Letters to the Editor

Some people have a backbone

To the editor: Back in March 2013, Guccifer claimed to hack Hillary Clinton and Sidney Blumenthal, former aide to President Bill Clinton. Hillary combined her personal and government official account on her personal server. In December 2014, President Barack Obama signed an update to the ...

Cera stands up for our region

To the editor: Whether you are for or against fracking in Eastern Ohio, it is here to stay. Thankfully, so is Jack Cera, our state representative who is working to ensure our community shares in the economic growth and opportunity that we create. Though the state severance tax on oil and ...

Thanks for honoring veterans

To the editor: On July 21, the Jefferson County Veterans Association held its annual picnic to honor and celebrate veterans of Jefferson County. Approximately 90 people attended. Veterans who served in World War II, Korea, the Cold War, Vietnam and Desert Storm to the present were recognized. ...

If you want to go back, vote Democrat

To the editor: This is in response to another writer’s suggestion to vote Democrat (“Be sure to vote Democrat,” July 29.) She states that they do not need to engage in a discussion with Trump supporters. They are not listening. It’s the typical Democratic thought that their view is ...

Board questions are out of line

To the editor: At the July 25 board meeting of the Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority, it was brought up about racism concerning the board of directors. Royal Mayo brought up the fact that there were no members of color on the board. Well, he needs to check out his past history of ...

Reminder: Socialism doesn’t work

To the editor: The reason progressive/communists are depressed (beside knowing that socialism doesn’t work) is that they get up every day trying to figure out which restroom to use or what pronoun to call someone — him, her or it? Or, it could be knowing every time their new leader, ...

Many questions surround Trump

To the editor: I have some things on my mind regarding President Donald Trump that I want to talk about. On July 16, watching Trump on TV at a news conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Trump’s comments were alarming: “I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and ...

Steubenville faces too many questions

To the editor: Steubenville has a water infrastructure problem, and city leaders are faced with making some difficult decisions. However, the plan to raise water rates 70 percent is draconian and ill-advised. How will the resident who is on a fixed income who sometimes decides between ...

Edison golf scramble a success

To the editor: On behalf of the Edison Local School District, I would like to thank everyone who made the 2018 Friends of Edison Golf Scramble a resounding success. The fundraiser on July 22 drew 120 people to Spring Hills Golf Club in East Springfield to take part in four-person teams. ...

Summer reading program a success

To the editor: The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County thanks the individuals and businesses that donated to the Libraries Rock Summer Reading Club. The annual event for children, teens and adults brings families together for reading enjoyment and offers a variety of events ...