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Letters to the Editor

Here’s How to Help

Editor, News-Register: Many people and businesses in our community have asked how they can help during this crisis. At this time, we at Wheeling Hospital are not able to use volunteers, which are critical to the lifeline of a hospital. However, there are things you can do to support the ...

FDR Words Relevant

Editor, News-Register: In President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first inaugural address he taught us: “The only thing to fear is fear itself.” Extreme fear — caused by the coronavirus as our constant companion — should gives us pause to reflect on the possible loss of our ...

Firefighters Thanked

Editor, News-Register: Several pats on the back and many “well dones” should be given to the Wheeling Fire Department for their massive effort in containing the major fire in Warwood on the night of Friday, March 6. It was a huge fight to contain the massive fire and to keep it from ...

Scatterday Criticized

Editor, News-Register: Last Tuesday evening, I attended a forum at the Temple Shalom in Wheeling where candidates for Ward 4 were asked various questions from the crowd, but I was quite disappointed in the event. Not only did only a small percentage of people attend the event, but our ...

Virus an Opportunity

Editor, News-Register: A college professor friend of mine emailed me that, “This coronavirus situation is crazy, eh?” I was reminded of political activist, Clinton adviser, and past Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel’s quote, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean ...

Barr Acts Wrong

Editor, News-Register: Current Attorney General of the United States William Bar, an obviously unabashed loyalist and appointee of President Donald J. Trump, has, as a result of his recent unprecedented intervention in the legal proceeding and sentencing of Trump ally Roger Stone, which ...

Small Businesses Benefit

Editor, News-Register: For over 125 years, Eagle Manufacturing Company operated as a small, family-owned business located right here in West Virginia. Recently, the company was acquired by Justrite Safety Group, but we still operate in West Virginia and the mission remains the same: ...

Pets, the Wonder Drug

Editor, News-Register: I know a drug that can: 1. — Lower your blood pressure. 2. — Calm your nerves. 3. — Pick up your spirits. 4. — Help you forget all of your problems. 5. — Make you feel warm inside. In other words, turn that frown upside down. And that ...

Medical Care Denied

Editor, News-Register: For the record I thought Mike Myer’s article following the death of my brother, Herb Rogers, was fairly tasteless and not entirely accurate. But it was an opinion piece, and everybody’s entitled to their opinion. However that’s not why I’m writing. I don’t ...

City Plan Questioned

Editor, News-Register: About seven years ago, I was compelled to leave Wheeling when my job was eliminated and attempts to find other suitable employment in the area proved to be unsuccessful. I was born and raised in Wheeling and spent a large portion of my life working and living in the ...

Do It In-House

Editor, News-Register: Regarding city payroll information being sent to the wrong people: Why is this outsourced when they should be doing it in-house like they used to, with no problems? It would save money and have fewer problems, unless there’s something they don’t want people ...

Repair the Streets

Editor, News-Register: How will the city scrapers work on the chopped-up streets of Market and Main in downtown Wheeling? While snow builds up the route of Market and Main from 10th Street to 16th Street in the downtown area, it becomes a dangerous situation. It won’t be the city street ...

Thanks for Race Help

Editor, News-Register: Again, the citizens of Wheeling lived up to their reputation as the “Friendly City,” as they were out and about the streets to cheer and encourage runners and walkers from many states participating in the 10th Annual Lois Stobbs Memorial Veterans 10K Walk/Run on ...

Freedom Isn’t Free

Editor, News-Register: As a nearly 50-year Democrat, I am ashamed of what the Democrat Party has become. It used to be the party for the middle class and minorities, but has evolved into a left-wing arrogant elitist mindset. What has the Democrat Party done since President Trump was ...

End Discrimination

Editor, News-Register: The Wheeling Human Rights Commission voted in 2016 to petition the Wheeling City Council to add the LGBTQ community and others to Wheeling’s Human Rights ordinance as a protected class from discrimination in the fields of housing, employment and public accommodation. ...

Focus on the Nation

President Donald J. Trump’s recent State of the Union address, that was held before a joint session of Congress, was an unabashed personally self-aggrandizing public spectacle by our “reality show” con-man president, making the national event to appear more like a Trump campaign rally ...

Reduce Tobacco Use

Editor, News-Register: I recently traveled from Marshall County to the Statehouse in Charleston to represent cancer patients and survivors. I called on our state lawmakers to make reducing the toll of tobacco on West Virginians a priority. I was honored to be joined by my fellow American ...

Call Your Legislators

Editor, News-Register: God says in Proverbs 14:34 that righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. How do we get righteousness, since God says that there is none righteous, no, not one. He says we have all sinned and the wages of sin is eternal death in hell. Jesus ...

Start Classes Later

Editor, News-Register: Our Board of Education recently had a “workday” to discuss having an earlier start time for high school. The news article, however, seemed to indicate changing the time from 7:25 to 7:55. I’m less interested in the suggestions than in what “research” is ...

Saving Children

Editor, News-Register: I write this letter as a constituent and as a nurse who serves to promote evidence-based health care policy that supports disease prevention and health equity. WV House Bill 2956 — Expanding comprehensive coverage for pregnant women through Medicaid is a policy ...