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Opinion

Testing High-Tech Cars in Real World

Editorials

Ever watch a commercial for a vehicle with lots of semi-autonomous features (cameras and lasers to detect lane lines, automatic braking ... that kind of thing), and think to yourself, “Well, that’s great in a city, but how would those cars work out here?” It seems as though any system ...

Getting a Feel For Electorate

Editorials

It is just as well that Monday night’s highly anticipated St. Clairsville City Council meeting proved to be something of an anticlimax. Council members had been slated to vote on a proposal to sell the municipal water and sewer systems to a private company, Aqua Ohio. But when the issue ...

Trumpeting Elk As an Attraction

Editorials

State officials hope reintroduction of elk to West Virginia will help the tourism industry. Initial indications are they are on the right track. A small herd of elk obtained from Kentucky and Arizona has been established in the wild in Logan County. This fall, state wildlife officials ...

Special Event Rules Needed

Editorials

Few methods of attracting people to a city’s downtown business district beat special events such as festivals and street fairs or entertainment. Steubenville City Council members understand that, but they also recognize simply throwing downtown streets open to all comers is not ...

Get Out, Vote In East Ohio

Editorials

Today’s election will include critical decisions to be made by many East Ohio voters. Several communities will be voting for mayors and council members. A substantial number of township trustee races are on the ballot, as are decisions on board of education members. In addition, a number ...

Diocese Right To Act Swiftly

Editorials

Ronald S. Burkhead, of Rayland, was arrested last week and charged with various offenses involving alleged sexual misconduct with a minor. Burkhead, 41, had been employed by the Buckeye Local school system as a traveling teacher who worked at various schools. After the arrest, Jefferson ...

Reauthorize Levy For Jefferson JVS

Editorials

One issue on the ballot Tuesday in East Ohio should be an easy call for voters. It is proposed renewal of a 1-mill tax levy for the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School. It is becoming increasingly clear that vocational education is a critical aspect of public schools. Residents of ...

Transparency Still Lacking

Editorials

Very, very few people receive $79,000 pay raises in a year. But Michael Bransfield, former bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, did, as our story on page one of today’s newspaper explains. Financial records obtained by the News-Register and The Intelligencer ...

Alleviate Isolation Of Wheeling Island

Editorials

For the obvious reason that it is surrounded by water, Wheeling Island is unique among the city’s neighborhoods. Closure of the historic Suspension Bridge at the same time a major bridge rehabilitation project is occurring on Interstate 70 presents a serious challenge to the island’s ...

Pats on the Back

Editorials

- To Youth Services System Inc. of Wheeling, for deciding to open its Winter Freeze Shelter on Nov. 15, a month earlier than normal, for women only. The decision was made because the Salvation Army shelter stopped accepting women. The YSS shelter will be open for both men and women on Dec. ...

More Real Investment in Our Communities Is Vital

Local Columns

Since becoming Wellsburg’s mayor in 2009, I’ve had the opportunity to visit and learn about cities in the Northern Panhandle and throughout the entire state of West Virginia as well. In that time, I’ve come to realize that what serves as one of the most significant challenges faced by ...

Veterans Day Observances Set in Cameron, Moundsville

Local Columns

Members of Cameron American Legion Post No. 18, along with Unit No. 18 Auxiliary and Sons of American Legion (SAL), and their families and invited guests will observe Veterans Day this Saturday with the annual banquet. Members of the Auxiliary will serve the banquet, which will begin at 5:30 ...

Taking Care Of The Kids

Local Columns

The most important comment made last week during a public meeting on education held at John Marshal High School in Glen Dale came from a resident of that community. He is Dr. James Wilson, and it is fortunate that he happens to be a member of the West Virginia Board of Education. Much of ...

Stop the Tax & Spend

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I’m sure you’ve heard and understand the saying “chickens coming home to roost.” What about “when it rains it pours?” Or “can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel?” Well, I’m here to tell you that all of the above, and more, are applicable to the ...

Dr. Merrick Praised

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I recently was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the Schiller Cancer Institute at the Wheeling Hospital after a biopsy by Dr Merrick. The other urologist that I went too before Dr Merrick did not find the cancer but my PSA kept increasing. Dr Merrick located and ...

Don’t Bring the Baby

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: On October 23, I attended the musical “Jersey Boys” at the Capitol Theatre. My ticket cost $68. I hadn’t seen the musical before, so I was really looking forward to a wonderful night of music. About 15 minutes into the musical during the dialogue, I heard a ...

Cummings Missed

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Teach Children More, Not Less

Editorials

Spending less time teaching students at a time when multiple indicators suggest we in the Mountain State are not educating many of them adequately does not make sense. Yet on Wednesday, state Board of Education President David Perry suggested that legislators should consider reducing the number ...

Handling Need For Foster Care

Editorials

Nearly 2% of the children under 18 years of age in West Virginia are in foster care. That is roughly three times the national rate, and it explains a lot about failings within our state’s foster care system. A lawsuit has been filed against the state Department of Health and Human ...

Understanding Bob Murray

Local Columns

I like Bob Murray. I respect him, too, even though in today’s politically correct climate, he has three strikes against him. He’s an old white male who runs a coal company and has supported Donald Trump. This week, his Murray Energy Corp. sought and received Chapter 11 bankruptcy ...