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Opinion

Overcome Bumps In Recovery Road

Editorials

It may be that Gov. Jim Justice and his public health advisers spent much of the Memorial Day weekend with their fingers crossed. West Virginians were being tested in our move to recover both economically and socially from the COVID-19 epidemic. Human beings are creatures of habit. For many ...

Being Ready For November

Editorials

County election boards throughout Ohio did a superb job in handling the April primary election. So did hundreds of thousands of voters. Perhaps political science professors already have started writing books about the election process this year. If not, they will. COVID-19 has made the ...

Approve 911 Levy In Brooke County

Editorials

When the 911 phone system for handling emergency calls was set up, it appeared an excellent way of funding them had been devised. Users of landline telephones would pay small fees to support 911 service. Then cellphones became all the rage — and many buyers dropped their landline phones. ...

A Day for Being Grateful to Them

Editorials

We talk a lot these days about our “war” against the COVID-19 virus. We think of being under siege in our homes. We view going out in public as facing danger. In fact, a few Americans — just a handful, really — have earned the right to think of themselves as fighters on the front ...

National Guard Deserves Better

Editorials

Of all the chintzy things to do, federal officials’ plan for West Virginia National Guard members takes the prize. Gov. Jim Justice is right to be livid about it. The rest of us in the Mountain State should be furious, too. Nearly 700 men and women of the National Guard have been working ...

Weld Has Earned GOP Nomination

Editorials

State Sen. Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, has served Northern Panhandle residents — and other West Virginians — well in the state Legislature. He has earned the Republican Party’s renomination for his post. Voters in Brooke, Hancock and Ohio counties, as well as part of Marshall County, will ...

Movies Without A Mask

Local Columns

Cleaning the windshield before you headed off to the movies was wasted time, especially during the summer months when flying insects by the hundreds couldn’t seem to get out of your way as you drove to the theater. Once parked there, you’d just have to wash the glass off again. Real movie ...

Giving Those Affected by COVID-19 Real Help

Local Columns

It’s been a tough couple of months as our nation-and the entire world-deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Many of us know someone who has been infected by the virus and some of us have lost loved ones as a result. We’ve become accustomed to the new norm of social distancing, ...

Tribute to Veterans in Cameron Features 898 Flags

Local Columns

A total of 898 American flags were placed on display Wednesday the “Field of Flags,” at the Veterans Park in Cameron. The flags joined several other military reminders in conjunction with Memorial Day. The others include a large American flag, a West Virginia flag, an American Legion ...

It’s Time to Return to Work in West Virginia

Local Columns

A few weeks ago, we told you how manufacturers had stepped up to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The #CreatorsRespond effort has helped our first responders and health care workers meet the unpredictable demands of managing an unprecedented viral threat. Thanks to careful guidance from ...

Where Are Our Rights?

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Where are our rights in the city of Wheeling? During the past four years it doesn’t seem our voices and our rights being heard in this city. When Brian Wilson, city councilman, vacated his seat, we were not given our rights to vote for Wilson’s replacement. ...

Has Nation Changed?

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Some of us gave years of our lives serving in the U.S. military. Some of us engaged in combat on the land, on the sea, in the air. Some died on the land, on the sea, in the air. All of this sacrifice was for the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Are we ...

Vote for Sklavounakis

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I’ve been a resident of Woodsdale for 50 years. The main reason my husband and I selected our house in Edgwood was because of the appeal of the beautiful and varied surroundings. Our neighborhood has always been well-maintained with tree-lined streets, some trees ...

GC&P Plan Criticized

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Any local residents interested in preserving Wheeling’s environment and ecology should log into “www.wheelingwv.gov/gcp,” which is the Wheeling Planning Commission website. All of the public emails concerning GC&P Development are posted there. Believe me, ...

Keep Tammie Beagle

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Many changes have taken place in the first half of 2020 — most of which have been purely terrible. One of which is the termination of a beloved professor at West Liberty University, Tammie Beagle. Tammie was an assistant professor in the Department of ...

Hospital Staff Praised

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Over the past year, I’ve been treated for a basal cell carcinoma on the side of my nose/face. For starters, don’t let anyone tell you it’s just a “basal” and please, please use sunscreen. This past March, while in the process of the reconstruction of my ...

Respond to Census

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I would like to remind everyone of an issue that is very important to all citizens in the area. I have been involved locally in the census that is ongoing. It is very vital to local communities that we get an accurate account of people living in the area. Our ...

Elect Tabit To High Court

Editorials

West Virginia voters will elect three justices to the state Supreme Court on June 9, though, because of the COVID-19 epidemic, many will use the absentee ballot system to make their choices before then. The clear choice in the Division 2 Supreme Court race is Joanna I. Tabit. She is widely ...

Keep Justice Hutchison

Editorials

Scandal embroiled the West Virginia Supreme Court in 2018. Three of its five justices stepped down. In appointing someone to succeed a justice convicted of multiple crimes, Gov. Jim Justice knew character was critical. So the governor picked John Hutchison, who had served as a Raleigh County ...

Getting Mail-In Ballots Delivered

Editorials

Don’t you just love bureaucratese, the language used so often by government officials in attempts to put lipstick on the proverbial pig? Ohioans may have a new candidate for the government-speak hall of fame. It is a statement by U.S. Postal Service Chief Operating Officer and Executive ...