Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Worried About Our Liberties

Editor, News-Register: I would like to comment on the Feb. 25 column by Judge Andrew Napolitano. I have so much respect and admiration for this man. His columns are always right on target. He is not afraid to speak the truth, and he is not afraid of hurting anyone’s feelings. His ...

Don’t Eliminate Breeders Fund

Editor, News-Register: Judas sold his soul for thirty pieces of silver. What was your price, Senator Ryan Ferns, to sell out Wheeling? Senate Bill 437 discontinues the greyhound breeders fund, and its enactment would kill the dog racing track at Wheeling Island Casino. It takes the subsidy ...

Protecting Unborn Babies

Editor, News-Register: Open letter to legislators: In 1973, seven men decided it was OK to murder me. I can’t do anything to stop it, but you can. I can’t even talk yet, but you can. My Father in heaven is talking to you right now through the man that is writing this letter (Proverbs ...

Thinking About Pit Bull Breed’s Heritage

Editor, News-Register: This letter is in response to your editorial defending pit bulls and your writer’s opinion, “that breed of dog does not deserve to be branded as vicious...” You and your Ohio readers might keep in mind the following: A mix of English-Staffordshire terriers and ...

Face Fact of Falling Population in W.Va.

Editor, News-Register: Jim Justice is continuing the typical reactions of his party to a serious problem in this state. The lighting of the emergency light in the capital building is ridiculous. Instead of facing the state’s problems, he refuses to face up to the facts and simply wants ...

Column on DUI Law Draws Response

Editor, News-Register: Your publication deserves commendation for your editorial about the provisions of Senate Bill 212, not so much for its factual content, which is not accurate, but rather for alerting your readers to the existence of pending legislation to hamper enforcement of West ...

Taking Problem Of Obesity Seriously

Editor, News-Register: West Virginia has an image problem; we’re first in many negative categories. One is childhood obesity. When our governor was asked what he is going to do to combat that problem by a young lady at his town hall in Wheeling recently, his answer was a joke, then he did ...

Republicans’ Ideas Are, Well, So Sad

Editor, News-Register: Sick, Sad, Pathetic, Three words to counter the hate speech from the woman in St. Clairsville. The next time one of your wonderful leaders gets us into a war, perhaps all of those despicable, disgraceful, and ignorant idiots known to you as Democrats, will let all of ...

Wheeling Hospital’s Motives Questioned

Editor, News-Register: I read with interest the article in your Saturday (March 18) newspaper entitled “Wheeling Hospital Requests Hearing on OVMC Sale.” Let me begin by saying, I’m so fed up with the animosity that exists between Wheeling Hospital and Ohio Valley Medical Center. I’m ...

Let’s Talk About What Obamacare Costs Us

Editor, News-Register: There have been two recent articles in the paper about replacing Obamacare. The first was about how this change would hurt many states. The second was the rally in Wheeling against replacing Obamacare. Let’s add some facts concerning both. First, West Virginia ...