Opinion

Armed Man May Have Saved Lives

Editorials

What if Stephen Willeford had not noticed what was going on at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday — and sprung into action? We can never know with certainty. But there is reason to believe that the man Willeford confronted would have gone on to kill more ...

Limiting Damage Caused by Abusive Class-Action Lawsuits

Local Columns

Manufacturing is essential to West Virginia’s economy, providing tens of thousands of jobs and more than $4 billion a year in exports. But there’s an import that threatens these West Virginia companies: Class action lawsuits. This profit-driven litigation frequently sprawls across state ...

Drawing a Firm Line on Conflicts

Editorials

West Virginia is full of small towns and counties in which it can be difficult for public officials to avoid the appearance of conflicts of interest. Sometimes, the best person for a local government job may be related to a municipal or county official. Sometimes, the best, cheapest way to ...

Puerto Rico Getting Good Deal in Aid

Editorials

President Donald Trump has been accused of discriminating against Puerto Rico in terms of U.S. aid to help the island recover from devastating hurricanes. Far from it. Trump appears to be discriminating against U.S. states with big disaster recovery bills. Trump previously had told the ...

Change Requires Political Courage

Editorials

Many of the functions of local and state government in West Virginia could be handled just as well as they are now — or better — with fewer people and less expense. That seems obvious. Slimming down the size of government takes both political power and courage, however. That is why no ...

Rights Of Accused Also Important

Local Columns

Most of the time, there is nothing we as a society can do to repair the harm criminals do to their victims. Judges can order restitution be made, but that frequently doesn’t happen. And in the worst offenses — rape and murder come to mind — the harm cannot be undone. What we can ...

Tuesday Election Important in Ohio

Editorials

Ohioans helped elect a president last year. Races for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives will be decided next year. So why bother going to the polls for statewide balloting this Tuesday? Because it’s important. Races for local government posts including mayor and council members ...

Iran Is Cheating on Nuclear Arms Agreement

Local Columns

On Oct. 19, The Intelligencer printed a column by Patrick Buchanan entitled, “War with Iran Inevitable?” In it Buchanan made several inaccurate statements. Early in the column he states, “After decertifying the nuclear agreement, signed by all five permanent members of the Security ...

EPA Right to Plan For Hearing in W.Va.

Editorials

You may remember that when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was holding hearings on its Clean Power Plan, the agency was at pains to avoid giving people in coal states opportunities to comment. The 2015 hearings were held in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Now the ...

David Dalzell Jr. Honored for Years of Service to Libraries

Local Columns

Members of the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library Board, along with staff personnel of the Moundsville, Benwood-McMechen and Cameron Public Libraries, honored long-time library board President David B. Dalzell Jr., at a recent reception hosted by the three libraries at Alexanders on 7th ...

Coping With Opportunity, Challenges of Tourism

Local Columns

The phrase “the world is flat” is now part of today’s lexicon. In an interview given more than a decade ago, journalist and author Thomas L. Friedman, explained how he came up with the idea and wording. “I was in India interviewing Nandan Nilekani at Infosys. And he said to ...

Park, Central Should Compete More Often

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I recently had the opportunity to read an article written by Josh Strope, sports editor of the Wheeling News-Register and The Intelligencer. It seemed that teacher Gail Adams, an English teacher of advanced topics at Wheeling Park High School, decided to undertake a ...

Use Road Bond Funds To Improve W.Va. 88

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: On Oct. 7, my wife and I were both pleased when West Virginians came together and voted for Gov. Jim Justice’s $3 billion bond issue to repair and rebuild our state highways and bridges. I have always been an advocate for better roads in West Virginia, but one thing ...

GOP Budget Helps Rich, Hurts the Poor

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Donald Trump and the Republican leadership in Congress are back at it. This time, they're trying to push through one of the worst budget and tax proposals in the history of our country. This budget will hurt tens of millions of working families, women, kids, the sick, ...

Attorneys Profit By Blaming Doctors

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Not all people that take narcotic pain medicine take other drugs, including heroin. Doctors are blamed for addicts being addicts and actually are being sued by attorneys for their (clients’) addiction, getting thousands of dollars for themselves and addicts. Who’s ...

U.S. Should Emulate Japan on Gun Laws

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Politicians who show up at gun killing sites to offer sympathy to families of victims, don’t usually offer solutions to our gun illness. If you will read “Japan and gun control” on the internet, you will learn lots about how the lowest gun death nation on earth ...

Car Club Grateful For Sponsors’ Support

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: The officers and members of the Ohio Valley Street Survivors Car Club would like to thank the following sponsors for their help in making the 25th Oglebay Good Zoo Car Show the success that it was. These sponsors include Liberty Distributors, Joe’s Tires 2, American ...

Return Unused Funds To Hancock Countians

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: On July 1, 2016, the Hancock County Commission assumed responsibility for operating the county animal shelter. The commissioners refused to negotiate a new contract with a nonprofit which had been operating the animal shelter for over 20 years. The nonprofit had also ...

Don’t Miss Out On a Good Bet

Editorials

West Virginia did not have to be put in the position of playing catch-up to other states on an excellent money-making opportunity, legalized sports and online gambling. But as of this week, that is where we are. It has been suggested for years that the Mountain State, which already permits ...

How to Win Big in War on Drugs

Local Columns

The most dangerous drug pushers don’t operate on street corners. They don’t use disposable cellphones and, except on “Dressdown Friday,” they wouldn’t think of going to work in jeans and T-shirts. You’ve already guessed I’m referring to drug companies, distributors and ...