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Opinion

Hold Riot Leaders Accountable

Letters to the Editor

Editor, News-Register: On Jan. 6, 2021 President Donald Trump was the leader of the seditious mob that instigated a violent coup d’etat against the United States. Trump’s sedition was in trying to secure continued power without winning the 2020 election. Trump’s bombast oratory ...

I-70 Project In Home Stretch

Editorials

Three years. Twenty-six bridges. A total of $215 million. That’s the accounting of the ongoing Interstate 70 Bridges Project, which is quickly heading toward completion. Swank Construction, the project’s general contractor, has done an admirable job in hitting deadlines, replacing or ...

A Bright Future for Ohio

Editorials

Upper Ohio Valley residents know the jobs landscape in our communities is not what it once was. This is a long-term trend, only punctuated by the heavy blows of the COVID-19 pandemic. In many ways, the changes of the past few decades — let alone the last couple of years — will mean ...

Regulating Land Contracts in W.Va.

Editorials

Many cities across West Virginia share a growing problem with dilapidated properties. State Sen. Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, has a plan to deal with the issue. Weld, also the city attorney for Wellsburg, believes the state needs to better regulate land installment contracts. These contracts allow ...

DeWine Making Right Call

Editorials

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine understands no matter the ideology, it is a bad idea for government to be telling private businesses how to do what is best for their operations and employees. Should Ohio lawmakers fail to remember that, he is ready to veto House Bill 218, if it makes its way to his ...

Pay Raise on Tap During ‘22 Session

Editorials

Don’t get too excited about a proposal from Gov. Jim Justice that all state employees get a 5% pay raise in addition to a one-time bonus of 2.5% to offset inflation. The key word there is “proposal,” and lawmakers may have more to say about the matter this month. According to Justice, ...