Opinion

Environmentalism Can Save Money

Editorials

One does not have to be a climate change alarmist to recognize that energy efficiency is a very good thing. Sometimes it materializes in places and ways most people would not imagine. On Tuesday, East Ohio Regional Wastewater Authority officials and employees held a celebratory ...

Bring a ‘Miracle’ To Steubenville

Editorials

Surely there is a way Steubenville-area residents with special needs can enjoy a recreation field that also serves those who do not have to cope with physical limits. The idea of a “miracle field” does not have to be an either-or proposition. An organization called Urban Frontier has ...

Charters Fewer In Number, But Better

Editorials

For a few years, Ohio served as a model for other states in how not to do charter schools. That is changing. When Buckeye State policymakers permitted charter schools — institutions operated privately but receiving government funding — they went overboard in exempting them from ...

A Day to Show Our Area Cares

Editorials

How appropriate it is that today is an occasion of compassion and hope in our area. Eighteen years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, a band of murderers massacred nearly 3,000 people in the United States. They wanted to strike terror into the hearts of Americans. They hoped 9/11 would be a date on which ...

A-10 a Reminder Of Military Might

Editorials

Welcome back, Maj. Alberts. And thank you. As we reported, Wheeling native Jonathon “Cliffy” Alberts is now a major in the Maryland Air National Guard. On Thursday, he plans to bring an A-10 aircraft — popularly known as a “Warthog” — to the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport. He ...

Getting It Right In St. Clairsville

Editorials

Twenty thousand dollars is a lot of money, but it may be a wise investment for St. Clairsville City Council. Disagreement over what to do about the municipal water system has divided council, and many residents of the community, for some time. It is obvious major repairs and improvements ...

Nature, Economy Go Hand in Hand

Editorials

Conserving precious plants, animals and places is a critical responsibility in West Virginia. No one does it better than the Nature Conservancy. Some people who see themselves as environmentalists favor confrontation as a way to achieve their goals. But the Conservancy is based on the ...

Funding Weirton Senior Center

Editorials

Weirton City Council members were told last Wednesday that the senior citizens center serving the community needs help. Surely there is some way to provide the relatively modest subsidy required. Important assistance including recreation and a meals program for older Weirton residents are ...

Checking Your Status as a Voter

Editorials

Tens of thousands of people on Ohio voter registration rolls should not be there. Some have changed addresses. Others have died. Some may not have cast ballots in many years. Getting those names off the registration lists is an important aspect of election security. Last week, a federal ...

Collecting Money Owed by Alecto

Editorials

When Wheeling officials agreed to provide substantial economic incentives to keep Ohio Valley Medical Center in operation two years ago, they did so openly and in good faith. And for several months, they have continued to demonstrate that concern for the community by not pressing Alecto ...

Hospital Employees Are Angels

Local Columns

There are angels, too, hidden in plain sight. There are a lot more of them than the devils I wrote about last week. Sometimes, we fail to notice great evils in our midst, I wrote a week ago. Then, I was reminded they are greatly outnumbered. Hundreds of people have been displaced from jobs ...

Be Cautious in Hiring Contractor for Projects

Local Columns

Thinking about a remodeling project, maybe a much-needed addition to your home? Then consider the following before moving forward. Most home owners have little or no expertise when it comes to construction projects, even small projects such as a bathroom remodel, and certainly not a larger ...

Time Is of Essence To Protect Bridge

Editorials

A survey conducted by the Friends of Wheeling preservation group makes the need for quick action to protect the historic Suspension Bridge clear. As we reported, five people from the group watched the bridge for four hours one day. They saw 707 vehicles pass over it. Of that number 141 ...

Tracing the History of High School Football in Moundsville

Local Columns

After a tour of the new Monarch Stadium on Wednesday, I decided to try to found out more about high school football in Moundsville, including when it began and the initial site. I started out by reviewing the Moundsville High School Centennial Book 1877-1977 and followed by looking at deeds ...

Actions Were Treason

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Not since the Civil War! Six Hundred and Twenty Thousand. That is the estimated death toll from the Civil War. It amounted, at the time, to 2% of the United States population. The Civil War was the result of a house divided. The fact that President Abraham Lincoln ...

Stamp Out Bigotry

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: The United States has been a nation of and for refugees and for economic migrants for the entirety of its existence and for almost two centuries before it became an independent country. My own ancestors arrived in colonial Philadelphia as economic migrants in the ...

Preserve Old Church

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I am a New York City architect. I often return to Wheeling roots. 1154 National Road is a magnificent architectural treasure that needs to be preserved and re-purposed, not replaced with “hamburger strip” architecture from Anywhere, USA. Standard commercial ...

Public Schools Harmed

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: In his op-ed circulated around the state of West Virginia, Senator Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, said West Virginians can take pride that the Legislature has devoted itself to improving our public education system. He says there is no doubt that our system is in ...

Working Toward A Bright Future

Editorials

One of the biggest days in Wheeling’s year-long observance of the 250th anniversary of our founding as a community is today. At 1 p.m., a celebratory parade will take place downtown. Prior to that, city dignitaries will visit Walnut Grove Cemetery in Martins Ferry, to place wreaths on the ...

Justice in the Driver’s Seat

Local Columns

Tuesday was a good day for Gov. Jim Justice. He learned (if he hadn’t been tipped off in advance) that U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin will not be running for governor. Barring some political disaster, Manchin is the only Democrat with a realistic chance of beating Justice in next year’s ...