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Letters to the Editor

Editor’s note:

The General Election will take place Nov. 6. Letters to the Editor concerning candidates or issues on the ballot will not be published beyond the Oct. 28 edition. To be published, letters must be received no later than noon, Oct. 25.

Hancock County needs better representation

To the Editor, In 2007, an Ethics Law exemption allowing Hancock County Commissioner Davis to establish a 100 year land lease contract with the county for housing a new emergency response communication tower on Davis property was denied by the W.Va. Ethics Commission. The lease would have ...

Tips for a safe Halloween

To the Editor, As the famous Halloween approaches, here is some tips to follow for a safe evening. 1. As the children go about through the neighborhood, make sure that your children are with others that they know. If your kids are too little to walk too far, go with them. It will be a ...

Editor’s Note:

The General Election will take place Nov. 6. Letters to the Editor concerning candidates or issues on the ballot will not be published beyond the Oct. 28 edition. To be published, letters must be received no later than noon, Oct. 25.

A few snippets from today’s news

To the Editor, The news, and more, in snippets: • President Trump's decision to cut taxes during nature's war on the planet is putting the final touches on our dilapidated infrastructure. • The basic instincts of animals, tribalism and nationalism. Animals spray around their area and ...

What has happened to us?

To the Editor, What have we become? Ever since I can remember, Democrats have thought that the word Republican was "a dirty word." I could never be like them! Republicans, in turn, expressed Democrats as "liberal bullies;" their way or no way. Why do we act this way? These last two weeks in ...

Recognizing our local gardeners

To the Editor, In an effort to celebrate the wonderful gardeners in the tri-state area, WVU Extension Service in Hancock and Brooke counties held its first Home Gardening Contest. Gardeners from West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio sent in photos of their gardens. The categories were ...

Tax money comes from the people

To the Editor, The yearly city audit consists of a cumbersome document that only a CPA would understand. So, for the average citizens who wish to keep informed, the city publishes on their website a condensed seven-page financial statement of general revenue and departmental expense totals. ...

Editor’s note

The General Election will take place Nov. 6. Letters to the Editor concerning candidates or issues on the ballot will not be published beyond the Oct. 28 edition. To be published, letters must be received no later than noon, Oct. 25.)

Kavanaugh should withdraw

To the Editor, Brett Kavanaugh. For those that say there are women out there that do stuff to get ahead. True! But there are also women out there who are forced to do stuff and that's unexceptable. Just suppose Brett Kavanaugh isn't guilty doesn't it cheapen the Supreme Court to have a ...

Claims about transit funds inaccurate

To the Editor, As the manager of Weirton Transit Corporation, I am responding to the letter written by Mr. Blaise Hogan, titled "Weirton has problems," and published in the September 9th Weirton Daily Times. Mr. Hogan writes, (paraphrasing) "the city does not have sufficient revenue to pay ...

A true guardian angel

To the Editor, Let me start by saying a special thank you to all the angels who take of their own time and money to feed all so many ferals — know there is a special place in heaven for you. My story reflects a guardian angel who crossed our path this past weekend. We saw him behind the ...

Editor’s note:

The General Election will take place Nov. 6. Letters to the Editor concerning candidates or issues on the ballot will not be published beyond the Oct. 28 edition. To be published, letters must be received no later than noon, Oct. 25.

Why Morrisey and McKinley?

To the Editor, Tis the season for political theater where the average voter is overwhelmed with candidate claims and counterclaims. How does one pick the best person for the job regardless of political affiliation? Like many things in life, timing is everything. West Virginia is in the ...

No one asked me

To the Editor, Regarding the recent news release that West Virginia ranks last in "happiness" Who did the survey? No one asked me. Did anyone ask you? I've had enough of this business. Speak up. Linda McNeil New Cumberland

Brooke witch trials remembered

To the Editor, The Brooke County witch trials will be summoned back to life on All-Hallows, or All-Saints, Eve, Oct. 31, which will be the the 216th anniversary of this true-life event. You can learn more by seeing my display at the Brooke County Library in Wellsburg, which will run the entire ...

Our president is delusional

To the Editor, The president is delusional, and his actions are bringing America to its knees. The world might not be laughing as much as it is worried about what is next from a mind that, as the saying went on the factory floor in every company in America when an employee showed erratic ...

West Virginia needs more anti-tobacco legislation

To the Editor, Research has proven that regularly increasing taxes on tobacco products helps decrease tobacco use. This helps society in the long run, as this prevents people from getting cancer and decreases healthcare costs. According to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action ...

Help fight hunger

To the Editor, September is Hunger Action Month across the United States. In West Virginia, hunger is a serious issue for 267,000, or 1 in 6 West Virginians every day. Hunger isn't always something that can be identified at a glance. Sometimes it's the single parent skipping a meal so ...

Weirton has problems

To the Editor, The city has a $2.6 million surplus this year. One could claim they are doing a great job fiscally running the city with the implication the city is being run more efficiently. Maybe. But what is more likely is we are being overtaxed. For example, the city assesses each ...