Letters to the Editor

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 ...

The problem with cable television

To the Editor, A George Will column, "Steep cost of cheap speech." Forty-five words in the Constitution give one the privilege of freedom of speech to everyone, not to those groups that think they only have a right to it. How cable TV destroyed true journalism. Cable TV has created a ...

Family Connections appreciates support

To the Editor, The Family Connections Auxiliary Committee would like to thank everyone who participated and attended our Quarter Auction at the Follansbee Community House. Our entire organization appreciates the support from the community and the many individuals who have always given so ...

Stand for the pledge

To the Editor, I thought that this would be appropriate to post since we have somewhat no direction in this world of ours. I pledge allegiance to the flag, of the United States of America. And to the Republic, for which it stands. One Nation under God. Indivisible with liberty. And justice ...

Thankful for court project

To the Editor, We are thrilled to see the City beginning renovation work at Starvaggi Park on the tennis/basketball court complex. We are also pleased to see that the new lighting will be included in the renovation. The existing lighting had many issues and contrary to what some have said, it ...

Emergency personnel make Weirton better

To the Editor, On 9/11, cities from coast to coast celebrate Blue Mass to honor our law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel who do so much to serve and protect us. I would like to thank the Rev. Dennis Schuelkens, the Rev. Tony Thurston, the Rev. Mr. Vince ...

Acts of kindness still exist

To the Editor, I am writing this letter to the editor to recongize, praise and give thanks for the fitting and excellent memorial reception and picnic for John Kelly, manager of the Convenient Food Store on Pennsylvania Avenue in Weirton, who passed away unexpectedly few weeks ago. The ...

Memories of bread from the oven

To the Editor, The Oktoberfest is coming to Brooke Hills Park on Sept. 30, and those who can claim German heritage cannot help but be pleased. My great-grandfather, Wendel Traubert, came to the United States, first to Pittsburgh to learn English, and then to Wheeling, on the island, where we ...

Trump too close to Russia

To the Editor, President Donald Trump has a bad case of what I like to call "pooties-cooties." In fact, he is so heavily infested with them that henceforth I will refer to him as Trumpski. Let's ignore the fact that he's deeply indebted to Russian banks because of his multiple bankruptcies, ...

Gender questions all around us

To the Editor, If we're to believe the all-too-wide-open-minded, new liberal orthodoxy, there are just about any number of combinations to what was formerly known — and is still known to we logical, if quaint, hopelessly backward, non-brainwashed folk — as gender. In Ye Olden Tymes of, ...