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Opinion

Helping Those Who Serve the Neediest

Editorials

For many Ohio seniors, the past year has been frightening in more ways than one. For those who relied on outside support to get healthy meals every day, the service has been a life-saver. Their need has not ended, of course. In some ways, it is as significant as ever. But the Ohio Controlling ...

Don’t Leave W.Va. Behind With Coal

Editorials

A study conducted by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at West Virginia University, but commissioned by the West Virginia Coal Association, suggests the coal industry and coal-fired power plants are still a significant player in the state’s economy. It showed mining and ...

Some Mountaineer Spirit Could Be Helpful

Local Columns

With the end of the 2021 legislative session, I’ve seen the usual outcries from people, particularly my age or younger, wishing to leave West Virginia over this bill or that bill. Inevitably, there are a handful of bills that raise the ire of young people that make it across the finish line ...

Capitol Police Should Explain Jan. 6 Events

Editorials

For months, many have wondered what in the world was going on with law enforcement at the U.S. Capitol Complex that would have allowed the Jan. 6 breach. Last week, we got some insight. In a radio transmission heard by members of the House Administration Committee, a U.S. Capitol Police ...

COVID-19 Still Lurking in W.Va.

Editorials

If you had trouble keeping track of all the executive orders issued by Gov. Jim Justice during the pandemic — 91 of them — you are not alone. But the governor has made an effort to clean all that up, and last week issued a new order that canceled some of the outdated orders while clarifying ...

Diversify Workforce In the Mountain State

Editorials

Some of those who have read the news about unemployment rates dropping and business booming — even right here in West Virginia — might be forgiven for wondering when the rebound will reach them. According to the numbers, our state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has dropped ...

Park’s Day of Champions

Editorials

Six Wheeling Park High School students marked an amazing feat last Tuesday, as they were crowned individual state champions. It started Tuesday morning in Morgantown, when junior Owen Leary captured the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle titles at the West Virginia State Swimming Championships. ...

Seidler Cleaning Up Island

Editorials

We have to give Wheeling City Councilman Ben Seidler credit for his continued efforts to clean up Wheeling Island. Last week, city crews removed tons of trash and junk following a weekend effort led by Seidler and others. “Conditions on Wheeling Island, prior to this cleanup event, were ...

Give Me The ’70s

Local Columns

It only takes one line or a few musical notes and wham, I’m hurled back in time. At least that’s what happens to me when I hear a song from yesteryear. Maybe it’s a song I heard while watching the Perry Como show or Dean Martin program with my parents and siblings. Sometimes it may be ...

Appreciation for Easter Parade

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I want to give a big ‘Thank you’ to the Benwood Volunteer Fire Department for a beautiful Easter parade, it was great. Five of our grand babies were here to see the parade. They were so excited, along with the five adults. They even tossed candy to the kids which ...

Name Changing With the Times

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: As a life-long fan of the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball franchise, I do admit that I agree with the recent decision to change the team’s name from “Indians,” which has been the team’s moniker since the 1915 season, and therefore has been such for over ...

Dealing With Lifetime of Bigotry

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Bigotry is defined as “obstinate or unreasonable attachment to a belief, opinion, or faction; in particular, prejudice against a person or people on the basis of their membership of a particular group.” “Bigotry” seems to me, as I have encountered it in my ...

W.Va. and Jennings Randolph’s Role in 26th Amendment

Local Columns

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The 26th Amendment reduced the voting age for eligible American citizens from 21 to 18. What many people don’t know is that in November 1941 then-President Franklin Roosevelt ...

West Virginia Not Just a ‘Coal State’

Editorials

Though a few politicians would like us to believe West Virginians are by and large coal miners, the Mountain State has always been an agricultural state, too. We don’t often do enough to encourage young people to explore those career opportunities. To that end, Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., ...

Continue to Root Out Enablers at Ohio St.

Editorials

Victims of abuse need to know they have the support of those in a position to do something about it, should those victims find the courage to report what has been happening to them. Yet at Ohio State University, approximately 400 young men said they had been raising concerns about former ...

Bridge Float Will Be Fun to Watch

Editorials

It’s not often these days that something comes along that catches the collective interest but such a happening is set to take place Monday and Tuesday on the Ohio River near Wellsburg. Depending on the weather and river conditions, starting Monday workers with the Flatiron Corp. of ...

Punish Those Who Damaged Property

Editorials

Nighttime mobs of young people filling the streets, chanting, flipping over cars, generally being unruly and destructive. These are the actions of a bunch of entitled college kids at a party in Columbus. According to reports, those who gathered at a party near the Ohio State University campus ...

Public Servants Still Work for Us

Editorials

If you have been following the news about the death of Prince Philip, you also know how much the royals depend on a vast staff to keep them living in the style to which they have become accustomed. But if you think that kind of attitude is a relic from across the pond, and something we as ...

JobsOhio Marketing State’s Quality of Life

Editorials

Ohio is a flyover state. People traveling between the East and West coasts know about thte major professional sports teams and a few big attractions (there’s a nice plug every year when Canton hosts the National Football League Hall of Fame ceremonies). They know about the three Cs: ...