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Letters to the Editor

Release the Names

Editor, News-Register: On Friday, August 17, days after the release of the Pennsylvania grand jury report which found that hundreds of Catholic priests had abused 1,000 children in that state, Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese of Indiana vowed to release the name of ...

Battling Crime on Island

Editor, News-Register: It has been my experience and education that criminal activity oftentimes derives from lack of opportunity or the possibility of great gain for minimal input or labor. As a Wheeling Island resident since 1993, I have been the victim of criminal activity (burglary, ...

Lead City to Prosperity

Editor, News-Register: “Out brief candle.” Recently a two-way street proposal was snuffed out after a City Hall “hullabaloo;” this would seem a trifle happening, given a public shrug and the need for so much more downtown development — just one proposed patch on a Wheeling pothole ...

Ending Discrimination

Columnist Walter Williams recently wrote a piece entitled “Why Not Do Something About Equal Education for Minorities,” lambasting efforts to promote diversity in education. As usual, his critique falls flat due to misrepresenting his opponents’ arguments. Mr. Williams mentions a ...

Economy Is a Concern

Editor, News-Register: Although many aspects of the economy of our great nation would indicate that it is performing quite well, building on the positive momentum long established during the Obama Administration, there are nevertheless a number of areas of serious concern that may severely ...

Pressure Trump on Miners

Editor, News-Register: Open Letter to Sen. Joe Manchin: Senator — You have voted with President Trump more than any other Democrat. And what is he doing for you now? He and his gang are attacking you. Well, this retired miner thinks it’s time for you to dish it back. Do not vote ...