Letters to the Editor

Questions about Mingo Junction

To the editor:My wife and I moved to Mingo Junction 37 years ago, and had two sons grow up here. We chose to move here because it was a small city to have your children grow up in. We had everything for children and their parents to do. The downtown was clean, and the police officers and ...

AHEPA helps flood victims

To the editor:I wish to thank the AHEPA and the All Saints Benevolent Fund for providing the $800 to start the West Virginia Flood Relief Project. A total of $1,880 was collected, which included a $100 donation from a family in Wyomissing, Pa.A heartfelt thanks to the eight individuals who ...

Right choice in Wintersville

To the editor:I am writing this in response to the July 24 letter to the editor "Questions about promotion process" written by Mark Drum, state secretary of the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, about questions surrounding the promotion process that led to the hire Mayor Robert Gale made.The ...

Gentile advocate for sportsmen

To the editor:Ohio is home to some of the best hunting, fishing and recreational shooting and trapping in the country. We have been blessed with so many different ways to go outside and enjoy nature, and it would be a shame if they were not protected for the future.I had the opportunity to ...

Swim team event caps great year

To the editor:The Marlin Youth Swim Team is a locally run developmental swim program that participates in the Ohio Valley Swim League. We are open to members between the ages of 5 and 18. At the conclusion of each summer season, we hold a picnic and pool party to celebrate our season.During ...

Salvation Army needs your help

To the editor:As thousands of people in Steubenville are enjoying summer picnics, celebrations and family vacations, thousands more are turning to th Salvation Army for help and assistance with food, utility assistance and other basic needs.However, to provide these services, we rely heavily on ...

GOP convention not impressive

To the editor:Did the recently held Republican National Convention in Cleveland, during which Donald Trump and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence were nominated as president and vice president, respectively, on the 2016 Republican ticket, appear to fall somewhat short of expectations, especially following ...

Death will leave a void

To the editor:The Ohio Valley will feel the loss of one of its own and a great man with the passing of my dear friend, George E. Livingston.George did so much good, with his many efforts and involvement with the Sons of the American Revolution. He was instrumental in assisting me in locating ...

Gentile on our side

To the editor:State Sen. Lou Gentile has been a strong advocate and true friend of veterans in the Ohio Valley.Today it seems like many people want to make big promises but aren't willing to do anything about it. He is not one of those people.Gentile has spent a great deal of time talking to ...

Area proves its generosity

To the editor:The Phillipson family, Carol, Veronica and I would like to express our deepest thanks for the recent support of the second-annual memorial golf outing in memory of our daughter, Cynthia Rose Phillipson. Without the help of our families, friends and volunteers this fundraiser would ...