Letters to the Editor

An Idea on Parking

Editor, News-Register: At the risk of overlooking obvious reasons why it cannot be done, has any consideration been given to the possibility of utilizing the basement and/or lower floors of the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Building for parking spaces? It would be more convenient and safer for ...

Repair the Streets

Editor, News-Register: What’s the hold up? Vehicles are being damaged on a daily basis by the terrible pot holes on Main and Market streets through the downtown area in Wheeling. Some vehicles try to avoid the downtown area if possible! Who pays the bill for the damages to the vehicles? ...

DOH Is Criticized

Editor, News-Register: Question for the Division of Highways: OK. You guys can’t patch a hole the right way. You can’t clean bridges or ramps. Then you put down a ton of salt when there is no snow, and then when it does snow, you use very little. Plus, plowing is terrible. One more ...

Party Is Undemocratic

Editor, News-Register: I was a Democrat until I realized the party has changed to be undemocratic. The party seems to be controlled by superdelegates and a woman who seems to think she is a queen. I am now an Independent. When a pollster called me, I said I would vote for Trump as the ...

Suggestions for Church

Editor, News-Register: Like many Catholics, and probably some non-Catholics, I think that although the Church is in deep trouble, it is worth saving. I have some suggestions that I believe could help. I hope we can get a conversation going and through some spiritual capillary action, good ...

What Kind of World?

Editor, News-Register: Here are the questions I have: What kind of world do you want for your kids, your grand kids? Their kids? A world built on selfish desires or God’s principles and the Bible ... A world that recognizes unlimited sexual identities or two sexes, women and men ...

Creating Opportunity

Editor, News-Register: As a Wheeling-based business, we know first-hand how natural gas development is creating the kind of local job growth and economic opportunities described in a recent article (“Oil and Gas Industry Still Good for Businesses,” Feb. 25). Our family-owned service ...

Bridge Needs Repairs

Editor, News-Register: I used to live at the Welty Home on Washington Avenue. Many of us would walk to the Dollar Store over the bridge. Most of us had walkers. Along the side of the walking area there is a dangerous problem. A lot of the cement on the edge has come loose and fallen off. When ...

Cut Coal Taxes

Editor, News-Register: Coal jobs have long been the lifeblood of local economies across West Virginia. For much of our state’s history, miners’ paychecks would support local grocery stores, garages, and other businesses. The decline of the coal industry in recent years has devastated ...

‘Smoke and Mirrors’

Editor, News-Register: You want to talk about smoke and mirrors, type in 1107 Main Street in the search engine for the Wheeling News- Register. I’ve gone back as far as Dec. 1, 2015, when the first mention of 1107 and 1109 Main Street was discussed publicly by the mayor and city ...

Need New School Leader

Editor, News-Register: Over a month and a half ago, our community started to be deeply concerned about the unprecedented situation which is going on with the school superintendent. In these stressful and uncertain times, board members should act quickly. Delaying the decision will do ...

Enough Is Enough

Editor, News-Register: I happened to catch a TV interview of Mr. Steve Coon, president of Coon Restoration and Sealants, after the Tuesday, March 5, City Council meeting. I also read the subsequent newspaper article in the Wheeling Intelligencer (March 6). Mr. Coon said, “We’ve gone ...

Is This What We Want?

Editor, News-Register: Sixty years ago, Venezuela was ranked fourth on the World Economic Freedom Index. Today they are ranked 179th, and their citizens are dying from starvation. In only 10 years, Venezuela was destroyed by “Democratic Socialism.” Dr. Adrian Rogers, and ...

Legislators Going Astray

Editor, News-Register: Dear Americans: It is apparent that some of our legislators have believed Satan’s lie brought to them by the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Counseling ...

Not Paying Attention

Editor, News-Register: During the recent congressional hearings that took place in the late January 2019, the heads of the major intelligence agencies of our great nation, on the record, often seriously contradicted the words of President Trump by stating such for the official record ...

Testing Is Questioned

Editor, News-Register: Here we go again ... education reform. As a retired 30-year veteran teacher with a masters degree in education, it is hard to believe that education is being tweaked again. Much of the tweaking is being done by legislators and educators who have not been in a public ...

Judge Was Right

Editor, News-Register: Need to comment on the letter regarding the bar fire and Judge Hummel’s ruling. Someone has to stand up for those in danger — our firefighters. Using drugs and alcohol as the EXCUSE for the incident is what is wrong with our system. DO THE CRIME, DO THE TIME/. As ...

Veto Campus Carry Bill

Editor, News-Register: I am an 18-year-old native West Virginian and I am shouting out against the Campus Carry Bill. Not only is this unsafe, but it would also cost millions of dollars in safety measures and lower enrollment rates at colleges such as West Virginia University and Marshall ...

Misled Over the Strike

Editor, News-Register: We had schools shut down for two days in Ohio County by the teacher unions over the mere possibility of seven charter schools across the state and 1,000 education savings accounts for students currently in public schools. For perspective, there are 667 public schools ...

Information Is Public’s Right

Dear Editor: Governing by FOIA! What does FOIA stand for? It stands for Freedom of Information Act, a law that was passed because (in a nutshell) our elected officials were keeping their constituents in the dark about actions they were taking, or deals they were making, that might be ...