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Letters to the Editor

Confederate Statues Must Go

All vestiges of the Confederacy must go. If you call yourself a Republican, lean Republican or vote Republican, this should be a fundamentally easy issue. Stop ceding the moral high ground on civil rights, equality and freedom to liberals and Democrats. We can believe in small government, ...

Diocese Aid in Flood Relief Is Appreciated

Editor, the News-Register: I am writing to recognize and thank the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and the Most Reverend Bishop Michael J. Bransfield for his generous and timely action to offer the use of the former Bishop Donahue High School to the volunteer groups that are helping the flood ...

Trump Stance Is Offensive to Veterans

Editor, the News-Register: Donald Trump stood up in the lobby of Trump Tower and angrily defended the Nazis and Confederate sympathizers who protested and committed an act of domestic terror in Charlottesville last weekend. Let us be entirely clear about this: This president dishonors the ...

Wheeling Should Expand Recycling

Editor, News-Register: I am pleased to see that the City of Wheeling administration is evaluating its recycling program. For many years I have participated in the program. But it seemed somewhat futile only saving newspapers and cans when so many products families regularly use are packaged ...

Firefighters Oppose Reduction in Funding

Editor, News-Register: The Bethlehem Fire Department Incorporated is a private, nonprofit corporation that has been serving the Village of Bethlehem since 1930. The Fire Department is owned by village residents who purchase shares of stock and operated by a Board of Directors. Partial ...

Justice No More Than a RINO

Does Governor Justice believe that a switch of political parties will help his re-election? He did nothing but fight the West Virginia House of Delegates over the budget, costing the state excess money that we do not have by his causing the special session. He continues to fight and refuses ...

Doing the Right Thing

Editor, News-Register: Voting for the “skinny” repeal of the ACA without a solid plan of replacement passed is an absolutely ridiculous idea. Representatives for the residents of West Virginia have an obligation to vote in our best interest. Luckily, I have work sponsored insurance. ...

Justice Used Democratic Party

Editor, News-Register: Voter fraud in West Virginia is not an issue. The issue here is Jim Justice’s candidate fraud. West Virginia voters elected Democrat Justice in good faith and we were rewarded with lies and deception. It is incomprehensible that he is allowed to change his party ...

News Media Bias Has Gone Too Far to Fix

Our local newspapers have a well- earned reputation for fair play, accuracy and honesty. Not so for our big-city so called neighbors. The following are quotations from a speech delivered by Michael Goodwin, the chief political columnist for the New York Daily Post, published in Imprimise, a ...

Affordable Housing For Purchase Needed

Editor, News-Register: Affordable housing, not renting: Having lived here near Wheeling all my life and seen this area lose factories and population. It is nice to see all the new housing being built in the Wheeling. They are all very nice and quality built. As we baby boomers approach the ...

Thanks for the Work At Bishop Donahue

Editor, News-Register: The Knights of Columbus Wheeling Council 504 wishes to express deep appreciation to the numerous administrators, faculty, staff, coaches, advisors, and volunteers for the many years of service to and faith formation of the youth who were educated at Bishop Donahue ...

Will Trump Behavior Grow Worse?

As the presidency of Donald J. Trump appears to continue in a most disturbing and alarming downward spiral, I fear that his shocking lack of competence, poor judgment, lack of any sense of professionalism, combined with his unparalleled arrogance and narcissism could very well seriously ...

Protecting Dogs From Heatstroke

Editor, News-Register: Every year, thousands of dogs die from being overheated inside parked cars. On a mild 73-degree day, the temperature inside a car can reach 120 degrees in 30 minutes. On a 90-degree day, the interior of a vehicle can reach 160 degrees in just a few minutes. Heatstroke ...

Opinions Expressed Through ‘Bean Polls’

Editor, News-Register: On June 16 and 17 two “Bean Polls,” called that because opinions were expressed by placing dried beans in jars, were conducted at Wheeling Arts & Culture Fest by Ohio Valley PEACE. While visitors to the OVP booth were invited randomly to participate, those doing ...

Budget More of Same Cuts That Hurt

Editor, News-Register: Budget? Again, West Virginia has no real plans to generate new or real working revenue. The headlines state that a budget has been passed! Well, sadly, it is not a working budget but once again a slash in services that are for the very people who need them the ...

Sanders Was Tool The Russians Used

Editor, News-Register: It is now clear beyond peradventure that the Russians preferred Trump to Clinton. Further, it is fatuous, I would suggest, that a man a meticulous as Putin would wait until the general election to attempt to derail Mrs. Clinton. We all know that a socialist is a ...

Excessive Celebration By Athletes Criticized

Editor, News-Register: As a longtime sports enthusiast, I must admit that I am somewhat disappointed that the hierarchy of the National Football League has decided to be more tolerant and less restrictive in its approach to players celebrating during games. Personally, oftentimes I find the ...

Vetanze Is Neighbor Everyone Would Like

Editor, News-Register: Three years ago I got cancer, AFIB, heart disease, broken hip and other illnesses, and my neighbor Dan Vetanze asked me if he could do anything for me. My neighbor Dan would go to the store for me, and do whatever we asked him to do, and never asked for anything in ...

Speak Out Against Planned EPA Cuts

Editor, News-Register: Budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency will hurt the Ohio Valley in President Trump’s budget proposal. The U.S. Congress is responsible for the budget in the long run. If you are concerned about the elimination of these programs, call your senators and ...

Halfway Houses Are Not the Drug Problem

Editor, News-Register: As a former resident of Bellaire, one who was born and raised there, I have to take issue with Bellaire Councilwoman Nikki Liberatore’s quote, “When someone told me that, I about dropped over. ... How do we stop that stuff? I’m sure people don’t want that in ...