Opinion

Fostoria Convention Theme Will Be Items for Boudoir

Local Columns

Several members of the Fostoria Glass Society of America Inc. will be bringing to the 39th annual FGSA Convention, to be held June 7-9, items from their glass collections which pertain to this year’s convention theme: “Glassware for the Boudoir.” In the most recent “Facets of ...

Repair the Streets

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: What’s the hold up? Vehicles are being damaged on a daily basis by the terrible pot holes on Main and Market streets through the downtown area in Wheeling. Some vehicles try to avoid the downtown area if possible! Who pays the bill for the damages to the vehicles? ...

DOH Is Criticized

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Question for the Division of Highways: OK. You guys can’t patch a hole the right way. You can’t clean bridges or ramps. Then you put down a ton of salt when there is no snow, and then when it does snow, you use very little. Plus, plowing is terrible. One more ...

Party Is Undemocratic

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I was a Democrat until I realized the party has changed to be undemocratic. The party seems to be controlled by superdelegates and a woman who seems to think she is a queen. I am now an Independent. When a pollster called me, I said I would vote for Trump as the ...

Suggestions for Church

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Like many Catholics, and probably some non-Catholics, I think that although the Church is in deep trouble, it is worth saving. I have some suggestions that I believe could help. I hope we can get a conversation going and through some spiritual capillary action, good ...

What Kind of World?

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Here are the questions I have: What kind of world do you want for your kids, your grand kids? Their kids? A world built on selfish desires or God’s principles and the Bible ... A world that recognizes unlimited sexual identities or two sexes, women and men ...

Creating Opportunity

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: As a Wheeling-based business, we know first-hand how natural gas development is creating the kind of local job growth and economic opportunities described in a recent article (“Oil and Gas Industry Still Good for Businesses,” Feb. 25). Our family-owned service ...

Bridge Needs Repairs

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I used to live at the Welty Home on Washington Avenue. Many of us would walk to the Dollar Store over the bridge. Most of us had walkers. Along the side of the walking area there is a dangerous problem. A lot of the cement on the edge has come loose and fallen off. When ...

Cut Coal Taxes

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Coal jobs have long been the lifeblood of local economies across West Virginia. For much of our state’s history, miners’ paychecks would support local grocery stores, garages, and other businesses. The decline of the coal industry in recent years has devastated ...

‘Smoke and Mirrors’

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: You want to talk about smoke and mirrors, type in 1107 Main Street in the search engine for the Wheeling News- Register. I’ve gone back as far as Dec. 1, 2015, when the first mention of 1107 and 1109 Main Street was discussed publicly by the mayor and city ...

Address Flaws In Garage Plan

Editorials

The sooner Wheeling officials tear up the infamous MOU — memorandum of understanding — on a proposed new downtown parking garage, the better. For city residents and businesses to go along with anything remotely like the MOU would be unthinkable. A concrete proposal on the parking garage ...

What Would They Think?

Local Columns

I can still picture them. Always dressed in their black garb with stark white cleric’s collars. They were as much a part of my parent’s family as me and my siblings. They were frequent visitors to the front porch swing and the dinner table. Father Lawrence McHugh and Father Clifford ...

Consider Other Side of the Street

Editorials

Assuming other concerns about the proposed downtown Wheeling parking garage can be resolved — and that is a big leap of faith — one might be handled by crossing the street. One suggestion has been to site the garage on leased land across Market Street from the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel ...

Airing Criticism Of Woodward

Editorials

To say Hancock County school Superintendent Tim Woodward is angry would be putting it very mildly. On Monday night, after being told Woodward was not able to attend their meeting because of a medical emergency, board members voted against a motion to continue negotiations with him over a ...

Turning a Corner On Drug Crimes?

Editorials

Burglaries and thefts were down significantly last year in Steubenville, city police report. A total of 1,098 of the two crimes were reported in 2017. The number declined to 897 last year. In releasing last year’s crime report, Police Chief Bill McCafferty pointed out, “I’d bet you at ...

College or University Need Not Be ‘Top Tier’ To Be Good

Editorials

Call it karma, or poetic justice. For decades, athletes admitted to prestigious schools on scholarships have endured accusations (some, admittedly, justified) that they couldn’t cut it academically. Now we have a nationwide scandal in which students have been admitted to prestigious schools ...

Letting Locals Set Priorities

Editorials

Give Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine credit for recognizing something that all too many officials in state capitals throughout the nation do not. In his words, spoken Tuesday in St. Clairsville: “All wisdom does not reside in Columbus, Ohio.” DeWine was in Belmont County to talk with local ...

Trying Something New at St. John

Editorials

Ensuring a funding stream of $750,000 a year to keep St. John Central High School open is a daunting prospect. A group of men and women who graduated from the school have taken it on, however. A few weeks ago, it was announced St. John Central, in Bellaire, will be closing. Officials of ...