Letters to the Editor

FairTax a Better Plan To Reform Tax Code

Editor, News-Register: In his Sunday (Oct. 15) News Register article, Eagle Manufacturing President and CEO Joe Eddy was right on target in stating the need for tax reform. For too long, American manufacturing has had to take second place behind foreign competitors due to our punitive tax ...

Park, Central Should Compete More Often

Editor, News-Register: I recently had the opportunity to read an article written by Josh Strope, sports editor of the Wheeling News-Register and The Intelligencer. It seemed that teacher Gail Adams, an English teacher of advanced topics at Wheeling Park High School, decided to undertake a ...

Use Road Bond Funds To Improve W.Va. 88

Editor, News-Register: On Oct. 7, my wife and I were both pleased when West Virginians came together and voted for Gov. Jim Justice’s $3 billion bond issue to repair and rebuild our state highways and bridges. I have always been an advocate for better roads in West Virginia, but one thing ...

GOP Budget Helps Rich, Hurts the Poor

Editor, News-Register: Donald Trump and the Republican leadership in Congress are back at it. This time, they're trying to push through one of the worst budget and tax proposals in the history of our country. This budget will hurt tens of millions of working families, women, kids, the sick, ...

Attorneys Profit By Blaming Doctors

Editor, News-Register: Not all people that take narcotic pain medicine take other drugs, including heroin. Doctors are blamed for addicts being addicts and actually are being sued by attorneys for their (clients’) addiction, getting thousands of dollars for themselves and addicts. Who’s ...

U.S. Should Emulate Japan on Gun Laws

Editor, News-Register: Politicians who show up at gun killing sites to offer sympathy to families of victims, don’t usually offer solutions to our gun illness. If you will read “Japan and gun control” on the internet, you will learn lots about how the lowest gun death nation on earth ...

Car Club Grateful For Sponsors’ Support

Editor, News-Register: The officers and members of the Ohio Valley Street Survivors Car Club would like to thank the following sponsors for their help in making the 25th Oglebay Good Zoo Car Show the success that it was. These sponsors include Liberty Distributors, Joe’s Tires 2, American ...

Return Unused Funds To Hancock Countians

Editor, News-Register: On July 1, 2016, the Hancock County Commission assumed responsibility for operating the county animal shelter. The commissioners refused to negotiate a new contract with a nonprofit which had been operating the animal shelter for over 20 years. The nonprofit had also ...

This Isn’t Greatness

Editor, News-Register: The rank hypocrisy, lack of focus, unbridled narcissism, self-aggrandizement and seeming unwillingness to learn even the very basics of the exalted position of president of the United States are sadly becoming ever more evident and troubling with President Donald Trump. ...

Try Offering Jobs

Editor, News-Register: I say RIGHT ON to Tony Domenick who wrote the article entitled, “Slum mentality seen,” in the readers say section of the Wheeling newspaper. I was once told that if you are homeless anywhere in the entire United States, the city you live in will give you a bus ...

Defend 2nd Amendment

When one reads various articles in the newspapers, watches night-time talk show hosts and their guests and listens to the leftist news on “TV and Radio, their opinions on the 2nd amendment are becoming out of control. It is easy for the members of the entertainment industry and some ...

Enforce Smoking Ban

Editor, News-Register: I went to the “ Stern Wheeler Festival” in Wheeling. I listened to one of the bands that were playing. They were good. I left and then came back to listen to the next band. While sitting at the Heritage Port, I heard a lady tell a young woman that was smoking ...

W.Va. Needs Railroads, Too

Editor, News-Register: West Virginia is in need of two kinds of transportation, roads and rails. Many years, ago one of the means to transport goods as well as people disappeared. The railways that traced the state along rivers and creeks and over the hills and mountains were turned into ...

Law Officers Need Support

Editor, News-Register: One of the most commendable jobs in the world is that of a law enforcement officer. It is a job where you put your life on the line for the citizens of your community every day. To some, like me, the men and women who take these positions deserve utmost respect, ...

Visitor Grateful For Caring Local People

Editor, News-Register: I recently had the opportunity to visit your city briefly — we were traveling through on our way from Kansas to Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, I had a mishap and fell entering the McDonald’s store in Elm Grove. The kindness and attention I received from the staff and ...

Dismayed at Condition Of Cemeteries in Area

Editor, News-Register: A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to travel back to Wheeling from my home in Maryland. The roots of my family run deep in Wheeling, going back to the middle of the 1800s in one branch and even farther in another. I was anticipating the chance to see where my great ...

Parking a Problem In Downtown Wheeling

Editor, News-Register: Will we ever get retail shopping in downtown Wheeling? If we do and we park at a meter, you need to remember, that a parking meter ticket went from $3 to $10! Look at the time on the meter and if you park at a one hour meter, you may only get benefit of 55 minutes and ...

Drug Companies Have Responsibility, Too

Editor, News-Register: Opioid addiction is a true crisis, especially here in West Virginia, and your paper should be commended for highlighting the issue. As a nurse, however, I believe your focus was largely misplaced. It’s true that we need help from all corners to prevent addiction to ...

Legacy of Racism Is A Problem in America

Editor, News-Register: I’m interested in Walter Williams’ analysis of Black Americans’ struggles. His argument is that their greatest threat is having access to a social safety net. His recent op-ed, “Blame Liberalism for many of Black Americans Problems” argues, among other ...

Address Safety Problem

Editor, News-Register: I have a concern that needs immediate attention. The problem is trying to turn from 5th Street onto Main Street in North Wheeling. When trying to turn north or south onto Main Street, the view of oncoming south bound traffic is obscured. This occurs due to parked cars ...