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Letters to the Editor

Cummings Missed

Editor, News-Register: I was saddened as well as shocked to learn of the recent passing of a true American icon, Congressman Elijah Cummings, a Democrat by party affiliation, who represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, which includes much of the city of Baltimore. He had ...

Keep Amateur Sports

Editor, News-Register: Amateur sports! I don’t know about you, but I’m getting fed up with some of the ridiculous off- the-wall proposals that are not only being openly discussed, but in some cases being enacted into law. Take for example the recent legislation passed in California, ...

Enforce Speed Limit

Editor, News-Register: Over the last few months, starting with the coal mining under I-70, the amount of large truck traffic has increased dramatically on Route 40. With the construction nightmare in the next few years constricting the major East/West route, it will only get worse. It’s ...

Putting Country First

Editor, News-Register: President Donald Trump cited his “great and unmatched wisdom” — the actual words he used in describing his recent order for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria. The troops had been in support of our loyal allies, the Kurds, as members of the Syrian ...

Resolve Traffic Woes

Editor, News-Register: Returning from a month-long. 5,000-plus mile journey out west and back, I came home to a massive, and I mean a massive, parking lot on I-70 west bound. I immediately assumed that there was a serious traffic accident, possibly on Two-Mile Hill, but came to find out the ...

Auxiliary Defeated? Never

Editor, News-Register: It was with great shock and surprise to read in the editor’s note of the article titled, “A History of Ohio Valley Medical Center” (Sunday, Sept. 29) that, “The auxiliary disbanded after OVMC was purchased by Alecto Healthcare Services as a for-profit hospital ...

House Sale Criticized

Editor, News-Register: The Catholic Diocese did an underhand backdoor deal by selling the former Bishop’s residence plus 12 acres of land for $1.2 million when according to Ohio County assessor office records value it at 20% more. The money will supposedly go to a special fund to assist ...

Let’s Make a Deal

Editor, News-Register: I was shocked to read the article in Wednesday’s News-Register about CAMC (Charleston Area Medical Center) notifying the Health Plan that they will be terminating their contract with them in December of this year. For the record, let me state, I do not have any ...

Words, Actions Cited

Editor, News-Register: President Trump’s verbiage and deportment continue to be somewhat troubling and, at times, a bit bizarre — he recently referred to himself as “the chosen one” while lifting his eyes skyward and, also, incredibly, as “the king of Israel.” At the same time, ...

Collect Tolls At the Bridge

Editor, News-Register: The state of West Virginia has closed the landmark 170-year-old suspension bridge due to fear that it can’t enforce the 2-ton weight limit, and excessive traffic from the impending construction on the Fort Henry bridge might just cause it to collapse into the Ohio ...

Sanitation Crews Praised

Editor, News-Register: Just slightly over seven years ago, I left Wheeling to pursue employment opportunities that were not available in my hometown. As a native Wheelingite, I was acutely aware of the myriad advantages of living in the Northern Panhandle — particularly the support ...

Doctor Facing Life in Prison for Thousands of Opioid Doses

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — By the time drug enforcement agents swooped into his small medical office in Martinsville, Virginia, in 2017, Dr. Joel Smithers had prescribed about a half a million doses of highly addictive opioids in two years. Patients from five states drove hundreds of miles to see ...

Let’s Leave W.Va.

Editor, News-Register: The Northern Panhandle of WV seems to have been forgotten by our state dept. of highways until something major happens, like the complete disrepair and maintenance of both I-70 and Rt 40. Now we have a another dilemma because the 100- year-old wall and sidewalk up ...

Maintain Zoning

Editor, News-Register: Residential zoned sections of the Wheeling community are deemed residential for people in this city, to establish, augment, improve, invest and raise their children in a safe healthy place, thus an asset and investment for Wheeling. Business zoned districts are for ...

Support Ferguson

Editor, News-Register: As we go through the year we celebrate a few holidays that focus on our national identity. Foremost, is probably July 4th, or more accurately referred to as Independence Day. Many do not know, because they have not been taught, that this past Tuesday, September ...

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 ...