Letters to the Editor

Time to end the shooting

To the editor: How many more gunshots do residents of Maryland Avenue have to count until change is made? How many more headlines that read “shots fired” have to be printed until someone stands up and does something? Shootings have been no stranger to the city of Steubenville. They ...

Children services levy deserves a yes

To the editor: Jefferson County Children Services plays an integral part in our communities. It is wrong to leave children in a situation where their lives are in danger, but it also is challenging and difficult to remove children from their parents’ homes where they become a part of the ...

Think about cost of bond issue

To the editor: This is in regards to Issue 20 on the Nov. 7 ballot, for the new, 6.49-mill, 37-year Indian Creek Local School District Schools bond issue: If you’re in the Indian Creek Schools district, you could still be paying for Issue 20 ... for a $150,000-valued home, that’s $28.39 ...

Your vote really matters

To the editor: In four years of being a Wayne Township trustee, I have made a few accomplishments, of which I am proud. The Pledge of Allegiance is now said before each meeting; a neighborhood watch program has been implemented; the last four community clean-ups, held in partnership with ...

Pielech right choice in Buckeye

To the editor: Seven candidates are running to fill three seats on the Buckeye Local Board of Education in the Nov. 7 election. I am voting for Dirk Pielech, the former postmaster of Brilliant. Pielech is the only board member in recent memory to propose and make any positive changes in ...

Issue 2 bad legislation

To the editor: Proponents of state Issue 2 are spending millions on slick TV ads, and the only thing both sides agree on is that two-thirds of Ohioans’ current RX expenditures are excluded from the process. Ohio Medicaid, Ohio’s five pension systems and all state government departments ...

DiCarlantonio has what it takes

To the editor: As someone who has sat on council for 16 years ranging from the early 2000s up until a mere two years ago, I understand the challenges our city faces and know what it takes to overcome these obstacles. For this reason, I am supporting — and encourage readers of the ...

Business plan makes sense

To the editor: I had the privilege of sitting down with Frankie DiCarlantonio last week to talk to him a little bit about his campaign and what he would like to do if he becomes the next Steubenville mayor. The most significant thing that struck me was the fact that Steubenville is behind ...

Growth part of DiCarlantonio’s plan

To the editor: I am writing this letter today to urge the subscribers of the Herald-Star to vote for Frankie DiCarlantonio to become the next mayor of the city of Steubenville on Nov. 7. I have known Frankie for years, and I believe in his vision for a better Steubenville. I had the honor ...

What’s up in Wayne Township

To the editor: I have heard stories and have talked with other Wayne Township residents, as well as other county residents, about what is going on with the trustees in this township. Apparently, the meetings are out of control, just like a couple of the trustees. The current trustees are ...