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Letters to the Editor

Heroes provide a legacy

To the edtor: “Anyone can be a hero — in these challenging times, we need many. The definition of courage is the ability to overcome fear. It is having courage to tell the truth, courage to protect the vulnerable, courage to love unconditionally or even the courage to speak your ...

Democrats take the low road

To the editor: First there was CHOP/CHAZ, the “peaceful” autonomous zone in Seattle that the mayor called “A Summer of Love.” It was eventually dismantled after violence erupted including murder. Now there are weekend riots in Seattle and other cities including Oakland, Sacramento, ...

Jefferson County is resilient

To the editor: I wanted to share a story of encouragement with my fellow citizens of Jefferson County. Although we are challenged by an unknown virus along with ever-changing and seemingly conflicting regulations and scientific opinions, we must take appropriate precautions. As the father of ...

Our survival’s on the line

To the editor: Randi Pokladnik points out how short-sighted thinking has positioned our region and the planet for environmental catastrophe (“We need a clean, green vision for the region,” July 19.) The world is awash in plastic, the viability of fracking is in serious doubt and the job ...

This country needs a healer

To the editor: While Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is putting together a national coalition of leaders that will address these horrendous problems we are having, and there are many, Trump stokes the flaming embers and throws gasoline on the fire because he knows ...

Changing how we campaign

To the editor: My fellow citizens of Jefferson County, these are challenging times for all of us. Therefore, for the safety of each and every one of us, I cannot and will not campaign door-to-door during these critical times. The safety and well-being of you and your loved ones is my first ...

Let’s live up to King’s words

To the editor: I am 32 years old, live in Steubenville and graduated in 2006. I have a degree in criminal justice from Eastern Gateway Community College, and I also attended Kent State University. Growing up, I lived on Lawson Avenue in the Pleasant Heights area of the city. While growing up, ...

Time to stop the hate

To the editor: In 1972, I was a freshman at Steubenville High School. On the first day of school, I went to my home room, study hall 202. Sitting behind me was Joyce Houst. By the time home room was over, Joyce and I were friends. So what, you say. My friend Joyce Ann Houst is Black. So ...

Trumpitis a bad ailment

To the editor: A quote from comedian George Carlin. God: “I am convinced he is a he, because no woman could or would ever screw things up this badly.” President Donald J. Trump is living proof there is a disease in the world worse than COVID-19, and it is called Trumpitis. Mary Trump, ...

Ready to serve Jefferson County

To the editor: Residents of Jefferson County, first and foremost, my hope is that you and your families are effectively managing your health in these unprecedented times. From the beginning of my campaign I have remained committed to meeting, learning and assessing the needs of our county ...