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Letters to the Editor

We cannot give in to despair despite crisis

To the residents of Randolph County, West Virginia and the United Sates of America: After much thought I have decided to add my two cents to this real and serious pandemic that we all are facing. (Yes, the young people also.) Please do not despair; do not panic; listen to what the health ...

Playing party politics with stimulus bill

Do any of you readers think the risk of thousands of people dying could stir compassion in a Democrat’s heart? Especially in a Democrat with a title of Speaker and Minority Leader preceding their name. More specific, Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader Schumer, two people I hope to never get ...

‘Chicken Little’ is sometimes justified

What if the sky was not falling? What if all the hysterical calls for the end of everything was a bid for ratings, views, clicks,and likes. Well, it is, because most news outlets have to fight the most popular shows to get ratings and add revenue. It’s not the fault of the news outlets ...

Veterinarian looks at coronavirus issues

Like most people, I am concerned about the health and well-being of my family (two- and four-legged) and my friends. As a veterinarian, I must be concerned for my clients and their pets. News, social media and television programs are filled with stories and impressions of COVID-19. The danger ...

Good advice is simple

School closings, sports event cancellations, food hoarding... we live in a new coronavirus-induced world. Yet some personal health facts remain unchanged. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer good advice for preventing community spread and personal infection: apply ...

Using the crisis as a political tool

At a time when we need to come together as a nation and cooperate to combat this new health scare the Democratic establishment is using it as an opportunity to belittle President Trump’s handling of the outbreak. They are acting no better than the Chinese by trying to create a false ...

Imagine a better West Virginia

Imagine if you will a West Virginia where millionaires can’t buy elections and the Governor will fight for working families like he’s done his entire life. Imagine a West Virginia where a healthcare system keeps us healthy and doesn’t bankrupt us; where there’s an expansion of rural ...

Reader responds to Belington mayor

Oh, Maureen Laskey-Satchell. The mayor who can’t seem to tell the truth and lives in a world of alternative reality. First of all, I did in fact find many violations at the Civic Center, which I still have pictures, showing children in high risk of being hurt. Is there a law stating I ...

Resident details meeting incident

The citizens of Belington have a right to know. Aaron Crummel was recently accused of reprehensible behavior at the Belington Civic Center. The acting mayor, Maureen Lasky-Setchell, had him served with a no trespassing order. We asked if it would help if we wrote a statement about what ...

Benefit deemed a success

Thanks to the “Saint Patrick’s Spaghetti Cookers” the United Way of Randolph County has added $8,456.25 towards their campaign goal with their annual meatball hoagie sale. We would like to extend a very special thank you to Jim and Pat Rossi for the behind the scenes coordination for ...

Parties in conflict

If I should never get another chance to express my disgust with the Democrats who are in positions of power in this nation, I want to make this a good one. Cry Baby Schumer, standing before mics and cameras on the plaza of the Supreme Court of the United States spewed venomous hate speech the ...

America’s changing

Just so you know, I’m no longer a white, 64-year-old, male, conservative. I’ve broken the shackles that have kept me in bondage my entire life. I now identify as an 18-year-old, liberal, undocumented, Hispanic, transgender, female immigrant who’s looking for a better life. My needs are ...

Legislation may affect annexation

Those involved in the fight against annexation around the city of Elkins are not the only ones in the fight. Those living around Morgantown have been in the fight since last year. Leading that fight is former Morgantown Mayor Jim Manilla. Manilla assists in heading up an organization call ...

Who owns the Swinging Bridge?

Having just read the recent article in The Inter-Mountain, once again I would like to comment on the current situation of the old historic swinging bridge. I am a previous citizen of Elkins and carry a deep appreciation of its history. I have fond memories of growing up in the Baxter and ...

Reader is eager for May 12 primary

West Virginians in Wheeling and now Fairmont have had to deal with the news that their health care centers, Ohio Valley Regional Medical Center and Fairmont Regional Medical Center, are closing. Who’s next? Granted, even a more activist governor may not have been able to save these ...

Legislation touches on peaceful protests

I implore The Inter-Mountain and all its readers write and call your state senators to defeat House Bill 4615. No matter your views on pipelines and other infrastructure projects, peaceful protest is a fundamental American principle taught in High School Civics and protected by the Bill of ...

Getting involved on the state level

When washing my laundry, I noticed the items were not as clean as I would like them to be. I wasn’t getting the results I wanted. I was using the same machine, same detergent, same water level, and same temperature of water so the laundry was always the same. I thought perhaps it was the ...

Congressional office thanked for assistance

I joined the United States Marine Corps at the age of 18 and served my country proudly for six years. A while ago, due to a misunderstanding with the Veterans Administration, my 70% disability benefits from service-connected injuries were terminated. I had nowhere to turn, the situation ...

Giving up different types of food for Lent

Feb. 26 marks the beginning of Lent, the period leading up to Easter, when devout Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the wilderness. The call to abstain from eating animals is as traditional as Genesis 1:29, yet as current as the teaching of ...

Elkins annexation efforts explained

The Common Council of the City of Elkins recently adopted an ordinance proposing the annexation of three properties into the city’s municipal limits, using a process known as minor boundary adjustment. These ordinances were recommended by council’s Economic Growth and Development Committee ...