Letters to the Editor

River sweep a great event

To the Editor, A wonderful Ohio River Sweep took place on June 15 at the Steubenville Marina. As a frequent visitor I would like to say thank you to all who have participated in the event, and to also say what an amazing job that was done. Now, if only the fire trucks could come in and hose ...

Questions about the church

To the Editor, Wake up, people of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Follansbee, before we lose two good people. Everyone can see that we have two of the best people in the church, ones who any church in the Ohio Valley would love to have, namely Joel John and Attillio Boni. Our church at ...

Don’t forget Allegiance Sunday

To the Editor, The George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution is once again asking churches, synagogues and spiritual organizations to take part in Allegiance Sunday. Allegiance Sunday is a special day, unlike any of the other days we observe. Memorial Day specifically ...

Ignoring the real problem

To the Editor, Talk about ignoring the big elephant in the room local, state and national West Virginia leaders have in many instances simply missed the boat. From those who view President Trump as infallible to those loony liberals who have no concept of reality, there is plenty of blame to ...

Candidate thankful

To the Editor, I want to thank the good folks of Weirton who voted for me in the mayoral race. Too bad voter turnout was low. Only 8.7 percent of registered voters voted. George Village Weirton

A good campaign

To the Editor, Congratulations to Flora Perrone for her victory in the Ward Five Weirton City Council Election. I would like to thank all of the people on Marland Heights that took the time to talk to me and Tom (and sometimes even “Lucky”) while we were campaigning in the snow, rain, ...

Why is bishop so silent?

To the Editor, I am a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, and I am extremely disappointed with the bishop of Steubenville. The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is a corrupt enterprise. The priests are criminals, from top to bottom, and it has been proven in court documents. How is it ...

Horse apples and buffalo chips

To the Editor, A modern-day St. George, Ralph Nader’s long list of slain dragons includes getting seat belts put in cars, exposing the iniquities of the big oil companies and criticizing wasteful spending on Elvis Presley postage stamps. Some years back he gained recognition for espousing ...

A bad plan

To the Editor, Welcome to America’s new immigration plan. We will not get their best and brightest, hard-working families seeking asylum. We will get their worst and criminals. The United States government’s map of Mexico shows the drug cartels control the northern border of ...

Keep our parks open

To the Editor, I read the article “City parks may be on chopping block” from May 17 with great interest. As a former three-term councilman representing Ward 6, I recall discussions like this occurring often. Budgets were always tight. Trying to find ways to provide basic services residents ...

Respect our flag

To the Editor, Soon it will be Flag Day. This is a good time to recall the correct way to display the American flag. My husband has always proudly flown the American flag at our home and has instilled in his family the significance and glory of our flag. In his lifetime, he followed all the ...

Note on election letters

(Editor’s note: Today will be the final date letters to the editor will appear concerning any of our local municipal elections on June 11.)

Councilman not playing dirty politics

To the Editor, In response to the young, inexperienced, Jonathan Curenton in the recent editorial of May 26. You have chosen to slander my character, honesty and integrity, for which I DO NOT take lightly! It is with great disappointment, Mr. Curenton, that you choose to do so. The wonderful ...

Connell is listening to constituents

To the Editor, In response to Jonathan Curenton’s letter to the editor concerning Councilman Connell’s actions pertaining to the proposed rental registration ordinance, I’d like to offer some information to better clarify some facts and eliminate any assumptions regarding Councilman ...

Town hall to discuss charter proposals

To the Editor, On June 11, 2019, the City of Weirton will conduct an election to elect a mayor and seven council persons. Also included in this election are 11 changes to the city charter. The city charter is the bible that sets forth the governing of the City of Weirton. Most of these ...

Keep our environment clean

To the Editor, Random thoughts. Some might say they want to see President Trump fail. Too many people in the administration are trying to please the puppet master. Trump’s changing executive privilege into dictatorial privilege. Maybe it would be best if we should all like to see him ...

Keep Electoral College in place

To the Editor, Friends, neighbors and fellow Americans if I might take a moment of your time to remind you of the lessons you learned in school: The articles of our Constitution were hammered out by some of the most brilliant political minds the world has known. Presently, some pea-brained ...

Keep polluters away

To the Editor, I empathize with Mrs. Florence Donley who last week ended her letter to the editor referring to West Virginia as “wild it is, wonderful it is not.” I believe she was referring to the Northern Panhandle, because much of our state south of Wheeling is beautiful. I-68 from ...

Editor’s Note on election letters

(Editor’s note: June 2 will be the final date letters will appear concerning any of our local municipal elections. In order to be published, letters must be received no later than noon, May 30)

Candidate questions councilman’s preparedness

(Note: Jonathan Curenton is a candidate for Weirton Ward 1 Council, facing incumbent Councilmember Tim Connell) To the Editor, This letter to the editor is in response to the article that ran on May 14, 2019 regarding the vote taken by the City Council of Weirton concerning rental ...