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Belmont County In Ebola Watch Report

October 20, 2014 An unspecified number of people in Belmont County have been identified for possible contact with the Ebola virus, the Ohio Department of Health reported. more »»

 
 
 

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Belmont County In Ebola Watch Report

October 20, 2014 An unspecified number of people in Belmont County have been identified for possible contact with the Ebola virus, the Ohio Department of Health reported. more »»

CDC Revising Ebola Protocol As Pentagon Prepares Team

October 20, 2014 ATLANTA (AP) — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear “with no skin showing,” a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon... more »»

Wheeling Wants Lawyers Off Case

October 20, 2014 WHEELING — The city of Wheeling has asked Martin Sheehan and Shawn Fluharty to remove themselves as attorneys for James R. more »»

Authorities Assess Riot Damage Following WVU Win

October 20, 2014 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Morgantown authorities on Sunday assessed damage from riots that broke out following West Virginia’s 41-27 win over No. more »»

Expelled Nazis Receive Millions in Social Security

October 20, 2014 OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. more »»

Obituaries

MARY CARPENTER

October 20, 2014 Mary Carpenter, 72, of Barnesville died Saturday. Visitation Monday, 4-7 p.m., Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville. Services Tuesday, 11 a.m. more »»

EDWARD ROACH

October 20, 2014 Edward E. Roach, 76, of Weirton, WV, died Saturday. Visitation Tuesday 5-7:30 p.m. at Steel & Wolfe, Inc., 380 Penco Road, Weirton, WV. Funeral Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. more »»

RONALD BISCHOF

October 20, 2014 Ronald A. Bischof, 64, of Barnesville, Ohio, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014, at Barnesville Health Care Center. more »»

GEORGE BLATT

October 20, 2014 George “Tom” Thomas Blatt, Sr., 80, of Paden City, WV, died Friday, October 17, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, OH. more »»

MARGARET SAPP

October 20, 2014 Margaret T. (Lanning) Sapp, 74, of Warwood, W.Va., died Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Wheeling Hospital. She was born August 7, 1940, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Filip) Lanning. more »»

Community

Demarco: Trenton-Black River Next Drilling Target

October 20, 2014 Corky Demarco believes advanced drilling and fracking techniques will allow producers to extract natural gas from rock formations as deep as 20,000 feet underground, including the Trenton-Black Rive... more »»

John Marshall High School Prepares for Safety Week

October 20, 2014 FBI special agents, U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld and Miss West Virginia Paige Madden will be just a few of the speakers at John Marshall High School during America’s Safe Schools Week this week. more »»

Farm to School Program Brings Fresh Foods To Students’ Diets

October 19, 2014 NEW MARTINSVILLE — The days of school cafeterias being known only for greasy pizza, hot dogs and plates void of color are meeting their end, at least in the Ohio Valley. more »»

St. Clairsville Native Is Safety Manager at Naval Hospital

October 19, 2014 ST.CLAIRSVILLE — St. Clairsville native David Horn, a commander in the Naval Surface Force Atlantic, never dreamed he would be in the Navy for 28 years. more »»

New Council Member Dickson Sworn In

October 18, 2014 Angelina Dickson was sworn in as Weirton’s new 6th Ward councilwoman at the Municipal Building on Friday. “The entire city administration is here today to support you. more »»

Wheeling's Comprehensive Plan

Download Wheeling's Draft Comprehensive Plan

September 21, 2014 Click the link to view and download the city's draft Comprehensive Plan. more »»

Updated Zoning Codes High on Priority List

September 21, 2014 WHEELING — The new comprehensive plan being developed in Wheeling may ask city leaders to take a fresh look at the way they view downtown development. more »»

Review Wheeling Plan Regularly

September 15, 2014 Several points in the proposed new comprehensive plan for Wheeling are sensible. If anything, attention to them is overdue. more »»

Plan Focuses on Quality, Not Quantity

September 15, 2014 WHEELING — It’s not your grandfather’s Wheeling anymore. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing, according to a draft of the city’s new comprehensive plan. more »»

Reaction to Plan Comprehensive

September 15, 2014 WHEELING — The public got a chance Monday to take a closer look at city leaders’ vision for the next decade during a pair of meetings on the recently released draft of the city’s new comprehensive... more »»

Editorials

Ebola ‘Czar’ Political Move

October 20, 2014 In what may be the most irresponsible act of his tenure, President Barack Obama has appointed a political hack to lead the fight against Ebola. more »»

Getting More Help For Drug Addicts

October 20, 2014 During a visit to Belmont County last week, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, discussed an epidemic that makes Ebola look tame in comparison. more »»

Reject Political Mud Slinging

October 19, 2014 Experienced political operatives may well chuckle when they hear voters complaining about “negative campaigning” — more appropriately referred to as mud slinging. more »»

Ending One-Party Control of W.Va.

October 19, 2014 Very few of those who will cast ballots in the Nov. 4 election were even born the last time the West Virginia Legislature was not controlled by the Democrat Party. more »»

Address Recycling Programs’ Expense

October 19, 2014 A conference slated to begin today in Huntington will focus on “recycling, re-use and sustainability” relating to the mountains of junk and garbage West Virginians dispose of every yea. more »»

Local Columns

Don’t Shed Any Tears For the CDC

October 19, 2014 Would it surprise you to learn that one of the functions of the Centers for Disease Control is to prevent “teen dating violence”? The CDC also battles bullying. more »»

Pouring Ice Water on ‘Awareness’ Campaigns

October 19, 2014 Americans have long been vulnerable to fads, those odd behaviors that suddenly become all the rage. more »»

A Different Type of Scenery, Rain, and Deep Freeze

October 19, 2014 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 »»

Legionnaire C. William Harris Being Honored in Cameron

October 19, 2014 Although C. William Harris has never lived in the city of Cameron, the name Bill Harris has been synonymous with that community for many years. more »»

Government Mistrust Is Epidemic

October 18, 2014 By Friday, nearly 30 countries had established bans on travel to and from the three countries — Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea — hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak. more »»

Sports

All Bark, No Bite

October 20, 2014 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Cleveland Browns missed Pro Bowl center Alex Mack maybe even more than they envisioned. more »»

Keselowski Wins to Stay Alive

October 20, 2014 TALLADEGA, Ala. — Coming off a tumultuous week and backed into a must-win situation, Brad Keselowski pulled off one of his biggest victories. more »»

Steelers Wary Of J.J. Watt

October 20, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Josh Mauro pulled the orange mesh top with the No. 99 on it, wiped his forehead and shook his head. Turns out the only thing that might be harder than blocking J.J. more »»

West Virginia In Poll, Ranked 22

October 20, 2014 Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football’s eighth weekend. IN AND OUT West Virginia is ranked for the first time since Oct. 2012. more »»

Not So Freakish Anymore

October 20, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum walked silently through the bustling clubhouse before Saturday’s workout and stuck his left arm straight out as he passed Jean Machi’s locker, offering a friendly fist... more »»

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