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Letters to the Editor

Keeping the pantry stocked

To the editor: The seventh-annual Together We Care soccer event choose the Cancer Dietary Initiative as the recipient of its playoff proceeds. It was a competitive day among Jefferson County boys and girls soccer teams and presented a most generous monetary donation that exceeded our ...

Happy holidays to everyone

To the editor: The day after Thanksgiving is usually a pretty busy day for most people, visiting with friends and family who are back in town for the holiday, putting up the tree and other holiday decorations and, of course, hitting the stores for Black Friday deals. People normally aren’t ...

Bertoia left lasting impact

To the editor: I was very much saddened when I learned of the recent passing of a true Steubenville icon and someone I have long considered a personal friend and mentor, Roger W. Bertoia, who will long be remembered, and highly respected, for his outstanding contributions to the area as a ...

Health big price to pay for growth

To the editor: The Oglebay Resort hosts the Appalachian Basin Real Estate Conference next week. The conference will be presented by Bryce Custer, broker of NAI Ohio River Corridor, and produced by Shale Directories. It will “identify land development opportunities as a result of the ...

Progressives are merchants of misery

To the editor: I can prove progressive communists believe they’re God. God created man and woman, progressives the rest. They want to make us in their image, whichever one is the gender of the day. Progressives don’t want to hear your opinion — they want to hear their opinion coming ...

Gas development helping region

To the editor: Over the last several years, there has been a lot of discussion regarding the development of Ohio’s Utica shale resources, including both its obvious and, perhaps, less obvious direct benefits. Overall, this area of the state is very supportive of the oil and gas industry, ...

Laman party needs donations

To the editor: This is just a reminder that the 41st-annual Ray Laman Children’s Christmas Party will be held at the Wintersville Volunteer Fire Department beginning at 10 a.m. on Dec. 14. Children must be accompanied by an adult. They will be entertained with a sing-a-long with Kenny ...

Mandatory recycling would be a help

To the editor: During the past couple of weeks there has been lots of talk about the landfill possibly reopening. While many people are upset about the thought of out-of-state garbage being hauled here, I haven’t heard much in the way of what we as residents of Jefferson County could do to ...

Mingo Junction comes through

To the editor: On behalf of the village employees, Village Council and myself, I would like to thank the citizens of Mingo Junction for passing our garbage levy. As to quote some people at the voting site, “We have the best services.” The levy brings us $243,000 in revenue. I would also ...

Thanks for help with breakfast

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank Steele and Wolfe Funeral Home, its employees and Basil’s for sponsoring a Veterans Day breakfast. It was a wonderful event and very much appreciated. William Yacos Weirton