Letters to the Editor

In need of a new attitude

To the Editor, Years ago, when Pennsylvania Avenue was two lanes, I was driving my new Ford Van on it in Weirton Heights, when an ambulance came upon me. It was night. I slowed down and pulled over onto the berm. Bam! My right front tire ran into an abandoned, crumbling catch basin overgrown ...

Ruling could leave only one option

To the Editor, Christianity: It’s the time of the year to pay homage to Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, for all Christians. The Lord’s miracles work in strange ways. A federal judge in Texas ruled Obama’s health care bill is unconstitutional. Nothing changes until the Supreme Court ...

Turning against the president

To the Editor, Let’s begin with an abbreviated history of the Trump presidency, such as it is, and then move along to current events and President Individual No. 1. Last year and early on this year, he separated children, some toddlers, from their mothers and fathers. And no, President ...

Big Three didn’t support us

To the Editor, I had to respond to Candace DeStefano’s letter about the auto industry (“Hold onto your pocketbook,” Dec. 2.) She seems to want to blame a president or political party. I worked for 42 years at the Weirton Steel Corp., and I remember a president and a political party say ...

Below bottom of the barrel

To the Editor, Finally, just when it looked like Republicans would control the House of Representatives for 40 years (much like the Democrats had) a blue wave came crashing down. How could everything go so wrong for the GOP? Well, for one thing, the drawing of lines for Congressional ...

United Way thanks supporters

To the Editor, Weirton United Way would like to thank our community for the fantastic support received for the Pink Flamingos fundraiser that was held from September 14, 2018 to November 29, 2018. Our committee had so much with this event and we hope you enjoyed it too! Forty-two businesses ...

We can’t keep denying

To the Editor, A key to success in life is to be “well liked” and all you need is “a smile and a shoe shine.” If you become popular and people like you, you’ll have it made. Willy Loman, “Death of a Salesman” Arthur Miller. Trump, the deal maker, has the smile and shoe ...

An old-fashioned Christmas

To the Editor, The retail store, for me, always has retained a special place in my heart during the Christmas holiday season. I began working as no more than a “Hawker in the Basket,” my first job for Nia and Andy Shutak, who owned the House of Fashion stores in Wellsburg and Follansbee. I ...

What is happening to us?

To the Editor, I recently heard on the news that the changes we see in our society, and in politics, is because educated white women are becoming more involved in politics and are becoming the leaders of companies, schools and all types or organizations. One reason for this is their children ...

Equal treatment is needed

To the Editor, Last year, the parents of a 17-year-old Wheeling girl discovered she was having an intimate relationship with a 42-year-old resource officer from her school. It appears the two were in love, whatever the depth of that concept means to a 17-year-old and a 42-year-old with two ...

Annual bazaar a success

To the Editor, There is a song, or a saying, that goes “If I gave a party and no one came.” That almost happened Nov. 24 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Weirton. We had our annual holiday bazaar and lunch. We offered a bake sale, varied soups and sandwiches that could be eaten in or ...

Impressed by business

To the Editor, I would like to tell you of a wonderful experience we had here at the Immaculate Conception Church in New Cumberland, W.Va. We had a dinner catered by Riverside Grill in New Cumberland, owned by Barry Rosen. Well, the food was awesome! The roast beef melted in my mouth and ...

Are salary increases warranted?

To the Editor, I’m kind of befuddled reading the explanation given for the recent raises that city council approved for the next administration. City Manager Joe DiBartolomeo said it was an initiative from him, but with what justification? He stated he compared the salaries of elected ...

The best man won

To the Editor, The best man won the race for U.S. Senate representing West Virginia — Joe Manchin. Goodness, decency and integrity won. Anger and lies of the opponent lost! I attended a rally that Manchin held in Weirton before the election. His approach was very positive and he even ...

Nationalism is on the rise

To the Editor, Nationalism: Oxford American Dictionary, an extreme form is marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries. Sen. Rubio, R-Fla., on Fox, and many others trying to defend Trump’s rhetoric on nationalism, giving his take on what nationalism means. There are many ...

Thanks for helping veterans

To the Editor, On behalf of Millsop Community Center, my staff and myself, I would like to thank all of the people who donated good clothing to the veterans and their families, and who made this drive another success. I’m grateful as a Vietnam veteran to be able to be in a position to help ...

Unethical, unscrupulous, oblivious

To the Editor, At this writing, I’m still waiting on the Democratic National Committee to make a statement condemning these painfully, glaringly obvious attempts at election fraud in Florida and Georgia. Mainly Florida. There was reportedly at least one precinct in Georgia where hundreds ...

Thanks for donation

To the Editor, On Nov. 10, the American Legion held a Veterans Day celebration at its home on Main Street. During the event they also dedicated a new flag pole to replace the one that was damaged during a wind storm. That flagpole was dedicated to Sgt. Joey Perito, who died in Vietnam in ...

Celebrating 100 years

To the Editor, Today, November 11, marks the end of World War 1. This date has been noted as an official United States public holiday, Veterans Day. November 11, 1918, also marks the date Poland was reborn. This was a dream of many generations of Poles around the world to become a ...

Having a face and a name

To the Editor, Thanks to the United States Economic Development Administration (USEDA), the City of Weirton and the BDC, continue to collect comments of appreciation and gratitude about what the USEDA has done for our community, by choosing our region for a Regional Economic Diversification ...