Opinion

Keep Tax Dollars in W.Va.

Local Columns

Health care and the health of West Virginians has an integral role in the economic comeback of our state that’s happening right now. Under the superior leadership of Governor Jim Justice, the state has already made financial history, including: n The largest first-quarter tax revenue ...

Battling Pain, Opioids at WVU

Editorials

People experiencing severe, chronic pain have been victimized in two ways by opioid drugs. Good for West Virginia University researchers for concentrating on giving them some relief. Widespread use of opioids for pain relief during a period of several years resulted in some people ...

Probe Charter School Fiasco

Editorials

As Ohio legislators and public education officials continue cleaning up years of mistakes regarding charter schools, precisely what went wrong is not known fully. It is clear much of the fiasco involving taxpayer subsidies for private charter schools was because they were subject to very ...

Guard Against Drug Abuses

Editorials

Ready or not, marijuana stores are coming to a town near you — literally, not figuratively. Two are scheduled to open in Wintersville and one in East Liverpool. Other nearby locations include Marietta and Coshocton. Personnel at one of them, the Cresco Labs Ohio store on Main Street in ...

Showing How To Handle Elections

Editorials

After a canvass of votes in the Nov. 6 election, incumbent Hancock County Commissioner Jeff Davis was named the winner over challenger Tommy Ogden, by a count of 5,064 votes to 5,054. But the 10-vote margin was close enough that Ogden thought it was worth a try to request a recount. Most ...

Keep Politics Out Of High Court Pick

Local Columns

I’ve heard of Christmas miracles, but I think West Virginia was witness to a Thanksgiving miracle of sorts. Last Wednesday, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals told the state Legislature that there would be no reconsideration of its decision to stop the impeachment trials of Chief ...

Consider Private Utility Company

Editorials

Too often, when trying to find solutions to challenges, public officials look only for the most promising approach within government. That sometimes is not the best answer for their constituents. St. Clairsville officials are being asked to think out of the government box. They are right ...

Elves With Coal Dust On Faces

Local Columns

I wouldn’t be surprised if Santa Claus sometimes goes home from the toy workshop with coal dust on his face. I know for a fact some of his elves do. John Miller, who lives in Mount Olivet, is an officer of Local 1473 of the United Mine Workers of America. One day five years ago, he was ...

Special Performances Scheduled at Strand Theatre

Local Columns

Five special performances will take place during the month of December at the Strand Theatre in Moundsville. The dates are Dec. 1, 8, 15-16, 21 and 26. These attractions include: Dec. 1 — A concert will feature the talents of several local performers in the Ohio Valley. The unique ...

Corporate Greed, Inequality Leading Us to an Abyss

Local Columns

This December, “Schindler’s List” will be re-released to theaters for its 25th anniversary, and in schools around the nation students will begin reading “Night” by Elie Wiesel. Both works recount the Holocaust that my father survived. Rabbi Richard Rubenstein would later write about ...

We’re Not Too Old!

Editorials

Editor, News-Register: Where do they get off saying we are too old to govern? What malarkey! I will be 82 in June and I will be damned if I will be relegated to a nursing home or wherever they want us to go and die. Forget it! We are here to fight for our children and grandchildren and ...

Maintain Business Growth in W.Va.

Editorials

Our business community in the Mountain State is growing. That trend needs to be maintained. Statistics reported by West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner suggest the expansion has picked up steam during the past year or so. During the year between Oct. 1, 2017 and the same date this ...

Zalenski Defended

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: We were horrified to read the press release from the Diocese of Steubenville during the week of Oct. 29. We saw a glaring and blatant gross misrepresentation of at least one name on that list, Father Gary Zalenski. He was lumped into a group of those “who have been ...

Luxury We Can’t Afford

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: On behalf of all the financially challenged residents of the City of Wheeling, I would like to thank all of those voters that opposed the public safety building levy. Thanks to the WV Constitution that required 60 percent to pass the bond levy, it failed. For those ...

Shopping Local Makes Sense

Editorials

Many of us get a little crazy during the holidays. Sometimes we just don’t use our heads. Clearly, the person who wrote a recommendation for one of those national consumer organizations wasn’t using his or hers. In deciding what model of a particular product to buy, shoppers should ...

Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie

Local Columns

Many of those involved in West Virginia’s impeachment summer seem to just want to put it all behind them and move on. That isn’t a bad idea, even though a critical question remains unanswered. It may come back to haunt us. Three of the five people who were state Supreme Court justices ...

Level Playing Field Remains Important

Editorials

Sometime next week, our Ohio Valley steel industry will take a small step toward a comeback. Let us hope no one trips us up. JSW Steel, based in India, purchased the electric arc furnace at Mingo Junction earlier this year. As U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., revealed, the company plans ...

Fifty-Two Reasons

Local Columns

It was a simple game of cards. Go Fish, a classic children’s card game, captivated my 4-year-old granddaughter for part of Thanksgiving Day. Each time she realized she had found a matching card, she giggled with happiness. And that joy was shared by this grateful grandmother. When we were ...

Don’t Count The Chickens …

Editorials

Gov. Jim Justice, given to using folksy language in some of his public pronouncements, no doubt has heard the warning about counting one’s chickens before they are hatched. Let us hope he and Republican leaders in the Legislature have not done just that. A few weeks ago, Justice engaged ...

Getting Things Done By Compromising

Editorials

One thing local residents had to give thanks for yesterday is the fact that politics in our area has not degenerated into the personal, counterproductive animosity seen in many other places. This week, Wheeling City Council approved changes in traffic and parking rules for the neighborhood ...