Letters to the Editor

Ferguson has strong values

To the editor: Throughout my life as an immigrant, student and military wife, it has been my privilege to live in many places and to meet many fine and upstanding people. Ron Ferguson is one of those. He is an outstanding man with a strong core set of values that he lives by. In the years ...

Politicians are being watched

To the editor: I’m writing this letter about the red flag law. This is nothing more than a back door to gun confiscation and a way to go around the Second Amendment. I have heard nothing on how the politicians plan to stop the criminals who are committing the crimes. My wife and I are ...

Celebrating summer events

To the editor: The summer concerts at the Berkman Amphitheater have ended and the high school football season has begun so we can say that summer 2019 is in the books. For those of us at Historic Fort Steuben and the Steubenville Visitor Center, it has been a season to remember, both for the ...

Summer reading club a success

To the editor: The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who donated to the summer reading club. This year, 1,133 people joined “A Universe of Stories” summer reading club to read and learn about the solar system ...

What does it mean to be pro-life?

To the editor: The party of pro-life? I think not. On Tuesday, the news broke about the latest cruelty perpetrated by the occupant of the White House. It’s no longer good enough to separate children from their parents and lock them in cages. No that wasn’t fun anymore for this evil ...

Ferguson ready to fight for our area

To the editor: I grew up watching my parents take gamble after gamble and risk after risk to invest in the place they call home. To Derek and Lisa Ferguson, when times get tough, the tough get going. Now the toughest of times have passed, and the moment is now to seize an opportunity for ...

Many helped with Mingo tournament

To the editor: The village of Mingo Junction held its 44th-annual golf tournament July 28 at the Cadiz Country Club. I would like to take this time to recognize those who contributed to help make this tournament a success. Thank you to the following sponsors: Bradley Landscapes; Dan Bove of ...

Questions about fair camping

To the editor: Most wonder why I speak out in regards to Friendship Park in Smithfield — mostly it’s because my family utilizes the park on a daily basis while walking our dog or uses the posted mileage route for walking exercise. After my recent experience during the Jefferson County ...

A frenzy over failure

To the editor: The current frenzy among members of the press, congressmen and other progressives to enact legislation for more gun control will result in hundreds of more pages of regulations which purport to prevent multiple slayings, such as those that have occurred recently. Their efforts ...

Resident ready to fight for neighbors

To the editor: To the residents of Church Hill, especially Madison and Union avenues, it is a shame that we and our neighborhood are not considered to be important enough to our village and Jefferson County officials. I have been trying for at least two years to get Village Council to take ...