Letters to the Editor

Development official counters CNBC story

To the Editor, Like most West Virginians, if not all West Virginians, who had their day interrupted this week by having someone wave the following article in their face:(http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/11/west-virginia-americas-worst-state-for-business-in-2017.html) You probably had a reaction ...

Memorial a blessing for community

To the Editor, On July 1, after many years of wanting to stop and see the war memorial at the south end of Main Street in Weirton, I made a special trip and what a pleasant surprise. I was alone, and what a time to pay tribute to the less fortunate. An Army vet, I found it comforting to ...

Capital Health event a success

To the Editor, Capital Health Care Network would like to extend our sincere gratitude for making our third-annual golf scramble such a success. For three years in a row, we have surpassed our $10,000 goal. This could not have happened each year if not for you — our sponsors, patrons and ...

Judgment clouded

To the Editor, Late last week, I thought I had heard it all but, as so often happens in the Trump era, I was wrong. What was it that I heard? It was Trump suggesting a joint cyber security unit with Russia after discussing it with his BFF Vladimir Putin. Sen. Lindsey Graham characterized it ...

Memories of local boxing

To the Editor, When I read that turnstile boxing might return to the area this Thanksgiving season, it sent shivers up my spine. I was transported back to the frigid winter nights of the Weirton Silver Gloves-Belts in the 1970s, with a dusting of snow on the pathway and walking eagerly into ...

Some thoughts on Independence Day

To the Editor, I posted this to Facebook Tuesday morning. Every word is heartfelt and sincere. As we celebrated the flag-waving, red-white-and-blue, Yankee Doodle day of festivities and fireworks in honor of our independence from Great Britain and of our blessed, God-given rights and ...

Taste of the Town big success

To the Editor, We at Franciscan University of Steubenville recently welcomed more than 750 new students, parents, and families for our Baron Days. Baron Days are a time for the incoming students to visit campus and prepare for their fall semester. Needless to say, we want it to be a great ...

We are better than this

To the Editor, Senator Joe Manchin should be applauded for his opposition to the health care bills jammed through the House of Representatives and the Senate with virtually no discussion or input by the elected representatives of the American people. This is not how our system of governance ...

Rights versus gifts

To the Editor, I thoroughly enjoyed Rob Denham's excellent article on the philosophical difference between liberals and conservatives. In essence, the problem is similar to Bible believing Christians; belief is one thing, promulgation another, but the toughest is being true to it! Not only ...

Help find the holiday cure

To the Editor, We all remember the magic of the Christmas season when the city was aglow with the lights and spirit of the season. We on the Christmas in July Committee propose it's time to start bringing back that spirit for our children and grandchildren, plus our friends and neighbors. ...

Museum reconnects family

To the Editor, I recently visited relatives in Warwood, Va. and Wintersville, Ohio, the week before Father’s Day and was told there was a Weirton Area Museum. It was suggested that I might find historical information about my father, grandfather and great-grandfather who all worked at the ...

Just a few random thoughts

To the Editor, No disrespect intended: Forget the past four presidents and the last 250 years of the Republicans. As of Jan. 20, it’s Trump’s world for better or worse, until death do us part —Trumpmania rules. With that being said, may I indulge in some random thoughts in no ...

Here is the difference

To the Editor, What is meant by “conservative” and “liberal” worldviews? That’s a loaded question. Liberals, supposedly, are “kind” and “compassionate,” while conservatives are “mean” and “heartless.” The best explanation I’ve ever heard, though, is this: ...

Safety first with fireworks

To the Editor, Phantom Fireworks hopes everyone enjoys a wonderful family Independence Day holiday, and, if you use consumer fireworks, please use them safely. There is no good consumer fireworks experience if it does not emphasize safety first. Phantom advises everyone to follow the safety ...

Paesano made big impact

To the Editor, This letter is written regarding Anthony “Tony” Paesano of Follansbee, a retired school administrator with the Brooke County schools, a community leader and mayor. I first met Paesano as a ninth-grade football player at Follansbee St. Anthony High School in 1955, and I ...

Weirton Museum celebrates expansion

To the Editor, We appreciate the large turnout of friends and supporters at our second-floor ribbon cutting last Wednesday, June 7. Special thanks to Mayor Miller and Mike Nogay for coming and accepting our "Key to the Museum" and also provide some kind words of encouragement. A "Key to the ...

Steak Fry supports veterans

To the Editor, On Saturday, May 20th the Hancock County Democratic Executive Committee hosted a steak fry to celebrate Armed Forces Day. On behalf of the Hancock County Democratic Executive Committee, I would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for making our first Armed ...

Time is precious

To the Editor, Life is full of deception, especially in this day and age. It is so prevalent, we have gotten so used to it, we often no longer notice. For instance, the next time you order off of a restaurant menu something that is deliciously pictured, keep the menu and compare what is ...

Departed should be memorialized

To the Editor, Probably because I'm growing older, I regularly check out the obituaries. They are among the first things I read in the newspaper. I want to be sure that I don't miss the passing of friends or acquaintances and fail to offer sympathy and prayers. Perhaps my interest has ...

Yes, some are hypocrites

To the Editor, Some people are indeed hypocrites, I agree with the writer of the letter on this point. However, this is where we become divergent. (Some people are hypocrites," June 4.) Who are these hypocrites? My contention is that the writer of this piece of crap is one of the biggest ...