Letters to the Editor

Affordable Housing For Purchase Needed

Editor, News-Register: Affordable housing, not renting: Having lived here near Wheeling all my life and seen this area lose factories and population. It is nice to see all the new housing being built in the Wheeling. They are all very nice and quality built. As we baby boomers approach the ...

Thanks for the Work At Bishop Donahue

Editor, News-Register: The Knights of Columbus Wheeling Council 504 wishes to express deep appreciation to the numerous administrators, faculty, staff, coaches, advisors, and volunteers for the many years of service to and faith formation of the youth who were educated at Bishop Donahue ...

Will Trump Behavior Grow Worse?

As the presidency of Donald J. Trump appears to continue in a most disturbing and alarming downward spiral, I fear that his shocking lack of competence, poor judgment, lack of any sense of professionalism, combined with his unparalleled arrogance and narcissism could very well seriously ...

Protecting Dogs From Heatstroke

Editor, News-Register: Every year, thousands of dogs die from being overheated inside parked cars. On a mild 73-degree day, the temperature inside a car can reach 120 degrees in 30 minutes. On a 90-degree day, the interior of a vehicle can reach 160 degrees in just a few minutes. Heatstroke ...

Opinions Expressed Through ‘Bean Polls’

Editor, News-Register: On June 16 and 17 two “Bean Polls,” called that because opinions were expressed by placing dried beans in jars, were conducted at Wheeling Arts & Culture Fest by Ohio Valley PEACE. While visitors to the OVP booth were invited randomly to participate, those doing ...

Budget More of Same Cuts That Hurt

Editor, News-Register: Budget? Again, West Virginia has no real plans to generate new or real working revenue. The headlines state that a budget has been passed! Well, sadly, it is not a working budget but once again a slash in services that are for the very people who need them the ...

Sanders Was Tool The Russians Used

Editor, News-Register: It is now clear beyond peradventure that the Russians preferred Trump to Clinton. Further, it is fatuous, I would suggest, that a man a meticulous as Putin would wait until the general election to attempt to derail Mrs. Clinton. We all know that a socialist is a ...

Excessive Celebration By Athletes Criticized

Editor, News-Register: As a longtime sports enthusiast, I must admit that I am somewhat disappointed that the hierarchy of the National Football League has decided to be more tolerant and less restrictive in its approach to players celebrating during games. Personally, oftentimes I find the ...

Vetanze Is Neighbor Everyone Would Like

Editor, News-Register: Three years ago I got cancer, AFIB, heart disease, broken hip and other illnesses, and my neighbor Dan Vetanze asked me if he could do anything for me. My neighbor Dan would go to the store for me, and do whatever we asked him to do, and never asked for anything in ...

Speak Out Against Planned EPA Cuts

Editor, News-Register: Budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency will hurt the Ohio Valley in President Trump’s budget proposal. The U.S. Congress is responsible for the budget in the long run. If you are concerned about the elimination of these programs, call your senators and ...

Halfway Houses Are Not the Drug Problem

Editor, News-Register: As a former resident of Bellaire, one who was born and raised there, I have to take issue with Bellaire Councilwoman Nikki Liberatore’s quote, “When someone told me that, I about dropped over. ... How do we stop that stuff? I’m sure people don’t want that in ...

Taking Full Advantage Of Schools — or Not

Editor, News-Register: U.S. News & World Report on April 24 released their most recent public high school rankings, ranking schools both nationally and by state. Somewhat surprisingly in my mind, Wheeling Park High School was ranked ninth in West Virginia. I don’t think any parent ...

Ask Theme Park Question

Editor, News-Register: Many years ago when the Wild Escape Theme Park was proposed, Steve Minard made a very good pitch to the local officials and they and all of us bought into his scheme. I recall Mr. Minard speaking to the local media and pronouncing that he had amusement park rides in ...

Just What Is The World Coming To?

Editor, News-Register: I don’t understand it; Trump has done more in five months than Obama did in his whole term, besides Obama and Clinton robbing the good people of the United States of America and helping ISIS to fight us. They were and still are traitors in my book. Now we are having ...

Now, It’s ‘The Valley of the Doom’

Editor, News-Register: May 16, 2017, marked 29 years sense the Oprah Winfrey Show was broadcast live from Bellaire, Ohio. The title of the show was the “Death of a Dream.” The show featured and dealt with the hardships of the people living in the valley who had lost their jobs, their ...

The ‘Artist’

Editor, News-Register: Enclosed is a copy of the News-Register of 40 years ago, when my beloved Aunt, Martha Gemma Savage wrote a letter to the editor, Harry Hamm, with her poem, “The Artist.” A little background: She wrote this during World War II — the family had lost a wonderful, ...

Alecto Plan for City To Pay Is Criticized

Editor, News-Register: The newspaper reported that Alecto would need the City of Wheeling to repair the parking garage across the street from OVMC to the tune of $1.5M. For our $1.5M, Alecto gets to lease the garage for $1/year and charge whatever they want for parking fees. The report is ...

Don’t Link Drug Crisis To Medicaid Program

Editor, News-Register: Open Letter to Congressman David McKinley: Dear Representative McKinley: Marchers of Ohio Valley Empowered (MOVE) requested a town hall meeting to discuss a variety of concerns. We were perplexed that you decided we, in your home community, are a threat and opted ...

Contrast Trump’s Promises With Reality

Editor, News-Register: As President Donald J. Trump has recently completed his first 100 days in office as chief executive of our great nation, I feel it is a good time to reflect on his performance and his accomplishments, or lack thereof, to date. For the record, President Trump is one of ...

Let’s Stop the Stupidity

Editor, News-Register: For all the people who supported and voted for Donald Trump, thank you so much. After the devastating loss of the Democrats in the presidential election, they will never accept their loss. The far left and so-called celebrities will continue their frivolous antics ...