Letters to the Editor

Do we need a healthy debate?

To the Editor, Would it hurt to make debate class mandatory in schools? Would it cost so much? Would the students learn how to settle differences, respect others opinions, refuse to resort to bullying? Would they carry these skills into adulthood and teach them to their children? Linda ...

History honored at Paris Cemetery

To the Editor, History is being honored in what nearly became a forgotten and neglected cemetery in the small village of Paris, Hanover Township, Washington County, Pa. The original burial grounds that began in 1807, was later granted a charter in 1881 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ...

May is Healthy Vision Month

To the Editor, One of the major focuses of Lions Clubs International — the largest humanitarian organization in the world — is vision. In 1921, Helen Keller charged the members of Lions Clubs to become "Knights of the Blind." After that, vision has been a major project for Lions all over ...

Thanks to the 3,181

To the Editor, I am writing to thank all voters who cast ballots in the May 8 primary. A special thanks goes to the 3,181 people who cast ballots for me for West Virginia State Democratic Committee. I am very much a tire, battery and windshield wiper-blade public servant — the things ...

Collect your money now

To the Editor, We have all seen the ads. Work until you're 70. Remember the governmant wants you to die so all the money is theirs. If you're at least 63 or older, do the math. It's very simple. Right now I am 65 1/2 and if I take my Social Security right now I lose roughly $70 a month, ...

Looking to the future

To the Editor, This past month I attended the Marcellus to Manufacturing Meeting in Morgantown. This meeting has been held for the past seven years and has laid the road map for use of the abundant resources (Natural Gas and natural gas liquids) present in our area. The meeting was noteworthy ...

Let your thoughts be heard

To the Editor, It seems that our petition of 1,288 signatures did not satisfy the City Council members at the May Weirton City Council meeting...to enable the back-of-the-truck sanitation/recycle workers be granted full time status (even though they work 40 hours per week)...with all the ...

Keep the tweets coming

To the Editor, Tweets or twaddle, which do you prefer? Donald Trump tweets, some of his predecessors twaddled. Many, however, have mistaken twaddle for profound speech, especially coming from a holder of the Oval Office. Many offenders come to mind, but for the sake of brevity, it's not ...

How much can we do?

To the Editor, Before the "nice, nice" started coming from Kim Jong Un, he had taken a train ride over to China. Did China's Xi Jin Ping hypnotize Kim Jong Un or feed him a bunch of smart pills? He returns preaching a format for one Korea. Finally, a peace treaty between North and South. Un ...

Sanitation benefits wouldn’t benefit all

To the Editor, A fellow Weirton resident thinks she is being a good Samaritan by setting out to provide a few sanitation workers with a raise. She may not realize she is actually wiping out a Social Security raise recently received by thousands of Weirton senior citizens. It took three years ...

Don’t forget to wear a poppy

To the Editor, Memorial Day is an upcoming federal holiday in the United States for remembering and honoring all Americans who died while serving this country in the military, those who gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting the freedom we so often take for granted. The holiday is observed on ...

Experience a must for school board

To the Editor, Regarding the upcoming Board of Education election: It is very gratifying to see so many residents have filed for election. Having a good board working with the Superintendent to build our local education system into one with high standards is essential. No matter our age or ...

Make sure you vote

To the Editor, Regarding Republicans who are running for U.S. Senate to represent West Virginia, Don Blankenship has been airing nasty ads against current Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin since, I believe it was, last summer. He aligns himself totally with President Donald Trump. Trump has a nasty ...

Support library levy

To the Editor, The Hancock County Library Levy is on the ballot this May 8. We ask our readers, lovers of books, and our Hancock County library users for support of the Hancock Library Levy. Our voters are needed to pass the Library Levy and to continue to provide the current $200,000 ...

Vote for Shaw

To the Editor, Mr. Larry Shaw, former Oak glen teacher and wrestling coach, is seeking election to the Hancock County School Board. In his 31-year tenure, Coach Shaw received so many honors and awards they are too numerous to list! So I'll only mention the most astonishing: 13 consecutive ...

A few random thoughts

To the Editor, Murderers, if raised in a violent environment, it pushes them over the edge to commit the act of murder with no reason and no remorse. I think there is something to be said about beautiful women and handsome men. If the first word out of their mouth is "da" it don't ...

Waiting on a return call

To the Editor, As this is an election year, we will be asked by the candidates to vote for them. I believe one of the first responsibilities of an elected official is to respond to the calls or letters of their constituents. I have phones Senator Ryan Ferns' offices a minimum of nine times ...

A few tidbits about Fox

To the Editor, Fox News tidbits. Peter Finch's Academy Award for best actor portraying a "crazed" television anchorman Howard Beale in the film "Network," to boost ratings announced he would commit suicide on his next show. "I am mad as hell, and I'm not going to take life's (expletive) ...

Support appreciated

To the Editor, On behalf of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society I would like to thank our entire Weirton area community for their continuous support of our annual Greek Easter Bake Sale which was held March 29. We baked 750 sweet breads and 777 dozen koulourakia (twist ...

VFW Auxiliary offers thanks

To the Editor, The Auxiliary to the Panhandle Post 2716 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars held a fundraising auction to support our local veterans. We had amazing support from the businesses in Weirton! In addition to our vendors and members who worked so hard, we'd like to thank WTOV-9 and ...