Letters to the Editor

What about the VA, Mr. President?

To the editor: I am a veteran, honored to have served my country. I also am a patriot and past commander of Stevens-Christian American Legion Memorial Post 557 in Wintersville. There has been confusion over the differences between nationalism and patriotism, ever since our president declared ...

Jefferson County tradition lives

To the editor: There are 87 counties in Ohio, then there is Jefferson. Congratulations — you are keeping the tradition alive and well. Penny Smith Scio

Republicans do well in Jefferson County

To the editor: We owe the citizens of Jefferson County a big thank you for doing their part to defeat the progressive left and sending a message to the progressive wing of the Democrat Party that we are not ready for their socialist, anti-Christian, open border and big government agenda in ...

Blackmoor thankful for support

To the editor: Blackmoor Golf Club of 1200 Kragel Road in Richmond will be closing its doors today after 25 years of business. David and I would like to thank all the patrons for their faithful support to the golf course. Cheryl Black Richmond

Edison thanks district voters

To the editor: On behalf of the Edison Local School District, I want to thank the voters who approved the 5.9-mill renewal operating levy on Tuesday. The decision they made will help in this district’s mission to “protect and preserve” our schools by providing funds for building ...

Catholic Central has lost its way

To the editor: Writing this letter doesn’t give me any great sense of satisfaction, as I was hoping. Mostly it’s just a feeling of loss. What have I lost, you might ask: A family member, a close friend, a cherished pet? No... none of these. This will take some explanation. I hear ...

Tuesday brought positive changes

To the editor: As of today, the future of our country has changed for the better. Democrats took the House, and now there will be a check against the dangerous and harmful policies of the Trump administration. That is a really good thing. Though Ohio is regressing, I still have hope that one ...

Areas of grave concern

To the editor: I would like to respectfully highlight a number of areas of grave concern of late of which the American people, I feel, need to be aware. Such areas as follows: It has recently been reported by the U.S. Justice Department that Russia, once again, is engaged in a “robust ...

Transparency is missing

To the editor: Bishop Jeffrey Monforton of the Diocese of Steubenville released a list on Oct. 31 of 17 credibly accused priests and a seminarian of sexual abuse to a minor. However, he did not list their parish assignments and the years each of them served in each parish. Monforton uses the ...

Questions about list of names

To the editor: On Nov. 1, the Herald-Star printed a list of names from the Diocese of Steubenville of priests who have been “credibly accused” of molesting children. (“Diocese of Steubenville releases list of 16 accused clergymen.”) One name, Gary Zalenski, should not have been ...