Letters to the Editor

Thoughts on labor, health

To the Editor, Just some thoughts ... Trumpmania is getting boring. • Labor: The private sector's productivity aims —keep moving or go home — have turned on the labor force in America with cameras watching, reminiscent of Russia's Siberian salt mines. • Death penalty: Opponents of ...

Get the Christmas blues cure

To the Editor, Christmas in July is upon us and Santa's elves are in need of your help. For those who have an early case of the Christmas Blues, July 25 is the first treatment for "The Cure." There are no pills or shots for this cure. Golfers will start the treatment at 9 a.m. July 25 at ...

Taxpayers owed a refund

To the Editor, Last August, the Hancock County Commission asked the county prosecuting attorney to obtain a legal opinion from the W.Va. State Attorney General regarding who had the right to use or claim any of the remaining funds from the 2008 and 2012 special Animal Shelter Excess Levies. ...

Development official counters CNBC story

To the Editor, Like most West Virginians, if not all West Virginians, who had their day interrupted this week by having someone wave the following article in their face:(http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/11/west-virginia-americas-worst-state-for-business-in-2017.html) You probably had a reaction ...

Memorial a blessing for community

To the Editor, On July 1, after many years of wanting to stop and see the war memorial at the south end of Main Street in Weirton, I made a special trip and what a pleasant surprise. I was alone, and what a time to pay tribute to the less fortunate. An Army vet, I found it comforting to ...

Capital Health event a success

To the Editor, Capital Health Care Network would like to extend our sincere gratitude for making our third-annual golf scramble such a success. For three years in a row, we have surpassed our $10,000 goal. This could not have happened each year if not for you — our sponsors, patrons and ...

Judgment clouded

To the Editor, Late last week, I thought I had heard it all but, as so often happens in the Trump era, I was wrong. What was it that I heard? It was Trump suggesting a joint cyber security unit with Russia after discussing it with his BFF Vladimir Putin. Sen. Lindsey Graham characterized it ...

Memories of local boxing

To the Editor, When I read that turnstile boxing might return to the area this Thanksgiving season, it sent shivers up my spine. I was transported back to the frigid winter nights of the Weirton Silver Gloves-Belts in the 1970s, with a dusting of snow on the pathway and walking eagerly into ...

Some thoughts on Independence Day

To the Editor, I posted this to Facebook Tuesday morning. Every word is heartfelt and sincere. As we celebrated the flag-waving, red-white-and-blue, Yankee Doodle day of festivities and fireworks in honor of our independence from Great Britain and of our blessed, God-given rights and ...

Taste of the Town big success

To the Editor, We at Franciscan University of Steubenville recently welcomed more than 750 new students, parents, and families for our Baron Days. Baron Days are a time for the incoming students to visit campus and prepare for their fall semester. Needless to say, we want it to be a great ...