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Letters to the Editor

Thanks for a job well done

To the Editor, I want to thank all of those responsible for the recent repaving of the McKim Ridge Road – especially the taxpayers who paid for the work. There are numerous parties for which to give thanks in addition to the taxpayers, but none more important. The decision makers are to ...

Trump not a friend of democracy

To the Editor, If democracy ever needed a friend, it certainly is not President Trump. Lowering taxes, enacting tariffs and deregulating many safety measures designed to protect our health. Now we listen to a non-alcoholic president who should have a nip once in a while to chill out and ...

Speak out on utility expansion

To the Editor, “Build it and they will come,” was a feel good Hollywood fantasy, not reality. Yet, that is the rationale before Weirton council to expand our water and sewage treatment facilities. Presently, we utilize three-fourths of our water and sewage capacity which means we have 25 ...

Celebrating summer events

To the Editor, The summer concerts at the Berkman Amphitheater have ended and the high school football season has begun so we can say that summer 2019 is in the books. For those of us at Historic Fort Steuben and the Steubenville Visitor Center, it has been a season to remember, both for the ...

Stop fighting amongst yourselves

To the Editor, I’m so sick and tired of hearing about this immigration. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not a cruel person or even a Republican, but just look at how many are trying to get in. Where would they put all of them. We have people in the United States who was born and raised ...

A frenzy over failure

To the Editor, The current frenzy among members of the press, congressmen and other progressives to enact legislation for more gun control will result in hundreds of more pages of regulations which purport to prevent multiple slayings such have occurred recently. Their efforts will only end in ...

Letters can be very strange

To the Editor, This is the first time that I have made a response to a letter to the editor. This is referring to Rob Denham’s letter “Pathetically desperate” that appeared in the Aug. 18 edition. Over time, Denham has been severe in his attacks on Democrats in letters to the ...

Destabilization of America

To the Editor, Let’s talk about where we stand. Capitalism: The super rich control everything Democracy: Rule by the people. Socialism: The government controls everything. A curveball distraction to what is coming. Since 2000, the plot has been to obliterate the middle class and control ...

It’s time to enjoy a laugh

To the Editor, When’s the last time you’ve heard a good hearty belly laugh? A genuine laugh right from the gut traveling all the way up to the top of the head? One that shakes the very core of one’s being? Not in quite a while, I’ll venture. On TV it’s the programmed laughter of a ...

Gas and food prices still killing the economy

To the Editor, I think we all know that the United States is the No.1 in gas exploration and exporting, and still gas prices are as high as $2.80 a gallon. People on Social Security need a break. Gas prices should be $2 a gallon if not lower. Try living on fixed income and see what happens. ...

25-Year Club thanks sponsors

To the Editor, This is a special thank-you to all the sponsor of the Weirton Steel 25-Year Club. The picnic was held on July 13 at the Serbian Picnic grounds and was very well attended. This was the 73rd picnic, and the members look forward each year to gathering with their co-worker and ...

Pathetically desperate

To the Editor, The mass shootings recently in Gilroy, Calif., El Paso, Texas, and Dayton have elicited the predictable cries for ever more gun regulations. Once again, a few crazies go off the deep end and incite a senseless tragedy, and the typical knee-jerk reaction of the American left is ...

Background checks for all

To the Editor, America fought the Civil War with muskets and tamed the Old West with six shooters. There is something wrong with the system when one person can walk into a Wal-Mart in Dallas, Texas, and kill at will 22 people, injure 30 more and nine hours later the same thin happen in ...

The wrong roads are getting attention

To the Editor, Every road paved but the right ones! Well, I see city officials throwing our money away like candy again! Paved from downtown Pennsylvania Avenue to the state line and the all the money invested and our road in front of city building looks like a diasater! Mind you in front of ...

Food Truck Festival a success

To the Editor, What a great day we had last Saturday at the Weirton Food Truck Festival! Despite the hot temperatures, our community came out and supported the class of 2020 at Weir High School and it’s very much appreciated. There are so many people that had a part in the success of this ...

Thankful for community support

To the Editor, On behalf of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, the Rev. Frank Milanese, our faithful volunteers, parishioners and parish council, we wish to extend our sincerest and most heartfelt thanks to the entire Weirton and surrounding communities for their patronage at our 32nd-annual ...

Time to stop crying wolf

To the Editor, When I was a youngster my mother told me a story of the little boy who cried “wolf.” Briefly, it tells of a young lad who knew that all the neighbors would come running to the rescue if a wolf should be threatening the flock of lambs each of them had raised. The boy called ...

Why are you not seeing and hearing the truth?

To the Editor, I can no longer sit back and not say anything. For too long I have seen our president say lies and the public buys whatever he says, hook, line and sinker. The letter last week from Gail Wickstrom has me shaking my head. Did you not hear what Mueller said in his report. ...

Follow the money

To the Editor, In 2016, the Hancock County Animal Shelter Excess Levy account balance had grown to over $365,000. Many county taxpayers believe the commissioners’ desire to gain access to this money motivated them to not renew the shelter contract with the nonprofit that operated it for the ...

Be careful what you wish for

To the Editor, All parties must think progressively, whether Democrat, Republican or independent. It’s the 21st century, not a century of covered wagons — we are going to the moon. There are 330 million people and issues need to be addressed promptly if America is to survive, including ...