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Opinion

Nursing Homes Remain a Crisis

Editorials

Officials, staff and, no doubt, residents and their families at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling had hoped they had COVID-19 beaten. Last, week, another employee tested positive for the disease, however. Fortunately, Good Shepherd residents remain free of COVID-19. The infected ...

Delay Is Prudent

Editorials

Rest assured there will be claims of “voter suppression” throughout the country in the wake of the Nov. 3 election. For that reason, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose was smart to announce last week that about 120,000 inactive voter registrations will be purged — after the ...

Time to Speak Up

Editorials

Editor, News-Register: I am going to lay my cards on the table up front. I am a strong conservative Republican; I am not sure what right-wing means, but I suspect that you could also call me that. This letter is addressed to all my Democrat friends, who I love dearly. To start, I am a ...

Friday Is Deadline for Moundsville Council Candidates

Editorials

Friday is the deadline for residents Moundsville to submit their applications for city council. Applications must be brought to the city clerk’s office by 4:30 p.m. Friday. There are four seats to be filled — first and third wards, and two at-large. As of Thursday afternoon five ...

Getting Kids Back to Class

Editorials

Roman Catholic schools in West Virginia and some public school systems in East Ohio are planning to have students in classrooms five days a week when the new academic year begins. Yet most Mountain State public schools are planning “blended” schedules, often with just two days a week of ...

Listen to Public On Bridge Plans

Editorials

Local and state officials are making plans to replace the Washington Avenue Bridge in Wheeling. A crucial decision has to be made — and public opinion should be the guiding factor. As we reported last week, two options are available. One, with a price tag of slightly more than $7.3 ...

More Debt Not Answer to COVID-19 Problems

Local Columns

The clock is ticking for Senate Republicans and Democrats to come to an agreement on the next COVID-19 assistance package before Congress adjourns for the August recess. The House version passed in May, the Heroes Act, comes with a whopping $3 trillion price tag. That would be in addition to ...

Ensuring Every Child Has Access to Internet

Local Columns

Students in West Virginia primary and secondary schools get free breakfast and lunch. We provide them with free textbooks. In many counties, all are furnished with devices such as IPads or Chromebooks. But many do not have access to the internet at home. Months of “distance learning” ...

Get a Grip, People

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: What a world. I’m surprised we don’t see more men and women going to work and to college, toting not only a cellphone and an expensive drink but an emotional support animal as well. It appears today that some groups of people are incapable of dealing with ...

Democrats Changed

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country Now, what white, Christian, rich conservative racist male said those evil, hateful words” “How dare he! How dare he! How dare he,” suggest that the entitled of his country work ...

Not Above the Law

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Recently, President Donald J. Trump commuted the prison sentence of his longtime friend, adviser and political consultant, Roger Stone, who was sentenced for his lying under oath to Congress and his witness tampering involvement in order to attempt to conceal his and ...

Put on a Mask

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Until Covid, I’d always believed that people are innately good, kind, caring and generous. I’m being disavowed of this belief by the behavior of people during the pandemic. It’s astounding how many people won’t wear masks. They’re incredibly selfish. ...

It’s All Propaganda

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: If you have watched Trump’s press conferences, you might have noticed Trump is very kind to the One America News Network reporter. One America News Network was started by multi-millionaire Robert Herring in 2013 after Mr. Herring got his third wife in ...

Bomb Not Necessary

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: The United States is the only country to detonate nuclear weapons against an enemy. Seventy-five years ago on August 6 and 9, 1945, atomic bombs (named “Little Boy” and “Fat Man”) were detonated by America on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan killing over ...

Emphasizing A Commitment

Editorials

Announcement of a new system by which abuse and harassment linked to the Roman Catholic Church can be reported was one more step in the church’s effort to rebuild trust. But a reminder included with that news may have been even more important. This week, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston ...

Shedding Light On ‘Dark Money’

Editorials

Americans’ right to donate money in support of political candidates and/or causes must never, ever be curbed. That is not to say the public affected by those candidates or causes should be kept in the dark about their supporters. A scandal involving former Ohio House of Representatives ...

Allowing Some Fans at Games

Editorials

High school football is one of the highlights of autumn in our area. By the thousands on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons, fans troop to stadiums to cheer on their favorite teams, often young men they know or to whom they are related. But this year, we do not know yet whether there ...

Outdoors Act Is Victory for Nation

Editorials

At a time when partisan game-playing has caused some Americans to lose faith in Congress, it is a pleasure to note the occasional victory for bipartisan common sense. One occurred this week, when President Donald Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law. As we have explained ...

Arrest Those Making Threats

Editorials

It will be surprising if the Ohio Ethics Commission can tell St. Clairsville officials more than they know already about controversial social media posts by a city councilman and a contractor for the municipality. But how to handle the issues has become a secondary consideration. Paramount ...

New Fireworks Limits Necessary

Editorials

Last month, Wheeling City Council members were asked to consider new restrictions on use of fireworks. On Monday, Follansbee City Council heard a similar request. It all started when city resident Dan Kelly told council that as he was sitting on his porch, a fireworks fragment, about an ...