Letters to the Editor

Just who is legitimate?

To the Editor, When you read this, we will have a new president. It's about time, America. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. — he of the 1965 March on Selma, Ala., with Martin Luther King Jr. and nothing much since, from what I've read — said he would not attend the inauguration of Donald ...

Gaming losses troubling in many ways

To the Editor, At the last Hancock County Commissioners' meeting, Ted Arneault, chief lobbyist for Mountaineer, requested the Commission amend the county's Clean Air Act to exempt his employer as well as all slot parlors from complying with the county's smoking ban. Arneault says gambling ...

Nothing good from second-hand smoke

To the Editor, Secondhand smoke is a proven carcinogen. Smoke-free air laws are good for business, and employees deserve a healthy smoke-free workplace. These are just a few of the reasons why the Brooke County board of health passed a smoke-free ordinance in 2014. Now an effort is ...

Demand accountability

To the Editor, Six months ago county commissioners and designated employees seized operation of the Hancock County Animal Shelter. Before that, the Hancock County Animal Shelter Foundation successfully managed the shelter for nearly 20 years, and during its tenure it gained the confidence ...

Progress being made at Weirton museum

To the Editor, As we enter a new year here at the museum, it brings to mind a saying often quoted by my old boss, who was somewhat younger and much wiser than me. In our team meetings, as we improved our engineering standards and designed new projects with shorter deadlines, he would ...

Many questions about Trump

To the Editor, The shame of a station —Fox News — to prod President-elect Trump into keeping promises — or should I say chatter —he made on the campaign trail is ludicrous. Trump slipped in his first press conference. He mentioned Nazi Germany's propaganda machine, leaving his ...

A ‘how to’ for the nation’s future

To the Editor, If I were writing a book on what ails our country and how to fix it, these would be the chapter titles: 1. Workfare not welfare 2. Initiative not dependency 3. Balanced trade not free trade 4. Cost containment not universal access 5. National defense not world ...

Bernie’s Kids continues to help

To the Editor, It is with both great joy and a hint of sadness that I share that Bernie's Kids was able to provide for nearly 200 children this year, which marked a 30 percent increase over 2015. This is significant for many reasons. While the population of Brooke County continues to ...

Lives turned upside down

To the Editor, I wanted to convey my thoughts about what happens when a person dies without a will and lives with a significant other. They fall in love and move in together, never thinking about dying. They don't make out wills, living wills, powers of attorney or purchase life insurance. ...

Questions about global warming

To the Editor, In the book "1984," Winston Smith points out that if the ruling government tells its citizens that if two plus two does not equal four, then does it make it so? President-elect Donald Trump is creating an enemies list of scientists of those doing research on global ...