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Letters to the Editor

Bridge Delays Criticized

Editor, News-Register: Regarding the front-page Spruce Street bridge story in the Sunday News Register: I find it interesting that the Division of Highways came up with a new list of excuses just as Kokosing Construction’s second self-imposed project completion deadline has passed. They ...

Benzene Is a Concern

Editor, News-Register: I wanted to make your readers aware of this new information on hand sanitizers. It seems that the Trump Administration is now allowing benzenes into the hand sanitizers. I’m unsure as to how this was approved as repeated benzene exposure is linked to cancer, and, at ...

Trump Abuses Power

Editor, News-Register: On June 1, on the order of the President of the United States, a mounted, military force unleashed flash-bang grenades, rubber bullets, and pepper spray on people who were conducting a protest march in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. For its entire duration, the ...

Sklavounakis Defended

Editor, News-Register: I would like to respond to a letter to you from Mr. Parsons regarding not voting for Jerry Sklavounakis. In his letter Mr. Parsons assumes Jerry has taken his stance to help other attorneys in Wheeling. Anyone who know Jerry knows he is far from a “yes” man who ...

What’s the Difference?

Editor, News-Register: This is a comment on science, NOT social justice, but who knew that all this time that gatherings of thousands of people, known as a protest, were safe as long as they were for a cause. States arrested hair stylists for defying stay-at- home orders. California even ...

He Should Say This

Editor, News-Register: The transforming speech in response to the police murder of George Floyd that Donald Trump should have been inspired to make is the following impromtu speech by Senator Robert F. Kennedy in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 4, 1968 in response to the murder of Dr. ...

Protecting Others

Editor, News-Register: I had occasion to shop at a location of a leading grocer at its Wheeling location the afternoon of Memorial Day. There was a line of customers waiting to enter. None were six feet apart from the others and there were no markings on the pavement nor any employee on ...

Letters About Epidemic

Editor, News-Register: Letter to the children: I know what you’re going through. I know it can send you in spiraling circles. I know you may feel sad and happy at the same time. And most of all, you may feel anxious. Anxious that your whole life changed. You might remember that day. ...

Help ‘Home of the Brave’

Editor, News-Register: As usual, the Ohio Valley stepped forward to support our own. The “Home of The Brave” project has been a great success thanks to the hundreds who have donated and displayed signs. The volunteers have made numerous comfort food deliveries with more to go. While ...

Elliott Re-Election Urged

Editor, News-Register: I am writing to endorse the candidacy of Mayor Glenn Elliott for reelection as mayor of our city of Wheeling. Except for stints away as a student at Notre Dame, class of 1951; military service, USAF 1951-57; the Peace Corps, 1987-90; two months as a volunteer with ...

Expanding Broadband

Editor, News-Register: There are now 40 million people out of work. Social distancing, which we need to keep the coronavirus from spreading, is going to make it hard to open up businesses and factories and get those jobs back. That’s an unfortunate fact. If this turns into an enormous ...

Get Priorities Straight

Editor, News-Register: To returning members and new members of City Council, I seem to be reading about our roads and streets being repaired. Where? I seem to be driving over poor roads and streets everytime I go anywhere. And as to getting after dilapidated property owners, why isn’t the ...

Don’t Back Sklavounakis

Editor, News-Register: I have read two letters printed in the newspaper by some of my neighbors and I must disagree with them. Please vote for anyone but Jerry Sklavounakis for city council because he clearly has a vested interest. Sklavounakis seems to ONLY care about the project that will ...

Political Spectrum Cited

Editor, News-Register: Here is an anatomy of a far-left leaning liberal Democratic socialist agenda-seeking letter to the editor of this newspaper: Richard Hord, of Martins Ferry, responded here in writing to a letter that I had written a week earlier in which I stated that I believe that ...

Where Are Our Rights?

Editor, News-Register: Where are our rights in the city of Wheeling? During the past four years it doesn’t seem our voices and our rights being heard in this city. When Brian Wilson, city councilman, vacated his seat, we were not given our rights to vote for Wilson’s replacement. ...

Has Nation Changed?

Editor, News-Register: Some of us gave years of our lives serving in the U.S. military. Some of us engaged in combat on the land, on the sea, in the air. Some died on the land, on the sea, in the air. All of this sacrifice was for the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Are we ...

Vote for Sklavounakis

Editor, News-Register: I’ve been a resident of Woodsdale for 50 years. The main reason my husband and I selected our house in Edgwood was because of the appeal of the beautiful and varied surroundings. Our neighborhood has always been well-maintained with tree-lined streets, some trees ...

GC&P Plan Criticized

Editor, News-Register: Any local residents interested in preserving Wheeling’s environment and ecology should log into “www.wheelingwv.gov/gcp,” which is the Wheeling Planning Commission website. All of the public emails concerning GC&P Development are posted there. Believe me, ...

Keep Tammie Beagle

Editor, News-Register: Many changes have taken place in the first half of 2020 — most of which have been purely terrible. One of which is the termination of a beloved professor at West Liberty University, Tammie Beagle. Tammie was an assistant professor in the Department of ...

Hospital Staff Praised

Editor, News-Register: Over the past year, I’ve been treated for a basal cell carcinoma on the side of my nose/face. For starters, don’t let anyone tell you it’s just a “basal” and please, please use sunscreen. This past March, while in the process of the reconstruction of my ...