Letters to the Editor

Time for Hillary to stop whining

To the Editor, Hillary Clinton has been whining since election night two years ago that she was cheated when she lost to Donald Trump. She thrusts her arms in the air, and with her weeping supporters, still tries to convince the public to sympathize with her as she screeches ...

Too desperate, too stupid

To the Editor, Newly sworn-in Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (a Democrat, naturally) has publicly stated her intention to impeach President Trump, gleefully describing him in her speech by invoking a graphic sexual act involving mothers. Now, there’s a role model to which our ...

Rethink smoking regulations

To the Editor, The Health Department had installed a smoking ban in all of Hancock County. Much was said about how it hurt the income in the gambling establishments throughout the county. Brooke County had followed suit with this smoking ban as well. Smoking in restaurants has been abolished ...

A quick glance back

To the Editor, Here are the top 10 best-headlined letters submitted by this writer: No. 10: Omarosa will bring Trump down. No. 9: A clown show at the White House. No. 8: Cuckoos in the White House. No. 7: The world of Looney Tunes. No. 6: Border plan just plain evil. No. 5: Will ...

Salvation Army blessed by the community

To the Editor, The Weirton Salvation Army, serving Hancock and Brooke counties, had the wonderful opportunity and challenge to serve 571 families, which represents 1,038 Angels adopted through the Angel Tree. Along the way, throughout the holiday season, there were parties for children and ...

Thankful for the kindness of strangers

To the Editor, On December 28, I was stuck in my car. A lovely red-haired young lady stopped to help me and flagged down others. Another wonderful woman called her husband to come, and he and another kind gentleman pulled me out. By the time I was able to turn around and come back, they ...

Come see the Nativity

To the Editor, We would like to invite everyone to come to see the Weirton Nativity Display at the Weirton Community Center after dark. With the donation from the J.C. Williams Foundation, the figures have now been completely replaced and will be enjoyed by future generations. We were ...

In need of a new attitude

To the Editor, Years ago, when Pennsylvania Avenue was two lanes, I was driving my new Ford Van on it in Weirton Heights, when an ambulance came upon me. It was night. I slowed down and pulled over onto the berm. Bam! My right front tire ran into an abandoned, crumbling catch basin overgrown ...

Ruling could leave only one option

To the Editor, Christianity: It’s the time of the year to pay homage to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, for all Christians. The Lord’s miracles work in strange ways. A federal judge in Texas ruled Obama’s health care bill is unconstitutional. Nothing changes until the Supreme Court ...

Turning against the president

To the Editor, Let’s begin with an abbreviated history of the Trump presidency, such as it is, and then move along to current events and President Individual No. 1. Last year and early on this year, he separated children, some toddlers, from their mothers and fathers. And no, President ...

Big Three didn’t support us

To the Editor, I had to respond to Candace DeStefano’s letter about the auto industry (“Hold onto your pocketbook,” Dec. 2.) She seems to want to blame a president or political party. I worked for 42 years at the Weirton Steel Corp., and I remember a president and a political party say ...

Below bottom of the barrel

To the Editor, Finally, just when it looked like Republicans would control the House of Representatives for 40 years (much like the Democrats had) a blue wave came crashing down. How could everything go so wrong for the GOP? Well, for one thing, the drawing of lines for Congressional ...

United Way thanks supporters

To the Editor, Weirton United Way would like to thank our community for the fantastic support received for the Pink Flamingos fundraiser that was held from September 14, 2018 to November 29, 2018. Our committee had so much with this event and we hope you enjoyed it too! Forty-two businesses ...

We can’t keep denying

To the Editor, A key to success in life is to be “well liked” and all you need is “a smile and a shoe shine.” If you become popular and people like you, you’ll have it made. Willy Loman, “Death of a Salesman” Arthur Miller. Trump, the deal maker, has the smile and shoe ...

An old-fashioned Christmas

To the Editor, The retail store, for me, always has retained a special place in my heart during the Christmas holiday season. I began working as no more than a “Hawker in the Basket,” my first job for Nia and Andy Shutak, who owned the House of Fashion stores in Wellsburg and Follansbee. I ...

What is happening to us?

To the Editor, I recently heard on the news that the changes we see in our society, and in politics, is because educated white women are becoming more involved in politics and are becoming the leaders of companies, schools and all types or organizations. One reason for this is their children ...

Equal treatment is needed

To the Editor, Last year, the parents of a 17-year-old Wheeling girl discovered she was having an intimate relationship with a 42-year-old resource officer from her school. It appears the two were in love, whatever the depth of that concept means to a 17-year-old and a 42-year-old with two ...

Annual bazaar a success

To the Editor, There is a song, or a saying, that goes “If I gave a party and no one came.” That almost happened Nov. 24 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Weirton. We had our annual holiday bazaar and lunch. We offered a bake sale, varied soups and sandwiches that could be eaten in or ...

Impressed by business

To the Editor, I would like to tell you of a wonderful experience we had here at the Immaculate Conception Church in New Cumberland, W.Va. We had a dinner catered by Riverside Grill in New Cumberland, owned by Barry Rosen. Well, the food was awesome! The roast beef melted in my mouth and ...

Are salary increases warranted?

To the Editor, I’m kind of befuddled reading the explanation given for the recent raises that city council approved for the next administration. City Manager Joe DiBartolomeo said it was an initiative from him, but with what justification? He stated he compared the salaries of elected ...