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Letters to the Editor

Neighborhood in need of a deli

To the Editor, I see going on almost four years our deli has been closed down and turned into a storage building which should never be allowed. The people on Marland Heights need a deli, especially now that bad weather is coming on fast. Why should seniors be forced to go down the steep ...

Needing a better deal

To the Editor, Under President Trump, America is headed for a train wreck and is picking up speed. William Barr, attorney general, traveled across the ocean on some kind of cockeyed investigation of investigating the investigators of Russian collusion in the 2016 election to help Trump ...

UNICEF support appreciated

To the Editor, I would like to publicly thank the Weirton Shop and Save for allowing the Church Women United to collect for UNICEF outside their store on October 25. The money not only helps children in foreign countries, but the U.S. also. It can provide clean water and medicines in poor ...

Thank you, Delegate Swartzmiller

To the Editor, I just want to express publicly, my sincere thanks and gratitude to Hancock County Delegate Randy Swartzmiller, for all of his efforts in helping get Culler Road in Weirton paved. A road whose physical condition deteriorated over the last two years, has finally been completed. ...

McKinley takes on immigration issue

To the Editor, Hats off to Rep. McKinley for shining the light on the illegal invasion issue and none too soon. Our PA pals have recently promoted programs to encourage illegals to make PA their new home. Why should citizens of the Northern Panhandle care? The cost of living in the ...

Some legacy

To the Editor, Germany left a legacy, Auschwitz and the symbolic Anne Frank. There was a Cambodian in Pol Pot’s tyranny. Surely a Rwandan Sih When Hutus massacred Tutsis. A Gabrielle Maria in Bosnia, Kosovo’s Christian Stefan and surely an Iris Cheng in the rape of ...

There are honest people

To the Editor, I would like to thank the person who turned my coin purse in at Taco Bell last week. I can’t thank you enough. There aren’t too many people around anymore who are honest. May God bless you. You will be rewarded someday. Florence Donley Weirton

Keep your hands off

To the Editor, I am writing this about people who go around stealing stuff off of people’s porches. It’s a shame you can’t beautify your home without someone destroying it, and, best of all, you have no trespassing signs up, which are ignored. They either can’t read or just plain ...

Listen to our youth

To the Editor, The callousness of two adult journalists, Rich Lowry “Don’t listen to Greta Thunberg,” and Cal Thomas, “Knowing it all at age 16.” Lowry, “with very rare exceptions, kids have nothing interesting to say to us.” Thomas, “As their adolescent brains continue to ...

Does Weirton care?

To the Editor, Recently I was told people in Weirton don’t care about issues like the proposed water and sewage expansion anymore than they cared to make the effort to vote in the last municipal election. I care and I believe there are still enough of us who care and will make the effort to ...

Weirton Moose appreciates support

To the Editor, On behalf of Weirton Moose Lodge 688, I wish to sincerely thank the first responders of the Upper Ohio Valley for their overwhelming support of our recent gun bash event held Sept. 28. While a large turnout was present from the general public, those who serve us 24 hours a ...

Condition of roads is disgusting

To the Editor, Much has been said and written concerning the disgusting road conditions in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. All of these efforts have been futile. I expect bringing up the problem again will have no effect. As a lifelong resident of West Virginia, I can say the ...

A perspective on climate change

To the Editor, An ignorant man’s perspective on climate change. I have traveled much of this world, the vast majority of it is uninhabited by humans. The industrialized portions are far and few between compared to the vastness of our planet. Having worked in industry and having seen the ...

Just a few thoughts

To the Editor, Random thoughts, some serious, some not: Mother Earth is like the universe hitting a trillion-to-one Powerball jackpot. Billions of stars and millions of planets and Earth is the one with life as we know it. At the end of life at any age, do not worry about the after-death. ...

Stick to limited government

To the Editor, Mayor Miller did not run on a platform to increase Weirton’s tax revenues. In fact, he promised the first time, if elected, he would eliminate the B&O tax when the sales tax took effect. Obviously, that didn’t happen. Conservatives say limited government is best ...

Appreciate the difference makers

To the Editor, As Pat Ford and Alecia Ford ready themselves for new adventures in Kentucky, I want to thank them both for making a huge difference in Weirton. They say that behind every great man there is a great woman… I’d like to think that Pat and Alecia are great side-by-side. He ...

Never forget

To the Editor, As I headed to work the other morning, a thought crossed my mind. 9/11. What started out as a normal day for myself, and others, would change dramatically. I thought back about 18 years ago when I was a security guard at a power plant in Beaver County, Pa. We had three shifts ...

Don’t want to be ‘woke’

To the Editor, If you don’t know what “woke” means, listen up: The online Urban Dictionary defines “woke” as an adjective, meaning “alert (or sensitive) to social issues and injustices. Especially racism (and sexism and/or homophobia.)” It’s been revealed that in the upcoming ...

Commission has low expectations

To the Editor, June 30th marked the end of the third year of the Hancock County Commission’s operation of the county animal shelter. The Commission promised to operate the shelter “better” than the previous shelter operator, a nonprofit which had operated the shelter for over 20 years. ...

Politicians are being watched

To the Editor, I’m writing this letter about the red flag law. This is nothing more than a back door to gun confiscation and a way to go around the Second Amendment. I have heard nothing on how the politicians plan to stop the criminals who are committing the crimes. My wife and I are ...