Letters to the Editor

Harrison board makes a difference

To the editor:January is School Board Appreciation Month and I would like to commend the 2015-2016 members Debbie Kenny, Melvin Allen, Phil Madzia, Tracy Mattern, Judy Crawshaw. D.J. Watson and John Harrison for the excellent job they do for Harrison Hills City School District.Members of the ...

President spreads many lies

To the editor:Right around the time the State of the Union address was given on Tuesday, these events occurred:On Jan. 1, it was reported that nearly 600 coal miner layoffs were expected at five Murray Energy mines. Also, sometime this month a letter was received from AK Steel informing ...

Kings words are inspiring

To the editor:Almost weekly, the same negative people find it necessary to spew venom and hatred toward our country, officials, community and everyone in it from the warm confines of their homes or offices. You know who you are.Instead of spreading negativity, why don't you get out and ...

Who is speaking up?

To the editor:The objectification of all of society is rather sick.Be it from angry politicians to Golden Globe presenters, and comedians who think they are cute, this foul-mouthed and disrespectful treatment of others merely serves to offend us all.We've even sunk so low that good actors are ...

What happened to highway markings?

To the editor:Now that it is the beginning of a new year, I have noticed that something that used to be done every year wasn't - the restriping of lanes on roads in some parts of the county used to be done about two weeks before school started, and there is no sign of it yet - why? This ...

Pupils make Christmas special

To the editor:The Wintersville Good Neighbors program would like to give a special thank you to Wintersville Elementary and especially the fourth- graders for everything they did to help our organization.Under the direction of Principal Lori Jarrett and with teachers and helpers Toni Voltz, ...

Wrestling a forgotten sport

To the editor:Wrestling, a sport rich in tradition and heritage, dates back to the ancient Greeks. Added to the Olympics in 708 B.C, it was the first game that was not a foot race.The Ohio Valley hosts one of the largest wrestling tournaments in the nation for high school athletes. While many ...

Opinion is just opinion

To the editor:The operatives are the most dangerous men and women in the world. They are not the men or women who control nuclear weapons, but are the men and women who control nuclear words to create racism, bigotry and protests, no matter what the subject.Fox News commentator Sean "Insanity" ...

Events bring joy to city

To the editor:I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mark Nelson and his family for bringing so much joy to Steubenville. The 2015 Nutcracker Village and Advent Market at Historic Fort Steuben and Visitor Center saw families from all over, smiling, laughing and taking family photos, ...

Coming together to help veterans

To the editor:I find it hard to believe that any veteran, or family of a veteran, would have trouble getting the benefits they not only deserve but earned by putting their lives at risk to protect all of us. Yet, I've seen and heard so many stories of soldiers coming home from battle zones only ...