Opinion

Collecting Walks As A Hobby

Local Columns

There’s a reason it’s called Cathedral State Park. I’ve been in some beautiful places of worship, but I’ve never felt nearer to God than among Cathedral’s giant hemlocks. With the sun low in the sky, beams of light pass through their centuries-old branches to create a beauty beyond ...

U.S. Vets Agency Shirks Duty Again

Editorials

Here in the Mountain State, we revere our veterans of military service. We understand we owe them a great debt. The least we can do for them is take care of them if they become ill or infirm, we think. From state government to volunteer organizations, we make that a priority. Apparently the ...

Marshall County Commission Appoints 911 Director

Local Columns

There will be a mass movement today at Grand Vue Park! Rowe family members, all 62, will be going home after spending a week at GVP. This marked the 38th straight year the family had spent their vacations in the Ohio Valley. The get-together started in 1981 when 21 members of the family ...

Maintaining Bridges, Highways in W.Va.

Editorials

State officials are right in explaining that when a highway bridge is rated as substandard, it does not necessarily mean it is unsafe. Of West Virginia Division of Highways inspectors believe a span is dangerous, they shut it down. Often reports that large numbers of bridges are not adequate ...

Cracker Plant Will Be Safe, Good for Our Area

Local Columns

A recent edition of The Intelligencer featured a column criticizing an industry that is leading job creation in the Mid-Ohio Valley and has saved families and businesses across the Valley over $75 billion on our utility bills in just the past 10 years. The article focuses on the proposed ...

What Would Jesus Say About Crisis on the Border?

Local Columns

It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4. “When the lawyers saw the 2-year-old boy, he wasn’t wearing a diaper and had wet his pants, and his shirt was smeared in mucus. They said at least 15 children at the ...

Dangerous Intersection Condition Being Ignored

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I am writing this letter about the ridiculous way the Jefferson extension road goes from Moundsville onto Route 2. I have not talked to a single person that has not commented on how dangerous this intersection was designed. This past week a car going south on Route 2 ...

Need for Traffic Cameras Defended

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: In reference to the commentary by Bob Barr on May 29 regarding “putting brakes on stop light cameras,” did he get a ticket for violating a traffic light, or was he exposed on camera? Or possibly had to pay fine or go to court. Well if he did, I’m sure he ...

Police Protection Needs Improved in D.C.

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Where were the police? That’s the question we ought to be asking about what happened to a group of Kentucky high school students in Washington D.C. after the pro-life march. Why wasn’t the police department conducting better patrol of Washington hot spots? ...

Everyone’s in a Hurry

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I find myself laughing a lot these days, mostly to myself — out loud. NO, this letter isn’t about roads, drug overdoses, the lack of adequate bathroom facilities for all genders in the building that serves as headquarters for our city’s finest, teachers’ ...

Downtown Conditions Are Bemoaned

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: How is the trip downtown? We dodged potholes, looked east and west for a store to shop at. We pulled into a meter spot, hoping to get back before the meter expires. Can’t afford a $10 ticket. Left town after lunch at one of the limited amount of restaurants we do ...

Get More Drug Abusers Help

Editorials

Substance abuse is both a personal crisis and a public health challenge. Resources to battle it need to be viewed in that light. If a new study of how people purporting to be heroin users are treated by some health care providers is any guide, relatively minor federal policy changes could ...

Think of Financial Independence

Local Columns

What we overlook so often in celebrating Independence Day is that the Founders’ anger with King George III’s government had as much to do with money as personal liberties. London was taking too much of our hard-earned cash. Dumping tea into Boston Harbor was all about taxation. George ...

How to Live A Good Life

Local Columns

I didn’t know “Ed” Lowe, but he sounds like a good neighbor. Ed died Sunday at the age of 87. He was born and raised in Pine Grove, West Virginia. His parents had a pretty sizable family as Ed had five sisters and a brother who preceded him in death. Ed was the last of the siblings to ...

Update on Road Projects Needed

Editorials

“Just give me this summer,” Gov. Jim Justice told a group of Marshall County residents upset about the condition of secondary roads in their county. Summer is nearing the halfway mark. How is the governor doing statewide? Earlier in the season, Department of Transportation officials ...

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Editor’s note: Robert Murray, president and CEO of Murray Energy Corp., has penned this letter to Belmont County commissioners concerning two proposed wastewater injection wells in Richland Township. Dear commissioners: We are writing in regard to an issue a very great concern to our ...

Benefits Can Be More Attractive

Editorials

Still think we haven’t painted ourselves into a corner in this country with the taxpayer-funded public assistance programs that now keep so many families afloat? A study by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation shows 20% of Buckeye State businesses have had problems with ...

Making Second Chance Easier

Editorials

An arrest record, even for a non-violent offense, can be enough to keep a job applicant on the rolls of the unemployed. Ohio lawmakers are now considering a change that would help some of those folks continue to move forward. A bill passed by the House of Representatives and under ...

Thinking About Our Freedom

Editorials

What comes after the phrase, “and the pursuit of happiness ...”? Today, we Americans celebrate the Declaration of Independence. Our focus is what the document meant — creation of a new nation. But what the document itself says about the Founders and about what they intended for us ...

Change Housing Aid Restrictions

Editorials

One popular housing program for low-income Americans has a provision that, at first glance, makes a lot of sense. It stipulates that people living in certain housing units meant for low-income tenants cannot be full-time students. If they switch to part-time status to keep their low-cost ...