Opinion

Planning Better Future in Weirton

Editorials

Weirton’s resources — and that includes those in the private sector as well as local government —are limited. That means a well-focused, coordinated approach to using them is important. That is the goal of those working on a new comprehensive plan for the city. It has implications for ...

How Much Do Spies Know About Us?

Editorials

Much of the media attention on the intelligence community’s surveillance activities has focused on top government officials, right up to and including President Donald Trump. But what about the rest of us? Is the government snooping on Jane and John Q. Public, too? Some members of ...

Make Parking In Wheeling Easier

Editorials

You park the car, get out and decide that because you have several things to do in downtown Wheeling, you’d better put some money into the parking meter. But you don’t have any coins in your pocket or purse. You realize your options are limited: Move the car, go to a store or bank that ...

Don’t Forget Basics on Budget

Editorials

Not much has been heard for several days regarding negotiations on a state budget for the coming year. Rest assured that is only a sign most involved are playing their cards close to the vest. Talks among legislators and Gov. Jim Justice and his staff are proceeding. The fact Justice has ...

Pats on the Back:

Editorials

∫ To volunteers throughout the Ohio Valley — and the businesses that help them with cash and products — who hold “after-prom” activities after junior-senior proms at local high schools. The events include enjoyable activities for prom-goers and, beyond any doubt, keep them from from ...

Providing Accessible, Affordable Higher Education

Local Columns

April is National Community College Month and West Virginia Northern Community College joins more than 1,100 community colleges across the nation in acknowledging the contributions these institutions make to the students and communities we serve. “Nearly half of all undergraduates in the ...

Path Open to Creation of New Manufacturing Jobs

Local Columns

During his presidential campaign, President Trump championed domestic job growth with a focus on slashing red tape and investing in our nation’s infrastructure. Manufacturers were hopeful, but wondered if the campaign promises would amount to more than political rhetoric. Thankfully, ...

Record Number of People Reached by Holiday Blessings

Local Columns

Dreams Come True for Many North Wheeling Community Dream Center, operated by Bethlehem Apostolic Temple, was the scene of a record number of people turning out for the annual Easter food basket giveaway last Saturday. The Rev. Darryl Cummings, pastor, said 1,375 people signed in to receive ...

Why Do We Put Up With It?

Local Columns

If you were planning to attend conservative Ann Coulter’s speech on the University of California’s Berkeley campus this week, you may want to ask for a refund on the airline tickets. UC officials have canceled the Thursday event. Republicans at UCB had invited Coulter to speak about ...

What’s the Future Of Aetnaville Bridge?

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: As the historic Aetnaville Bridge, also known as the Georgia Street Bridge, has been closed to all, including pedestrian, traffic since January 2016, I am curious as to what may be the future plans for the once very popular landmark, which essentially connected ...

Upset About Attempt To Collect Old Fire Fees

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: HELP! Is there anyone who can help me with this problem? For a couple of years now I have been repeatedly billed and threatened for alleged non-payment of fire service taxes/ fees. These alleged non payments are dated from 23, 24, and 25 years ago. I have made ...

Ensure Old Wheeling Island Stadium Is Safe

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: The Ohio County Board of Education can thank a falling piece of concrete for what may have prevented a disaster of epic proportions; failing to properly inspect a structure that is 30 years old, leading to injuries and worse, death, to our children and their families ...

Keep Students Safe on Buses

Editorials

Thursday afternoon was one of those heart-stopping times for people who knew why the sirens just kept echoing off the hills around W.Va. 88 between West Liberty and Wheeling. No doubt, more than a few prayers were said. They were for students on a school bus that crashed about a mile south ...

Cutting the Budget Gradually

Local Columns

You haven’t heard a great deal of wailing and gnashing of teeth from the folks who run scores of fairs and festivals throughout West Virginia during the past few years, have you? Ditto for the Public Broadcasting crowd and the fine arts folks. But all of them — and we’re talking ...

Trim Spending In Ohio Budget

Editorials

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says government spending will be put “under the microscope” to identify ways to cut the state’s two-year budget by $800 million. Let us hope so. One reason why state revenues are lagging is evidence Ohio taxpayers cannot afford to dig any deeper into their own ...

What Really Matters to Us

Local Columns

There’s only so long I can stare at it before I know I have to do something about it. Sure I can continue to close the door and pretend all is well inside my closet, or I can pull up my bootstraps and tackle the mess that lies within. Just because I recently acquired a larger closet than I ...

Democracy’s Death Spiral?

Editorials

"You all start with the premise that democracy is some good. I don't think it's worth a damn. Churchill is right. The only thing to be said for democracy is that there is nothing else that's any better. ... "People say, 'If the Congress were more representative of the people it would be ...

Having Faith In Our Post- Resurrection World

Local Columns

Now that the Easter holiday is behind us, we are all looking to warmer weather, vacations and summer fun-time. I want to share some thoughts, in retrospect, of how we Christians, really view the Resurrection of Jesus. First is a simple realization which most Christians don’t quite get: ...

Protecting Mine Retiree Insurance

Editorials

In little more than a week, thousands of retired coal miners and their families — some right here in the Ohio Valley — will lose their health insurance unless Congress does something to prevent it. Lawmakers, prodded if necessary by President Donald Trump, should view action as an ...