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Letters to the Editor

Where Are Our Rights?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Need a Laugh?

Editor, News-Register: We always call our 2 1/2-year-old granddaughter Maddie (Madison) beautiful. She always replies, “I’m not beautiful.” Yesterday, her 8-year-old brother, Carson, told her she was cute. She started crying real hard and yelled, “I’m beautiful.” I’m not ...

Do What’s Best for Kids

Editor, News-Register: The planned graduation ceremony in Marshall County is all wrong, in my opinion. These kids have worked hard for 13 years and want a normal ceremony in front of their peers, parents and grandparents. They are proud of their accomplishment and deserve to be recognized. ...

Vote for Elijah Dean

Editor, News-Register: I am writing this letter to share my opinion regarding Elijah Dean, a candidate for WV state senator because I believe every WV citizen should know about every candidate, especially one with whom they many not be familiar, in order to make an informed choice on voting ...

Clarifying Board Races

Editor, News-Register: Exercising one’s right to vote is a responsibility that should never be taken lightly. Toward that end, understanding the candidates/measures upon which one votes is of great importance. Sometimes, too, simply comprehending the ballot can be a challenge that must be ...

Jesus Is Our Vaccine

Editor, News-Register: Dearest People, Yes, we are all so dear to God that loves us, that gave His only Son to not only save us from hell, but to provide for all of our needs. Jesus said in Matthew 6:32 that if we first seek the kingdom of God, and His righteousness that all we need ...

He’s No Warren Spahn

Editor, News-Register: During a time of record unemployment, 2018 CY YOUNG winner and left-hander pitcher, Blake Snell of Tampa, had this quote recently about a shortened 82-game schedule in Major League baseball: “For me to take a pay cut is not happening because the risk is through the ...

Stay Well Mentally

Editor, News-Regiser: As we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month this May, there is little doubt that the coronavirus is impacting the mental health of everyone. From the common anxiety of contracting the disease, to the feelings of loneliness and isolation caused by quarantine and social ...

Support Ben Salango

Editor, News-Register: I would like to submit the following editorial to be printed in a Sunday edition of the News Register prior to our state election on June 9. I thank you in advance. As our state attempts to awaken from the wounds of the coronavirus pandemic, we too must ensure we ...

Keep Battling Cancer

Editor, News-Register: The coronavirus pandemic has put a lot at risk. High among those are people who fight against cancer. With more than 12,380 estimated to be diagnosed with cancer in West Virginia and 4,750 estimated to die from the disease this year alone, it’s sometimes hard to ...

Free Press Is Vital

Editor, News-Register: In our country our fundamental declaration of freedom — and our first and therefore preeminent declaration — is the First Amendment of the United States Constitution that declares: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting ...

Put Country First

Editor, News-Register: Finally, a senator says something I believe 100%. Quoting Sen. Kennedy: most people believe the country’s founders were geniuses, but the country is now being run by idiots. Amen! I think we could put 535 chimps in the House and Senate and things might ...

Helping Veterans

Editor, News-Register: The Northern Panhandle Veterans Council was established to ensure that our veterans have a voice at every level of government. We have also been working to bring together those organizations that work with, serve, and advocate for veterans. We want to help support one ...

Wheeling City Crews Praised

Editor, News-Register: We want to thank the City Operations Department for taking such good care of our neighborhood. We live in the Birch/Lynn area of the Woodsdale/Edgwood area. Since the recent flooding, the workers have been through the neighborhood multiple times, clearing the mud from ...