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Wheeling to Pay $3M More to Prepare Health Plan Site

February 7, 2016 WHEELING — Site preparation for The Health Plan’s new headquarters in the 1100 block of downtown Wheeling — including building demolition, streetscaping and a new sewer system — will cost the city... more »»


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Wheeling to Pay $3M More to Prepare Health Plan Site

February 7, 2016 WHEELING — Site preparation for The Health Plan’s new headquarters in the 1100 block of downtown Wheeling — including building demolition, streetscaping and a new sewer system — will cost the city... more »»

Development Brings Jobs, But Often Costs Taxpayers Big Time

February 7, 2016 By IAN HICKS City Editor WHEELING — When The Health Plan opens its new headquarters in downtown Wheeling sometime next year, bringing with it about 325 employees currently working in S. more »»

IEA: Renewable Energy to Surpass Coal by 2030

February 7, 2016 WHEELING — The combination of hydropower, wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy will generate more electricity than coal by 2030, according to the Paris-based International Energy Agency. more »»

Three People Killed In Off-Road Accident

February 7, 2016 POWHATAN POINT —Three people died in a recreational vehicle crash on Saturday. more »»

Judicial Races Decided in Primary

February 7, 2016 By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — West Virginia voters will elect judicial candidates when they go to the polls May 10, because for the first time this year judge’s races are being decided in... more »»



February 7, 2016 Joseph Michael Shercell, 81, of Hurt, VA, died January 4, 2016, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born August 29, 1934 in Wheeling, WV, to the late Joseph P. and Mary (Gregorcic) Shercel. more »»


February 7, 2016 Raleigh Dean Mason, 73, of Wellsburg, WV died peacefully on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. Arrangements are pending at the Mullenbach Funeral Home Follansbee, WV. more »»


February 7, 2016 Margaret Blair, age 89, of Moundsville, died Friday, February 5, 2016 at home. She was born April 12, 1926 in Clarksburg, WV daughter of the late Amador and Nola Rodriguez Garcia. more »»


February 7, 2016 Louise Cheffy, 90, Barnesville, died Tuesday. Visitation Saturday 1 p.m. until service 4 p.m. Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville. more »»


February 7, 2016 Daniel Villono, age 29, of Sistersville, WV died Feb. 5, 2016. Visitation 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 with memorial service at 3 pm at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville. more »»


Made With Love

February 7, 2016 WHEELING — Kindergarten and first-grade Corpus Christi School students visited The Home for Men in Warwood this week to collaborate on an art project for Catholic Schools Week. more »»

Natural Gas Customers See Benefit of Drilling

February 7, 2016 Five years of Marcellus and Utica shale drilling are helping residential Dominion East Ohio customers see monthly natural gas bills less than half those they paid in December 2010, according to the... more »»

Ohio County Providing Free Adult Education Classes

February 7, 2016 WHEELING — A high school diploma often isn’t enough to land a position in today’s job market, and it’s even harder for those without college diplomas to find employment. more »»

JMHS Club Feels The (Heart) Beat in Glen Dale

February 7, 2016 Members of “Monarch Medical” — John Marshall High School’s simulated workplace for nursing and therapeutic care — hosted a “Go Red for Women” Day” Friday to educate the public on heart conditions... more »»

Bel-O-Mar Seeks Public Comment

February 7, 2016 WHEELING — The Bel-O-Mar Regional Council is proposing to revise the FY2016 - FY2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). more »»


Students Would Be Victims of Strike

February 7, 2016 Differences between the Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education and the district’s teachers’ union are substantial enough that the threat of a strike has been raised. more »»

Turnpike Toll Funds Important to W.Va.

February 7, 2016 Tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike should be eliminated after 2019, when bonds used to improve the highway are retired, a state legislator believes. more »»

Need for School Reform Is Clear Need Is Clear

February 6, 2016 Evidence basic reforms are needed in how West Virginia public schools educate our children was abundant long before the truly awful results of a new standardized test were released last summe. more »»

More Treatment Funding Needed

February 6, 2016 West Virginia legislators are in no mood to hear requests they spend more money. more »»

‘Pay-to-Stay’ May Help With Inmates

February 6, 2016 Belmont County officials looking for ways to cope with the problem of too many prisoners for too little jail space may want to consider a “pay-to-stay” policy. more »»

Local Columns

Lawmakers Have Power On Schools

February 7, 2016 You knew it was bound to come up: Some critics of the West Virginia Legislature’s tinkering with public schools say what lawmakers are doing is unconstitutional. Wrong. more »»

Our Priorities May Be Just a Bit Out of Line

February 7, 2016 The character of Gordon Gekko in the movie “Wall Street” is most famous for his “Greed is Good” speech. more »»

Moundsville Exploring Options on Four Seasons Pool

February 7, 2016 Now that Moundsville City Council has received a renovation feasibility study to determine the condition of not only the existing heating and de-humidification system of Four Seasons Pool, but the... more »»

Finding the Fat, Then Cutting It

February 6, 2016 Sit down for this: On one of the most critical issues facing West Virginia, Democrat and Republican legislators seem to agree. more »»

The Best In His Field

February 6, 2016 He’s up before dawn most every day. The tire tracks in the snow shows he is the first down the road. more »»


Froehlich, Irish Win 1-A Crown

February 7, 2016 By SHAWN RINE Sports Editor ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A coach cannot teach the type of height Lindsey Froehlich possesses. And statistics show that nobody produces OVAC girls’ basketball champions like St. more »»

No. 4 Wheeling Jesuit Men Defeat No. 2 Fairmont State

February 7, 2016 WHEELING — Fourth-ranked Wheeling Jesuit pulled away from No. 2 Fairmont State over the final 10 minutes to come away with the 91-82 win over the Falcons on Saturday at the McDonough Center. more »»

Penguins Beat Panthers, 3-2 in OT

February 7, 2016 SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Kris Letang scored two goals, including the winner on a power play in overtime, to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Florida Panthers. more »»

Royals Blank Nailers, 6-0

February 7, 2016 By TRACY WATSON For The News-Register WHEELING — After watching a two-goal third period lead disappear Friday night and turn into a loss, Reading left no doubt last night that they were going to ge... more »»

Linsly Falls to Fort Frye for 3-A Title

February 7, 2016 By TRACY WATSON For The News-Register FLUSHING — There is no question that if you want to beat Linsly’s girls’ basketball team you have to find a way to either stop, or at least slow down the Lady... more »»

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