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Opinion

Becoming The New Boulder?

Local Columns

West Virginia’s eastern mountains are our secret economic development weapon. A strip of 10 to 12 counties running roughly southwest from Maryland includes some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States. It offers many outdoor recreation opportunities, and House of Delegates ...

Seeing Light of Christ Shining More Brightly in W.Va.

Local Columns

For better or worse — mostly for worse during the past year and a half — the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston has been in the news. The media reports about former Bishop Michael Bransfield have gone national and international. Pope Francis, acting on a lay commission’s report, which he ...

Blue and Gold Christian Center Moves to New Site

Local Columns

After 13 years, Cameron’s Blue and Gold Christian Center moved into a new location a year ago, with the change providing to be quite successful, as the addition has enabled more programs which in turn has attracted more individuals. The center is now located at 7 Church Street on a site ...

Don’t Change Zoning

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Take a ride. That’s right, jump in the car and take a ride. Travel the residential streets in Elm Grove, Warwood, Wheeling Island, Mozart, East and South Wheeling — actually in all the residential areas of our city. What you will see is what I’ve seen: ...

Fix Pool Problems

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: Open letter to Ohio County school officials: Dear Dr. Miller, Board Members and Ms. Minch: As the parent of a child on the Wheeling Park High School Swim Team, I write to express my complete dismay and frustration with the (apparently ongoing) renovation of the ...

Park Plan Criticized

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: I am writing to express my opposition to Oglebay’s intention to open a clay shooting facility on Point Run Road. I recently learned of this venture from residents living near the proposed site. Although I now reside in Ohio, at one point, I lived on the property ...

Pats on the Back

Editorials

- To WVU Medicine/Reynolds Memorial Hospital for opening its new outpatient psychiatric service, at 1000 Wheeling Ave., Glen Dale. The services fills a gap created when Ohio Valley Medical Center shut down last year. - To the staff at the Ohio County Public Library, for saving a variety of ...

Checking Off Another ‘Box’

Editorials

There is no magic wand we West Virginians can wave to create a line of companies waiting to bring jobs here. Economic development is complex, with many moving pieces. But little by little during the past few years, state legislators and Gov. Jim Justice have been making our state more ...

Guilty Even If Not Proven So?

Local Columns

“How can they do that?” my friend used to ask me. “How can they set themselves up as judge, jury and executioner? Whatever happened to ‘innocent until proven guilty?’” It was all perfectly legal, I had to tell him. That didn’t make it right, I would add — but he knew ...

Give Dedicated Teachers Credit

Editorials

West Virginians are blessed with thousands of truly great, dedicated school teachers. Many are so concerned with doing their best for our children and grandchildren that they dig into their own pockets to buy classroom supplies and supplemental education materials. That is very common. A ...

Bar Hopping Good Times

Local Columns

Someone professes to love Nora. I know this because I’ve seen it written on the side of a Jacob Street building in South Wheeling for quite a few years now. The Nora love graffiti is on the same street where age and abandonment have taken many buildings out of use. And there are several ...

Moving Ahead On City Utilities

Editorials

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency officials have been patient regarding repairs and upgrades they want the city of St. Clairsville to make to its water and sewer systems. For a few months, it may have seemed to them that the waiting was nearly over. Voters had something else in mind. It ...

Locking Up Serial Sexual Predators

Editorials

Even if he serves the full 42 years in prison that may be imposed for his crimes, Nicholas Cochran could be a threat to society once he is discharged. He is only 28 years old. Cochran, of Lima, Ohio, has pleaded guilty to charges including sex trafficking of a 14-year-old girl. A plea ...

Explain Turmoil At Local College

Editorials

The sooner someone talks about why Eastern Gateway Community College’s two top officials were placed on administrative leave, the better. On Tuesday, employees of the college in Steubenville were told EGCC President Jimmie Bruce and Vice President and Chief of Staff Jim Miller have been ...

Nurses Are Caring Faces at Hospitals

Editorials

Nurses are the caring faces of any hospital. While many patients are grateful for work by physicians, understanding by billing departments, even better-than-reputed food from cafeterias, it is the nurses who watch over them 24/7. It was appropriate, then, that those who were trained and ...

Children Are Counting on Us

Editorials

Thank heaven she will be all right. That is the appropriate and no doubt widely shared reaction to an accident Monday in which a 10-year-old girl was struck by a car after she got off a school bus. Second in some minds will be the question of how this could have happened in our ...

Providing Health Insurance for Kids

Editorials

It appears there are more avenues than ever for states to ensure as many children as possible are covered by health insurance. So why were nearly 12,000 fewer Ohio youngsters covered in 2018 than in 2016? Gov. Mike DeWine is among those disturbed by the report, published in the Columbus ...

Sheriff’s Fate Is Up to Voters

Editorials

Misbehavior of the type in which Brooke County Sheriff Larry Palmer was caught is precisely the reason why the West Virginia Ethics Commission’s work is so important. Frankly, there are too many crooked public officials in our state. As corruption among public officials goes, Palmer’s ...

Grateful for W.Va. ‘Citizen-Soldiers’

Editorials

Hazards to Americans in the Middle East, especially those in the military, are in the news. That makes an event Saturday in Charleston most gratifying to West Virginians. On that day, more than 140 West Virginia National Guard troops returned from a nine-month deployment to Kuwait, Saudi ...

Prevent Nicotine Sales to Youths

Editorials

It is illegal throughout the United States for retailers to sell nicotine products including both cigarettes and electronic versions of them to anyone under 21 years of age. The provision became law Dec. 20, when President Donald Trump signed a bill approved overwhelmingly by Congress. To ...