Letters to the Editor

Don’t leave rural children behind

To the editor: I believe by now most of us have seen the circulating social media post by candidate for state representative, Bob Mazeroski. The post was quite inflammatory, pointing fingers at our “failing schools,” with a picture of Edison High School underneath the caption. ...

It’s time for dialogue to begin

To the editor: Points made by Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla in his guest column of June 3 (“Where are the parents and guardians?”) would have been acceptable if the matter which we were discussing was “black-on-black” crime. In this case, it was not. This would even be ...

Progressives swarm like flies

To the editor: Like flies drawn to a stable for their weekly nourishment, valley progressives swarm to letters to the editor written by their own cultists. They fawn over each other in the comment section — it’s always the same four or five wishful thinkers — and profess their loyalty ...

PERI protects your benefits

To the editor: How would you manage without your retirement benefits? Membership in our organization and local chapter gives us an opportunity to work together to protect what we have worked hard for and what is rightfully ours — our retirement pension checks. Did you know that the ...

Second Amendment rally planned

To the editor: “Government goes to those who show up.”— Unknown There is an upcoming event in Weirton for supporters of the Second Amendment. All are welcome. Our rights as law-abiding American citizens are being challenged. The time has come to push back, and to begin truly ...

Colliers really supported school

To the editor: As the school year has come to an end and Colliers Primary School’s doors have closed for the final time, I would like to thank the Colliers community for its support of our school. The Colliers community has always believed in and lived by the motto, “It takes a ...

Coalition not going away

To the editor: It was on the night of Nov. 22, 2016, that a group of locals gathered to share their concerns about the results of the recent presidential election. We were worried about the direction in which Jefferson County might be headed and felt compelled to work to ensure a good future ...

We must find better solution

To the editor: I am actually hoping I’m watching fake news, hoping to be proven wrong, called uninformed or even delusional; hoping someone rebuts this letter with a factually sourced explanation. A new policy is being enacted at the southern border of the United States. Families with ...

What about peace through prosperity?

To the editor: Peace through strength, say the neocons. Every conqueror king, emperor and dictator in history had strength — none had peace. How about peace through prosperity? Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone had a buck in his or her pocket? Putin has had 16 years in power and plans ...

Taking citizenship seriously

To the editor: The May 20 letters to the editor were certainly interesting, informative and, in at least in one case, heartbreaking. Kathy Antione warned us to avoid anger and negativity (“Don’t be a hatriot.”) Richard Hord gave us more bad news about the federal deficit (“Trump ...