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Traffic Stop Turns Into Foot Chase in Belmont County

April 24, 2015 Law enforcement agencies in Belmont County are still searching for a man who fled the scene of a traffic stop along Interstate 470 at about 7:54 p.m. Thursday. more »»


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Traffic Stop Turns Into Foot Chase in Belmont County

April 24, 2015 Law enforcement agencies in Belmont County are still searching for a man who fled the scene of a traffic stop along Interstate 470 at about 7:54 p.m. Thursday. more »»

Bringing a Light Fix To Heavy Traffic on Ohio 7

April 24, 2015 BELLAIRE — Drivers frustrated by heavier than normal traffic at the Interstate 470/Ohio 7 interchange could soon get relief, as the Ohio Department of Transportation plans to spend nearly $1 million... more »»

Crash on U.S. 40 in Triadelphia Results in Fatality

April 24, 2015 WHEELING — A 29-year-old Triadelphia man was killed as the result of a head-on two-vehicle crash on U.S. 40 shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday, according to Sheriff Pat Butler. more »»

United Way Campaign Surpasses $789,000 Goal

April 24, 2015 WHEELING — Members of United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley announced fundraising success for their 2014-15 campaign Thursday. more »»

Hostages Killed By American Drones

April 24, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Blaming the “fog of war,” President Barack Obama revealed Thursday that U.S. more »»



April 24, 2015 Martha Jane Hood, age 88, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, formerly of Woodsfield, Ohio, passed away Wednesday. Visitation from 11 a.m. Monday until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. more »»


April 24, 2015 James “Rod” Sherbs, 64, of Scio, formerly of Colerain, died Tuesday. Services on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio. Friends call Saturday from 2-8 p.m. more »»


April 24, 2015 Mary Glenn Dickinson Carmichael died at her home in Lyme, New Hampshire, on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Services were private. more »»


April 24, 2015 Julia R. Sapon, 62, of Wheeling, WV, was born on December 13, 1952, and passed away on April 21, 2015, at Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV, after a long battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family. more »»


April 24, 2015 TOGETHER AGAIN Goldie Lucille “Lucy” Wyatt Brautigam, 85, of Wheeling, WV, passed away at her residence on April 23, 2015. more »»


Cabela’s Announces Avon, Ohio, Location

April 24, 2015 When Cabela’s opened its Wheeling store about 11 years ago, it was the company’s 10th. On Thursday, Cabela’s Inc. announced plans for store No. more »»

Seven Become Neighborhood Assistant Volunteers

April 24, 2015 With Thursday’s addition of seven new uniformed volunteers to its Neighborhood Assistant Volunteer program, the Wheeling Police Department’s NAV is now the largest such group in the state. more »»

School Chief Tours Ohio Co. Facilities

April 24, 2015 West Virginia School Superintendent Michael Martirano wore multi-colored polka dot socks when he toured Ohio County school facilities Thursday, and it earned him a connection with local students. more »»

Shadyside Looks to the Future

April 24, 2015 The Shadyside Local School District stands to benefit from the possible increase in population and related taxes that could come with a proposed ethane cracker plant in Belmont County. more »»

Public Invited to WJU Discussion April 30 in Wheeling

April 24, 2015 WHEELING — The public is invited to attend a free discussion at Wheeling Jesuit University on “Paradox: The African-American Male,” at 6 p.m. more »»


Make Records Access Easier

April 24, 2015 Taking Ohioans’ right to government information more seriously has been a long time coming to the General Assembly. more »»

Fire VA Officials In W.Va. Scandal

April 24, 2015 Members of Congress should have just one question for Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald: Has the VA official who made a drug-related decision that put veterans at risk been... more »»

Cracker Potential Real for Our Area

April 24, 2015 Cracker plants may have started to sound to many area residents something like pots of gold at the end of the rainbow — more dreams than reality. more »»

Don’t Grant Request By Would-Be Assassin

April 24, 2015 John Hinckley Jr. shot then-President Ronald Reagan in 1981. The attack nearly killed Reagan. His press secretary, James Brady, was left with permanent brain injury. more »»

Revisit CAC Board Picks

April 23, 2015 A meeting scheduled for today between Jefferson County commissioners and the head of the local Community Action Council will not be pleasant. That is appropriate. more »»

Local Columns

Water, Water Everywhere

April 19, 2015 “Strike while the drought is hot,” a reader advised local economic development leaders in an email to me. It’s not a bad idea in view of events in California. more »»

Proposed Pipeline Good for Ohio, Our Entire Region

April 19, 2015 Just a few years ago, natural gas inventories were shrinking, and the country was considering importing a liquefied form of gas from the Middle East. What a difference a few years make. more »»

Moundsville Business Reopens Under New Management

April 19, 2015 Johnny and Shar’s Big Dipper in Moundsville reopened Friday with changes, the most notable being the personnel dipping the ice cream and serving food items, as the Clay Wise and the Jim Wise... more »»

Convincing Democrats to Rebel

April 17, 2015 Sens. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, should be taking Sen. more »»

Let’s Dig In the Dirt

April 17, 2015 I sat looking out at a blue-gray sky filled with streaky white clouds. If I am patient, I will see what I came for at this early evening hour. A few more minutes and it happened. more »»


For John Mashall, ‘O’ & ‘D’ Spells Out W-I-N

April 24, 2015 NEW MARTINSVILLE — The John Marshall softball team has proven this year it not only can hit, but also pitch. more »»

Wheeling Park’s Kat Scratches Parkersburg

April 24, 2015 WHEELING — Wheeling Park hurt Parkersburg with the bunt, took advantage of six errors and got solid pitching from MacKenzie Amend and Skylar Carrington to gain a huge victory Thursday. more »»

Tyler Knights Walk Their Way to 16-5 Rout of Cameron Dragons

April 24, 2015 CAMERON — Dylan Glover’s first-inning grand slam set the tone, and Tyler Consolidated never looked back en route to a 16-5 victory against host Cameron on Thursday. more »»

Shadyside Tigers Pounce on Barnesville Shamrocks, 11-1

April 24, 2015 SHADYSIDE — Scoring runs with two outs is never a bad thing. more »»

Pens on Brink of Early Summer Vacation

April 24, 2015 ST. LOUIS — Blowouts are rare this time of year in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Still, it only counts as one win. more »»

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