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Letters to the Editor

Destroying our democracy

To the Editor, President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial was acquitted, but he is not vindicated. Trump had his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani working behind the scenes with other government representatives to influence the new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to find dirt on ...

Salvation Army appreciates support

To the Editor, Thanks to the community for your support on the recent “Just in Time’ Feed America food program. With your help, we were able to serve over 100 families in our area with fresh apples, oranges and pears. Included in the food boxes were several pounds of frozen, precooked ...

Trump has another option

To the Editor, If Donald J. Trump wins a second term, we the people deserve whatever kind of discombobulated government we get. When asked, Ben Franklin replied, “We are leaving you a republic, if you can hold it.” Trump’s version of his presidency is “I did it my way.” Forever ...

Technology, lifestyle not for all

To the Editor, That is ridiculous what’s going on out in Iowa. Go back to the old-fashioned method. That’s the trouble with this modern technology, and then I wonder about the old-fashioned method also. Don’t tell me there isn’t corruption going on sometimes. I can’t believe how ...

Thoughts for the 21st century

To the Editor, Welcome to the 21st century. Fracking: We are changing the contour of Earth, leading to grave consequences. 21st century and civilization: New technology is moving at warp speed with no solutions to the basics. What are we to do? Combat the destruction of the planet from ...

A bunch of government waste

To the Editor, This is ridiculous with the Senate hearings on TV. They have been going on now for a long time. I’m sick of it, as nothing is going to come of it! That’s the trouble. Our government just takes over everything, without any regard to our citizens. They are just throwing ...

Prepare to see consequences

To the Editor, Recently, I learned that Sen. Joe Manchin is undecided on the matter of impeachment of President Trump. While this may appear to be leadership by many, I find it a bit disturbing. I have contacted Manchin on a number of matters to learn of his opinion but have always been told ...

Constitution is clear

To the Editor, I hear too many supposedly constitutionalists giving the president a blank check on his rights. There are no ifs, buts or maybes in the Constitution. It’s written what the founders decreed as law. Yet today the Alan Dershowitz’s in the judiciary try to imply what the ...

The pain of loss

To the Editor, Have you ever been in a situation where someone close to you has died? A friend, a neighbor, a family member, a co-worker, or just a mere acquaintance, or a cousin, grandparent, an aunt or an uncle. It comes sudden, without warning. And it is usually when you least expect it. ...

Transparency needed in county

To the Editor, In July 2016, the Hancock County Commission refused to renew their animal shelter operation contract with the nonprofit who had operated the county shelter for over twenty years. Then, they immediately requested a legal opinion from the W.Va. Attorney General’s Office ...

A bad game of chess

To the Editor, President Donald Trump is playing a bad game of chess on the world stage. With his leadership and the backing of some conservative pundits on the Fox News Channel and some Republican senators, he is backing America to the edge of being recognized as the bad guys on the ...

Crisis in the church has been addressed

To the Editor, I don’t know who writes the daily editorial for The Weirton Daily Times, but I take issue with the one written on January 3, 2020. The writer claims “The church’s sexual abuse crisis is not going away until Roman Catholic leaders get serious about cleaning it up” and ...

Urban Mission extends thanks

To the Editor, On behalf of the Urban Mission, its staff and board of directors, I would like to extend my sincerest appreciation to the Ohio Valley for the loving generosity it demonstrated toward the care of so many people throughout 2019. “Love Works” was the Urban Mission’s theme ...

Cable not worth the cost

To the Editor, I sit trying to figure exactly what are we all paying for. I have seen our TV commercials go from three now up to seven while watching programing. Our bills don’t give us a break for wasted time. Yep, we are paying for stupid bird and animal commercials that are like the ...

Resistance is just beginning

To the Editor, Transgender women — biological males who “identify” as female — are being allowed to compete in women’s sports, in which they usually dominate. This is due, naturally, to their frequently larger size and greater muscle and bone density, often giving them advantageous ...

A successful Thanksgiving dinner in Weirton

To the Editor, There was another miracle on Main Street in Weirton this year! The annual community Thanksgiving Dinner, which is organized and sponsored by the Weirton Ministerial Association, was held on Thanksgiving Day at the Greater Weirton Senior Center. The WMA would like to thank ...

Veteran offers thanks

To the Editor, I would like to say thank you to all the people who made the clothing drive for veterans and their families another huge success. Helping out people who honestly need a helping hand like the veterans and their families has always been a priority with me. And thanks to all ...

Holiday bazaar a success

To the Editor, I would like to thank the folks that attended our Holiday Bazaar and Lunch at St. Thomas on Saturday, November 23. In spite of the rain, we were successful. We offered three soups and three sandwiches. We ran out of the bean and ham soup and sloppy joes, which was a good ...

Expand recognition of coaches

To the Editor, I am writing to express my concern about our community’s recognition of coaches and their hard work from the past and the present. I would like for this to be in response to the annual hall of fame inductions that takes place at Brooke High School. My name is Jenna Cooper, I ...

Let’s hope they don’t succeed

To the Editor, In an ongoing saga of fighting for what is right, an opportunity once again arises for the industrious ant to experience the joy of being of service to the grasshopper disinclined to work. To paraphrase an old saying, let the ant toil whilst the grasshopper delights us all with ...