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Letters to the Editor

Wheeling Council Faces Important Vote on Bank Zone Change

Editor, News-Register, I recently attended a city council meeting, and was reminded of the wide variety of tough decisions that our local elected officials all are called on to make regularly. As an elected official myself, there are times when I have struggled to understand which choice is ...

Here’s a Scorecard:

Editor, News-Register: When in doubt, go shopping. That seems to be the wife’s answer to any problems, perceived or real. That also seems to be the mayor and city council’s philosophy, when you look at their history since being elected to office. It almost took an act of God to get ...

Approve Zone Change

Editor, News-Register: As a resident of Wheeling and specifically the 5th Ward, I support, and hope that City Council will support, the proposed zone change for 1154 National Road. I grew up in Wheeling and spent many summer days and nights biking from my small neighborhood to play with my ...

Some ‘Faithful to the End’

Editor, News-Register: Readers, how many of you are as nauseated as I to read the numerous hollow platitudes from Wheeling Hospital, including the new CEO stating OVGH/OVMC’s history? Of course, it was never mentioned that in the early 80s, Wheeling Hospital’s nefarious deal with an ...

Car Club Grateful

Editor, News-Register: The officers and members of the Ohio Valley Street Survivors Car Club would like to thank the attached list of sponsors for their help in making the 27th Oglebay Good Zoo Car, Truck, Motorcycle and Tractor Show the success that it was. Because of the businesses that ...

GC&P Proposal Questioned

Editor, News-Register: Good day, Wheeling. For some this will be a “Who does he think HE is?” letter and others will ask, “If he cares so much why did he move away after graduating from Triadelphia and attending WVU”? Well the answers are: one who saw it coming, and one who still ...

Actions Were Treason

Editor, News-Register: Not since the Civil War! Six Hundred and Twenty Thousand. That is the estimated death toll from the Civil War. It amounted, at the time, to 2% of the United States population. The Civil War was the result of a house divided. The fact that President Abraham Lincoln ...

Stamp Out Bigotry

Editor, News-Register: The United States has been a nation of and for refugees and for economic migrants for the entirety of its existence and for almost two centuries before it became an independent country. My own ancestors arrived in colonial Philadelphia as economic migrants in the ...

Preserve Old Church

Editor, News-Register: I am a New York City architect. I often return to Wheeling roots. 1154 National Road is a magnificent architectural treasure that needs to be preserved and re-purposed, not replaced with “hamburger strip” architecture from Anywhere, USA. Standard commercial ...

Public Schools Harmed

Editor, News-Register: In his op-ed circulated around the state of West Virginia, Senator 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 ...

Electing New Leaders

Editor, News-Register: Reality check! Talking about hedging your bets. The administration is now saying that, “Oh, well, we’re not settled on the 19th St. property.” That’s after they received some flak about the outrageous cost ($500,000-plus) they said they were going to pay for a ...

Move Reuther Statue

Editor, News-Register: I write again to comment on the location of the Walter Reuther statue at Heritage Port. I think it was an insult to the man and his legacy to hide him back there behind those bushes with his back to the city he put on the map. Walter Reuther was the ablest and most ...

Common-Sense Ideas

Editor, News-Register: I have sat with some of my friends who have some common sense and discussed Wheeling’s situation of needing new facilities and how our so-called leaders that have been elected for their knowledge and expertise can’t seem to come up with a solution that won’t ...

Opinions Won’t Change

Editor, News-Register: This is in response to a letter to the editor published on Aug. 22 and headlined, “Be a Stand-up President.” Well, Mr. Bryant, you sure told us like it is and you pulled no punches when it comes to how you feel about Trump. We now know he is everything from a ...

‘Draining Swamp?’

It appears that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican, Kentucky) has recently earned the moniker “Moscow Mitch” for his denial, essentially, of all facts provided by our highly respected intelligence officials that Russia, without question, was heavily involved in attempting to ...

Regulating Firearms

Mike Myer’s column of August 19 is way off base. While the reality of the number of “assault rifles” already in the country may be sadly correct, the premise that there is nothing to be done is incorrect. You cited the strict control of the 638,000 fully automatic machine guns owned ...

Transparency Essential

Editor, News-Register: America is already great. We could solve most of our issues virtually immediately. The issue constraining society from correcting itself is that we, as Americans, are more concerned with what it looks like than what it is. When speaking truth to power, if you disrobe ...

User Fee Criticized

Well, what did people expect? We got the user fee even though majority of people are against it or wanted it put on hold. The ones who voted it in were going to pass it come h--- or high water. Now we are going to experience big expenses from Washington Ave. bridge, plus loss of taxes and fees ...

Being Railroaded

Editor, News-Register: I am a concerned St. Clairsville resident who feels that we are being railroaded into giving up control of our water system by members of our local government. Aqua Water Systems from the Youngstown area was the lone bidder when our city manager advertised for ...

Change With the Times

Editor, News-Register: “The City is strong and growing stronger,” read the headline quoting the mayor at his State of the City address on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019. From where I’m sitting and what I’ve observed over the last six months, I don’t think that’s an accurate ...