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Letters to the Editor

Think before you click

To the editor: The legitimate news media remains under attack, and that should scare you. That’s why I propose we stop using the term, “fake news.” It keeps us from knowing the facts and hampers those who are trying to bring you information. Ever wonder how journalism got maligned? ...

Congress, not seniors, the problem

To the editor: I am very offended when someone infers that the senior citizens of the United States who are drawing Social Security benefits are a drain on the rest of the country. On Wednesday, the Herald -Star published a column written by Patrick Buchanan (“Today it’s France — ...

Candidate stands for all citizens

To the editor: Like many Ohioans, I’m concerned with the direction the political leadership of our state is taking us. Both parties are too preoccupied in owning each other that they have lost focus on being public servants. I personally can’t recall the last time an elected official has ...

Choose freedoms over fears

To the editor: Jan. 6 marks the 79th anniversary of the address to Congress by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in which he articulated four goals, known as the “Four Freedoms.” The four freedoms he outlined were freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from ...

Parade was special event

To the editor: As mayor of Steubenville, I want to thank all those who were involved in this year’s Christmas parade. Even though the weather was inclement, the spirit of the season was alive and well on Fourth Street. I am so very grateful to TEAM Automotive Group and the Teramana family ...

Christians should defend life

To the editor: Anyone with a minimal sense of political history can witness that “Christianity and democracy were once revolutionary and are still regarded with suspicion by friends of tyranny and established privilege.” (Ralph Barton Perry: “A True Religion.”) This inbred hostility ...

GOP talking-points are misleading

To the editor: Now that President Donald Trump’s been impeached, I’d like to clarify a few misleading GOP talking-points. First is the argument that Trump didn’t do what he’s accused of, therefore impeachment’s a witch-hunt. We know he withheld legally appropriated funds, and the ...

Resistance is just beginning

To the editor: Transgender women — biological males who “identify” as female — are being allowed to compete in women’s sports, in which they usually dominate. This is due, naturally, to their frequently larger size and greater muscle and bone density, often giving them advantageous ...

Christmas wishes

To the editor: All I want for Christmas is ... no more ugliness in politics, and no more division and personal attacks in local politics in Jefferson County. It separates people and stops our progress. Please bring clean air, clear water and no out-of-state garbage into our area, and ...

Wednesday was a sad day

To the editor: Wednesday marked two things. The first was the filing deadline for candidates in Ohio, and the other was the most politically-divisive moment in our nation’s history, the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Members of Congress showed yet again they are more worried about ...