Opinion

Press North Korea To Keep Promise

Editorials

New long-range missiles are being built in North Korea, despite assurances by that country’s dictator, Kim Jong Un, that he desires peaceful coexistence, it was reported this week. Just weeks ago, Kim told President Donald Trump he is willing to pursue disarmament talks. They have been ...

Back Kavanaugh For High Court

Editorials

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., met Monday afternoon with federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court. In doing so, Manchin became the first Democrat senator to have a face-to-face conversation with Kavanaugh. Give Manchin credit for his stance of ...

Is Mueller Finding Any Trump Link?

Editorials

For more than a year, special counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Since then, as has occurred previously in special counsel probes, Mueller and his staff have branched out. Wrongdoing not connected directly to the election has ...

Release Figures On Opioid Sales

Editorials

Other than the obviously profitable knowledge of where large pockets of vulnerable drug addicts exist, we fail to see what critical trade secrets need to be protected by withholding information about pharmaceutical companies dumping pain pills in communities such as ours in West Virginia and ...

Bringing Peace To Afghanistan

Editorials

News the Taliban have agreed to their first direct talks with a U.S. official, regarding peace in Afghanistan, is highly significant for a number of reasons. During the months following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on America, U.S. forces, working with our allies, deposed the Taliban from ...

Thoughts on Canterbury’s Tales

Local Columns

It was anticipated that Thursday’s testimony by Steve Canterbury, former administrator for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, before the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment hearing would be a day for popcorn munching. While Canterbury, fired by then-Chief Justice Allen ...

Meddling With Our Minds, Too

Local Columns

Virtually all the attention on Russian manipulation of Americans has focused on Moscow’s attempts to hack into politicians’ and election system computers. Very little has been said about the much worse damage being done by Vladimir Putin’s minions. Perhaps a few dozen people in this ...

Proceed With The I-70 Project

Local Columns

Some sections of Interstate 70 in Ohio County, including bridges, have been in need of repair or complete rehabilitation for years. The work simply has to be done for the safety of the traveling public. Plans to undertake the project have run into a deep pothole, however. It was included ...

Oglebay a Unique Asset to Wheeling

Local Columns

Even without Oglebay Park, Wheeling would be the envy of residents of many much larger cities because of our network of municipal recreation areas and facilities. Add Oglebay to the mix, however, and you have something truly special. A variety of special events and activities have been ...

Enhancing One-Way Streets Downtown

Local Columns

Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott has backed away from his proposal to convert downtown sections of Main and Market streets to two-way traffic. Instead, he said last week, he will suggest an “enhanced one-way” plan as part of the business district “streetscaping” project. Good. Too many ...

Kavanaugh’s Dedication to Constitution Qualifies Him

Local Columns

On July 9, President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court, and in the coming months, the Senate will vote on this important nomination. As a senator, I take my responsibility to evaluate presidential nominees very seriously. That is ...

Baseball Tour Included Some Football This Time Around

Local Columns

Three major league baseball games, four museums, the induction of three hall of famers, a visit to a restaurant/sports bar owned by a former Ohio Valley resident and a talk by a baseball official scorer about his duties, were among the highlights of the recent Uniglobe Ohio Valley Travel ...

Life Lessons Include Thinking Before You Speak

Local Columns

This is the first column in a two-part series on life’s “learning lessons” through the medium of quotes and their in-depth meanings. Today, we will discuss mankind’s role in nature, forgiving, hard work, play and humility, advice, humor, and holding our tongues. Quotes are words of ...

Learn About Black Bears

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Three years ago, when I returned to Barnesville for my 45th reunion, I had the opportunity to give several presentations about black bears to community organizations, as well as many other communities throughout the country. I wasn’t surprised that so many knew very ...

Unions Aid Democrats

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: To those who pay attention, it is common knowledge that the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association are arms of the Democratic Party. However, I was surprised that the AFT was an extension of the far left Socialist Dems. Any teacher that ...

AEP Is Criticized

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Headline, Sunday News- Register, Wheeling, WV, Sunday Morning June 24, 2018: “Rate Increase Pending for Appalachian Power Users” Please, AEP, enough is enough! It is time for clear thinking and straight talk! The trust granted to an investor-owned public utility is ...

War Ended in 1953

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I have noticed in the obituaries, claims to have served in the Korean conflict. The person must have been born on or after July 1946 to have legally entered the service at the tender age of 17. The armistice was signed in July 1953. Jerry Carroll Pine Grove

Blankenship Helping Schumer

Local Columns

Chuck Schumer may have a new BFUN — best friend until November. He’s Don Blankenship. On the other hand, Blankenship has proven himself to be no friend to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Blankenship, the West Virginia coal baron still running for ...

Let’s Take A Dip

Local Columns

The water was chilly as I dove head first into the crystal clear water. My arms outstretched in front acted as my guidance system as I pulled through the water. Breaking the surface for a breath of air, I felt the exhilaration of nearing the other side of the pool. Every muscle in my body ...

Keeping Coal On Comeback

Editorials

Vice President Mike Pence’s observation Thursday in Wheeling that “the war on coal is over” gained him — and President Donald Trump — a well-deserved round of applause. Speaking during an event that focused on tax reform, Pence reminded those in the audience at Oglebay Park’s ...