Letters to the Editor

United Way thanks supporters

To the Editor, Weirton United Way would like to thank our community for the fantastic support received for the Pink Flamingos fundraiser that was held from September 14, 2018 to November 29, 2018. Our committee had so much with this event and we hope you enjoyed it too! Forty-two businesses ...

We can’t keep denying

To the Editor, A key to success in life is to be “well liked” and all you need is “a smile and a shoe shine.” If you become popular and people like you, you’ll have it made. Willy Loman, “Death of a Salesman” Arthur Miller. Trump, the deal maker, has the smile and shoe ...

An old-fashioned Christmas

To the Editor, The retail store, for me, always has retained a special place in my heart during the Christmas holiday season. I began working as no more than a “Hawker in the Basket,” my first job for Nia and Andy Shutak, who owned the House of Fashion stores in Wellsburg and Follansbee. I ...

What is happening to us?

To the Editor, I recently heard on the news that the changes we see in our society, and in politics, is because educated white women are becoming more involved in politics and are becoming the leaders of companies, schools and all types or organizations. One reason for this is their children ...

Equal treatment is needed

To the Editor, Last year, the parents of a 17-year-old Wheeling girl discovered she was having an intimate relationship with a 42-year-old resource officer from her school. It appears the two were in love, whatever the depth of that concept means to a 17-year-old and a 42-year-old with two ...

Annual bazaar a success

To the Editor, There is a song, or a saying, that goes “If I gave a party and no one came.” That almost happened Nov. 24 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Weirton. We had our annual holiday bazaar and lunch. We offered a bake sale, varied soups and sandwiches that could be eaten in or ...

Impressed by business

To the Editor, I would like to tell you of a wonderful experience we had here at the Immaculate Conception Church in New Cumberland, W.Va. We had a dinner catered by Riverside Grill in New Cumberland, owned by Barry Rosen. Well, the food was awesome! The roast beef melted in my mouth and ...

Are salary increases warranted?

To the Editor, I’m kind of befuddled reading the explanation given for the recent raises that city council approved for the next administration. City Manager Joe DiBartolomeo said it was an initiative from him, but with what justification? He stated he compared the salaries of elected ...

The best man won

To the Editor, The best man won the race for U.S. Senate representing West Virginia — Joe Manchin. Goodness, decency and integrity won. Anger and lies of the opponent lost! I attended a rally that Manchin held in Weirton before the election. His approach was very positive and he even ...

Nationalism is on the rise

To the Editor, Nationalism: Oxford American Dictionary, an extreme form is marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries. Sen. Rubio, R-Fla., on Fox, and many others trying to defend Trump’s rhetoric on nationalism, giving his take on what nationalism means. There are many ...

Thanks for helping veterans

To the Editor, On behalf of Millsop Community Center, my staff and myself, I would like to thank all of the people who donated good clothing to the veterans and their families, and who made this drive another success. I’m grateful as a Vietnam veteran to be able to be in a position to help ...

Unethical, unscrupulous, oblivious

To the Editor, At this writing, I’m still waiting on the Democratic National Committee to make a statement condemning these painfully, glaringly obvious attempts at election fraud in Florida and Georgia. Mainly Florida. There was reportedly at least one precinct in Georgia where hundreds ...

Thanks for donation

To the Editor, On Nov. 10, the American Legion held a Veterans Day celebration at its home on Main Street. During the event they also dedicated a new flag pole to replace the one that was damaged during a wind storm. That flagpole was dedicated to Sgt. Joey Perito, who died in Vietnam in ...

Celebrating 100 years

To the Editor, Today, November 11, marks the end of World War 1. This date has been noted as an official United States public holiday, Veterans Day. November 11, 1918, also marks the date Poland was reborn. This was a dream of many generations of Poles around the world to become a ...

Having a face and a name

To the Editor, Thanks to the United States Economic Development Administration (USEDA), the City of Weirton and the BDC, continue to collect comments of appreciation and gratitude about what the USEDA has done for our community, by choosing our region for a Regional Economic Diversification ...

Placing the proper blame

To the Editor, This is in response to the recent letter by Paula Lucas. I am not going to contradict her frustration because I share it. Her frustration however is misdirected. In her editorial she was blaming the Hancock County Health Department for the exemptions to the smoking ban at ...

Time to get serious

To the Editor, All that can be said with the millions that have been spent on the mid-term campaigns. Thank God it’s over. Now, the fight for the 2020 president’s race begins. Democrats won the House majority. They control the purse strings. No cuts to S.S., Medicare or Medicaid and ...

A few travel tips

To the Editor, Okay, we all know that Halloween has come, and Thanksgiving/Christmastime is not too far behind. We tend to travel to visit family and friends, share stories, and have a big meal/snacks. Now, how about the plans to get there? Will it be by car or truck? Or is it by plane or ...

Men need respect, too

To the Editor, After years of hearing women crying wolf, I think it’s time the males of the world speak out. There does not seem to be a day that goes by when I go out in public where a man is not criticized or told straighten up and get with it. Take for example, I recently heard a young ...

Time to let school levy go

To the Editor, I'm writing about the excess levy which will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. I read an article in the Oct. 21 edition of The Weirton Daily Times that explained it in detail. ("Superintendent asks for support of Hancock County Schools levy.") The levy, as Timothy Woodward, ...