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Letters to the Editor

Get a Grip, People

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Concern in W.Va., Too

Editor, News-Register: The day after the Ohio House of Representatives speaker was charged with taking bribes from First Energy corporation, several light bulbs went off in West Virginia. Yes, the same company that West Virginia granted a $125 million tax break to keep its Pleasants power ...

Facing the Challenge

West Virginia’s colleges and universities were among the first to take drastic measures to protect our communities in response to COVID-19. The eight non-profit institutions that make up the West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities were no different — ending in-seat instruction, ...

Memories Wonderful

Editor, News-Register: Thank you so much for the Nostalgia magazine included in the paper recently. What a great read. I never did the things as in the magazine because we did not have a car or probably the money but after I was married we did some of those things and this brought back many ...

Repair the Streets

Editor, News-Register: I know they have plans to streetscape downtown Wheeling, but the two main streets in town have been like driving on country roads for the last 3-4 years and there are more patches than regular asphalt. Yet we continue to let the state waste money on painting lines on ...

Yes, I’m a Liberal

Editor, News-Register: Many people would describe me as “an old white man.” How can that be? I may be 83 but I am a liberal. Old white men aren’t supposed to be liberals. But, I must be a liberal because: I am a strong supporter of FDR’s four freedoms of: Freedom of Speech, ...

It’s Time to Apologize

Editor, News-Register: After nine long months waiting for disgraced Wheeling-Charleston Catholic Diocese Bishop Michael Bransfield to apologize and receive his punishment and pentance, Wheeling Hospital just announced, “we’re broke.” The bishop orchestrated the deceit and fraud at ...

Eliminate FICA Taxes

Editor, News-Register: We should eliminate FICA taxes. FICA tax encumbers production because it makes the more expensive! When you purchase a widget for $100 the cost includes recovery of the 7.5% FICA that the retailer must pay to Uncle Sam for his total payroll. It also includes ...

Defend Our Principles

Editor, News-Register: As I sit here in my backyard on this beautiful July morning, I have a rush of thoughts that have come to mind. In the six decades that I have been on this Earth I have, from afar, witnessed the happenings in this world. As I reflect on these things, I notice that my ...

There’s Good News

Editor, News-Register: Almost all of the time the national news about the environment greatly depresses me, especially the news of Trump continuously taking a wrecking ball to our fragile environment. Trump has unleashed an unprecedented assault on our environment and the health of ...

Buy American Food

Editor, News-Register: My military experience has taught me two very important things. In a global economy, no country should ever want foreign powers to have influence over the access to food or energy. Right now, we are seeing this lesson play-out right here in America during this ...

Practice Forgiveness

Editor, News-Register: Where is forgiveness? Senator Robert Byrd admitted his mistake, apologized for it, then turned 360 degrees to work diligently and effectively for civil rights. When he came to the Senate in 1959, only 19 of the 534 Congressional offices were integrated. His office was ...

More Patrols Sought

Editor, News-Register: I support the safety forces of the Wheeling Police Department. I also support the safety of those who walk the waterfront at the trail. With the virus conditions that cause the WesBanco Arena and the Capitol Theater to be idle, it brings those who don’t live in the ...

He Wasn’t Young in 1964

Editor, News-Register: A letter last week referred to the author’s disagreement with Bethany College’s removal of Robert C. Byrd’s name from the Student Health Center because he had learned and repented for his racist sins of the past. But let’s not forget that while senator, Robert ...

Don’t Honor the Rebels

Editor, News-Register: Personally, I feel it most appropriate that monuments honoring those individuals who took up arms against our great nation in the American Civil War, also known as the War Between the Stats, from 1861-65, as members of the Confederate States of America. Such actions ...