Letters to the Editor

Say No to Bank

Editor, News-Register: What is the City of Wheeling waiting on to make a decision on the zoning issue in the Lenox neighborhood? The Lenox community has been fighting a proposed rezoning on National Road at Laurel Avenue (lots 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8) since the beginning of the year. We have ...

Fire Fee Questioned

Rumors that the city’s Fire Service Fee was not being fairly implemented and administered have been speculated on for years. Through the use of a “Freedom of Information Act” request, I was able to gain access, and review, some of those records and documents. As a result of that cursory ...

It Was a Miracle

Editor, News-Register: I thought I would share a “Wheeling miracle” with you. I live on Oak Park Avenue and have for 25 years. It’s a nice place to live, with 24 homes and 60 neighbors. On any school day, about 28 cars drop off maybe 44 kids in the morning and pick them up in the ...

Heartbeat Bill Wrong

Editor, News-Register: Republicans in Columbus just passed the nation’s most extreme abortion ban to date, and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed it. This near-total abortion ban abandons the health of mothers and provides no exceptions for rape and incest, banning abortion after five to six ...

Farewell, WJU

Editor, News-Register: Numerous reports in The Intelligencer and the News-Register this past week described the imminent end of a vital and much appreciated institution: Wheeling Jesuit University. For many of us who labored at the school from one to 40 years, sadness is the main emotion. ...

Let’s Make a Deal!

Editor, News-Register: Once upon a time, there existed a small (losing population) community that once was the “gateway to the west.” The community’s new leadership decided to mimic a popular TV show, “Let’s Make a Deal,” to attract business and developers, in an effort to ...

Fire Department Officials Respond to Accusation

A “top headline” from this news paper on March 16 reads: “McMechen Volunteer Fire Department Purchasing Practices Under Scrutiny From the West Virginia Ethics Commission.” Both the opinion from the West Virginia Ethics Commission, and the aforementioned article abounds with erroneous, ...

Reject ‘Gag Rule’

Editor, News-Register: I am writing this letter in order to encourage Sen. Joe Manchin to oppose the implementation of the Title X “gag rule” that was recently released by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. This “gag rule” is a direct assault on Title X facilities, which ...

CAIR Responds

Editor, News-Register: In your March 21st editorial, “Visit May Dispel Stereotypes,” you encouraged West Virginians to welcome American Muslims from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) with open arms during our planned visit to the State Capitol. We appreciate your ...

Money Management Cited

Editor, News-Register: After all of the letters to the editor that I’ve written, concerning our mayor and city council, I finally realized the letters all have a common thread. That common thread is “money management” or, more accurately, the lack thereof. Now, you and I learn money ...

Listen to the Teachers

Editor, News-Register: Last year Forbes ranked West Virginia teachers among the 50 top leaders in the world. Leaders like that are exactly who we should want educating our children. Leaders like that, who work in our schools and interact with our children, are exactly who we should be ...

Trump Honesty Questioned

As it has recently been reported that President Trump, during his first 773 days in office as chief executive of our great nation, has told, or tweeted, no fewer than 9,014 lies or false statements and counting, including an average of 22 verifiable untruths per day. Thus far in 2019, it ...

Righteousness Missing

Editor, News-Register: Deuteronomy 16:18-20 reads: “You shall appoint judges and officers in all your towns which the LORD your God gives you, according to your tribes; and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. You shall not pervert justice; you shall not show partiality; ...

Comments Deplorable

Editor, News-Register: Disparaging a deceased war hero and statesman — who gave 60 of his 81 years as dedicated service to his country — is utterly deplorable! David J. Thomas Wheeling

Bill Did Address Rules

Editor, News-Register: In Mike Myer’s March 21st piece, In West Virginia, We Should Just Let Teachers Teach, he is correct that there are “mountain of rules and regulations by which teachers, principals, superintendents and boards of education must do their jobs.” I have attached a ...

Home Rule Criticized

Editor, News-Register: I read an article in the Wheeling Intelligencer about the passage of legislation making home rule permanent. I know that the cities currently covered by home rule lobbied hard to see that this bill was passed. Unfortunately, again the citizens of West Virginia came out ...

Donating Carefully

Editor, News-Register: I will never go to a benefit in a church or building where I can’t control who gets the money. I want my money to go to the person who needs it. I have been donating for a long time and still am donating, but I want my money to go to the person who needs it. I want ...

Bless You, Ohio Valley

Editor, News-Register: The Youth Services System Inc. Winter Freeze Shelter served 197 different individuals this season, a 23 percent increase over last year. Inviting our homeless neighbors to sleep in our administrative building during the winter was a matter of life and death when we ...

Trying to Pave Road

Editor, News-Register: Recently the news has been flooded with concerns over roads. Interstate highway bridges, Route 40 in Elm Grove, secondary roads in general and, of course, potholes. All of these very legitimate projects will cost millions upon millions of taxpayer dollars. What prompts ...

Stop Murdering Babies

Editor, News-Register: I have recently read several newspaper articles regarding abortion. I was shocked to read that some states are considering or proposing that a baby be allowed to be killed in the birth canal during delivery. In fact, when the New York governor announced on the ...