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Bad Record? No Problem for Cops

September 22, 2014 LOS ANGELES — A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply... more »»


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Bad Record? No Problem for Cops

September 22, 2014 LOS ANGELES — A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply... more »»

Truancy Tops 30 Percent In W.Va.

September 22, 2014 CHARLESTON (AP) — Nearly a third of West Virginia’s public school students were truant during the 2013-2014 academic year and several counties had truancy rates exceeding 50 percent, Department of... more »»

Animal Lovers Swayed Ban List

September 22, 2014 CHARLESTON (AP) — This summer, 7-year-olds who love bunnies and grandparents with spider monkeys gave an earful to West Virginia officials while they decided which animals are too dangerous to ow. more »»

Wetzel Schools Have $4.7 Million to Spend

September 22, 2014 NEW MARTINSVILLE — Wetzel County Schools officials have a $4.7 million surplus to spend, and they are asking the community to list how they want that money to be used. Treasurer Jeffrey A. more »»

Shale Conference Comes to Pittsburgh

September 22, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Oil and natural gas officials will trade in their work boots for dress shoes at the Shale Insight 2014 conference, set for Wednesday and Thursday at the David L. more »»



September 22, 2014 Ralph E. “Butch” Antill, 77, of Shadyside, Ohio, died Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV. more »»


September 22, 2014 Katherine Anderson, 84, of Folsom, WV, died Sunday at her home while surrounded by her family. Friends received 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Williams Funeral Home in Pine Grove, WV. more »»


September 22, 2014 Walter Ora Streight of Proctor, WV passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014, at Wheeling Hospital. Family will receive friends Tuesday, September 23, 2014, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. more »»


September 22, 2014 Anna Mae Kozel, 84, of Bridgeport died Saturday. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with 2 p.m. Wake Service at Wilson Funeral Home, Brooksiside. Funeral mass 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. more »»


September 22, 2014 Janett L. Warner, 70, of Freesport died Saturday. Visitation Tuesday at 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. service at Kelly Kemp Braido & Patron Funeral Home, Barnesville. more »»


Victims’ Families Share Painful Bond

September 22, 2014 Sharon Parker sees the National Murder Victims Day of Remembrance vigil as a time for surviving loved ones of murder victims to share a common and painful bon. more »»

Diner Has Burgers, Fries And Side of Rock ’N’ Roll

September 22, 2014 Rowdy Workman said the 1950s-style rock music blaring outside his new Rock ‘N’ Rowdy’s Restaurant in Moundsville will help attract customers, but he believes a variety of freshly cooked sandwiches... more »»

The former W.Va. Pen’s Dungeon of Horrors Begins new spine-tingling Season

September 21, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — For those looking for some frightening fun, zombies will greet brave visitors at the 2014 Dungeon of Horrors haunted house inside the former West Virginia Penitentiary. more »»

Long-Time Oglebay Naturalist Hits Trail to Retirement

September 21, 2014 WHEELING — Greg Park has helped introduce nature to thousands of Ohio Valley residents. more »»

Symposium Set For Medical Workers

September 21, 2014 An Emergency/Trauma Symposium sponsored by the Wheeling Office of Pre-Hospital Care will provide continuing education credits to attending physicians, nurses and paramedics. 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 »»


EPA Attempts To Mislead

September 22, 2014 Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency agreed to extend the public comment period on the proposed Clean Power Plan, which targets coal-fired power plants and attempts to subject those plant... more »»

Support Juvenile Drug Court Work

September 22, 2014 Many juveniles who abuse drugs and alcohol have not yet become addicted. Those who are sometimes are not so strongly hooked that there are excellent prospects for treating them. more »»

Reforming W.Va. Public Education

September 21, 2014 West Virginia’s new state superintendent of schools, Michael?Martirano, has his work cut out for him. more »»

Defending Against Invasive Species

September 21, 2014 Until recently, most Americans knew little about exotic diseases. Now, the Ebola epidemic in Africa is a center of attention. more »»

