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Housing Projects Are $30M Investment in Wheeling

October 4, 2015 WHEELING — If you’ve been hearing the name “Woda Group” around Wheeling more often lately, there’s a good reaso. more »»


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Housing Projects Are $30M Investment in Wheeling

October 4, 2015 WHEELING — If you’ve been hearing the name “Woda Group” around Wheeling more often lately, there’s a good reaso. more »»

Rigs Down in Ohio and West Virginia, But Hopes Are Up

October 4, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Staff Writer WHEELING —Combined, Ohio and West Virginia have 35 natural gas rigs drilling, which is only half the 70 the two states had working in the Marcellus and Utica shales at... more »»

Mud Doesn’t Slow Down Oglebayfest

October 4, 2015 WHEELING — Some rain during the last few days left the Oglebay Park grounds a little muddy, but this did not seem to deter crowds from enjoying Oglebayfest and the Ohio County Country Fai. more »»

Moundsville native Ryan Hammond killed in Afghanistan crash

October 3, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — He always smiled, and he always laughed. He brought pride to his friends and he made those around him better. more »»

Bellaire Schools Levy Try Likely

October 3, 2015 BELLAIRE — The Bellaire Local School District isn’t in the red as much as it once was, but financial statements there still aren’t in the black, according to new Superintendent Darren Jenkins. more »»



October 4, 2015 Victor H. “Nook” Appolloni, Jr., 72, of Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Sunday, September 27, 2015, at the UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. more »»


October 4, 2015 Colleen M. (Klem) Black, 89, of Moundsville, W.Va., and formerly of the Montani Towers in Wheeling, W.Va., died Saturday, October 3, 2015, in Mound View Nursing Home. more »»


October 4, 2015 Mary Alma Coleman, 101, of Steubenville, OH, died Friday, October 2, 2015, at the Inn at Wyngate, Weirton, WV. Arrangements pending at the Dunlope-Shorac, Wintersville. more »»


October 4, 2015 Alice Boyd, 89, of St. Clairsville, formerly of Bridgeport, died Tuesday. There will be no visitation and private services. Wilson Funeral Home. more »»


October 4, 2015 William Briggs, 75. Visitation Sunday at Anderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Cameron, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. service. more »»


Museum Examines More Than a Century of Mountaineer Drilling

October 4, 2015 WHEELING — So excited were Sistersville area oil speculators in the 1890s and 1900s that the town’s population swelled from about 500 residents to roughly 15,000 in just a few years, while about 100... more »»

LaMotte Family Seeks Leniency

October 3, 2015 Beau and Cody LaMotte believe their father is a good man, despite the fact that he will spend at least 18 years in prison for murdering their mother. more »»

Ground Broken For Archival Center

October 3, 2015 As Bethany College’s homecoming weekend began, the Disciples of Christ Historical Society broke ground for its new home on the college’s campus Friday. more »»

Cockayne Farmstead Readied for Autumn

October 3, 2015 The staff at Glen Dale’s Cockayne Farmstead are preparing for another autumn filled with new and returning attractions. The fifth annual Scarecrow Lane at Cockayne begins Oct. more »»


Fueling Change For Wheeling

October 4, 2015 A feeling of optimism about the future of downtown Wheeling that has not been present for many years is being voiced by many who, both in the private sector and government, have worked to revitaliz... more »»

Retaining Turnpike Tolls to Fund Roads

October 4, 2015 Among ideas being discussed to make more money available for highways in our state is retaining tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike. more »»

Don’t Forget Voter Registration Deadline

October 4, 2015 In addition to the much-publicized marijuana initiative on the November 3 election ballot, Ohio voters will decide hundreds of local questions, including some affecting East Ohio resident. more »»

Don’t Block Breakthrough

October 3, 2015 Fewer than half the students in West Virginia public schools can demonstrate grade-level proficiency in mathematics, according to the state’s own yardstick. more »»

Get Results From Charter Schools

October 3, 2015 Federal officials who awarded Ohio $71 million to expand charter schools said they spotted “no weaknesses” in the state’s application for the mone. more »»

Local Columns

Just Tell Your Teen, ‘Open Wide’

October 4, 2015 It would be nice to see long lines of parents queuing up to get the free drug test kits being offered in Ohio County. Want to bet whether it’ll happen? Last week, U.S. more »»

Examining the Two Different Sides of Pope Francis

October 4, 2015 When Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as Pope Francis on March 13, 2013, we Roman Catholics welcomed him and looked forward to get to know a man who was a relative unknown to most of us. more »»

Celebrating 60 Years of Service at Bishop Donahue High School

October 4, 2015 Bishop Donahue High School will be celebrating its 60th year during the weekend of Oct. 16-17. The activities will begin the evening of Oct. 16 with a tailgate party from 4:30-6:30 p.m. more »»

No End in Sight for Drug Problem; and Cheeseburgers

October 4, 2015 Editor’s note: Reporters are constantly surveying their surroundings, and in doing so often turn up many tidbits of news that don’t make it into the daily newspape. more »»

Blankenship’s Influence Still Reigns in W.Va.

October 4, 2015 Whatever happens at his trial, the hard truth is we are living in Don Blankenship’s West Virginia. more »»


Fit for a King

October 3, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — How well did things go for John Marshall and Chase Gump on Friday night? Consider that arguably his most stressful moment came at halftime when he was chosen Homecoming King, joining... more »»

Central Pounds Linsly

October 3, 2015 WHEELING —A successful rushing attack early on in a football game can open up a whole lot of things as the game goes on. more »»

Devils Humble Huskies, 45-6

October 3, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Two unbeaten Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 4-A heavyweights collided at chilly Red Devil Stadium on Friday night. When the dust had settled, St. more »»

Patriots Slay Dragons, 27-16

October 3, 2015 ST. ALBANS — Savion Johnson and Wheeling Park could not have asked for a better start against St. Alban. more »»

Brooke Wades Through Indian Creek to 14-7 Win

October 3, 2015 WINTERSVILLE — The coaches knew what was coming. In fact, earlier in the week Brooke coach Mac McLean called Friday night’s game at Kettlewell Stadium with host Indian Creek, “an all-out war. more »»

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