Letters to the Editor

Vo-tech concerns in Hancock County

To the editor: Back in the 1950s and early 1960s the board of education made the decision to take the schools out of New Cumberland, Newell and Chester and built Oak Glen. This move was supposed to be better and cheaper for all. New Cumberland lost its high school, middle school and, ...

No negative approaches

To the editor: This letter is in response to Steve Kopa’s letter “Looking at future under Trump” that appeared Nov. 19. The common thread in his letter is both biased and unacceptable. His unsubstantiated conclusions are not supported by facts. It seems appropriate since Donald Trump ...

Let’s move forward

To the editor: I am an elderly American woman who is shocked and ashamed of what is occurring in this country. I was raised with absolute respect for America and its laws, including the electoral process. I always have understood that our right to go to the polls and vote our conscience ...

Hunting tips from the sheriff

To the editor: The hunting season is upon us, and hunters must use good, common sense and caution, especially now through the deer season. In the past, homes have had shotgun slugs fired through them, as well as the windshields of cars traveling on state Route 7. These incidents were ...

CDI thanks all who gave

To the editor: All who gave to make this Thanksgiving a season of gratitude are remembered for their kindness with deep appreciation by the Cancer Dietary Initiative families. As a means to give back to its extended community, Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort donated a turkey for ...

Laman party needs your help

To the editor: This is just a reminder that the 38th-annual Ray Laman Children’s Christmas Party will be held at the Wintersville Fire and Rescue garage from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. They will be entertained with a sing-a-long with Kenny ...

No guarantees about court

To the editor: I am writing this letter in response to the article titled “Trump victory could imperil Roe v. Wade,” which appeared on Page 2A of the Tuesday edition of the Herald-Star. Does no one remember when Roe v. Wade was decided by the Supreme Court? If you research this ...

Live long and prosper

To the editor: I appreciate the open forum that we have here in the Ohio Valley through the Herald-Star to express our individual opinions, ideas or perspectives. So, may I take this opportunity to dispel a certain myth that has turned into a common belief in our culture. This chronic ...

Thanksgiving memories

To the editor: Pass the drumstick ... to those born too late to recall the Thanksgiving snowstorm of 1950 in which 36.3 inches fell in Steubenville and throughout the Ohio Valley. With the nasty election behind us, it’s time to focus on family, as we look forward to the traditional ...

Some thoughts on the election

To the editor: Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. I say hallelujah nine times because by friends advise if I say it 10 times it would sound as if I’m gloating about Hillary Clinton’s defeat. Ah, what the heck — ...