Letters To The Editor

Great Lenten season

Dear Editor: My bucket list just became shorter. Everyone should see these services at least once in their lifetime. For the first time, my children and I participated in the Wellsville Ministerial breakfast at Covenant Presbyterian Church, where the Rev. Kenny Stull was the keynote speaker ...

No return call

Dear Editor: As this is an election year, we will be asked by the candidates to vote for them. I believe one of the first responsibilities of an elected official is to respond to the calls or letters of their constituents. I have phoned Sen. Ryan Ferns’ offices a minimum of nine times ...

Not a fan

Dear Editor: One of the oldest political tricks in the book is the “bait and switch” personal attack. This campaign tactic is designed to take your mind away from the central issues of a campaign by assassinating the character of one’s opponent. Or, that of the political party backing ...

Schools preventing obesity

Dear Editor: In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016). School is a common location at which children spend an average of 6-7 hours a day at, which is a majority part of their hours ...

School security

Dear Editor: A plethora of issues are being played out with bumper sticker venues that encourages willful ignorance and intellectual dishonesty. Two of these “bumper stickers” are of national concern while the third is a local issue. The first national bumper sticker is “gun ...

Helpful employees

Dear Editor: I know people hate paying taxes or even going to the tax office to file but I don’t think people appreciate and understand how lucky they are when dealing with the East Liverpool Tax Department. I have always had wonderful service and both ladies work very hard explaining the ...

Student volunteers

Dear Editor: I’m writing to congratulate and commend the team of student volunteers for the superb job they did at last weekend’s Music and Art at Oak Glen festival. It was the fourth year for the festival, but first for me as a vendor, and I’m sure I’ll be back next year. It’s a ...

A wonderful life

Dear Editor: Why I will continue to walk with God ... He is the source and the sustainer of life. The power of God unto eternal life through Christ Jesus the Son of God. Not anything we have done or can do. Christ done it all at Calvary and it is a wonderful life, that can be ...

Protect teen health, safety, learning

Dear Editor: Teen substance abuse, car crashes, obesity, low graduation rates, and school-based violence — chronic sleep deficiency increases risk for every one of these national concerns. Because too-early middle and high school start times make adolescents especially vulnerable to sleep ...

Historic step for W.Va. education employees

Dear Editor: Back in 1990, West Virginia made historic steps by participating in the first statewide teacher strike that lasted for 11 days. Here we are 28 years later and West Virginia made history again by staging a work stoppage for all education employees. You read about school ...