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Letters to the Editor

The good old days

To the Editor, A few years ago at a public meeting a former city official said, one thing I have learned over my career is nothing stays the same, change is always going to happen. And of course that is true. But my thought was — how much of that change is for the good? How much change over ...

Hollywood rewriting history

To the Editor, Actress Kate Winslet’s new movie, “Ammonite,” is a historical biography of 19th century paleontologist Mary Anning. It features a lesbian relationship, between Anning and an associate. The movie’s producers freely acknowledge the relationship never happened, and is ...

Humans can become extinct

To the Editor, The pundits and opinionators the likes of Cal Thomas, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and many others, with the lack of fact-based journalism and mostly innuendo, have failed America. Fox opinionator Hannity skillfully phrases a question to get the answer he wants to hear and ...

Easter…the big day

To the Editor, This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad. Here comes Peter Cottontail. Hopping down the bunny trail. It is Easter. A time for rejoicing. A time to worship. Families, neighbors, and freinds get together. As for the younger folk, the visions of that ...

Put blame where it belongs

To the Editor, Two mass shootings in two weeks. The Democrats are back. Sounds like there’s a gun bill on the Congressional table. The perpetrator of this latest shooting is named Ahmad al Issa. He’s Syrian by birth, and long had issues with paranoia and aberrant behavior. He was ...

Is it really terrible?

To the Editor, What terrible times are we really having? Just watching the world going by and I just do not get it. Watching TV I see thousands of our youth having a great time in the Sunshine State with music and drinking and doing about anything they want. Then ...

Spring has sprung…I think

To the Editor, Okay folks, here is some chilly tidbits to think of. 1. Snow stay away. 2. No more school two-hour delays. 3. Digging out you car in the driveway. 4. Sliding on ice while going to work. 5. Sub-freezing temperatures. Now...let us think of some warmer tidbits. 1. ...

Time to wake up

To the Editor, There is one thing about freedom of speech; it includes a lot of misinformation. No matter who you are reading or watching, if you read the word woke, quit. Half the pundits haven’t “woke” up to concerns in social justice or racial justice. Trouble at the border. From ...

Severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome

To the Editor, Steve Kopa has been writing letters to the paper for years slamming Donald Trump and Republicans. He was struggling last week going through the dictionary finding a word to describe Trump. (“Severe case of Trumpitis,” March 7.) He has a severe case of Trump Derangement ...

Severe case of Trumpitis

To the Editor, I hate to admit to this, but for one second, maybe a half second, I felt a little bit of sorrow for citizen Donald J. Trump on his flight to Mar-a-Largo still denying he was not the president because the election was rigged and stolen from him. It’s official: Joe Biden is ...

Thank you, Weirton Water Department

To the Editor, I would like to give a big shout out to the four men of the Weirton Water Department for doing a great job on a water line break on North 13th Street. They were out bright and early on this extremely cold day to fix and get the water to my home restored. They did an ...

Live entertainment needs support

To the Editor, I write to request that Congress create a grant program to support recreation, sports and amusement venues that provide live entertainment yet were excluded from Shuttered Venue Operators Grants program (Section 324 of Public Law No:116-260). It is imperative to the future of ...

Schooling isn’t necessarily equal

To the Editor, Home schooling. Cal Thomas, journalist, opinion. The pandemic has given parents of young children to determine if public schools will ever open again. Parents are discovering the power of educating their children at home where they cannot only teach the real history of the ...

Rediscovering Holliday’s Cove in the museum

To the Editor, We are redesigning the Holliday’s Cove room of the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center. That entails creating a clear picture of what this area was like when it was still called Holliday’s Cove. Of particular focus will be the early Holliday’s Cove era and life on ...

Some random thoughts

To the Editor, Some thoughts: ¯ The ex-president said he takes hydroxychloroquine every day with a wink. Many on Fox News, including Laura Ingraham, didn’t notice, meaning if you believe h one “lie” I will tell you another. ¯ I would say in the 21st century people are not watching ...

Only in America

To the Editor, Only in America will we stop a football game, drag out measuring chains and look at a play 15 times from six different angles to make sure we make the right call, but we won’t verify the integrity of an election for the highest office in our nation. Only in America will top ...

Bring school back full time

To the Editor, What was the 4 to 1 vote to send the students in Hancock County back to school on the hybrid system based on? Thank you for the one board member who voted against it. Did you consider all the data? Students, ALL grades 1-12, have a very low percentage of catching and ...

We must respect one another

To the Editor, I have never been very political. I am 59, Roman Catholic and come from a devout Irish family whose grandfather, father and brother served in law enforcement. I was brought up Democrat, raised to respect my faith, my family and my country. What guides my vote more than ...

Looking back at bloomers

To the Editor, As one of the foremost crusaders for woman’s rights during the 19th century, Amelia Bloomer championed causes such as women’s suffrage, temperance and a greater role for women in the everyday affairs of running the nation. She became the deputy postmaster of Seneca Falls, ...

Rooting for the Ohio Valley

To the Editor, As subscribers to the Weirton Daily Times, we want to comment on your column “It’s not just about the red and blue.” We appreciate the fact that you are working to promote unity in Weirton-Steubenville, a place where we once lived. But, it’s important to stress that ...