Letters to the Editor

Reason for optimism

To the editor: I am writing today in optimism and sadness. The city of Steubenville and the surrounding area have survived various episodes of growth, decline and rebirth. Seniors recall the glory days of well-paying blue-collar jobs, many local businesses and leaving the doors unlocked. ...

Report cards tell tales

To the editor: In the Tuesday edition of the Herald-Star, staff writer Amy Neeley reported on Ohio Department of Education District Report Cards for districts in the immediate area. Three districts received a D grade in the rankings. Those districts were Indian Creek, Toronto and Buckeye ...

Many holes in Ford’s testimony

To the editor: One advantage of retirement is that I could watch the entire Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Sept. 27. This is my analysis of Christine Blasey Ford’s and Brett Kavanaugh’s testimonies. I will discuss the evidence or lack of evidence presented during the ...

Cult of Trump exposed

To the editor: So the man who occupies the White House decided it was the time to attack survivors of sexual assault. I would ask him where is sense of decency, went but we all know he never had any to begin with. I watched the Senate hearings of both Christine Blasey Ford and Brett ...

Political misuse of scientific facts

To the editor: Like most Americans, I have been watching with interest the proceedings pertaining to Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The desperation of the Democrats is evident at every step. However, what is disturbing is that Democrats and liberals appear to address matters assuming, or hoping, that ...

Issues should be investigated

To the editor: How hypocritical and pathetic are Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican senatorial coherts, who now complain vigorously regarding the current Senate confirmation process of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, when it was McConnell and the ...

Festival founder proud of event

To the editor: It is with much pride that I read from the Labor Day edition, “Toronto celebrates 41st Festival of Art.” Being the founder of the festival, and backed by the loyal, hard-working members of Toronto Junior Civic Club, OFWC, the article brings fond memories of the plans that ...

Stand up for the truth

To the editor: Paula Duncan is an American hero. She is a major Donald Trump supporter. She also was one of the members of the jury who recently convicted the former Trump campaign chairman of eight felonies. “I did not want Paul Manafort to be guilty, but he was, and no one’s above ...

A true guardian angel

To the editor: Let me start by saying a special thank you to all the angels who take of their own time and money to feed all so many ferals — know there is a special place in heaven for you. My story reflects a guardian angel who crossed our path this past weekend. We saw him behind the ...

Six minutes, like hell

To the editor: There has been a lot of criticism of me during the last two weeks for adjourning a Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority board meeting after six minutes. The reason was that the head of security had informed the board that there had been three shootings in the South End ...