Letters to the Editor

Steubenville schools deserve levy

To the editor: As a mother of two young children, ages 5 and 4, I have come to realize the importance of an early childhood education. Sending my kids to Steubenville City Schools has opened my eyes to what the school system does for the community and what it has to offer. Not only ...

Toronto Oktoberfest event a success

To the editor: Thank you to all who made the first Toronto Oktoberfest an outstanding event on Oct. 15 at the Misty River Marina of Toronto. All involved need to be mentioned by name and organization. Thanks are extended to Dave, Heather and Doug Dock, owners of the Misty River Marina, and ...

Stink surrounds Donald Trump

To the editor: Let’s start with the Herald-Star’s endorsement of Rob Portman. The Herald-Star states that Portman has been a staunch champion of working men and women. He has fought against trade deals that sell out Ohio workers. This may not be totally accurate because Portman supported ...

City schools do a great job

To the editor: We have three children in the Steubenville City School District, two at Harding Middle School and one at Wells Academy. Our children did not start out in the Steubenville City School system, and because of that we can appreciate the wide array of educational and ...

Metcalf right choice for voters

To the editor: I am writing in regards to the upcoming Jefferson County commissioner race this November. I cannot stress enough the importance of choosing the right person for our county. I believe the right person is Greg Metcalf. He not only has the experience and qualifications with his ...

It’s time to see the light

To the editor, Of the 45 million voting-age Catholics in America, half will vote for Hil-Liar-ry, an advocate of partial birth abortion. She states she advocates for children, only if they’re born. If she values all life she’d protect babies being murdered in the womb. Catholics ...

Deeply flawed, but which flaw is worse

To the editor, With October designated as Respect Life Month and the election closing in, it is appropriate to view what the “progressive” political platform promises, with the caveat that “certain choices are incompatible with human dignity” (author George Weigel). Their presidential ...

Vote yes for school levy

To the editor, I am writing this letter in honor of Steubenville City Schools. With the vote for the levy fast approaching, I feel it’s only appropriate that the community is informed of the positive experiences Steubenville City Schools has provided for my children. I am a mother of four, ...

A man of action, not just words

To the editor, Every so often an area is fortunate enough to have a true public servant dedicated to taking care of the region they represent. The 30th Senate District has exactly that in Lou Gentile. It is imperative we vote to send him back to Columbus this November. I have known Lou for ...

Metcalf deserves readers’ votes

To the editor, Greg Metcalf understands that to be a county commissioner you have to represent the whole county. He has spent the last nine months traveling the county, attending village council meetings, school board meetings and other community events. He has taken the time to listen to ...