Letters to the Editor

Just say it: They’re communists

To the editor: They call themselves progressives and socialists, but we all know they are nothing but good, old communists. All you have to do is look up the 46 communist goals that have been around since the 1960s to realize there is a big difference between the brainwashed youth and ...

Great job cleaning along Route 22

To the editor: I would like to give a shout out to the group of people who I have seen along U.S. Route 22 from Wintersville toward Steubenville picking up trash along the highway — what an amazing job. It’s a shame that people litter our highways to this capacity. I saw hundreds of ...

Ohio lacks litter plan

To the editor: Ohio has neither the will or a plan for highway litter control. It’s also a disgrace and borders on the environmentally criminal how ODOT scalps the grass and pulverizes the plastic that now makes up the bulk of roadside litter. These small pieces last hundreds of years, and ...

Many helped with Project Bootstraps

To the editor: On behalf of the Christian Students in Free Enterprise at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, I would like to thank everyone involved in making the Project Bootstraps Reunion on March 28 a successful event. Project Bootstraps was established to inspire individuals ...

Let your voice be heard May 7

To the editor: With local elections coming up in Ohio on May 7, I just wanted to take a few moments to remind people the importance of participating. I have met countless people who say that they only vote during presidential elections or during the midterms, but off-year elections are just as ...

Watch for loose animals

To the editor: To people who live in the city: You have to beware of the dogs because most people don’t make sure their animals are safe around people. I am a widow and am in a wheelchair. Right across the street, there is a German shepherd, and it is vicious. It jumped on my son when he ...

Things to ponder on Earth Day

Monday marks Earth Day, 2019. It’s a time to celebrate our planet and serves as a reminder to protect our natural resources, not just for our lifetime, but for future generations. Every day, we are told ways to decrease our carbon footprint, and I like to think most of us try to do that. ...

iBELIEVE works to help region

To the editor: April is National Volunteer Month and Community Service Month — a time to celebrate the people and organizations who help to support and bring awareness to different causes that make our communities better for all. Created in 2011, the iBELIEVE Foundation has been working ...

Help prevent dog attacks

To the editor: In April, the U.S. Postal Service annually promotes National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to take notice of this annual campaign to help the postal service eliminate dangerous and costly dog attacks. The efforts of pet owners are critical when ...

Possible regrets for James?

To the editor: Was not the recently completed National Basketball Association season for the Los Angeles Lakers one of the most disappointing and disastrous for any franchise in the history of professional sports, as the season began with such promise following their acquisition of LeBron ...