Letters to the Editor

Project well done

To the Editor, We compliment the City of Weirton and James White Construction Co. for the handling of the Marland Heights Road waterline replacement and repaving projects. The projects were handled neatly, orderly and totally professional by all parties. Traffic was maintained with minimal ...

Parents need to be firm

To the Editor, Have you ever had a repast at a fine restaurant ruined because of a child carrying on incessantly — shrieking, bawling and yelling without restraint? Just as you are poised to savor a delectable morsel your ears are pierced by another upsetting shriek. You look about for ...

Thoughts on our world

To the Editor, Some random thoughts: • Mother Nature's answer to climate change deniers — Harvey hits Texas and Irma hits Florida, displacing millions and costing billions. Enough said. • The necessity of micromanagement of America's wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and others in accordance ...

Thanks to first responders

To the Editor, The Paris Presbyterian Church held a community day to honor the first responders from the Burgettstown area, McDonald, Oakland, New Cumberland and Weirton area fire and police departments. We'd like to thank the following businesses that made contributions to this day. From ...

Unions can help take America back

To the Editor, Let's talk here about something no one wants to talk about, and how they got lost in society. "Unions." Lost wages in the middle class due to their demise. The rich entrepreneur likes to puff his chest and brag "I don't belong to a union," not admitting that in any ...

Who has the responsibility?

To the Editor, Who owns the responsibility and accountability for actions by the city of Weirton? A recent Letter to the Editor outlined a series of eroding conditions within our city and with our roads in particular. Let me add a few points. Weirton has been deteriorating for a long time ...

A pathetic presidency

To the Editor, In my last letter I described our current presidency in one word, Wow! To describe it in one word again I come up with, Pathetic! While I was laying in a hospital bed these past 10 days and viewing a TV monitor with repeated words and scenes of today's events I can't help to ...

Pay plan is outrageous

To the Editor, Am I seeing things, or did I just read where police officers working or not will get paid holiday pay for 13 holidays? This has got to be, by far, the biggest joke on the citizens of Weirton! I've worked for a steel company for the last 13 years, and I cannot get even a ...

Trying to set the record straight

To the Editor, Although correcting tea-leaf writers could be a full-time occupation, I'm going to try and not waste too many words trying to educate them. They never seem to learn anything. The first suggests that socialism is the root of all evil. Aside from not seeming to understand the ...

Entitlements come first

To the Editor, Let's set the redistribution of wealth — Fox News and Sean Hannity like to spin with your dollar. That's the government's job, to redistribute tax dollars. But the Hannities of the world want to make it personal, moaning that the government is "taking my money and giving it ...