Letters to the Editor

Reject ‘Gag Rule’

Editor, News-Register: I am writing this letter in order to encourage Sen. Joe Manchin to oppose the implementation of the Title X “gag rule” that was recently released by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. This “gag rule” is a direct assault on Title X facilities, which ...

CAIR Responds

Editor, News-Register: In your March 21st editorial, “Visit May Dispel Stereotypes,” you encouraged West Virginians to welcome American Muslims from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) with open arms during our planned visit to the State Capitol. We appreciate your ...

Money Management Cited

Editor, News-Register: After all of the letters to the editor that I’ve written, concerning our mayor and city council, I finally realized the letters all have a common thread. That common thread is “money management” or, more accurately, the lack thereof. Now, you and I learn money ...

Listen to the Teachers

Editor, News-Register: Last year Forbes ranked West Virginia teachers among the 50 top leaders in the world. Leaders like that are exactly who we should want educating our children. Leaders like that, who work in our schools and interact with our children, are exactly who we should be ...

Trump Honesty Questioned

As it has recently been reported that President Trump, during his first 773 days in office as chief executive of our great nation, has told, or tweeted, no fewer than 9,014 lies or false statements and counting, including an average of 22 verifiable untruths per day. Thus far in 2019, it ...

Righteousness Missing

Editor, News-Register: Deuteronomy 16:18-20 reads: “You shall appoint judges and officers in all your towns which the LORD your God gives you, according to your tribes; and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. You shall not pervert justice; you shall not show partiality; ...

Comments Deplorable

Editor, News-Register: Disparaging a deceased war hero and statesman — who gave 60 of his 81 years as dedicated service to his country — is utterly deplorable! David J. Thomas Wheeling

Bill Did Address Rules

Editor, News-Register: In Mike Myer’s March 21st piece, In West Virginia, We Should Just Let Teachers Teach, he is correct that there are “mountain of rules and regulations by which teachers, principals, superintendents and boards of education must do their jobs.” I have attached a ...

Home Rule Criticized

Editor, News-Register: I read an article in the Wheeling Intelligencer about the passage of legislation making home rule permanent. I know that the cities currently covered by home rule lobbied hard to see that this bill was passed. Unfortunately, again the citizens of West Virginia came out ...

Donating Carefully

Editor, News-Register: I will never go to a benefit in a church or building where I can’t control who gets the money. I want my money to go to the person who needs it. I have been donating for a long time and still am donating, but I want my money to go to the person who needs it. I want ...

Bless You, Ohio Valley

Editor, News-Register: The Youth Services System Inc. Winter Freeze Shelter served 197 different individuals this season, a 23 percent increase over last year. Inviting our homeless neighbors to sleep in our administrative building during the winter was a matter of life and death when we ...

Trying to Pave Road

Editor, News-Register: Recently the news has been flooded with concerns over roads. Interstate highway bridges, Route 40 in Elm Grove, secondary roads in general and, of course, potholes. All of these very legitimate projects will cost millions upon millions of taxpayer dollars. What prompts ...

Stop Murdering Babies

Editor, News-Register: I have recently read several newspaper articles regarding abortion. I was shocked to read that some states are considering or proposing that a baby be allowed to be killed in the birth canal during delivery. In fact, when the New York governor announced on the ...

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 ...