Letters to the Editor

Women deserve respect

To the Editor, One of the best things to happen for women's rights is the official unveiling of Fox News' Bill O'Reilly's disrespect and sexual harassment of women employed at Fox News. Women deserve more respect than being just an item when working for powerful men anywhere, anytime. The ...

Comments about animal shelter inaccurate

To The Editor, I am writing in response to Carol Village's April 23 letter regarding the Hancock County Animal Shelter. Ms. Village states: "Animals no longer have a five-day stay of execution." Untrue. Chapter 19 of the WV Code requires that animals taken in as strays at county shelters ...

Help prevent dog bites

To the Editor, In April, the United States Postal Service promoted National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to extend their efforts and help make this National Dog Bite Prevention Year. Pet owners' efforts are critical when you consider the number of Postal ...

Questions about Brooke schools

To the Editor, I've recently read an online news article concerning a possible reduction in force at Brooke County schools. In this article, Superintendent Toni Shute, reportedly states that when she graduated from Brooke High school in 1971, enrollment at the school was 2,300. She goes on ...

All Saints appreciates support

To the Editor, On behalf of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society I would like to thank our entire Weirton area community for their continuous support of our annual Greek Easter Bake Sale which was held April 6. Since we have sold out of bread early the last few years, we ...

Pet overpopulation solution at hand

To the Editor, Pet homelessness is a serious and costly problem in West Virginia. Each year, tens of thousands of dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters costing West Virginia taxpayers approximately $10 million per year. These animals are euthanized not because they are old, sick, or not ...

Questions about Michael Hayden

To the Editor, Gen. Michael Hayden is speaking in Steubenville on Thursday. While he is an accomplished bureaucrat, unfortunately, he has actively worked throughout his career to subvert the American political system and the Constitution. That system depends on our bureaucrats being ...

Who will speak for the animals?

To the Editor, This is an update on the Hancock County Animal Shelter for the citizens of the county. 1. Animals no longer have a five-day stay of execution. They can go as soon as 24 hours! 2. Are the ones sponsored in the Weirton and Steubenville papers with photos on holidays held long ...

We can’t afford more war

To the Editor, The world today. It's just my story that might come true in "Trumpmania," the metaphoric world of Donald Trump. No ifs, buts or maybes what is going on in Syria is the dangerous and conspiratorial — did Russia comply with the chemical weapons attack on civilians? Is Trump ...

A waste of taxpayers’ money

To the Editor, Do any of you know what the figure $88,000 represents? This is the amount of money the Hancock County Commission offered the Foundation if they signed a contract to operate the Hancock County Animal Shelter for the current fiscal year. Adding the $100,00 in excess levy money, ...

Helping area young people

To the Editor, "I can do something" will always accomplish more than "something must be done." The term "at-risk" came into use after the 1983 article "A nation at Risk," published by the National Commission on Excellence in Education. The article described United States society as being ...

Health care a complicated issue

To the Editor, The awakening of the dead. Some Republicans are starting to understand health care is a complicated issue. If one wants to negotiate a good deal, one must be friends first to work on a solution or someone is going to get screwed. With the health care bill now in limbo, the ...

Trump sure to fall

To the Editor, During the last four months, there have been eight or 10 body bags deployed in connection with the investigation into the Trump-Putin collusion. There have been poisonings, falls from fourth floor windows and the "errant" gunshot wound to the head, at least one of which occurred ...

It’s about community and teamwork

To the Editor, Bidell, why here? It's the little things…It was a proud day in Weirton this past Friday. The W.Va. Secretary of Commerce announced another international company entering the U.S., and Weirton was its platform. Its new home. Why? While our public officials, residents, and ...

Concert was true blessing

To the Editor, We were privileged in our small community to have exceptional artists give a concert. Kathy Troccoli and Michelle Margiotta performed for a capacity crowd at St. Paul's Church in Weirton on Feb. 2. Tickets were given out ahead of time at no cost. I wondered how it was that an ...

Later start times needed

To the Editor, Schopenhauer's three stages of truth: "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." At this point of time the Hancock County Board of Education is strongly anchored at ...

March 4 rally was a success

To the Editor, On March 4, a roadside rally was held in Weirton supporting President Trump and his polices. This rally was part of a nationwide effort, Spirit of America, of approximately 80 such rallies, and an effort to counter opposition to Trump in the Democrat (and some GOP) "leadership" ...

Trump really digressing

To the Editor, Journalism 101: Don't mess with the press. Opinionators and analysts are just busy-bodies who feed off the hard work of journalists. President Trump is digressing rapidly without help from an inept transition team that seems to be babying him instead of calling time out and ...

Rally showed the best of America

To the Editor, I swung by the "Pumped for Trump" rally that was held in Weirton on Saturday, March 4th. I couldn't stay long, due to having to get my daughters to a birthday party, but the time that I spent there, I honestly have to say that I would have liked to have stayed longer. To me ...

Burgettstown mayor wants to continue service

To the Editor, A slogan from the 60s comes to my mind when I think about our town: "power to the people." We control our own destiny. Your right to your opinion by Democratic vote. The proper response to the present situation is not withdrawal and noninvolvement, but expression of your ...