Letters to the Editor

Not all sacrifices are the same

To the editor: I had to laugh when I heard radio sports commentators talk for 35 minutes Tuesday morning about the sacrifices they made as athletes. I agree with what they said — it is justified — having a son and grandson who were involved in sports. Then they said they had to warm ...

Looking for a real American

To the editor: A person looking for attention might use patriotism to preach self-sacrifice while practicing self-importance. He’ll mention the flag, the troops and the Constitution and he knows when to applaud and who to denounce. But it is little more than a means to display his own ...

Mayor-elect thanks his supporters

To the editor: On Tuesday, the voters of Steubenville — my hometown — elected to have me serve as their mayor for the next four years. There are no words to describe how honored and how humble I feel to have received these votes of confidence. I have been encouraged during the months ...

Quarter auction helps CDI

To the editor: As I write this, Jill McVicker already is formulating plans for next year’s Anthony D’Aurora Quarter Auction at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School that benefits the Cancer Dietary Initiative at the Teramana Cancer Center. She is the driving force behind each ...

Thanks for help with lost dogs

To the editor: I would like to thank the village of Wintersville for the safe return of my lost dogs. I am from out of town and was watching a house for a friend when they wandered off. Through the efforts of the Wintersville mayor and police and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s ...

Watch for propaganda

To the editor: Nancy Pelosi, the California congresswomen, said she is sturdy like a rock. She is, but only dumber. Her progressive twin, another rock, Maxine Waters, another California congresswomen, said “You’re a bigot if you oppose Sharia Law.” Lunatic. Frederica Wilson, a black ...

Stop assault on religious liberty

To the editor: In response to an executive order disestablishing the HHS mandate requiring support for abortion, sterilization and birth control, our Senate has proposed a bipartisan health care bill reportedly reinstituting the mandate and the exorbitant fines of Obamacare. This bill ignores ...

No thought went into bridge closing

To the editor: I am a lifelong resident of Adena. Recently, Jefferson County closed the bridge on Bridge Street in Adena (Jefferson County Road 10). This bridge effectively separates the town in half. Routes to get around to the other side of town take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes extra, ...

The rich keep getting richer

To the editor: On Nov. 18, 1956, Nikita Khrushchev, the former Russian president, said, “We will take America without firing a shot. We do not have to invade the United States — we will destroy you from within.” Putin is sitting back and laughing. His choice for an American president ...

Cleaner energy progress continues

To the editor: I am writing in response to guest column that appeared in the Nov. 5 edition and trumpeted the administration energy czar Rick Perry’s energy report about America’s declining “baseload” power and advocating the administration’s “all-of-the-above-mix” for ...