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Letters to the Editor

A bad plan

To the Editor, Welcome to America’s new immigration plan. We will not get their best and brightest, hard-working families seeking asylum. We will get their worst and criminals. The United States government’s map of Mexico shows the drug cartels control the northern border of ...

Keep our parks open

To the Editor, I read the article “City parks may be on chopping block” from May 17 with great interest. As a former three-term councilman representing Ward 6, I recall discussions like this occurring often. Budgets were always tight. Trying to find ways to provide basic services residents ...

Respect our flag

To the Editor, Soon it will be Flag Day. This is a good time to recall the correct way to display the American flag. My husband has always proudly flown the American flag at our home and has instilled in his family the significance and glory of our flag. In his lifetime, he followed all the ...

Note on election letters

(Editor’s note: Today will be the final date letters to the editor will appear concerning any of our local municipal elections on June 11.)

Councilman not playing dirty politics

To the Editor, In response to the young, inexperienced, Jonathan Curenton in the recent editorial of May 26. You have chosen to slander my character, honesty and integrity, for which I DO NOT take lightly! It is with great disappointment, Mr. Curenton, that you choose to do so. The wonderful ...

Connell is listening to constituents

To the Editor, In response to Jonathan Curenton’s letter to the editor concerning Councilman Connell’s actions pertaining to the proposed rental registration ordinance, I’d like to offer some information to better clarify some facts and eliminate any assumptions regarding Councilman ...

Town hall to discuss charter proposals

To the Editor, On June 11, 2019, the City of Weirton will conduct an election to elect a mayor and seven council persons. Also included in this election are 11 changes to the city charter. The city charter is the bible that sets forth the governing of the City of Weirton. Most of these ...

Keep our environment clean

To the Editor, Random thoughts. Some might say they want to see President Trump fail. Too many people in the administration are trying to please the puppet master. Trump’s changing executive privilege into dictatorial privilege. Maybe it would be best if we should all like to see him ...

Keep Electoral College in place

To the Editor, Friends, neighbors and fellow Americans if I might take a moment of your time to remind you of the lessons you learned in school: The articles of our Constitution were hammered out by some of the most brilliant political minds the world has known. Presently, some pea-brained ...

Keep polluters away

To the Editor, I empathize with Mrs. Florence Donley who last week ended her letter to the editor referring to West Virginia as “wild it is, wonderful it is not.” I believe she was referring to the Northern Panhandle, because much of our state south of Wheeling is beautiful. I-68 from ...

Editor’s Note on election letters

(Editor’s note: June 2 will be the final date letters will appear concerning any of our local municipal elections. In order to be published, letters must be received no later than noon, May 30)

Candidate questions councilman’s preparedness

(Note: Jonathan Curenton is a candidate for Weirton Ward 1 Council, facing incumbent Councilmember Tim Connell) To the Editor, This letter to the editor is in response to the article that ran on May 14, 2019 regarding the vote taken by the City Council of Weirton concerning rental ...

Higher rent isn’t needed

To the Editor, This is in regards to landlords having to register all of their properties and tenants having to pay more rent. Well, I already got my rent increase, which is over the top, and I sure don’t need another hike in rent. You know no one takes into consideration that there are ...

Focus on the other issue

To the Editor, As you know, the special session is upon us concerning West Virginia education, ie. charter schools, teacher salaries and etc. I recently attended the Wheeling Park symposium and came away with the following impressions; 1.) teacher union leaders pretty much reside in a ...

No need for a new war

To the Editor, To please the president, or is it the president pleasing his National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to engage America into a war with Iran? It’s very traumatic to experience the death of a loved one, but even in war the trauma of killing and ...

We can prevent underage drinking

To the Editor, In 2017, over 7.4 million people ages 12 to 20 reported drinking alcohol in the past month. The consequences of underage drinking can be calamitous, contributing to the untimely, alcohol-related deaths of people under age 21 from homicides, suicides, car crashes, and drowning. ...

It’s time for us to wake up

To the Editor, I am a Democrat, but totally disgusted with my party. Here are some reasons why: We totally got beat in the presidential race. President Donald Trump won the race — period. The only thing that man is doing is to fill his promises that he won the election on. But our great ...

Buttigieg has earned respect

To the Editor, Physiognomy is the art of judging character from facial features. Everyone does it. Most of the time the gears remain in neutral, but oft-times when encountering a stranger, we size him up. Can I trust this person? Is his nose too long and his chin too weak? How about those ...

Only thinking makes it evil

To the Editor, This is in reference to Patrick Buchanan’s column “Mayor Pete and the crackup of Christianity.” The elite columnists like Buchanan, Cal Thomas and other holier-than-thous who exaggerate the 21st century morals vs. what they have been down throughout history are exactly ...

More spineless reactions

To the Editor, At this writing, the memory of the late, great Kate Smith, World War II-era songstress of note and beloved singer of “God Bless America,” is coming under intense fire for — wait for it — racist sentiments. (Cue scary organ music) In response, the typically cowardly, ...