Letters To The Editor

Actions speak volumes

Dear Editor: On Dec. 26, I stepped out of my truck and slipped and fell on the ice in the Dunham Plaza parking lot, in front of JoAnn Fabrics. By looking at the angle of my foot, I knew immediately that it was broken, so I yelled out for help. Within seconds I was surrounded by the most ...

Real American values

Dear Editor: Earlier this week, Sen. Lindsey Graham states “America is an idea, not a race.” I agree with the sentiment in his statement 100 percent, and in accordance, I’d like to quote from a famous poem that is now in the Statue of Liberty’s museum. Emma Lazarus’ poem, “The ...

Where to look

Dear Editor: As I write this, it is four days before Christmas. Soon the birth of Christ will be celebrated across the world. When Jesus was born He came into a world where most people were oppressed or enslaved. Those in power, the rich and political rulers along with those in the church, ...

Unanswered questions

Dear Editor: Over a year ago, the Hancock County Commission assumed management of the animal shelter. At that time, they stated they would run the shelter better than the prior management and would consult with veterinarians regarding animal care. Currently, more animals died at the shelter ...

Sending thanks

Dear Editor: I would like to thank Beaver Local Schools for the Veterans Day program on Nov. 10. The breakfast was good and as a veteran, I felt a lot of love and respect from the Beaver Local faculty, staff, and students. The choir, bands, speakers, elementary program, placemats, rocks, ...

It’s not about the flag

Dear Editor: Can you please tell me what our American flag has to do with police brutality? I know police brutality is terrible and it has to be stopped, but why take it out on our flag? I had 10 members of my immediate family serve to protect our flag. I had a brother killed, a son ...

Gift to the taxpayers?

Dear Editor: On July 1, 2016, the Hancock County Commission assumed responsibility for operating the county animal shelter. The commissioners refused to negotiate a new contract with a nonprofit which had been operating the animal shelter for over 20 years. The nonprofit had also raised 90 ...

‘Drive-by Media’

Dear Editor: Situations the “Drive-by Media” push to be the nation’s new concensus is the rape of all things once held sacred. Along that line is their insatiable desire to have the last word. The latest example is the outrageous attack by a congresswomen, for her own political gain, ...

We need to be cleaner

Dear Editor: Our beautiful Ohio Valley has a litter problem. I think it can be fixed pretty quickly and somewhat easily and cheaply. It will take many people, groups and organizations to all pitch in and not only clean up a bit, but more importantly to stop the litter from happening in the ...

Prompt response

Dear Editor: Recently I received a call from a lifelong friend that was also now living in St. Clair Township and the friend explained their concerns, which, as a former police officer, I realized could be a problem not only for them but the public in general. It was not an emergency, but ...