Letters to the Editor

Revamp Wheeling’s Recycling Program

Editor, News-Register: Wheeling’s mandated recycling program is a disaster. Starting in 1993, it was a success for a few years, receiving eight times the volume that it does now. Any business that drops that much needs some re-evaluation and some new ideas. One problem is enforcement, ...

Smoke-Free Ordinance Should Be Retained

Editor, News-Register: Secondhand smoke is a proven carcinogen; smoke-free air laws are good for business; and employees deserve a healthy smoke-free workplace. These are just a few of the reasons why our county board of health passed a smoke-free ordinance in 2014. Now an effort is ...

Democrats Ignored Obama, Clinton Flaws

Editor, News-Register: People, can’t you see what you have done to America and the world when you voted for Obama once, but that was not enough for you and the Democratic Party, you had to vote again for 4 more years of all the corruption, lies and cover-ups that you should have seen by the ...

Cartoon Demeaning To Civil Rights Icon

Editor, News-Register: I object to the cartoon on the Editorial page on Jan. 18 in The Intelligencer, demeaning Representative John Lewis of Georgia.  John Lewis is an icon of the civil rights movement.  You can read about him in his graphic three-book series, “March,” about his part in ...

Trump’s Actions Show His Heart ‘Cold, Ugly’

Editor, News-Register: Trump sinks to the bottom with his latest move, at least that I’m aware of. After so many despicable attempts to hurt people, he’s at it again. For example: 1. Women abuse. Remember, he said if you’re famous, they let you do whatever you want to do with them, ...

Investigate How, Why Election Was Influenced

Editor, News-Register: I would like to take this opportunity to respectfully respond to a number of points made by Mr. William Welker, who obviously is well-informed and well-educated, and it is by no means my intention to disparage the aforementioned columnist in any way. However, I would ...

Make Marijuana Legal in West Virginia

Editor, News-Register: Regarding Governor Tomblin’s budget recommendations: West Virginia towns, cities, counties, and state governments have pulled hobo pockets inside out, wandering about, lamenting about how to replenish done-in pockets — $213.7 million and racing to $500 million. ...

Move on to Repave Some Wheeling Streets

Editor, News-Register: I want to commend Wheeling city leaders for their hard work on the LGBT ordinance. This is a monumental piece of work that has major national and worldwide impact. It said in the paper that passing this timely and important ordinance would create jobs in Wheeling. I ...

New Labor Secretary Unfit for the Position

Editor, News-Register: Donald Trump has nominated fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder to lead the Labor Department. One would be hard pressed to find a worse candidate for the position. This pick betrays the spirit of the Trump campaign, which is unsurprising, and threatens to leave working people ...

Maybe Now Americans Can Have Real Hope

Editor, News-Register: Now that Trump is officially president, maybe we can get them to fade away and leave Trump alone and give him a chance. Although I heard rumors that the Clintons are preparing their daughter to run for public office. Good grief, won’t they ever give up? Also, the ...

Friends Should Be Able To Criticize Friends

Editor, News-Register: So often, we West Virginians are occupied dousing our domestic and financial fires, and we do not have the freedom to focus on foreign affairs. But your publication’s past editorial — condemning the current Washington administration and praising a faultless Israel ...

Joining Israel’s Foes A Big Mistake for U.S.

Editor, News-Register: This outgoing president has done probably one of the dumbest things I have ever seen. Now, if you’re not a Christian who believes that every promise in the Bible is true, then this letter will mean nothing to you. But if you been taught that there is a deep connection ...

Getting Over Loss In Presidential Election

Editor, News-Register: For the last eight years of Obama, Clinton and the entire Democratic Party has been the most disgusting and irresponsible party America has ever seen or ever wants to see again, from all the corruption, lies and coverups. Michelle Obama said hope is dead, but what she ...

Enjoying Retirement — or Not

Editor, News-Register: In the years, a growing number of people are bothered by hardship in lives after retirement. There is data showing that 35 percent of households in their prime earning years or later have nothing saved in a retirement account and have no access to an original pension. ...

Bring Back Ragtime Music

Editor, News-Register: Today’s music consists of pop, rap, rock, country, jazz, and many more new forms of music. Whatever happened to one of the best genres, ragtime? Just ask Scott Joplin. Well, you can’t really, because he has long been deceased nearly 100 years ago. If Scott were ...

Liberals Shouldn’t Plan to Flee to Canada

Editor, News-Register: It came to my attention lately, that several members of the Hollywood far left declared before the election that, “If Donald Trump was elected they would move to Canada.” Well, the election is over and Trump indeed won. Since I want everyone to be happy, my advice ...

Give Ambulance Crews Discretion on Safety

Editor, News-Register: Recently, an ambulance rolled several times while en route to Columbus from Wheeling, due to icy roads. The patient and a paramedic died as a result. Just to qualify myself, I spent 25 years in emergency medical services and am experienced in every aspect of the ...

Working-Class People Are Being Victimized

Editor, News-Register: There are seven wonders of the world — one of them would be the Colossus of Rhodes. After reading articles in your publications, it occurs to me that there should be an Eighth Wonder, and that is the one in which we blue-color workers continue to the adore and elect ...

Swim Parents Thank Local Businesses

Editor, News-Register: The outpouring of community support for the WPHS swim team, made our basket raffle on December 17th at the Wheeling Park High School Winter Swim Invitational, a success! Many local entrepreneurs were asked for a donation, and the generosity of the Wheeling and ...

Doctor Warns Of Overdose Dangers

Editor, News-Register: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (SAMHSA), a federal agency which deals with drug use, addiction, and overdoses published some very important information and I wanted to share this with the Ohio Valley as this problem affects all of us. The ...