Letters to the Editor

Say no to Indian Creek issue

To the editor: According to public school review, in 1989 the Indian Creek School District had more than 3,000 students. Today we approximately have 2,000. This is a decrease of 33 percent. According to the United States Census, from April 2010 to July 2016, Jefferson County’s population ...

Children need our help

To the editor: On Nov. 7, you have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Jefferson County’s most vulnerable children with your support of Issue 4. Issue 4 is a 1-mill, 10-year renewal levy that will not increase taxes. The levy provides a third of children services ...

Indian Creek levy important

To the editor: On Nov. 7, residents in the Indian Creek Local School District will decide whether to support funding to build a new high school and elementary school and renovate another elementary school. The 6.9-mill bond issue would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $18.93 per month and ...

DiCarlantonio best choice for mayor

To the editor: Nov. 7 is around the corner, and I urge all to get out there and vote. For those who remain undecided, I encourage you to consider Frankie DiCarlantonio for mayor of Steubenville. I have watched Frankie evolve into a fine man and have something to add to his character. For a ...

Candidate seeks to make change

To the editor: My name is Teresa George, and I am an alumna of Buckeye Local High School’s Class of 1994. I am a full-time working mother. My husband and I have two daughters who currently attend school in our district. Our oldest is in the eighth grade at the junior high, and our youngest ...

Move on from cathedral project

To the editor: On Nov. 25, 2013, Bishop Jeffrey Monforton said he had obtained 75 percent of the funds needed for the $5 million cathedral project ($3.75 million). He further stated that beginning Jan. 1, 2014, a public drive for support of the cathedral project would be ongoing. On April 9, ...

Halloween tale with a local twist

To the editor: Emma Frances Higgins Craft tells the tale of Daniel Higgins Sr., the American revolutionary soldier buried in Warrenton Cemetery in Warren Township in Jefferson County, whose great-granddaughter, Nina Higgins, was born in Warren Township, and who married John McConnell in ...

Trump throws out the lies

To the editor: Donald Trump will undoubtedly be recorded in the annals of history as the most colossal liar to ever occupy the White House. The president often is referred to as the commander in chief, but in the Donald’s case, it would be more suitable if he were called the grifter and ...

Contradictions of Trump

To the editor: President Donald J. Trump continues to evolve his persona and seems to be, at the very least, becoming even more hypocritical and paradoxical as his words and actions are now, at times, diametrically opposite to rank criticism that he lodged toward the actions and beliefs of ...

Let’s not be judgmental

To the editor: Now that gay marriage has become well established as law of the land, may the bigotry and hatred shown gays vanish entirely and may their unions prosper. We, the public, have learned much from their battles, only to be recognized as our brothers and sisters and gays have ...