Letters to the Editor

Fire hasn’t damaged spirit

To the editor: On the evening of Dec. 19, our home of 47 years was devastated by a fire that destroyed not only our home but many of our lifelong memories therein. Although we made it out of the house safely, we, as a family, owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to all involved in the rescue, ...

It’s time to move on

To the editor: This notification is long past due. Hope 68 is gone. Steubenville City Schools went back on its promise to house and help prepare bags. Officials cite unhappy bus drivers, unruly kids, the overall lack of need and benefit of the program. (If you have more questions about this, ...

Toronto flags flying high

To the editor: The Toronto Beautification Committee would like to thank all those who contributed to the Mayor Wilson Flag Fund for 2016. We’d also like to thank the Herald-Star and its late reporter, Mark Miller, for publishing the articles describing the need for donations. The fund ...

Many helped Mingo Social Services

To the editor: Mingo Social Services would like to thank so many individuals and companies for making our Thanksgiving and Christmas Distribution such a success. We served more than 325 families for each holiday. Many thanks to Columbia Gas of Ohio, Wheeler Funeral Home, Riesbeck’s, ...

Wise men needed in Columbus

To the editor: The Jan. 4 front page article, “Ohio bans ‘boarding-up’” told about how the state of Ohio has outlawed the use of “plywood on properties certified as vacant and abandoned.” It seems to me that this law is treating the symptoms of the disease rather than the disease ...

Many questions about Trump

To the editor: The shame of a station —Fox News — to prod President-elect Trump into keeping promises — or should I say chatter — he made on the campaign trail is ludicrous. Trump slipped in his first press conference. He mentioned Nazi Germany’s propaganda machine, leaving ...

Which is party of tolerance?

To the editor: Dec. 19 and Jan. 6 are more dates that will live in infamy for liberals because the Electoral College elected Donald Trump and the Senate certified those votes. How much more can liberals take before they go bonkers? I lived through Obama, you’ll live through Trump. There ...

Death because of evil pride

To the editor: “Innocent children, through no fault of their own, are killed because of evil pride. It is a reminder to us — that darkness is alive and we can deceive ourselves with our own human pride, or we can choose to walk in the light.” This statement was taken from a ...

Wintersville pupils step up

To the editor: The Wintersville Good Neighbors would like to give a special thank you to Wintersville Elementary, and especially the fourth-graders who are truly awesome. Under the direction of Principal Lorrie Jarrett and teachers A.J. Renner, Makenzie Householder, Marijean Benzel ...

Thanks for your support

To the editor: Jeff and Janet would like to express thanks for the love and care of their daughter, Bonnie, in the loss of her mother. Iris Byard was a carrier for the Herald-Star. She passed away suddenly and it was a shock to everyone. The staff and carriers of the Herald-Star, with the ...