Letters to the Editor

Parking a Problem In Downtown Wheeling

Editor, News-Register: Will we ever get retail shopping in downtown Wheeling? If we do and we park at a meter, you need to remember, that a parking meter ticket went from $3 to $10! Look at the time on the meter and if you park at a one hour meter, you may only get benefit of 55 minutes and ...

Drug Companies Have Responsibility, Too

Editor, News-Register: Opioid addiction is a true crisis, especially here in West Virginia, and your paper should be commended for highlighting the issue. As a nurse, however, I believe your focus was largely misplaced. It’s true that we need help from all corners to prevent addiction to ...

Legacy of Racism Is A Problem in America

Editor, News-Register: I’m interested in Walter Williams’ analysis of Black Americans’ struggles. His argument is that their greatest threat is having access to a social safety net. His recent op-ed, “Blame Liberalism for many of Black Americans Problems” argues, among other ...

Address Safety Problem

Editor, News-Register: I have a concern that needs immediate attention. The problem is trying to turn from 5th Street onto Main Street in North Wheeling. When trying to turn north or south onto Main Street, the view of oncoming south bound traffic is obscured. This occurs due to parked cars ...

Slum Mentality Seen

Editor, News-Register: I am firmly convinced that despite numerous upticks in construction, Wheeling in its majority is a slum. Or at a minimum the preponderance of the population has a slum mentality. I listened to a conversation at the track last night of a young lady proudly proclaiming to ...

Destroying Our History

Editor, News-Register: The individuals of the militant left, tearing down statues and monuments to the history of the United States and its formation, have become like ISIS, which destroyed the ruins of Palmyra and the al-Qaida rebels who ravaged the city of Timbuktu. Their acts of barbarism ...

Mayor Can Improve Wheeling’s Image

Editor, News-Register: Since the demise of the steel industry in the late 20th century, the City of Wheeling has been in constant freefall, losing population and revenue. The downtown area appears as a broken city in a bad sci-fi film. Drug addiction and subsequent crime spiral in the city. ...

Don’t Praise John Wayne as True Patriot

Editor, News-Register: I find it quite ironic and most hypocritical of many staunch conservatives for their oftentimes intense criticism of those in show business whom they refer to as the “Hollywood elite,” deriding them for their perceived sense of elitism and for being out of touch ...

Rental Inspection Plan Government Overreach

Editor, News-Register: I am a landlord in Wheeling but was unable to attend the City Council meeting regarding the rental registration and inspection program proposed by the Wheeling Public Safety Committee on the recommendation of the Housing Committee. The context may have already been ...

Don’t Allow Fear To Stop Compassion

Editor, News-Register: In response to the editor’s opinion column of Saturday, September 9: I agree that we shouldn’t expect government officials to be “miracle workers,” and that, for one side or the other, it will be an unpopular decision which the City Planning Commission will have ...

Thanks for Supporting Fort Henry Days

Editor, News-Register: Although the Saturday battle re-enactment was rained out, Sunday turned out to be a beautiful day both for the re-enactors and the large crowd of people that turned out to witness Fort Henry Days, which was held at Oglebay Park over Labor Day weekend. Fort Henry Days ...

Don’t Cut Programs For Working People

Editor, News-Register: The Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress want to give expensive tax breaks to millionaires and big corporations that ship jobs overseas. And they want to pay for those tax cuts by cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, public education and other ...

Trump Worst Divider Ever To Be President

Editor, News-Register: Why do we have laws if they are not enforced? Why do we have experts who are not pro-active about sharing what they’ve learned? When it comes to the U.S. Constitution, shouldn’t such scholars be front and center, explaining it to Americans? When someone ...

Islamaphobia a Very Real Problem in U.S.

Editor, News-Register: I wish to respond to a recent article Michelle Malkin wrote called “Islamophobic’ Incidents Not Always What they Appear.” Her general argument is that the vast majority of Islamaphobic cases are hoaxes. In other words, if a Muslim tells us they’ve been ...

Why Don’t We Try To Stop Subversives?

Editor, News-Register: Froma Harrop tears into Donald Trump in a typically plagiaristic screed common to all liberal/progressive Democrat pundits. There must be a well-distributed propaganda organ obviously arising from the Democratic National Committee’s “Truth Committee” that informs ...

Chief Justice Says Thanks to Participants

Editor, News-Register: I had the distinct honor of bringing the Legal Advancement for West Virginia Students (“LAWS”) program to Ohio County on September 6. This program allows the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia to partner with local lawyers, teachers, and community leaders ...

Vote to Approve Road Bond Program

Editor, News-Register: Better roads, more jobs and greater opportunity. That’s what West Virginia stands to gain by passing the Roads to Prosperity road bond referendum on Saturday, October 7. It’s time to fix West Virginia’s potholes, uneven pavement, aging bridges and unfinished ...

Work Together For Future of Bellaire

Editor, News-Register: I would like to respond to the ongoing editorials regarding the condition of the Village of Bellaire. As the former village administrator, I have tried my best to stay out of things, and have been reminded by a current member of the administration that I take things ...

Warwood Needs New Playgrounds for Kids

To the Editor: Our kids are playing less than any previous generation. Research has shown that only one in four adolescents get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity or active play per day, with the number of younger kids only slightly higher. Because of this, they are increasingly ...

Take Care of ‘Harp’ Roads

Editor, News-Register: Open letter to West Virginia commissioner of highways: It is encouraging to see the effort being placed on getting a bond issue passed and to see the start of reconstruction of our wonderful highway system, which has fallen in dire need of repairs. I am hopeful there ...