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Letters to the Editor

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 ...

There’s lots to question

To the Editor, At this writing, the Internet is agog over the misadventures of actor Jussie Smollett and his attempt to, perhaps, garner sympathy or publicity in the process of being written out of his TV show gig. In case you live in a cave, allow me to summarize: Smollett decided, around ...

Rally keyboard warriors

To the Editor, Joe DiBartolomeo is a highly educated, talented and experienced individual. He apparently has a heart for economic justice, because he was the initiator for the mayor and councilmen raises. I wish he would have been city manager when we struggled for the same justice for the men ...

Give peace, prosperity a chance

To the Editor, Today, our economy is humming along at a rate which Obama and his fellow party members told us would never occur. We were destined to be a service economy, a la flipping burgers at McDonald’s, Wendy’s or Burger King. A stagnant employment rate, a sluggish economy, threats ...

Have some respect

To the Editor, This is in regards to utility workers who come into your home. You are coming into someone else’s home. You need to have some respect, instead of leaving all the lights on, making messes you don’t clean up, plus taking up more time than was predicted. You people come in ...

Celebrate our heritage

To the Editor, The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center is pleased to present the 11th-annual Festival of Nations on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Rain or shine, it will be held indoors at the Weirton Millsop Community Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. As always, the admission is free, as is the ...

Everyone needs prayers

To the Editor, With whom does one associate when contemplating communal prayers? Among others, it’s the needy, the destitute, world leaders and not least of all, the politician. Go to church or the synagogue and you’ll most assuredly hear the minister, priest or rabbi praying on their ...