Letters to the Editor

Questions about stadium seating

To the editor: I went to a football game at Harding Stadium, and it was the smaller children who played. I think they did a good job of working on the stadium. The only thing I think they need to fix is the handicapped area. I am handicapped and in a wheelchair and you can’t get into the ...

Stand up for coal-fired plants

To the editor: The U.S. produces about 1 billion tons of coal annually, a little less than 12 percent of the world supply. Coal generates about 40 percent of the electricity in the U.S., and nine out of 10 tons of coal in the U.S. are used to generate electricity. The U.S. has about 235-year ...

Cut the fat, not the muscle

To the editor: Infrastructure, education and workers’ rights. The main three issues I vote on. With that in mind, this November I am voting for Jack Cera for state representative and Shawna Roberts for Congress. When I hear a candidate speak, I like to know that those who are elected to ...

Harrison events were special

To the editor: The week of Aug. 20 was an exciting one for our Harrison Hills City School District community. Events were held beginning Aug. 22 with our open houses followed by the back-to-school rally, and Aug. 25’s event culminated the week with the Masonic Lodges’ Ceremony of the ...

Trump has boosted economy

To the editor: Recent news reports have covered a topic that should interest everyone in our valley. It is the impending closure of the Sammis and Bruce Mansfield power plants. These are coal-fired power plants, which have been targeted by Obama’s war on coal, which is supported by many ...

Renforth right choice for auditor

To the editor: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Renforth has been in my life in one way or another since I was about 14 years old. To me, he has been a role model, authoritarian, teacher, supportive fan and, last but not least, family. He has taught me life lessons, made me laugh, ...

Many helped with Collaros event

To the editor: On Aug. 10, the Steubenville Country Club hosted the third-annual Zach Collaros Foundation Golf Outing presented by the Spot Bar. We’d like to thank all the sponsors, volunteers, staff and golfers who helped make our event a success. It takes much time and effort to organize ...

Veterinarian helps in time of need

To the editor: Recently, I was faced with a heart-wrenching decision concerning one of my pets, a 21-year-old cat named Barry. Throughout his life Barry was an active, friendly and loving cat, but then I had noticed a significant change in his behavior. He slowly had become extremely ...

Remembering a true American hero

To the editor: It is with much sadness that I would respectfully like to eulogize the wonderful life and outstanding career of a truly great American hero and patriot, Sen. John Sidney McCain III of Arizona, who died on Aug. 25, four days prior to what would have been his 82nd ...

Many questions about Space

To the editor: “The further back you can look, the further forward you can see.” — Winston Churchill I am writing this letter in response to the recent political activity of the former U.S. Rep. Zack Space in the Ohio Valley. Considering the glowing description of his campaign ...