Opinion

Uniform Donation Recalls Baseball League During 1950s

Local Columns

The Marshall County Historical Society will be adding a sports section to its museum, thanks to long-time resident Phil Wallace, who this past week donated one baseball uniform and two fast-pitch softball uniforms, all of which date back the late 1950s, along with a dress military ...

End Delays in Approving Natural Gas Pipelines

Local Columns

The Senate recently confirmed two new appointees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, ending a seven-month dormancy due to lack of a quorum. With three members, two Republicans and one Democrat, one pick from each party remains for a full five-member commission. This delay, ...

Fire Department Seeks Support on Funding

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Open letter to the Residents and Business Owners of the Village of Bethlehem: The Bethlehem Fire Department (BFD) is asking the residents and the business owners of the Village of Bethlehem for their support in requesting that the mayor and Village Council reinstate ...

Thanks for Help With John Brown ‘Trial

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I am growing tired of the divisive political rhetoric getting in the way of millions of hard-working Americans receiving the relief they deserve— and need — from Congress passing growth-promoting tax cuts. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which the U.S. House of ...

Help West Virginians By Approving Tax Cut

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: On a moonlit night in mid-October 158 years ago, 21 men, under the command of John Brown, marched eight miles from a farm house in Maryland to the Virginia town of Harpers Ferry. Located at the confluence of the Shenendoah and Potomac Rivers, the town maintained a ...

Birch’s Idea on Trees At Schools Criticized

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: It is believed Abraham Lincoln said, “better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt.” That’s the predicament Ohio County school board member Tim Birch found himself at Tuesday’s board meeting when he reminisced about his ...

Powhatan Point Fire Department Grateful

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I, as fire chief of Powhatan Point Fire Department along, with our members, would like to extend a heartfelt thank you. This past weekend was our 12th annual Christmas in the Village Parade. We would like to thank the following people for helping make it a success: ...

Fourth Branch of Government

Local Columns

Most people probably viewed this week’s duel over leadership of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as merely one more fight between President Donald Trump and Democrats in Congress. It wasn’t. It was the fourth branch of government flexing its muscles. In establishing the ...

Improving Tax Policy in W.Va.

Editorials

The announcement Tuesday that Wheeling resident Robin Capehart has been hired as lead counsel to the state Senate’s Committee on Finance may be sending an important message. It is that, despite setbacks on their campaign for tax reform in West Virginia, conservative legislators are willing ...

Super 6 Events Important to Area

Editorials

From throughout the Mountain State, thousands of football fans have come to Wheeling for the annual Super Six Championship games this weekend. While they are here, they will provide an impressive boost to our area’s economy and, we trust, go home with better understanding of our region than ...

Good Luck, Knights!

Editorials

Some say that the Wheeling Central Catholic High School Maroon Knights are the underdogs in tonight’s state Class A football championship game. Perhaps, on paper. But as Coach Mike Young’s team has demonstrated several times this season, football is not played on paper. There is, as ...

All Aboard The Train

Local Columns

There was never a time growing up that our dad didn’t erect his platform of trains in the basement for the Christmas season. He spent an inordinate amount of time fabricating the layout, drilling holes, painting scenery and setting multiple tracks in place. He enjoyed adding something new ...

Take an Honest Look at Poverty

Editorials

Later this month, a United Nations special “rapporteur” — the UN’s term for someone who’s supposed to prepare a report — on extreme poverty and human rights will travel to West Virginia. Here and at other U.S. sites, he is to “investigate government efforts to eradicate poverty ...

Enlisting Chinese Against N. Korea

Editorials

Long-scheduled talks among U.S. and Chinese generals, about how to ensure our two countries communicate well during any crisis situation, took on urgency this week. They began in Washington just hours after North Korea test-fired a missile some experts say could hit any part of the United ...

Blankenship Not Wanted in Race

Editorials

Once two very strong contenders have entered a political race, lesser names throwing their hats into the ring tend to muddy the waters. Few have any realistic chance of winning. Their influence is only to pull votes away from leaders in the contest. Two very good candidates have begun running ...

Defending Free Speech — or Not

Editorials

Conservative speaker Lucian Wintrich clearly should not have done what he did when protesters disrupted a speech he was trying to present Tuesday night at the University of Connecticut. To judge by a video showing the altercation, police were right to charge Wintrich with breach of the ...

Doing the Best For the Children

Editorials

Brooke County Board of Education members may well have been nodding their heads in agreement at the comment by one person who tried in vain to talk them out of a plan to consolidate elementary schools. Board members’ decision to do that was driven not by what is best for students but by ...

Prevent Violence Among Juveniles

Editorials

Here in the Ohio Valley, we have seen plenty of senseless violence committed by and against children, right up to and including murder. Fortunately, the carnage has not reached the level it has in some other places. A few nights ago in Cleveland, someone opened fire on a group of people ...

How to Make Shopping Fun

Editorials

On Monday, did your children or grandchildren get to tell a virtual Santa Claus what they want for Christmas? Did you try to guess how the magician you watched on your smartphone made the rabbit disappear? And, how about that ice skating app? Pardon our sarcasm, please. It is aimed, if you ...

Deciding Whether To Replace Bridge

Editorials

Often, the knee-jerk reaction to news a bridge is unsafe and has to be closed is that it ought to be replaced as quickly as possible. No doubt some people feel that way about a footbridge across Wheeling Creek. It links the Lennox and Pleasanton neighborhoods of Wheeling, and has been in ...