Letters to the Editor

Say No to Cracker

Editor, News-Register: While visiting a beautiful little town in the mountains of Banner Elk, N.C., I picked up a June 2018 issue of “Blue Ridge Outdoors.” As I began to look through the magazine, what caught my eye was the picture of Dilles Bottom and Moundsville. The article is titled ...

Good Samaritans

Editor, News-Register: On Sunday, Oct. 28, my husband and I were on 1-70 eastbound on our way to The Highlands. In the area between Wheeling Hospital and the truck weigh station, we hit a large pothole and blew out the passenger side back tire. Thank goodness we were near the exit by the ...

U.S. Status Diminished

Editor, News-Register: During President Trump’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly, the president, in truly Trumpian fashion, incredibly stated that his administration had already “accomplished more than almost any administration in U.S. history.” All this, unbelievably, ...

Dial Back the Toxicity

Editor, News-Register: Fear is a lot like opioids in that the fear-monger must keep increasing the level of fear to keep getting the effect he wants just as the dealer encourages greater use to keep his mark addicted. The danger is that at some point a crazy person will take it upon himself ...

Under Assault

Editor, News-Register: We are under assault in Belmont County! We all just got a post card from the auditor telling what our current appraised value is, according to the county, and what our proposed appraisal is going to be. This is all we know! We are not given the formula for how are taxes ...

DHHR Choice Explained

Editor, News-Register: To the editor regarding the Wheeling Department of Health and Human Resources location: The replacement of the existing Wheeling DHHR first went to public bid in approximately the 2006-2007 time frame, with no respondents meeting the criteria of the bid regarding ...

Don’t Let Dems Win

Editor, News-Register: A few weeks ago, President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, who is now a Democrat, stated that this is the most important mid-term election in our lifetime. Since then that sentiment has been echoed over and over in the press; recent events demonstrate that this ...

Vote For Amendment 1

Editor, News-Register: This election day, West Virginians will have an historic opportunity to change our state constitution by voting FOR passage of Amendment 1. As it now stands, West Virginia is one of only 17 states that require state Medicaid dollars to fund elective abortions (that is, ...

Lions Club Grateful

Editor, News-Register: The Warren Township Lions Club would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all who have supported our efforts and projects during the year. We loved your attendance and feedback at our summer “Concerts in the Park” season as we tried our best to ...

Levy Questions Posed

Editor, News-Register: Questions on who pays for the levy in Wheeling. Will the OVGH, Wheeling Hospital, Peterson Hospital, the Health Plan, Wheeling Jesuit University, WV Northern Community College, all of the churches in the city, all private and public schools in the city, all hotels, ...

Powhatan Deserves More

Editor, News-Register: I’m Pattie Meyer. I’ve lived most of my life in Powhatan Point, Ohio, intermittingly living in various other places. I’ve been lucky because I’ve had the opportunity to travel almost everywhere I’ve wanted to and people ask me why I choose to still live in ...

City Levy Opposed

Editor, News-Register: I’ve noticed a public relations campaign encouraging the voters of the City of Wheeling to vote “For” the multi-million dollar levy to construct a new public safety building. A couple of questions: Who is funding this initiative? The cost to the property owner ...

Think About Issue 1

Editor, News-Register: Dear Fellow Addicts: For over 20 years, I smoked cigarettes and was severely addicted to nicotine. So much so that there was a time when I thought that I would never be able to quit smoking. Over the years I lost count of the number of the times I tried to quit. ...

Any Appeal Anti-Trump Attorney Had Is Gone

At last, Democrats and Republicans have found common ground in hoping that Michael Avenatti, the wannabe progressive president, will soon disappear. Best known as the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels and more recently for representing Julie Swetnick, who leveled a dubious gang-rape ...

Re-Elect Joe Manchin

Editor, News-Register: My name is Tom Burgoyne and some of you may know me, as I spent 27 years of my 33 year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Wheeling Resident Office of the bureau. Subsequently, I was honored to have been elected as the sheriff of Ohio County from ...

Asking for a Lot

Editor, News-Register: I wonder if the St. Clairsville School District is trying to confuse the taxpayers. They say one levy is for a new high school, a new elementary school and a fine arts theater; also they will build a new field house and replace the turf and resurface the track. The ...

Always a Big Smile

Editor, News-Register: On Wednesday of this past week, I attended the noon mass at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Chapline Street. (As my friends can assure you, I am not boasting of my righteousness here but, rather, as Martin Luther said, acknowledging that “the Church is the right ...

Consider the Debt

Editor, News-Register: Many pundits and politicians extol the current growth of the American ecoonomy and ask, “What’s wrong with that?” I want to point out one of the things that is wrong. The recent increase in the growth rate of our economy, which has been growing steadily over more ...

Kammer Discussed

Editor, News-Register: In response to the reader’s letter in your October 21, 2018 edition entitled “Explosions Questioned” we offer this response. To clarify a misunderstanding in the reader’s letter, AEP is no longer owner of the property and was not and is not responsible for ...

Nickerson Supported

Editor, News-Register: The undersigned write this letter to express their support for the candidacy of Don Nickerson for Ohio County commissioner. We all come from different backgrounds and a variety of political persuasions, but we all agree on one thing — that Don Nickerson is the right ...