Letters to the Editor

The best man won

To the Editor, The best man won the race for U.S. Senate representing West Virginia — Joe Manchin. Goodness, decency and integrity won. Anger and lies of the opponent lost! I attended a rally that Manchin held in Weirton before the election. His approach was very positive and he even ...

Nationalism is on the rise

To the Editor, Nationalism: Oxford American Dictionary, an extreme form is marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries. Sen. Rubio, R-Fla., on Fox, and many others trying to defend Trump’s rhetoric on nationalism, giving his take on what nationalism means. There are many ...

Thanks for helping veterans

To the Editor, On behalf of Millsop Community Center, my staff and myself, I would like to thank all of the people who donated good clothing to the veterans and their families, and who made this drive another success. I’m grateful as a Vietnam veteran to be able to be in a position to help ...

Unethical, unscrupulous, oblivious

To the Editor, At this writing, I’m still waiting on the Democratic National Committee to make a statement condemning these painfully, glaringly obvious attempts at election fraud in Florida and Georgia. Mainly Florida. There was reportedly at least one precinct in Georgia where hundreds ...

Thanks for donation

To the Editor, On Nov. 10, the American Legion held a Veterans Day celebration at its home on Main Street. During the event they also dedicated a new flag pole to replace the one that was damaged during a wind storm. That flagpole was dedicated to Sgt. Joey Perito, who died in Vietnam in ...

Celebrating 100 years

To the Editor, Today, November 11, marks the end of World War 1. This date has been noted as an official United States public holiday, Veterans Day. November 11, 1918, also marks the date Poland was reborn. This was a dream of many generations of Poles around the world to become a ...

Having a face and a name

To the Editor, Thanks to the United States Economic Development Administration (USEDA), the City of Weirton and the BDC, continue to collect comments of appreciation and gratitude about what the USEDA has done for our community, by choosing our region for a Regional Economic Diversification ...

Placing the proper blame

To the Editor, This is in response to the recent letter by Paula Lucas. I am not going to contradict her frustration because I share it. Her frustration however is misdirected. In her editorial she was blaming the Hancock County Health Department for the exemptions to the smoking ban at ...

Time to get serious

To the Editor, All that can be said with the millions that have been spent on the mid-term campaigns. Thank God it’s over. Now, the fight for the 2020 president’s race begins. Democrats won the House majority. They control the purse strings. No cuts to S.S., Medicare or Medicaid and ...

A few travel tips

To the Editor, Okay, we all know that Halloween has come, and Thanksgiving/Christmastime is not too far behind. We tend to travel to visit family and friends, share stories, and have a big meal/snacks. Now, how about the plans to get there? Will it be by car or truck? Or is it by plane or ...

Men need respect, too

To the Editor, After years of hearing women crying wolf, I think it’s time the males of the world speak out. There does not seem to be a day that goes by when I go out in public where a man is not criticized or told straighten up and get with it. Take for example, I recently heard a young ...

Time to let school levy go

To the Editor, I'm writing about the excess levy which will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. I read an article in the Oct. 21 edition of The Weirton Daily Times that explained it in detail. ("Superintendent asks for support of Hancock County Schools levy.") The levy, as Timothy Woodward, ...

Voters should consider Swartzmiller’s resume

To the Editor, I believe running for office is nothing more than an extended job interview. A well written resume is important because prior experience is a strong predictor of future performance. That's why I'm encouraging voters in the 1st district to look heavily at Randy Swartzmiller's ...

Pat McGeehan: A man of uncommon courage

To the Editor, I was fortunate to serve in the state legislature with West Virginia's most principled legislator, District 1 Delegate Pat McGeehan. Although, I decided not to run again, I am so pleased that he chooses to stay and continue to fight for his district. Although Pat has ...

Support excess levy

To the Editor, When our confidence in our state and federal government gets shaken, we can still count on our little community to provide an amazing array of services to help us. I am always thankful I settled in Brooke County. The well-being of each citizen is nurtured by our Health ...

A reason to vote

To the Editor, Vote. The reason to use one of your constitutional rights. In this case, the right to vote and show your displeasure in the smoking ban reversal in Hancock County. No reason to mention names. Everyone knows the usual suspects. Just follow the bouncing ball to the tune of ...

An important election for Hancock County

To the Editor, This November 6th is one of the most important mid-term elections in recent memory. On a national and state level, the two parties have very differing viewpoints as to the best course of action. I believe in the conservative approach, which is pro-business, pro-growth, and low ...

Decision was wrong for Hancock County

To the Editor, Something sure smells fishy at the Health Department. The vote to reverse the Smoking Ban at Mountaineer Casino and surrounding cafe's was more covert than when the Navy Seals went in and got Bin Laden. I don't believe I seen anything in the newspapers, T.V. or on the news ...

Showing support for Ihlenfeld

To the Editor, Hancock County citizens, on several occasions Senator Ryan Ferns has stated that he won his election four years ago due to the margin of victory in Hancock County. This is true. He lost in Ohio County, his home county where he resides and the people know him best. The question ...

McGeehan has character

To the Editor, Pat McGeehan was my office mate during the four years that I represented the 47th district in the West Virginia House of Delegates. From the start, I observed, firsthand, Delegate McGeehan's work ethic — how doggedly he works for his constituency. Pat McGeehan reads, in ...