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Letters to the Editor

Newspaper, Obama Critics Condemned

Editor, News-Register:I take the News-Register because it's the only one available, unfortunately!! I am very disgusted when I read it, especially tonight.After President Obama's "State of the Union" speech last night, which I thought was fantastic, I read just now what this paper reports:BIG ...

Bill on Raw Milk Not In Consumers’ Interests

Editor, News-Register:The Associated Press reports that our state legislature is considering a bill to allow the practice of "herd sharing" to enable West Virginians to consume raw milk. As a dairy farmer, encouraging milk consumption is what I do every day, but in this case, I strongly oppose ...

Case for Minimum Wage Increase Detailed

Editor, News-Register:I do not mean to be overly political, although it is my major, but I wanted to comment on the minimum wage issue from the State of the Union.1) On the comment that employers can not afford to pay a higher minimum wage:A. This may be true to some extent for small ...

President’s ‘Truth’ Constantly Changing

Editor, News-Register:In Bill O'Reilly's Presidential Interview before the Super Bowl, President Obama seemed amused by O'Reilly's substantive questions as well as O'Reilly's apparent expectation that he would actually answer the questions truthfully. Whether the president did or didn't remains ...

Rep. Cera Deserving Of High Honor

Editor, News-Register:I would like to congratulate Mr. Jack Cera (Democrat-Bellaire), who represents the 96th District in the Ohio House of Representatives, which includes the eastern section of Belmont as well as Jefferson and Monroe Counties, for his recently being selected as the Jack Wolfe ...

No Threat Made At Switzerland of Ohio

Editor, News-Register:The recent headline on your February 14th article in The Intelligencer about our district's choices was inflammatory and not accurate. Our district is at a critical point and we will continue to be upfront with consequences of future decisions, but we do not threaten.Our ...

Keep summer vacation on the school calendar

After attending the Ohio County Board of Education meeting (Monday) evening, I realize that this subject is not at all about making up days missed which has been expressed continually of great concern.It is about changing the school calendar.Here's a question for you: What is the plan if the ...

Growing federal debt is economic treason

The Federal Reserve Bank is a private, and partly foreign-owned enterprise worth more than $4.1 trillion in assets, that has usurped control of the economy and treasury.The "too big to fail" plutocrats will lend money to our profligates in Washington, while these politicians force you-the ...

Gun Manufacturer Does the Right Thing

Editor, News-Register:Editor,Kudos to Desert Tech, a Utah firearms manufacturing company that turned down a $15 million deal by refusing to sell high-tech arms to Pakistan. Their reason for turning down such a lucrative offer: the weapons could be used against U.S. troops. It's too bad that all ...

Keeping U.S. Out Of War With Iran

Editor, News-Register:As a voter who doesn't want another war, I am proud that Senators Rockefeller and Manchin have pushed back against a rush toward new sanctions in the Senate, which could sabotage the historic first-stepnuclear deal with Iran. I hope our senators will continue to push ...

Plastic Bottles the Real Pollution Problem

Editor, News-Register:Regarding the Jan. 12 article, "Spill A Blow To W. Va. Economy." As bad as it seems currently, the pollution caused by the chemical spill is relatively temporary. In a few weeks at most, it will be thoroughly diluted in the Ohio River and other streams. A much worse ...

We Must Stand Up Against EPA

Editor, News-Register:Although the law says it can only require utilities to use power generation technologies that have been "adequately demonstrated" and are available at a reasonable cost, the Environmental Protection Agency is pressing ahead with rules requiring that power companies use ...

Ohio County Property Tax Issue Important

Editor, News-Register:I commend Mike Myer, executive Eeditor, for taking a stand on the Ohio County tax levy rates as presented in his Sunday (Jan. 26) News-Register editorial. He is spot on in strongly suggesting that the taxing bodies take a hard look at reducing the levy rates in order to ...

Columnist’s Geography On Lake Questioned

Editor, News-Register:Living in Hancock county and reading Charles Rogerson's "State of Toxic Hell," I can't help but wonder how many untruths he told, because Little Blue Run Lake lies almost entirely in Pennsylvania with a small 10-acre or so spill over into Hancock County!Tim WalnohaWeirton

Don’t Allow Flaring Of Natural Gas

Editor, News-Register:Concerning "flaring" and "cracker race," maybe the states of West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania should quit allowing flaring and the cracker plant would come sooner and we would all be able to breathe easier.Joan EssigWheeling

Celebrate King’s Work Through Education

Editor, News-Register:Fifty years ago last Monday, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered for standing on the Lincoln Memorial delivering his most famous speech, "I Have A Dream," leading social reforms in America, and fighting for civil rights. King preached of equality based on character ...

War on Poverty Is Smart Economics

Editor, News-Register:I applaud Mr. Myer for using such ironclad and verifiable statistics such as "Look around at the number of 'help wanted' signs" to back up his bold assertions regarding poverty and the American desire for work. Unfortunately, Mr. Myer (an actual newspaper employee and not ...

Saving Lives With Sensible Gun Limits

Editor, News-Register:Why do we so easily shrug off mass shootings like those in Aurora or the school shooting that left 20 children dead and countless families with empty beds and even emptier hearts? We ask ourselves why people do it and often times we claim that they were insane and carry on ...

Thanks for Helping Deserving Children

Editor, News-Register:We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took the time to remember all of the special kids in the Pittsburgh Children's Hospital this Christmas. Because of the the generosity of so many special people and despite the shortened Christmas holiday season, ...

Patriot Athletes Earn Praise

Editor, News-Register:Recently, our family attended the Parkersburg South vs. Wheeling Park basketball game at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. We knew the game was about more than just hoops; it was a game to create awareness about a very rare condition called Friedreich's Ataxia.Our daughter, ...