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Letters to the Editor

Fight for Your Kid’s Education

Editor, News-Register: If you are tired in Ohio County of your kids spending hours at home staring uselessly into a computer screen under the latest version of “remote learning” from Ohio County Schools, you parents need to start speaking up. Staying silent is no longer an option. Think ...

True Reflection Needed on Riot

Editor, News-Register: As a woman of faith, I watched the storming of the Capitol building as it unfolded with a mixture of disbelief, horror, and sadness. As I watched, one thought would not go away — what if they had been Black? In your January 11 “Reporter’s Notebook” editorial, ...

GREY2K Responds

Editor, News-Register: I was disappointed to see Senator Ryan Weld misrepresent the work of my nonprofit organization when it comes to greyhound adoption. As a matter of fact, we have provided more than $250,000 to greyhound adoption groups since 2018, and are likely the largest funder ...

Trump Did His Job

Editor, News-Register: I am one of the 72,351,000 chumps or deplorables who voted for Donald Trump, and why shouldn’t I? He has done his job as president. He did what he said and he said what he did. Now there are questions dealing with voter fraud, and the other side wants him to ...

Excited, Not Euphoric

Editor, News-Register: The dictionary defines the word “excited” this way: “having, showing or characterized by a heightened state of energy, enthusiasm, eagerness, etc.; feeling or showing excitement.” After the recent meeting of a labor caucus in the United States Congress, some ...

Bridges a Concern

Editor, News-Register: I am most curious as to what may be the future status of the historic Aetnaville Bridge, also known as the Georgia Street Bridge, which originally opened in 1891, connecting Aetnaville, Ohio, with Wheeling Island, West Virginia over the Ohio River. The bridge was ...

Sly Is Not Falling

Editor, News-Register: Via TV, I watched electors from the Electoral College cast votes in each state. It is heartening to me that the electors stood their ground and are performing their duties as they are sworn to do. Many electors had to have police escorts and vote in undisclosed ...

Thanks for Wearing Masks

Editor, News-Register: Thank you for continuing to wear your mask during this horrible plague of the coronavirus. By doing so, you are helping a number of senior citizens and those with special medical conditions to remain healthy and to continue to live on this earth. Perhaps, like me, ...

Preventing Use of Tobacco

Editor, News-Register: As a grandparent, I am concerned about the skyrocketing youth tobacco use rates. More than one in five high schoolers now use e-cigarettes. And we know that kids who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try conventional cigarettes. But there is good news: We know how ...

Trump Should Concede

Editor, News-Register: As a result of the November presidential election in which former vice-president Joe Biden garnered 306 electoral votes, defeating convincingly the 232 electoral votes of current President Donald Trump, Mr. Biden has earned the title of president-elect. Coincidentally, ...

Councilman Criticized

Editor, News-Register: Jerry Sklavounakis Ward 4 Wheeling City Council member, voted for the medical complex. He states, “... that the property owner, it’s for his son.” Jerry what about the entire community of this area? Since when does a doctor need daddy to foot his ...

What Pro-Lifers Do

Editor, News-Register: The pro- life movement involves serving families and the community in a variety of ways. First and foremost, the pro-life movement is active in protecting all life, no matter the size, the age, or the degree of dependency. This letter will deal specifically with the ...

Return on Investment?

Editor, News-Register: The kids are going to be out of school for weeks, if not months. Over half the students at the high school level are disengaged from remote learning and not participating in synchronous instruction. Ohio County Schools has instituted no accountability for synchronous ...

Will It Be ‘Trump Flu?’

Editor, News-Register: With the pending appointment of John Kerry for “climate czar,” a thought came to me. How long will it take the liberals to refer to the China, COVID-19, or whatever name one prefers to start calling the present virus “THE TRUMP FLU?” For those of you who ...

Bransfield Sinned

Editor, News-Register: I’m not a Catholic but my son-in-law is. My daughter is not, but they chose to raise their three children as Catholics. They were appalled, as I was, when I told them what has been in the paper about Michael Bransfield. Never once have I read that he ever ...

Poisoning Minds

Editor, News-Register: The Sunday News-Register on Oct. 4 printed a commentary by Charles Rogerson, an English professor at West Virginia Northern Community College. Rogerson refers to President Trump as “the champion of white supremacy,” further stating that Trump plays golf, a ...

People Have Spoken

Editor, News-Register: The American people have spoken clearly. We’ll have a better president in January. The electoral college victory is clear, and the popular vote margin is in the millions. I have no great love for Joe Biden. He is a normal politician with the normal issues. We will ...

Safeguarding Others

Editor, News-Register: I just read the front page morning news regarding the overworked staff at the Marshall County Health Department. It brought tears of both sadness and anger at the echoing complaint by these “saints” who are trying to take care of us. I speak for them when I say, ...

Who Will Prevail?

Editor, News-Register: The conflict rages over what will be the very nature of the election process whereby leadership — executive, legislative, and judicial — is determined in this Republic under God. Or is it to be a secular democracy that was utterly rejected by the founders of ...

Say No to Project

Editor, News-Register: Regarding the Washington Avenue Medical Complex proposal: This project manifests abuse of ZONING POWER. It follows in Bransfield’s footsteps, who initiated destroying a valuable part of our community — the Washington Avenue neighborhood. He demolished ...