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Letters to the Editor

Ignore the political branding

To the Editor, There is one thing that Trump does know how to do, branding. Only one thing, but he does know how it’s done. I’m guessing that his political advisors have told him to brand Democratic candidates as socialists. It’s a dirty word on the right wing base, and among moderates ...

There is hope in Weirton

To the Editor, Weirton has hope. Weirton has been blessed with the Table of Hope outreach program. Table of Hope marks its seventh year serving the community with free meals Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5 to 6pm at the First United Methodist Church at 3301 West ...

Help prevent dog attacks

To the Editor, In April, the United States Postal Service annually promotes National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to take notice of this annual campaign to help the postal service eliminate dangerous and costly dog attacks. The efforts of pet owners are ...

Where are the volunteers?

To the Editor, I read the letter to the editor dated March 17 from Rod Summers. He was asking how would the city be able to fund five firefighters. I read the news article on Tuesday following the council meeting where firefighters showed up in force. I realize we need more firefighters, ...

Pedestrians need to stay on the sidewalks

To the Editor, I just don’t get it. Every day I see people walking down the middle of the streets, even with baby strollers. Are you people crazy? Roads were made for cars and now it’s a dare game. There are sidewalks on both sides of the streets and still people are walking down the ...

Just go and reform

To the Editor, Not guilty of Russian collusion in the 2016 election? Who’s kidding who? Like a dog slavering over a bone, political pundits, the media and many citizens at large eagerly awaited the outcome of the Mueller investigation. Many were convinced that justice would be served and ...

How bad is the president?

To the Editor, I’ll be borrowing a few categories from one of my old favorite’s today. Thanks, Keith Olberman. I’ll be leaving the questions about the Mueller Report alive until we actually get to see it, but I’ll just say that I don’t trust Attorney General Bill Barr as far as I ...

Unredacted report much needed

To the Editor, Ladies and gentlemen of America, who is going to be the 21st century hero for the people and save not only our democracy but America’s shining light image? Review 1971: The Pentagon Papers. Thousands of pages released by Daniel Ellsberg exposing the deception of our ...

Mirror the life of Christ

To the Editor, West Virginia’s Attorney General Patrick Morrisey set the bar at a new low last year in the debate challenging Manchin for his Senate seat. And when you think politics can’t sink much lower, Morrisey comes up with a “civil” suit mind you, not criminal, against the ...

Why Weirton?

To the Editor, I grew up about two hours east of Weirton, in Johnstown — also a city where King Steel (and coal) reigned for decades. I now live in Louisiana and will soon retire from a chemical plant. I want to move back to the northeast to be closer to the kids and grandkids — all of ...

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 ...