Letters to the Editor

Vote ‘No’ on School Levy

Editor, News-Register: The St. Clairsville school district $79 million proposed school levy will not only financially hurt a lot of its senior citizens, who at times are forced to decide between buying food or buying medicine. The levy, if passed as proposed, will put a strain on the ...

Physician Assistants Help

Editor, News-Register: We all know that receiving medical care can be stressful. Whether you’re nervous about a procedure, frustrated at the wait time for an appointment, or visiting a new medical practice for the first time, navigating the healthcare world can be understandably ...

Now, All Men Are Suspect

Editor, News-Register: Just as I had expected, there is already a backlash and a pushback over and against how overly-aggressive and self-righteous and sanctimonious many “feminists” and female political candidates and those in the media and the “Me Too” movement are acting and ...

Elect Renforth as Auditor

Editor, News-Register: Voters of Jefferson County, in a few weeks absentee ballots will be sent out to you. Election day is on Nov. 6. Democrat Scott Renforth is running for Jefferson County auditor. Scott Renforth ran four years ago and only lost by 279 votes. I am supporting Scott ...

Approve St. C Levy

Editor, News-Register: We went to the park last week and had such a great time swinging and enjoying the early fall weather. We watched a group of 10 play pickleball, a group of young men playing an intense game of basketball, puppies walking their owners around the loop, and three other ...

Politics of Cruelty

Editor, News-Register: Does every child deserve an education? Should hard work include a living wage? Should the elderly and injured have access to Medicare or compensation? Do women and girls have the right to say who’s allowed to touch them, and to be believed when they are abused? ...

Reconsider Trump

Editor, News-Register: By now, I guess it should be impossible to be surprised by anything our president says. Last weekend, I confess, he surprised me. I just did not have the imagination you would need to have seen this one coming. This is in reference of course to Trump’s ...

Voting Makes Difference

Editor, News-Register: Just wanting to remind everyone there’s often a story behind the story. Don’t you wonder why Donald Trump has been coming to West Virginia so much? Are some of our elected politicians handing over our natural resources and not taking care of their ...

Get Trump Involved

Editor, News-Register: Now, 10 months after an off-year, no voter turnout special election for $1.6 billion to repair our deplorable West Virginia roads, no caution barrels or hard hats are beginning the process of rebuilding nearly all of I-70 in West Virginia. Why? A huge “it cost that ...

Thanks for Cleanup Aid

Editor, News-Register: Just wanted to say a big thank-you to everyone who pitched in for clean-up after the flood. Thanks to the Police Department. Thanks to the Fire Department. Thanks to the Sanitation Department. Thanks to the Coleman/Evans Flood Crew, who always pitches in and ...

Spaces Backs East Ohio

Editor, News-Register: Zack Space’s record shows strong support for southeastern Ohio families. I am responding to misleading information that questioned former U.S. congressman and candidate for Ohio Auditor Zack Space’s record on the issues facing southern and eastern Ohioans. Zack ...

Hold Trump Accountable

Editor, News-Register: It has recently been reported that President Trump has now surpassed the 5,000 plateau of documented false and or misleading statements made during his tenure in the White House and counting, which is most alarming and certainly unprecedented and this from an ...

School Levy Plan Questioned

Editor, News-Register: I would like to start by saying I nor any member of my family (immediate) is or ever was an employee of the St. Clairsville school district. I pay property tax to the St. Clairsville school district. The amount I paid this year was $850 According to one school ...

Republicans Not Civil, Either

Editor, News-Register: The September 17 Parkersburg News and Sentinel printed a column from political columnist Mike Myer. That column was a big collection of contradictions. You don’t often see that from a professional writer. He started out by reminding his readers about simple ...

Collusion Was Clinton’s

Editor, News-Register: I read with interest the article in the “Readers Say” section of Sunday, Sept. 9 News Register regarding the purported COLLUSION of candidate Donald Trump with Russia. The article relates information which has been circulated over the past 18-24 months by ...

Trump Policies Work

Editor, News-Register: I firmly believe that many people detest this administration for personal reasons. They don’t like President Trump the man because he comes across as rude and crude. I am a staunch Trump supporter and I also do not like some of the things he says. But I am ...

Road Repair Needed

Editor, News-Register: I’ve watched the erosion of the roadway directly behind the Elm Terrace Shopping Center for close to a year. The area in question is approximately 20 feet to 30 feet in length and the guardrail in that footage is suspended in the air. This morning, I witnessed a ...

Taking a Knee Patriotic

Editor, News-Register: The NFL season began this season, and all over the country, players and civil rights activists are taking a knee. They kneel in support of racial equality. They kneel in opposition to police brutality. They kneel because Black Lives Matter. Meanwhile, the GOP is ...

Thanks, Oglebay

Editor, News-Register: I am writing to thank Oglebay Park for providing free rooms to those of us who were evacuated from North Carolina. It was wonderful to have a lovely room and to be able to rest and relax. I was born in Wheeling and am proud to say I am from the Ohio ...

McCain Great American

McCain Great American Editor, News-Register: Sunday, August 25, 2018, marked the passing of a truly great American — Senator John Sidney McCain III (Republican from Arizona) as a result of a lethal form of brain cancer, for which he was diagnosed in July 2017. He died at the age of ...