Letters to the Editor

No doubt left

To the Editor, Welcome to Trump's world of "Looney Tunes." Let's make America great again by building politically financial, racial and foreign policy walls and "kooky" tweets like, I think I can get along with Kim Jong Un and I would like to be friends with Putin. Why not? It was history ...

People are playing a dangerous game

To the Editor, Let me begin by stating that Donald Trump was not my original choice during the 2016 presidential contest. However, he managed to defeat Dr. Carson and to win that election, but before he could be sworn in, "the resistance" began. This is supported by democrats like Chuck ...

Established law can be changed

To the Editor, The new catchphrase by Republican Senator Snow to protect abortion civil rights for women in the United States is "it is established law." The logic of that rationale is — once a law is enacted, it should not be changed. That is ludicrous because it condemns us to live in ...

Emergency road needed

To the Editor, Once again, the residents of Marland Heights had their one access road closed. This was much more than a minor inconvenience as some would report. It took my son-in-law from 7:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to get up the hill. He was returning home from a gym and then had to shower, ...

Roads need help

To the Editor, Del. Pat McGeehan, Del. Mark Zatezalo, Sen. Ryan Weld and Sen. Ryan Ferns. Help! Having traveled the full length of W.Va. Route 2, clearly, the worst cared for, by far, is the less than 5 miles through Newell and New Cumberland. It's the same story we who live here have ...

Voter ruling a first step

To the Editor, The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing Ohio to curtail its voter rolls is a step in the right direction. The gist of this decision is that those who've moved from one address to another without verification or have not voted in three two-year election cycles will have ...

Show compassion for your pets

To the Editor, With the Fourth of July just a few days away, Phantom Fireworks would like to remind our friends and customers that some pets adversely react to the lights and noise of fireworks. With a little extra effort, our pets can be spared the trauma they sometimes experience from ...

Upsetting the apple cart

To the Editor, I wasn't a gung-ho Trumper. He wasn't my first choice, or my second or third. I held my nose and voted for him, though, and I have to say that I haven't been sorry. He's done much better than I'd expected, and in many ways, he's earned my respect. Many of President Trump's ...

United Way appreciative of support

To the Editor, On Monday, June 11, 2018 the Weirton United Way held its annual Charity Golf Classic at Williams Golf and Country Club. This year marked the 37th year for the tournament, a milestone we are proud to acknowledge! Thank you to those who served on the golf committee and the many ...

Border plan just plain evil

To the Editor, Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. Humpty Dumpty wants to build a great wall, which will bring America to its knees with the failure to please the allies we joined with to defeat the dictators of the 20th century world, not to end up appeasing the ...

Tired of waiting for paving

To the Editor, We have waited long enough! It's time to repave Brightway and Barone Drive on Marland Heights. No hot patching. No easy fixes. These two roads need repaved the right way. Residents of Marland Heights deserve better than this mess. Let's get the roads repaved and stop ...

Fundraiser was a success

To the Editor, The Kendall Marie Dunbar fundraiser, sponsored by Randy Elliott and American Legion Squadron 121, was an awesome benefit witnessed by all who attended on June 7. The event was made possible by several individuals and organizations who volunteered their time, talents, donations ...

Re-enactment of trial a success

To the Editor, A contemporary jury observed the re-enactment of the historic trial of John Brown at Wheeling's Independence Hall's 1859 court room in May. Unlike the original trial (held in 1859) this jury, which included females, found Brown innocent of murder. The charges of treason and ...

Questions about comments

To the Editor, Logically, it should be easy to win an argument in which writers like Barry Bardone and Rob Denham are allowed to present both sides. The trick is to not get called out as doing that. Well, here it is, I'm calling bullcrap. Here they are: "And professed their loyalty to ...

It’s time for a seed bank

To the Editor, There was an interesting story recently from The Associated Press, "Social Security, Medicare stir new worries." The cutbacks that will come in the years of the middle of the 21st century have me pointing back to my June 23, 2016, pitch for victory gardens. This is a course of ...

Second Amendment rally planned

To the Editor, "Government goes to those who show up."— Unknown There is an upcoming event in Weirton for supporters of the Second Amendment. All are welcome. Our rights as law-abiding American citizens are being challenged. The time has come to push back, and to begin truly supporting ...

Keep the expletives away

To the Editor, It's not fake news, it's freedom of hte presses anything goes news. Adults pay to see comedians, knowing every other word is going to be an expletive of some kind from personal hygiene to racism. Samantha Bee's use of an expletive was used by every respected columnist in ...

Colliers really supported school

To the Editor, As the school year has come to an end and Colliers Primary School's doors have closed for the final time, I would like to thank the Colliers community for its support of our school. The Colliers community has always believed in and lived by the motto, "It takes a village to ...

Life lessons learned

To the Editor, Last Tuesday, Mr. Mel Coleman was a guest speaker at the Mary H. Weir Library. He spoke of four topics. The four "Rs", as he called it, referred to some basics of everyday living in our complex world. Mr. Coleman started out with rules. You need these to follow everyday life. ...

Keep the hope going

To the Editor, In April 2018, the Table of Hope achieved a milestone of serving the community for over six years. Table of Hope is located in downtown Weirton at the First United Methodist Church on West Street. With this accomplishment there were over 37,000 meals served to many hungry ...