Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Take time with patients

To the Editor, A friend of mine recently asked if I would pen a letter regarding the unfortunate circumstances of his wife’s passing. He explained, in his opinion, he felt the doctor made a hasty decision to get his wife out of bed to soon after hip surgery. In his opinion, the doctor’s ...

Supporting council candidate

To the Editor, I have known George Charnie, like many in this town, for years. He and his sister, Marilynn, were customers when I was in business, and they have handled our insurance needs for just as long. What is remarkable about George is his genuine interest in others. No matter what he ...

What is in the future?

To the Editor, Not a word I heard of the Weir Avenue blast that destroyed the BOP, the mill of the past. Did anyone expect a dirt bomb of that magnitude, and did the EPA approve of such a catastrophe? The former city manager was lauded for his transparency. Yet Patrick Ford, Business ...

Writer captured spirit of mill

To the Editor, This is a thank-you to Linda Harris for a job well done in writing a fitting, informative and emotionally felt tribute to the imploded BOP, the heart of the long-gone Weirton Steel mill. I was so glad to see this story as it provided important historical points as well as ...

How will the five be funded?

To the Editor, The date was November 12, 2002. The City of Weirton mayor and council dissolves the volunteer fire departments in Weirton. Gone. Over 50 well trained active firefighters, paramedics, first responders, river rescue, divers and hazmat crews. Gone were the million dollars in fire ...

Parent supports Woodward

To the Editor, I have seen some of the things said about Mr Woodward. What sticks out to me most is that a lot of the things I am hearing are coming from people who have issues with how he runs his ship. One of the complaints is by the husband of a woman who was running for the board. Another ...

Lots to look forward to

To the Editor, Rejoice — despite the cynicism and the despair of a long-suffering public, relief is visible on the horizon. No longer will any citizen be neglected by a loving, all-embracing government, for politicos in D.C. have at last promised us Utopia. I speak of course of the Green ...

Countering claims with facts

To the Editor, On March 3, Mr. Zielinsky stated that Council voted to double the salary for me that was being paid to the prior City Manager which would mean I was going to be paid $150k per year plus my health insurance premiums! Did you make that FACT up Mr. Zielinsky? Let me help you with ...

Appreciative of the city employees

To the Editor, A dead deer on my back lawn on Lauren Circle. I called the animal control in Weirton and was referred to the Hancock County Animal Control. After many, many computerized answers, I got through to a human voice who told me that it would be up to me to dispose of the dead deer ...

A master of the game

To the Editor, As Trump was in Vietnam for summit talks with North Korea, the Democrats were anticipating the grilling of Michael Cohen — who always looks to me like he’s in a commercial for sinus medication — for any possible hint of Trump wrongdoing. Even though Cohen turned out to ...

Take a trip around the world

To the Editor, Once again, Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center will be hosting their annual Festival of Nations on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Weirton Millsop Community Center. No purchase is necessary; no passport is needed and no travel time required to ...

Dream in jeopardy

To the Editor, Stealing a line from Lt. Columbo — just tying up a few loose ends in this letter. Socialism: Social Security or any government system that provides monetary assistance to people with inadequate or no income. In the United States, a federal insurance program that provides ...

School system needs transparency

To the Editor, Over a month and a half ago, our community started to be deeply concerned about the unprecedented situation which is going on with the superintendent. In these stressful and uncertain times, board members should act quickly. Delaying the decision will do nothing but to create ...

Why wouldn’t we want to save money?

To the Editor, Senate Bill 451 was defeated by the state teacher’s union calling for a mass walkout primarily because of the Charter school and education saving accounts aspects of the bill. First, the Legislature set a bad precedent by paying teachers for their walkout last year. I hope ...

Focus on the children

To the Editor, The last few days have been eventful to say the least. It is unfortunate, sometimes, that adult issues overshadow the great works of our children and teachers. When I grew up on the farm, one of my Grandmother’s favorite sayings was believe half of what you see and none of ...

The state of our nation

To the Editor, I read this following statement a few years ago in the newspaper and was alarmed at the message. I kept a copy and wish to share it with you. This is a quote, written over 200 years ago. “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until ...

Consequences of election

To the Editor, The November elections are, in media terms, “Old News”, and yet the seeds for 2020 are already being sown. On the local front, GOF (gas, oil, and fracking) is still the number one issue with the education dilemma closing fast. I am sad to report we have taken a giant step ...

It’s all about justification

To the Editor, With the upcoming city elections just around the corner, I think citizens should be aware of several irregularities that some may not have picked up on. For me, it’s all about proper justification, which is necessary, to support and back any efforts of the mayor and council. ...

A man-made Armageddon

To the Editor, President Trump’s man-made Armageddon; cut taxes, disrupted the trade lines with tariffs and deregulation. The coming Armageddon, when one man controls delivery of all goods. Jeffrey Bezos’ Amazon. We will wind up with shortages from medical supplies, medicines and ...