Letters to the Editor

Seminar will look at cats

To the Editor, The management of free roaming, stray and feral cats is a serious issue facing our communities. On one hand, there are those people who love and care for these cats; on the other are those who hate the cats and want them eliminated. No matter which side of this issue you are ...

VFW fundraiser a success

To the Editor, I'd like to thank each and every one of you separately, however; the list would be too long and if I forgot one business or person I would truly feel bad. Therefore, I am thanking every individual and every business that donated, worked and participated supporting ...

A ruined day

To the Editor, We visited the Hancock County Animal Shelter around September 19 and found a dog there named Dozer. We brought our dog Ziggy with us to see if they would get along and there was no issue between the two. We were told that Dozer had been hit by a car and that he had ...

A miscarriage of justice

To the Editor, Is it possible that a jury of 12 can make a grave error? Of course, we all know of cases where a jury has found a man guilty only to discover after years of imprisonment that he was entirely innocent. I refer you to the recent case of Lt. Mark Cowden in the Federal Court ...

A new economic path

To the Editor, The economic situation in West Virginia is troubling from a personal as well as business perspective.  At the same time the bases for improving the situation are in front of us if we choose to see them and act accordingly. The boom in oil and gas production in the state ...

Watch group assisting with trick-or-treat

To the Editor, The Hooverson Heights Crime Watch members will be present on Halloween night during trick-or-treat hours on foot and in the crime watch car. Volunteers will be patrolling all around the Hooverson Heights area. If your child needs a Trick-or-Treat bag, just stop the Crime ...

Yost deserves support

To the Editor, Jack Yost is a candidate that defies the national party orthodoxy. He is an independent thinker who votes on his rock solid beliefs and values. Jack is a lifelong Democrat but also a long time member of the NRA. He is a member of the Wellsburg United Methodist Church and ...

Hancock workshop seeking support

To the Editor, The Hancock County Sheltered Workshop provides training to individuals with disabilities. The Hancock County Sheltered Workshop is asking the voters in the county to support the renewal of a four-year bond levy on Nov. 8. The levy, which requires 60 percent of votes cast ...

This is our house

To the Editor, With early voting already started, who will America elect as president? A vote for the same old tired political system of corruption, lies and deceit is a vote for Hillary. A vote for change and the disassembly of the Washington corruption machine and special interests is a ...

Shocked by trial result

To the Editor, I have been reading all the articles recently concerning the trial of Mark Cowden, and although I wasn't in the court house to hear first-hand testimonies, I was shocked when the jury found Mark Cowden guilty. The testimony of expert witnesses concerning the injuries the ...

Cowey will stand for Hancock County

To the Editor, Paul Cowey is the only person running for the Hancock County Commission who seriously cares about the issues facing our county. I say this because he attends every commission meeting, listening and taking notes. None of the other candidates has. He talks to people attending ...

Diserio understands the working people

To the Editor, I am supporting Phil Diserio for House of Delegates because he truly cares about the working men and women of the Northern Panhandle. Phil was a working man himself. As a retired construction worker he knows the difficulties working people face on a daily basis. Whether ...

Trump campaign in meltdown

To the Editor, Trump, Fox News and women. From Adam and Eve all down through history, women have been brutalized with mental, sexual and physical abuse. Trump surrogates and Trump trying to rationalize his demeaning manor on how he treats and speaks about woman are living in some kind ...

The souls of local history

To the Editor, Charles A. Smith brought electricity to the Steubenville and East Liverpool areas. His company was the forerunner to Ohio Powers. He also controlled the local entertainment industry when his company built two amusement parks — one in Steubenville, Stanton Park opening in ...

Support for Byzantine concert appreciated

To the Editor, On Sept. 21, St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Weirton sponsored a concert presented by the Bishop Theodore Romzha Seminary Choir of Uzhorod, Transcarpathia, Ukraine. As pastor of St. Mary's, I want to express my appreciation to the many people who made this event a ...

Please return stolen whirly gigs

To the Editor, In the wee hours of Oct 13, someone stole three whirly gigs — a penguin, a Steeler & an Uncle Sam — and vandalized my reindeer by breaking off one of its rack. Those of you not familiar with a whirly gig, it is an image of, in this case, a penguin with ...

Health department helping to fight addictions

To the Editor, The dumbest thing I did in my life was to become addicted to cigarettes at age 15. The best thing I did for my health was to stop smoking Easter Sunday morning in 1987 at age 40; that was after numerous failed attempts over many years. Even with the Grace of Jesus' ...

Lions Club helps resident to hear

To the Editor, I want to give out a big thank you to the Lions Club. For years, I had a hard time hearing. Unless you have had a hearing problem, you don't understand. I couldn't enjoy conversations with people. I would get so frustrated with myself. One day, someone gave me a ...

EPA killed Weirton Steel

To the Editor, I was employed by the steel mill for more than 33 years. I was director of energy & environmental engineering for many of those years. As such, I saw the tremendous drain on capital resources spent on environmental projects instead of plant modernization in ...

Election shows what’s wrong with America

To the Editor, In September, I asked readers the question: How sad is our country and our government? The answer is now right before our eyes. We have an upcoming election that no one has ever seen before. Out of 300 million people we get to choose either a political establishment liar or ...