Letters to the Editor

Department had reason to close

To the editor: A big-mouthed and little-brained commissioner — am speaking of Jefferson County Commissioner Tom Gentile — has stated that the Jefferson County Health Department has no heart or feelings for the people of our county. The reason he stated this was because the health ...

Living united benefits us all

To the editor: My wife, Tyra, and I are happy to be the chairs for the 2019 campaign being conducted by the United Way of Jefferson County. Our goal is $400,000, and we are writing this letter to ask for your support. This is your opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of our most ...

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 ...

Pink surfboard rides blue wave

To the editor: On the afternoon of Nov. 7, one day after the midterm elections, Donald Trump announced that he was encouraged that the Senate would receive three of four more Republicans and the blue wave, although a majority, was nothing but a mere trickle with only 27 Democrats being ...

Cancer Dietary Initiative says thanks

To the editor: The Cancer Dietary Initiative expresses sincere gratitude to the Tri-State Area community for the support shown to our families this Thanksgiving season. The Tony D’Aurora Quarter Auction held Nov. 4 by the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School exceeded all expectations ...

Election questions

To the editor: Fake news seems to have morphed into fake elections. Perhaps that’s because the other party is starting to win. John Rucki Amsterdam

Be thankful for what you have

To the editor: On this Thanksgiving, let’s take time to be thankful and appreciate what we have. Realize others in our own hometown of Steubenville don’t have half as much. Living in the LaBelle “nonconservation” area, we see the effects of poverty every day. So many are jobless ...

Thanks for donation

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

Setting service record straight

To the editor: I have to correct a member of the Jefferson County Progressive Democratic Coalition by exposing an uninformed comment — that I was a Vietnam veteran. I was never in that country, as many of my brave military brothers and sisters were. I served a hitch in the Air Force ...

Manipulative shams

To the editor: On Nov. 4, this paper ran an ad paid for by John Dewell of Scio that bore the headline, “End Game of the Democratic Party.” The first decidedly racist bullet point of this privately funded hit piece read, “When you vote Democrat, you are voting for open borders and the ...