Letters to the Editor

Voters should consider Swartzmiller’s resume

To the Editor, I believe running for office is nothing more than an extended job interview. A well written resume is important because prior experience is a strong predictor of future performance. That's why I'm encouraging voters in the 1st district to look heavily at Randy Swartzmiller's ...

Pat McGeehan: A man of uncommon courage

To the Editor, I was fortunate to serve in the state legislature with West Virginia's most principled legislator, District 1 Delegate Pat McGeehan. Although, I decided not to run again, I am so pleased that he chooses to stay and continue to fight for his district. Although Pat has ...

Support excess levy

To the Editor, When our confidence in our state and federal government gets shaken, we can still count on our little community to provide an amazing array of services to help us. I am always thankful I settled in Brooke County. The well-being of each citizen is nurtured by our Health ...

A reason to vote

To the Editor, Vote. The reason to use one of your constitutional rights. In this case, the right to vote and show your displeasure in the smoking ban reversal in Hancock County. No reason to mention names. Everyone knows the usual suspects. Just follow the bouncing ball to the tune of ...

An important election for Hancock County

To the Editor, This November 6th is one of the most important mid-term elections in recent memory. On a national and state level, the two parties have very differing viewpoints as to the best course of action. I believe in the conservative approach, which is pro-business, pro-growth, and low ...

Decision was wrong for Hancock County

To the Editor, Something sure smells fishy at the Health Department. The vote to reverse the Smoking Ban at Mountaineer Casino and surrounding cafe's was more covert than when the Navy Seals went in and got Bin Laden. I don't believe I seen anything in the newspapers, T.V. or on the news ...

Showing support for Ihlenfeld

To the Editor, Hancock County citizens, on several occasions Senator Ryan Ferns has stated that he won his election four years ago due to the margin of victory in Hancock County. This is true. He lost in Ohio County, his home county where he resides and the people know him best. The question ...

McGeehan has character

To the Editor, Pat McGeehan was my office mate during the four years that I represented the 47th district in the West Virginia House of Delegates. From the start, I observed, firsthand, Delegate McGeehan's work ethic — how doggedly he works for his constituency. Pat McGeehan reads, in ...

Veterans encouraged to support Manchin

To the Editor, Senator Joe Manchin deserves thanks for standing up for West Virginia veterans. Joe has always had our backs and now we need to have his back. I'm proud to support Joe for the U.S. Senate because he always does what's best for our state. Throughout his time as West Virginia's ...

Suspicious times

To the Editor, We all have been inundated lately with large postcard candidate mailers touting each others' crookedness! The carpet bagger Morrisey accurately hypes Manchin's tap dancing around his connection to Mylan pharms' rip off, while Manchin accurately hypes the "60 Minutes" expose of ...

Vote and make a difference

To the Editor, Republican Patrick Morrisey, who is running against Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, began his campaign last spring lying about Manchin. Morrisey said, "He (Manchin) doesn't care about the people of West Virginia, except at election time." Not true. I read newspapers and watch ...

Change needed in Hancock County

To the Editor, Whether you're for the smoking ban or against it, whether you agree with the animal shelter takeover or not, for one second, let's forget about those things and look at the two candidates currently running for Hancock County commissioner. The current commissioner has 18 ...

Editor’s note:

The General Election will take place Nov. 6. Letters to the Editor concerning candidates or issues on the ballot will not be published beyond the Oct. 28 edition. To be published, letters must be received no later than noon, Oct. 25.

Hancock County needs better representation

To the Editor, In 2007, an Ethics Law exemption allowing Hancock County Commissioner Davis to establish a 100 year land lease contract with the county for housing a new emergency response communication tower on Davis property was denied by the W.Va. Ethics Commission. The lease would have ...

Tips for a safe Halloween

To the Editor, As the famous Halloween approaches, here is some tips to follow for a safe evening. 1. As the children go about through the neighborhood, make sure that your children are with others that they know. If your kids are too little to walk too far, go with them. It will be a ...

Editor’s Note:

The General Election will take place Nov. 6. Letters to the Editor concerning candidates or issues on the ballot will not be published beyond the Oct. 28 edition. To be published, letters must be received no later than noon, Oct. 25.

A few snippets from today’s news

To the Editor, The news, and more, in snippets: • President Trump's decision to cut taxes during nature's war on the planet is putting the final touches on our dilapidated infrastructure. • The basic instincts of animals, tribalism and nationalism. Animals spray around their area and ...

What has happened to us?

To the Editor, What have we become? Ever since I can remember, Democrats have thought that the word Republican was "a dirty word." I could never be like them! Republicans, in turn, expressed Democrats as "liberal bullies;" their way or no way. Why do we act this way? These last two weeks in ...

Recognizing our local gardeners

To the Editor, In an effort to celebrate the wonderful gardeners in the tri-state area, WVU Extension Service in Hancock and Brooke counties held its first Home Gardening Contest. Gardeners from West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio sent in photos of their gardens. The categories were ...

Tax money comes from the people

To the Editor, The yearly city audit consists of a cumbersome document that only a CPA would understand. So, for the average citizens who wish to keep informed, the city publishes on their website a condensed seven-page financial statement of general revenue and departmental expense totals. ...