Letters to the Editor

The rich keep getting richer

To the Editor, On Nov. 18, 1956, Nikita Khrushchev, the former Russian president, said, "We will take America without firing a shot. We do not have to invade the United States —we will destroy you from within." Putin is sitting back and laughing. His choice for an American president is ...

Thanks for help with lost dogs

To the Editor, I would like to thank the village of Wintersville for the safe return of my lost dogs. I am from out of town and was watching a house for a friend when they wandered off. Through the efforts of the Wintersville mayor and police and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, ...

Not getting answers on shelter

To the Editor, Over a year ago, the Hancock County Commission assumed management of the animal shelter. At that time, they stated they would run the shelter better than the prior management and would consult with veterinarians regarding animal care. Currently, more animals died at the shelter ...

Trunk or Treat a success

To the Editor, Spooky creatures of all ages, braving the cold and rain, came out to the Tomlinson Run State Park Foundation's second-annual Trunk Or Treat event on Saturday October 28 at the park's swimming pool parking lot. Local businesses and organizations sponsored trunks and passed ...

Where are the levy funds?

To the Editor, On July 1, 2016, the Hancock County Commission assumed responsibility for operating the county animal shelter. The commissioners refused to negotiate a new contract with a nonprofit which had been operating the animal shelter for over 20 years. The nonprofit had also raised 90 ...

New York Times missed the mark

To the Editor, Eduardo Porter of the New York Times suggests that good policy might be to "help [us, small town Americans] move to a big city nearby." No, thank you. Having lived in Weirton for 42 years, we have seen and felt the effects of the closing of the steel mills. Our city struggled ...

Museum and its events a real treasure

To the Editor, The Robert Haworth Memorial Art Exhibition was another big hit, honoring Robert Watson's watercolor expertise. It's amazing to view what an artist can do with a paintbrush and a few colors. All presented by the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center. It all happened under ...

Seeing is believing

To the Editor, "Weirton…is ill-suited to survive the transformation of globalization and the information economy…inability has not only slowed their recovery…it bodes ill for the future…" of our area. This is a powerful statement from Eduardo Porter, a journalist for the New York ...

Halloween tale with a local twist

To the Editor, Emma Frances Higgins Craft tells the tale of Daniel Higgins Sr., the American revolutionary soldier buried in Warrenton Cemetery in Warren Township in Jefferson County, whose great-granddaughter, Nina Higgins, was born in Warren Township, and who married John McConnell in ...

Let’s not be judgmental

To the Editor, Now that gay marriage has become well-established as law of the land, may the bigotry and hatred shown gays vanish entirely and may their unions prosper. We, the public, have learned much from their battles, only to be recognized as our brothers and sisters and gays have ...

Trump throws out the lies

To the Editor, Donald Trump will undoubtedly be recorded in the annals of history as the most colossal liar to ever occupy the White House. The president often is referred o as the commander in chief, but in the Donald's case, it would be more suitable if he were called the grifter and ...

What is more important?

To the Editor, There is an online petition to fire the superintendent of Brooke County Schools because she "overreacted by apologizing" to Pittsburgh Perry for a banner that read "Trump Perry." The petition — which allows people to sign anonymously — claims that she politicized the banner, ...

Flood worries remain

To the Editor, It has been more than a year now since the flood in Follansbee, and every time it rains hard, I worry about another flood. We still have inquiries about if we had closed or retired because of that flood. We want people to know we are still in business with a remodeled ...

Something bad in Washington

To the Editor, What's up at Fox News? Sean Hannity had Steve Bannon as a guest Tuesday, and they were discussing how to take over the government of the United States. They both vigorously threatened every senator and representative who didn't agree with President Donald Trump's agenda on ...

What is the cause?

To the Editor, Academia, along with the liberal social elites, who have rebranded themselves as "progressives" to shed the negative connotation of liberalism, claims America is racist. And if one is not consciously a bigot, they still perpetuate racism because of the color of their skin, what ...

Cabbage rolls remain a hit

To the Editor, Like many church organizations in the Ohio Valley, the Ladies Altar Society of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church has experienced decreased membership. Unfortunately there just aren't enough "hands" to make, cook and hold dinners with one of our signature items on the menu, cabbage ...

Weirton employees show kindness

To the Editor, While on my daily neighborhood walk, I stumbled and fell striking my face on the asphalt. Needless to say, I was bruised, bleeding over my eye and dazed. Fortunately, four city sanitation department employees witnessed my fall and came to my rescue. I cannot say enough about ...

Respect the country, flag

To the Editor, What is this world coming to when people don't have respect for the American flag? That's the trouble in the world today, if one thing isn't in favor of them, all they know is protesting. Who cares if you don't like the president of the United States, you live in the country, ...

Illegal immigration affects us

To the Editor, I suspect most West Virginians have little awareness of how illegal immigration affects their daily lives. I also suspect most West Virginians could care less, the exception being those citizens who have been victimized by this silent invasion. Most West Virginians' vision ...

Honor our Polish Americans

To the Editor, October has been declared Polish American Heritage Month. In 1981, this national celebration of Polish history, culture, and pride was proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan. Since 1608, when the first Polish settlers arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, Polish people have been an ...