Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Many questions about Trump

To the Editor, The shame of a station —Fox News — to prod President-elect Trump into keeping promises — or should I say chatter —he made on the campaign trail is ludicrous. Trump slipped in his first press conference. He mentioned Nazi Germany's propaganda machine, leaving his ...

A ‘how to’ for the nation’s future

To the Editor, If I were writing a book on what ails our country and how to fix it, these would be the chapter titles: 1. Workfare not welfare 2. Initiative not dependency 3. Balanced trade not free trade 4. Cost containment not universal access 5. National defense not world ...

Bernie’s Kids continues to help

To the Editor, It is with both great joy and a hint of sadness that I share that Bernie's Kids was able to provide for nearly 200 children this year, which marked a 30 percent increase over 2015. This is significant for many reasons. While the population of Brooke County continues to ...

Lives turned upside down

To the Editor, I wanted to convey my thoughts about what happens when a person dies without a will and lives with a significant other. They fall in love and move in together, never thinking about dying. They don't make out wills, living wills, powers of attorney or purchase life insurance. ...

Questions about global warming

To the Editor, In the book "1984," Winston Smith points out that if the ruling government tells its citizens that if two plus two does not equal four, then does it make it so? President-elect Donald Trump is creating an enemies list of scientists of those doing research on global ...

Finding inspiration

To the Editor, Well, we are able, at last, to stop and take a breath. The political season is finally over and we can refocus on stuff that is really important — The Reason for the Season. Regardless of your religious affiliation, this time of the year brings us together like none other ...

Grateful for care of family member

To the Editor, On behalf of my sisters and myself, I wish to thank the staff of the Weirton Geriatric Center for their professional and loving care of our mother, Lucille Miller, during her residency there during the past four and a half years. Our mother passed away peacefully at the ...

For better or worse

To the Editor, Wouldn't it be shameful to surmize that the private sector kept $3 million off shore, making no investment into the American economy just becasue we had a black president, leaving the middle class to suffer for eight years? Now, it's up to Trump. Yet Trump has no clue to ...

Democrats do care

To the Editor, In response to the 12-18-16 letter titled, "Clinton backers ignore the obvious." This letter is simple proof of hate with a passion. If Mother Teresa was a Democrat, she'd be wrong with anything she did. I asked the 12-18-16 letter writer quite a time back to mention one ...

Clinton backers ignore the obvious

To the Editor, The election is over; Donald Trump won. Why are so many still griping about Hillary? Well, for me it's simple outrage, because Hillary is crooked. Terribly, obviously crooked — she's been dogged for decades by charges of corruption and malfeasance, and has been caught ...

Thoughts here and there

To the Editor, Two thoughts on Trumpmania: Hopefully, Trump removes all sanctions on Cuba and builds a beautiful hotel there partnering with Vladimir Putin. Cuba is no threat to America, but if Putin gets a foothold there, it will be. Remembering Janet Reno's Waco, Texas: Hopefully, ...

Looking for some fairness

To the Editor, I like the little, concise wisdom messages in common usage, like, "when there is a will, there is a way." Or those found in scripture like "Seek and you will find, Knock and it will be opened to you." and "Treat your neighbor as yourself." They are easy to remember and stick ...

Hoping for more growth

To the Editor, I have been a resident of Weirton for 14 years and have seen the city grow largely in a positive way. I have noticed that Weirton has added two new restaurants to Three Springs Drive, which is spectacular! Although, I have seen the newly built shopping center in the old ...

Let’s move forward

To the Editor, I am an elderly American woman who is shocked and ashamed of what is occurring in this country. I was raised with absolute respect for America and its laws, including the electoral process. I always have understood that our right to go to the polls and vote our conscience ...