Letters to the Editor

Our president is delusional

To the Editor, The president is delusional, and his actions are bringing America to its knees. The world might not be laughing as much as it is worried about what is next from a mind that, as the saying went on the factory floor in every company in America when an employee showed erratic ...

West Virginia needs more anti-tobacco legislation

To the Editor, Research has proven that regularly increasing taxes on tobacco products helps decrease tobacco use. This helps society in the long run, as this prevents people from getting cancer and decreases healthcare costs. According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action ...

Help fight hunger

To the Editor, September is Hunger Action Month across the United States. In West Virginia, hunger is a serious issue for 267,000, or 1 in 6 West Virginians every day. Hunger isn't always something that can be identified at a glance. Sometimes it's the single parent skipping a meal so ...

Weirton has problems

To the Editor, The city has a $2.6 million surplus this year. One could claim they are doing a great job fiscally running the city with the implication the city is being run more efficiently. Maybe. But what is more likely is we are being overtaxed. For example, the city assesses each ...

Veterinarian helps in time of need

To the Editor, Recently, I was faced with a heart-wrenching decision concerning one of my pets, a 21-year-old cat named Barry. Throughout his life Barry was an active, friendly and loving cat, but then I had noticed a significant change in his behavior. He slowly had become extremely ...

Cuckoos in the White House

To the Editor, Just a little satire. Jack Nicholson starred in a movie, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," in 1975. The sequel is now being played in the White House, "Who is Flying Over the Cuckoos Nest in the White House." Casting director Robert Mueller. Those auditioning for roles ...

Learning more about faith

To the Editor, I read so much bad news in the newspaper and read so many negative Letters to the Editor, I thought everyone may enjoy some good news. St. Joseph the Worker Catholic School has a tremendous new concept. When Fr. Dennis Schuelkens became Pastor of St. Joseph the Worker ...

Thanks for support of corn festival

To the Editor, The members of Christ United Methodist Church would like to thank the residents of Weirton and the surrounding communities for their support of our 12th-annual Corn Festival on Aug. 12. We had a fantastic turnout. We had great weather, good food and entertainment and good ...

A good priest in St. Nazaire

To the Editor, I am writing about the article about plans for the city of Follansbee to fly flags and banners with photographs of local veterans and their branches of service. What a great idea. At a time when the Catholic church and some priests have fallen under a dark cloud, one priest ...

It’s not undeserved

To the Editor, We are inclined to judge the past by out cultural consciousness of the present. Good examples of this are the Hollywood #MeToo movement, current racial perceptions and the Catholic church sex abuse scandal. Recently the Pennsylvania Attorney General released a grand jury ...

25-Year Club picnic a success

To the Editor, The Weirton Steel 25-Year Club Committee would like to thank all of the sponsors and workers who helped to make this year's picnic possible. The picnic was held July 21 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds. It was very well attended, with about 450 co-workers and retirees. They ...

Productions lack subtlety

To the Editor, I am a lifelong Trekkie. Patrick Stewart is returning as Jean-Luc Picard in a new "Star Trek" series. Producers proudly assure viewers that the new show will address important and current issues such as, naturally, social justice and human rights concerns in the oppressively ...

Spring Fling a special event

To the Editor, Many years ago, the Kiwanas Club of Weirton started a great tradition. Members had an event for the special need clients from Hancock County. They had dinner for them and a disc jockey. They danced and had a great time. My wife, Aggie, took over as the chairperson and encouraged ...

Many questions surround Trump

To the Editor, I have some things on my mind regarding President Donald Trump that I want to talk about. On July 16, watching Trump on TV at a news conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Trump's comments were alarming: "I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and ...

Doing it his way

To the Editor, Trumpmania: From a "Dennis the Menace" cartoon by Hank Ketcham. Trump knows the alphabet, but does not know how to work it yet. Trump is like Putin. Back in the 50s, Russia had a team of scientists researching mind control. Trump is a product of their success. Putin ...

Defend behavior at your own peril

To the Editor, You can't tell the players without a scorecard. The scorecard for the Trump administration is essential and exhausting. It reads like a who's who in Russian politics, and Russian politics is steeped in oligarchs, former KGB agents and Russian mafia figures. You know that it ...

A sweet treat

To the Editor, Okay, I'm not a wizard in the kitchen. But my wife and her nurse friends think so. There was to be a little get together of nurses who just retired, or went on to other jobs. My wife, Jeanie, wanted to take something to the party. I told her that I had an idea that might work. ...

All Saints offers thanks

To the Editor, The congregation of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church of Weirton extends sincerest thanks and deep appreciation to its patrons from Weirton and surrounding communities in the Tri-State for making the 31st Weirton Greek Festival 2018 a resounding success exceeding our ...

Get some experienced help

To the Editor, When I saw this feature on the Today Show recently, I thought "Why didn't we think of that?" What I am alluding to is some cities are faced with the same dilemma we have: public swimming pools having to close before the Labor Day Weekend due to certified lifeguards and some ...

The left is fighting back

To the Editor, I am past the age of conscience and righteous rage, to borrow a line from Prelude/Angry Young Man, the 1976 Billy Joel song. Something happened recently to change all that. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary in what has been described as the biggest upset in ...