Letters to the Editor

Letter Set Bad Example For Our Young People

Editor, News-Register: I believe that Mr. David Delk’s letter that appeared in the newspaper Sunday, Dec. 3, began with a believed quote from Abraham Lincoln: “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt.” Perhaps Mr. Delk should have taken that ...

Fight Back Against Tax Cuts for the Rich

The tax bill passed by Republicans on Dec. 2 is one of the greatest acts of thievery in the history of the United States. Let’s be very clear about what is happening here. It is a “two-step” process. First, Republicans are looting the Treasury. They are stealing trillions of dollars ...

We Owe Unpaid Debt To American Indians

Editor, News-Register: Our government paid the American Japanese for placing them in camps during World War II, or so I have heard, and they give the illegals money to live on, as well as the generations of welfare recipients, and some black people feel they should be reimbursed because their ...

Fire Department Seeks Support on Funding

Editor, News-Register: Open letter to the Residents and Business Owners of the Village of Bethlehem: The Bethlehem Fire Department (BFD) is asking the residents and the business owners of the Village of Bethlehem for their support in requesting that the mayor and Village Council reinstate ...

Thanks for Help With John Brown ‘Trial

Editor, News-Register: I am growing tired of the divisive political rhetoric getting in the way of millions of hard-working Americans receiving the relief they deserve— and need — from Congress passing growth-promoting tax cuts. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which the U.S. House of ...

Help West Virginians By Approving Tax Cut

Editor, News-Register: On a moonlit night in mid-October 158 years ago, 21 men, under the command of John Brown, marched eight miles from a farm house in Maryland to the Virginia town of Harpers Ferry. Located at the confluence of the Shenendoah and Potomac Rivers, the town maintained a ...

Birch’s Idea on Trees At Schools Criticized

Editor, News-Register: It is believed Abraham Lincoln said, “better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt.” That’s the predicament Ohio County school board member Tim Birch found himself at Tuesday’s board meeting when he reminisced about his ...

Powhatan Point Fire Department Grateful

Editor, News-Register: I, as fire chief of Powhatan Point Fire Department along, with our members, would like to extend a heartfelt thank you. This past weekend was our 12th annual Christmas in the Village Parade. We would like to thank the following people for helping make it a success: ...

‘Country Roads’ Is Well Known

Editor, News-Register: Open letter to West Virginia Tourism Commissioner Chelsea Ruby: Chelsea: In the Sunday (11/19) edition of the Wheeling News-Register you were given a Pat-on-the-Back for having a hand in purchasing the right to use John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” in ...

Humanism’s Tenets Cited

Editor, News-Register: Humanism is “good without a God.” A humanist has been defined as a “free thinker and takes a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence ...

Harmony House Is Supported

Dear Community & Friends: We wish to thank you for your generous donations and support during our annual fund raiser for Harmony House CAC. With your help and generosity we were able donate $13,100 to Harmony House to support their fight against child abuse and all that they do for our ...

Stop Removing Nation’s Historic Monuments

Editor, News-Register: When is our government going to stop this craziness of tearing down all our history monuments? How will the children, yet to come, know how this country was born? Right now, Stephen Foster in Pittsburgh is the next to go. What will be next? Washington Monument, Iwo ...

Consider New Ideas Regarding Addictions

Editor, News-Register: This morning, Nov. 4, 2017, I was encouraged that the editor of the local newspaper was addressing the issue of drug addiction. He suggests that there are three groups of people who are addicted to drugs: ∫ Cocaine and heroin addicts who “by choice dabbled in ...

Hoping for Reversal In Browns’ Fortunes

Editor, News-Register: As virtually a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan, I must admit that I am extremely disappointed and quite discouraged as to what this once very proud and ultra-successful franchise has now become. I would like to begin with a review of the “early days” in the ...

Helping the Rich, Sticking Us With Bill

Editor, News-Register: Trump and the GOP promised to cut, cut, cut and boy, do they mean it. But it’s not you or I who will benefit. Thanks to Paul Ryan and House Republicans, millions of working class families will pay more taxes to stuff the pockets of the rich and big corporations. ...

We Don’t Need Guns For Protection Anymore

Editor, News-Register: There have been several letters regarding gun control since the Las Vegas shooting. There were views on both sides of the issue. The one view opposed to gun control compared natural causes of death, i.e., health-related death, to defend causes of death involving ...

VA Health Care Professionals Praised

Editor, News-Register: I feel the need to clear up some misconceptions on Department of Veterans Affairs care. I always hear horror tales of anything from lengthy waits to obtain care to death from inept employees. I have been receiving care from the VA for over 20 years now and have ...

Congratulations On Investment in W.Va.

Editor, News-Register: The recent announcement that China Energy Investment Corp. Ltd., will invest $83.7 billion in West Virginia is exciting news for the state. It is also thrilling news for those of us who live just across the Ohio River and are proud to be part of the Mid-Ohio ...

Try Being Real Role Models

Editor, News-Register: I was 23 and stationed at Fort Stewart, Ga., when my commander got the dreaded late night call from the Red Cross that I needed to go home. My father had died. A World War II veteran, a flag-draped coffin, and three of four sons in uniform saluting as taps was played. ...

Veterans, the American Legion Needs You

Editor, News-Register: As a 40-plus year proud member of our community, a veteran and a member of Benwood Blake Brothers Post 46 American Legion, I can say we are more than a canteen/bar. It is also sad to see that the younger generation in the area are not joining the American Legion. The ...