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Letters to the Editor

Keep your hands off

To the Editor, I am writing this about people who go around stealing stuff off of people’s porches. It’s a shame you can’t beautify your home without someone destroying it, and, best of all, you have no trespassing signs up, which are ignored. They either can’t read or just plain ...

Listen to our youth

To the Editor, The callousness of two adult journalists, Rich Lowry “Don’t listen to Greta Thunberg,” and Cal Thomas, “Knowing it all at age 16.” Lowry, “with very rare exceptions, kids have nothing interesting to say to us.” Thomas, “As their adolescent brains continue to ...

Does Weirton care?

To the Editor, Recently I was told people in Weirton don’t care about issues like the proposed water and sewage expansion anymore than they cared to make the effort to vote in the last municipal election. I care and I believe there are still enough of us who care and will make the effort to ...

Weirton Moose appreciates support

To the Editor, On behalf of Weirton Moose Lodge 688, I wish to sincerely thank the first responders of the Upper Ohio Valley for their overwhelming support of our recent gun bash event held Sept. 28. While a large turnout was present from the general public, those who serve us 24 hours a ...

Condition of roads is disgusting

To the Editor, Much has been said and written concerning the disgusting road conditions in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. All of these efforts have been futile. I expect bringing up the problem again will have no effect. As a lifelong resident of West Virginia, I can say the ...

A perspective on climate change

To the Editor, An ignorant man’s perspective on climate change. I have traveled much of this world, the vast majority of it is uninhabited by humans. The industrialized portions are far and few between compared to the vastness of our planet. Having worked in industry and having seen the ...

Just a few thoughts

To the Editor, Random thoughts, some serious, some not: Mother Earth is like the universe hitting a trillion-to-one Powerball jackpot. Billions of stars and millions of planets and Earth is the one with life as we know it. At the end of life at any age, do not worry about the after-death. ...

Stick to limited government

To the Editor, Mayor Miller did not run on a platform to increase Weirton’s tax revenues. In fact, he promised the first time, if elected, he would eliminate the B&O tax when the sales tax took effect. Obviously, that didn’t happen. Conservatives say limited government is best ...

Appreciate the difference makers

To the Editor, As Pat Ford and Alecia Ford ready themselves for new adventures in Kentucky, I want to thank them both for making a huge difference in Weirton. They say that behind every great man there is a great woman… I’d like to think that Pat and Alecia are great side-by-side. He ...

Never forget

To the Editor, As I headed to work the other morning, a thought crossed my mind. 9/11. What started out as a normal day for myself, and others, would change dramatically. I thought back about 18 years ago when I was a security guard at a power plant in Beaver County, Pa. We had three shifts ...

Don’t want to be ‘woke’

To the Editor, If you don’t know what “woke” means, listen up: The online Urban Dictionary defines “woke” as an adjective, meaning “alert (or sensitive) to social issues and injustices. Especially racism (and sexism and/or homophobia.)” It’s been revealed that in the upcoming ...

Commission has low expectations

To the Editor, June 30th marked the end of the third year of the Hancock County Commission’s operation of the county animal shelter. The Commission promised to operate the shelter “better” than the previous shelter operator, a nonprofit which had operated the shelter for over 20 years. ...

Politicians are being watched

To the Editor, I’m writing this letter about the red flag law. This is nothing more than a back door to gun confiscation and a way to go around the Second Amendment. I have heard nothing on how the politicians plan to stop the criminals who are committing the crimes. My wife and I are ...

Thanks for a job well done

To the Editor, I want to thank all of those responsible for the recent repaving of the McKim Ridge Road – especially the taxpayers who paid for the work. There are numerous parties for which to give thanks in addition to the taxpayers, but none more important. The decision makers are to ...

Trump not a friend of democracy

To the Editor, If democracy ever needed a friend, it certainly is not President Trump. Lowering taxes, enacting tariffs and deregulating many safety measures designed to protect our health. Now we listen to a non-alcoholic president who should have a nip once in a while to chill out and ...

Speak out on utility expansion

To the Editor, “Build it and they will come,” was a feel good Hollywood fantasy, not reality. Yet, that is the rationale before Weirton council to expand our water and sewage treatment facilities. Presently, we utilize three-fourths of our water and sewage capacity which means we have 25 ...

Celebrating summer events

To the Editor, The summer concerts at the Berkman Amphitheater have ended and the high school football season has begun so we can say that summer 2019 is in the books. For those of us at Historic Fort Steuben and the Steubenville Visitor Center, it has been a season to remember, both for the ...

Stop fighting amongst yourselves

To the Editor, I’m so sick and tired of hearing about this immigration. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not a cruel person or even a Republican, but just look at how many are trying to get in. Where would they put all of them. We have people in the United States who was born and raised ...

A frenzy over failure

To the Editor, The current frenzy among members of the press, congressmen and other progressives to enact legislation for more gun control will result in hundreds of more pages of regulations which purport to prevent multiple slayings such have occurred recently. Their efforts will only end in ...

Letters can be very strange

To the Editor, This is the first time that I have made a response to a letter to the editor. This is referring to Rob Denham’s letter “Pathetically desperate” that appeared in the Aug. 18 edition. Over time, Denham has been severe in his attacks on Democrats in letters to the ...