Letters to the Editor

An evil that must be banished

To the editor: It would be wonderful to live in a society in which acquiring compassion was the goal of every individual, but we are not there yet. I am writing this letter to draw attention to and set in motion an endeavor to remedy a very troubling situation in our area, particularly in ...

Tripodi shared his special gift

To the editor: I never write to thank anyone for their service, but I want to at this time. The bakery was so much a part of Steubenville and its people. The delicious bread and rolls were the sustenance that fed many people and kept many well fed. It graced more tables, dinners and ...

It’s time for a seed bank

To the editor: There was an interesting story in the June 17 edition of the Herald-Star from The Associated Press, “Social Security, Medicare stir new worries.” The cutbacks that will come in the years of the middle of the 21st century have me pointing back to my June 23, 2016, pitch ...

Questions about comments

To the editor: Logically, it should be easy to win an argument in which writers like Barry Bardone and Rob Denham are allowed to present both sides. The trick is to not get called out as doing that. Well, here it is, I’m calling bullcrap. Here they are: “And professed their loyalty to ...

Use ballot to bring change

To the editor: The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow robbed $590 million in funds from local public school districts across the state since the 2012-13 school year. Here in the Ohio Valley, Monroe, Belmont and Jefferson counties lost more than $1,723,689 to ECOT since the scandal-ridden ...

Progressives missing the point

To the editor: In the past few weeks, we have been educated by successive screeds from the progressive ideology that are rife with logical fallacies. The main fallacy to be addressed is called “poisoning the well.” This is discounting in advance evidence or argument contrary to the ...

Thanks for placing flags

To the editor: This is a long overdue, but heartfelt, thank you to all of the individuals who unselfishly decorate the graves of servicemen and women. Families and friends sincerely appreciate their benevolent act of kindness and patriotism. It helps make the summer holidays special to know ...

Fundraiser was a success

To the editor: The Kendall Marie Dunbar fundraiser, sponsored by Randy Elliott and American Legion Squadron 121, was an awesome benefit witnessed by all who attended on June 7. The event was made possible by several individuals and organizations who volunteered their time, talents, ...

Re-enactment of trial a success

To the editor: A contemporary jury observed the re-enactment of the historic trial of John Brown at Wheeling’s Independence Hall’s 1859 court room in May. Unlike the original trial (held in 1859) this jury, which included females, found Brown innocent of murder. The charges of treason and ...

Play sets right tone

To the 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 ...