Letters to the Editor

Celebrate our heritage

To the Editor, The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center is pleased to present the 11th-annual Festival of Nations on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Rain or shine, it will be held indoors at the Weirton Millsop Community Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. As always, the admission is free, as is the ...

Everyone needs prayers

To the Editor, With whom does one associate when contemplating communal prayers? Among others, it’s the needy, the destitute, world leaders and not least of all, the politician. Go to church or the synagogue and you’ll most assuredly hear the minister, priest or rabbi praying on their ...

A look at our world

To the Editor, It seems like a lot of controversial stories are happening in the 21st century, but if one leaves out all of the juicy components, it only takes a paragraph to explain. What’s happened to America? Roger Stone, a millionaire, has started a Go Fund Me campaign to pay for his ...

Symptoms of new disorders

To the Editor, After extensive study during a period of the last three years, I would like to submit a couple of new disorders to the psychological community. The first is closely related to Obama Derangement Syndrome, and I have named it Obamanesia. It affects the memory of many ...

Misdirected outrage

To the Editor, There is a great public outcry by aspiring “progressive” political operatives for the head (figuratively) of Virginia Governor Northam because a picture surfaced recently of him in his medical school yearbook in blackface, standing next to a person dressed in Klan garb, both ...

Marijuana facts for teens

To the Editor, Dear young people of Brooke and Hancock counties. If you were thinking everyone uses marijuana, they don’t. In fact, when asked, 89 percent of Brooke County teens and 87 percent of Hancock County teens say they didn’t use marijuana in the past month. (2016 DFC 4-core ...

Smoking regulations should be about health

To the Editor, They eliminate it. Now they want it back, because it comes down to one thing, money not people’s health. I had to endure second-hand smoke at jobs for years before the ban, and wound up getting respiratory infections and missing work for weeks. I’ve enjoyed going into ...

Get facts back in politics

To the Editor, Retired columnist, Thomas Sowell, pens a column “A nation of fact-free politics.” We are not talking about differences of opinion or inadequate verification, but about statements and catchwords in utter defiance of facts. Citing what he calls a catchword “climate ...

Stick with the Blue Laws

To the Editor, Recently in the discussion proposing a Sunday brunch ordinance, it was stated the prohibition against serving alcohol before 1 p.m. on Sundays in restaurants was an antiquated Blue law. The Blue laws were in support of God’s Law, notably the Third Commandment to “Keep holy ...

Medical marijuana will only lead to trouble

To the Editor, I have had a long time to think on how much negitivity this brings, from the dangers of driving and activities to behavior changes, it will make drunk driving look like Tiny Tim’s song “Tiptoe through the Tullips.” If any individual has not seen the havoc this bringsI ...

Time for Hillary to stop whining

To the Editor, Hillary Clinton has been whining since election night two years ago that she was cheated when she lost to Donald Trump. She thrusts her arms in the air, and with her weeping supporters, still tries to convince the public to sympathize with her as she screeches ...

Too desperate, too stupid

To the Editor, Newly sworn-in Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (a Democrat, naturally) has publicly stated her intention to impeach President Trump, gleefully describing him in her speech by invoking a graphic sexual act involving mothers. Now, there’s a role model to which our ...

Rethink smoking regulations

To the Editor, The Health Department had installed a smoking ban in all of Hancock County. Much was said about how it hurt the income in the gambling establishments throughout the county. Brooke County had followed suit with this smoking ban as well. Smoking in restaurants has been abolished ...

A quick glance back

To the Editor, Here are the top 10 best-headlined letters submitted by this writer: No. 10: Omarosa will bring Trump down. No. 9: A clown show at the White House. No. 8: Cuckoos in the White House. No. 7: The world of Looney Tunes. No. 6: Border plan just plain evil. No. 5: Will ...

Salvation Army blessed by the community

To the Editor, The Weirton Salvation Army, serving Hancock and Brooke counties, had the wonderful opportunity and challenge to serve 571 families, which represents 1,038 Angels adopted through the Angel Tree. Along the way, throughout the holiday season, there were parties for children and ...

Thankful for the kindness of strangers

To the Editor, On December 28, I was stuck in my car. A lovely red-haired young lady stopped to help me and flagged down others. Another wonderful woman called her husband to come, and he and another kind gentleman pulled me out. By the time I was able to turn around and come back, they ...

Come see the Nativity

To the Editor, We would like to invite everyone to come to see the Weirton Nativity Display at the Weirton Community Center after dark. With the donation from the J.C. Williams Foundation, the figures have now been completely replaced and will be enjoyed by future generations. We were ...

In need of a new attitude

To the Editor, Years ago, when Pennsylvania Avenue was two lanes, I was driving my new Ford Van on it in Weirton Heights, when an ambulance came upon me. It was night. I slowed down and pulled over onto the berm. Bam! My right front tire ran into an abandoned, crumbling catch basin overgrown ...

Ruling could leave only one option

To the Editor, Christianity: It’s the time of the year to pay homage to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, for all Christians. The Lord’s miracles work in strange ways. A federal judge in Texas ruled Obama’s health care bill is unconstitutional. Nothing changes until the Supreme Court ...

Turning against the president

To the Editor, Let’s begin with an abbreviated history of the Trump presidency, such as it is, and then move along to current events and President Individual No. 1. Last year and early on this year, he separated children, some toddlers, from their mothers and fathers. And no, President ...