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Letters to the Editor

Nineteen years later

To the Editor, Shanksville Pennsylvania. A quiet town nestled in Somerset County. Shanksville. A town of about 500 people who work at their local areas of employment,and enjoy each others company. Shanksville. Surrounded by farms and neighboring communities. Quiet. Peaceful. Relaxing. ...

Some thoughts about the world

To the Editor, A few random observations: There is something eerie going on in the world. Strange and frightening things are happening on Donald Trump’s watch. What’s the game scientists are playing? With no vaccine for SARS-related influenza, which causes viral respiratory illness, ...

Zatezalo the right person for the job

To the Editor, West Virginia has a gas reservoir underneath our state worth a small fortune. We need to exploit this natural resource as a matter of priority to improve the lives of all of our citizens. Mark Zatezalo is the man with the background ideally suited to help lead this effort. He ...

Reasons to vote for Biden

To the Editor, Major events have perhaps turned the tide for Joe Biden. What would his chance of winning in November be were it not for the China virus and the “peaceful demonstrations” on behalf of Black Lives Matter, initiated by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a policeman in ...

Government by the people, not the money

To the Editor, Do you think we could elect better representatives if money were not a factor in determining the winner? If so, then it’s time to make a change in the way we vote by researching the performance of incumbents, the platforms of new candidates, and the data available through the ...

Our city has lost its vision

To the Editor, It saddens me that our Weirton officials have lost their vision of what the city looked like a few years ago. Starting from downtown at the auto body shop, up to Three Springs Drive, the weeds are now higher than the guardrails, and vines are overgrowing the power lines to the ...

Regulation is necessary

To the Editor, It is time for Americans to realize the day of reckoning is coming for our very soul, as a shining light on the hill for the rest of the world to follow. No American citizen should fall for the president’s tricks. The first reign as president, or want-to-be king, has been ...

Million-dollar mistake

To the Editor, In 2016, the Hancock County Commission offered a nonprofit that had operated their county animal shelter $88,000 from the county’s “general account” to operate the shelter for fiscal year 2017. Combined with the $100,000 annual Animal Shelter Excess Levy, the nonprofit ...

Voting is the solution

To the Editor, Donald J. Trump’s presidency has been worse than watching a horror movie. Presidents speak when they have something to say. Trump speaks when he has nonsense to say, saying it with a serious face, his jibber-jabber is filled with intense feelings of fear, shock and ...

Character in short supply

o the Editor, Mr. Steve Psaros recently appeared before city council to air his views and gather information on the proposed water/sewer expansion project. He felt he got short shrift. Welcome to the club Mr. Psaros! From day one, this proposed expansion has been shrouded in a aura of secrecy ...

Thanks for supporting event

To the Editor, This letter is not to complain or to criticize what is happening in the world today. It is a letter to say thank you. The Peach Festival Committee of St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Three Springs Drive in Weirton is sending out a great big thank you to the residents of Weirton ...

Is this a wake-up call?

o the Editor, Coronavirus: The down side, the new normal, social distancing and wearing a mask. To see a beautiful woman and not dream of getting a hug is shockingly unfair. Generation Z’s dream of the future, big bucks in everybody’s pockets knocked out by COVID-19. Seven billion ...

People always make the difference

To the Editor, Having recently retired from ministry here in the Ohio Valley, it occurred to me that a thank-you was in order. Twenty-eight years ago, going on 29 now, our family relocated from the East Fairfield where we had spent most of our lives and were quite at home. What we ...

Trumpitis a bad ailment

To the Editor, A quote from comedian George Carlin. God: “I am convinced he is a he, because no woman could or would ever screw things up this badly.” President Donald J. Trump is living proof there is a disease in the world worse than COVID-19, and it is called Trumpitis. Mary Trump, ...

Looking for answers

To the Editor, After attending the council meeting on Monday 7-13-20 I am disappointed on how I was treated as a 80-year resident of the city of Weirton. There were questions I had intended to ask under Citizens Remarks and was told by the city manager that questions and answers could not be ...

A lasting impression

To the Editor, There are times in our life that we run into folks that influence us. Doctors, nurses, lawyers, emergency workers, warehouse workers, industry folk...and all other work aspects that as children, or when we grow older, influence us to choose what we want to make out of our ...

Consider whole of Byrd’s work

To the Editor, As it has been announced recently that Bethany College, an excellent institution of higher learning, has decided to remove the name of former West Virginia U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd (1917-2010) from its student health care building, which had been named in his honor, as result of ...

What are we sacrificing?

To the Editor, I am writing this letter as a spectator predicting the future. There isn’t a single word, or many words, that can explain or solve what is happening in America or the world. The COVID-19 spread to every nation in a matter of days. COVID-19 should be a wake-up call for what ...

Pittsburgh influence?

To the Editor, Does this appear in the Pittsburgh media? “This” being the national piece on one of the most disorganized cities in the country. I know this is a one-party town so why not elect competent Democrat leaders? From the disastrous economic policy of the civic arena decision ...

Take care of your properties

To the Editor, This is about people who don’t take care of their property. If you can’t take care of it, you shouldn’t have it. It’s a shame neighbors have to endure your ability to not keep up your property, and they surely know their property needs taken care of. And there are ...