Letters to the Editor

Wheeling Hospital’s Motives Questioned

Editor, News-Register: I read with interest the article in your Saturday (March 18) newspaper entitled “Wheeling Hospital Requests Hearing on OVMC Sale.” Let me begin by saying, I’m so fed up with the animosity that exists between Wheeling Hospital and Ohio Valley Medical Center. I’m ...

Let’s Talk About What Obamacare Costs Us

Editor, News-Register: There have been two recent articles in the paper about replacing Obamacare. The first was about how this change would hurt many states. The second was the rally in Wheeling against replacing Obamacare. Let’s add some facts concerning both. First, West Virginia ...

We Still Have Freedom To Think Independently

Editor, News-Register: In the March 17th edition of The Intelligencer, Mr. J. Cohen of the West Virginia notes that, “we have friends, neighbors and family members that have horrible political beliefs.” I would ask, based on whose criteria? Is not civil liberty the ability to hold ...

Wheeling’s History Should Be Our Future

Editor, News-Register: The last couple of years, I have been researching Wheeling’s history. The city that started as a frontier town, then transitioned into being an important stop for westward expansion, then became a staple in manufacturing. All of these stages are something to be proud ...

Look at Numbers on the Levy

Editor, News-Register: Marshall County levy alert: First of all, I want to say I’m not opposed to a levy! But I am opposed to this levy. I’m for the best education our children can get. I think our teachers should make fair wages. In fact, some of the students they are forced to put ...

Certificate of Need Process Costly, Outdated

Editor, News-Register: I read Senator Ferns column “Certificate of Need Program Not Healthy for W.Va.” in Sunday, March 12, News-Register and couldn’t agree more that it needs to be repealed. The CON process regulates hospital expansion, equipment purchases and rates. Hospitals are ...

Editorial on W.Va. Budget Is Criticized

Editor, News-Register: Pertaining to your G.O.P. Budget Is Pro-Growth Plan editorial: After I stopped laughing, I began to cry over such contradictions in term. “You can’t spend what you don’t have,” as you wrote, praising the Republican policy, flies in the face of anyone’s logic ...

Concerns About Health Care Proposal Listed

Editor, News-Register: In the Wheeling Intelligencer on March 7 was an article about repealing the Affordable Care Act. Congressman David McKinley is saying what the bill Congress is trying to replace it with it keeps. The bad part of this terrible legislation is what it doesn’t keep. The ...

Stop Delays in Congress, Get Something Done

Editor, News-Register: If any Democrats or far left idiots did not agree with what President Donald Trump said at his address to Congress, then not one of them could call themselves Americans. I am so proud of Donald Trump because of what he said. I know that it comes from the heart and ...

If Trump Has Evidence, He Should Present It

Editor, News-Register: At 3:35 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017, the 45th and current president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, stated in a tweet that he had “just found out that his telephones were wire tapped in Trump Tower just before his election victory,” accusing his ...

Changing Minds On Collection of Race Data

Editor, News-Register: Regarding “Ohio Police must collect traffic stop data”: Officers must now collect data on the race and gender of people they pull over in traffic stops or take aside for questioning. This was a policy in many agencies across the country for years, until the ...

Basing Water Rules On Science, Not Rhetoric

Editor, News-Register: As president/CEO of Eagle Manufacturing, an engineer, and a supporter of manufacturing growth in West Virginia, I have an interest in promoting fair standards and good science. Both are under attack by the opponents of HB 2506, The West Virginia Fair Standards Act. ...

Privatization Not Good Idea for We, the People

Editor, News-Register: President Trump is said to be preparing to privatize key public services, including the Veterans Administration (VA), public schools, and public broadcasting, expanding private prisons and launching a privatized infrastructure program. Republicans in Congress want to ...

Pence, Trump Actions, Appointees Criticized

Editor, News-Register: As a retired elementary public school teacher, I am appalled, frustrated and disgusted at Mike Pence, the do-nothing congressman for 12 years, the Indiana governor who is remembered for passing the Freedom of Religion Act which made it legal to discriminate against gays ...

There’s No Substitute For Winning the Game

Editor, News-Register: Kim North's article in the sports section about Buckeye North appointing Roger Herbert (an interesting name, to be sure) head football coach contained a comment of Mr. Herbert’s about Mark Cisar, one of his predecessors, which caught my attention: The one thing that I ...

Don’t Allow Environment To Be Devastated in W.Va.

Editor, News-Register: Apparently our beloved state will need a new slogan, because “West Virginia, Wild and Wonderful” just won’t cut it anymore — not if Shelley Moore Capito, Joe Manchin, and David McKinley have anything to say about it. Their actions indicate that “West ...

Sentence in Credit Union Embezzlement Is Cited

Editor, News-Register: News Item, Wheeling News-Register, February 25: “Kathleen Gramlich, the former director of Ohio County Schools Public Credit Union who pleaded guilty to embezzlement, was sentenced today to one day in jail and ordered to pay a $100 fine and make restitution in ...

View Health Insurance As Right, Not a Privilege

Editor, News-Register: After seven years of obstructionism, demagoguery and virtually countless votes by congressional Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as Obamacare, the nation now awaits how President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans will proceed to ...

RESA Vital for First Responders

Editor, News-Register: If you are a West Virginian, and you’ve needed emergency services (Fire, Rescue, Police) you can thank RESA (Regional Education Service Agency) for your help. They train in all aspects of emergency service, offer affordable modern training to fire, EMS, police, ...

Don’t End Funding For Public Broadcasting

Editor, News-Register: I praise Gov. Jim Justice’s State of the State speech. It’s rare that a governor is realistic, but, in the end, optimistic: that if we address reality now we’ll lighten up the end of the tunnel for tomorrow. I applaud his enthusiasm and commitment to education ...