Letters to the Editor

Fundraiser was a success

To the Editor, The Kendall Marie Dunbar fundraiser, sponsored by Randy Elliott and American Legion Squadron 121, was an awesome benefit witnessed by all who attended on June 7. The event was made possible by several individuals and organizations who volunteered their time, talents, donations ...

Re-enactment of trial a success

To the Editor, A contemporary jury observed the re-enactment of the historic trial of John Brown at Wheeling's Independence Hall's 1859 court room in May. Unlike the original trial (held in 1859) this jury, which included females, found Brown innocent of murder. The charges of treason and ...

Questions about comments

To the Editor, Logically, it should be easy to win an argument in which writers like Barry Bardone and Rob Denham are allowed to present both sides. The trick is to not get called out as doing that. Well, here it is, I'm calling bullcrap. Here they are: "And professed their loyalty to ...

It’s time for a seed bank

To the Editor, There was an interesting story recently from The Associated Press, "Social Security, Medicare stir new worries." The cutbacks that will come in the years of the middle of the 21st century have me pointing back to my June 23, 2016, pitch for victory gardens. This is a course of ...

Second Amendment rally planned

To the Editor, "Government goes to those who show up."— Unknown There is an upcoming event in Weirton for supporters of the Second Amendment. All are welcome. Our rights as law-abiding American citizens are being challenged. The time has come to push back, and to begin truly supporting ...

Keep the expletives away

To the Editor, It's not fake news, it's freedom of hte presses anything goes news. Adults pay to see comedians, knowing every other word is going to be an expletive of some kind from personal hygiene to racism. Samantha Bee's use of an expletive was used by every respected columnist in ...

Colliers really supported school

To the Editor, As the school year has come to an end and Colliers Primary School's doors have closed for the final time, I would like to thank the Colliers community for its support of our school. The Colliers community has always believed in and lived by the motto, "It takes a village to ...

Life lessons learned

To the Editor, Last Tuesday, Mr. Mel Coleman was a guest speaker at the Mary H. Weir Library. He spoke of four topics. The four "Rs", as he called it, referred to some basics of everyday living in our complex world. Mr. Coleman started out with rules. You need these to follow everyday life. ...

Keep the hope going

To the Editor, In April 2018, the Table of Hope achieved a milestone of serving the community for over six years. Table of Hope is located in downtown Weirton at the First United Methodist Church on West Street. With this accomplishment there were over 37,000 meals served to many hungry ...

Disc golf event was exciting

To the Editor, On May 5, I attended my first disc golf tournament at the Paul "Bud" and Carol Billiard Disc Golf Course at Brooke Hills Park. I had spoken to Josh Fender, Northern Panhandle Disc Golf Association president and the event's organizer, about volunteering. Since I had experience ...

Strength doesn’t always bring peace

To the Editor, Peace through strength say the neocons. Every conqueror, king, emperor and dictator in history had strength. None attained peace. How about peace through prosperity? Wouldn't it be nice if everyone had a buck in his pocket? Putin has 16 years in power and plans to be ...

Do we need a healthy debate?

To the Editor, Would it hurt to make debate class mandatory in schools? Would it cost so much? Would the students learn how to settle differences, respect others opinions, refuse to resort to bullying? Would they carry these skills into adulthood and teach them to their children? Linda ...

History honored at Paris Cemetery

To the Editor, History is being honored in what nearly became a forgotten and neglected cemetery in the small village of Paris, Hanover Township, Washington County, Pa. The original burial grounds that began in 1807, was later granted a charter in 1881 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ...

May is Healthy Vision Month

To the Editor, One of the major focuses of Lions Clubs International — the largest humanitarian organization in the world — is vision. In 1921, Helen Keller charged the members of Lions Clubs to become "Knights of the Blind." After that, vision has been a major project for Lions all over ...

Thanks to the 3,181

To the Editor, I am writing to thank all voters who cast ballots in the May 8 primary. A special thanks goes to the 3,181 people who cast ballots for me for West Virginia State Democratic Committee. I am very much a tire, battery and windshield wiper-blade public servant — the things ...

Collect your money now

To the Editor, We have all seen the ads. Work until you're 70. Remember the governmant wants you to die so all the money is theirs. If you're at least 63 or older, do the math. It's very simple. Right now I am 65 1/2 and if I take my Social Security right now I lose roughly $70 a month, ...

Looking to the future

To the Editor, This past month I attended the Marcellus to Manufacturing Meeting in Morgantown. This meeting has been held for the past seven years and has laid the road map for use of the abundant resources (Natural Gas and natural gas liquids) present in our area. The meeting was noteworthy ...

Let your thoughts be heard

To the Editor, It seems that our petition of 1,288 signatures did not satisfy the City Council members at the May Weirton City Council meeting...to enable the back-of-the-truck sanitation/recycle workers be granted full time status (even though they work 40 hours per week)...with all the ...

Keep the tweets coming

To the Editor, Tweets or twaddle, which do you prefer? Donald Trump tweets, some of his predecessors twaddled. Many, however, have mistaken twaddle for profound speech, especially coming from a holder of the Oval Office. Many offenders come to mind, but for the sake of brevity, it's not ...

How much can we do?

To the Editor, Before the "nice, nice" started coming from Kim Jong Un, he had taken a train ride over to China. Did China's Xi Jin Ping hypnotize Kim Jong Un or feed him a bunch of smart pills? He returns preaching a format for one Korea. Finally, a peace treaty between North and South. Un ...