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Letters to the Editor

Same-Sex Marriage Proposals Criticized

Editor, News-Register:I am heartsick to read in my local newspaper that Morgantown Council has endorsed a resolution to ask the legislature to legalize same-sex civil marriages in West Virginia and to prohibit employers and landlords from discrimination against individuals based on their sexual ...

Bridgeport Drilling Leases Discussed

Editor, News-Register:As many of you might have read, the village of Bridgeport is currently exploring the leasing of its mineral rights on village owned property. Let us not be too quick to jump on the cash cow wagon.This topic was first broached at January's village council meeting, by the ...

Seeing Hand Group Grateful for Support

Editor, News-Register:The Seeing Hand Association would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous support of our 5th annual Sweetheart Raffle: American Sanitation, Ye Olde Alpha, Arby's, Sherry Becker-Gorby, Betty Balcar, Bethani's Florist, Bleifus, Bob ...

Maybe It Is Time For Us to Panic

Editor, News-Register:Rush Limbaugh on occasion tells his audience not to panic when bad news for conservatism is being trumpeted by the left for the expressed purpose of discouraging them! He then states that he will tell them when to panic!That's good for a laugh in semi-normal times but now ...

Just ‘Drop in Bucket’ For Barnesville

Editor, News-Register:Regarding the Jan. 15, article "Barnesville Inks Million Dollar Agreement" (in the Wheeling News-Register): I am happy for the residents of Barnesville. They have been guaranteed to have no droughts or water shortage problems for at least the next five years. In particular ...

Letting Everyone Cast Votes in Ohio

Editor, News-Register:Well, now I see that Ohio is changing the voting rules. My ESP tells me that Ohio is trying to make it tougher for Democrats to vote. About 30 other states are doing the same thing.I believe that everyone should be allowed to vote. I know that Democrats agree. Republicans ...

Fiscal Problems Could Have Been Foreseen

Editor, News-RegisterHere we go again. The city of Wheeling has a budget problem because nobody could see a drop in gambling revenue. Are you kidding me?With new casinos in Columbus, Ohio; Maryland and Pittsburgh. Wheeling's sales tax has not generated the money they said it would. In fact, ...

New Insurance Law Worse Than Any Flood

Editor, News-Register:The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 is an example of government at its worst.The act, which was supported by Senators Manchin and Rockefeller and Representatives McKinley, Capito, and Rahall, will destroy riverfront communities and rob home and business ...

Now, It’s Republicans Fighting for the Future

Editor, News-Register:I am a recent registered independent. My wife is a lifelong Democrat. However, I consider myself a Christian and american citizen before my party affiliation. I usually come home in the evening after working an 8- to 10-hour day to sit and enjoy reading the local ...

Questions on Roe v. Wade

Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case, is perhaps the most written-about case of the late 20th Century. The recent march on Washington, D.C. by pro-lifers got me thinking.The Institutes of the Lawes of England- cited in over 70 high court cases, among them Roe - were penned by Sir ...

Thanks go out to our diligent Postal Service letter carriers

I would like to say "thank you" to all the letter carriers.I don't know how you do the job you do, with the ice, snow and cold temperatures.Please know that I would like to say "thanks" for a job well done.I would also like to say thanks to the workers who made the roads safer for all of us to ...

More people are needed like this very helpful Kroger employee

Sometimes in life, you do meet people who try their best to make it a better world. We sure need those people!I certainly do appreciate people like Lori at Kroger who help so much. I had a problem with a cell phone a while back and she used much of her valuable time to fix the problem. She just ...

Murderer’s Victim Suffered Greatly, Too

Editor, News-Register:Recently there have been several stories bemoaning the "horrible" execution of a death row prisoner in Ohio. His suffering and moans were emphasized in the press. Nowhere was the suffering of the pregnant mother mentioned. The prisoner was aware of why he was to die. The ...

Government Actions Costing Us Money

Editor, News-Register:Here is a partial list of what Obama's Affordable Health Care Law has caused the American people since he took office as our president.1. The outstanding service of our health care before Obama has gone by the wayside. The hospitals have had to cut back on staff; many ...

Patriots Needed to Say ‘Enough Is Enough!’

Editor, News-Register:This is an open letter to our elected officials - state and federal:All these years, and they are many, my spouse and I have labored to educate our children, and be productive members of society. We've been successful in both cases. Our children have received college ...

JMHS Principal Raises Bar on Sportsmanship

Editor, News-Register:I am writing to express my deepest appreciation to John Marshall High School Principal, Mr. Rick Jones, for his generous act of sportsmanship at the Wheeling Park vs. John Marshall Girls Basketball game in Marshall County recently.Prior to the National Anthem, Mr. Jones ...

Wheeling Operations Department Praised

Editor, News-Register:The City of Wheeling Operations Department has done a "yeoman's job" throughout the current winter blitz. "Yeoman" is defined in the Webster dictionary as, "one that performs great and loyal service." And the Operations Department as a collective group has certainly done ...

West Virginians Proud, Will Weather Adversity

Editor, News-Register:I read my paper every day and on Saturday it seems to be a special day, so many interesting items to read.Started to read one morning and this cult item came in my reading. I don't know this lady who writes this column but she sure doesn't know what she is talking about. ...

Governor Should Have Known of Traffic Jam

Editor, News-Register:Regarding Feb. 3, article "More Time Sought in Subpoenas." The massive George Washington Bridge traffic jams lasted four days. Show me a governor who wouldn't know anything about such an event in his state until it was completely over, and I'll show you a senior member in ...

Try Being Good Parent Before Casting Blame

Editor, News-Register:Too often people take to social media to pass blame onto others, cry over unwanted results, or falsify information to draw attention to themselves. I often read posts that ridicule schools and others time and time again with no consequence nor with the actual facts ...