Letters to the Editor

President Guilty Of A Humanitarian Crime

Editor, News-Register: I am ashamed of my president and his administration to behave like a monster! I am appalled by abhorrent, inhumane policies that not only ignore the painful impact they have on people’s lives, but are designed to cause maximum suffering! No amount of ...

Highways Division Leadership Criticized

Editor, News-Register: Hello D.O.H. What have you been doing? Besides blaming the weather or your inability to clear bridges and ramps, not to mention patch holes. You could do all these things with a four- to five-man crew and do it at night. And if you do patch do it right, ...

They Have as Much Right as Our Ancestors

Editor, News-Register: The forced removal of immigrant children from their parents calls into question who we are as a nation. Two moments in history may serve to clarify this issue. Growing up during the Cold War, we heard stories of how Communists ripped children from their parents. I ...

Require Medicaid Recipients to Work

Editor, News-Register: I agree with Kentucky for wanting to have people work for the state health care. I am a transplant from Kentucky. I was on Medicaid from the time I was 4 until I was 16 (probably longer than that). Why? Because of the fact my mother “couldn’t find full-time ...

Food Hub Can Support ‘Farm to School’ Initiative

Editor, News-Register: Here at Grow Ohio Valley, we were pleased and encouraged to see Lisa Summers’ article on the emerging “Farm to School” program — and the editor’s followup. More institutional buyers are seeking local food, and more local farmers need to be connected to ...

Benefiting From Carbon Fee

Editor, News-Register: We can help the environment and help people pay their energy bills through carbon fee and dividend. The fee on fossil fuels would be collected at the mine, well or port. Then, every American household would get back money collected from the fee as a dividend. ...

ACLU Safeguards Our Cherished Civil Rights

Editor, News-Register: I am a card carrying member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). I have been for three decades. The American Civil Liberties Union is a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization whose stated mission is “to defend and preserve the individual rights and ...

Farm to School: Food Hubs are Key

Editor, News-Register: Here at Grow Ohio Valley, we were pleased and encouraged to see Lisa Summers’s article on the emerging “Farm to School” program — and the editor’s followup. More institutional buyers are seeking local food, and more local farmers need to be connected to ...

Recognize Consequences Of Immigration Policies

Editor, News-Register: The various statements by government officials, news media, pundits, and politicians have created a great deal of confusion about why and how we find ourselves with baby internment centers, kids in cages, and jails over-populated with migrants. It takes more knowledge ...

Civility With Peace Requires Justice, Equality

Editor, News-Register: Those who discriminate against entire groups of people and work to enact discrimination into law cry foul when they get a taste of their own medicine. Their rallying cry is, “You’re intolerant of my intolerance” and it’s utter nonsense. Those who discriminate ...

The Readers Say: Stop Separations Of Children From Parents

Stop Separations Of Children From Parents Editor, News-Register: As a veteran, I feel a moral obligation to take a stand against the Trump Administration’s awful policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S./Mexico border. This policy resembles some of the worst regimes of ...

The Readers Say: Challenge Wheeling Event Was a Success

Challenge Wheeling Event Was a Success Editor, News-Register: The fifth Challenge Wheeling scavenger race showed off Wheeling and its caring community in great fashion. I do mean the fashion aspect with Team Love, the Colerain Karters, and the Neverland Scavengers winning for best team ...

The Readers Say: Support Reasonable Standards on Methane

Support Reasonable Standards on Methane Editor, News-Register: Despite overwhelming public support for protections limiting methane waste from the oil and gas industry, the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is working to gut the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) methane waste rule. April 23 ...

Let’s Honor the Real Heroes, Not the Actor

Editor, News-Register: I find it quite ironic and perhaps a bit hypocritical of conservatives, who have long disparaged members of the entertainment community as a result of their stated views and opinions, which they often see as contradictory to the actual realities of the events and ...

Support for Colliers Primary School Praised

Editor, News-Register: As the school year has come to an end and Colliers Primary School’s doors have closed for the final time, I would like to thank the Colliers Community for their support of our school. The Colliers Community has always believed in and lived by the motto, “It takes ...

Unions Fail to Target Democrat-Run States

Editor, News-Register: It’s no coincidence that teachers’ unions are forcing strikes only in states which the Democrat establishment has targeted for election success this November. It started with West Virginia and has spread to Arizona, Colorado and Kentucky, all states targeted by ...

Reenactment Backers Merit Commendation

Editor, News-Register: A repeat of the reenactment of the famous John Brown trial of 1859, followed by a panel discussion, sponsored by the Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable, was held in the 1859 court room at Wheeling’s Independence Hall. Unlike the original trial, Brown was found ...

Poverty a National Disgrace in America

Editor, News-Register: Some say: “the American economy is clicking on all cylinders.” The unemployment rate of 3.8 percent is the lowest it has been in two decades. Yet, before you head off to celebrate at the country club over golf, martinis and surf-n-turf, you might want to ask: ...

Democrats Led Our Nation Away From God

Editor, News-Register: America has betrayed our founders! America has betrayed our God! Christians escaped religious persecution in Europe and with God’s divine intervention, created our great nation. Ten-plus miracles by God sustained our founders during our Revolutionary War. We were ...

Battling the Drug Crisis One Person at a Time

Editor, News-Register: There has been a lot of news about the opioid crisis. A certain number per 1,000 people overdose and die. We West Virginian’s talk about it with an odd sense, by me, that we almost seem proud to be No. 1 in something, anyhow, I am a VISTA. Through our own Council of ...