Letters to the Editor

Cut Speed Limit, Keep Vehicles Off Old Bridge

Editor, News-Register: Two traffic issues confound the Ohio Valley. The first issue is the life-threatening, traffic-delaying accidents caused by a preponderance of big rigs speeding on I-70 and I-470 through the county and Wheeling. The excessive number of big rigs weaving in and out of ...

Miners’ Union Right To Support Manchin

Editor, News-Register: I’m in total agreement with the United Mine Workers’ decision to back Senator Joe Manchin for re-election. Manchin has kept his word to fight for coal miners. No one in West Virginia has done more for miners than Manchin. Our senator preserved health care ...

Vote ‘No’ on School Bond Issue Proposal

On May 8, Ohio County voters will determine if the proposed $42.2 million bond issue is the best solution for school upgrades. First, let’s review a few numbers. Wheeling Park High School opened in the fall of 1976. The population in Ohio County was approximately 63,000. The school housed ...

This May Be Great Season for the Indians

Editor, News-Register: As a long-time diehard fan of the Cleveland Indians, I am quite optimistic that 2018 could very well be the year to end the seven decades drought and bring the world series championship back to Cleveland. Although the tribe has not reigned as World Series Champions ...

Council, Mayor Should Receive Raise in Pay

Editor, News-Register Is there any doubt that our mayor and City Council members are deserving of a pay increase? The point has been made that the last pay raise occurred in 1992. Also, if the voters approve of the recommended increase, it will not be realized by the current council members ...

Don’t Let Our Area Be a Pigsty of Litter

Editor, News-Register Before you read any further, I do not believe all residents of Ohio and Marshall Counties are pigs; only the people that litter are of the swine family. We have a lot of pigs who live in and drive through these counties. I believe these pigs don’t care about the ...

Congress Erred on Postal Service

To the Editor: Tax Day reminds us that there is one place where no tax dollars are spent — on the United States Postal Service (USPS). While providing universal service at uniform, reasonable rates to 157 million addresses, our national treasure runs its operation on funds received from ...

Spend Money More Wisely

Editor, News-Register: Ten thousand dollars. That’s up to how much Ohio County Schools has committed to paying a “diversity training firm” to address a non-issue, to pretend to examine what will be claimed to be a systemic problem which is actually a personal problem involving a couple ...

Litter Enough To Cause Tears

Editor, News-Register: Interesting to read Heather Ziegler’s article in last Saturday’s paper. I am one of those people she was talking about. I have spent the last three Sundays cleaning up garbage along my stretch of Cherry Hill Road just off of Warwood Avenue. Among the many items I ...

Get Facts Right On Firearms

Editor, News-Register: In response to the lady from Mingo Junction about her recall of all “assault” weapons. My suggestion to you ma’am, is to do some research before you write a letter filled with falsehoods to any newspaper. I am willing to have a debate with anyone, just as ...

Iran Not Complying With Nuclear Pact

Editor, News-Register The Intelligencer published a column by Patrick Buchanan on March 29 entitled “Trump and His War Cabinet.” Buchanan may have whatever opinions he would like, but he shouldn’t continue to make statements that are simply untrue. Buchanan’s column dealt with ...

Unarmed People Can Find Selves Defenseless

Editor, News-Register I am writing in regard to a March 25 letter advocating for a recall of “assault weapons.” The writer refers to the AR-15 specifically as an automatic weapon; it is not. The AR-15 has been around since the 1950s so I’m unsure why it is such a problem now. Look on ...

Second Amendment Is Irrelevant Now

Editor, News-Register: This letter is in regard to the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This Amendment is irrelevant to the 21st Century. Conditions in the 18th Century, when the amendment was written, were totally different than the conditions we face today. It was meant for a ...

Why Do We Spend Too Much on Water?

Editor, News-Register: Humans are, by nature, creatures of habit. We love to follow set patterns, methods, and techniques in our day to day lives. It is also the reason change, in any form, can be frightening to so many individuals. Habit allows an established culture and society to ...

Economic Policies Adding to Poverty

Editor, News-Register: We live in a time when dogs and cats grow fat and lazy one-fourth of American children grow up in poverty. Those who are on the street, who are hungry and in poor health are the ones feeling the real effects of economic policies that have made half of all ...

Variety of Special Events Scheduled for National Library Week

National Library Week begins today and continues through Saturday, with the Marshall County Public Libraries celebrating the event with several special activities. The theme, established by the American Library Association, is “Libraries Lead.” For starters, the entire week will be ...

Recall Assault Weapons

Editor, News-Register: It seems urgent for all of us Americans to become listeners and to take some serious action on behalf of all citizens — especially our children and youth. If we have eyes to see and ears to hear, we know that our teenagers are now calling us to take real and ...

Thanks to the Eagles

Editor, News-Register: I recently picked up a real estate flyer, saw where the Moundsville Eagles was for sale. Being one of the boys of summer from the Fourth Ward Dodgers, the Eagles always sponsored our team. I know a lot of my team members are gone but the rest can remember wearing our ...

Playing Politics

Editor, News-Register: At the end of this legislative session, HB 4006 was passed eliminating the Department of Education and the Arts. Delegate Storch and Senators Ferns and Weld were eager supporters of this political travesty whose damage will be most felt by children, as well as the ...

Using Money Wisely

Editor, News-Register: What is more important to Wheeling, cleaning the streets of summer dust or winter snow and ice? I would again suggest that the street cleaners that you routinely support are not worth the expense and trouble of using and maintaining. Looks like you need ...