Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Tourism is big business

To the Editor, The tourism industry is big business in West Virginia employing nearly 45,000 people and generating $4.14 billion in direct-travel spending. But not only is it big business statewide, it also greatly impacts Brooke and Hancock counties. Brooke County benefits with 170 jobs ...

The shooter’s responsible

To the Editor, And so, yet another nutcase with a gun shoots up a school, killing 17 and injuring 14 innocent people. Why, we ask. Why does this happen? Who can truthfully know? Is there some common factor linking the phenomenon known as the mass shooter? Something that can be identified, ...

A clown show at the White House

To the Editor, A nutshell presentation for Trump's presidency. Russian collusion into our election. Did he obstruct justice in firing Jame Comey and others? Any truth to Christopher Steele's dirty dossier on Trump? I am sure there are K.G.B. agents and C.I.A. agents who have met in the ...

Administrators first at the trough

To the Editor, In the movie of a true story, "We Were Soldiers," the battalion commander, played by Mel Gibson, tells his men, just before they depart for battle, he will be the first one off the chopper and the last one on after the battle. He also insisted every enlisted man be fed before he ...

Pay raises are killing the economy

To the Editor, Now that all these miminum pay raises are coming into effect, I just look around and see all the prices going up from milk, bread to everything on the shelves. I ask, was it really worth the effort? No! Anytime any person gets a raise, it shows every place. Check out milk ...

Complexities of the swamp

To the Editor, What? The good guys are the bad guys? How can this be? In the USA good guys wear white hats and safeguard our rights. But what have we recently learned? Corrupt officials in the Obama Justice Department and the FBI conspired and then lied to the FISA court to obtain permission ...

The greats played in Steubenville

To the Editor, Duke Ellington played in Steubenville? Yes, he did. So I thought that since Black History Month started on Thursday, I would like to take a trip back to the jazz, swing and big band sound that was the Duke Ellington Orchestra. It was a Saturday, March 27, 1943, and there is ...