Letters To The Editor

Support FISH

Dear Editor: FISH has helped our community for many years. We now need the community’s support. FISH is an agency that ministers in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by providing food for the needy in our community. Every month between 1,500 and 2,000 people receive food ...

Not good for coal country

Dear Editor, Recently I read about a Houston, Texas-based company wanting to open a natural-gas-fired power plant in the Harrison County Industrial Park. While on the surface, this may seem like a good deal for the area, as you dig deeper and look at the large scale implications, this ...

I’ll help them pack

Dear Editor: There is a distinction of branches called separation of power, that mean under article 1 which is the legislative branch. Which is defining as the house of representative and the senate is vested in congress of the United States. So the president’s executive orders that ...

HCASF neuters feral cats

Dear Editor: At the Oct. 6 Hancock County commission meeting, a woman speaking in support of the animal shelter foundation mentioned me personally during her remarks. She spoke of me as the shelter’s neighbor farmer who “blasted a thousand doves out of the sky.” I should have ...

Do away with Obamacare

Dear Editor: I am on Social Security and Medicare and just found out what the “donut hole” in Obamacare means. One of my 90-day supply of medications went from $180 to $414. What’s next? Obamacare needs changed to bring cost down and eliminate the extra hidden taxes it ...

Money taken from our pockets

Dear Editor: I oppose the income tax rate increase. The water and sewer rates have already recently increased. The new labor contract for the City’s Sewer, Street, Water and Trash department includes a new section which will reopen the contract for increased wage negotiations if the ...

A trusting commission?

Dear Editor: The following is West Virginia Code, Chapter 29B: Freedom of Information, taken from the WV FOI Act: Declaration of Policy: Pursuant to the fundamental philosophy of the American constitutional form of representative government which holds to the principle that government ...

Weld best to fight drug issue

Dear Editor: Without an answer to the drug problem our area is facing, there is no hope for better jobs. Currently, West Virginia  has the highest heroin and opioid drug overdose rate in the nation. Our peoples’ drug addiction issues is one of the most significant factors that has ...

Restore local government funding

Dear Editor:Drug addiction is costly. It costs a person everything to maintain: money, health, relationships - and sometimes your life.Drug addiction costs our communities as well. All types of criminal activity are a result of drug trafficking and addiction.Our law enforcement can't keep up ...

‘Drive-By Media’

Dear Editor:Accusations are easy to make but hard to prove, so when proof is no longer a requirement, the allegation becomes part of the narrative - a talking point. This means it is the "seriousness of the indictment" taking on a life of its own with truth and facts as meaningless cumbersome ...