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Letters to the Editor

‘Lawless’ cities shouldn’t get funding

Liberal cries to defund the police have coincided with civil unrest across the country. Massive cuts and calls for defunding police forces in cities have caused a spike in violent crime rates; crimes that would be preventable with the assistance of the police. Policing is an essential aspect ...

Reader supports American Jobs plan

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines infrastructure as the system of public works of a country, state, or region and/or the resources such as personnel, buildings, or equipment required for an activity. On March 31, the Biden administration released the American Jobs Plan, a bold ...

Remembering John Zirbs

For those of you who did not grow up in Elkins, let me introduce you to Super Fan (aka John Zirbs). John is a few years older than me and went to Elkins High School just like I did. By the time I got to high school, John has long since graduated but was still there for every game and sporting ...

Reader comments on political climate

The following statements are clips and quips from recent newscasts and newsprints. All are verifiable. The NYC spokespeople for the alternate lifestyle parade has banned the police from showing a presence because they don’t like them and some LGBTQ and possibly XOJWPMDVZY folks might be ...

Honoring all law enforcement officers

Sunday June 13 is National Day of Prayer and Appreciation for Law Enforcement. With all the negativity and malice toward police and sheriff departments who bravely serve and protect our families, it is important to support those who wear the badge as peace officers. Every day, thousands of ...

Retired trooper calls for safety upgrades

Dear Gov. Justice, This correspondence relates to a matter of life and death on US Route 33/Allegheny Mountain, Pendleton County. Since 1979, throughout my career in the West Virginia State Police and now beyond, I have asked many governors and many DOH personnel to please address this ...