Letters to the Editor

Editorial on Taxes Was Misleading

Dear Editor: A recent editorial in this paper that characterized as unworkable the sate Senate plan to reduce and eliminate the personal income tax for every working West Virginian is based misleading informatoin. The editorial suggests that a 1 percent increase in the consumer sales ...

Caregiver Support Fair a Success

Editor: The 18th Annual Caregiver Support Fair was held on Tuesday, May 2, at the Ohio Valley Mall. We had over 80 exhibitors providing information on services for our area’s older adults and caregivers. Many thanks to our exhibitors, all who attended and everyone who helped ...

DaGrava Family Grateful For Community Support

Editor, News-Register: We want to express our gratitude to everyone in the community that helped make the quarter auction held on April 29th for Amelia DaGrava a great success. The outpouring of love and generosity overwhelmed our hearts. We are blessed to live in such an amazingly supportive ...

Trump Right to Fire Comey From FBI Post

Editor, News-Register: The Trump administration has left me singularly unimpressed thus far; especially the National Socialist cabinet with its admixture of generals and big, big business. However, with the public sacking of the FBI director, the president has earned my admiration and my ...

Keep It in the Ground’ Campaign Bad for W.Va.

Editor, News-Register: Having a job is the most important life time concern to many individuals. It is believed that being without a job is more devastating to an individual than even going through a divorce. Because of the economy in West Virginia, many people are unemployed. In spite of ...

Expanded Smoking Ban Would Cost People Jobs

Editor, News-Register: Total smoking ban in a nutshell: If a total Wheeling smoking ban is implemented, many more Wheeling residents will have healthy, pink lungs. They will also be out of work, obese and living off welfare and food stamps. What a quality life! William Welker Wheeling

Should Legion Be Responsible for Smokers?

Editor, News-Register: As one who only stops in Wheeling for a couple beers on my way to Pittsburgh (and beyond), I was pleased to see that the City Fathers (and, of course, the one City Mother) struck a modus vivendi with regard to the continued operation of American Legion Post 89. ...

Don’t Allow Privatization Of Veterans’ Health Care

Editor, News-Register: As an Iraq War veteran, I receive great care at the VA. And I know I’m not alone. According to independent polls, more than 90 percent of veterans approve of their inpatient and outpatient care through the VA. But Donald Trump wants to privatize veterans health ...

Justice Is Legitimate, But Some Treaties Are Not

Editor, News-Register: The left is complaining that the new Supreme Court justice is “illegitimate.” Those making this statement need to read the Constitution. The Constitution requires a super majority concurrence of the Senate for only one act of the president — making treaties. For ...

Government Owed Help To Retired Coal Miners

Editor, News-Register: This is a letter from an old white guy living on the west coast who thinks of himself as a progressive conservative or a conservative progressive. I support the efforts of the retired coal miners to gain federal government support of their about to disappear health ...

Berkeley Students Called ‘Creme de la Creme’

Editor, News-Register: Why do we put up with diatribes instead of evenhandedness? Mike Myer’s broad-shouldered, loose-lipped tirade — attacking UC Berkeley students for protesting archconservative Ann Coulter and subsequently being responsible for stopping her from speaking on that ...

Prevent Dog Attacks On Postal Service Workers

Editor, News-Register: In April, the United States Postal Service promoted National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to extend their efforts and help make this “National Dog Bite Prevention Year.” Pet owners’ efforts are critical when you consider the ...

Getting Government Back to Serving the People

Editor, News-Register: I’m frustrated, upset, and sorely challenged in understanding the liberal left (mostly Democrats) that continue to obstruct the operation of our government. The new president was elected based on his platform to “drain the swamp,” control our borders, bring ...

Levy Passage End Of Long Tunnel in Bellaire

Editor, News-Register: Some thoughts to congratulate Bellaire’s passing of the school levy: A light at the end of the long tunnel for Bellaire sudents! After a very very long period of not passing a levy to support the future of the students of Bellaire, finally the lights have come ...

Proposed Beverage Tax in W.Va. Criticized

Editor, News-Register: What is West Virginia thinking? Do we not want to help our young and elderly stay healthy here in West Virginia? Add a tax on beverages. That would mean at the grocery store, restaurants, etc. We tell our young and old to drink healthy drinks, such as Gatorade, ...

Be Suspicious of Claim On ‘Judicial Hellhole’

Editor, News-Register: There was a recent editorial celebrating that West Virginia is no longer a “Judicial Hellhole.” This is based off a recent declaration of the American Tort Reform Foundation. Like many contemporary organizations, it’s a group of businesses masquerading as ...

Capitalizing on Past For Wheeling’s Future

Editor, News-Register: The last couple of years, I have been researching Wheeling’s history. The city that started as a frontier town, then transitioned into being an important stop for westward movement, then became a staple in manufacturing. All of these stages are something to be proud ...

What’s the Future Of Aetnaville Bridge?

Editor, News-Register: As the historic Aetnaville Bridge, also known as the Georgia Street Bridge, has been closed to all, including pedestrian, traffic since January 2016, I am curious as to what may be the future plans for the once very popular landmark, which essentially connected ...

Upset About Attempt To Collect Old Fire Fees

Editor, News-Register: HELP! Is there anyone who can help me with this problem? For a couple of years now I have been repeatedly billed and threatened for alleged non-payment of fire service taxes/ fees. These alleged non payments are dated from 23, 24, and 25 years ago. I have made ...

Ensure Old Wheeling Island Stadium Is Safe

Editor, News-Register: The Ohio County Board of Education can thank a falling piece of concrete for what may have prevented a disaster of epic proportions; failing to properly inspect a structure that is 30 years old, leading to injuries and worse, death, to our children and their families ...