Letters to the Editor

Annual Laman party planned

To the editor: Just a reminder that the 40th-annual Ray Laman Children’s Christmas Party will be held a the Wintersville Fire Department Garage from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Children must be accompanied by an adult. They will be entertained with a sing-along with Kenny Wells, Rudolph ...

Ohio Senate must step up

To the editor: Ohio is in trouble and our representatives in the Ohio Legislature are only making things worse. With all of the serious issues facing our state, GM closing the Lordstown factory, infrastructure crumbling, the opioid problem and our tumbling ranking in education, there is ...

SB 250 bad legislation

To the editor: A right fundamental to Western civilization is free speech; the ability to come together, to speak out on issues in society and to find a solution to them is what keeps our society functioning. However, in the Ohio Legislature, SB 250 — primarily sponsored by Sen. Frank ...

Grateful for Bush’s service

To the editor: As we, as a nation, mourn over the recent passing of our 41st president, George Herbert Walker Bush, I would like to respectfully take this opportunity to reflect on the extraordinary life and career of this great American patriot. Bush, whose father, Prescott Bush, was a ...

Blame Barra, not Trump

To the editor: A recent letter to the editor and a subsequent article in the paper blamed President Trump and his tariffs for the impending closure of the General Motors plant in Lordstown. Since neither of these documents contained any sources, I decided to look for information about General ...

Catholic education was right choice

To the editor: Last summer, Carrie and I made the decision to enroll two of our children in school after 11 years of home schooling. We were understandably anxious as our son would enter sixth grade and our daughter 10th grade. We wondered how they would do academically and if they’d ...

Johnson needs to support economy

To the editor: On Nov. 27, I wrote our U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, to strongly urge him to support Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed Select Committee for a Green New Deal. I outlined how Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal benefits America’s environment, America’s ...

Florida should look to our area

To the editor: For the last several elections, I have worked as a poll monitor and assistant at the Bantam Ridge Precinct, located in Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Wintersville. In this precinct in the last election, there were 139 absentee and 508 walk-in ballots cast, keeping in line with ...

Hold onto your pocketbook

To the editor: President Donald Trump has often promised to bring back factory jobs to America, especially in our area of the country. At a rally near the General Motors plant in Lordstown last summer, Trump told people not to sell their homes because the jobs are “all coming back.” ...

Thanks for keeping flags flying

To the editor: The Toronto Beautification Committee would like to thank all those who contributed to the Mayor Wilson Flag Fund for 2018. We’d also like to thank the Herald-Star and correspondent Julie Stenger for publishing the article describing the need for donations, which helped ...