Letters to the Editor

Approve Brooke Levy

Editor, News-Register: When our confidence in our state and federal government gets shaken, we can still count on our little community to provide an amazing array of services to help us. I am always thankful I settled in Brooke County. The well-being of each citizen is nurtured by our ...

‘Woody’ Backs Manchin

Editor, News-Register: Senator Joe Manchin deserves thanks for standing up for West Virginia veterans. Joe has always had our backs and now we need to have his back. I’m proud to support Joe for the U.S. Senate because he always does what’s best for our state. Throughout his time as ...

Approve Amendment 1

Editor, News-Register: This Nov. 6, West Virginia voters will have a unique responsibility to vote on a short constitutional amendment. We can vote to protect the unborn by voting “YES” for Amendment One. If Amendment One passes with a “YES” vote, women on Medicaid will no longer have ...

Approve St. C Levy

Editor, News-Register: I am a Bethany College graduate, a 54-year alumnus of St. Clairsville High School, proud father of two successful St. Clairsville High School graduates, and grandfather of a wonderful second grader in the St. Clairsville-Richland City School District. I also am a ...

Keep Ferns in Senate

Editor, News-Register: Let me make this clear from the start! I am not a Republican nor am I a Democrat. I have been a registered no-party Independent since 1972, when I first registered to vote. I did not vote for Nixon and I did vote for Bill Clinton the first time. But, perhaps a bit of ...

Vote for Longwell

Editor, News-Register: I’m writing to encourage everyone to get out and vote on Nov. 6th. This election is an important one and has an impact on our future. I’m supporting Denny Longwell from Wetzel County, for West Virginia Senate from District 2 and would like to tell you about the ...

Approve St. C Levy

Editor, News-Register: I hope this letter reaches some of those who are on the fence about the St C. school bond issue or even the naysayers, as well as the bond issue supporters. I have been dismayed by the negativity, misinformation and publicity masquerading as “Stop and Learn the ...

Say Yes to the Levy

Editor, News-Register: There is a great deal of misinformation being spread about the St. Clairsville schools levy. Build STC wants everyone to make an informed decision on Nov. 6, so here are some facts. First, it’s important to remember what this levy is about: children. These ...

Send Ihlenfeld to Senate

Editor, News-Register: We need and deserve better representation of the Northern Panhandle in the West Virginia Senate. Bill Ihlenfeld is the right person for the job. Our state legislature is broken — mired in partisan bickering, unable to work together to act in the best interest of our ...

Nickerson Is Supported

Editor, News-Register: I am a Democrat and have been a Democrat for most of my adult life. Having said that, I find that when it comes to local elections it doesn’t matter whether a particular candidate is a Republican or a Democrat. Oftentimes in local elections, one has a better chance of ...

Elect Don Nickerson

Editor, News-Register: This letter is written in full support of Don Nickerson for Ohio County commissioner. Don is an honest man who I know will work hard for the citizens of Ohio County. He will provide strong, committed leadership, and our strong public school system will benefit from a ...

Expense Is Too High

Editor, News-Register: The St. Clairsville-Richland City School Board has placed two levies on the Nov. 6 ballot. If approved, these levies would impose a 37-year, $88 million tax burden on the residents of the district. On top of the $88 million price tag, the levies also request additional ...

Explosions Questioned

Editor, News-Register: On Sunday Oct. 14, just before 8 a.m., Moundsville has rocked by two massive explosions. They rattled houses and sent residents outside to find the source. Later in the morning, thanks to social media, the reason for these explosions was made known. American Electric ...

Re-Elect McKinley

Editor, News-Register: Election day approaches and in a few short weeks, the future of our republic will rest in the hands of the electorate. A great deal is at risk this November. If Nancy Pelosi regains control of the House, any progress we’ve made will stop immediately. We need to ...

St. C Levy an Investment

Editor, News-Register: Let me start by sharing that: 1) I didn’t grow up in the area but have lived in the St Clairsville-Richland City School District since 2001; 2) I don’t have any relatives attending St Clairsville schools but several of my family members, including my wife, two ...

Say No to the Levy

Editor, News-Register: Vote no on Nov. 6! Stop the St. Clairsville school district levy! The upcoming election, on Nov. 6, will be the most important election in our recent history. Voters will have the choice to vote against, or for, the St. Clairsville School District Levy. For those who ...

Choose Manchin

Editor, News-Register: November elections are fast upon us. Most of us ingested a dose of Ivanhoe in K-12, so if we view the West Virginia senatorial race through the eyes of Walter Scott, and West Virginians were living in the reign of King John of England, possibly the worst King to his ...

Elect Conn as Auditor

Editor, News-Register: I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the citizens of Jefferson County for allowing me the honor of having been your Jefferson County auditor for the past 26 years. Your support and votes have kept me here, and it was a time of my life I will never ...

Picking Nickerson

Editor, News-Register: I write this letter in full support of Don Nickerson in his bid to be elected as an Ohio County commissioner. It is time for a new face and new blood on the Ohio County Commission, and Don Nickerson is the perfect person to fill that role. We need a county ...

Vote on All the Issues

Editor, News-Register: Mitch McConnell held off Obama’s SCOTUS pick to get a conservative leg up in what was then an almost politically balanced court. He’s very proud of it. His brick wall helped court evangelical voters, who supported candidate Trump because he promised to appoint ...