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Property Tax Hikes for 23,000 West Virginia Mineral Rights Owners

February 28, 2015 WHEELING — Higher Marcellus and Utica shale output spiked property tax burdens for more than 23,000 oil and natural gas mineral owners across West Virginia this year, according to attorneys for the... more »»


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Property Tax Hikes for 23,000 West Virginia Mineral Rights Owners

February 28, 2015 WHEELING — Higher Marcellus and Utica shale output spiked property tax burdens for more than 23,000 oil and natural gas mineral owners across West Virginia this year, according to attorneys for the... more »»

Guilty Plea in Last Of Cases Related to Steubenville Rape

February 28, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — The former director of technology for the Steubenville City School District pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor charge, bringing an end to the special grand jury investigation into... more »»

Congress Votes For One-Week Funding

February 28, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House members... more »»

No Bomb Found in Wheeling Federal Building Threat

February 28, 2015 WHEELING — The Federal Building in Wheeling and surrounding streets were shut down for about five hours Friday after authorities received a bomb threat for the building. more »»

W.Va. Senate OKs Gun Carry Measure

February 28, 2015 CHARLESTON — A bill eliminating the crime of carrying a concealed weapon in West Virginia passed the Senate on Friday and will move to the House for consideratio. more »»



February 28, 2015 Ray E. Garrett, Jr., 81, of Wellsburg, WV, died peacefully on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family. more »»


February 28, 2015 Mary S. DiClemente, 100, formerly of Wheeling, WV, and St. Clairsville, OH, died Thursday, February 26, 2015, at Heartland-Lansing Nursing Home, Bridgeport, OH. more »»


February 28, 2015 Richard “Rick” Doan, 55, of Belmont, Ohio, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015, at Wheeling Hospital. He was born on December 10, 1959, in Mt. more »»


February 28, 2015 Kermit Fugate Jr., 75, of Triadelphia, WV, passed away Friday, February 27, 2015. more »»


February 28, 2015 Karen Anderson, 68, died Wednesday. Visitation Monday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville. Service Tuesday, 11 a.m. more »»


City Judges Seeking Health Insurance in Wheeling

February 28, 2015 The two private practice lawyers who serve as Wheeling’s part-time municipal judges want to be added to the city’s taxpayer-funded health insurance plan. more »»

Straub Automotive Expands Southward to Glen Dale

February 28, 2015 After many successful years in downtown Wheeling, Straub Automotive relocated to The Highlands in 2010. Now, the company is expanding southward by acquiring the former Glen Dale Motor Co. more »»

$1.28 Million Is Apparent Low Bid for WesBanco Arena Seats in Wheeling

February 28, 2015 Providing a more comfortable experience for WesBanco Arena patrons will come with a price tag just shy of $1. more »»

Wellsburg Family Files Lawsuit Against Mountaineer Gas Company

February 28, 2015 The family who lost a daughter and their home to a natural gas explosion in 2013 has filed suit against Mountaineer Gas Co. and others, alleging they failed to take action to prevent the tragedy. more »»

Weirton Police Arrest Man After BB Gun Discipline

February 28, 2015 Weirton police announced Thursday the arrest of a man for allegedly disciplining his three children by shooting them with a BB gun. more »»


Rethink Plan For Magistrates

February 28, 2015 A well-intentioned bill to restructure West Virginia’s magistrate court system should not be approved by the Legislature until a second look is taken at the numbers. more »»

Reconsider Ohio Solid Waste Rules

February 28, 2015 “Nanny state” government costs all of us plenty, all in the name of protecting us from alleged dangers public officials decide we aren’t responsible enough to avoid voluntarily. more »»

View Severance Tax Cautiously

February 27, 2015 When Ohio Gov. John Kasich first proposed increasing severance taxes on oil and natural gas, many legislators balked. Drilling has been a godsend in East Ohio, they pointed out. more »»

Override Obama Veto on Pipeline

February 27, 2015 President Barack Obama can provide no scientifically based specific reason for vetoing a bill to allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline — but he has killed the measure anyway. more »»

Many Still Rely On Government

February 27, 2015 West Virginia University took part in the analysis of 50 years’ worth of data on the Appalachian Regional Commission’s impact on the region it was intended to help. more »»

Local Columns

Medical Marijuana Bill Won’t Pass

February 28, 2015 West Virginians are among the most compassionate people on earth. That’s why a bill to allow use of marijuana by people with certain health conditions was introduced in the Legislature. more »»

Telling The Truth

February 28, 2015 The Bible says there are Ten Commandments. In journalism, there is one basic but important commandment — never lie. more »»

Lawmakers Can’t Win On Pooling

February 22, 2015 Pretend you and a friend have gone together to buy a couple of acres of land. You have a 75 percent interest. Your buddy has 25 percent. Then, a company contacts you. more »»

Better Writing Skills Help Students With All Subjects

February 22, 2015 There is absolutely no doubt about it: Research has demonstrated that developing writing skills can definitely assist your child to become an even better student in the classroom. more »»

Music Not for the Masses; Helping Others; and Dogs

February 22, 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 »»


Wheeling's Maroon Knights Start Strong, Stay Strong

February 28, 2015 WELLSBURG—Right from the start it seemed like deja vu for the Wheeling Central girls’ basketball team during the West Virginia Class A Region One, Section One Final against Magnolia. more »»

Union Local Jets Overwhelm Ridgewood 77-35

February 28, 2015 BYESVILLE — Hangover? What hangover? Well, maybe for a quarte. more »»

River Finds a Way For 46-44 Victory Against Steubenville Catholic

February 28, 2015 NEW PHILADELPHIA — Sometimes in the Ohio tournament, a team has to find a way. River did that Friday night at New Philadelphia High School, but Steubenville Catholic certainly didn’t go away easil. more »»

Barrage in Second Pushes Steubneville Big Red Into Next Round

February 28, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A second-quarter scoring barrage helped Steubenville pass its initial Ohio Division II sectional test Friday night. more »»

OVAC Sending Seven to Finals

February 28, 2015 HUNTINGTON — Wheeling Park won’t be the only Ohio Valley school represented during tonight’s championship finals at the 68th West Virginia State Wrestling Tournament. more »»

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