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Letters to the Editor

W.Va. Stamp a Plain Brown Abomination

Editor, News-Register:When the United States Postal Service attempted to honor the state of West Virginia by issuing a commemorative stamp to celebrate its 150th anniversary, it failed.As I view the stamp, my reaction is that it more closely resembles a brown Middle East sand dune on a foggy ...

Get Involved! You Can Make a Big Difference

Editor, News-Register:I am writing to invite everyone to get involved in our community and the democratic process. I have talked with many people throughout our community who do not believe allowing the proposed Greenhunter toxic, frack waste facility to open in our city limits is a good idea; ...

Labor Unions Deserve Thanks From Worker

Editor, News-Register:This Labor Day, we need to recognize and show our appreciation for all that labor unions have done for us.If you don't work 14 or 16 hours a day. If your child goes to school instead of working in a factory. If you have employer provided medical insurance. Have ever used ...

Call it ‘Americare,’ Not ‘Obamacare’

Editor, News-Register:If we Americans desire to have a universal Health Care Plan, then it should be named to reflect its intent, not to pay homage to an individual for all time because he held office as president of the U.S. at the time of its inception .Mr. Barack Hussen Obama will soon be ...

Carrier Says Thanks for Aid

Editor, News-Register:Hi. My name is Mark Ernest and I deliver newspapers for the Wheeling News-Register.I was injured on my route and had to have half of my foot amputated.I'm writing this to thank and let people know how very special my family is - my son Brandon and daughter Melissa, my ...

Wounded Vets Helped by Club

Editor, News-Register:This year the Academy of Model Aeronautics www.ModelAviation.com set aside Aug. 17 as National Model Aviation Day in conjunction with a fundraiser for The Wounded Warrior Project. Our local club, the Hillhoppers (www.hillhoppers.org), was one of over 2,000 clubs throughout ...

Playing Field Is Questioned

Editor, News-Register:I do not understand Wheeling Central's thinking. They are going to leave the best stadium in the entire area to play football games at Wheeling College. The Stadium has a great playing playing field, great seating, really great parking, nice score board, and handicap ...

Legion Golf Event a Success

Editor, News-Register:The American Legion Bellaire Post No. 52 third annual Tom Donahue Memorial Classic Golf Scramble was held July 13 at Horseshoe Bend Golf Course and was a huge success.Thanks to all who helped make this golf scramble such a successful event. A special thanks goes out to ...

Protecting Historic Areas

Editor, News-Register:It is a shame that an important debate was begun by name-calling. Often that is what you will see from bullies - characterize the other side at the outset of the debate by first attaching a derogatory name to them - in this case the "Historical Correction Police." Nice ...

Building A ‘Cracker’ Here

Editor, News-Register:Mike Myer's opinion piece (July 27) about limitations for an ethane cracking plant in our region, specifically questioning where construction workers would come from, was wrong.West Virginia and surrounding states are excellent places to locate an ethane cracker because we ...

More Coverage Of Issue Sought

Editor, News-Register:I would like to state that I am somewhat disappointed and a bit concerned by what I would consider to be the paucity of reportage and professional curiousity by local media regarding recent events and circumstances regarding the resignation of the director of the Belmont ...

Panel Right In Its Decision

Editor, News-Register:I am writing to respond to the story that appeared in the July 22 Intelligencer and News Register entitled "Green Hunter: City Using Stall Tactic" by staff writer Casey Junkins.I attended the Planning Commission meetings in both the months of June and July. At the ...

Stance on Coal Is Criticized

Editor, News-Register:Regarding the July 22 article "'Coal War' Is Global." Rep McKinley does good work. Several months ago he declared a coal war on President Obama. He is expanding his sphere of influence and has declared a global coal war on, well, I guess the world.Give someone a little ...

Hire the Best As State Police

Editor, News-Register:A recent news article indicated that the West Virginia State Police are seeking new officers and that they are emphasizing more minority hiring.I believe that the proper course would be to emphasize the best qualified person regardless of ethnicity or sex.The prosecutor in ...

Shop at Small Businesses

Editor, News-Register:We are bombarded with choices these days. Where to send our children to school, where to go on vacation, where to eat, and where to shop are a few. If you look around, our choices are being limited due to our shopping habits. Small business are struggling to survive these ...

Republicans working to sink Obamacare

Will Obamacare work?Well, it depends.If you live in a Democratic state, it will work well.If you live in a Republican state, well, the Republicans are doing everything they can to make sure it doesn't work. Good luck, citizens.Romneycare worked in Massachusetts and Republicans thought it was a ...

What About Murder Of Jonathon Foster?

Editor, News-Register:Random thoughts: Treyvon and Foster.If you are wondering "Who is Foster," let me explain;Jonathon Foster, 12, Houston, Texas, was kidnapped and burned to death with a torch by an African-American woman.Where are the demonstrations? Where are the media members? Where is the ...

Trial Was a Media Circus of Partisanship

Editor, News-Register:When is it OK to kill? The shameful behavior of the media in the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin murder trial is an insult to network broadcasting.The pundits embarrassed themselves again. The liberals convict, the conservatives to acquit was a trial of opinion in the ...

McKinley Comments On Climate Slammed

Editor, News-Register:It amazes me when I read something like Mr. McKinley's letter about "The Cooling World." It shows how little he understands about the subject. It was most unfortunate that the authors of the original articles in Newsweek and the other sources spoke of the cooling of the ...

Journalist Helen Thomas was a true original

The passing of Helen Thomas, veteran United Press and famed Washington correspondent, brought back memories of my covering her address to the Woman's Club of Wheeling in 1994.She shared tidbits of assignments that took her around the world and of the years in Washington, D.C. Following are a ...