Letters to the Editor

Focus on the other issue

To the Editor, As you know, the special session is upon us concerning West Virginia education, ie. charter schools, teacher salaries and etc. I recently attended the Wheeling Park symposium and came away with the following impressions; 1.) teacher union leaders pretty much reside in a ...

No need for a new war

To the Editor, To please the president, or is it the president pleasing his National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to engage America into a war with Iran? It’s very traumatic to experience the death of a loved one, but even in war the trauma of killing and ...

We can prevent underage drinking

To the Editor, In 2017, over 7.4 million people ages 12 to 20 reported drinking alcohol in the past month. The consequences of underage drinking can be calamitous, contributing to the untimely, alcohol-related deaths of people under age 21 from homicides, suicides, car crashes, and drowning. ...

It’s time for us to wake up

To the Editor, I am a Democrat, but totally disgusted with my party. Here are some reasons why: We totally got beat in the presidential race. President Donald Trump won the race — period. The only thing that man is doing is to fill his promises that he won the election on. But our great ...

Buttigieg has earned respect

To the Editor, Physiognomy is the art of judging character from facial features. Everyone does it. Most of the time the gears remain in neutral, but oft-times when encountering a stranger, we size him up. Can I trust this person? Is his nose too long and his chin too weak? How about those ...

Only thinking makes it evil

To the Editor, This is in reference to Patrick Buchanan’s column “Mayor Pete and the crackup of Christianity.” The elite columnists like Buchanan, Cal Thomas and other holier-than-thous who exaggerate the 21st century morals vs. what they have been down throughout history are exactly ...

More spineless reactions

To the Editor, At this writing, the memory of the late, great Kate Smith, World War II-era songstress of note and beloved singer of “God Bless America,” is coming under intense fire for — wait for it — racist sentiments. (Cue scary organ music) In response, the typically cowardly, ...

No more taxes

To the Editor, Well, I see by the gas pumps at least .040 gas price hike and our roads are getting worse everyday. Big governmant sucking the private sector dry again. Look at the road area in front of the city building, discraceful, road should be one of the nicest roads to travel on and ...

Sacred Heart offers thanks

To the Editor, Words cannot express our gratitude to the people of Weirton and surrounding area for supporting our Lenten dinners. Your kindness and generosity have made it a great success. Sometimes, it’s hard to put into words how much I appreciate the support of my volunteers. They work ...

Ignore the political branding

To the Editor, There is one thing that Trump does know how to do, branding. Only one thing, but he does know how it’s done. I’m guessing that his political advisors have told him to brand Democratic candidates as socialists. It’s a dirty word on the right wing base, and among moderates ...

There is hope in Weirton

To the Editor, Weirton has hope. Weirton has been blessed with the Table of Hope outreach program. Table of Hope marks its seventh year serving the community with free meals Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5 to 6pm at the First United Methodist Church at 3301 West ...

Help prevent dog attacks

To the Editor, In April, the United States Postal Service annually promotes National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to take notice of this annual campaign to help the postal service eliminate dangerous and costly dog attacks. The efforts of pet owners are ...

Where are the volunteers?

To the Editor, I read the letter to the editor dated March 17 from Rod Summers. He was asking how would the city be able to fund five firefighters. I read the news article on Tuesday following the council meeting where firefighters showed up in force. I realize we need more firefighters, ...

Pedestrians need to stay on the sidewalks

To the Editor, I just don’t get it. Every day I see people walking down the middle of the streets, even with baby strollers. Are you people crazy? Roads were made for cars and now it’s a dare game. There are sidewalks on both sides of the streets and still people are walking down the ...

Just go and reform

To the Editor, Not guilty of Russian collusion in the 2016 election? Who’s kidding who? Like a dog slavering over a bone, political pundits, the media and many citizens at large eagerly awaited the outcome of the Mueller investigation. Many were convinced that justice would be served and ...

How bad is the president?

To the Editor, I’ll be borrowing a few categories from one of my old favorite’s today. Thanks, Keith Olberman. I’ll be leaving the questions about the Mueller Report alive until we actually get to see it, but I’ll just say that I don’t trust Attorney General Bill Barr as far as I ...

Unredacted report much needed

To the Editor, Ladies and gentlemen of America, who is going to be the 21st century hero for the people and save not only our democracy but America’s shining light image? Review 1971: The Pentagon Papers. Thousands of pages released by Daniel Ellsberg exposing the deception of our ...

Mirror the life of Christ

To the Editor, West Virginia’s Attorney General Patrick Morrisey set the bar at a new low last year in the debate challenging Manchin for his Senate seat. And when you think politics can’t sink much lower, Morrisey comes up with a “civil” suit mind you, not criminal, against the ...

Why Weirton?

To the Editor, I grew up about two hours east of Weirton, in Johnstown — also a city where King Steel (and coal) reigned for decades. I now live in Louisiana and will soon retire from a chemical plant. I want to move back to the northeast to be closer to the kids and grandkids — all of ...

Support workers’ health

To the Editor, I was shocked to hear that the Brooke County Board of Health is considering weakening our smoke-free air law. With this decision, our board members would put workers’ lives on the line. We already know there’s no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Now, people will ...