Don’t Risk Draining Rainy Day Reserves

September 21, 2014 West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray?Tomblin is absolutely, positively, unequivocally right that now is no time to increase taxes, even though there is a massive hole in the state budget. more »»

Local Columns

Stars Get Away With Violence

September 21, 2014 Perhaps Ray Rice should consider a new career as a movie star or musician. Maybe he could convince Roger Goodell to manage him. more »»

Praying for an End to Drug Epidemic in America

September 21, 2014 Last month we were dealing with the suicide of Robin Williams and the challenges that he may have had with drugs. more »»

Highs and Lows of The Highlands; and Take Cover

September 21, 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 »»

Cameron High School Helping Honor Hundred High Seniors

September 21, 2014 Cameron High School will be hosting both Weirton Madonna and Hundred High Schools on Friday at Dragon Stadium. more »»

Tennant Future Prospects Dim

September 20, 2014 Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., is well on her way to becoming West Virginia’s next U.S. senator. Her campaign is the stuff of which most politicians can only dream. more »»


Wheeling Natives Get Nod

September 22, 2014 Staff Writer WHEELING — Big changes are afoot for the Charleston-based West Virginia Golf Association’s Hall of Fam. more »»

Steelers Run Past Panthers

September 22, 2014 By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Once the Pittsburgh Steelers found the end zone, they didn’t seem to want to leave. more »»

Pirates Moving Closer to Playoff Berth

September 22, 2014 By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Vance Worley is used to his body breaking down at this point in the season. An unexpected break allowed the Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander to regrou. more »»

Browns Bumble Their Way to 23-21 Defeat

September 22, 2014 By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — The fake play — helped by Johnny Manziel’s superb acting — worked to perfection but got called back. One field goal hit the uprights, another was blocked. more »»

Hamlin Suffers Major Championship Blow

September 22, 2014 By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer LOUDON, N.H. — Denny Hamlin folded his arms in the New Hampshire garage, stared at the big screen and watched teammate Kyle Busch hit the wal. more »»

W.Va. News

Company says gas leak in Wetzel creek isn't hazard

September 22, 2014 NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A Columbia Pipeline Group spokesman says a natural gas leak into a Wetzel County creek doesn't pose a threat to the environment. more »»

WVU board OKs exceeding non-classified staff limit

September 22, 2014 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University's board has approved a plan to expand the percentage of the school's non-classified staff. more »»

W.Va. Broadcasters Hall of Fame to induct 10

September 22, 2014 HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former ESPN executive Dan Shoemaker is among 10 people named to the West Virginia Broadcasters Hall of Fame. more »»

W.Va. children's chorus adding 3 new groups

September 22, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Appalachian Children's Chorus has launched a new group in Putnam County and plans to establish two more in Kanawha and Raleigh County. more »»

W.Va. public school truancy rate tops 30 pct

September 21, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State figures show that nearly a third of West Virginia's public school students were truant during the 2013-2014 academic year. more »»

Ohio News

Senator wants director of Ohio prisons panel fired

September 22, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The chairwoman of a prisons oversight committee that has taken recent hard looks at Ohio's troubled prison food contract and security issues in prisons wants the panel's... more »»

Brent Spence bridge safe despite falling concrete

September 22, 2014 HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Inspectors say the Brent Spence Bridge is safe despite the concrete pieces that fell off of it over the weekend smashing a car. more »»

Ohio utility swaps fencing to deter metal thieves

September 22, 2014 AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A major electricity provider in northeast Ohio is installing special security fencing and thermal-imaging cameras at some substations to keep out would-be metal thieves. more »»

Editorials from around Ohio

September 22, 2014 Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio... more »»

Falling tree kills Ohio woman

September 22, 2014 MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Police in the northeast Ohio city of Massillon were trying to identity a woman killed when a tree apparently fell on her in a park. more »»

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