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Letters to the Editor

Learning About Some of the Victims of 9/11

This month we took time to remember the 19th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001. I wrote about these individuals 19 years ago and I would like to re-introduce some of the people of September 11th. Our prayers go out to these families who lost someone then or through the war ...

Here We Go Again

Editor, News-Register The Wheeling Park High School Coaches Association just recently endorsed the Democratic candidate for the Ohio County Commission. The candidate and coaches for posed for a picture on school property, specifically in the gym. Really? Haven’t we been down this road ...

Defeat Trump

We have become zombies. We seem to be totally inured to Trump’s hourly lies and disasters. How is it the tough American — the greatest generation— has dangerously accepted the distortion of truth and hardship? A brief review of Trump’s constant attacks on our people, values, ...

Showing Appreciation

Editor, News-Register: September 20-26 has been designated the Week of Appreciation as an opportunity to show support and appreciation to those who work directly with individuals struggling to overcome substance use disorders. Those being recognized include behavioral health care ...

Battling COVID-19

Editor, News-Register: According to a news article I read several months ago in the local newspaper, President Trump dismantled the National Security Council office of Global Health Security and Bio-Defense, an office initiated by former President George W. Bush, expanded under former ...

Keep Stars and Stripes

Editor, News-Register: Donald Trump’s latest threat to America’s freedom of the press hits our troops overseas. The Trump administration wants to block publication and end funding for the military newspaper, Star and Stripes. This comes as the latest news swept our nation overnight that ...

Zone Change Opposed

Editor, News-Register: I am writing to voice several concerns regarding the requested zone change that would allow medical offices to be built on Washington Avenue. Although I no longer live in Wheeling, I grew up on Washington Avenue and my parents still live there, so I am personally ...

Help Minority Businesses

Editor, News-Register: Sometime in the early 1970s, an employee of Centre Foundry and Machine died unexpectedly. My memory isn’t so good if it was work related or not, but the employees thought taking a day off in memory of the deceased man would be a nice gesture. My father, who was in ...

Protect Postal Service

Editor, News-Register: I am writing concerning the crisis in the Postal Service. This vital entity is under attack by the president and his fellow Republicans. President Trump has pledged to “starve the Postal Service” of much- need funding while handing out relief money with ease ...

Stand Up and Fight

Editor, News-Register: I am flabbergasted that I haven’t heard the screams, “Oh No!” Where is the outrage? What in the hell is the matter with you? What am I talking about? Donald Trump and his no-nothings have set in motion the death of Social Security, Medicare, ...

You Can’t Fix Stupid

Editor, News-Register: After watching the next day’s news coverage of the last day of the RNC convention, two lines came immediately to mind, one from Forrest Gump ,who stated, “Stupid is as stupid does” and comic Ron White’s human perception, “You can’t fix stupid.” Due ...

Vote as Christians

Editor, News-Register: As the election approaches, it is not erroneous for Christians to vote as Christ taught. It is our obligation to love our neighbor. That means being pro-birth for God’s creation of developing human life in the womb, and continued pro-life for them after birth, ...

We’re Too Polarized

Editor, News-Register: I worked my entire career for a German company, and I remember the day that my German boss said, “Do you realize that the United States is one of the youngest countries in the world with one of the oldest governments? Your Constitution is something you should be ...

Increase SNAP Benefit

Editor, News-Register: As the coronavirus rages on across the state, it has caused yet another crisis — child hunger. Thousands of families with kids right here in West Virginia are now dealing with unemployment, rising food prices, eviction and hunger. And yet Congress continues to fail ...

Helping Others

The pandemic has brought a lot of suffering and also a lot of confusion — the task of trying to differentiate fact from “almost fact” is seemingly insurmountable. While dealing with this cloud of anxiety and physical distancing let’s try to remember to have compassion for others, not ...

Policing News Media

Editor, News-Register: Earlier this month, I opened my mouth and spoke my mind about a problem with politics, as I see it. Since so many people responded to me about the situation we are experiencing with the news media today, it’s only right that I am compelled to offer my solution to ...

Suppressing Voter

Editor, News-Register: As President Trump has made an entirely baseless claim, which unfortunately has been his forte, that widespread mail-in voting (as a result of COVID-19 concerns) would result in “the most inaccurate and fraudulent election in history,” he has, among other ...

Get Kids Back to School

Editor, News-Register: Jenny Craig is the president of the Ohio County Education Association, the larger of the two local teacher unions. Recently she has been advocating on every local media outlet, be it print, radio, or television, that our kids should not be in school for at least the ...

Make Issue Non-Political

Editor, News-Register: As the election approaches, there is an erroneous but widely held opinion that Catholics must vote for Donald Trump because he said, “I am pro-life.” But if Trump were really pro-life, he would not have tried to repeal and continuously undermine the Affordable ...

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 ...