Letters to the Editor

Restrain Netanyahu

Editor, News-Register: In the history of the world, by far the greatest crime that has ever been committed was the NAZI attempted genocide of the Jewish people when more than six million Jews were murdered at the direction of Hitler and Himmler. After World War II the civilized world ...

Help Save WJU

Editor, News-Register: Stopped at the cemetery today to tell my Dad, Tom Carrigan “We’re trying, Dad, we’re trying.” In 1954 there were 90 new freshmen and their courageous parents willing to take a leap of faith on young Jesuit priests and a brand new, muddy Wheeling College. My ...

Neglect a Problem

Editor, News-Register: Vacant Property? I’ve re-written this letter several times, only to discover at each writing that it was turning into a book instead of a letter. So it begins anew! Vacant, abandoned, and neglected residential and commercial property is prevalent throughout our ...

Preventing Suicide

Editor, News-Register: On Sunday, April 28, Jerry’s Walk — Illuminating Suicide Awareness held its third annual suicide prevention Walk in St. Clairsville. The event is an opportunity to encourage an open conversation around suicide, with a goal of removing the stigma attached to what is ...

Keep Patients Safe

Editor, News-Register: Are patients in the hospital being cared for as well as they should be? No. As a registered nurse (RN) working in a hospital in the state of West Virginia, I experience the first-hand circumstances of unsafe nurse staffing. During the 2019 legislative session, House ...

Anthem ‘a Travesty’

Editor, News-Register: We are writing today with reference to the arena football team, West Virginia Roughriders. We attended the Friday night, April 26, game at WesBanco Arena. The game was great, the crowd was good and we enjoyed it all but for one thing. The playing of the National ...

Forever Blessed

Editor, News-Register: Open letter to the students, faculty and alumni of our beloved Alma Mater, Wheeling Jesuit University: Fifty-one years ago, we left our homes and our familiar neighborhood for the hills of West Virginia. This was before John Denver’s “Take Me Home Country ...

Improving Office

Editor, News-Register: As Jefferson County Clerk of Courts, I am pleased to announce I have secured a grant to modernize the Jefferson County Common Pleas Court General Division’s case management system. With the assistance of Judge Michelle G. Miller and Judge Joseph J. Bruzzese Jr., I ...

City Debt a Concern

City Debt a Concern Editor, News-Register: Debt! One only has to look at our national debt, which was $22,026,919,403,453.14 at the time I wrote this letter on Thursday, April 25, 2019, to feel detached from reality. I’ve never seen numbers that high, but I believe it is trillions of ...

Defending Kate Smith

Editor, News-Register: Another proof the apocalypse is upon us. How does the removal of Kate Smith from New York Yankee and Philadelphia Flyers history help anything? Where are the protesters for “fat shaming” the obese, patriotic songstress by removing her statue in Philadelphia? Is the ...

Deal, or No Deal?

Editor, News-Register: If rumors are true, our current mayor and city council continue to show why they’re way out of their element when it comes to redevelopment. The most recent rumor is that the new owners of 1107 and 1109 Main Street (which the city bought for $300,000) have been unable ...

Finding Blame on Roads

ditor, News-Register: In reply to an editorial on repairing roads: Correct: Marshall County residents are not unreasonable. It will take time to make the necessary repairs. However, somebody — let’s blame the governor — is not holding those responsible accountable. Number one is ...

Control Obesogens

Editor, News-Register: During a late November meeting with members of the House of Delegates and state Senate rule making committees, member Rebecca McPhail, president of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, questioned the necessity of lowering the amounts of harmful pollutants in the ...

Open Letter To Brooke Board

Editor, News-Register: Open letter to the Brooke County Board of Education: The reorganization of any Board of Education Central Office is a radical idea. Especially one that seeks to remove all directors and the entire finance department. During personnel season some RIFs and transfers ...

Ratify Amendment

Editor, News-Register: A brief introduction to a beneficial civics lesson: There were 39 amendments to the Constitution proposed during the ratification process in 1787. Twelve were approved by Congress and sent to the states for ratification. Ten of these were ratified in 1789 and have ...

Thank You, Jesuits

Editor, News-Register: It was with a heavy heart that I learned of the end of the Jesuit affiliation with Wheeling Jesuit University. As the institution opens another chapter, I want to take a moment and say, “thank you” to the Society of Jesus. Thank you for putting up with us when we ...

More Fake News

Editor, News-Register: More mischief (unintended or otherwise) from the Fake News Bureau, the AP. On page 10 of the Wednesday, April 24 edition, the AP claims that “millions of Hispanics and immigrants could go uncounted” as the conservative majority on the Supreme Court “seemed ready ...

Compassion at Risk

Editor, News-Register: The first sentence in the preamble of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights reads: “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the ...

‘Trust Us,’ They Say

Editor, News-Register: Trust Me! You’ve all heard those words “trust me” at one time or another in your life. I don’t know about you, but when I hear those words uttered, I want to back up against a wall so my wallet doesn’t get taken. In any case, that appears to be what our ...

Save Aetnaville Span

Editor, News-Register: As a result of an in-depth inspection of the historic Aetnaville Bridge, also known as the Georgia Street Bridge, by professionals from the West Virginia Division of Highways in October 2015, the structure, which had connected Wheeling Island with Aetnaville ...