Letters to the Editor

Collect More Taxes

Editor, News-Register: I would like to discuss your recent article concerning state budget reprinted yesterday in the Charleston Gazette—Mail. You point out that “Collections for the state’s general revenue budget soared in comparison to what had been projected. They were more than ...

Stop Drug Mailing

Editor, News-Register: Estimates of the number of deaths of Americans caused by the drug fentanyl range from 30,000 a year and up. The vast majority of manufacturers of this deadly drug are in Red China. They ship the fentanyl to America using the U.S. Postal System! The USPS was ...

Repair Area Roads

Editor, News-Register: Everyone knows the Northern Panhandle’s roads are outrageously horrible. What ever happened to the $840-plus million that was allocated for our roads?? In the Charleston-Huntington area, Route 64 got 18 miles of new asphalt in November and some time before that, an ...

Bush Behavior a Model

Editor, News-Register: Although the passing of anyone is a sad moment , the passing of George H W Bush is a timely reminder of how a caring, compassionate and selfless president should behave. I could go on and on ... Steve Conlon Proctor

Attend Hearing on PTT

Editor, News-Register: I would like to express my opinion on the recent article “Officials: Plant a plus for valley” in the December 3, edition. The article discussed the recent OEPA air permit hearing for the PTT Global Facility (petroleum cracker) proposed to be constructed in Dilles ...

Trump Behavior Cited

Editor, News-Register: Is it not somewhat troubling and a bit disturbing that President Donald J.Trump reportedly decided to essentially isolate himself from leaders of our country’s longest and most loyal allies during recent ceremonies commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ...

Stop Sign Is Needed

Editor, News-Register: My heart begins to race, sweat trickles down my back, my anxiety level rises. Why? I am traveling east-bound on 70 and approaching the on-ramp from Wheeling Island onto I-70 East. It is just a matter of time before a driver, yet again, blows through the yield sign, ...

Program Is a Success

Editor, News-Register: It’s been 25 years since Operation Christmas Child was born from an organization called Samaritans Purse. National Collection Week this year was November 12-19. Though I don’t know numbers yet from across the country, I do know that our little area of eight ...

Ideas for Wheeling

Editor, News-Register: Given we are half-way toward the next mayoral election, perhaps it is time see what the future holds for Wheeling. The past two years are in the past and best forgotten. I pen this letter because of the mayor’s three-minute limit on residents’ input concerning ...

Push for Medicare for All

Editor, News-Register: The path forward for Medicare for All is clearing. It’s very popular among voters across the country. And we’re on track to have more representatives than ever before cosponsor the bill. We could get a vote on Medicare for All as soon as next year. Just two ...

Warner Wrong in Firings

Editor, News-Register: The Wheeling Intelligencer recently asked this question: “Was West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner acting illegally when he fired and replaced 16 employees in his agency not long after taking office in January 2017?” This is a good question and I would like ...

Getting Politics Out of It

Editor, News-Register: Ever wonder how congressmen and senators get their committee assignments? You know of course, that some committees are more powerful and influential than others. Well I wondered, and decided to do a little research to see what the rules and guidelines were to ...

Zalenski Defended

Editor, News-Register: We were horrified to read the press release from the Diocese of Steubenville during the week of Oct. 29. We saw a glaring and blatant gross misrepresentation of at least one name on that list, Father Gary Zalenski. He was lumped into a group of those “who have been ...

Luxury We Can’t Afford

Editor, News-Register: On behalf of all the financially challenged residents of the City of Wheeling, I would like to thank all of those voters that opposed the public safety building levy. Thanks to the WV Constitution that required 60 percent to pass the bond levy, it failed. For those ...

Discussing Immigration Policy

Editor, News-Register: After reading a scathing letter to the editor in the Wheeling News-Register earlier this year, by a frequent contributor, who is obviously not a Trump supporter, I decided to research Stephen Miller and provide accurate information to your readers from a reliable, ...

Helping Homeless Youths

Helping Homeless Youths Editor, News-Register: The outpouring of community support for the eighth annual Wheeling SleepOut on Nov. 2 makes it clear: Businesses and individuals in our communities are convinced, as we are, that it is vital to save our young people from the often tragic ...

St. C Voters Thanked

Editor, News Register: I want to thank the voters of the St. Clairsville-Richland School District who voted against the recent school levies for protecting our senior citizens, our hardworking families and those on a fixed income from the hardships that passage of the levies would have ...

Support Appreciated

Editor, News Register: On behalf of the BRAVE MISS WORLD-WHEELING SCREENING Committee, we want to acknowledge and thank all our sponsors and community support. The documentary shown at the Highlands Event Center November 4 told the story of Linor Abargil’s journey as an 18- year-old, ...

Cracker Opposed

Editor, News Register: The people in the valley are being sold a bill of goods by the politicians when it comes to the cracker plant at Dilles Bottom. We are being promised huge amounts of jobs, that it is safe, and it will be good for the community. What we aren’t being told is that ...

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 ...