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Letters to the Editor

New Garage Opposed

Editor, News-Register: How many of you want to be a partial owner of another parking garage? Raise your hand! You know, of course, that you and I are already partial owners of a number of parking garages within our fair city, some of which have fallen into disrepair due to a lack of yearly, ...

Happy Armistice Day

Editor, News-Register: “Happy Armistice Day” from Ohio Valley Peace. The 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month — let it be a time to begin peace today, as it was 101 years ago when we ended The Great War, The War to End War, WWI. We have an American tradition of ...

Stop the Tax & Spend

Editor, News-Register: I’m sure you’ve heard and understand the saying “chickens coming home to roost.” What about “when it rains it pours?” Or “can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel?” Well, I’m here to tell you that all of the above, and more, are applicable to the ...

Dr. Merrick Praised

Editor, News-Register: I recently was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the Schiller Cancer Institute at the Wheeling Hospital after a biopsy by Dr Merrick. The other urologist that I went too before Dr Merrick did not find the cancer but my PSA kept increasing. Dr Merrick located and ...

Don’t Bring the Baby

Editor, News-Register: On October 23, I attended the musical “Jersey Boys” at the Capitol Theatre. My ticket cost $68. I hadn’t seen the musical before, so I was really looking forward to a wonderful night of music. About 15 minutes into the musical during the dialogue, I heard a ...

Cummings Missed

Editor, News-Register: I was saddened as well as shocked to learn of the recent passing of a true American icon, Congressman Elijah Cummings, a Democrat by party affiliation, who represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, which includes much of the city of Baltimore. He had ...

Keep Amateur Sports

Editor, News-Register: Amateur sports! I don’t know about you, but I’m getting fed up with some of the ridiculous off- the-wall proposals that are not only being openly discussed, but in some cases being enacted into law. Take for example the recent legislation passed in California, ...

Enforce Speed Limit

Editor, News-Register: Over the last few months, starting with the coal mining under I-70, the amount of large truck traffic has increased dramatically on Route 40. With the construction nightmare in the next few years constricting the major East/West route, it will only get worse. It’s ...

Putting Country First

Editor, News-Register: President Donald Trump cited his “great and unmatched wisdom” — the actual words he used in describing his recent order for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria. The troops had been in support of our loyal allies, the Kurds, as members of the Syrian ...

Resolve Traffic Woes

Editor, News-Register: Returning from a month-long. 5,000-plus mile journey out west and back, I came home to a massive, and I mean a massive, parking lot on I-70 west bound. I immediately assumed that there was a serious traffic accident, possibly on Two-Mile Hill, but came to find out the ...

Auxiliary Defeated? Never

Editor, News-Register: It was with great shock and surprise to read in the editor’s note of the article titled, “A History of Ohio Valley Medical Center” (Sunday, Sept. 29) that, “The auxiliary disbanded after OVMC was purchased by Alecto Healthcare Services as a for-profit hospital ...

House Sale Criticized

Editor, News-Register: The Catholic Diocese did an underhand backdoor deal by selling the former Bishop’s residence plus 12 acres of land for $1.2 million when according to Ohio County assessor office records value it at 20% more. The money will supposedly go to a special fund to assist ...

Let’s Make a Deal

Editor, News-Register: I was shocked to read the article in Wednesday’s News-Register about CAMC (Charleston Area Medical Center) notifying the Health Plan that they will be terminating their contract with them in December of this year. For the record, let me state, I do not have any ...

Words, Actions Cited

Editor, News-Register: President Trump’s verbiage and deportment continue to be somewhat troubling and, at times, a bit bizarre — he recently referred to himself as “the chosen one” while lifting his eyes skyward and, also, incredibly, as “the king of Israel.” At the same time, ...

Collect Tolls At the Bridge

Editor, News-Register: The state of West Virginia has closed the landmark 170-year-old suspension bridge due to fear that it can’t enforce the 2-ton weight limit, and excessive traffic from the impending construction on the Fort Henry bridge might just cause it to collapse into the Ohio ...

Sanitation Crews Praised

Editor, News-Register: Just slightly over seven years ago, I left Wheeling to pursue employment opportunities that were not available in my hometown. As a native Wheelingite, I was acutely aware of the myriad advantages of living in the Northern Panhandle — particularly the support ...

Doctor Facing Life in Prison for Thousands of Opioid Doses

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — By the time drug enforcement agents swooped into his small medical office in Martinsville, Virginia, in 2017, Dr. Joel Smithers had prescribed about a half a million doses of highly addictive opioids in two years. Patients from five states drove hundreds of miles to see ...

Let’s Leave W.Va.

Editor, News-Register: The Northern Panhandle of WV seems to have been forgotten by our state dept. of highways until something major happens, like the complete disrepair and maintenance of both I-70 and Rt 40. Now we have a another dilemma because the 100- year-old wall and sidewalk up ...

Maintain Zoning

Editor, News-Register: Residential zoned sections of the Wheeling community are deemed residential for people in this city, to establish, augment, improve, invest and raise their children in a safe healthy place, thus an asset and investment for Wheeling. Business zoned districts are for ...

Support Ferguson

Editor, News-Register: As we go through the year we celebrate a few holidays that focus on our national identity. Foremost, is probably July 4th, or more accurately referred to as Independence Day. Many do not know, because they have not been taught, that this past Tuesday, September ...