Letters to the Editor

Health premiums going up

To the editor: In March 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. This also is known as Obamacare. When this bill was passed, the U.S. government took over one-sixth of our nation’s health care. These are statistics from www.Ehealthinsurance.com. In 2017, new data from ...

Renforth right choice for auditor

To the editor: I would like to recommend sheriff’s Deputy Scott Renforth for Jefferson County auditor. I have known him since 1998, when I became payroll clerk at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. I found him to be a very intelligent and dedicated worker. He was always ...

Warren Lions serve community

To the editor: The Warren Township Lions Club would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all who have supported our efforts and projects during the year. We loved your attendance and feedback at our summer Concert in the Park season, as we tried our best to provide a ...

Roberts would serve area best

To the editor: On Nov. 6, we voters will decide who will win Ohio’s 6th Congressional District seat that is now held by Bill Johnson. It’s hard to compete against Johnson’s huge war chest from corporate donors, but Shawna Roberts has taken on that challenge. No doubt that this is a ...

Commissioner questions comment

To the editor: Citizens of Jefferson County — I am Thomas E. Graham, and I am seeking re-election for Jefferson County commissioner. I only write this letter since my opponent has stated that commissioners miss multiple meetings. This is not the case. Regarding commissioner meetings, the ...

Hancock levy raises questions

To the editor: I’m writing about he excess levy that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. I read an article in Monday’s edition of the Herald-Star that explained it in detail. (“Hancock County Schools levy on the ballot.”) The levy, as Timothy Woodward, superintendent of Hancock County ...

Get out and vote Blue

To the editor: How is this upcoming midterm election going? Let me count the GOP ways. North Dakota has decided to eliminate voters who don’t have a street address. This eliminates our Native Americans who live on reservations and vote Democrat. Georgia’s attorney general, who is ...

Graham someone you can trust

To the editor: I don’t trust many people these days. That’s why it’s important that I tell you who I do trust, and that’s Jefferson County Commissioner Thomas Graham. I have seen him in action first hand, as he has worked for the betterment of our county since he first was elected to ...

Libertarians are on the ballot

To the editor: In earlier articles, there was a lack of candidates mentioned for statewide elections and I believe it is the right of Ohio voters to know all the candidates on the ballot. I’d like to present the Libertarians, who are on the ballot and who want to serve in multiple offices ...

Renforths working hard this campaign

To the editor: The Nov. 6 general election will culminate in possibly the most exhilarating political experience Jerry and I have had since leaving public service in 2003. Getting to know Scott and Christy Renforth and watching them work a crowd and getting the positive response was enough to ...