Letters to the Editor

Let’s make bill smaller

To the editor: As a free market economist, I am not in the habit of defending politicians of either party because the policies of both tend to diminish my freedom. However, I believe that Mary Jo Thomas’s criticism of U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta (“Johnson doesn’t represent ...

Highway ceremony was touching

To the editor: This is one huge thank you to the following groups and individuals that took part in my brother’s dedication ceremony on July 29 at the Lighthouse Church in Richmond. This was a great day for our little town with many dignitaries and testimonials. I feel that it was well done ...

Courtesies, assistance appreciated

To the editor: On July 24, longtime Stratton Mayor John M. Abdalla departed this life. As police officers know all too well, the death of a person is sometimes seen as an opportunity by the criminal element in our society. That person’s home and those of their family members and their ...

Progressives just can’t seem to win

To the editor: Progressives have lost five out of five special elections and now lose elections when there isn’t one to lose — West Virginia’s governor has switched to the Republican Party. They try to bring themselves up by bringing others down with falsehoods, lies, innuendos, ...

State senator is invisible

To the editor: I am writing concerning our invisible 30th District state Sen. Frank Hoagland. It appears that our elected state Senate representative is well hidden in a safe haven which I refer to as the bosom of the Republican Party. Hoagland’s campaign was based on his background of ...

Socialism bad way to go

To the editor: The ongoing chaotic, destructive collapse of Venezuela is, increasingly, taking on the appearance of the onset of the zombie apocalypse. Many on the left are beginning to make pleas for assistance for the helpless, hapless Venezuelans, victims of the corrupt and self-serving ...

Stand against gerrymandering

To the editor: Anti-gerrymandering seems to be the rare issue that unites voters in our state. In 2016, 71 percent supported state legislative redirecting reform. Extreme gerrymandering is the practice of chopping a county or state into districts to give one party a lock on election ...

Edison golf scramble a success

To the editor: This letter is written in gratitude to those who helped make the Friends of Edison Golf Scramble a successful venture. A total of 117 golfers turned out for the tournament at Spring Hills Golf Course on July 23 and helped raise $5,400 to help promote future school levies. ...

25-Year Club picnic great event

To the editor: We, the Weirton Steel 25-Year Club Committee, would like to take this time to thank all the sponsors and workers who helped to make this year’s picnic possible. The picnic was held July 15 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds. It was well attended, with about 400 to 500 co-workers ...

What’s going on in Mingo Junction?

To the editor: I have lived in Mingo Junction for the last 37 years, after growing up outside of the city limits. When we got married, we wanted to move into Mingo Junction — it was a beautiful place to be. There were close to 8,000 residents. Then, the mill was slowing down, but the ...