Letters to the Editor

Safety pays

To the editor: In December 2013, after becoming peace chief of the Ohio Valley, while still working for Wal-Mart Transportation, I received a personal letter from Rick Foster, director of safety in Bentonville, Ark., thanking me for my commitment to safety and asking me to submit any ideas ...

Thanks for help with livestock sale

To the editor: It was an awesome year for the kids at the Jefferson County Fair livestock sale this year. There were people jammed in the livestock arena to purchase market animals on Aug. 18, which is very nice to see. And, the prices were the best I’ve seen in some years. The kids work ...

Many are affected

To the editor: A recent grand jury report on the dioceses of Pennsylvania had shown that during the past 70 years a number of children were abused by some priests. Included in the report were allegations of wrongdoing by priests who are now deceased. If I was in a position to fix this ...

Thanks for support of corn festival

To the editor: The members of Christ United Methodist Church would like to thank the residents of Weirton and the surrounding communities for their support of our 12th-annual Corn Festival on Aug. 12. We had a fantastic turnout. We had great weather, good food and entertainment and good ...

Show what ‘Union Strong’ means

To the editor: At 5:30 p.m. Monday at the IBEW Union Hall in Steubenville, there will be a rally for union members. Speakers include Betty Sutton, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor; Zack Space, the Democratic candidate for state auditor; and state Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire. ...

Let’s be fair

To the editor: Each year, the Jefferson County Fair happens and provides a wonderful week of fun and food for the residents of our county and the surrounding area. Through the years, I have personally enjoyed the fair and was able to bring my grandchildren to ride the rides, eat the fair ...

25-Year Club picnic a success

To the editor: The Weirton Steel 25-Year Club Committee would like to thank all of the sponsors and workers who helped to make this year’s picnic possible. The picnic was held July 21 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds. It was very well attended, with about 450 co-workers and retirees. They ...

Deeds will have consequences

To the editor: An accusation, put forth by the local “progresives” claimed that the only opponents of abortion on demand are men. This must have been quite a shock to the women of the Susan B. Anthony’s List, the A.I.M. network and to those of Rachael’s Vineyard. Yet, to be truthful, ...

Margery Gregg: A memorial

To the editor: I met Margery Gregg when she and her husband, John E. Gregg, enrolled in my class at the time I began teaching for the Academy of Lifelong Learning following my retirement from teaching high school English. Although I had encountered them in county meetings, I really never ...

Sherrod Brown a keeper

To the editor: For some time, folks in the valley have expressed unhappiness with politicians. There seem to become characteristics we all want in our elected civil servants. Have you wished that a candidate had a real job before we hired them? Do you think some trade deals have been unfair ...