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Letters to the Editor

Imagine what Trump will do

To the editor: On June 26, first the New York Times and then the Wall Street Journal verified and reported that in March U.S. intelligence briefed President Donald Trump that Russia’s GRU offered Taliban fighters a bounty for killing American soldiers and actually have paid the bounty to ...

Bishops should look at prevention

To the editor: A sexually abusive cleric, Henry Christopher Foxhoven, has been kicked out of the priesthood, says Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton of the Catholic Diocese of Steubenville (“Convicted priest is defrocked,” June 28.) “We must remain vigilant in assisting victims of sexual ...

When will war on police end?

To the editor: The death of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers was a tragedy. His death sparked protests throughout the country. The First Amendment of our Constitution gives “the right of the people to peaceably assemble and to petition the government for a redress of ...

What will happen to the cross?

To the editor: Why, Granddad, why? It is fall, and my granddaughter holds tightly to my hand. Like sheep without shepherds, the faithful and discouraged gather in and around Steubenville’s churches, looking skyward to the crosses. In sorrow we wait and watch — today, they are coming ...

Thanks for help with Efts Lane

To the editor: As a long-time sufferer of America’s longest running conestoga wagon trail, AKA Efts Lane, I would like to send out a big ole thank you to 6th Ward Councilman Robert “Mags” Villamagna. The rebuild is nothing short of spectacular. I know it took a great deal of fist ...

Washington a true Big Red legend

To the editor: I was saddened to have learned of the June 11 death of Robert “Rabbi” Washington. He is one of Steubenville High School’s all-time great football players. On Oc. 24, 1969, Big Red defeated the No. 1-rated team in Ohio, Canton McKinley, before a crowd of 10,000 at ...

Health department should test more

To the editor Bennigan’s was temporarily closed on June 18 because of a positive COVID-19 test. The other employees were basically told to self-quarantine and would only be tested if they showed symptoms. I would like to know how this is the most responsible action from the Jefferson County ...

Time to stand up for women

To the editor: Everywhere these days we read and hear about the impact of the economic downturn on the lives of American women: In the service industries, as caregivers, on the front lines in the health care delivery system, balancing childcare and schooling while working from home during ...

Thanks to those who saved a life

To the editor: I would like to thank the people who saved my life — the people who work in the emergency room at Trinity Medical Center West, the doctors who I had and have contact with in Steubenville, the ambulance employees who took me to Pittsburgh, the staff at the emergency room at ...

Thanks for help with poker run

To the editor: On June 20, the first Memorial Poker Run was held for my late son, Dusty Eller. The turnout was amazing. I want to thank everyone who made this event the success that it was. First and foremost, Mark Battistel and Erin Kain, who organized the event from start to finish. They ...