Letters to the Editor

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 ...