Letters to the Editor

Be careful what you wish for

To the Editor, Here’s a play on words that might come true with no transparency from the discombobulated Trump transition team: With no transparency, what is Trump and his cabinet about to do? It’s a secret on how he is going to eradicate ISIS, and that he doesn’t want to warn them is ...

We’re entering a different dimension

To the Editor, Let’s talk about something other than Donald Trump. Come with me to the time when Rod Serling’s “The Twilight Zone” filled the television airwaves. The year was 1964. The day was Feb. 25. John F. Kennedy had been assassinated fewer than 100 days earlier, and the mob ...

The drug problem needs addressed

To the Editor, Wow, was I surprised to read the local section of this newspaper Jan. 8 to find out Ryan Ferns is our new majority leader in the West Virginia Senate. He's a Republican. That's OK. I had the privilege to be treated by him. I am so glad to see younger people in politics. ...

Gambling not the path to our future

To the Editor, When I read Commissioner Jeff Davis heap praise on Ted Arneault (Mountaineer's lobbyist) at the Jan. 5 commissioner meeting for his "progressive mind," and his efforts to "make this a better place," I scratch my head and wonder if he is inhaling too many emissions from the ...

Nowhere to hide

To the Editor, Has President Trump given Buzzfeed credibility? During his first press conference mentioning his advice to his close confidants to be very careful about whatever you do or say while traveling. The room might be bugged. They — who's they Donald? — have small tiny ...

A thanks to our sanitation workers

To the Editor, We have weekly encounters with gentlemen that most would take for granted. They seem to just be present for our conveniences and sort of blend into our landscape. I would like to shed a "spotlight" on these faithful weekly visitors. Yes, some would say they are just ...

We made our choice, now live with it

To the Editor, At my age, writing a letter is no easy task. So bare with me, as I may jump from one topic to another, then back to the first, because I forgot something. So here we go. In this great country, we have the right to vote for the person of our choice. On Nov. 8, 2017, we the ...

Stand strong on smoking regulations

To the Editor, As The Weirton Daily Times has reported, there is an effort to roll back Hancock County's current smoke-free ordinance, which was enacted in 2014 to protect employees and customers from cancer causing second-hand smoke. Workers and patrons at local businesses deserve to be ...

Get control of litter

To the Editor, The litter in and around our area's great state park and on nearly every single roadside in Hancock County is deplorable and depressing and, in general, very bad for our communities well-being and ongoing prosperity. I am working to help change it. I have hired NC ...

Dentist’s office not going anywhere

To the Editor, I would like to report that things are returning to normal since the Follansbee floof of 2016. Because some had no names, I would like to thank all those who sent flowers to my office. I would like to let everyone know that all rumors of this office closing for good or ...