Letters to the Editor

Father-involved program a bonus

To the editor, Buckeye North Elementary launched a new program on Oct. 5. The WATCHDOGS (Dads of Great Students) program is a father-involvement program offered by the National Center For Fathering and has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health ...

Candidate works to bring jobs

To the editor, Lou Gentile is working very hard to bring jobs to this region. He understands what our communities need and want and fights every day for us. Bringing jobs to our area means that we need to make sure that we have a trained and educated work force to meet the needs of ...

Bottom of barrel reached

To the editor, We have reached the bottom of the barrel when a candidate for president of the United States believes a woman can kill her unborn baby if she so desires. Oddly enough, if the woman’s husband or boyfriend kills the baby, he would be arrested for murder or at least ...

Aid appreciated following flooding

To the editor, My name is Lynn Sperlazza. I am the owner of Johnnie’s Florist on Main Street in Follansbee. This letter is to thank all the wonderful friends, family and volunteers that helped with the recent flood in Follansbee. Thank you also to those who gave supplies and ...

Amusement parks, electricity related

To the editor, Charles A. Smith brought electricity to the Steubenville and East Liverpool areas. His company was the forerunner to Ohio Power. He also controlled the local entertainment industry when his company built two amusement parks — one in Steubenville, Stanton Park opening in ...

Help with Autumn Quest appreciated

To the editor, I wish to thank Janice Kiaski for the beautiful article she printed on behalf of the Pine Grove United Methodist Church and its Autumn Quest. If you recall, Kiaski gave a brief history of Pine Grove UMC, Hammondsville, stating the church has been in the same location since ...

Lou Gentile fights for us

To the editor: I am voting for Lou Gentile for state Senate this November because he is truly committed to our young people and to public education in this state. The son of a school teacher, Lou cares about our children and our educators. He is someone who is always present in our ...

Laman party set for Dec. 10

To the editor: Footballs, colored leaves witches and ghosts are flying through the night sky and, soon, turkeys will be looking for hiding spots. That only means one thing — Christmas is right around the corner. We are in the process of planning the 38th-annual Ray Laman  Children’s ...

Newbrough, O’Brian story meaningful

To the editor: I am a subscriber to the Herald-Star. I like the newspaper, especially the Sunday edition. I really liked the Oct. 2 article about John Newbrough and Hugh O’Brian (“Weirton man worked with late actor.”) I enjoy old movies and television shows, especially westerns. I did ...

Reasons to register to vote

To the editor: Twenty reasons to register to vote by 9 p.m. Oct. 11 at 500 Market St., Steubenville: It was all Donald Trump could do during the debate to try to be decent and not rude. But once voted in, he’d revert to being The Donald, Mr. Unpredictable. DT’s ignorance and lying is ...