Letters to the Editor

Thanks for support of corn festival

To the Editor, The members of Christ United Methodist Church would like to thank the residents of Weirton and the surrounding communities for their support of our 12th-annual Corn Festival on Aug. 12. We had a fantastic turnout. We had great weather, good food and entertainment and good ...

A good priest in St. Nazaire

To the Editor, I am writing about the article about plans for the city of Follansbee to fly flags and banners with photographs of local veterans and their branches of service. What a great idea. At a time when the Catholic church and some priests have fallen under a dark cloud, one priest ...

It’s not undeserved

To the Editor, We are inclined to judge the past by out cultural consciousness of the present. Good examples of this are the Hollywood #MeToo movement, current racial perceptions and the Catholic church sex abuse scandal. Recently the Pennsylvania Attorney General released a grand jury ...

25-Year Club picnic a success

To the Editor, The Weirton Steel 25-Year Club Committee would like to thank all of the sponsors and workers who helped to make this year's picnic possible. The picnic was held July 21 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds. It was very well attended, with about 450 co-workers and retirees. They ...

Productions lack subtlety

To the Editor, I am a lifelong Trekkie. Patrick Stewart is returning as Jean-Luc Picard in a new "Star Trek" series. Producers proudly assure viewers that the new show will address important and current issues such as, naturally, social justice and human rights concerns in the oppressively ...

Spring Fling a special event

To the Editor, Many years ago, the Kiwanas Club of Weirton started a great tradition. Members had an event for the special need clients from Hancock County. They had dinner for them and a disc jockey. They danced and had a great time. My wife, Aggie, took over as the chairperson and encouraged ...

Many questions surround Trump

To the Editor, I have some things on my mind regarding President Donald Trump that I want to talk about. On July 16, watching Trump on TV at a news conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Trump's comments were alarming: "I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and ...

Doing it his way

To the Editor, Trumpmania: From a "Dennis the Menace" cartoon by Hank Ketcham. Trump knows the alphabet, but does not know how to work it yet. Trump is like Putin. Back in the 50s, Russia had a team of scientists researching mind control. Trump is a product of their success. Putin ...

Defend behavior at your own peril

To the Editor, You can't tell the players without a scorecard. The scorecard for the Trump administration is essential and exhausting. It reads like a who's who in Russian politics, and Russian politics is steeped in oligarchs, former KGB agents and Russian mafia figures. You know that it ...

A sweet treat

To the Editor, Okay, I'm not a wizard in the kitchen. But my wife and her nurse friends think so. There was to be a little get together of nurses who just retired, or went on to other jobs. My wife, Jeanie, wanted to take something to the party. I told her that I had an idea that might work. ...

All Saints offers thanks

To the Editor, The congregation of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church of Weirton extends sincerest thanks and deep appreciation to its patrons from Weirton and surrounding communities in the Tri-State for making the 31st Weirton Greek Festival 2018 a resounding success exceeding our ...

Get some experienced help

To the Editor, When I saw this feature on the Today Show recently, I thought "Why didn't we think of that?" What I am alluding to is some cities are faced with the same dilemma we have: public swimming pools having to close before the Labor Day Weekend due to certified lifeguards and some ...

The left is fighting back

To the Editor, I am past the age of conscience and righteous rage, to borrow a line from Prelude/Angry Young Man, the 1976 Billy Joel song. Something happened recently to change all that. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary in what has been described as the biggest upset in ...

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 ...