Letters to the Editor

You Can Fool Some …

Editor, News-Register: Trust Us! Somewhere in my memory banks I recall the following being promised “a chicken in every pot, and a car in every garage,” and, “Government Of, By, and For the People…not the monied interests.” The first quote was by Herbert Hoover (1928), and the ...

Views Seem Different

Editor, News-Register: If congressional Democrats and the media had cared so much about the air traffic controllers (all American tax-paying citizens) during their “illegal “ strike in the 1980s as they do about those wanting to enter the U.S. “illegally” now, Reagan might have ...

Potter Should Apologize

Editor, News-Register: I was appalled to read that the WV GOP Chairwoman, Melody Potter, applauded a fellow Republican state senator’s call for intolerance against members of the LGBTQ community. I expect more of all West Virginians than this, and especially of someone in a position of ...

Explaining Injection Wells

Editor, News-Register: This is in response to the July 6 letter in The Intelligencer regarding injection wells in Belmont County. I believe misinformation was intentionally portrayed, and it is obvious that education on this topic is needed. First off, fluids being injected into Class II ...

Really Reforming the Church

Editor, News-Register: Archbishop Lori recently gave an interview to The Intelligencer, and I praise the paper for providing him the space to explain the church’s problems. The content of that interview; however, makes clear that there is no need for anyone to listen to him any more. ...

Dangerous Intersection Condition Being Ignored

Editor, News-Register: I am writing this letter about the ridiculous way the Jefferson extension road goes from Moundsville onto Route 2. I have not talked to a single person that has not commented on how dangerous this intersection was designed. This past week a car going south on Route 2 ...

Need for Traffic Cameras Defended

Editor, News-Register: In reference to the commentary by Bob Barr on May 29 regarding “putting brakes on stop light cameras,” did he get a ticket for violating a traffic light, or was he exposed on camera? Or possibly had to pay fine or go to court. Well if he did, I’m sure he ...

Police Protection Needs Improved in D.C.

Editor, News-Register: Where were the police? That’s the question we ought to be asking about what happened to a group of Kentucky high school students in Washington D.C. after the pro-life march. Why wasn’t the police department conducting better patrol of Washington hot spots? ...

Everyone’s in a Hurry

Editor, News-Register: I find myself laughing a lot these days, mostly to myself — out loud. NO, this letter isn’t about roads, drug overdoses, the lack of adequate bathroom facilities for all genders in the building that serves as headquarters for our city’s finest, teachers’ ...

Downtown Conditions Are Bemoaned

Editor, News-Register: How is the trip downtown? We dodged potholes, looked east and west for a store to shop at. We pulled into a meter spot, hoping to get back before the meter expires. Can’t afford a $10 ticket. Left town after lunch at one of the limited amount of restaurants we do ...

Letter to the Editor

Editor’s note: Robert Murray, president and CEO of Murray Energy Corp., has penned this letter to Belmont County commissioners concerning two proposed wastewater injection wells in Richland Township. Dear commissioners: We are writing in regard to an issue a very great concern to our ...

Celebrating the Bridge

Editor, News-Register: I would like to take this opportunity to respectfully pay homage to the wonderful and historic structure known as the Wheeling Suspension Bridge, which recently was celebrated for the 170th anniversary of its opening, while remaining very viable and productive, as it ...

Giving Marockie Credit

Editor, News-Register: How quickly we forget — the days of schools falling apart, being overcrowded, and lacking necessary facilities — until in 1976 Dr. Henry Marockie, after one year in office as superintendent of Ohio County Schools, built a school that rivaled any other school in the ...

NIP Blight in Wheeling

Editor, News-Register: Most of you that read this letter live in areas of Wheeling that haven’t been touched by the blight that some of our fellow citizens have to live beside. So you might have a hard time grasping the daily sight of an abandoned, vacant, or poorly maintained structure ...

McKinley Thanked

Editor, News-Register: Since the Peace Corps was created by President Kennedy in a 1961 Executive Order, more than 240,000 volunteers have served in over 141 countries on five continents. More than 700 of them were from West Virginia; approximately 400 of them still live in West ...

Enforcing Building Codes

Editor, News-Register: Code Enforcement could also be called Ordinance Enforcement if you really think about it. Since I’ve become a self-appointed citizens’ advocate, it has slowly dawned on me that the majority of issues and complaints I bring to light are all related to a lack of, or ...

Changing ‘the Game’ at WPHS

Editor, News-Register: The rock band Queen had a hit single in 1980 called “Play the Game,” and playing the game is exactly what you have to do at Wheeling Park High School if you want to compete for valedictorian or salutatorian or even finish ranked in the top 10 in the graduating ...

Hire Independent Consultant

Editor, News-Register: St. Clairsville’s mayor is not willing to hire an ndependent out-of-town consultant. An independent consultant would be vested with duties to include evaluating the water plants, recommending if the city should get on county water and providing an estimate of how ...

Rethinking Public Education

Editor, News-Register: In your Saturday edition you had three articles relating to our current public education issues. The first is the problem with teacher absenteeism. This all stems from a number of things started as money-saving policy change by the State of West Virginia Department ...

Bill Raises Questions

Editor, News-Register: I’m writing this letter to inform your readers about the West Virginia Senate Bill No. 1039, also known as “Omnibus 2.0.” Here is a link to read the full bill: ...