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Opinion

Be Cautious in Hiring Contractor for Projects

Local Columns

Thinking about a remodeling project, maybe a much-needed addition to your home? Then consider the following before moving forward. Most home owners have little or no expertise when it comes to construction projects, even small projects such as a bathroom remodel, and certainly not a larger ...

Time Is of Essence To Protect Bridge

Editorials

A survey conducted by the Friends of Wheeling preservation group makes the need for quick action to protect the historic Suspension Bridge clear. As we reported, five people from the group watched the bridge for four hours one day. They saw 707 vehicles pass over it. Of that number 141 ...

Tracing the History of High School Football in Moundsville

Local Columns

After a tour of the new Monarch Stadium on Wednesday, I decided to try to found out more about high school football in Moundsville, including when it began and the initial site. I started out by reviewing the Moundsville High School Centennial Book 1877-1977 and followed by looking at deeds ...

Actions Were Treason

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Not since the Civil War! Six Hundred and Twenty Thousand. That is the estimated death toll from the Civil War. It amounted, at the time, to 2% of the United States population. The Civil War was the result of a house divided. The fact that President Abraham Lincoln ...

Stamp Out Bigotry

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: The United States has been a nation of and for refugees and for economic migrants for the entirety of its existence and for almost two centuries before it became an independent country. My own ancestors arrived in colonial Philadelphia as economic migrants in the ...

Preserve Old Church

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I am a New York City architect. I often return to Wheeling roots. 1154 National Road is a magnificent architectural treasure that needs to be preserved and re-purposed, not replaced with “hamburger strip” architecture from Anywhere, USA. Standard commercial ...

Public Schools Harmed

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: In his op-ed circulated around the state of West Virginia, Senator Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, said West Virginians can take pride that the Legislature has devoted itself to improving our public education system. He says there is no doubt that our system is in ...

Working Toward A Bright Future

Editorials

One of the biggest days in Wheeling’s year-long observance of the 250th anniversary of our founding as a community is today. At 1 p.m., a celebratory parade will take place downtown. Prior to that, city dignitaries will visit Walnut Grove Cemetery in Martins Ferry, to place wreaths on the ...

Justice in the Driver’s Seat

Local Columns

Tuesday was a good day for Gov. Jim Justice. He learned (if he hadn’t been tipped off in advance) that U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin will not be running for governor. Barring some political disaster, Manchin is the only Democrat with a realistic chance of beating Justice in next year’s ...

Placing Blame Where It Belongs

Editorials

Alecto Healthcare officials’ decision to shut down Ohio Valley Medical Center a full month before they had announced previously was bad enough. It was, in a word, wrong. In suspending health care services, some critical, with just hours’ notice, Alecto made it clear to the community at ...

Try Saving What Matters Most

Local Columns

After five years, the rose bushes we planted along the sidewalk leading to our front porch have rewarded our hard work with hundreds of pink and red flowers. I am no horticulturist by any means. I just like to have flowers around to remind me of the greater power that makes these beautiful ...

Care Center Sale Is Best Course

Editorials

Action Monroe County commissioners took after discussing potential sale of the county-owned Care Center made it clear divesting themselves of the facility is the best course. Several weeks ago, Commissioners Carl Davis and Tim Price voted to sell the facility. Commissioner Mick Schumacher ...

OSU Not Model For Rest of Ohio

Editorials

Ohio State University has announced that, beginning next year, it will be raising its own minimum wage to $15 per hour — apparently jumping on the trendy number embraced by precisely zero state governments right now (though Washington, D.C. comes closest at a $14 per hour minimum ...

Giving People Chance to Speak

Editorials

It is a safe bet that many of those involved in the controversy over a proposed new bank office in the Edgwood neighborhood of Wheeling wish the matter was over and done with. Yet Wheeling City Council members, who many had expected would vote on the issue this week, were right to table ...

West Virginians Ready to Assist

Editorials

As residents of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and even North Carolina flee from the path of Hurricane Dorian, Gov. Jim Justice has offered them shelter here in the Mountain State through discounted rates at our state parks, room for their animals (pet fees waived at the parks and a reminder ...

Mental Health Services Critical

Editorials

The situation regarding Ohio Valley Medical Center is no longer just an emergency. It is a looming crisis. News that acute care and emergency medical services at OVMC were being suspended Wednesday came as quite a shock. California-based Alecto Healthcare had projected OVMC would close in ...

Turn Teens Away From Gang Life

Editorials

Jacob Gill, of Toronto, may spend the next 15 years in prison for his role in a confrontation that ended with a death. Gill is just 17 years old. Ka’Saun Carlock, of Steubenville, pleaded guilty of murder in the same case, involving the death of Dylan Monroe, 18, of Toronto in August ...

Hoping Revenue Shows Rebound

Editorials

Within a few days, state officials will make public information on how much money West Virginia state government collected in August. Keep your fingers crossed, especially if you want to see more potholes patched. Revenue in July, the first month of the new fiscal year, was far below what ...

Tellitocci Earned Benwood’s Thanks

Editorials

Many communities are blessed by a few residents who take personal interest in their towns and cities — and are willing to roll up their sleeves and toil to make life better for all of their neighbors. Joseph “Joe” Tellitocci Jr. was that kind of man for his town, Benwood. Among the ...

Manchin Made Right Decision

Editorials

West Virginians got good news this week: U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin will remain in Washington. He revealed Tuesday that he has decided not to run for governor next year. For months, Manchin, a Democrat, had been considering a campaign for governor. In all likelihood, at least for now, his ...