Letters to the Editor

Organ donors can save lives

To the editor: If you had the chance to save one of your neighbor’s lives, would you? Right now, 17 people in Jefferson County are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, along with 300 others in Central Ohio. Their only hope of survival is through the generous gift of an organ ...

How bad is the president?

To the editor: I’ll be borrowing a few categories from one of my old favorite’s today. Thanks, Keith Olberman. I’ll be leaving the questions about the Mueller Report alive until we actually get to see it, but I’ll just say that I don’t trust Attorney General Bill Barr as far as I ...

Fleas on the GOP elephant

To the editor: I’ve become exhausted exposing members of the Jefferson County Progressive Democratic Coalition as purveyors of deception. Now it’s Linda Caputo’s misstatement in her March 17 letter, “What has become of our county?” She’s wrong when she says that me “and six ...

God-given human dignity

To the editor: The mistaken idea that communism is a spent force is put to the lie by the adolescent socialist-progressive ideology of the newly elected representatives, who want not citizens, but subjects with mutable consciences, completely obedient to any momentary whim from the tyranny of ...

Whose truths really matter?

To the editor: The Franciscan University of Steubenville last week held its “Veritas Conference: A Natural Law Response to Gender Ideology.” As a former student, it is time for a response to the ongoing trend of anti-gay and transgender rhetoric coming from this institution. Let us first ...

Unredacted report much needed

To the editor: Ladies and gentlemen of America, who is going to be the 21st century hero for the people and save not only our democracy but America’s shining light image? Review 1971: The Pentagon Papers. Thousands of pages released by Daniel Ellsberg exposing the deception of our ...

Residents stand up for ORSANCO

To the editor: Members of the eight-state Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission were in Pittsburgh Monday night for the first of three public meetings concerning the revised proposal for their pollution control standards for the Ohio River. There were close to 40 people in ...

Are you part of the Trump cult?

To the editor: If you believe the unseen Mueller report completely exonerates the president, if you believe one man is above the sciences, above your intelligence agencies that keep us safe, above the CIA directors, even our generals, then you might be part of the Trump cult. You are no ...

Many help Martha Manor

To the editor: Martha Manor has been a part of this community for decades and has been blessed with the kindness and support of so many. As we have entered into another year of turmoil in our country, we want to acknowledge all the positives that we are so blessed to have surrounding ...

Local students help with move

To the editor: The Jefferson County Health Department sends a heartfelt thank you to the Indian Creek Local School District and Steubenville City Schools for sending their students, along with Anthony Pierro, to our department to assist in moving large amounts of office furniture in exchange ...