Letters to the Editor

Turning around Ohio workers’ comp

To the editor:As a member of the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation board of directors since 2011, I have had the chance to witness a substantial change in Ohio's workers' comp system.Since 2011, BWC has saved employers $4.3 billion in workers' comp costs by reducing premiums, issuing rebates ...

Liberalism makes world complicated

To the editor:As I write this, the big dustup seems to be allowing transgender people to use public restrooms of their choosing.Public restrooms have obviously existed for a long time, and I'm sure transgender people have been using them just as long as the rest of us. Suddenly, it's an ...

Handling area’s addiction problem

To the editor:This is what needs to be done to address the addiction in the Steubenville area: Education, responsibility, accountability and consequences for one's actions. Teach respectability to children and they will respect others.Parents need to learn how and why their children need to be ...

Let’s get back to fundamentals

To the editor:I watched Steubenville's Monday night townhall gathering with piqued interest. The panelists, in their own way, contributed impassioned insight into what is becoming a cultural epidemic - drug abuse.Toward the end, I noticed the audience becoming increasingly frustrated with the ...

It’s time to move on

To the editor:I have lived in Steubenville for a few years and have met some really nice people, yet I'm so much wanting to move to a place I feel I can call home.What I really wanted to say is the real Jesus I met many years who greatly influenced my life I have not found here. As a matter of ...

Students help clean community

To the editor:I am writing this letter to express the gratitude of the city for the cleanup activities at Beatty Park on April 30.The ecology, human anatomy and environmental classes at the Franciscan University of Steubenville devoted their spare time to perform this vital service for the ...

Teachers earn thanks

To the editor:I would personally like to thank each and every teacher for all that you do. As someone pursuing a career in education, I understand that it can be a thankless job sometimes. I have been able to shadow four different teachers throughout the school district, and as a four-year ...

Senior housing needed

To the editor:As a healthy senior citizen in the middle-income bracket, I have discovered there is little to no housing available in the Steubenville-Wintersville area. There are plenty of apartments for the upper income, but most are out of the price range for those like myself, and, if one is ...

Councilman gets a firsthand view

To the editor:When I interviewed for the 3rd Ward council position in Steubenville, I stated I wanted to ride along and work with the police, fire and sanitation crews. If I would be making decisions about them, I wanted to see what they do firsthand.Well, I've done a ride along with the police ...

Our manufacturing has disappeared

To the editor:The definition of manufacturing sector is: Make (something), or produce on a large scale using machinery. The definition of service sector is: The sector of the economy that proves services that produce intangible (unable to be touched or grasped; not having physical presence) ...