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Letters to the Editor

Italian Festival Success For Sons of Italy

Editor, News-Register: The Bellaire Sons of Italy participated for the 37th consecutive year in the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival by selling over a ton and a half of its “famous” sausage sandwich. We are very proud to announce that we had another VERY successful year. This ...

Listen to Mueller

Editor, News-Register: Wednesday, at a fundraiser in my hometown of Wheeling, West Virginia, President Trump described Robert Mueller’s testimony before the House of Representatives this way: “I wouldn’t say that performance was too good.” Anyone who follows the president’s ...

Meetings Must Be Open

Editor, News-Register: Unanimous! To this casual observer, and based on news stories and not actual attendance, it seems that City Council votes are almost always UNANIMOUS. When I have attended a council meeting, which is rare, I’ve noted little or no discussion on the matters to be ...

Cracker a Nightmare

Editor, News-Register: Regarding the cracker plant, the author of a 7/19/19 editorial wrote, “it will be the most important economic development activity in decades for our area.” Will it, though? The Beaver County cracker plant employs 6,000 people for construction of the facility. ...

Enough Is Enough

Editor, News-Register: Even though voters disapproved a levy for a municipal building, it looks like city officials are going to give it to us anyway, through a user fee which will hit hard for a lot of people. Why can’t they just listen to the will of people? On top of that they ...

Supplement Praised

Editor, News-Register: I would like to commend Wheeling Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register on the supplement to Sunday’s paper, June 30, 2019. What a wonderful collection of pictures and articles on Wheeling. Heather Ziegler, Linda Comins on their content to help mark 250 years of ...

Give Francona Credit

Editor, News-Register: As a long-time fan of the Cleveland Indians, I must say that I have been very impressed and quite pleased by the team’s on-field performance to date in the current 2019 Major League Baseball season. As the tribe at this writing enjoyed a 50-38 win-loss record, as of ...

Give Me the Free Stuff

Editor, News-Register: You have to plan! Plan A: If the Republicans win the elections, status quo. Plan B: If Democrats win the elections and pass the policies they have been advocating, there are several questions that the average American citizen should ponder. With the open ...

New Buildings Unwise

Editor, News-Register: Moving on to a subject that I’ve written about in past letters. You’ve probably heard the saying “no use to beat a dead horse” or something to that effect. Well, that was the position I took after the city administration seemed to shelve the desire to build a ...

VA Official Responds

Editor, News-Register: The Intelligencer’s July 7 editorial, “U.S. Vets Agency Shirks Duty Again,” makes the false claim that the federal government is somehow hiding information about how veterans can get transportation to and from VA hospitals and clinics. In reality, the VA ...

You Can Fool Some …

Editor, News-Register: Trust Us! Somewhere in my memory banks I recall the following being promised “a chicken in every pot, and a car in every garage,” and, “Government Of, By, and For the People…not the monied interests.” The first quote was by Herbert Hoover (1928), and the ...

Views Seem Different

Editor, News-Register: If congressional Democrats and the media had cared so much about the air traffic controllers (all American tax-paying citizens) during their “illegal “ strike in the 1980s as they do about those wanting to enter the U.S. “illegally” now, Reagan might have ...

Potter Should Apologize

Editor, News-Register: I was appalled to read that the WV GOP Chairwoman, Melody Potter, applauded a fellow Republican state senator’s call for intolerance against members of the LGBTQ community. I expect more of all West Virginians than this, and especially of someone in a position of ...

Explaining Injection Wells

Editor, News-Register: This is in response to the July 6 letter in The Intelligencer regarding injection wells in Belmont County. I believe misinformation was intentionally portrayed, and it is obvious that education on this topic is needed. First off, fluids being injected into Class II ...

Really Reforming the Church

Editor, News-Register: Archbishop Lori recently gave an interview to The Intelligencer, and I praise the paper for providing him the space to explain the church’s problems. The content of that interview; however, makes clear that there is no need for anyone to listen to him any more. ...

Dangerous Intersection Condition Being Ignored

Editor, News-Register: I am writing this letter about the ridiculous way the Jefferson extension road goes from Moundsville onto Route 2. I have not talked to a single person that has not commented on how dangerous this intersection was designed. This past week a car going south on Route 2 ...

Need for Traffic Cameras Defended

Editor, News-Register: In reference to the commentary by Bob Barr on May 29 regarding “putting brakes on stop light cameras,” did he get a ticket for violating a traffic light, or was he exposed on camera? Or possibly had to pay fine or go to court. Well if he did, I’m sure he ...

Police Protection Needs Improved in D.C.

Editor, News-Register: Where were the police? That’s the question we ought to be asking about what happened to a group of Kentucky high school students in Washington D.C. after the pro-life march. Why wasn’t the police department conducting better patrol of Washington hot spots? ...

Everyone’s in a Hurry

Editor, News-Register: I find myself laughing a lot these days, mostly to myself — out loud. NO, this letter isn’t about roads, drug overdoses, the lack of adequate bathroom facilities for all genders in the building that serves as headquarters for our city’s finest, teachers’ ...

Downtown Conditions Are Bemoaned

Editor, News-Register: How is the trip downtown? We dodged potholes, looked east and west for a store to shop at. We pulled into a meter spot, hoping to get back before the meter expires. Can’t afford a $10 ticket. Left town after lunch at one of the limited amount of restaurants we do ...