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Opinion

This Is Not The Time for Politics

Editorials

Should Gov. Mike DeWine have called the Ohio General Assembly into session last week to decide whether the state’s primary election should have been delayed? Of course. Should Secretary of State Frank LaRose have left it up to lawmakers to set a new date for the election? Probably. But ...

Avoid Abuse Of Test Process

Editorials

Expect some of the same people who beat you to the last package of toilet tissue at the grocery store to be lining up at Wheeling Hospital’s COVID-19 testing tents at Wheeling Park. Our plea to them is that they not endanger the lives of neighbors by doing so. Inconveniencing others by ...

Protecting Fellow West Virginians

Editorials

In revealing last night that West Virginia has our first confirmed case of COVID-19, in the Eastern Panhandle, Gov. Jim Justice reminded us that we have the power to beat the coronavirus. “Our power to combat this disease is our power to stay apart,” the governor explained. By that, he ...

Decisive Steps Vital in W.Va.

Editorials

Gov. Jim Justice took dramatic action last night to help West Virginians battle COVID-19. He ordered that restaurants, bars and casinos be closed, except for take-out orders. Justice also revealed our state has a confirmed case of the coronavirus, in the Eastern Panhandle. Nothing like ...

Awakening to Peril Of New Diseases

Editorials

The U.S. health care system — and thus, public policy regarding it — is coming under fire because of COVID-19. Among complaints are that there are not enough COVID-19 test kits, not enough ventilator machines to help sufferers breathe, no vaccine to be available quickly and not enough ...

Keeping Kids Fed in W.Va.

Editorials

No doubt we were not alone in wondering how closure of West Virginia’s public schools would impact children who rely on them for nutritious breakfasts and lunches. Silly us. We forgot where we live. As we have reported, many local schools have programs in place to ensure that meals are ...

Don’t Panic, Just Behave Prudently

Editorials

Prudence, not panic, needs to be the order of the day among Americans. Unfortunately, not everyone seems to have gotten the memo. During a press conference Sunday, President Donald Trump noted that heads of major retail companies had told him something he never expected to hear: Don’t ...

Victims Should Not Stay Silent

Editorials

What a brave, compassionate young woman Raelin Scurry is. Bless her for that. Scurry was a sixth-grader in 2006, living in the home of Steubenville pastor Everett Mitchell, 41 — when he began sexually abusing her. That continued until 2010. On Tuesday, she was in Jefferson County Common ...

State Vehicles Used Improperly

Editorials

Elected officials walk a fine line between public appearances required by their jobs and appearances that turn out to be campaign stops. In the Buckeye State, a newspaper’s investigation revealed a few state officials who appear to have done a bit of scrambling to ensure they did not step ...

Being Proactive On COVID-19

Editorials

Gov. Jim Justice had an ironclad answer Friday, in the form of a question, to those who wonder why he closed public schools in West Virginia despite the absence then of a single confirmed case of COVID-19 in our state: “How would you answer the question, ‘Why did you wait?’” No ...

Keeping PROs In Brooke Schools

Editorials

Financial problems faced by the Brooke County school system are so severe that they fall close to the “all bets are off” category. Because of an error in calculations regarding a property tax levy, school officials have found themselves with $3.2 million a year less than had been ...

Blame Game Is Severe Side-Effect

Local Columns

Why are so many public officials rushing to close public schools and ban big gatherings? Why are some companies planning to tell employees that if they sneeze once, they’ll be sent home? And why can’t the drug companies hurry up with coronavirus tests, vaccines and drugs to treat ...

Even With Corona Virus, the Show Must Go On

Local Columns

When I was in Houston recently for our National Speakers Association (NSA) Winter Conference, one of the topics discussed was the corona virus. For professional speakers, it is a big concern since speaking at conventions or conferences is a major source of their income. Canceled meetings mean ...

Census Is Important For W.Va.

Local Columns

It’s 2020, and while most minds might be on the upcoming elections, there’s another way you can have your voice heard and make a difference in government: take the census. Every single West Virginian needs to take the census for two critical reasons: First, census data helps determine ...

We All Have an Incentive to Heed Virus Warnings

Local Columns

We all need incentive. If we don’t have it, everything grinds to a halt in our lives. But if we do have it, it is surprising what we can accomplish. Dr. Charles Simonton wrote a book called “Getting Well Again,” that shows how incentive plays a big role in fighting disease. Simonton, a ...

Health Screenings Popular During Recent Expo Event

Local Columns

At the conclusion of the recent Business and Health Expo, vendors were handed a survey form pertaining to the event. The Expo was somewhat different this year, as, for the first time, there were a number of health-related opportunities available, and the health attractions were mentioned in ...

Firefighters Thanked

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Several pats on the back and many “well dones” should be given to the Wheeling Fire Department for their massive effort in containing the major fire in Warwood on the night of Friday, March 6. It was a huge fight to contain the massive fire and to keep it from ...

Scatterday Criticized

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Last Tuesday evening, I attended a forum at the Temple Shalom in Wheeling where candidates for Ward 4 were asked various questions from the crowd, but I was quite disappointed in the event. Not only did only a small percentage of people attend the event, but our ...

Virus an Opportunity

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: A college professor friend of mine emailed me that, “This coronavirus situation is crazy, eh?” I was reminded of political activist, Clinton adviser, and past Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel’s quote, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean ...

Barr Acts Wrong

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Current Attorney General of the United States William Bar, an obviously unabashed loyalist and appointee of President Donald J. Trump, has, as a result of his recent unprecedented intervention in the legal proceeding and sentencing of Trump ally Roger Stone, which ...