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Opinion

Edison levy deserves support

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Voters will be heading to the polls on Nov. 6 to cast their ballots for a variety of races and issues. Those who reside in the Edison Local School District will decide on Issue 2, a 5.9-mill renewal operating levy that would keep the district on track and replace funding that it ...

Guest column/Let’s help Rotary in eliminating polio now

Local Columns

World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Use of this inactivated poliovirus vaccine and subsequent widespread use of the oral poliovirus, developed by ...

Progressives have a dark agenda

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In the months leading up to the midterm elections, the readers of the Herald-Star have been inundated with appeals to vote for the spiritual darkness of the progressive ideology. To them, it matters not the character or the morality of the individual, they claim only the ...

Protect our entitlements

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: For years, Paul Ryan’s been saying he wants to undermine the social safety net, specifically Social Security and Medicare. He and other Republicans derisively refer to these programs as “entitlements,” as if recipients are wastefully leaching from the government’s veins. ...

Graham, Conn best choices

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I want to pledge my support for two great Jefferson County officials who will be on the November ballot. First, my fellow Jefferson County Commissioner, Thomas Graham. Graham is an experienced and intelligent leader who has been making good, honest and sometimes difficult ...

Democratic Congress needed

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, we’ve witnessed an outlandish circus. It’s like a bad reality show that often has little to do with reality, and won’t end. We’re watching Trump turn his office into a personal money making venture, as he lies, gas-lights and ...

Progressives have empty message

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: E.J. Conn, a Republican who is running for Jefferson County auditor, has been endorsed by the retiring Democrat auditor: “Experience and integrity matter — please vote for Conn,” wrote Patrick Marshall (“Thankful for your trust and support,” Oct. 14.) Beside Conn’s ...

It’s the people, not the buildings

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Recently, the state of Ohio issued its school district ratings. Several in the area have a D-F rating. One is Indian Creek, with a D-minus. There are several criteria the state uses to apply a rating. One of the most interesting is the rating of the district’s administration ...

Let’s make sure we put civility first

Editorials

There’s no doubt Steubenville’s officials are dealing with a lot of stress these days, and the situation appeared to reach its boiling point Tuesday night when Mayor Jerry Barilla ordered a police officer to remove 6th Ward Councilman Robert Villamagna from a City Council meeting. That ...

Cordray stands for all Ohioans

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The voters in the Ohio Valley need to know what Mike DeWine’s real record is on health care for middle class Ohioans. For the 4.8 million Ohioans with pre-existing conditions, losing coverage is a real fear. These conditions can be anything from asthma, to cancer, to ...