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Letters to the Editor

It’s Time to Apologize

Editor, News-Register: After nine long months waiting for disgraced Wheeling-Charleston Catholic Diocese Bishop Michael Bransfield to apologize and receive his punishment and pentance, Wheeling Hospital just announced, “we’re broke.” The bishop orchestrated the deceit and fraud at ...

Eliminate FICA Taxes

Editor, News-Register: We should eliminate FICA taxes. FICA tax encumbers production because it makes the more expensive! When you purchase a widget for $100 the cost includes recovery of the 7.5% FICA that the retailer must pay to Uncle Sam for his total payroll. It also includes ...

Defend Our Principles

Editor, News-Register: As I sit here in my backyard on this beautiful July morning, I have a rush of thoughts that have come to mind. In the six decades that I have been on this Earth I have, from afar, witnessed the happenings in this world. As I reflect on these things, I notice that my ...

There’s Good News

Editor, News-Register: Almost all of the time the national news about the environment greatly depresses me, especially the news of Trump continuously taking a wrecking ball to our fragile environment. Trump has unleashed an unprecedented assault on our environment and the health of ...

Buy American Food

Editor, News-Register: My military experience has taught me two very important things. In a global economy, no country should ever want foreign powers to have influence over the access to food or energy. Right now, we are seeing this lesson play-out right here in America during this ...

Practice Forgiveness

Editor, News-Register: Where is forgiveness? Senator Robert Byrd admitted his mistake, apologized for it, then turned 360 degrees to work diligently and effectively for civil rights. When he came to the Senate in 1959, only 19 of the 534 Congressional offices were integrated. His office was ...

More Patrols Sought

Editor, News-Register: I support the safety forces of the Wheeling Police Department. I also support the safety of those who walk the waterfront at the trail. With the virus conditions that cause the WesBanco Arena and the Capitol Theater to be idle, it brings those who don’t live in the ...

He Wasn’t Young in 1964

Editor, News-Register: A letter last week referred to the author’s disagreement with Bethany College’s removal of Robert C. Byrd’s name from the Student Health Center because he had learned and repented for his racist sins of the past. But let’s not forget that while senator, Robert ...

Don’t Honor the Rebels

Editor, News-Register: Personally, I feel it most appropriate that monuments honoring those individuals who took up arms against our great nation in the American Civil War, also known as the War Between the Stats, from 1861-65, as members of the Confederate States of America. Such actions ...

Trump Harming Nation

Editor, News-Register: With constant, dangerous hissy fit tweets — based on ignorance and self-serving bravado — Donald Trump is doing grave harm to America and the world. Trump is using the power of the Presidency to wield a wrecking ball to the W.H.O. (World Health Organization); ...

Democrats Betrayed

Editor, News-Register: Open letter to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice: Dear Governor Justice: I have watched your daily briefings for the past three months for updated information on the state of COVID-19 in West Virginia. During those briefings you have often mentioned your ...

Giving the Money Back

Editor, News-Register: Bethany College and other politikally korrect institutions will want to complete their purification by returning all funds and other benefits that accrued to them because of Sen. Robert Byrd. I just KNOW they will. After all, they’re not hypocrites or ...

What’s the Plan?

Editor, News-Register: Mike Myer’s column on May 31 commented on the known COVID-19 and what to do. How about the unknown? Climate change will kill millions in due time. What’s your strategy, — or are you a climate change denier until the dead begin to pile up? Steve ...

Ideas for Government

Editor, News-Register: I have a big wish: When are the American people going to wake up and see what this country is coming to? 1. Now is the time to get all of these old people out of office and put some new ideas in for people to vote on. 2. Bring back the draft board. 3. Put an ...

Recognizing Redemption

Editor, News-Register: While I support removal of Confederate Monuments around the country, and strongly support The Black Lives Matter movement, I don’t agree with Bethany College’s removal of Robert C. Byrd’s name from the Student Health Center. I personally worked with Senator ...

Good for ‘Cookie Lil’!

Editor, News-Register: With all that is going on today, I would like to tell you about a special person who makes life better in our area. Her name is Lillian Payne. I call her “Cookie Lil.” She is a widow with married children. She loves to cook and bake. She will call her ...

Pros Outweighed Cons

Editor, News-Register: An open letter to the trustees of Bethany College: PROS of ROBERT C. BYRD 1937 — valedictorian of high school class. 1946 — elected to the WV House of Delegates. 1950 — elected to WV Senate. 1952 — elected to U.S. House of ...

Yearning for Better

Editor, News-Register: I yearn for a president who is not devoid of honor. I yearn for a president who has integrity. I yearn for a president who doesn’t lie as easily and readily as he breathes. I yearn for a president who gets his information from books, journals and briefing papers ...

Stay Healthy, Anyway

Editor, News-Register: “Wearing that mask isn’t good for you,” said the mail voice behind me. “Why are you wearing that? It’s not good for you,” persists the voice. “To protect you and others,” I respond. “Well, I did a lot of research on this and the whole damn ...

Be Careful With Tree

Editor, News-Register: Regarding the small park added at the base of the “Witness Tree” at Monument Place, I was pleased to see that the tree was not totally removed but I want to caution people that adding material around the base of a tree like this is not recommended. Tree roots lie ...