Letters to the Editor

Dallas Action Flawed

Editor, News-Register: Upon reading Archbishop’s Lori’s letter to the Diocese addressing the contents of the diocesan investigation into former Bishop Bransfield (as exposed by the Washington Post), I was struck by the following comment: “There is no excuse, nor adequate ...

Reason for Hope

Editor, News-Register: While Catholics lament the behavior of our leadership, I have hope for the future. Profligate spending is difficult to digest. Abusive behavior from leaders cannot be tolerated and victims must receive justice from their church. We have a right to be angry. ...

Worth Emulating

Editor, News-Register: Anti-Semitism is an intolerable hate crime. It is practiced around the globe by many people who may not know or care not about the following facts. Ignorance and jealousy play a significant role in anti-Semitism also. For many years I was a steel executive ...

Trail Partners Grateful

Editor, News-Register: Ohio Valley Trail Partners wish to extend a hearty THANK YOU to all our wonderful sponsors and donors, volunteers, and bikers, who made our 13th Wheeling Heritage Bicycle Tour a fine success. OVTP ,through the years, has given back to the city of Wheeling and its ...

Guard Against Russians

Editor, News-Register: The recently released Mueller report, a redacted version of the official investigative summation that is now available for public review and scrutiny, and that was compiled by a team of professionals headed by former FBI director, former U.S. Justice Department official ...

Care Center a Concern

Editor, News-Register: In January, 2016, Monroe County had $6.3 million in cash reserves. That reserve is now under $100,000. Monroe County is on the verge of a serious financial crisis. This problem is directly related to the operation of the Monroe County Care Center. The care center has ...

Defend Press Freedom

Editor, News-Register: In 1776 Thomas Paine wrote: “these are the times that try men’s (women’s) souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and ...

Dealing With Neglect

Editor, News-Register: Welcome to Wheeling? Vacant, abandoned, and neglected residential and commercial property is prevalent throughout our city. Some of this property is owned by developers who are able to pick the structures up for pennies on the dollar. The developers see a potential of ...

Is This Pro-Life?

Editor, News-Register:: I am concerned that Ohio is one of a growing number of states that have passed very restrictive anti-abortion legislation. The “Pro Life” movement is concerned with protecting the life of the unborn child at all costs. However, often there is more than one life ...

Weekend Was Special

Editor, News-Register: Having participated in and viewed Memorial Day activities, I am certain the human spirit is still doing a lot of good. We are overrun with bad news and sometimes think all is bad, but there is so much good if we just look around. First and foremost, Ogden ...

Not in My Neighborhood

Editor, News-Register: Most of you who read this letter to the editor live in areas of Wheeling that haven’t been touched by the blight that our fellow citizens have to live beside. So you might have a hard time grasping the daily sight of an abandoned structure next door, over grown with ...

Neglect a Problem

Editor, News-Register: Repair or raze? Several people have reached out to me about the number of vacant buildings in our fair city. Why are they being ignored, who owns them, how long have they been empty, and who is responsible for getting the owners to fix them up or tear them down? In ...

Getting Facts Straight

Editor, News-Register: I don’t think I have ever met Bill Bryant of St. Clairsville, but I can tell by his letter of 5/19, entitled “Restrain Netanyahu,” that he is a caring person with compassion, who would like people around the world have better lives. However, much of what he said ...

Restrain Netanyahu

Editor, News-Register: In the history of the world, by far the greatest crime that has ever been committed was the NAZI attempted genocide of the Jewish people when more than six million Jews were murdered at the direction of Hitler and Himmler. After World War II the civilized world ...

Help Save WJU

Editor, News-Register: Stopped at the cemetery today to tell my Dad, Tom Carrigan “We’re trying, Dad, we’re trying.” In 1954 there were 90 new freshmen and their courageous parents willing to take a leap of faith on young Jesuit priests and a brand new, muddy Wheeling College. My ...

Neglect a Problem

Editor, News-Register: Vacant Property? I’ve re-written this letter several times, only to discover at each writing that it was turning into a book instead of a letter. So it begins anew! Vacant, abandoned, and neglected residential and commercial property is prevalent throughout our ...

Preventing Suicide

Editor, News-Register: On Sunday, April 28, Jerry’s Walk — Illuminating Suicide Awareness held its third annual suicide prevention Walk in St. Clairsville. The event is an opportunity to encourage an open conversation around suicide, with a goal of removing the stigma attached to what is ...

Keep Patients Safe

Editor, News-Register: Are patients in the hospital being cared for as well as they should be? No. As a registered nurse (RN) working in a hospital in the state of West Virginia, I experience the first-hand circumstances of unsafe nurse staffing. During the 2019 legislative session, House ...

Anthem ‘a Travesty’

Editor, News-Register: We are writing today with reference to the arena football team, West Virginia Roughriders. We attended the Friday night, April 26, game at WesBanco Arena. The game was great, the crowd was good and we enjoyed it all but for one thing. The playing of the National ...

Forever Blessed

Editor, News-Register: Open letter to the students, faculty and alumni of our beloved Alma Mater, Wheeling Jesuit University: Fifty-one years ago, we left our homes and our familiar neighborhood for the hills of West Virginia. This was before John Denver’s “Take Me Home Country ...