Letters to the Editor

Will of People Ignored

Editor, News-Register: Wheeling just had a sham election in which the people of Wheeling turned down construction of a new public service building. Now, council has totally disregarded the will of the people and voted to tax (council can call it a users’ fee, but it’s still a tax) the ...

Psychiatric Care Is Vital

Editor, News-Register: Seriously, no offense, but until you’ve been there, lived it, witnessed it, worked it, you have no clue. I’ve worked in mental health as a psych nurse for over 24 years, 20 of those years at OVMC Hillcrest. The devastating effect from the loss of mental health ...

City Programs Praised

Editor, News-Register: Just a brief note to extend our thanks to the city of Wheeling for providing such wonderful entertainment, such as Waterfront Wednesday and first and third Fridays. They are so well organized and enjoyed by all. We are not telling any secrets when we say we are all ...

Success Act Harmful to W.Va.

To the Editor Sen. Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, said West Virginians can take pride that the Legislature has devoted itself to improving our public education system. He says there is no doubt that our system is in desperate need of repair. The problem is that for many years now state ...

Boards, Commissions Praised

Editor, News-Register: The city of Wheeling has many boards and commissions that are staffed by volunteer citizens who serve without any type of compensation, and sometimes, more often than not, their service is taken for granted. I have no direct knowledge of the function and ...

Relay for Life Is About Hope

Why do I RELAY? No matter how many people you ask, you will continually get a different answer. WHY? Because every reason is VERY personal and heart-felt. Some participate to celebrate their favorite survivor, and others are there to help fund the research that will help them not lose any more ...

Police Officers Praised

Two of my sisters visited Wheeling and me recently. With so many negative things said about law enforcement officers in our country, we wanted to tell you about our wonderful Wheeling police officers. We were fortunate enough to get to see President Trump at his fundraiser in July. We had met ...

Intersection Dangerous

Editor, News-Register: I am writing this letter about the ridiculous way the Jefferson extension road goes from Moundsville onto Route 2. I have not talked to a single person that has not commented on how dangerous this intersection was designed. Recently, a car going south on Route 2 and was ...

Laughing Out Loud

Editor, News-Register: I find myself laughing a lot these days, mostly to myself — out loud. NO, this letter isn’t about roads, drug overdoses, the lack of adequate bathroom facilities for all genders in the building that serves as headquarters for our city’s finest, teachers’ ...

Barton VFD Grateful

Editor, News-Register: The Barton Volunteer Fire Department is pleased to announce another successful Polkafest held on July 14. The proceeds from this recent fundraiser will be used toward our goal of building a new fire station. We have many people to thank for our success. We wish to ...

Eyesore Is Cited

Editor, News-Register: I am writing this letter about a situation I see as I drive W.Va. 2 south at the 26th Street exit of the deplorable house standing by the new LaBelle Green apartment complex. Why didn’t Woda Co. purchase that property? A house with walls showing wallpaper torn off. ...

Trump Is Un-American

Editor, News-Register: At this time when Trump only wants to let only rich people into our country, we must remember our moral creed: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore...” This article of faith of the ...

Solve Flooding Problem

Editor, News-Register: Those of you who have followed my letters to the editor will recognize my disappointment in our city government. Not only in the current mayor and city council, but in the long-serving bureaucrats (department heads, and those aspiring to become one). My recent ...

Reading Club a Success

Editor, News-Register: I would like to express sincere thanks and gratitude to the library staff, volunteers, patrons, and community supporters who made our “Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Club at the Bellaire Public Library so successful this year. Our summer reading program ran ...

Partisanship Sickening

Editor, News-Register: August 1, 1966. Most have long ago forgotten that date, or its significance. It was the day a former United States Marine, after murdering his mother and his wife and heavily armed, climbed to the observation deck of the Main Building tower at the University of ...

Volunteers Merit Praise

Editor, News-Register: Recently when the Mississippi Queen docked in McMechen, I posted on Facebook about how the dock and road to it were built entirely by volunteers. I did not know the whole story, so my father, Earl Suter, took the time to provide me the information, so I can give ...

Stop the Madness

Editor, News-Register: PLEASE — STOP THE MADNESS ! NO ONE in their right mind, by any stretch of the imagination, would spend $534,000 for property that is worth only $61,000. Would you personally pay $534,000 for a new 2018 Ford F-150 Super Crew Cab Truck with a list price of ...

Morrisey Criticized

Editor, News-Register: “For Attorney General Morrisey to be talking about making the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese ‘transparent’ is like (name redacted) or (name redacted) talking about the ethics of their seedy profession in Wheeling’s glory days.” ­— an elderly janitor at ...

Put User Fee on Ballot

Editor, News-Register: I’ll make this short and sweet. Actually, when I completed this letter, I found it to be anything but short and sweet. But it is what it is, so let the letter begin. The proposed “user fee” that the honorable mayor and his city council are offering as a means ...

Downtown Wheeling In Disgraceful Condition

Editor, News-Register: Not having the opportunity to visit Wheeling in a while, it was with much dismay that out of the area friends and I on the way to the Italian Festival were witnesses to a disgraceful entry to the city! The old saw “You never get a second chance to make a first ...