Letters to the Editor

Spend Money More Wisely

Editor, News-Register: Ten thousand dollars. That’s up to how much Ohio County Schools has committed to paying a “diversity training firm” to address a non-issue, to pretend to examine what will be claimed to be a systemic problem which is actually a personal problem involving a couple ...

Litter Enough To Cause Tears

Editor, News-Register: Interesting to read Heather Ziegler’s article in last Saturday’s paper. I am one of those people she was talking about. I have spent the last three Sundays cleaning up garbage along my stretch of Cherry Hill Road just off of Warwood Avenue. Among the many items I ...

Get Facts Right On Firearms

Editor, News-Register: In response to the lady from Mingo Junction about her recall of all “assault” weapons. My suggestion to you ma’am, is to do some research before you write a letter filled with falsehoods to any newspaper. I am willing to have a debate with anyone, just as ...

Iran Not Complying With Nuclear Pact

Editor, News-Register The Intelligencer published a column by Patrick Buchanan on March 29 entitled “Trump and His War Cabinet.” Buchanan may have whatever opinions he would like, but he shouldn’t continue to make statements that are simply untrue. Buchanan’s column dealt with ...

Unarmed People Can Find Selves Defenseless

Editor, News-Register I am writing in regard to a March 25 letter advocating for a recall of “assault weapons.” The writer refers to the AR-15 specifically as an automatic weapon; it is not. The AR-15 has been around since the 1950s so I’m unsure why it is such a problem now. Look on ...

Second Amendment Is Irrelevant Now

Editor, News-Register: This letter is in regard to the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This Amendment is irrelevant to the 21st Century. Conditions in the 18th Century, when the amendment was written, were totally different than the conditions we face today. It was meant for a ...

Why Do We Spend Too Much on Water?

Editor, News-Register: Humans are, by nature, creatures of habit. We love to follow set patterns, methods, and techniques in our day to day lives. It is also the reason change, in any form, can be frightening to so many individuals. Habit allows an established culture and society to ...

Economic Policies Adding to Poverty

Editor, News-Register: We live in a time when dogs and cats grow fat and lazy one-fourth of American children grow up in poverty. Those who are on the street, who are hungry and in poor health are the ones feeling the real effects of economic policies that have made half of all ...

Variety of Special Events Scheduled for National Library Week

National Library Week begins today and continues through Saturday, with the Marshall County Public Libraries celebrating the event with several special activities. The theme, established by the American Library Association, is “Libraries Lead.” For starters, the entire week will be ...

Recall Assault Weapons

Editor, News-Register: It seems urgent for all of us Americans to become listeners and to take some serious action on behalf of all citizens — especially our children and youth. If we have eyes to see and ears to hear, we know that our teenagers are now calling us to take real and ...

Thanks to the Eagles

Editor, News-Register: I recently picked up a real estate flyer, saw where the Moundsville Eagles was for sale. Being one of the boys of summer from the Fourth Ward Dodgers, the Eagles always sponsored our team. I know a lot of my team members are gone but the rest can remember wearing our ...

Playing Politics

Editor, News-Register: At the end of this legislative session, HB 4006 was passed eliminating the Department of Education and the Arts. Delegate Storch and Senators Ferns and Weld were eager supporters of this political travesty whose damage will be most felt by children, as well as the ...

Using Money Wisely

Editor, News-Register: What is more important to Wheeling, cleaning the streets of summer dust or winter snow and ice? I would again suggest that the street cleaners that you routinely support are not worth the expense and trouble of using and maintaining. Looks like you need ...

Reason for Budget Optimism?

Republican legislators and Gov. Jim Justice had big, important plans for this year. With the state out of the fiscal doldrums, they said, it was time to move forward. Or not. Not a single part of the forward-looking agenda was implemented. The school employees’ strike got in the ...

Finding the Solution To Substance Abuse

Editor, News-Register: For some time, I’ve been on a quest to understand and determine a possible solution to the opioid dilemma that plagues our country. I’ve heard a lot of opinions and talk, but no solution(s). I have come to the conclusion that it will take a generation or ...

Washington Avenue Demolition Criticized

Editor, News-Register: Many Wheeling residents resided in the Washington Avenue area their entire lives. This is our home. The mere foundation of our homes is being threatened by Wheeling Jesuit University. Major destruction of a handful of historical (Bill Lias) is planned, And the best ...

Tax Cut, Health Care Agendas Are Questioned

Editor, News-Register: The tax cut legislation passed is touted to be a large tax reduction for corporations and tax reductions for all tax payers. The government operates on tax revenue. The question is where are they going to get the funds to replace these tax cuts? President Reagan used ...

There Never Really Was a School Strike

Editor, News-Register: When you play poker, you have to ante up. An ante is a stake in the action; it’s skin in the game. That’s something state school employees never had in the recently settled work stoppage. They literally never had anything at risk. At even the first unfounded rumor of ...

Think About What You’re Seeing at Rodeo

Editor, News-Register: Rodeo fans, when the “tie-down roping” (aka calf roping) event starts, please take a moment to consider this: What must it be like for a baby animal — a 2- or 3-month- old calf — to come bolting out of the chute at speeds of 25 mph only to be wrenched by a rope ...

Don’t Blame Video Games for Violence

Editor, News-Register: The Trump administration has made the choice to again suggest that somehow video games are causing violence. I have one tiny problem with the White House saying this: There’s no reason to believe it. No major studies link violence to gaming; crime doesn’t go up as ...