Opinion

Temple Shalom Congregation Full of Gratitude

Local Columns

Thank you. On behalf of our Jewish congregation, Temple Shalom, we want to say thank you to the wider Wheeling community for the overwhelming love and support you have shown us this past week in the wake of the tragedy at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh last Saturday. All of us at Temple ...

Under Assault

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: We are under assault in Belmont County! We all just got a post card from the auditor telling what our current appraised value is, according to the county, and what our proposed appraisal is going to be. This is all we know! We are not given the formula for how are taxes ...

DHHR Choice Explained

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: To the editor regarding the Wheeling Department of Health and Human Resources location: The replacement of the existing Wheeling DHHR first went to public bid in approximately the 2006-2007 time frame, with no respondents meeting the criteria of the bid regarding ...

Don’t Let Dems Win

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: A few weeks ago, President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, who is now a Democrat, stated that this is the most important mid-term election in our lifetime. Since then that sentiment has been echoed over and over in the press; recent events demonstrate that this ...

Vote For Amendment 1

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: This election day, West Virginians will have an historic opportunity to change our state constitution by voting FOR passage of Amendment 1. As it now stands, West Virginia is one of only 17 states that require state Medicaid dollars to fund elective abortions (that is, ...

Lions Club Grateful

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: The Warren Township Lions Club would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all who have supported our efforts and projects during the year. We loved your attendance and feedback at our summer “Concerts in the Park” season as we tried our best to ...

Levy Questions Posed

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Questions on who pays for the levy in Wheeling. Will the OVGH, Wheeling Hospital, Peterson Hospital, the Health Plan, Wheeling Jesuit University, WV Northern Community College, all of the churches in the city, all private and public schools in the city, all hotels, ...

Powhatan Deserves More

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I’m Pattie Meyer. I’ve lived most of my life in Powhatan Point, Ohio, intermittingly living in various other places. I’ve been lucky because I’ve had the opportunity to travel almost everywhere I’ve wanted to and people ask me why I choose to still live in ...

City Levy Opposed

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I’ve noticed a public relations campaign encouraging the voters of the City of Wheeling to vote “For” the multi-million dollar levy to construct a new public safety building. A couple of questions: Who is funding this initiative? The cost to the property owner ...

Think About Issue 1

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Dear Fellow Addicts: For over 20 years, I smoked cigarettes and was severely addicted to nicotine. So much so that there was a time when I thought that I would never be able to quit smoking. Over the years I lost count of the number of the times I tried to quit. ...

Any Appeal Anti-Trump Attorney Had Is Gone

Letters to the Editor

At last, Democrats and Republicans have found common ground in hoping that Michael Avenatti, the wannabe progressive president, will soon disappear. Best known as the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels and more recently for representing Julie Swetnick, who leveled a dubious gang-rape ...

Deficit Spending in W.Va.

Local Columns

It’s been said money is the root of all evil. Not really. Real evil, at least in government, is spending money you don’t have. Here in West Virginia, our constitution doesn’t allow us to do that — technically. There’s a way around it, to which we’ll get in a moment. Mountain ...

Armstead, Jenkins Best

Editorials

Most people seeking public office are able to attract votes by pledging to spend government money on local needs ranging from highways to economic development. Candidates for judicial positions cannot do that. They can promise only fairness, both to those who appear in court before them and ...

Control Supreme Court Spending

Editorials

Only one state in the entire nation, West Virginia, allows the judicial branch of government to spend taxpayers’ money with no legislative oversight. Events this year have made it obvious that needs to change. Voters in the Nov. 6 election have an opportunity to make that happen, by casting ...

A Look Inside

Local Columns

I grew up Catholic in middle-class America at the height of the baby boomer era. It was a time when the number of churches in town rivaled the number of bars and beauty shops. Downtown Wheeling streets were crowded with shoppers at holiday times or on Saturdays, but not on Sundays. That day ...

Ohio Issue 1: Just Say No

Editorials

In many ways, the most important decision Ohioans will make in the election next Tuesday has nothing to do with candidates for public office. It will be whether to declare defeat in the war against substance abuse. A proposed amendment to the state constitution, Issue 1, is on the ballot. ...

Renew Tax Levy In Brooke County

Editorials

Seldom do voters have the opportunity to do as much good as Brooke County residents will enjoy during the election Tuesday. On the ballot will be three tax questions. One of them seeks renewal of what has come to be known as “the ambulance levy.” In truth, the levy supports emergency ...

Check Property Reappraisals

Editorials

When nearly 500 people show up at one time to protest taxable values set for their properties, something is wrong. Belmont County officials need to find out what and, if possible, correct it. Personnel from county Auditor Roger Conroy’s office held a public session Tuesday for people who ...

Education Part Of Farm Bureaus

Editorials

Ohio’s farmers are a cut above — they already know that. But it is nice to see a little recognition from the American Farm Bureau, which gave eight of the 24 County Activities of Excellence awards nationwide to Ohio county farm bureaus. “Once again, Ohio has more CAE winners than any ...

Easing Concern Over PTT Plan

Editorials

An idea mentioned during a public meeting Monday night in Powhatan Point ought to interest residents of both East Ohio and the Northern Panhandle. Concerns about a proposed ethane cracker plant to be built at Dilles Bottom were aired during the gathering, attended by all three Belmont ...