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August 30, 2015 DILLES BOTTOM — For years, VanDyne’s Restaurant along Ohio 7 has been known for its family-style food. more »»


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Dilles Bottom Abuzz Over Ethane Cracker

August 30, 2015 DILLES BOTTOM — For years, VanDyne’s Restaurant along Ohio 7 has been known for its family-style food. more »»

Dragon Boats Race on River For a Cause

August 30, 2015 WHEELING — Mythical creatures of Asian folklore filled the Ohio River Saturday in an effort to raise funds for the King’s Daughters Child Care Center in Wheeling. more »»

Book Traces Roots of Pill Mill to West Virginia

August 30, 2015 WHEELING — For years, the Upper Ohio Valley has been dealing with a pain pill epidemic that has destroyed lives and broken families. more »»

Morshower Featured At Dinner For Chamber

August 30, 2015 WHEELING — Actor Glenn Morshower is renowned for his inspirational speeche. more »»

Common Core Results Provide Vague Outlook

August 30, 2015 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still... more »»



August 30, 2015 Benedict “Ben” Clement Frohnapfel, 83, of St. more »»


August 30, 2015 Myrtle Smedley, 91, of Follansbee died Saturday. Gathering from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Hills Memorial Gardens, Follansbee. James Funeral Home. more »»


August 30, 2015 Michael Macaluso, 84, of Weirton died Friday. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sacred Heart of Mary Church, Weirton. more »»


August 30, 2015 Mary Jane Goff, 82, of St. Clairsville died August 28. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, Toothman Funeral Home, St. Clairsville. Services at the convenience of the family. more »»


August 30, 2015 Loretta Nail, 101, of St. Clairsville died August 28. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Monday until time of service at 11:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Nursing Home Chapel, Wheeling. more »»



August 30, 2015 WHEELING—Anyone visiting Wheeling over the Labor Day weekend may hear the roar of high-powered speed boat engines on the river, guns blasting at Camp Russel or symphonic music in the hills of... more »»

Machine Shop Donates Labor to Submarine Project

August 30, 2015 WHEELING — A Fulton-based machine shop is helping to bring maritime history to life by donating labor and resources to the restoration of a World War II-era submarine. TK Innovation Inc. more »»

Police Reports

August 30, 2015 WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT At 8:38 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to a burglary report on Poplar Avenue. BELMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT Reports At 11: 18 a.m. more »»

Woman Drives Car Into Miklas Meat Market in Wheeling

August 29, 2015 A woman was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries Friday after she drove her vehicle into the front of Miklas Meat Market at Edgington Lane and Carmel Road in Woodsdale. more »»

Bellaire Purchasing New Fire Truck

August 29, 2015 The Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department is getting a new fire truck valued at $435,495, and officials say the village has the means to pay for it over the next decade. more »»


Make Children’s Safety Top Priority

August 30, 2015 Thank heaven school bus drivers are looking out for the children they transport — because throughout the Ohio Valley, hundreds of motorists are demonstrating they just don’t care. more »»

EPA Arrogance Knows No Bounds

August 30, 2015 Many West Virginians and Ohioans are as worried about the Environmental Protection Agency’s new water rules as they are concerning the agency’s assault on the coal industry and reasonably priced... more »»

Consider New Water Wells for Wheeling

August 30, 2015 Last week we reported Wheeling’s new water treatment plant dealt successfully with the threat posed by elevated blue-green algae levels in the Ohio River, from which drinking water for thousands of... more »»

Pats on the Back:

August 30, 2015 - To public safety workers and civilians honored last week in Wheeling. Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger presented several awards and commendations, some for life-saving efforts. more »»

Above Average Not Acceptable

August 29, 2015 Most Ohio County public school students who took the state’s new standardized test could not achieve scores demonstrating grade-level proficiency in English and mathematics. 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 »»


Valley Capitalizes On Bulldogs’ Errors

August 30, 2015 BROOKSIDE — Trey Streets combined for just over 300 yards in total offense as Valley roared to an 18-0 halftime lead before defeating homestanding and mistake-prone Bridgeport, 24-8, Saturday night... more »»

Big Reds’ 2015 Debut Spoiled by Ridgewood

August 30, 2015 WEST LAFAYETTE — The tone was set early and the hole simply was too deep for Bellair. more »»

Beallsville Falls to Hardin Northern, 54-8

August 30, 2015 BEALLSVILLE — The Beallsville High School football team waited nearly three months to display the fruits of its labor. more »»

Steelers D Falters in Loss

August 30, 2015 ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.— Rex Ryan said it’s finally time to select the Buffalo Bills starting quarterback. And the decision won’t be an easy one. more »»

Pirates Stay Hot in 4-3 Win

August 30, 2015 PITTSBURGH — A resurgent J.A. Happ worked into the sixth inning, Aramis Ramirez hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates held off the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Saturday nigh. more »»

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