Letters to the Editor

Water worries in Bergholz

To the editor: This past spring, the Jefferson County Water Department started to replace the 60-plus-year-old water line on First Street and Valley View (Star Hill) in Bergholz. They worked for a couple of weeks, and then they were gone. They left the new lines laying beside the road, as ...

Democrats work against change

To the editor: I have been a member of the middle class my entire life. The Democratic Party used to be a party that cared for the middle class, but with their emphasis on group-identity politics, the Democratic Party has forgotten the middle class. That is why I find it interesting that ...

Trump’s policy doesn’t work

To the editor: That shot that started World War I — the assassination of Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his pregnant wife, Sophie — by a Bosnian revolutionary named Gavrilo Princip led to what was at one time thought to be the war to end all wars. It left 17 million dead and 20 million ...

Respect, dignity toward others

To the editor: She held my hand. As I waited in the lobby I had butterflies — you know, the ones you get just before a surgical procedure. They called my name and off I went not knowing exactly what to expect. They told me I would get a local and would be awake through the process. My ...

No one looks out for customers

To the editor: I live on Eldersville Road in Follansbee, where a few years ago sewers were installed. My sewer bills have gone up ever since — I also paid a security deposit of $95. I now pay $43.60 per month, and have no water and no trash pickup. A recent article in the Herald-Star ...

Stand up for Indian Creek

To the editor: My heart goes out to all the wonderful students of the Indian Creek Local School District who, once again, have been disappointed by the lack of voter turnout to affirm a much needed levy. Anyone who has witnessed the dedication, self-discipline and massive civic minded ...

Progressives miss the point

To the editor: I can’t choose what’s more humorous, progressives daydreaming about President Trump being impeached or their nightmare that Trump is president. Or, believing Republicans wage war on women and the Muslim world doesn’t, and advising pregnant women not to smoke, but saying ...

Route 7 project is impressive

To the editor: I have been blessed this year on the road to recovery from a major illness and somewhat major surgery. The blessing is the construction site for the state Route 7 approach to the Veterans Memorial Bridge. My home overlooks much of the work that has been done, and during a short ...

Thanks for help with veterans’ drive

To the editor: On behalf of myself, the staff and Millsop Community Center, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the clothing drive for the veterans and their families. It was another successful drive. Even though it was for one week in October, we are keeping the drive open ...

Kratom linked to deaths

To the editor: The opioid epidemic is real and is at its worst in our own Tri-State Area backyard. It is worrisome that there is a product — not under FDA regulation — that claims to have substantial benefits and nevertheless demonstrates substantial risks. This is a plant commonly found ...