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Letters to the Editor

Real patriots speaking out

To the editor: Lt. Cl. Alexander Vindman gave his deposition this past week and what did President Tump and his lackeys do? At first they attacked him, calling a decorated combat veteran who was injured in Iraq a double agent because he and his family emigrated here from the Ukraine when he ...

The Clinton e-mail controversy

To the editor: With no fanfare and seemingly what has appeared to be little more than an obligatory mention throughout much of the national media, it was reported that the United States State Department has concluded following more than three years of intensive scrutiny, that “no evidence, ...

Majority of providers do best for patients

To the editor: I was dismayed to read the “Our opinion” editorial in the Oct. 18 Herald-Star entitled “U.S. should not promote opioids.” This editorial cites a quotation from Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.: “Under Medicare’s current reimbursement policy, the cost disparity ...

JVS means jobs for students

To the editor: As executive secretary to the superintendent at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School for 41-plus years, I know the excellent value of a vocational education — it means learning the employability and occupational skills to be employed in your first job. More than 14,000 ...

Brilliant reunion a good experience

To the editor: I, along with my brothers Jeff, Ted and Richard (Tim could not make it), attended the Brilliant awards ceremony event on Aug. 10. My brother, Jeff, and Barton Miller are still good friends, and when Jeff learned that his favorite uncle (Dennis Cook) was being inducted into the ...

Degenkolb right choice in Wintersville

To the editor: Many people in Wintersville may remember my husband, Bill Degenkolb. He was the choir director at Wintersville United Methodist Church for many years, and taught music and band in the Indian Creek Local School District for more than 30 years. During those years with the high ...

Smithfield should move forward

To the editor: For many Smithfield residents, the dissolution of the village is about past deficiencies and grievances, not about what can be accomplished to improve the community in the future. Smithfield loses much more than its incorporated status if the dissolution is approved by voters on ...

Johnson stands for free speech

To the editor: I am responding to the Oct. 20 letter from Michael Hernon. In his letter, Hernon stated that Michael Johnson was against citizens speaking at council meetings. This is simply not true. For those of you who do not remember, Hernon is a former city councilman. During his time ...

Johnson asks for city’s support

To the editor: On Nov. 5, I am asking for your support and your vote to elect me, Michael R. Johnson, Steubenville’s next councilman at large. My experience and record as a city councilman, my professional background, my analytical and common-sense approach to identifying and solving ...

Annual Laman party nears

To the editor: Did I blink and miss summer? Christmas is right around the corner. Ray Laman elves are busy planning the 41st-annual Ray Laman Chidlren’s Christmas Party. This year’s party will be held Dec. 14, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Wintersville Volunteer Fire Department garage. ...