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Letters to the Editor

Library Deserves Full Funding

Editor, News-Register: Save the library! David Croft may not think the Ohio County Public Library is important enough for full funding but I do. The Ohio County Public Library is vital to many people as a resource. Book information does not change from day to day like Wikipedia and ...

Ohio County Library a Treasure

Editor, News-Register: Recent actions of the Ohio County Board of Education that will result in a 33% reduction ($294,849) of annual revenue to the Ohio County Public Library should give all citizens of the county cause for alarm. Too frequently, funding of libraries is considered an ...

Appreciation for Easter Parade

Editor, News-Register: I want to give a big ‘Thank you’ to the Benwood Volunteer Fire Department for a beautiful Easter parade, it was great. Five of our grand babies were here to see the parade. They were so excited, along with the five adults. They even tossed candy to the kids which ...

Name Changing With the Times

Editor, News-Register: As a life-long fan of the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball franchise, I do admit that I agree with the recent decision to change the team’s name from “Indians,” which has been the team’s moniker since the 1915 season, and therefore has been such for over ...

Dealing With Lifetime of Bigotry

Editor, News-Register: Bigotry is defined as “obstinate or unreasonable attachment to a belief, opinion, or faction; in particular, prejudice against a person or people on the basis of their membership of a particular group.” “Bigotry” seems to me, as I have encountered it in my ...

Glad to Know Late Ramsey Clark

Editor, News-Register: I was sued for $2 million by a Teamster Lawyer that was representing the Oneida County, NY Deputy Sheriff’s Union. (I had said “I don’t like the cops reporting to the robbers.”) They sued for two million, instead of one, because the county only carried one ...

Their Mothers Are Worried Sick

Editor, News-Register: This letter is in response to the letter from Harry C. Hamm Jr. in the April 11 Sunday News Register. Mr. Hamm asks “Where are the mothers?” referring to the mothers of the unaccompanied children. As a mother and grandmother myself, I suspect many of them are ...

Presidents Should Just Be Honest

Editor, News-Register: As I look back on Trump’s wasted four years as president, the 20,000 lies that he spoke, none of them affected me as much as the untruths he spoke about Covid-19, that it would be gone by spring. The Chinese virus he called it, the fact that he refused to wear a ...

Island Lions Club Serving Youth

Editor, News-Register: Great things are happening and will continue to happen for the children and their families on Wheeling Island. On March 27th, many different individuals and organizations came together to bless them with an Easter Egg Hunt. Seeing kids smiling, laughing, and enjoying ...

Modernize W.Va. Gas Laws

Editor, News-Register: As the sixth-largest natural gas producing state, West Virginia is vital to America’s energy supply and security. In fact, about half of all homes in the U.S. are fueled by affordable, reliable natural gas. West Virginia is already an energy leader because of its ...

Just Where Are the Mothers?

Editor, News-Register: Daily we have witnessed the heart-wrenching accounts of unaccompanied children being herded by cartel members to our southern border. Their parents, convinced by the drug cartels that they would be taken care of on their journey and allowed to remain in the U.S., paid ...

Waiting on Justice to be Served

Editor, News-Register: This is such a hard letter to write but I cannot stand to wait any longer for justice to be done, as my husband Terry E. Long was killed on Dec. 1, 2019. My adult children and I are suffering and wondering why nothing has been done to try to get the person that ran ...

VA Pittsburgh Serving Veterans

Editor, News-Register: I am proud to report VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is the provider of choice for more than 63,000 veterans in our region, which includes southwestern Pennsylvania and parts of Ohio and West Virginia. Our top providers and staff work hard to maintain veterans’ ...

Doing Public’s Business in Public

Editor, News-Register: Mayor Elliott: “Several different projects are taking place in different phases over the course of two decades and are expected to cost around $280 million in total.” Mayor wants to raise your water, sewer and garbage rates. Mayor stands behind a 45% increase of ...

New Infrastructure Plan Needed

Editor, News-Register: The American Society of Civil Engineers just put out its latest infrastructure “report card” — a grading of the state of our bridges, roads, rail and water ways, airports, broadband connectivity, and shared spaces like parks and public school buildings. By its ...

Myer’s Generosity Recalled

Editor, News-Register: I was very much saddened to have learned of the passing of J. Michael Myer, the highly respected executive editor of the historic area newspapers, The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register. His positive impact on the area will be felt for years to come. Mr. ...

Forced Pooling is Forced Theft

Editor, News-Register: Stealing is wrong. Most of us learned this years ago as young children. Unfortunately, it appears that some of our elected representatives in Charleston never learned this. Why is that so? Earlier this month, members of both the state House and Senate introduced new ...

Not the Year for State Testing

Editor, News-Register: All I keep hearing about this year is the “mental health” of our children. If any policy makers out there are truly listening to the children, and truly considering their mental health, then state testing would not be taking place this year. My daughter is a good ...

HB 2500 Bad for Environment

Editor, News-Register: The advancement of the new bill HB2500 in West Virginia is a prime example of the conscious ignorance of many of the state’s politicians. The bill says “a local unit of government (county, municipality, or city) may not adopt or enforce an ordinance that ...

Opposed to WV Senate Bill 246

Editor, News-Register: As a current student at West Virginia University, I am writing to express concern and opposition to the proposed West Virginia Senate Bill 246, which would allow licensed staff, employees, and students at public universities to carry concealed weapons on college ...