Letters to the Editor

All I Don’t Want …

Editor, News-Register: Now that we are in the buying frenzy commonly known as Christmas, I have a few (well, more than a few) suggestions for well-meaning friends and acquaintances on what NOT to buy me (you know who you are). 1 do not want a set of 12 miniature historic preservation ...

Please Stop Spending

Editor, News-Register: So, Wheeling is going to spend millions on some downtown streets. They call this streetscape. This is all well and good, but don’t use all the money in one area. I’m sure other areas could use some attention as well. When is our mayor and his spokesperson, Chad ...

Remove Novotney

To the Editor: This week, the state’s federally mandated Protection Advocacy System Representative agency for the protection of the legal and human rights of disabled persons in the state of West Virginia, Disability Rights WV, took the rare step of calling for the City of Wheeling to ...

Energy Changing

To the Editor: This paper recently published an article on coal production that, at first, really surprised me. It stated that West Virginia coal production has been decreasing since 1979. How could that be? Everything in the news leads one to believe that air emission regulation has been ...

Lights Delay Too Long

Editor, News-Register: My granddaughters and I visited, well tried to visit, the widely acclaimed Festival of Lights on Saturday, December 8, 2018, an event I had in the past, promised to take them to. Not quite what I expected. It seemed more of an exercise in patience for grandparents ...

Support New Rules

Editor, News-Register: In June 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began a two-step process to review and revise the definition of “waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act, proposing to first rescind the 2015 WOTUS rule while they worked to ...

There’s Good, Bad

Editor, News-Register: Officials believe the potential economic benefits of the ethane cracker outweigh its possible impact on the environment. To those worried about health issues in this, the 21st century, there is a lot of good technology and a lot of bad technology and the sad part is ...

Honor Is Deserved

Editor, News-Register: Open letter to Honorable Mayor Glenn Elliott of Wheeling: Congratulations from ISKCON New Vrindaban. Dear Honorable Mayor, It comes as no surprise to our ISKCON New Vrindaban community that you have been named “Best Mayor” for 2018, a most fitting title for ...

Collect More Taxes

Editor, News-Register: I would like to discuss your recent article concerning state budget reprinted yesterday in the Charleston Gazette—Mail. You point out that “Collections for the state’s general revenue budget soared in comparison to what had been projected. They were more than ...

Stop Drug Mailing

Editor, News-Register: Estimates of the number of deaths of Americans caused by the drug fentanyl range from 30,000 a year and up. The vast majority of manufacturers of this deadly drug are in Red China. They ship the fentanyl to America using the U.S. Postal System! The USPS was ...

Repair Area Roads

Editor, News-Register: Everyone knows the Northern Panhandle’s roads are outrageously horrible. What ever happened to the $840-plus million that was allocated for our roads?? In the Charleston-Huntington area, Route 64 got 18 miles of new asphalt in November and some time before that, an ...

Bush Behavior a Model

Editor, News-Register: Although the passing of anyone is a sad moment , the passing of George H W Bush is a timely reminder of how a caring, compassionate and selfless president should behave. I could go on and on ... Steve Conlon Proctor

Attend Hearing on PTT

Editor, News-Register: I would like to express my opinion on the recent article “Officials: Plant a plus for valley” in the December 3, edition. The article discussed the recent OEPA air permit hearing for the PTT Global Facility (petroleum cracker) proposed to be constructed in Dilles ...

Trump Behavior Cited

Editor, News-Register: Is it not somewhat troubling and a bit disturbing that President Donald J.Trump reportedly decided to essentially isolate himself from leaders of our country’s longest and most loyal allies during recent ceremonies commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ...

Stop Sign Is Needed

Editor, News-Register: My heart begins to race, sweat trickles down my back, my anxiety level rises. Why? I am traveling east-bound on 70 and approaching the on-ramp from Wheeling Island onto I-70 East. It is just a matter of time before a driver, yet again, blows through the yield sign, ...

Program Is a Success

Editor, News-Register: It’s been 25 years since Operation Christmas Child was born from an organization called Samaritans Purse. National Collection Week this year was November 12-19. Though I don’t know numbers yet from across the country, I do know that our little area of eight ...

Ideas for Wheeling

Editor, News-Register: Given we are half-way toward the next mayoral election, perhaps it is time see what the future holds for Wheeling. The past two years are in the past and best forgotten. I pen this letter because of the mayor’s three-minute limit on residents’ input concerning ...

Push for Medicare for All

Editor, News-Register: The path forward for Medicare for All is clearing. It’s very popular among voters across the country. And we’re on track to have more representatives than ever before cosponsor the bill. We could get a vote on Medicare for All as soon as next year. Just two ...

Warner Wrong in Firings

Editor, News-Register: The Wheeling Intelligencer recently asked this question: “Was West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner acting illegally when he fired and replaced 16 employees in his agency not long after taking office in January 2017?” This is a good question and I would like ...

Getting Politics Out of It

Editor, News-Register: Ever wonder how congressmen and senators get their committee assignments? You know of course, that some committees are more powerful and influential than others. Well I wondered, and decided to do a little research to see what the rules and guidelines were to ...