Letters to the Editor

Pressure Trump on Miners

Editor, News-Register: Open Letter to Sen. Joe Manchin: Senator — You have voted with President Trump more than any other Democrat. And what is he doing for you now? He and his gang are attacking you. Well, this retired miner thinks it’s time for you to dish it back. Do not vote ...

Circling the Wagons

Editor, News-Register: No one circles the wagons quite like the officials from Ohio County Schools. Their lockstep echo chamber never ceases to amaze. What we now know is that private business can request students to work events, no questions asked. Upon request, the schools will even ...

Wrong About Jerusalem

Editor, News-Register: He can’t help himself, his hatred of Israel is too great! Patrick Buchanan had to slip in a cutting, incorrect comment about Israel in his 850-word column, “Hold NATO to Account” printed in the July 14 edition of The Intelligencer. He said, “A frustrated Trump ...

Don’t Confirm Kavanaugh

Editor, News-Register: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has a history of playing a lead role in denying people health care including basic preventative care such as birth control. Kavanaugh may be good for Trump but Joe Manchin will soon decide if he is good for West Virginia. ...

Support Kavanaugh

Editor, News-Register: Hello, my name is Michelle Wade. I live in Wheeling, W.Va., and I’m sending this letter to ask you to please support Brett Kavanaugh for the next Supreme Court justice. He will fairly and honestly do what is asked of him. His credentials confirm that he has and will ...

Culture Wars Leader

Editor, News-Register: Marshall Kamena is a registered Democrat and was elected mayor of Livermore, Calif. He ran on the Democratic ticket as he knew a Bay Area city would never vote for a Republican. He is as conservative as they come. He wrote the following: “My Leftist friends (as well ...

Lots of Sandwiches Sold

Editor, News-Register: The Bellaire Sons of Italy participated for the 36th consecutive year in the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival by selling over a ton and a half of its “famous” sausage sandwich. We are very proud to announce that we had another very successful year. This ...

Stop Waging War on Men

Editor, News-Register: I want to send a thank-you out to President Trump for all his hard work and for beating Hillary Clinton and Obama. I am sorry to say that there is no way to beat “the Swamp.” Mr. President, can you imagine if all the politicians would get behind you and help? They ...

Learn About Black Bears

Editor, News-Register: Three years ago, when I returned to Barnesville for my 45th reunion, I had the opportunity to give several presentations about black bears to community organizations, as well as many other communities throughout the country. I wasn’t surprised that so many knew very ...

Unions Aid Democrats

Editor, News-Register: To those who pay attention, it is common knowledge that the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association are arms of the Democratic Party. However, I was surprised that the AFT was an extension of the far left Socialist Dems. Any teacher that ...

AEP Is Criticized

Editor, News-Register: Headline, Sunday News- Register, Wheeling, WV, Sunday Morning June 24, 2018: “Rate Increase Pending for Appalachian Power Users” Please, AEP, enough is enough! It is time for clear thinking and straight talk! The trust granted to an investor-owned public utility is ...

War Ended in 1953

Editor, News-Register: I have noticed in the obituaries, claims to have served in the Korean conflict. The person must have been born on or after July 1946 to have legally entered the service at the tender age of 17. The armistice was signed in July 1953. Jerry Carroll Pine Grove

President Guilty Of A Humanitarian Crime

Editor, News-Register: I am ashamed of my president and his administration to behave like a monster! I am appalled by abhorrent, inhumane policies that not only ignore the painful impact they have on people’s lives, but are designed to cause maximum suffering! No amount of ...

Highways Division Leadership Criticized

Editor, News-Register: Hello D.O.H. What have you been doing? Besides blaming the weather or your inability to clear bridges and ramps, not to mention patch holes. You could do all these things with a four- to five-man crew and do it at night. And if you do patch do it right, ...

They Have as Much Right as Our Ancestors

Editor, News-Register: The forced removal of immigrant children from their parents calls into question who we are as a nation. Two moments in history may serve to clarify this issue. Growing up during the Cold War, we heard stories of how Communists ripped children from their parents. I ...

Require Medicaid Recipients to Work

Editor, News-Register: I agree with Kentucky for wanting to have people work for the state health care. I am a transplant from Kentucky. I was on Medicaid from the time I was 4 until I was 16 (probably longer than that). Why? Because of the fact my mother “couldn’t find full-time ...

Food Hub Can Support ‘Farm to School’ Initiative

Editor, News-Register: Here at Grow Ohio Valley, we were pleased and encouraged to see Lisa Summers’ article on the emerging “Farm to School” program — and the editor’s followup. More institutional buyers are seeking local food, and more local farmers need to be connected to ...

Benefiting From Carbon Fee

Editor, News-Register: We can help the environment and help people pay their energy bills through carbon fee and dividend. The fee on fossil fuels would be collected at the mine, well or port. Then, every American household would get back money collected from the fee as a dividend. ...

ACLU Safeguards Our Cherished Civil Rights

Editor, News-Register: I am a card carrying member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). I have been for three decades. The American Civil Liberties Union is a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization whose stated mission is “to defend and preserve the individual rights and ...

Farm to School: Food Hubs are Key

Editor, News-Register: Here at Grow Ohio Valley, we were pleased and encouraged to see Lisa Summers’s article on the emerging “Farm to School” program — and the editor’s followup. More institutional buyers are seeking local food, and more local farmers need to be connected to ...