Letters to the Editor

DeWine: Don’t raise gasoline taxes

To the editor: This is an open letter to Gov. Mike DeWine: You are proposing an additional tax on gasoline to fix the roads. We all know the roads need attention. Why wasn’t this proposal brought up during the election? How much money do you have in the rainy-day fund? What good is that ...

There’s lots to question

To the editor: At this writing, the Internet is agog over the misadventures of actor Jussie Smollett and his attempt to, perhaps, garner sympathy or publicity in the process of being written out of his TV show gig. In case you live in a cave, allow me to summarize: Smollett decided, ...

Black History Month in America 2019

To the editor: Generation after generation we exhibit the pride associated with our forefathers. Black history education has yet to become part of the American mainstream curriculum. When knowledge is taught of the amazing accomplishments, with the dignity and respect deserved, the youth of ...

Earth warms and cools

To the editor: Regarding global warming, the Earth has been warming and cooling since creation. Unless you were sleeping in fifth-grade Ohio geography class, you learned that 20,000 years ago, two-thirds of the state was covered by glaciers. It must have been a heck of a lot of heat to ...

Special wish for veterans

To the editor: From all of us at the Auxiliary at Unit 117 in Bellaire, we want to say thanks to all our veterans and wish them all happy Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day isn’t just an award, it comes from the heart, with love. Our veterans have given us our freedom and go the last ...

What about the planet?

To the editor: I know of lots of people who are single-issue voters. Most of those voters vote “pro life” but are they really pro life when they oppose abortion but don’t care that due largely to human activity we are killing our planet? If we make our planet inhospitable to life, does ...

Diocese remains under scrutiny

To the editor: The Ohio Attorney General’s office in August asked the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office to investigate the possible criminal action against a former Diocese of Steubenville employee. The prosecutor’s office also was asked by the Ohio Attorney General’s office to ...

Unions, politicians dropped the ball

To the editor: At the beginning of the month, it was announced to the public, that five General Motors plants, four in the United States and one in Canada, were set to be closed in March. In statements from some GM employees, it was stated that job loses began last May when supply plants ...

Give peace, prosperity a chance

To the editor: Today, our economy is humming along at a rate which Obama and his fellow party members told us would never occur. We were destined to be a service economy, a la flipping burgers at McDonald’s, Wendy’s or Burger King. A stagnant employment rate, a sluggish economy, threats ...

Many components to women’s health

To the editor: Someone unfamiliar with our health care system might believe that the main component of women’s health care is abortion. Women’s health care contains many components including prevention strategies and diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect women. Pro-abortion ...