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State Orders St. John to Forfeit Games

October 9, 2015 BELLAIRE -- The St. John Central football team has been ordered to forfeit its first four football victories this season due to use of an ineligible player. The administration at St. more »»


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State Orders St. John to Forfeit Games

October 9, 2015 BELLAIRE -- The St. John Central football team has been ordered to forfeit its first four football victories this season due to use of an ineligible player. The administration at St. more »»

One Dead in East Wheeling Shooting; Killer Remains at Large

October 9, 2015 WHEELING —Wheeling police have identified a Cleveland area man who died this morning in a Wheeling alley as a result of gunshot wounds. more »»

New Water Plant Opens Its Doors

October 9, 2015 WHEELING — City leaders hope the more than $30 million they spent to open the new state-of-the-art water treatment facility in Warwood will help sustain the Friendly City’s water needs for... more »»

Cuts Could Cost Ohio County Schools $300K

October 9, 2015 WHEELING — A proposed 1 percent cut in education funding to public schools in West Virginia would cost Ohio County Schools $300,000, according to school officials. Gov. more »»

Strickland Addresses Democrats

October 9, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ted Strickland told Belmont County Democrats on Thursday that he will work to end the “middle class squeeze” if he is elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016. more »»



October 9, 2015 Clarence “Hap” Wells of Moundsville, WV, died Wednesday. Visitation Saturday, 10 a.m. until service at 1 p.m., at Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville, WV. more »»


October 9, 2015 Eugene Gill, 70, Barnesville died Wednesday. Visitation 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Campbell-Plumly- Milburn Funeral, Barnesville, services Monday 11 a.m. more »»


October 9, 2015 Franco Michael Motto, 35, of Yorkville, OH, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2015, at East Ohio Regional Hospital, in Martins Ferry, OH. more »»


October 9, 2015 Susan Ray (Marth) Minger, 53, of Wellsburg, died Monday in Follansbee, WV. Private services by James Funeral Home, 1245 Main Street, Follansbee, WV (304) 527-1717. more »»


October 9, 2015 Betty June Kennen Van Dyne, 80, of Columbus, OH., formerly of Wheeling, WV, died Tuesday, October 6, 2015, in the Worthington Christian Village, in Columbus, O. more »»


Lesson Taken to Heart

October 9, 2015 As part of St. more »»

Students Told Of Convict’s Choices

October 9, 2015 Theophilus Blackston knows all about making bad choices and the consequences that can result. more »»

El Patron Restaurant Closes After Pill Arrests

October 9, 2015 After police shut down a local business involved in a pill ring Wednesday, Marshall County Drug Task Force officials continue working to solve the epidemic. more »»

DuPont Suit Results In $1.6M Award

October 9, 2015 After three weeks of testimony, a federal jury returned a verdict Wednesday against DuPont in the first of 3,500 cases charging the company knowingly contaminated drinking water supplies around the... more »»

Threatening Calls to Police Lead to Arrest

October 8, 2015 A Pennsylvania man unhappy with the police handling of a criminal investigation took to the phone lines to vent his frustration, allegedly harassing police dispatchers and officers while making... more »»


Enforce Charter School Reforms

October 9, 2015 For a few years, Ohio was something of a wild, wild West of charter schools. Lack of accountability meant serious problems at some of the privately run but publicly funded facilitie. more »»

Recording Heroic Police Officers, Too

October 9, 2015 What would you do if you were a policeman who — fortunately wearing a ballistic vest — had just been shot by a suspect? Remember, the impact of a bullet striking a ballistic vest is severe and... more »»

Manchin-Toomey Bill Merits Debate

October 9, 2015 It would border on the absurd to suggest that a West Virginia senator who owns firearms, hunts with them and once ran a campaign spot featuring him using a rifle to blow a hole in an anti-coal bill... more »»

Be Leery of Talks With the Taliban

October 9, 2015 We Americans seem to be viewed as suckers by many of our enemies. And why not? We strike trust-us deals with an Iranian regime operating under the motto, “Death to America. more »»

Sincerity Not Clinton Value

October 8, 2015 While she was running unsuccessfully for president in 2007-08, Hillary Clinton’s stance on protecting Second Amendment rights was so tough her chief opponent, Barack Obama, accused her of “talking... more »»

Local Columns

Just Tell Your Teen, ‘Open Wide’

October 4, 2015 It would be nice to see long lines of parents queuing up to get the free drug test kits being offered in Ohio County. Want to bet whether it’ll happen? Last week, U.S. more »»

Examining the Two Different Sides of Pope Francis

October 4, 2015 When Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as Pope Francis on March 13, 2013, we Roman Catholics welcomed him and looked forward to get to know a man who was a relative unknown to most of us. more »»

Celebrating 60 Years of Service at Bishop Donahue High School

October 4, 2015 Bishop Donahue High School will be celebrating its 60th year during the weekend of Oct. 16-17. The activities will begin the evening of Oct. 16 with a tailgate party from 4:30-6:30 p.m. more »»

No End in Sight for Drug Problem; and Cheeseburgers

October 4, 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 newspape. more »»

Blankenship’s Influence Still Reigns in W.Va.

October 4, 2015 Whatever happens at his trial, the hard truth is we are living in Don Blankenship’s West Virginia. more »»


Stars Shut Out Penguins 3-0 In Season Opener

October 9, 2015 DALLAS (AP) — Antti Niemi recorded his 33rd career shutout and assisted on two goals in his Dallas debut, as the Stars beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 on Thursday night in the season opener for both. more »»

Crusaders Down Knights

October 9, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville Catholic boys’ soccer team accomplished what it set out do against Wheeling Centra. more »»

Charleston Is Homecoming Foe For WLU

October 9, 2015 WEST LIBERTY — The West Liberty University football team will try to put its best foot forward when Charleston rolls into West Family Stadium for Saturday afternoon’s Homecoming game. more »»

Steelers’ Pass Rush Revived Under Butler

October 9, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin isn’t one to mince words. more »»

Rangers Take Game 1 Over Jays

October 9, 2015 TORONTO — A big day by the bottom of Texas’ batting order helped the Rangers overcome an injury to slugger Adrian Beltre in the start of their postseason run. more »»

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