Letters to the Editor

It seems there are conflicts here

To the Editor, Schools in West Virginia are on strike are standing up against corruption in our state. Please see this link about Lissa Lucas being pulled of the legislative floor for calling out politicians who are being bought off by big oil and gas ...

Time to start over

To the Editor, It is absolutely unbelievable how our country is spinning out of control, and the path it's on, is one of self-destruction. I see what's going on in Washington and think our forefathers are rolling in their graves. Granted, they weren't perfect either, but at least they had ...

Tourism is big business

To the Editor, The tourism industry is big business in West Virginia employing nearly 45,000 people and generating $4.14 billion in direct-travel spending. But not only is it big business statewide, it also greatly impacts Brooke and Hancock counties. Brooke County benefits with 170 jobs ...

The shooter’s responsible

To the Editor, And so, yet another nutcase with a gun shoots up a school, killing 17 and injuring 14 innocent people. Why, we ask. Why does this happen? Who can truthfully know? Is there some common factor linking the phenomenon known as the mass shooter? Something that can be identified, ...

A clown show at the White House

To the Editor, A nutshell presentation for Trump's presidency. Russian collusion into our election. Did he obstruct justice in firing Jame Comey and others? Any truth to Christopher Steele's dirty dossier on Trump? I am sure there are K.G.B. agents and C.I.A. agents who have met in the ...

Administrators first at the trough

To the Editor, In the movie of a true story, "We Were Soldiers," the battalion commander, played by Mel Gibson, tells his men, just before they depart for battle, he will be the first one off the chopper and the last one on after the battle. He also insisted every enlisted man be fed before he ...

Pay raises are killing the economy

To the Editor, Now that all these miminum pay raises are coming into effect, I just look around and see all the prices going up from milk, bread to everything on the shelves. I ask, was it really worth the effort? No! Anytime any person gets a raise, it shows every place. Check out milk ...

Complexities of the swamp

To the Editor, What? The good guys are the bad guys? How can this be? In the USA good guys wear white hats and safeguard our rights. But what have we recently learned? Corrupt officials in the Obama Justice Department and the FBI conspired and then lied to the FISA court to obtain permission ...

The greats played in Steubenville

To the Editor, Duke Ellington played in Steubenville? Yes, he did. So I thought that since Black History Month started on Thursday, I would like to take a trip back to the jazz, swing and big band sound that was the Duke Ellington Orchestra. It was a Saturday, March 27, 1943, and there is ...

Trying to make some sense

To the Editor, The only way to make any sense in what's going on in the world is to deal with it in one paragraph thoughts, something like tweets. Surprise, surprise, Trump gave a great State of the Union address. But, oh, oh, here we go with the but. The American dream part was great. ...

Enough is enough

To the Editor, As time goes by in Trumpworld, it becomes increasingly difficult to pick a scandal to write about, since there are so many choices. I have decided to lightly cover just a few before getting to the biggest ones. I could have taken any number of them from the book "Fire and ...

Thrift, hard work and honesty

To the Editor, Thank you, Steve Kopa for the additional push to get this administration to address the garbage collectors' employment issue. Hopefully your carrot will be more effective than my stick! I tend to be critical of people I have supported and thought would be great leaders but turn ...

A new way to prevent shingles

To the Editor, Everyone has heard about shingles, but now there is new important information about the prevention of this disease. According to the CDC, about one in three people in the United States will develop shingles during their lifetime. Shingles is caused by herpes zoster ...

Grotesque has become sublime

To the Editor, Thirty-one years ago, Andres Serrano, an artist-photographer, urinated into a bottle. Then he immersed a crucifix in the brimming receptacle, and after taking care that none of the precious liquid overflowed the vessel, photographed his handiwork. Heralded by the liberal ...

Supporting our veterans

To the Editor, The auxiliary to the Panhandle Post 2716 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Weirton recently held an auction to support our veterans. In addition to the the vendors and members who worked so hard to make our event a success, we'd like to thank the following individuals and ...

Weirton is moving forward

To the Editor, Go, go Bubba! It's all over town. A lot of good things are happening in Weirton. Most seem to be with your choice of City Manager Travis Blosser. The big one is yet to come. Blosser is working on a grant to replace the much-needed Lee Avenue Bridge in case of an ...

Finding strength through compassion

To the Editor, Isolation and shutdown are so familiar to the addict and all too common with their support system. Many addicts may feel this more than others due to strictly the tough love approach. Whether it be they remain cold on the streets, inside of a dirty prison or worse, this one ...

Treatment questioned

To the Editor, Malcolm Gladwell claims there are no more than six degrees of separation among any individuals on earth. Pick any person, and one can trace a connection to that person through six distinct relationships — someone who knows someone, who knows someone, etc. For every member of ...

‘Global warming’ still a hoax

To the Editor, My favorite news stories feature hipster environmentalists trekking to the poles "to study the damage climate change has done to the ice cap," ending up trapped in ice that's not supposed to be there. We keep hearing about the ongoing dangers of "climate change," which was, of ...

Business needs help

To the Editor, I own and run a respectable business in downtown Weirton. I have a problem I need your help with. Weirton has a man running around at night, doing damage to businesses in the downtown Weirton area by throwing objects through our storefront windows on a regular basis. This ...