Letters to the Editor

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, ...

Project well done

To the Editor, We compliment the City of Weirton and James White Construction Co. for the handling of the Marland Heights Road waterline replacement and repaving projects. The projects were handled neatly, orderly and totally professional by all parties. Traffic was maintained with minimal ...

Parents need to be firm

To the Editor, Have you ever had a repast at a fine restaurant ruined because of a child carrying on incessantly — shrieking, bawling and yelling without restraint? Just as you are poised to savor a delectable morsel your ears are pierced by another upsetting shriek. You look about for ...

Thoughts on our world

To the Editor, Some random thoughts: • Mother Nature's answer to climate change deniers — Harvey hits Texas and Irma hits Florida, displacing millions and costing billions. Enough said. • The necessity of micromanagement of America's wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and others in accordance ...

Thanks to first responders

To the Editor, The Paris Presbyterian Church held a community day to honor the first responders from the Burgettstown area, McDonald, Oakland, New Cumberland and Weirton area fire and police departments. We'd like to thank the following businesses that made contributions to this day. From ...

Unions can help take America back

To the Editor, Let's talk here about something no one wants to talk about, and how they got lost in society. "Unions." Lost wages in the middle class due to their demise. The rich entrepreneur likes to puff his chest and brag "I don't belong to a union," not admitting that in any ...

Who has the responsibility?

To the Editor, Who owns the responsibility and accountability for actions by the city of Weirton? A recent Letter to the Editor outlined a series of eroding conditions within our city and with our roads in particular. Let me add a few points. Weirton has been deteriorating for a long time ...

A pathetic presidency

To the Editor, In my last letter I described our current presidency in one word, Wow! To describe it in one word again I come up with, Pathetic! While I was laying in a hospital bed these past 10 days and viewing a TV monitor with repeated words and scenes of today's events I can't help to ...

Pay plan is outrageous

To the Editor, Am I seeing things, or did I just read where police officers working or not will get paid holiday pay for 13 holidays? This has got to be, by far, the biggest joke on the citizens of Weirton! I've worked for a steel company for the last 13 years, and I cannot get even a ...

Trying to set the record straight

To the Editor, Although correcting tea-leaf writers could be a full-time occupation, I'm going to try and not waste too many words trying to educate them. They never seem to learn anything. The first suggests that socialism is the root of all evil. Aside from not seeming to understand the ...

Entitlements come first

To the Editor, Let's set the redistribution of wealth — Fox News and Sean Hannity like to spin with your dollar. That's the government's job, to redistribute tax dollars. But the Hannities of the world want to make it personal, moaning that the government is "taking my money and giving it ...

Remembering The Greek

To the Editor, Sept. 9 marks what would be the 99th birthday of Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, who was taken from us at the young age of 77 on April 1, 1996. The Greek was a big part of my life growing up here in the Ohio Valley. As a CBS Sports commentator, he ranked right next to Howard Cosell as ...