Letters to the Editor

Trump’s attitude very troubling

To the editor:I continue to remain for the most part quite incredulous as to the success to date of the "tough guy" image that 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Donald J. Trump is promoting, that has significantly aided in his status as his party's frontrunner in virtually almost all opinion ...

Social Services efforts successful

To the editor:The Mingo Social Services distributions for Thanksgiving and Christmas were a success, thanks to all of those that contributed to make it possible.Thanks to Columbia Gas of Ohio, Doe Weldon Trucking, Wheeler Funeral Home, Ohio River Colliers Co., Mingo Medical Group, VFW Post ...

Remember sanctity of life

To the editor:After the horrific terrorist assault in Paris, President Barack Obama, in a televised speech, took a short vacation from his ambivalence to the value of human life. Joining all the civilized world, Obama roundly and rightly condemned this atrocity. Obama preached that "the killing ...

Grant served Brilliant well

To the editor:Don Grant of Brilliant will be leaving as trustee of the Brilliant Water and Sewer district after many years.Prior to that, he was a member of Brilliant Council and served as mayor. Grant has a total of 54 years of service to the village of Brilliant. I would like to congratulate ...

Organ donation a gift of life

To the editor:During this season of thanks and giving, I am humbled. Humbled by the selfless gifts that organ, eye and tissue donors gave in 2015. Hundreds of lives in Ohio were saved and countless more were healed by the decisions of complete strangers.While the hundreds of lives saved truly ...

Church thankful for area support

To the editor:Thank you to the Steubenville Community and the surrounding area for all the support you have shown to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.Not only have you been a part of our annual Grecian Food Fest, but you have come to support our newest fundraisers, a Gyro Fest we held in ...

Thanks for holiday meal

To the editor:What a tremendous ministry it is to feed people. This Thanksgiving found me being fed by some wonderful people, and I'd like to thank them publicly. I was supposed to be traveling to be with family, but being sick re-rerouted my plans. I was home alone on Thanksgiving, and wasn't ...

Christmas magic captured again

To the editor:I want to thank everyone involved, especially Jerry Barilla, Judy Bratten and Mayor Domenick Mucci, for organizing and participating in the Steubenville Christmas parade on Dec. 12.Not only were the bands and floats the major factors that brought smiles to everyone's faces, but ...

Memories of Santa, sleighs

To the editor:No Santa Claus? Oh, no.As a child (and I still do, for that matter), I imagined that Santa tip-toed through the house after coming down the chimney, peeked into where I was sleeping, ate the cookies and milk and then left the gifts I received.Every year on the Dec. 26 I looked for ...

Senior center a community asset

To the editor:I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge the wonderful Christmas party held at the Prime Time Senior Center. More than 200 people were in attendance, and they enjoyed the good food, socializing, entertainment, door prizes and dancing.A special thanks to Judy Owings, Cynthia ...