone called county residents offering a full-time and about six part-time positions at the shelter. Normal county hiring practice ...

Not her business

Dear Editor: I have a suggestion for the short, stocky white-haired woman who seemed to delight in yelling at me while telling me what to do during a crowding situation in the checkout lines at Walmart in Calcutta on the morning of May 23 around 8 a.m. .... She needs to get a grip on ...

Gimme the Tweets

Dear Editor: Tweets or twaddle, which do you prefer? Donald Trump tweets, some of his predecessors twaddled. Many, however, have mistaken twaddle for profound speech, especially coming from a holder of the Oval Office. Many offenders come to mind, but for the sake of brevity, it’s not ...

Special thanks

Dear Editor: Thanks to everyone who helped to make the Garfield Elementary Bike Rodeo a great success. The various departments of the village were a huge help, as were our sponsors: East Liverpool City Hospital, Huntington Bank, Columbiana County ESC, Garfield PTO, Wellsville Police, and ...

Must read

Dear Editor: An explosive new book, a journal by local resident and author Mary Ann Reuter — “Living in my Own Shadow” — is a “must read,” for locals especially. An accusatory account of her 50-year secret, the molestation of her by her stepfather, a local educator, when she ...