Letters to the Editor

Make Use of Your Rights As American Citizens

Editor, News-Register: The foundation of any democracy is in the hands of its citizens. When our new nation, the United States of America, after getting rid of English rule, set up a democratic system of government, it gave its citizens the right to have a say in the running of that ...

Electric Customers Ought to Get Lower Bills

Editor, News-Register: The article about AEP wanting to raise electric rates prompted me to write this letter. AEP’s request, I believe is ridiculous. AEP wants a rate increase because because customers are using less electricity? If the customers are using less electricity then that ...

Seniors’ Group Says No to Two-Way Traffic

Editor, News-Register: I am a member of Wheeling AARP 824. At a recent luncheon/meeting, the vice mayor was our guest speaker. Seventy-five active members attended that day. When the vice mayor asked if we had questions, it was put to the floor of why the two-way traffic is even being ...

Wheeling Hospital Staff Thanked for Their Care

Editor, News-Register: On March 8 I had a serious medical problem. My friend rushed me to the emergency room at Wheeling Hospital. The energency room did tests and deduced the problem under the eyes of Dr. Shinn, my doctor. They admitted me on the 6th floor. I just wanted to thank all ...

Remembering Service, Life of Robert Kennedy

Editor, News-Register: As June 6, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic death of a truly great American, Robert Francis Kennedy (1925-1968), I would like to commemorate his sad passing by recollecting his wonderful life and outstanding career in service to our nation. Mr. ...

Editorial on Sugar Prices Is Criticized

Editor, News-Register: The May 29 editorial about sugar policy was poorly researched and incorrect. In it, you blame U.S. sugar prices for the demise of the New England Confectionary Co. and state: “Whether a buyer can be found to resuscitate the company is in question.” It’s not ...

Expect More Laws That Don’t Stop the Killing

Editor, News-Register: So we have yet another school shooting in Texas, 10 dead souls to mourn, and more public outcry from the gun control group seeking solutions to this growing problem of violence. I now offer my own suggestions: Either outlaw and confiscate all guns or outlaw ...

What About Helping Homeless in Wheeling?

Editor, News-Register: As reported in your newspaper, it seems peculiar to me that the Wheeling mayor recently proudly takes a photo opportunity before the dog park that the city will spend big bucks $32,000 plus $20,000 to remove the glass from the grass, so that the privileged pooches can ...

Let’s Really Think About the ‘Great Wall’

Editor, News-Register The current presidency has dominated headlines for almost a year. Even after all the scandals, tax plans, tweets, and rocket men, there is one issue that has never left the national debate. I am talking about the proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Even after ...

Show of Hands Shows Wheeling Spirit Alive

Editor, News-Register: Attended another excellent Show of Hands program. What a great concept for Wheeling. The enthusiasm and excitement is palpable. It showcases entrepreneurial spirit in a wonderful environment. The spirit of Wheeling is alive and well in Wheeling. As I was there, I wished ...

Thanks for Supporting Relay for Life Game

Editor, News-Register: Thank you, Ohio Valley! The 2018 Ohio County Relay for Life Steeler basketball game at Wheeling Park High School was another huge success. A big thank-you to the Pittsburgh Steeler basketball players and the Relay fo Life team who made the evening so much fun. Besides ...

Supporting GOP Candidates in Election

Editor, News-Register: It appears the raising of the gas tax and Department of Motor Vehicles fees is shaping up to be a point of contention in the upcoming general election. Because it was a bipartisan initiative, it’s difficult to see how it can be used by either party against the other. ...

McKinley Praised For Supporting Research

Editor, News-Register: When a member of Congress does a standout job for their constituents, it’s important that they be recognized. This is the case with Rep. David McKinley and his work to ensure that the bill to fund the government that passed Congress in March included a major increase ...

Don’t Fall for Claims Regarding Wayne Forest

Editor, News-Register: Wayne National Forest will be updating its Forest Plan this year to better align with the state’s Forest Plan — a move that landowners will participate in to ensure the activities that occur in the Wayne National Forest (WNF) are both protective of the environment ...

He Walked The Walk

My father was a drill sergeant in the United States Army. He taught boys how to be men, in a hurry. The shadow of war was fast approaching his young charges and he had to prepare them the best he could. Dad was just shy of being an adult himself, but he could bark out commands solidly, I am ...

Public Market Needed In Downtown Wheeling

Editor, News-Register: The Public Market is an exciting new venture that will grow Wheeling’s economy and strengthen our farmers. It takes Grow Ohio Valley’s commitment to food access and support for local farmers to the next level. We have been working toward this for years, and love ...

Cut Speed Limit, Keep Vehicles Off Old Bridge

Editor, News-Register: Two traffic issues confound the Ohio Valley. The first issue is the life-threatening, traffic-delaying accidents caused by a preponderance of big rigs speeding on I-70 and I-470 through the county and Wheeling. The excessive number of big rigs weaving in and out of ...

Miners’ Union Right To Support Manchin

Editor, News-Register: I’m in total agreement with the United Mine Workers’ decision to back Senator Joe Manchin for re-election. Manchin has kept his word to fight for coal miners. No one in West Virginia has done more for miners than Manchin. Our senator preserved health care ...

Vote ‘No’ on School Bond Issue Proposal

On May 8, Ohio County voters will determine if the proposed $42.2 million bond issue is the best solution for school upgrades. First, let’s review a few numbers. Wheeling Park High School opened in the fall of 1976. The population in Ohio County was approximately 63,000. The school housed ...

This May Be Great Season for the Indians

Editor, News-Register: As a long-time diehard fan of the Cleveland Indians, I am quite optimistic that 2018 could very well be the year to end the seven decades drought and bring the world series championship back to Cleveland. Although the tribe has not reigned as World Series Champions ...