Letters to the Editor

Questions remain about cathedral

To the editor: On June 22, 2013, Bishop Jeffrey Monforton said he planned to renovate and maintain the Holy Name Cathedral as the spiritual center of the Catholic Diocese of Steubenville. He said “we will be installing 2014 and 2015 Wi-Fi technology.” According to Monforton, $2 ...

Trump really digressing

To the editor: Journalism 101: Don’t mess with the press. Opinionators and analysts are just busy-bodies who feed off the hard work of journalists. President Trump is digressing rapidly without help from an inept transition team that seems to be babying him instead of calling time out ...

Administration failing Americans

To the editor: Throughout our country’s history, our appointed diplomats have negotiated internationally for the well being of our country’s best interests. Other countries negotiate for their own best interests. It is alarming that the new administration has chosen to not fill many ...

Concert was true blessing

To the editor: We were privileged in our small community to have exceptional artists give a concert. Kathy Troccoli and Michelle Margiotta performed for a capacity crowd at St. Paul’s Church in Weirton on Feb. 2. Tickets were given out ahead of time at no cost. I wondered how it was that ...

Fletcher good choice in Toronto

To the editor: When you think of an athletic director, most think of it as a man’s only position, a good old boys club position. I would like to thank the Toronto City School District and its athletic department for having the insight to break from tradition in their appointment of ...

Dreamers can’t handle reality

To the editor: Let me start by saying most liberals are idealists. If someone were to call me an idealist, my feelings wouldn’t be hurt. As matter of fact Webster’s dictionary defines idealists as visionaries or dreamers. However, they don’t handle reality very well. They follow their ...

Let’s protect the ACA

To the editor: Jefferson County is third in the state for drug overdoses. Heroin and other opioids have permeated our community. We have all been touched by the opioid epidemic whether it’s someone in your family, a friend or neighbor. How many families have been devastated by the loss of ...

Bad decision on play revenue

To the editor: I am writing in regards to the story “Stanton pupils to perform ‘Willy Wonka Jr.,’” that appeared in the March 11 edition. In the third paragraph, administrators say that revenue from the ticket sales will be used to purchase music supplies and materials and for ...

Thanks from Frank and Jerry

To the editor: After 60 years of doing business, Frank and Jerry Furniture and Appliances is closing its doors. It’s been an exciting and rewarding journey. My wife, Judy, my driver and installer, Terry Papola, Joe Vein, installer, and I want to thank all our customers who supported us ...

Retro Night helped area youth

To the editor: I would like to thank everyone who had a part in putting on the Ohio Valley Youth Network Retro Night Fundraiser on Feb. 25 at First Westminster Presbyterian Church. We were blessed to have around 250 in attendance and we made $4,200 because of the efforts of a number of ...