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Letters to the Editor

Wrong About Guns

Editor, News-Register: Here we go again: Another election and the Democrats are going to take your guns. At a recent Trump rally, Trump said, “If Joe Biden is elected, he will take your guns and your Second Amendment rights.” If Biden is elected, he can’t do either one! So, once ...

May the Best Man Win

Editor, News-Register: On Nov. 3, the most important election in the history of our country will take place and we, the people of the United States of America, as citizens, will cast our votes for either four more years of Mr. Trump — love him or hate him for his tweets — or look at the ...

Wilson for Governor

In the gubernatorial election Nov. 3, you have a choice. If you are satisfied with the present ​failed​ state policy for COVID-19 that has resulted in business closings, high unemployment, children and adolescents denied the benefits of in-person education, and the restriction of our ...

Re-Elect Ryan Weld

Editor, News-Register: Over the past 10 years, I’ve watched as the opioid crisis in West Virginia has invaded every community and touched nearly every family in this state. As a retired pharmacist, I’ve paid particular attention as to just how our legislature has tried to address what I ...

Will It Never End?

Editor, News-Register: How much more punishment do those who live and work in downtown Wheeling, especially on Main Street between 10th and 16th streets, have to endure? Torn up streets, bad infrastructure, etc. What’s next? Is not the street from 12th to 16th and Main the street ...

Suffering Consequences

Editor, News-Register: I must admit that I, as are a great many, am extremely incredulous as to how any reasonable and rational thinking individual would continue to lavish himself with praise and self-adoration as does President Donald J. Trump, as a result of his questionable efforts ...

Gold Star Families Monument Dedicated at Courthouse

Those in attendance at the dedication of the Marshall County Gold Star Families Memorial Monument this past Wednesday evening had the opportunity to listen to featured speaker Hershel “Woody” Williams explain about the start-up of this effort 10 years ago, what the foundation means, along ...

Racism Charge Phony

Editor, News-Register: Is professor Charles Rogerson using state paid for English instruction to indoctrinate impressionable students with his radical political persuasions? In public, he exceeds the president in lack of intellectual discourse. He drags preconceived racism into a ...

Swank for Congress?

Editor, News-Register: Isn’t it truly amazing the tear down and reconstruction of our I70 bridge system in West Virginia? I have watched in speechless awe as the team of Swank workers have removed the old system and built up the new. The Fulton area was the most interesting (OK, ...

Leonhardt Grows W.Va. Agriculture

For many years, agriculture was something of an afterthought when the future of West Virginia’s economy was being discussed. No more. Farming and related endeavors now show real promise as part of our economy. Careers in agriculture seem more realistic now. Give state Agriculture ...

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, ...