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Chief Often Left Alone

April 21, 2014 BELLAIRE — When a report of a woman shot on Hamilton Street in Bellaire late Sunday afternoon turned out to be unfounded, Police Chief Mike Kovalyk was understandably relieved. more »»


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Burger Plant Is Still Operational

April 21, 2014 SHADYSIDE — Although the R.E. Burger power plant stopped producing coal-fired electricity in 2010 to reduce FirstEnergy Corp. more »»

Fracking Foes Cringe As Unions Back Drilling Boom

April 21, 2014 PITTSBURGH — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they’re now... more »»

Feds: Biofuels Worse For Environment Than Gasoline

April 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions... more »»

Fund Helping Battle Cancer

April 21, 2014 WHEELING — Shirley and George Weaver Jr. have always worked to set a good example for their four children, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. more »»


Mary Bluthardt

April 21, 2014 BLUTHARDT, Mary L., 73, of Lakeland, FL, and formerly of Martins Ferry, OH, and New Castle, PA, died Wednesday, April 16, 201. more »»

Mary Lou Matthew

April 21, 2014 MATTHEW, Mary Lou, 78, of Weirton died Sunday. Visitation Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Steel & Wolfe Inc., 380 Penco Road, Weirton. Funeral 10 a.m. Thursday at Christ United Methodist Church. more »»

Joan Morando

April 21, 2014 MORANDO, Joan J., 81, of South Fourth Street, Martins Ferry, OH, died Saturday, April 19, 2014. Arrangements are pending at Keller Funeral Home. more »»

John Nau

April 21, 2014 NAU, John J. “Jack,” 91, of Wheeling, WV, died Friday, April 18, 2014. He was born September 3, 1922 in Wheeling, a son of the late John J. and Mary Mihalek Nau. more »»

Bernice Nolan

April 21, 2014 NOLAN, Bernice, 87, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014 in Liza’s Place, Valley Hospice Care Center South, Wheeling. more »»


Diabetes Assistance Dogs Smell Blood Sugar Changes

April 21, 2014 Some diabetics across the nation are using dogs that can sniff out blood sugar changes in the body. But just how the canines can do the work appears to remain a mystery. more »»

ECS Building To Be Auctioned Via Court Order, WVNCC Interested

April 21, 2014 A court-ordered auction is planned for a former downtown bus terminal — a building that West Virginia Northern Community College is interested in possibly purchasing. more »»

DOH: Boulder-Catching Net To Be Repaired Along W.Va. 2

April 20, 2014 In response to a tragic 2005 accident that resulted in a man’s death, the West Virginia Division of Highways installed a steel mesh barrier to prevent rockslide boulders from falling onto The Narrow... more »»

Electronics Recycling Is Day Set

April 20, 2014 WHEELING — Ohio County residents with outdated computers, discarded cell phones, old VCRs or even a broken 1980s boombox they wish to discard can dispose of them at an electronics recycling event... more »»

Coast Guard Auxiliary Encourages Safe Boating

April 20, 2014 TRIADELPHIA — With summer just around the corner, members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Wheeling Chapter are preparing to help Ohio Valley residents get ready for a safe season of boating. more »»


Hold Down Taxes, Fees

April 21, 2014 Most of the time when towns and cities face budget gaps, municipal officials get together to work something out. Something different is being done in Weirton. more »»

Politics Behind Delay on Pipeline

April 21, 2014 It has become clear politics is the only thing preventing President Barack Obama from deciding whether to approve the proposed Keystone XL pipelin. more »»

Getting Trucks Back in Control

April 20, 2014 For a time after the gas drilling boom hit the Northern Panhandle, it seemed as if most of the companies involved were trying hard to be good neighbors. Big trucks were preceded by pilot cars. more »»

Easter Ends Long Winter of the Soul

April 20, 2014 With fingers crossed, many area residents are hoping spring is finally here. We certainly had more than enough of the long, snowy, cold winter. more »»

Focus on Owners Of Dangerous Dogs

April 20, 2014 Between the end of 2011 and this February, government agencies in the Dayton area received about 60 complaints about a home in that city, according to a published report. more »»

Local Columns

Crosses Not Harming Anyone

April 20, 2014 I suspect many people share my opinion about separation of church and state in America: Crosses on public property aren’t that big a deal. I could write a book about things that concern me more. more »»

Here’s How to Get Rid of Fear, Stress in Our Lives

April 20, 2014 In the last few weeks there have been numerous events that would make average men or women pull their hair wondering, “What’s going to happen next?” A plane has fallen out of the sky and over a mont... more »»

Grand Vue Park Celebrates 40th

April 20, 2014 Grand Vue Park will be observing its 40th anniversary on April 27 with an Open House from 1-5 p.m. more »»

Truly Sincere Gifts Are Anonymous

April 20, 2014 “Make certain you do not perform your religious duties in public so that people see what you do publicly, you will not have any reward from your Father in heave. more »»

Who Would Succeed Manchin?

April 19, 2014 No doubt some U.S. senators, both Democrats and Republicans, get tired of hearing Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., talk about how we do things in the Mountain State. The feeling is mutual, in a way. more »»


Penguins Face Pivotal Game 3

April 21, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Not so long ago, the Columbus Blue Jackets were the worst team in the NHL. more »»

Indians Knock off Blue Jays

April 21, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona gave his team a pep talk Saturday after they lost for the seventh time in nine games. more »»

Bucs fall to Brewers in 14 innings

April 21, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates aren’t accustomed to seeing closer Jason Grilli struggle. They are, however, plenty familiar with Ryan Braun punishing them. more »»

Wheeling Wrestling Club Making Huge Strides

April 20, 2014 WHEELING — Tomorrow’s wrestlers certainly have fared well for themselves today. more »»

Nailers Take A 2-0 Lead

April 20, 2014 NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Call it the goal that almost never happened. more »»

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