Letters to the Editor

We need self-control

To the editor:We don't need more gun control, what we need is more self-control. When we have self-control, the guns will take care of themselves, just like back in the 1940s and '50s when we had self-control. People who did not have it or did not make an effort to were not condoned by society, ...

Blatt’s firing leaves questions

To the editor:Does the recent dismissal of David Blatt as head coach of the reigning National Basketball Association Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers, despite the fact that thus far under his direction the Cavs had an Eastern Conference-best 30-11 won-lost record, this in spite ...

Whatever happened to good shows?

To the editor:When I was growing up, your television brought in four or five channels. They went on the air around 6 a.m., and off the air around 1 a.m.. But, there were family shows that all family members could watch. You weren't embarrassed.Today, you have to look twice before you watch. ...

Right to work simply theft

To the editor:I have been reading a lot of information concerning right to work in the local papers. This also is referred to as the Workplace Freedom Act. I wonder just what it is that workers are "free" of. The Taft-Hartley Act that Congress enacted in 1947, commonly known as the ...

We should be able to protect ourselves

To the editor:Most gun control debates devolve into arguments about gun safety or hunting, but the real issue is whether or not we trust the citizens of our nation with deadly force. The tragedy of gun accidents and the joys and benefits of hunting are minor sideshows compared to the gravity of ...

City residents are losing

To the editor:I'm writing about the city of Steubenville. We have about 18,500 people in the city, most of whom live on a fixed income. The city was mad when its levy didn't pass so they could get two more police cars, so City Council was talking about raising the water rates. Where do they ...

Proud of where we live

To the editor:I recently had a woman (who shall remain nameless) tell me that her son thanked her for not raising him in the Ohio Valley. My first reaction was shock, quickly followed by anger. It was an anger built out of home pride.We have gone from a prosperous steel town to a struggling ...

Obama pushes things too far

To the editor:Hillary Clinton enjoys the support of ideologically-deluded feminism; as such, she's a perfect example of the left's hypocrisy.A woman with few actual personal, professional or political accomplishments, and who, clearly for political reasons only, "stood by her man" - a man who ...

Legion Auxiliary thanks veterans

To the editor:On Dec. 8, our disabled veterans from area nursing homes arrived at American Legion Post 33 in Steubenville.They were treated to a welcoming address from Mayor Dominick Mucci, enjoyed some Christmas music and received a goodie bag from Santa and Mrs. Claus.We want to thank our ...

Not impressed with Obama

To the editor:Tears flowed from my eyes during President Obama's last State of the Union speech.Just like his tears when talking about gun control, but I didn't have pepper in my pocket or Joe Biden to pinch me behind my left arm. One consolation is that it's his last. Hallelujah!I loved it ...