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Manchin Will Seek Another Senate Term

April 20, 2015 WHEELING — Sen. more »»


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Manchin Will Seek Another Senate Term

April 20, 2015 WHEELING — Sen. more »»

Kasich ‘More Serious’ About White House

April 20, 2015 CINCINNATI — Ohio Gov. more »»

Pipeline Developer Sues W.Va. Landowners

April 20, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — Dozens of West Virginia landowners do not want Mountain Valley Pipeline surveyors in their neighborhoods, so developers of the 42-inch diameter natural gas project are suing the... more »»

Pollen Is Ohio Valley Allergy Sufferers’ Worst Enemy

April 20, 2015 WHEELING — Those suffering from relentless sneezing, a runny nose and itchy throat may be dealing with a seasonal allergy. more »»

Murray Blames W.Va. Coal Tax for Layoffs

April 20, 2015 CHARLESTON — The day after West Virginia Republican lawmakers started tax reform talks, coal giant Murray Energy laid off 214 miners with a clear message calling for lower state taxes to unearth coal. more »»



April 20, 2015 Bernard Savard Sr., 75, passed away peacefully April 16, 2015. Bernard was born on April 3, 1940, son of Antoinette & Harvey Savard S. more »»


April 20, 2015 Mike Samuel Smith, 90, of Wellsburg, WV, passed away April 17, 2015 at Valley Hospice Care Center North, Steubenville, Ohio. more »»


April 20, 2015 Bernadine Kissell, 100, of Shadyside died April 17, 2015. Visitation from 9 a.m. Wednesday at Bauknecht- Altmeyer FH, Shadyside, until time of funeral. Mass at 10 a.m. at St. more »»


April 20, 2015 Harvey “Butch” Keller, 67, of Mt. Olivet died Saturday. No visitation. Arrangements entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, Wheeling/ Bethlehem. more »»


April 20, 2015 David Allen Diserio, 59, of Wellsburg, WV, died peacefully on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Valley Haven Geriatric Center after a 21-year battle with a brain tumo. more »»


Miller To Be WVACO President

April 20, 2015 Ohio County Circuit Clerk Brenda Miller soon will represent the concerns of all elected county officials in the state when she takes over as president of the West Virginia Association of Counties... more »»

Poetry Event Gives Local Club a Voice

April 20, 2015 A local educator is helping teens craft their personal experiences into performances with a new poetry program at John Marshall High School. more »»

Police Reports, 4-20-15

April 20, 2015 WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Battery On Sunday, Wheeling police responded to Smoker Friendly to break up a fight. more »»

Spanning the Years

April 19, 2015 WHEELING — Though it’s been hanging around for 166 years, people still get a kick of out seeing the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. more »»

Top Tyler County, Paden City Students Honored

April 19, 2015 Outstanding students from Tyler County and Paden City schools were honored last week during the annual Peoples Bank Academic Awards Ceremonies. more »»


Avoid Weirton Election Errors

April 20, 2015 Whether voters on June 9 approve a public transit levy in Weirton may be the least of city officials’ worries. The very legitimacy of municipal elections is a more critical issue. more »»

Honor Volunteers Who Help Others

April 20, 2015 Ohio Valley residents are very compassionate people who often do more than feel sorry for others who need help. more »»

Manchin Helps W.Va. in Senate

April 20, 2015 The U.S. Senate has been called the world’s most exclusive club. Most of its members seem to feel keenly the distinction voters have granted them, along with the enormous power of the Senate. more »»

Demand Fairness, Impartiality in Law

April 20, 2015 Fairness and impartiality are at the foundation of the American concept of justice. It has been eroded to an alarming extent. more »»

Now Is the Time For Tax Reform

April 19, 2015 Some would say the ongoing struggle to keep West Virginia’s budget balanced indicates now is not the time for legislators to be discussing tax reform. more »»

Local Columns

Water, Water Everywhere

April 19, 2015 “Strike while the drought is hot,” a reader advised local economic development leaders in an email to me. It’s not a bad idea in view of events in California. more »»

Proposed Pipeline Good for Ohio, Our Entire Region

April 19, 2015 Just a few years ago, natural gas inventories were shrinking, and the country was considering importing a liquefied form of gas from the Middle East. What a difference a few years make. more »»

Moundsville Business Reopens Under New Management

April 19, 2015 Johnny and Shar’s Big Dipper in Moundsville reopened Friday with changes, the most notable being the personnel dipping the ice cream and serving food items, as the Clay Wise and the Jim Wise... more »»

Convincing Democrats to Rebel

April 17, 2015 Sens. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, should be taking Sen. more »»

Let’s Dig In the Dirt

April 17, 2015 I sat looking out at a blue-gray sky filled with streaky white clouds. If I am patient, I will see what I came for at this early evening hour. A few more minutes and it happened. more »»


Wheeling Park’s Knollinger To Soon Get His Shot

April 20, 2015 WHEELING — A Wheeling Park High School sophomore will head to Colorado Springs later this month to participate in the Junior Olympics Trials in competitive rifle shooting. more »»

Pittsburgh Sweeps Milwaukee

April 20, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Gerrit Cole spent two innings tinkering with his offspeed stuff. more »»

Ex-Wheeling Nailers Scott Darling Backstops Blackhawks to Stanley Cup Playoff Victory

April 20, 2015 CHICAGO — Marian Hossa was everywhere. Jonathan Toews powered Chicago to a big second period, and Brandon Saad had a key play for the Blackhawks. more »»

Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins Riding Momentum

April 20, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby is shooting the puck. Even more importantly for the Pittsburgh Penguins, it’s going in. Funny how success seems to follow when that happens. more »»

St. Clairsville Baseball Beats Bellaire to Remain Undefeated

April 20, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — After scoring 28 runs in a doubleheader sweep of homestanding Buckeye Trail on Saturday, St. more »»

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