Opinion

Give water rates serious thought

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Regarding Mike Johnson’s letter of July 29, “Steubenville faces too many questions” — he hit the nail on the head. Do members of City Council not realize that this city is made up largely of senior citizens and people who are living on minimum wage? A 70 percent ...

ORSANCO needs area support

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On July 26, my husband and I, along with more than 80 private citizens and members of various watershed and environmental groups, attended the only public hearing to take comments concerning the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission’s proposal to withdraw from setting ...

Guest column/Firefighter legislation was a bipartisan effort

Local Columns

In emergencies, while the rest of us run from danger, firefighters run toward it. And when they rush into the flames they’re not just putting their lives on the line — even firefighters who come home safely face long-term health risks. A National Institute for Occupational Safety and ...

Some people have a backbone

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Back in March 2013, Guccifer claimed to hack Hillary Clinton and Sidney Blumenthal, former aide to President Bill Clinton. Hillary combined her personal and government official account on her personal server. In December 2014, President Barack Obama signed an update to the ...

Cera stands up for our region

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Whether you are for or against fracking in Eastern Ohio, it is here to stay. Thankfully, so is Jack Cera, our state representative who is working to ensure our community shares in the economic growth and opportunity that we create. Though the state severance tax on oil and ...

Thanks for honoring veterans

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On July 21, the Jefferson County Veterans Association held its annual picnic to honor and celebrate veterans of Jefferson County. Approximately 90 people attended. Veterans who served in World War II, Korea, the Cold War, Vietnam and Desert Storm to the present were recognized. ...

If you want to go back, vote Democrat

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This is in response to another writer’s suggestion to vote Democrat (“Be sure to vote Democrat,” July 29.) She states that they do not need to engage in a discussion with Trump supporters. They are not listening. It’s the typical Democratic thought that their view is ...

Board questions are out of line

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: At the July 25 board meeting of the Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority, it was brought up about racism concerning the board of directors. Royal Mayo brought up the fact that there were no members of color on the board. Well, he needs to check out his past history of ...

Reminder: Socialism doesn’t work

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The reason progressive/communists are depressed (beside knowing that socialism doesn’t work) is that they get up every day trying to figure out which restroom to use or what pronoun to call someone — him, her or it? Or, it could be knowing every time their new leader, ...

Derby important event for our area

Editorials

The attention of fans of thoroughbred racing around the world will be directed toward Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort for today’s 49th running of the West Virginia Derby. The derby, a grade III event that carries a purse of $500,000, will be contested as part of a nine-race ...