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Help Still Sought On Wheeling Creek

September 2, 2015 WHEELING — City leaders said Tuesday they will continue working with the West Virginia Conservation Agency to address a blockage of Wheeling Creek in the Elm Grove area of Wheeling following heavy... more »»

 
 
 

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Help Still Sought On Wheeling Creek

September 2, 2015 WHEELING — City leaders said Tuesday they will continue working with the West Virginia Conservation Agency to address a blockage of Wheeling Creek in the Elm Grove area of Wheeling following heavy... more »»

Marshall County Looking At Smoking Enforcement

September 2, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County health officials on Tuesday discussed how the county’s smoking laws can be better enforced. more »»

Zuccaro To Spend Rest Of Life in Prison

September 2, 2015 WELLSBURG — Convicted murderer Rocco Jesse Zuccaro was sentenced Monday to spend the rest of his life in prison for the shooting death of 30-year-old Jason Pratz of McKinleyville. more »»

Algae Doesn’t Merit Ban on Ohio River; Events Go On

September 2, 2015 WHEELING — Health officials continue to urge residents to avoid direct exposure to the Ohio River because of blue-green algae in the water, but say the situation does not merit an outright ban on... more »»

Manchin To Hold Town Hall On Iran

September 2, 2015 WHEELING — Yet to take a firm position on the Iran nuclear deal, Sen. more »»

Obituaries

ROBERT SHEPHERD

September 2, 2015 Robert L. “Bob” Shepherd, 91, of Bethesda, Ohio, died peacefully on August 31, 2015, at Glenwood Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Dublin, Ohio, surrounded by his famil. more »»

THOMAS MCBRIDE

September 2, 2015 Thomas William McBride, 79, of Follansbee, W.Va., died peacefully on August 31, 2015 at Trinity Medical Center West. He was born on November 28, 1935 in Follansbee, W.Va. more »»

EMILEE HOBSON

September 2, 2015 Emilee Marie Hobson, 21, of Moundsville, W.Va., passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015. She was born August 6, 1994 in Wheeling, W.Va. more »»

TORI WILLIAMS

September 2, 2015 Tori Beth Harter Williams, 39, of Jupiter, FL, formerly of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015, surrounded by her loving family in Wheeling. more »»

WALTER WESTERMAN

September 2, 2015 Walter “Cas” Earl Westerman, 91, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at his residence. He was born on December 20, 1923, in Pittsburgh, Pa. more »»

Community

State Patrol Cruiser Involved in Highway Crash Near Bridgeport

September 2, 2015 An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper and an unspecified driver of a Chevrolet pickup truck are recovering from a crash that took place alongside the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near Bridgeport... more »»

Wheeling's Dragon Boat Team Trains Together, Wins Together

September 2, 2015 Rowing with all the organization of a trained regiment, the OV CrossFit Dragon Boat team pulled ahead and won the first Dragon Boat Wheeling event in a close race at Wheeling’s Heritage Port on... more »»

Home Rule Questioned Upon Passage in Moundsville

September 2, 2015 As Moundsville City Council voted to approve and submit the city’s application to the Municipal Home Rule Pilot program, a concerned citizen continued to urge caution on the long-term risks of... more »»

Ohio County Commissioners Reject 21 Percent Water Rate Increase Submitted By PSD

September 2, 2015 Ohio County commissioners on Tuesday said no to a proposed 21 percent rate hike for water customers submitted to them by the county’s Public Service District. more »»

New Murder Trial Dates Set for Accused in St. Clairsville

September 2, 2015 Trial dates for two men accused of murder were set Tuesday in Belmont County. Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato set trials for Michael Christopher LaMotte and Joseph Edward Barton. more »»

Editorials

Ensuring Big Trucks Are Safe

September 2, 2015 More than twice a day on average during April, May and June, West Virginia Public Service Commission inspectors mandated that commercial trucks be taken out of service. more »»

Constitutional Rights Imperiled

September 2, 2015 It appears the very agency accused of spying unconstitutionally on Americans now has the authority to stop anyone who objects. Two recent court rulings make that clear. In 2013, a U.S. more »»

Rethink Health Care Approvals

September 2, 2015 Health care providers in West Virginia have complained for years about the state’s Certificate of Need rule. more »»

Stop Inciting Violence Against Law Officers

September 2, 2015 Many in law enforcement feel under siege because of public protests in which violence directed at them is encouraged. more »»

Ponder Facts, Not Propaganda

September 1, 2015 “Buddie” the marijuana legalization mascot has begun hitting the road in Ohio, urging voters — especially college students — to vote for state Issue 3 on the November election ballot. more »»

Local Columns

Teachers Need To Be the Leaders in Their Classrooms

August 30, 2015 As a senior at the University of Pittsburgh in 1969, I was finishing my student-teaching obligation in the Pittsburgh Public Schools system. The experience was a disaster. more »»

Almost Redneck Heaven?

August 30, 2015 Brace yourself, Wheeling, to lose a big chunk of the travel and tourism money that rolls into town. more »»

Changes at Indian Mound Will Include Removal of Most Trees

August 30, 2015 There will be some changes at the Mound, the first of which is expected to be undertaken this fall. There are currently seven large trees on the Mound, with six of them to be removed. more »»

Keeping the Flag Flying; A Worldwide Event; and Colors

August 30, 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 newspaper. more »»

Congress Should Reject Flawed Deal With Iran

August 30, 2015 As a young second lieutenant in the Air Force in 2005, my first assignment as an intelligence officer was with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C. more »»

Sports

Butov’s Hat Trick Propels Wheeling Park Past Parkersburg South

September 2, 2015 WHEELING — During the team huddle before running out on the field to begin the game, Wheeling Park boys’ soccer coach Mario Julian told his team that he wanted a goal within the first 10 minute. more »»

Shadyside Wins First in Volleyball

September 2, 2015 SHADYSIDE — After dropping a tough, five-set decision to St. more »»

Indian Creek Spikes Steubenville

September 2, 2015 WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek had it going on all cylinders Tuesday night as it swept Steubenville in three sets for its third volleyball victory. more »»

Buckeye Trail Sweep Martins Ferry

September 2, 2015 MARTINS FERRY — Buckeye Trail has only one senior on its varsity volleyball roster. Still, coach Jeff Beros boasts a veteran squad and it showed Tuesday. more »»

Nelson, Milwaukee Top Pittsburgh

September 2, 2015 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jimmy Nelson pitched seven dominant innings and the Milwaukee Brewers tagged Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole for five early runs on the way to a 7-4 victory Tuesday night. more »»

 
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Dodging Raindrops and Rabbits

July 14, 2015 I don't know about you, but I'm really growing tired of the rain. It's made it very difficult to plan anything outdoors, from simply cooking on the grill to cutting the grass. more »

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