Letters to the Editor

We Don’t Need Guns For Protection Anymore

Editor, News-Register: There have been several letters regarding gun control since the Las Vegas shooting. There were views on both sides of the issue. The one view opposed to gun control compared natural causes of death, i.e., health-related death, to defend causes of death involving ...

VA Health Care Professionals Praised

Editor, News-Register: I feel the need to clear up some misconceptions on Department of Veterans Affairs care. I always hear horror tales of anything from lengthy waits to obtain care to death from inept employees. I have been receiving care from the VA for over 20 years now and have ...

Congratulations On Investment in W.Va.

Editor, News-Register: The recent announcement that China Energy Investment Corp. Ltd., will invest $83.7 billion in West Virginia is exciting news for the state. It is also thrilling news for those of us who live just across the Ohio River and are proud to be part of the Mid-Ohio ...

Try Being Real Role Models

Editor, News-Register: I was 23 and stationed at Fort Stewart, Ga., when my commander got the dreaded late night call from the Red Cross that I needed to go home. My father had died. A World War II veteran, a flag-draped coffin, and three of four sons in uniform saluting as taps was played. ...

Veterans, the American Legion Needs You

Editor, News-Register: As a 40-plus year proud member of our community, a veteran and a member of Benwood Blake Brothers Post 46 American Legion, I can say we are more than a canteen/bar. It is also sad to see that the younger generation in the area are not joining the American Legion. The ...

Proposed Grading Change Merits an ‘F’

Editor, News-Register: The West Virginia Board of Education has proposed changing and dumbing down the current high school grading scale, making a grade of 90-100 an “A” rather than the current 93-100. The proposed new scale would be 0-59 F, 60-69 D, 70-79 C, 80-89 D, 90-100 A, from the ...

Threat of Nuclear War Is Increasing

Editor, News-Register: Not since the Cuban Missile Crisis have we been as close to a nuclear war as we are now. Can you imagine Trump being president then? President Trump recently tweeted, in rebuke to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s efforts to negotiate with Kim Jong Un’s regime, ...

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 ...