Letters to the Editor

Some things that are not OK

To the editor: Things that are not OK with me right now: The fact that the leader of our country is finalizing plans to weaken the Endangered Species Act, Special Protections Act and our national parks. Example: Donald J. Trump is giving in to the uranium industry (big business) by ...

Keep Hahn as council at large

To the editor: While I do not identify with any political party, I have decided to support Kimberly Hahn for a second term of councilwoman at large. Hahn has responded readily to any concerns I have voiced regarding city issues. I see her as someone who has accomplished much, and she ...

It’s time to enjoy a laugh

To the editor: When’s the last time you’ve heard a good hearty belly laugh? A genuine laugh right from the gut traveling all the way up to the top of the head? One that shakes the very core of one’s being? Not in quite a while, I’ll venture. On TV it’s the programmed laughter of a ...

No value for life

To the editor: It wasn’t that long ago mass murder didn’t exist and you could safely walk down any street and hardly ever locked your doors. What changed and what is creating these worthless monsters of today? In the 1960s, most families attended church, stores were closed on Sunday, ...

Amsterdam embraces outreach of mayor

To the editor: June 28 was the date — Rogers Park in Amsterdam took on a new life. The beautiful setting enjoyed by local residents exploded with fun and activities, as more than 600 people of all ages came together for a nostalgic afternoon with family and friends. Bouncy houses, music, ...

These men are not victims

To the editor: Quick — someone get me a violin so I can start the pity party for all of the pedophile priests who are the “neglected victims” (“Priests accused of abuse turn to under-the-radar group,” Aug. 3.) Why just molly-coddle the priests? What about all of the other pedophiles ...

Time to set record straight

To the editor: It’s time to declare August as “setting the record straight month” here on the Herald-Star’s letters page. Barry Bardone’s letter of Aug. 4 (“Progressives have nothing to offer”) states that members of the Jefferson County Progressive Democratic Coalition ...

Pathetically desperate

To the editor: The mass shootings recently in Gilroy, Calif., El Paso, Texas, and Dayton have elicited the predictable cries for ever more gun regulations. Once again, a few crazies go off the deep end and incite a senseless tragedy, and the typical knee-jerk reaction of the American left is ...

25-Year Club thanks sponsors

To the editor: This is a special thank-you to all the sponsors of the Weirton Steel 25-Year Club. The picnic was held on July 13 at the Serbian Picnic grounds and was very well attended. This was the 73rd picnic, and the members look forward each year to gathering with their co-workers and ...

Don’t blame Trump for acts of others

To the editor: Two tragic shootings happened last weekend, one in El Paso, Texas, and one in Dayton. Both of these mass shootings were done by evil young men. Investigations are ongoing into the lives of these two evil men. Both communities are trying to deal with this man-made tragedy. ...