Letters to the Editor

Slow down in school zones

To the editor: The title refers to the myriad of drivers who, day after day, continue to break the speed limit in area school zones. As a daily driver along Sunset Boulevard, I am appalled at the number of motorists who ignore the flashing yellow lights and signs denoting a school zone. ...

Ohio’s energy jobs boom

To the editor: Despite recent arctic temperatures, the good news for Ohio is that we are benefiting from both falling gas prices and an energy jobs boom that is helping reduce the state unemployment rate. Last year, employment building pipelines, like Utopia, Leach Xpress, and others, spiked ...

Bishop must keep everyone informed

To the editor: Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton recently announced the suspension of the Holy Name Cathedral project due to accounting irregularities. He said they were found during the recent reorganization of the diocesan financial office and through an external auditing process. He said, ...

Don’t forget newspaper carrier

To the editor: If you have been receiving your newspaper regularly during this winter when the weather is too cold, too foggy, too snowy, too icy and just plain so ugly you don’t really want to go out and get your paper from the tube, think about your paper carrier. He or she is out there ...

Downtown grocery store needed now

To the editor: I want to encourage Mayor Jerry Barilla and all who are involved to bring a grocery store to downtown Steubenville. Food is a basic need and, in my opinion, moving forward in this endeavor should be a top priority. Many people in our city do not have cars, so the convenience of ...

Dogs make a difference

To the editor: I was at the computer writing another story. I was listening to versions of “I Saw a Man,” by Connie Smith and Johnny Cash. A text came across my cell phone that my great-granddaughter had fallen and hit her head. I glanced at her picture resting just above my computer. ...

What will become of the tax cut?

To the editor: Recently, a businessman publicly thanked certain politicians (Bill Johnson and Rob Portman) for giving him certain tax breaks that only pertain to businesses. The writer receives a 20 percent reduction in his business income prior to taxes. In other words, if taxable business ...

Women are making statements

To the editor: Bloomberg News reported that Steve Bannon, former White House political strategist in the Trump administration, put out a warning that there is a dangerous “anti-patriarchy movement” that will change the structure of the United States. His message is purely fear-mongering. ...

Tax cut a good thing

To the editor: I have been a small business owner since 1991, and I am glad that Congress and U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson finally passed a long-overdue tax bill. This tax reform will not only help individuals, but, hopefully, it will boost our economy locally and as a nation. High taxes are a ...

Compassion or control?

To the editor: It appears that we live daily more and more the words of George Orwell, “Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them,” or rather, people who think they are intellectuals. Arguments, such as those separating being pro-birth from being pro-life, imply a ...