Letters To The Editor

Entitlement

Dear Editor: I read a Letter to the Editor stating and talking about what they called “entitlement.” Since when has Social Security or Medicare been an “entitlement?” Many, if not all, older people worked 30-40 years to receive this money. The promise was if you work and pay into ...

Thanks all around

Dear Editor: Thanks with Easter seasonal blessing greetings to Kaval-Levine Management, Property Manager Kathy Buzzard, Paula Criss of Lexington Country Homes, Maintenance Manager Mark Stewart, along with maintenance workers Tammie Hill, Ron Pyles, Charles Keyes and Randy Simmons and families ...

‘Shaking Hands with Opium’

Dear Editor: “Shaking Hands with Opium” Raised by a nightmare, I stood in a dream I visually glare at the faces unseen I’m swallowing in, and losing my breath Addiction places me in a dance with death Entranced by the judgement of your own conviction I’m asking you now, ...

Healthy start times needed

Dear Editor: Schopenhauer’s three stages of truth: “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” At this point of time, the Hancock County Board of Education is strongly anchored at ...

Pitch in, clean up

Dear Editor: I would like to address our terrible litter situation in Hancock County, W.Va. I know the problem is all over this Ohio Valley, but I live here and am working to help fix this issue locally. This litter is a problem. It costs all of us time, money, energy and misery. It is ...

“No More’

Dear Editor: April of each year brings together two related awareness campaigns: Victims of Crime and Sexual Assault. The theme for the 2017 Victims of Crime campaign is “Strength, Resilience, Justice.” For Sexual Assault month it is “Engaging New Voices.” Though these two ...

Wasted dollars?

Dear Editor: Do you know what the figure $88,000 represents? This is the amount of money the Hancock County Commission offered the Foundation if it signed a contract to operate the Hancock County Animal Shelter for the current fiscal year. Adding the $100,000 in excess levy money, the total ...

Drug Court right move

Dear Editor: Being a former law enforcement officer in Pennsylvania, I read with extreme interest, the new court program focused on drug offenders. With my background, at one time, I naturally leaned in the direction of incarceration — even for some first offenders. However, that was of ...

A better description

Dear Editor: For the last eight years, it was unflatteringly obvious that the elected representatives of the Democrat Party had tossed the rule of law aside. Oops, sorry, “unflatteringly obvious” is too PC, so “blatantly criminal” is a far better description. At every turn, when ...

Pink be gone

Dear Editor: No more apologies accepted. By now, because of other pink plumes, doesn’t anyone know what makes the plume pink? By mixing the wrong things with other wrong things. Duh! So, tell your children and grandchildren to go outside and play under the cotton candy clouds. This ...