Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Today’s youth need to learn respect

To the Editor, This is in regards to vandalism at cemeteries. It's a disgrace that we can't rest in peace. We have had to struggle with our health throughout the years, and then to be able not to be at peace. That's the trouble in today's world. No one has respect for anyone else's ...

We’re facing grave consequences

To the Editor, Can it be? Is it possible America is home to God's chosen people in the 21st century trying to democratize the world in his image? But, because of our sins must we suffer by falling into Putin's grand plan and Trump's no plan that's going to make America's demise ...

The main question

To the Editor, On July 1, 2016, the Hancock County Commissioners allowed an existing contract with a nonprofit that had been operating the county animal shelter for over 20 years to expire. The commission assumed shelter operations promising to "run the shelter even better." Even though ...

Historic step for W.Va. education employees

To the Editor, Back in 1990, West Virginia made historic steps by participating in the first statewide teacher strike that lasted for 11 days. Here we are, 28 years later, and the state made history again by staging a work stoppage for all education employees. You read about school districts ...

Disappointed in our teachers, officials

To the Editor, I am very disappointed in the governor, House, Senate and board of education over the 5 percent pay raise for the teachers and others. I'll remember you all next election time. The teachers interrupted the children's education. They said they love the children. It just showed ...

Thank you Oak Glen students

To the Editor, I'm writing to congratulate and commend the team of student volunteers for the superb job they did at last weekend's Music and Art at Oak Glen festival. It was the fourth year for the festival, but first for me as a vendor, and I'm sure I'll be back next year. It's a great ...

Fox News and aliens

To the Editor, A confession. I watch Fox. But! Tucker Carlson, Monday, March 12, 2018, seriously discussing UFO's sighted in 2015. Strange objects seen by two pilots. What's happening at Fox News and how can the Murdoch family let the pundit Hannity with his deep state accusations go on, ...

Festival of Nations a special event

To the Editor, Is the weather getting you down? Are the children driving you crazy? Escape from your routine. Take a one-day trip to a foreign country. No need for a packed suitcase, passport or travel plans. Just drive or walk by following the flags posted along Weirton's Main Street to ...

Problems with parking

To the Editor, Recently, I went for a swim at the so-called community center and I could not even park anywhere close because of all the handicap parking and police cars everyplace. I sat in my car and watched as men and women came out, in far bettter shape than I am, carrying a large gym ...

Page family says thank you

To the Editor, The family of Jonah Page would like to thank the people of Brooke County, along with many businesses, for their support and compassion. The spaghetti dinner held at Beech Bottom Community Christian Church for Jonah was a tremendous success thanks to your generosity. God bless ...

To make a better wall

To the Editor, The current presidency has dominated headlines for almost a year. Even after all the scandals, tax plans, tweets and rocket men, there is one issue that has never left the national debate. I am talking about the proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Even after many months ...

Gun control needs addressed

To the Editor, Here we go again. Another school shooting. What's it going to take for this government to wake up? When it comes to gun control, it's always put on the back burner. Instead of concentrating on immigration, gun control should be first on the agenda. As far as I'm concerned, ...

Background checks remain big issue

To the Editor, Guns — what are we going to do about these guns today? To buy a gun, one must go to the seller, the easiest point to stop any illegal buyer. What is so difficult to understand about stricter background checks. To obtain a driver's license, a person must pass a written ...

It shouldn’t be about money

To the Editor, In my relatively long life, there are two things I have learned that are paramount. One, if what I am doing is motivated primarily by money, I will not be content for long. Two, when I begin to focus on what others have more or better than I, I shift the focus to the blessings ...

Degas is worth your time

To the Editor, Van Gogh, Monet and Degas are coming March 17 to the Frick Art and Historical Center, located at 7227 Reynolds St. in Pittsburgh. It is a collection of French art from the Mellon collection, on loan from the Virginia Museum of Arts. The historical arts center once was home to ...

Weirton road crews are commended

To the Editor, On Feb. 7, it took me 40 minutes to drive to work. It usually takes me about 18 to 20 minutes. This has nothing to do with the City of Weirton road crew. Weirton roads were passable. Not clear, but the lanes were mostly slushy. Weirton Heights hill was very clear and just wet. ...

It seems there are conflicts here

To the Editor, Schools in West Virginia are on strike are standing up against corruption in our state. Please see this link about Lissa Lucas being pulled of the legislative floor for calling out politicians who are being bought off by big oil and gas ...

Time to start over

To the Editor, It is absolutely unbelievable how our country is spinning out of control, and the path it's on, is one of self-destruction. I see what's going on in Washington and think our forefathers are rolling in their graves. Granted, they weren't perfect either, but at least they had ...