Letters to the Editor

Leaders chiseling away at our liberty

Sen. Manchin,You have made the statement:"Unfortunately, the NRA leadership in Washington has lost its way and is more concerned about political power than gun rights and gun safety."As a representative of the government of this country I would expect that you would know better. Apparently, you ...

Time to show Joe Manchin the door

So the Obama administration is laying a smokescreen now to cover its many recent scandals - allowing four U.S. citizens to be murdered in Benghazi (the resulting delay and cover up likely helping him to get re-elected), despotic of targeting conservative groups by the IRS (that likely helped ...

Give Money to HRC

Editor, News-Register:In a June 17 article written on the expected Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding increase for the next fiscal year, it was reported by the City of Wheeling that, "Wheeling actually will receive about $34,000 more from the program than it did in 2012." Albeit a ...

At the Old Ball Game

Editor, News-Register:Mighty Dave strikes out again:David McKinley was baseball mad, Had the fever and had it bad.Just to root for the Washington town crew,On a Thursday in June Congressional friends David called to see if they'd like to goTo see a show, but speaker John Boehner said, "No, I'll ...

Thanks for Levy

Editor, News-Register:It takes a community to raise a child.That is definitely the case in the St. Clairsville-Richland City School District. Your overwhelming support at the recent election sends a strong message to the staff and students of the district. Education is a top priority!On behalf ...

Politics to Blame

Editor, News-Register:Regarding June 1 article "Medicare Fund Depletion in '26": Social Security funding problems have been known and sidestepped for decades. Medicare funding problems are more recent, but also sidestepped. Why in the world hasn't something significant been done to correct them ...

Spend More Time Teaching Children

Editor, News-Register:The thesis in the June 26 editorial "Make Academic Success Priority" was misplaced.The solution to improving academic success in Ohio County Schools is not throwing more money at the problem but actually throwing more teaching at the problem.Rather than middle school ...

Spying by Obama, Bush Differ Greatly

Editor, News-Register:In response to a recent letter from David A. Becker, let's get the facts straight. You claim G.W. Bush's spying on Americans to counter terrorism is similar to Barack Obama's. That's not accurate. Bush's espionage was limited to calls going into and out of terrorist ...

Dr. Jeffrey Shultz Earns Patients’ Praise

Editor, News-Register:I would like to take this opportunity to invite the former patients of Dr. Jeffrey Shultz to join me in thanking him for his commitment to our continued care and to wish him well in his much deserved retirement.When I moved to Wheeling in 1999, I had been recently ...

Demand Lower Bills For Electric Power

Editor, News-RegisterYour June 15 Editorial favoring more assistance for Ormet is somewhat understandable. But, urging the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to help Ormet is, at best, ironic.Ormet has filed an application with the PUCO seeking exceptions from the significant electric bill ...

Manchin needs to address failures of Hillary Clinton, Obama administration

I would like to see Senator Joe Manchin speaking about Benghazi ... Hillary Clinton, Obamacare ... coal, jobs, the economy ... our failing school system, etc.I don't know about all of your readers, but I am deeply troubled about the way this country is being run.Hillary Clinton's query about ...

Arts Fest a wonderful experience

I would like to express my gratitude and compliments to the Arts Commission, the city of Wheeling and all of the other organizers of the Arts Fest of Wheeling for the wonderful experience of Saturday's events.As a vendor, I was impressed with the quality of the work in all of the booths. And ...

Rally Was a Success

Editor, News-Register:I am writing this letter to express gratitude to all the people who worked to make the Wheeling Water Warriors' Awareness Rally a success.The rally was held in Saturday, June 15, from noon to 4 p.m. at Garden Park in Warwood, to draw awareness and opposition to the ...

Claims Not Valid

Editor, News-Register:Regarding the June 2 article "Exotic Animal Owners In Ohio Appeal Restrictions." The First and Fifth Amendments were ratified Dec. 15, 1791. Even if authors had supernatural knowledge of all seven continents and the variety of animals inhabiting them, I doubt they would ...

Prediction Accurate

Editor, News-Register:On April 13, 2008 you published my letter to the editor which read as follows:"Editor, Wheeling News-Register: Rather than adopting Home Rule at this time, why not propose a bill to the Legislature authorizing municipalities to deal with vacant buildings, rundown ...

New ‘Watch’ Needed

Editor, News-Register:It's time to restart a North Wheeling Watch Program! The good citizens of North Wheeling deserve one. The need is there and the time is right!It's called taking back your neighborhood the right way! The areas that have a watch program are Warwood, the Island, East ...

Why Ask Williams?

Editor, News-Register:It would make more sense to ask local native Traci Lords (porn star turned actress) her opinion about the Steubenville rape case than Compton, Calif., native Serena Williams. Why should her opinion matter? She's just a star tennis player.Jay KnappMoundsville

Compassion Lacking on Immunizations

Editor, News-Register:I attended the West Virginia Legislature meeting on Thursday at West Virginia Northern Community College, regarding exemptions for children who are allergic to certain immunization shots. Dr. Mercer spoke for around 45 minutes about the general state rules regarding such ...

Molnar’s Impact Great in East Ohio

Editor, News-Register:With the exclamatory three-word statement of "This is it!" heading his celebrated and much-heralded column in the Sunday, June 2, 2013, edition of the News-Register, noted reporter/columnist Al Molnar informed his legion of loyal readers that he had decided, after more ...

Pledging Allegiance In the Right Way

Editor, News-Register:U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler earned two, repeat, two "Medals of Honor." He wrote so truthfully, "War Is a Racket."I leave your with this pledge:I pledge allegiance to the flag (not to the president) of the United States of America (not to the United Nations), ...