Letters to the Editor

Keep Buckeye Local strong

To the editor: On May 2, residents of the Buckeye Local School District will decide an important issue that will greatly impact the district’s future. A 4.8-mill emergency levy will appear on the ballot as the district faces deficit spending due to increased expenses and declining ...

Coalition looks to maintain values

To the editor: As a result of the Nov. 8 election, I would like to address the subject of voter apathy. As you know, only half of the registered voters bothered to vote. Many used the excuse that they didn’t like either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. A lot of people in Jefferson County ...

Questions about Michael Hayden

To the editor: Gen. Michael Hayden is speaking in Steubenville on Thursday. While he is an accomplished bureaucrat, unfortunately, he has actively worked throughout his career to subvert the American political system and the Constitution. That system depends on our bureaucrats being ...

Looking at ‘Trumpmania’

To the editor: The world today — it’s just my story that might come true in “Trumpmania,” the metaphoric world of Donald Trump. No ifs, buts or maybes, what is going on in Syria is the dangerous and conspiratorial — did Russia comply with the chemical weapons attack on civilians ...

Vote ‘yes’ for TEMS

To the editor: This letter is in support of the TEMS Joint Ambulance District levy that will appear on the May 2 ballot. I am a resident of the Wallace Heights subdivision, which was recently added to the city of Toronto. There are many benefits in becoming part of Toronto. The one ...

A.I.M. thanks all who helped

To the editor: On March 20, the A.I.M. Women’s Center held its annual fundraising banquet at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. This year’s banquet, “Light of Life,” featured speaker Kirk Walden. Thanks to Monsignor Kurt Kemo, vicar general for the Diocese of Steubenville and ...

Johnson is out of touch

To the editor: During the initial attempt of the Trump administration trying to get their “health care” bill passed, I was angered to see U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, on TV supporting Trumpcare, which would have cut millions in Medicaid funding to working families in our area. When ...

Food a help in cancer fight

To the editor: This is for a very, very special woman and all the people who help her. On the third Saturday of every month, food is given to people who are fighting cancer if they wish to receive it. The food we receive really helps — with all the expensive medication I have to pay for, ...

Pool provides many opportunities

To the editor: The city of Steubenville needs to make Belleview Pool operational this summer for multiple reasons. Not only does it provide something for the city’s youth to do during the summer months while school is not in session, but, looking at the other side of the fence, the pool ...

Sharing more railroad memories

To the editor: This is a reflection of the way things used to be. Recent news reports of the historical construction of the Fort Steuben Hotel brought back memories of my old buddy Harry Sutherin. As you read, you will see his connection with the building of the Fort Steuben Hotel. Known as ...