Letters to the Editor

Bertram right choice in Toronto

To the editor: Residents of the 1st Ward in Toronto, I encourage you to vote for Bob Bertram on Nov. 7. He is a longtime resident of Toronto (Wallace Heights) who I first met when I came to Toronto in 2005 to serve as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. It was during my nine-year ...

Thanks to staff at WMC

To the editor: I recently spent five days in the hospital at Weirton Medical Center due to an infection. I wanted to thank the emergency room doctor and nurse — she told me all about showing horses with her mom when she is not taking excellent care of her patients; all the wonderful ...

Something bad in Washington

To the editor: What’s up at Fox News? Sean Hannity had Steve Bannon as a guest Tuesday, and they were discussing how to take over the government of the United States. They both vigorously threatened every senator and representative who didn’t agree with President Donald Trump’s agenda ...

Bertram will work for constituents

To the editor: There are two worthy candidates for the 1st Ward Council seat in the city of Toronto. I have known one of the candidates, Bob Bertram, for almost 30 years. Bertram has been involved in numerous community activities throughout his life. Most recently, he served as agent for ...

Now is the time for Barilla

To the editor: Now is the time for the citizens of Steubenville to think long and hard about the upcoming mayoral election and the future of Steubenville. The city has not lived up to its potential for too many years, nor has it taken advantage of the positive energy that, if unleashed, would ...

Letters leave many questions

To the editor: My late father was a strict disciplinarian who enjoyed a good joke, good whiskey and the last of winter. While reading letters to the editor on Oct. 8, two conservative-minded writers brought one of Dad’s favorites to mind — “confusin’ but amusin.’” How one rant can ...

Barilla devoted to Steubenville

To the editor: Many of us are familiar with Jerry Barilla because of his 50 years as a local business owner, but for the past three years I’ve had the pleasure of serving with him on the board of Historic Fort Steuben and the Nutcracker Village committee. The care and devotion he gives ...

Flood worries remain

To the editor: It has been more than a year now since the flood in Follansbee, and every time it rains hard, I worry about another flood. We still have inquiries about if we had closed or retired because of that flood. We want people to know our dental office is still in business with a ...

Myths surround tax cuts

To the editor: The myth that tax cuts promote economic growth and prosperity is not supported by any evidence. Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush cut taxes but growth as measured by gross domestic product was higher after Bill Clinton raised taxes in the 1990s. I’d like to see the tax ...

There’s good in our community

To the editor: The world today is filled with sadness and turmoil. We listen to the news and wonder what has happened to our morals and things that we once held dear to our existence. Then, when I stop to think about where I have worked for many years, I see the good in our community and ...