Letters to the Editor

Treatment questioned

To the Editor, Malcolm Gladwell claims there are no more than six degrees of separation among any individuals on earth. Pick any person, and one can trace a connection to that person through six distinct relationships — someone who knows someone, who knows someone, etc. For every member of ...

‘Global warming’ still a hoax

To the Editor, My favorite news stories feature hipster environmentalists trekking to the poles "to study the damage climate change has done to the ice cap," ending up trapped in ice that's not supposed to be there. We keep hearing about the ongoing dangers of "climate change," which was, of ...

Business needs help

To the Editor, I own and run a respectable business in downtown Weirton. I have a problem I need your help with. Weirton has a man running around at night, doing damage to businesses in the downtown Weirton area by throwing objects through our storefront windows on a regular basis. This ...

Just a few thoughts

To the Editor, Random thoughts, some controversial, some not: Doing the right thing means no matter how evil a person is, he or she should never defend the wrong thing that possessed them out of some sense of remorse for their misgivings. Civilization moves as a fast pace. History is dead ...

Excuse my first-world arrogance

To the Editor, I was recently involved in an online discussion which, as often happens, turned rather bitter, rather quickly. This man, who shall remain nameless, who made the original post, was from a "Third World" country, which shall remain nameless. His snarky, condescending ...

Thanks for help on contemporary trial

To the Editor, On a moonlit night in mid-October, 158 years ago, 21 men, under the command of John Brown, marched eight miles from a farm house in Maryland to the Virginia town of Harpers Ferry. Located at the confluence of the Shenendoah and Potomac Rivers, the town maintained a federal ...

Put trust in Jesus

To the Editor, Barbara Streisand's "The Way We Were," "Memories light the corner of my mind." Memorializing mothers, fathers that go through the trying times of raising children, death of a young one or a widow absent of one's partner, trying times when alone. Men, women in harms way in ...

No one looks out for customers

To the Editor, I live on Eldersville Road in Follansbee, where a few years ago sewers were installed. My sewer bills have gone up ever since — I also paid a security deposit of $95. I now pay $43.60 per month, and have no water and no trash pick-up. A recent article in the Herald-Star ...

Support your local garbage man

To the Editor, Over the last few years I have written letters to the editor expressing the plight of our garbage men. Nothing has changed except for a $2 an hour increase above minimum wage. So, they now make $20,000 a year full time, working the toughest job in the city, and the most ...

Thanks for help with veterans drive

To the Editor, On behalf of myself, the staff and Millsop Community Center, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the clothing drive for the veterans and their families. It was another successful drive. Even though it was for one week in October, we are keeping the drive open ...

Common sense solutions for Route 2

To the Editor, The realignment of West Virginia Route 2 through New Cumberland, in the opinion of anyone that understands all of the problems, and is not just concerned with eliminating the 90-degree turns, is a "no-brainer." Eliminating the turns is not the only issue! Having spent over ...

Kratom linked to deaths

To the Editor, The opioid epidemic is real and is at its worst in our own Tri-State Area backyard. It is worrisome that there is a product — not under FDA regulation — that claims to have substantial benefits and nevertheless demonstrates substantial risks. This is a plant commonly found ...

Joseph McCarthy is laughing

To the editor, So, now it’s Matt Lauer. It’s becoming apparent that the American left lives in glass houses within which are, it seems, huge piles of stones. When Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, big-time liberal Democrat elbow-rubber, mover and shaker — and otherwise known as ...

We don’t need World War III

To the Editor, The shot that started World War I, the assassination of Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his pregnant wife Sophie by a Bosnian revolutionary named Gavrilo Princip, was, at one time, thought to be the war to end all wars. Seventeen million dead, 20 million wounded. I keep hearing ...

Energy investment good news for area

To the Editor, The recent announcement that China Energy Investment Corp. Ltd., will invest $83.7 billion in West Virginia is exciting news for the state. It is also thrilling news for those of us who live just across the Ohio River and are proud to be part of the Mid-Ohio Valley. At ...

What were your expectations?

To the Editor, How many of you voted to keep a GOP majority in Congress in 2016? What expectations did you have, when indeed, that majority was sustained in both houses? At the very least, most Republicans expected a repeal of Obamacare—this, after Congress voted numerous time for repeal ...

A look at the tax cut plan

To the Editor, Today I will be, for the most part, passing over extremely relevant important issues in order to focus on one issue that is especially important and intensely time sensitive. Just as a reminder, I will be scarcely mentioning the following: President Trump's conspiring with ...

Efforts for Wheeling parade appreciated

To the Editor, I just wanted to take a moment to thank all the people, organizations, and sponsors that made the Wheeling Christmas Parade a reality. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. Steven Rockwell Follansbee

Residents thankful for class

To the Editor, We would like to thank Carol Teaff of West Virginia Northern Community College for her expert instruction during the Senior Aerobics class. She was extremely motivating, offering invaluable information on the best way to exercise and giving hints on how to work exercise into ...

Others should help with park projects

To the Editor, We all have heard the Biblical admonishment telling us we should build our houses on solid foundations. Whether a building, a road, a bridge, or the Starvaggi tennis courts, we will have no better outcome than the integrity of the foundation. Five years ago, the city received ...