Letters to the Editor

Improve Wetzel Roads

Editor, News-Register: In regard to the article recently on Monroe and Wetzel counties being distressed counties: If you haven’t been down to New Martinsville lately, I suggest you or an investigative reporter to check us out. You will discover a poorly, unprofessional strip paving of ...

Open Letter to Diocese

Editor, News-Register: An Open Letter to the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston: West Virginia Catholics want “specific, achievable actions” and full investigation As the Roman Catholic Church reels from new revelations of the cover-up of clergy sexual abuse, thousands of Catholics from ...

We Can’t Go It Alone

Editor, News-Register: The nation that was respected all over the world is now being led by a president who is in awe of a dictator who rules by intimidation, i.e., Vladimir Putin. Regarding the Mexican border wall, i.e., “Build the wall or I will shut down the government.” Is this how ...

How Government Hires

The king wanted to go fishing, and he asked the royal weather forecaster the forecast for the next few hours. The palace meteorologist assured him that there was no chance of rain. So the king and the queen went fishing. On the way he met a man with a fishing pole riding on a donkey, and he ...

Time for a Sea Change

Editor, News-Register: A new Associated Press investigation has revealed that local and “sustainable” seafood may be neither. AP journalists traced the murky supply chain of a leading sustainable seafood distributor “to migrant fishermen in foreign waters who described labor abuses, ...

Funding Conservation

Editor, News-Register: Since I am a native of the Mountain State and love its public lands, I thought I knew a lot about West Virginia’s parks and forests until I attended a community presentation from the West Virginians for Public Lands alliance at the Brooke County Public Library in ...

Respecting Our Flag

Editor, News-Register: Unbelievable: A multinational American corporation has openly supported the disrespect of our flag by giving Colin K. an endorsement contract. This is the black football player who started taking a knee when our National Anthem was being played at NLF games. In ...

Supporting Barton VFD

Editor, News-Register: The Barton Volunteer Fire Department is pleased to announce our 25th annual Polkafest, held on Aug. 5, was a huge success. To continue to serve our community efficiently, we are currently developing plans to build a new fire station. The proceeds from this recent ...

Repairing the Roads

Editor, News-Register: OK, Division of Highways, let’s try this again. You did a decent job by Kroger but why did you stop by Perkins? There are major holes in concrete and no, you don’t need to patch with concrete, you could use hot mix, it would last longer. What about ramps and ...

There Was Collusion

Editor, News-Register: When President Trump campaigned on the slogan “Make America Great Again,” he and millions of our fellow citizens simply ignored the factual data that showed that our country was already great by any metric on which data was available. We didn’t really like a ...

Support Trump Agenda

Editor, News-Register: In a recent article, President Trump announced to both houses of Congress, that he was canceling the automatic pay raises for civilian employees of the federal government, due in January of 2019. President Trump is to be applauded in trying to rein in the continued ...

Foiling a Criminal

Editor, News-Register: A story-telling criminal thought he could turn the tables after an armed citizen foiled his attempted carjacking, but it didn’t take long for law enforcement officers to see through his charade. In Fulton County, Ga., an armed thug blocked a woman’s car in her ...

Put Morrisey in Senate

Editor, News-Register: President Trump continues to keep the promises that he made to the American people when he campaigned for president. Trump promised to defend the coal miners and rebuild the industry. Today, coal companies are doing much better than they did while Obama was in ...

Look at Space’s Record

Editor, News-Register: “The further back you can look, the further forward you can see.” —Winston Churchill. I am writing this letter in response to the recent political activity of the former Congressman Zack Space in the Ohio Valley. Considering the glowing description of his ...

Pass St. C Bond Levy

Editor, News-Register: The upcoming St. Clairsville school levy is proposing to build a new school complex, and many are expressing their concern or opinions that this is not necessary. I say, it is about time. I am an alumni of St .Clairsville High School, and my son is preparing to enter ...

Release the Names

Editor, News-Register: On Friday, August 17, days after the release of the Pennsylvania grand jury report which found that hundreds of Catholic priests had abused 1,000 children in that state, Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese of Indiana vowed to release the name of ...

Battling Crime on Island

Editor, News-Register: It has been my experience and education that criminal activity oftentimes derives from lack of opportunity or the possibility of great gain for minimal input or labor. As a Wheeling Island resident since 1993, I have been the victim of criminal activity (burglary, ...

Lead City to Prosperity

Editor, News-Register: “Out brief candle.” Recently a two-way street proposal was snuffed out after a City Hall “hullabaloo;” this would seem a trifle happening, given a public shrug and the need for so much more downtown development — just one proposed patch on a Wheeling pothole ...

Ending Discrimination

Columnist Walter Williams recently wrote a piece entitled “Why Not Do Something About Equal Education for Minorities,” lambasting efforts to promote diversity in education. As usual, his critique falls flat due to misrepresenting his opponents’ arguments. Mr. Williams mentions a ...

Economy Is a Concern

Editor, News-Register: Although many aspects of the economy of our great nation would indicate that it is performing quite well, building on the positive momentum long established during the Obama Administration, there are nevertheless a number of areas of serious concern that may severely ...