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Polls Open Today for Ohio Primary

May 5, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Voters in many East Ohio communities go to the polls today to cast their ballots in the 2015 primary election. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. more »»


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Polls Open Today for Ohio Primary

May 5, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Voters in many East Ohio communities go to the polls today to cast their ballots in the 2015 primary election. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. more »»

A Bridge Too Far, Benwood Says

May 5, 2015 BENWOOD — The use of city funds to demolish a portion of the dilapidated Bellaire Bridge is off the table, according to Benwood officials — at least for now. more »»

Raise Is Off And Running

May 5, 2015 WHEELING — Participants are excited and optimistic that today’s second-annual Amazing Raise Ohio Valley will generate more donations than last year’s event. more »»

New Martinsville OK's School Police Funds

May 5, 2015 NEW MARTINSVILLE — After a two-year absence, prevention resource officers will return to Magnolia High School and New Martinsville Elementary School this fall after New Martinsville City Council... more »»

Park Teacher Honored in D.C.

May 5, 2015 WHEELING — It may have been only a brief discussion consisting of an introduction and some small talk, but West Virginia Teacher of the Year Gail Adams had an experience last week few can match: a... more »»



May 5, 2015 Zola Mae “Dolly” Brewer Ullom, 85, of Dallas Pike, WV, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV. more »»


May 5, 2015 Ronald A Zonker, 62, passed away on May 1, 2015, in Wheeling Hospital. Arrangements by Kepners, South Wheeling. more »»


May 5, 2015 “TOGETHER AGAIN” Richard Michael Klug, 72, of Moundsville, W.Va, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Shadyside Care Center, Shadyside, Ohio. Rich was born August 16, 1942 in Wheeling, W.V. more »»


May 5, 2015 Phyllis Jean (Burkle) Dye, 69, of Moundsville, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 9, 1945, a daughter of the late William . more »»


May 5, 2015 James Franklin Miller, age 53, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Wheeling, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Born on July 24, 1961 in Wheeling, he is the son of Donald and Patricia Miller. more »»


Letter Carriers’ Food Drive Set Saturday in Wheeling

May 5, 2015 Letter carriers in Ohio and Marshall counties hope to do more collecting than delivering this Saturday as they seek donations for the annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out... more »»

Graduates Thankful For OUE

May 5, 2015 More than 100 graduates of Ohio University’s Eastern Campus celebrated the start of a new chapter in their lives as they received their diplomas during the school’s annual Honors and Recognition... more »»

Bellaire Coach Facing Charge

May 5, 2015 The Ohio State Highway Patrol early Sunday cited Bellaire High School head football coach Steve Andres for drunk driving after an accident on Ohio 149. more »»

New Patrolman Hired at Moundsville Police Department

May 5, 2015 There will be a new face patrolling the streets of Moundsville, as the city welcomed the 14th officer to its police force Monday. Robert Shilling will begin his position as a patrolman this wee. more »»

ATV Crash in Seneca Township Send Two to Hospital

May 5, 2015 Two women were taken by medical helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown after a one-vehicle ATV crash at about 6:26 p.m. on Sunday on Ohio 379 in Seneca Township, Monroe County. more »»


Election Today Is Important

May 5, 2015 Polling places in many Belmont and Jefferson County communities will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. today, for a primary election. But most eligible voters are not expected to participate. more »»

Keep Shadyside School Tax Levies

May 5, 2015 Shadyside voters being asked to approve two property tax levies for the public school system should keep one thing in mind when casting ballots: Both levies are renewals, meaning taxes already are... more »»

Pursuing Local History Museum

May 4, 2015 Many communities smaller than Wheeling have their own local museums. more »»

Put Brakes On BHS Closure

May 4, 2015 One of the three Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education members who voted earlier this year to close Beallsville High School has had a change of heart. more »»

Defending Freedom Vital for Americans

May 4, 2015 Initial indications were that two gunmen killed during an assault on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, were motivated by extremist Islamic hatred. more »»

Local Columns

Why Do We Put Up With Bureaucrats?

May 3, 2015 Why do we put up with government of the bureaucracy, by the bureaucracy and for the bureaucracy? Who runs this country, anyway? A letter to the editor on page C6 of today’s newspaper probably will... more »»

Clearing Up Myths About Gas ‘Pooling’ Laws

May 3, 2015 The debate in West Virginia over pooling of the Marcellus Shale has been spirited to say the leas. more »»

Retiring Banker Took Job Because She Could Walk to Work

May 3, 2015 It is always interesting to learn how an individual chose his or her career, and especially those who have spent their entire career in the same profession. more »»

America Closer to Baltimore Than ‘City on a Hill’

May 3, 2015 My America, where are you? With the horrible consequences of the protests in Baltimore, I am overcome with emotions, and it is difficult to say which is the stronger. more »»

Justice Rich, But Has Weaknesses

May 2, 2015 If you could spend $5,356 and be virtually assured of being elected governor of West Virginia, would you do it? How one man answers that question, in a way, has quite a few politicians on edge. more »»


OVAC Track Championship Kicks Off in St. Clairsville

May 5, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The first pieces of the puzzle are in plac. more »»

St. Marys, Tyler Consolidated Victorious in Sectional Softball

May 5, 2015 MIDDLEBOURNE — The Valley Lumberjills came out of a doubleheader Monday with a tough loss against St. more »»

Toronto's Zdinak Nearly No-Hits Indian Creek in Wintersville

May 5, 2015 WINTERSVILLE — Young Danny Zdinak pitched his way through the Indian Creek lineup Monday night without yielding a hit in six and two-thirds innings, but Adrian Greco’s fly ball down the left-field... more »»

Shadyside Softball Knocks Off Buckeye Local

May 5, 2015 CONNORVILLE — Shadyside softball coach Jillian Ongley had all the confidence in the world her team would bounce back following Saturday’s loss to Steubenville Catholic in the Ohio Valley Athletic... more »»

Bishop Donahue Puts it All Together, Routs Wheeling Central

May 5, 2015 WHEELING — After capturing an the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 1-aA championship last Friday night at the J.B. more »»

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My Hole-y Life

May 4, 2015 For months we have seen the wrath that winter has taken on our roads and hillsides. The constant freeze and thaw of winter wreaked havoc, creating craters in roads. more »

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