Opinion

Food Hub Can Support ‘Farm to School’ Initiative

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Pats on the Back:

Editorials

∫ To Margaret Howells, third-grade teacher and dean of students at Wheeling Country Day School, who won a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Howells received $10,000 from the National Science Foundation and a trip to Washington to receive the award. ∫ ...

End Corruption In Government

Editorials

U.S. senators pondering whether to confirm federal Supreme Court nominees have a relatively easy task. All they have to ask is whether potential justices are liberal or conservative in terms of how they interpret the Constitution. West Virginians deciding how to vote for state Supreme Court ...

Manchin’s Numbers Are Inflated

Local Columns

Has Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., been informed he can’t get a pass on this one? Democrat and Republican disciplinarians in Congress have ways of forcing lawmakers to adhere to the party line. Choice committee assignments can be denied. An offender’s pet bills can be stalled or shelved. ...

RISE Red Tape Delays Inexcusable

Editorials

One suspects West Virginia legislators looking into delays in helping victims of 2016 floods in many counties knew one of the answers to their questions before they were even asked. Why, more than six months after federal officials approved nearly $150 million for flood victims, had the ...

What to Do, What to Do?

Local Columns

As a I write these words, someone is cooking up a batch of sweet onions and green peppers on a grill alongside some large Italian sausages. Meatballs are crowded into a simmering pot of aromatic tomato sauce also known as “red gravy.” Funnel cake batter is being swirled into hot grease then ...

Telling Story Of Our People

Editorials

It has been said Wheeling’s big drawing card for out-of-town visitors is our Victorian-era architecture. Indeed, some of the restored old buildings are beautiful and are attractions for tourists. But their appeal to history buffs pales in comparison to the stories of our people. Good for ...

Let the Public See the Proposal

Editorials

Members of the Ohio County Board of Education this week tabled action on a proposed new policy being referred to as one on “student supervision and relationships with staff.” At least some members want to give the recommendation more thought. Apparently they do not want to think about ...

New Allegations At OSU Disturbing

Editorials

Ohio State University’s investigation of a sports doctor alleged to have sexually abused athletes at several institutions of higher learning has turned over a commendable number of stones. What has come creeping out from under some of them is disturbing. Scores of people, including former ...

Japanese Soccer Team Displays Character

Editorials

Some of the best stories in sports happen off the playing fields and courts. Consider the aftermath of a World Cup soccer match in Russia this week. Japan’s team had been leading Belgium, 2-0, during much of the game. Then, in the closing minutes, Belgium came back to win, 3-2. It was ...

Ask Strzok’s Wife If He’s Trustworthy

Editorials

FBI agent Peter Strzok was emphatic to the point of flashes of anger during his testimony Thursday to a congressional committee looking into political bias at the nation’s premier law enforcement agency. In 2016, Strzok made his dislike of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump ...

Benefiting From Carbon Fee

Letters to the Editor

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. ...

Get Moving On Costly Projects

Editorials

At first glance, being in a hurry to spend money and charge people more for municipal services seems, well, strange. But good for Steubenville officials, who are taking the attitude that the sooner they get moving on water and sewer system improvements, the better. During their meeting ...

Bridge a Tribute To Persistence

Editorials

Nearly a generation has gone by since local residents began pushing hard for construction of a new Ohio River bridge linking southern Brooke and Jefferson counties, as West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice pointed out Tuesday. “I don’t know how you stood it for 18 years,” he remarked. But the ...

Manchin Should Back Nominee

Editorials

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will be a key figure in the battle over whether the Senate confirms President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Let us hope Manchin breaks with those in his party who see the decision as a political one. On Monday, Trump introduced ...

Helping Pay Cost Of New Footbridge

Editorials

An anonymous donor making a sizable contribution through Wheeling Jesuit University has solved a problem for both WJU students and other Wheeling residents. As a result of deterioration of the span, the footbridge linking the city’s Lennox and Pleasanton neighborhoods was closed in ...

Preserve Heritage Under Our Feet

Editorials

More than a few motorists slowed and craned their necks to get a glimpse of something unusual at the downtown Wheeling site where The Health Plan’s new headquarters building was being constructed last year, we suspect. It was a piece of history that for decades had been just under our ...

Miracles Sometimes Part of the News

Editorials

Newspapers have to report so much bad, upsetting news that the occasional heart-warmer comes as a welcome pleasure. The good news this week was not all from Thailand, where rescuers were in the process of pulling off the rescue of members of a boys’ soccer team who had been trapped in a ...

Getting Help For Brilliant

Editorials

Residents and business owners in Brilliant probably would be more understanding of a federal government decision that will cost them money if they believed the bureaucrats in Washington were held to the same standards. Too often, they are not. Officials of the Brilliant Water and Sewer ...

Setting Priorities For Public Schools

Editorials

Fans of high school baseball and softball in Martins Ferry may have been looking forward to the city school district’s plan to upgrade fields used for the two sports. Unfortunately, that idea may have struck out. During their meeting last week, Martins Ferry Board of Education members ...