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Letters to the Editor

Gittings right choice for sheriff

To the Editor, During the past year in which I’ve come to know Scott Gittings, I’ve recognized merits in Scott befitting a man seeking the office of sheriff of Hancock County. As such, Gittings is a quiet, unassuming devoted family man with superb qualities needed of a sheriff. A large man ...

Editor’s Note

(Editor’s note: May 31 will be the final date letters will appear concerning any of the races in West Virginia’s June 9 primary elections. In order to be published, letters must be received no later than noon, May 28)

Postponed event stills helps TEAR Fund

To the Editor, The 10th-annual Campbell-Dickinson 5K, the Noah Long Kid’s 1K and the St. Baldrick’s Shave Off scheduled for March 21 were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The events will be rescheduled in August or September. The Campbell-Dickinson 5K Committee would like to thank ...

COVID-19 prayers needed

To the Editor, I believe in science. The health and safety guidelines established by the doctors advising President Trump recommended good practices to thwart the spread of the coronavirus. In our area, we are lucky to have minimal cases of COVID-19. I greatly appreciate local businesses ...

Thoughts about COVID-19

To the Editor, In the 1973 movie “Papillon, a true story that starred Steve McQueen, convict Henri Chamere — Papillon — on one of his many escapes from prison stumbles upon a leper colony. One leper offers Papillon a puff on his cigar. Papillon accepts, and the leper asks, “Did you ...

Trump immoral and idiotic

To the Editor, And here we go, since President Donald Trump is so fond of giving nicknames I intend to write this letter using various nicknames for him. Throughout “Dumb Corleone’s” campaign and three years into his term, he has proven himself to be immoral and idiotic. Here, for ...

Let’s shine for our seniors

To the Editor, To the Weir High School Class of 2020 and especially our senior athletes: As we left school over a month ago, I put three words on the whiteboard in the team locker room — “Adapt, Adopt, Adjust”. This was advice given to me by a coach/mentor many years ago. It is no ...

A different kind of campaign

To the Editor, Recently, I was surprised during an online “house party” with good friends from the Northern Panhandle they had not heard of Stephen Smith. They also told me they have not seen many yard signs for his campaign. As a former Weirton resident, I encourage you to get to know ...

Survival of the fittest

To the Editor, This is President Donald J. Trump’s day in history. Spanish Flu: By the summer of 1919, the flu pandemic came to an end. How? Those that were infected either died or developed immunity. Answer, survival of the fittest. COVID-19: With no vaccine available, I am not going to ...

Pollution is on the rebound

To the Editor, It is good to hear a conservative tell a liberal he has some good points (James Johnson from Follansbee to Steve Kopa of Weirton in Easter Sunday’s Editor Letter). Mr. Johnson had some excellent points also, about car battery disposal and one time use throw away plastic ...

Don’t live in fear

To the Editor, There are two go-to “media doctors” in America: the good Doctors Oz and Drew. When this lockdown started in early March, both of them were frequently on TV, being asked their opinions by the solemn-faced talk show yakkers. Dr. Oz was applauding the lockdown, saying how ...

Electric cars aren’t the answer

To the Editor, The April 5 letter written by Steve Kopa had some good points, but I think he missed some, too (“An invisible enemy”) He wants cuts in the use of fossil fuel. Coal use, though, is at an all-time low; power plants are closed; and enough new, natural gas-fired power plants ...

COVID-19 – reconsidering the evidence

To the Editor, With the coronavirus pandemic in full swing, it is time to question our politicians, most specifically the Democrats, fighting for “benefits”, including abortion that have nothing to do with helping people during this pandemic. Never, in my observations, has there been such ...

An invisible enemy

To the Editor, COVID-19. Mind boggling, very confusing, puzzling and hard to understand. I would never ask President Trump this question. I know what his answer would be. Go for it. The question: Who is going to be the first governor to announce it’s OK to gather, shake hands and offer a ...

Making a difference

To the Editor, Invitation to discuss “There are reasons for our letters policy” that was published Sunday, March 29. Mr. Howell’s article made quite an impression on me and I would love to read your perspectives on the topic also. In case you missed it, he wrote about why it is so ...

Prayer will play big role

To the Editor, Our nation’s leadership has recently exhibited hope that areas within our country could be identified where our people could begin to return to work around the Easter season. Amidst the ongoing need for the many resources needed to battle the invisible enemy, it is obvious ...

Getting another chance

To the Editor, I was talking with my wife last night about how this Coronavirus has changed all of our lives. While growing up, we cared about our friends and family, our community, and our country. We got our information locally from the tv, radio, and newspapers. We played outside. We looked ...

More boring rubbish

To the Editor, Trump is to blame. As evidenced by a resounding chorus of his detractors, whether from liberal Democrat politicos or their sycophants in the media, Trump is to blame for the spread of the coronavirus. And if liberal Democrats “trumpet” this claim, it must be true. During ...

Editor’s Note

(Editor’s note: May 3 will be the final date letters will appear concerning any of the races in West Virginia’s May 12 primary elections. In order to be published, letters must be received no later than noon, May 1)

Think of others

To the Editor, This is ridiculous that people are so greedy and selfish, that they have to hoard food and personal things. Leave some for other people. Do your once-a-week shopping and don’t hoard. That’s the problem, the media blows everything out of control. It’s nice to know ...