Letters to the Editor

A thanks to our sanitation workers

To the Editor, We have weekly encounters with gentlemen that most would take for granted. They seem to just be present for our conveniences and sort of blend into our landscape. I would like to shed a "spotlight" on these faithful weekly visitors. Yes, some would say they are just ...

We made our choice, now live with it

To the Editor, At my age, writing a letter is no easy task. So bare with me, as I may jump from one topic to another, then back to the first, because I forgot something. So here we go. In this great country, we have the right to vote for the person of our choice. On Nov. 8, 2017, we the ...

Stand strong on smoking regulations

To the Editor, As The Weirton Daily Times has reported, there is an effort to roll back Hancock County's current smoke-free ordinance, which was enacted in 2014 to protect employees and customers from cancer causing second-hand smoke. Workers and patrons at local businesses deserve to be ...

Get control of litter

To the Editor, The litter in and around our area's great state park and on nearly every single roadside in Hancock County is deplorable and depressing and, in general, very bad for our communities well-being and ongoing prosperity. I am working to help change it. I have hired NC ...

Dentist’s office not going anywhere

To the Editor, I would like to report that things are returning to normal since the Follansbee floof of 2016. Because some had no names, I would like to thank all those who sent flowers to my office. I would like to let everyone know that all rumors of this office closing for good or ...

Just who is legitimate?

To the Editor, When you read this, we will have a new president. It's about time, America. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. — he of the 1965 March on Selma, Ala., with Martin Luther King Jr. and nothing much since, from what I've read — said he would not attend the inauguration of Donald ...

Gaming losses troubling in many ways

To the Editor, At the last Hancock County Commissioners' meeting, Ted Arneault, chief lobbyist for Mountaineer, requested the Commission amend the county's Clean Air Act to exempt his employer as well as all slot parlors from complying with the county's smoking ban. Arneault says gambling ...

Nothing good from second-hand smoke

To the Editor, Secondhand smoke is a proven carcinogen. Smoke-free air laws are good for business, and employees deserve a healthy smoke-free workplace. These are just a few of the reasons why the Brooke County board of health passed a smoke-free ordinance in 2014. Now an effort is ...

Demand accountability

To the Editor, Six months ago county commissioners and designated employees seized operation of the Hancock County Animal Shelter. Before that, the Hancock County Animal Shelter Foundation successfully managed the shelter for nearly 20 years, and during its tenure it gained the confidence ...

Progress being made at Weirton museum

To the Editor, As we enter a new year here at the museum, it brings to mind a saying often quoted by my old boss, who was somewhat younger and much wiser than me. In our team meetings, as we improved our engineering standards and designed new projects with shorter deadlines, he would ...