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Letters to the Editor

The rich keep getting richer

To the Editor, On Nov. 18, 1956, Nikita Khrushchev, the former Russian president, said, "We will take America without firing a shot. We do not have to invade the United States —we will destroy you from within." Putin is sitting back and laughing. His choice for an American president is ...

Thanks for help with lost dogs

To the Editor, I would like to thank the village of Wintersville for the safe return of my lost dogs. I am from out of town and was watching a house for a friend when they wandered off. Through the efforts of the Wintersville mayor and police and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, ...

Not getting answers on shelter

To the Editor, Over a year ago, the Hancock County Commission assumed management of the animal shelter. At that time, they stated they would run the shelter better than the prior management and would consult with veterinarians regarding animal care. Currently, more animals died at the shelter ...

Trunk or Treat a success

To the Editor, Spooky creatures of all ages, braving the cold and rain, came out to the Tomlinson Run State Park Foundation's second-annual Trunk Or Treat event on Saturday October 28 at the park's swimming pool parking lot. Local businesses and organizations sponsored trunks and passed ...

Where are the levy funds?

To the Editor, On July 1, 2016, the Hancock County Commission assumed responsibility for operating the county animal shelter. The commissioners refused to negotiate a new contract with a nonprofit which had been operating the animal shelter for over 20 years. The nonprofit had also raised 90 ...

New York Times missed the mark

To the Editor, Eduardo Porter of the New York Times suggests that good policy might be to "help [us, small town Americans] move to a big city nearby." No, thank you. Having lived in Weirton for 42 years, we have seen and felt the effects of the closing of the steel mills. Our city struggled ...

Museum and its events a real treasure

To the Editor, The Robert Haworth Memorial Art Exhibition was another big hit, honoring Robert Watson's watercolor expertise. It's amazing to view what an artist can do with a paintbrush and a few colors. All presented by the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center. It all happened under ...

Seeing is believing

To the Editor, "Weirton…is ill-suited to survive the transformation of globalization and the information economy…inability has not only slowed their recovery…it bodes ill for the future…" of our area. This is a powerful statement from Eduardo Porter, a journalist for the New York ...

Halloween tale with a local twist

To the Editor, Emma Frances Higgins Craft tells the tale of Daniel Higgins Sr., the American revolutionary soldier buried in Warrenton Cemetery in Warren Township in Jefferson County, whose great-granddaughter, Nina Higgins, was born in Warren Township, and who married John McConnell in ...

Let’s not be judgmental

To the Editor, Now that gay marriage has become well-established as law of the land, may the bigotry and hatred shown gays vanish entirely and may their unions prosper. We, the public, have learned much from their battles, only to be recognized as our brothers and sisters and gays have ...