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Letters to the Editor

Dittohead Recalls Limbaugh

Editor, News-Register: Today, we the American people lost one of our most valuable and influential citizens, Rush Limbaugh. I personally feel like I have lost a best friend or a family member. For three hours a day and five days a week, we all had the opportunity to listen to his ...

Don’t Shift Taxes to the Poor

Editor, News-Register: After hearing that Governor Justice and many of the legislators in Charleston want to eliminate personal income taxes, I am very upset. I do not mind paying my taxes when the money is used for us — like good roads, schools, parks etc. According to the West ...

Time to Cut Military Spending

Editor, News-Register: I am a pacifist even though I have served three years on active duty in the U.S. Military. I am not religious. I believe in science; faith doesn’t work for me. I won’t believe in an afterlife until someone can scientifically prove to me of the existence of such a ...

W.Va. 2 Project Not Worth It

Editor, News-Register: Your reporting and subsequent editorial on the widening of W.Va. 2 from Proctor to Kent is typical of your lack of research and questioning. I travel this section regularly and I attended all the public meetings and studied the engineering report. ADT, average daily ...

Team Effort Needed With Virus

Editor, News-Register: For West Virginia’s 602 nurse anesthetists, (the just passed) CRNA Week feels less about celebrating our profession and more about honoring those who touched our lives, and whose lives we touched, during the year of the pandemic. Across West Virginia, Certified ...

Time To Redesign W.Va. Flag

Editor, News-Register: There is nothing offensive about West Virginia’s flag, other than how boring it is. Our state has a proud and rich history that should be celebrated in a unique flag we can all be proud of. The current design is dated and does not adequately express our ...

Consider Education Options

Editor, News-Register: Amidst this wretched COVID pandemic, it is time to consider the long-term damage that has been done to a generation’s education. Although the effort has been sincere, online programs simply have not provided anywhere near the same amount of learning as a normal ...

Always Read the Fine Print

Editor, News-Register: I would like to comment on the controversy surrounding the (social media) entities that have banned Donald Trump from their platforms. I read an editorial where you stated that this sets an alarming precedent. I think not! Trump was banned from Facebook and Twitter ...

Fight for Your Kid’s Education

Editor, News-Register: If you are tired in Ohio County of your kids spending hours at home staring uselessly into a computer screen under the latest version of “remote learning” from Ohio County Schools, you parents need to start speaking up. Staying silent is no longer an option. Think ...

True Reflection Needed on Riot

Editor, News-Register: As a woman of faith, I watched the storming of the Capitol building as it unfolded with a mixture of disbelief, horror, and sadness. As I watched, one thought would not go away — what if they had been Black? In your January 11 “Reporter’s Notebook” editorial, ...

GREY2K Responds

Editor, News-Register: I was disappointed to see Senator Ryan Weld misrepresent the work of my nonprofit organization when it comes to greyhound adoption. As a matter of fact, we have provided more than $250,000 to greyhound adoption groups since 2018, and are likely the largest funder ...

Trump Did His Job

Editor, News-Register: I am one of the 72,351,000 chumps or deplorables who voted for Donald Trump, and why shouldn’t I? He has done his job as president. He did what he said and he said what he did. Now there are questions dealing with voter fraud, and the other side wants him to ...

Excited, Not Euphoric

Editor, News-Register: The dictionary defines the word “excited” this way: “having, showing or characterized by a heightened state of energy, enthusiasm, eagerness, etc.; feeling or showing excitement.” After the recent meeting of a labor caucus in the United States Congress, some ...

Bridges a Concern

Editor, News-Register: I am most curious as to what may be the future status of the historic Aetnaville Bridge, also known as the Georgia Street Bridge, which originally opened in 1891, connecting Aetnaville, Ohio, with Wheeling Island, West Virginia over the Ohio River. The bridge was ...

Sly Is Not Falling

Editor, News-Register: Via TV, I watched electors from the Electoral College cast votes in each state. It is heartening to me that the electors stood their ground and are performing their duties as they are sworn to do. Many electors had to have police escorts and vote in undisclosed ...

Thanks for Wearing Masks

Editor, News-Register: Thank you for continuing to wear your mask during this horrible plague of the coronavirus. By doing so, you are helping a number of senior citizens and those with special medical conditions to remain healthy and to continue to live on this earth. Perhaps, like me, ...

Preventing Use of Tobacco

Editor, News-Register: As a grandparent, I am concerned about the skyrocketing youth tobacco use rates. More than one in five high schoolers now use e-cigarettes. And we know that kids who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try conventional cigarettes. But there is good news: We know how ...

Trump Should Concede

Editor, News-Register: As a result of the November presidential election in which former vice-president Joe Biden garnered 306 electoral votes, defeating convincingly the 232 electoral votes of current President Donald Trump, Mr. Biden has earned the title of president-elect. Coincidentally, ...

Councilman Criticized

Editor, News-Register: Jerry Sklavounakis Ward 4 Wheeling City Council member, voted for the medical complex. He states, “... that the property owner, it’s for his son.” Jerry what about the entire community of this area? Since when does a doctor need daddy to foot his ...

What Pro-Lifers Do

Editor, News-Register: The pro- life movement involves serving families and the community in a variety of ways. First and foremost, the pro-life movement is active in protecting all life, no matter the size, the age, or the degree of dependency. This letter will deal specifically with the ...