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Letters to the Editor

Putting Children First in School

Editor, News-Register: There has been lots of disagreement over the question of whether our students (and our staff) are at greater risk of contracting and spreading the coronavirus given the Ohio County school board’s recent decision to reject their superintendent’s recommendation for ...

Teaching 9/11 to America

Editor, News-Register: Many years ago, in 2011, my students asked me about the terrorist attacks of September 11th. The class had a lot of questions about Al-Qaeda and Afghanistan. After I recommended reading “Reaping the Whirlwind” by Michael Griffen, the superintendent stopped by to ...

Restore Public Library Funding

Editor, News-Register: The Ohio County Board of Education confirmed a disastrous decision in the late spring to cripple the Ohio County Public Library with an immense cut to funding, going against a proud history of public support for this most honored of Wheeling’s public institutions. ...

New Historical Markers in City

Editor, News-Register: You might have noticed a greater number of historical highway markers around Wheeling recently. Mark Musilli and his crew from the West Virginia Division of Highways have been busy setting posts and affixing signs at the site of the old North Wheeling Hospital (two ...

DOH, Fix Local Roads, Please!

Editor, News-Register: Hey state highways workers! This is your friendly neighborhood taxpayer with a question: Why can’t you fix the road by Kroger — it wouldn’t take much to grind down the speed bumps that are there. If you don’t feel safe doing it in the daytime, do it at ...

Open Letter to Sen. Joe Manchin

Editor, News-Register: As an intern at The Borgen Project, a national nonprofit organization that works on making global poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy, I have been educated on the many benefits of sending aid to developing countries. Not only does it improve the global economy and ...