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Letters to the Editor

Memorial Meant For All Who Served

Editor, News-Register:I would like to clarify some of the information concerning the memorial which has been placed at Wheeling Park High School.This was the dream of former Superintendent George Krelis and was passed by the Ohio County Board of Education in the spring of 2012. Mr. Krelis ...

Oswald Acted Alone In Killing Kennedy

Editor, News-Register:Sorry conspiracy folks, but Oswald indeed did act alone. Some believe the mob used Oswald to commit the assassination, but that just couldn't happen. The mob would never bring that kind of heat on themselves Even killing a cop on the beat was taboo. When Dutch Schultz ...

H.L. Mencken Was Right About Presidency

Editor, News-Register:I ran across an article written by H.L. Mencken, a journalist for the Baltimore Evening Sun. on July 26, 1920:"As democracy is perfected, the office of President represents more and more closely, the inner soul of their people. On some great and glorious day, the plain ...

Nation Needs a Change In Washington, D.C.

Editor, News-Register:He was not supposed to be a typical politician! Well, how has that worked out for us? Lets see: "No one making less than $250,000 will see a tax increase!" LIE! "Not one dime will be added to the national debt!" LIE! "You can keep your doctor!" LIE! "If you like your ...

W.Va. Should Study ‘Fair Tax’ Proposal

Editor, News-Register:In a Nov 3 editorial, the editor decried the onerous tax burden West Virginia places on businesses and suggests the state could become more tax-friendly in order to entice businesses into the state. Outstanding idea.Now, Mr. Editor, what will you do to help make that ...

Wheeling Officials Will Be Held Accountable

Editor, News-Register:An open letter to members of Wheeling City Council:Those of us who have concerns about the Green Hunter Water facility in Warwood have come before this body on a number of occasions to express our concerns to you as council members and detail reasons why we feel that the ...

Thanks for Making Veterans Race a Success

Editor, News-Register:Thanks to all for a great event, the Veterans Day 10K race/walk was again a great success. First of all, thanks to our major sponsors, Progressive Bank, Ohio Valley Hospice, and the Ohio County Commission who cover 90 per cent of all expenses and have made it possible to ...

Get Schools Focused On Teaching Children

Editor, News-Register:The schools of America have fallen behind other countries. Our government has decided that they are best capable of fixing this. Under their leadership, our children now read at a third grade level. They do not understand basic math. They rely on computers or ...

School Levy Failures Harmful to Children

Editor, News-Register:During the Nov. 5 elections in Ohio, there were wins and losses. There are people who are happy and those who are disappointed in the results. Although I am not an Ohio citizen I find the saddest and most disappointing loss to be the levies in our neighboring ...

Get Facts Straight On School Levies

Editor, News-Register:First and most importantly, I would like to thank the citizens of Hancock County who supported the Hancock County Schools' operating levy on Nov. 9, and I want to assure all of you that our children will benefit immeasurably from your continued support of education in our ...

Thank You, Veterans, For Your Service

Editor, News-Register:On Veterans Day, we honor the young men and women who have stepped to the plate in war and peace to defend the freedom we enjoy.In World War II, we fought with our allies against the Germans. In 1939, we had not yet entered the war. That year, England stood alone.One of ...

GOP a Reactionary, Obstructionist Party

Editor, News-Register:I am quite curious of late as to what the Republican Party, particularly on the national level, espouses and on whose behalf do they now primarily advocate?The Republican Party has long adopted a "pro-business" mantra, which they have greatly contradicted recently with ...

Flood Insurance Premiums Going Up

ditor, News-Register:This is an open leter to all residents who live in a flood zone. Did you know that as of Oct. 1, FEMA is no longer subsidizing flood insurance? I only found out about it by listening to Clark Howard on the news at about 6 a.m. I don't know why the general public was not ...

Nothing Gets Done If Reid Won’t Talk

Editor, News-Register:A lot of people have been blaming the Republicans because nothing gets done in Washington. Keep in mind, we elect members of the House and Senate to represent us the American people.The members of the House have sent bill after bill to the Senate to be voted on. The leader ...

Loss of cracker is good news for Ohio Valley

Royal Dutch Shell's decision to drop plans for a natural gas cracker is good news for residents of the Upper Ohio Valley and Pittsburgh regions. Recently Shell was fined $115 million for regularly underreporting emissions of pollutants and carcinogens at a Texas cracker. Officials in Houston ...

The voting people of Bridgeport have spoken

The people of Bridgeport have spoken. It's time to get on to business and put the political bull aside.Mr. Mayor, apparently the people of Bridgeport like what these councilmen and woman are doing.James CecilMartins Ferry

Washington is broken and needs fixing … now

He was not supposed to be a typical politician! Well, how has that worked out for us?Lets see, "No one making less than $250,000 will see a tax increase!" LIE!"Not one dime will be added to the national debt!" LIE!"You can keep your doctor!" LIE!"If you like your current health plan, you can ...

Mail for Our Military Praises Local College

Editor, News-Register:As we prepare for the upcoming Christmas mail campaign, Mail for Our Military would like to extend special thanks to West Virginia Northern Community College in Wheeling, which participated in the most recent campaign. Led by Shannon Payton and Ida Williams, they were ...

Government in Need Of Professional Help

Editor, News-Register:When my siblings and I fought over a toy, often the parental solution was simply to first remove the toy. When the reality of the removal of the toy set in, we quickly stopped our fighting and began sharing by giving up individual claims of toy ownership and use. We soon ...

President Waged War on Ormet, Too

Editor, News-Register:I was recently laid off from Ormet. While working there I found it amazing how few could look at the reality of what was going on under their noses. They let the union blindly lead them on a leash into the oblivious belief that President Obama was looking out for their ...