Letters to the Editor

What were your expectations?

To the editor: How many of you voted to keep a GOP majority in Congress in 2016? What expectations did you have, when indeed, that majority was sustained in both houses? At the very least, most Republicans expected a repeal of Obamacare — this, after Congress voted numerous time for ...

A look at the tax cut plan

To the editor: Today I will be, for the most part, passing over extremely relevant important issues in order to focus on one issue that is especially important and intensely time sensitive. Just as a reminder, I will be scarcely mentioning the following: President Trump’s conspiring with ...

Fun for all at the fort

To the editor: Downtown Steubenville is the place to be Tuesday night. It is our city’s annual light-up night. Between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. there will be plenty to do for the whole family. The Nutcracker Village and Advent Market will be reborn with offerings of food and crafts, Mr. and ...

Children services says thanks

To the editor: On behalf of Jefferson County Job and Family Services/Children Services Division we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the residents of Jefferson County for your overwhelming support for the renewal of our children services levy. Unfortunately, the need in our area ...

Time to honor our country

To the editor: They have taken prayer out of the schools. They are doing away with saluting the flag. Now, they are wanting to take the national anthem away. Is this America? What do we stand for? What have our servicewomen and men fought for? I am an 83-year-old widow. I like to have ...

Cavs need to look for answers

To the editor: As a Cleveland Cavaliers’ fan since their inception, I must admit that I am quite disappointed and very concerned regarding their very poor performance on the court thus far in the current NBA season. I realize that the season is still in its infancy, and the Cavs do have ...

City gets it right

To the editor: What a wonderful time in the recent history of Steubenville, to witness a man such as Jerry Barilla stepping up and being available for public office. And then to see the people of the city put him in office with a resounding vote. My wife, Cher, and I know the best days are ...

Thanks for your support

To the editor: I would like to thank all of the people in Wells Township who voted for me, and everyone who voted. Thanks to the ones who let me put my sign in their yard and their support. I will do the best that I can do and get better as time goes on and try to get done what a lot of you ...

Conservation districts are bad

To the editor: While proponents of Neighborhood Conservation Districts are well-intentioned, I think these ordinances will have many bad consequences, and — more important — that they are unjust. First, by taking away part of our ownership rights — the right to lease one’s ...

Friendship Room sends thanks

To the editor: The Friendship Room wishes to thank all of its benefactors for helping to make our outdoor Halloween party a success. Our guests enjoyed cooking hot dogs over an open fire, as well as hot chili, cider, candy apples and root beer floats. Thanks also to Bishop Roy C. Dawkins ...