Letters to the Editor

Deeply flawed, but which flaw is worse

To the editor, With October designated as Respect Life Month and the election closing in, it is appropriate to view what the “progressive” political platform promises, with the caveat that “certain choices are incompatible with human dignity” (author George Weigel). Their presidential ...

Vote yes for school levy

To the editor, I am writing this letter in honor of Steubenville City Schools. With the vote for the levy fast approaching, I feel it’s only appropriate that the community is informed of the positive experiences Steubenville City Schools has provided for my children. I am a mother of four, ...

A man of action, not just words

To the editor, Every so often an area is fortunate enough to have a true public servant dedicated to taking care of the region they represent. The 30th Senate District has exactly that in Lou Gentile. It is imperative we vote to send him back to Columbus this November. I have known Lou for ...

Metcalf deserves readers’ votes

To the editor, Greg Metcalf understands that to be a county commissioner you have to represent the whole county. He has spent the last nine months traveling the county, attending village council meetings, school board meetings and other community events. He has taken the time to listen to ...

Great things happening downtown

To the editor, As the owner of a “downtown” business as well as additional properties in the downtown area of Steubenville, I felt it appropriate to write about the great things happening in our downtown. First allow me to toot my own horn: The Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation ...

Support mental health, recovery levy

To the editor, The Jefferson County Prevention and Recovery Board is the county board that develops, coordinates, funds and monitors mental health and addiction services. On Nov. 8 we are asking for your support in renewing the mental health and recovery levy, Issue No. 25. This renewal ...

Renewal of levy important

To the editor, As chairman of the Jefferson County Prevention and Recovery Board, I am asking for your support of the renewal levy Issue 25. The Jefferson County Prevention and Recovery Board funded and supported mental health, alcohol and drug services for more than 3,000 Jefferson County ...

Candidate cares about people

To the editor, After watching the candidates’ forum last week at Eastern Gateway Community College, I am 100 percent behind Lou Gentile for state Senate. There wasn’t a candidate on the floor who understood the challenges facing Southern Ohio better than Gentile. He understands the ...

Commission job should be full time

To the editor, I am writing because I recently became aware of the annual salary a county commissioner makes, and I was wondering if this is common knowledge or is the majority of Jefferson County voters in the dark as I was regarding the issue. When someone asked me how much I thought this ...

Judge making life better

To the editor, I’m a millennial, and this is the first election that I have taken seriously. With all of the lies you see on social media and even in paid advertisements, I have tried to get my information directly from the candidates. Last week the Ohio Valley Business and Professional ...