Letters to the Editor

Things to ponder on Earth Day

Monday marks Earth Day, 2019. It’s a time to celebrate our planet and serves as a reminder to protect our natural resources, not just for our lifetime, but for future generations. Every day, we are told ways to decrease our carbon footprint, and I like to think most of us try to do that. ...

iBELIEVE works to help region

To the editor: April is National Volunteer Month and Community Service Month — a time to celebrate the people and organizations who help to support and bring awareness to different causes that make our communities better for all. Created in 2011, the iBELIEVE Foundation has been working ...

Help prevent dog attacks

To the editor: In April, the U.S. Postal Service annually promotes National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to take notice of this annual campaign to help the postal service eliminate dangerous and costly dog attacks. The efforts of pet owners are critical when ...

Possible regrets for James?

To the editor: Was not the recently completed National Basketball Association season for the Los Angeles Lakers one of the most disappointing and disastrous for any franchise in the history of professional sports, as the season began with such promise following their acquisition of LeBron ...

What are we closed to?

To the editor: The president stated last weekend that America is closed. What does that mean? Closed? Walled off from the rest of the world? Closed to new ideas? Closed to new discoveries? Closed to love, compassion, diversity? It is no secret that this administration has leaned hard into ...

Unredacted report needed

To the editor: In a recent appearance before Congress, Attorney General William Barr promised Congress they’d have a redacted version of the Mueller report any day now. Now, I can understand why he wouldn’t want to release an unredacted version to the public, but I don’t think the ...

Crime still an issue

To the editor: I saw the news reports about the First Friday on Fourth events and read about the restoration of the old Grand Theater, and I thought, how wonderful it would be if Steubenville could be brought back to the way it was long ago. When I was young, we would go shopping in ...

Alinsky’s concepts sound familiar

To the editor According to Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals,” there are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. First, health care: Control health care and you control the people. Second, ...

Just go and reform

To the editor: Not guilty of Russian collusion in the 2016 election? Who’s kidding who? Like a dog slavering over a bone, political pundits, the media and many citizens at large eagerly awaited the outcome of the Mueller investigation. Many were convinced that justice would be served and ...

Jazz quartet brought life to town

To the editor: For those of you who missed the Wheeling Symphony’s jazz quartet’s presentation on March 29 at Leonardo’s Coffeehouse, shame on you. Kudos to the Nelson family for sponsoring the quartet, which brought life and an evening of culture to downtown Steubenville. The ...