Opinion

Pine Grove Needs Help From State

Editorials

What does a municipal official do if his or her town stinks — literally? Ask Pine Grove Mayor Barbara King and members of her city council. As we have been reporting since last year, Pine Grove has extremely serious problems with its sewerage system. For many months, some residents have ...

PSC Right to Think About Consumers

Editorials

West Virginia’s Public Service Commission was absolutely right to reject a proposal by Appalachian Power to buy two wind farms and have Mountain State consumers foot the bill. Our state already has paid dearly for the misguided national campaign against relatively low-priced electricity ...

Disciplining Young Children in Schools

Editorials

Ohio state senators have approved a bill banning public schools from sending young children into out-of-school suspensions for commiting minor infractions. Is such a law really needed? Judge for yourself: During the past two years, about 35,000 Ohio elementary school students have been ...

Pats on the Back:

Editorials

∫ To St. Clairsville Police Officer T.J. Weyand, for his role in saving a 70-year-old woman from a fire at her home last week. And to the unidentified passerby who attempted to alert the woman of the blaze. ∫ To the Snapchat social media user who got involved after seeing videos ...

New Law Will Help Banks Serve Communities

Local Columns

For those who feared that partisanship and politics always trumps policy in Washington, I have good news! Thanks to the power of grassroots advocacy and the support of pro-community bank elected officials, including every member of our West Virginia Congressional delegation (Sens. Capito ...

Senior Citizens Center May Have Major Upgrade in Store

Local Columns

Some 40 years ago members of the Mound City Senior Satellite wanted to build a structure of their own and began holding events such as bake sales, dinners, and a variety of other fundraisers. As it turned out, finding a new location which would meet all the needs without putting the ...

What’s Wrong With Us?

Local Columns

What’s wrong in America? Try this: There’s a new video game called “Active Shooter.” It allows participants to pretend they are armed assailants who have invaded schools. I’m not certain how score is kept. Perhaps by the number of children “shot.” When word about the game ...

Retiring Firefighter, Police Officer Sign Off for Last Time

Local Columns

Last call for firefighter City Editor Matt Saxton was putting the Saturday paper to bed Friday when Ohio County 911 was doing its 10 p.m. radio test. Radio tests or roll calls happen every night, so he and the staff usually tune them out. But it became obvious quickly that Friday’s test was ...

Ogden Race Example Of Good News in Area

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Having participated for a number of years in the Ogden race, I cannot express my thanks enough to the paper and sponsors and volunteers who come together and make this race possible. Their efforts can not be fully appreciated! How many people may have started ...

Trail Partners Are Grateful for Support

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Ohio Valley Trail Partners wish to offer a very heartfelt thank-you to all the wonderful riders, volunteers, sponsors, donors, Wheeling Police and Fire Department participants who helped make our 12th annual Wheeling Heritage Trail Bicycle Tour a ...

Make Use of Your Rights As American Citizens

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: The foundation of any democracy is in the hands of its citizens. When our new nation, the United States of America, after getting rid of English rule, set up a democratic system of government, it gave its citizens the right to have a say in the running of that ...

Electric Customers Ought to Get Lower Bills

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: The article about AEP wanting to raise electric rates prompted me to write this letter. AEP’s request, I believe is ridiculous. AEP wants a rate increase because because customers are using less electricity? If the customers are using less electricity then that ...

Seniors’ Group Says No to Two-Way Traffic

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I am a member of Wheeling AARP 824. At a recent luncheon/meeting, the vice mayor was our guest speaker. Seventy-five active members attended that day. When the vice mayor asked if we had questions, it was put to the floor of why the two-way traffic is even being ...

Wheeling Hospital Staff Thanked for Their Care

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: On March 8 I had a serious medical problem. My friend rushed me to the emergency room at Wheeling Hospital. The energency room did tests and deduced the problem under the eyes of Dr. Shinn, my doctor. They admitted me on the 6th floor. I just wanted to thank all ...

Remembering Service, Life of Robert Kennedy

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: As June 6, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic death of a truly great American, Robert Francis Kennedy (1925-1968), I would like to commemorate his sad passing by recollecting his wonderful life and outstanding career in service to our nation. Mr. ...

Editorial on Sugar Prices Is Criticized

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: The May 29 editorial about sugar policy was poorly researched and incorrect. In it, you blame U.S. sugar prices for the demise of the New England Confectionary Co. and state: “Whether a buyer can be found to resuscitate the company is in question.” It’s not ...

Get Medicinal Marijuana Right

Editorials

Ohioans who enjoy tomatoes, potatoes, corn and other produce out of their own gardens may not be the only people hoping for a good growing season this year. There is that marijuana crop about which to worry. Buckeye State residents suffering from more than 20 medical conditions are ...

Why Was ‘Pause’ So Lengthy?

Local Columns

Your home has been destroyed in a flash flood. Your family needs help, desperately. Because enough people were affected by the disaster, federal aid is available. You apply for some money. You wait, wait some more, make a few phone calls and are told to be patient. Then you find out that ...

Mistake Not Cause To Expel Student

Editorials

A Paden City High School student did something really stupid on Tuesday. He should not be expelled from school for it. As we reported, another student noticed the butt of a shotgun behind the seat of a pick-up truck on school property. Quite properly, that youngster told the school resource ...

Kicking Off My Shoes

Local Columns

I just read a startling piece of information. Some might call it trivia and it may be a question on “Jeopardy!” some day. It seems that 55 percent of U.S. workers fail to use all of their allotted vacation time each year. My question is why? If you are fortunate enough to have a job that ...