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Opinion

Seeking an End to Distracted Driving

Editorials

If you have ever glanced down at your phone or fast food bag and been jolted back to looking at the road by the sound of rumble strips under your tires, you know just how quickly a tiny distraction can become dangerous in a vehicle. Gov. Mike DeWine is right, then, to once again be calling to ...

Diocese Still Has Work to Do

Editorials

While the long process of receiving justice for the thousands of Catholics who live in the Diocese of Steubenville moved closer to being resolved this month, there are still questions that must be answered. David Franklin, the diocese’s former comptroller, entered into a plea deal in ...

Longwall Mining Project Continues

Editorials

It’s become an annual occurrence for travelers along Interstate 70 at the West Virginia-Pennsylvania state line to encounter single-lane traffic and orange barrels as part of Tunnel Ridge LLC’s longwall mining project. The work is starting up again this month, and will last for a several ...

Tackling Youth Homelessness

Editorials

Try to remember what it was like to go to bed at night after having finished your homework, or to wake up in the morning and join the family rush to get ready and get out the door to school. Think about having friends over. Think about knowing you had the same safe place to come home to each ...

Keep It Up, W.Va.!

Editorials

For the first time in months, West Virginia on Sunday had all of its counties out of the red on the state Department of Health and Human Resources’ county COVID-19 map. That’s a great step in the right direction as we work to beat the coronavirus. That trend continued Monday, as more than ...

A Lesson For Presidents Day

Editorials

Today is Presidents Day, and it should be a chance to reflect, honor and to give thanks. It should be an opportunity to remember that while our president changes every four or eight years, our democracy continues to set a standard that is the envy of the rest of the world. The office itself ...

Accurate Reports Needed on COVID

Editorials

We live in an era where most of us carry in our pockets smartphones with many times the computing power of what sent Americans to the moon. And yet, we cannot seem to get county, state and federal computers to talk to each other well enough to ensure the data we need is accurate. Last week, ...

ROBERT BROWN

Editorials

Robert “Bobby” Brown, 74, resident of Wheeling, WV, died Friday, February 12, 2021, at Wheeling Hospital. He was born in Wheeling on March 22, 1946, son of the late Clyde and Edna Brown. Bobby was formerly employed at Kepner Funeral Home and a veteran with the Army/Air Force. In ...

THOMAS DAVIDSON

Editorials

Reverend Thomas James Davidson III, Ph.D., 69, of Weirton, WV, died Thursday. Viewing Wednesday, 1 p.m.; Service at 3 p.m., James Funeral Home, Follansbee, WV. Social distancing and mask required, livestream on website.

VERONICA DeMELLO

Editorials

Veronica L. DeMello, 60, of Wheeling, passed away Feb. 13, 2021. Visitation Wednesday, from 2-4 p.m. Funeral at 4 p.m., at Grisell Funeral Moundsville, WV. Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com.

Session’s First Week in Books

Local Columns

As I said last week, all eyes are on Gov. Jim Justice’s plans to phase out the personal income tax. I knew he would mention it in his State of the State address last week, though I was surprised by the amount of detail he went into. But even with the details he did go into, there are still ...

Fixing Errors With Highlands Contract

Editorials

When a person is elected to public office, the voters are telling that candidate they have earned their trust. While we have chronicled many instances over the years where that trust has been violated, it was refreshing — and, given the people involved, not at all surprising — to learn last ...

Diocese Doing Right Thing With Audit

Editorials

It’s clear the scars left by the tumultuous tenure of former Wheeling-Charleston Diocese bishop Michael Bransfield will take years to heal; however, two actions taken this month by the Most Rev. Mark Brennan, current Diocesan bishop, to be more open with the faithful will go a long way to ...

Never Lonely With Siblings

Local Columns

“My house is so quiet compared to yours,” a neighbor girl said to me on a visit to my childhood home when we were in grade school. She didn’t quite know what to make of it all – the noisy brothers, the dog howling as the baby cried in the playpen or the constant slamming of the screen ...

Helping Those With Diabetes

Local Columns

Editor, News-Register: Accolades to our West Virginia legislators Democrat House Delegate Barbara Evans Fleischauer and Republican House Delegate Dr. Matthew Rohrbach who will be sponsoring an upcoming bill in the hopes of lowering healthcare costs for those living with diabetes in the ...

Time to Cut Military Spending

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I am a pacifist even though I have served three years on active duty in the U.S. Military. I am not religious. I believe in science; faith doesn’t work for me. I won’t believe in an afterlife until someone can scientifically prove to me of the existence of such a ...

Remembering Chester Kloss’ Life of Service

Local Columns

A man died recently in Wheeling, a man who contributed greatly to the operations of the office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Ohio County, West Virginia. His name was Chester W. Kloss. In 1968, Mr. Kloss succeeded Raymond J. Falland as County Clerk, after Falland died in office ...

Justice Tax Plan Worth Discussion

Editorials

Gov. Jim Justice has a way with words, doesn’t he? “We are on the launch pad right now. In fact, we’re airborne right now,” he said Wednesday during his annual State of the State address. “And that’s why tonight, I am asking all of you to join me to repeal the income tax in the ...

Approve Resource Officer Contract

Editorials

The Ohio County Board of Education on Monday did its part and approved a new contract that will keep sheriff’s deputies in the public schools for the remainder of this school year. It now goes to the Ohio County Commission for approval. However, some details of the contract are worth ...