Letters to the Editor

Trying to make some sense

To the Editor, The only way to make any sense in what's going on in the world is to deal with it in one paragraph thoughts, something like tweets. Surprise, surprise, Trump gave a great State of the Union address. But, oh, oh, here we go with the but. The American dream part was great. ...

Enough is enough

To the Editor, As time goes by in Trumpworld, it becomes increasingly difficult to pick a scandal to write about, since there are so many choices. I have decided to lightly cover just a few before getting to the biggest ones. I could have taken any number of them from the book "Fire and ...

Thrift, hard work and honesty

To the Editor, Thank you, Steve Kopa for the additional push to get this administration to address the garbage collectors' employment issue. Hopefully your carrot will be more effective than my stick! I tend to be critical of people I have supported and thought would be great leaders but turn ...

A new way to prevent shingles

To the Editor, Everyone has heard about shingles, but now there is new important information about the prevention of this disease. According to the CDC, about one in three people in the United States will develop shingles during their lifetime. Shingles is caused by herpes zoster ...

Grotesque has become sublime

To the Editor, Thirty-one years ago, Andres Serrano, an artist-photographer, urinated into a bottle. Then he immersed a crucifix in the brimming receptacle, and after taking care that none of the precious liquid overflowed the vessel, photographed his handiwork. Heralded by the liberal ...

Supporting our veterans

To the Editor, The auxiliary to the Panhandle Post 2716 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Weirton recently held an auction to support our veterans. In addition to the the vendors and members who worked so hard to make our event a success, we'd like to thank the following individuals and ...

Weirton is moving forward

To the Editor, Go, go Bubba! It's all over town. A lot of good things are happening in Weirton. Most seem to be with your choice of City Manager Travis Blosser. The big one is yet to come. Blosser is working on a grant to replace the much-needed Lee Avenue Bridge in case of an ...

Finding strength through compassion

To the Editor, Isolation and shutdown are so familiar to the addict and all too common with their support system. Many addicts may feel this more than others due to strictly the tough love approach. Whether it be they remain cold on the streets, inside of a dirty prison or worse, this one ...

Treatment questioned

To the Editor, Malcolm Gladwell claims there are no more than six degrees of separation among any individuals on earth. Pick any person, and one can trace a connection to that person through six distinct relationships — someone who knows someone, who knows someone, etc. For every member of ...

‘Global warming’ still a hoax

To the Editor, My favorite news stories feature hipster environmentalists trekking to the poles "to study the damage climate change has done to the ice cap," ending up trapped in ice that's not supposed to be there. We keep hearing about the ongoing dangers of "climate change," which was, of ...

Business needs help

To the Editor, I own and run a respectable business in downtown Weirton. I have a problem I need your help with. Weirton has a man running around at night, doing damage to businesses in the downtown Weirton area by throwing objects through our storefront windows on a regular basis. This ...

Just a few thoughts

To the Editor, Random thoughts, some controversial, some not: Doing the right thing means no matter how evil a person is, he or she should never defend the wrong thing that possessed them out of some sense of remorse for their misgivings. Civilization moves as a fast pace. History is dead ...

Excuse my first-world arrogance

To the Editor, I was recently involved in an online discussion which, as often happens, turned rather bitter, rather quickly. This man, who shall remain nameless, who made the original post, was from a "Third World" country, which shall remain nameless. His snarky, condescending ...

Thanks for help on contemporary trial

To the Editor, On a moonlit night in mid-October, 158 years ago, 21 men, under the command of John Brown, marched eight miles from a farm house in Maryland to the Virginia town of Harpers Ferry. Located at the confluence of the Shenendoah and Potomac Rivers, the town maintained a federal ...

Put trust in Jesus

To the Editor, Barbara Streisand's "The Way We Were," "Memories light the corner of my mind." Memorializing mothers, fathers that go through the trying times of raising children, death of a young one or a widow absent of one's partner, trying times when alone. Men, women in harms way in ...

No one looks out for customers

To the Editor, I live on Eldersville Road in Follansbee, where a few years ago sewers were installed. My sewer bills have gone up ever since — I also paid a security deposit of $95. I now pay $43.60 per month, and have no water and no trash pick-up. A recent article in the Herald-Star ...

Support your local garbage man

To the Editor, Over the last few years I have written letters to the editor expressing the plight of our garbage men. Nothing has changed except for a $2 an hour increase above minimum wage. So, they now make $20,000 a year full time, working the toughest job in the city, and the most ...

Thanks for help with veterans drive

To the Editor, On behalf of myself, the staff and Millsop Community Center, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the clothing drive for the veterans and their families. It was another successful drive. Even though it was for one week in October, we are keeping the drive open ...

Common sense solutions for Route 2

To the Editor, The realignment of West Virginia Route 2 through New Cumberland, in the opinion of anyone that understands all of the problems, and is not just concerned with eliminating the 90-degree turns, is a "no-brainer." Eliminating the turns is not the only issue! Having spent over ...

Kratom linked to deaths

To the Editor, The opioid epidemic is real and is at its worst in our own Tri-State Area backyard. It is worrisome that there is a product — not under FDA regulation — that claims to have substantial benefits and nevertheless demonstrates substantial risks. This is a plant commonly found ...