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Pot Plants Found Near Martins Ferry

July 3, 2015 Compiled by Staff The Belmont County Drug Task Force followed up on a tip and made a significant drug discovery outside Martins Ferry on Thursday. more »»


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Pot Plants Found Near Martins Ferry

July 3, 2015 Compiled by Staff The Belmont County Drug Task Force followed up on a tip and made a significant drug discovery outside Martins Ferry on Thursday. more »»

Cops Get $2,000 Raise, Firefighters Only $400

July 3, 2015 WHEELING — Police officers in Wheeling received $2,080 annual pay raises last month as City Manager Robert Herron looks to alleviate the recruitment and retention problems that have been plaguing th... more »»

Same-Sex Marriages Raise Many Issues

July 3, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — After a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage across the country, a local judge has detailed the ruling’s impact. more »»

Six Wheels Spin Two Big Smiles

July 3, 2015 BENWOOD — With school out for the summer, a bike ride around the neighborhood is an activity many children likely take for grante. more »»

Hispanic Leaders: GOP Must Condemn Trump

July 3, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party’s presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump, a businessman turned presidential... more »»



July 3, 2015 Charles “Charlie” Cunningham, 85, of Triadelphia, WV, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV. more »»


July 3, 2015 Carol Ann Walnoha Krieger, 45, of Wellsburg, WV passed away June 30, 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA. She was born March 29, 1970 in Wheeling, WV to Ralph and Carrol Forrester Walnoha Jr. more »»


July 3, 2015 Iva Froehlich, 96, Barnesville. Graveside service Saturday, 1 p.m., Southern Cemetery. Arrangements Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville, Ohio. more »»


July 3, 2015 Patricia Ann Dietrich, 75, of Wheeling, W. Va., passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in Wheeling Hospital. She was born July 25, 1939, a daughter of the late Glenn and Helen (Lucey) Richmon. more »»


July 3, 2015 Leroy Grant Ray, 97, of St. Clairsville, formerly of Bridgeport, Ohio died Wednesday July 1, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born May 27, 1918 in Wheeling, a son of the late Roy S. more »»


Man Detained in Burglary, Pills Case

July 3, 2015 After a bizarre report to Moundsville police, a city man was arrested in connection with a burglary and pill theft case which occurred June 14. more »»

Principals In Ohio County Seek Raise

July 3, 2015 Ohio County School students performed well on the most recent WESTEST 2, and building principals are asking they be rewarded for this year’s accomplishments with a 3-percent raise. more »»

Officials Appointed At First Council Meeting

July 3, 2015 The new roster of Weirton City Council met for the first time Wednesday to appoint a slate of city officials. more »»

Grand Vue Park Offers Holiday Fun for Local Heroes

July 3, 2015 By JIM COCHRAN Staff Writer The second annual American Hero Appreciation Day will be held Saturday at Grand Vue Park with the park to make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. more »»

Brooke County Museum Needs Help to Fix Air Conditioner

July 3, 2015 The Brooke County Historical Museum and Culture Center has been taking some heat lately, and its all-volunteer staff is looking for help to cool things down. more »»


Paying a True Prevailing Wage

July 3, 2015 A substantial number of West Virginians earn their daily bread in the construction industry. more »»

Ensure July 4 Is a Celebration

July 3, 2015 Candy canes do not explode and blow off hands. Easter eggs do not blind children. If prepared properly no seder meals eaten on Passover prove lethal. But Independence Day is different. more »»

Providing Quality Law Enforcement

July 3, 2015 Wheeling officials have two good reasons to support City Manager Robert Herron’s decision to increase pay for police officers. Both of them involve commitments. more »»

Cracking Down On Crooked Officials

July 3, 2015 Perhaps the most important person in the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, leaving behind a long list of critics. Some say he did not do his job well enoug. more »»

Gambling For Worthy Causes

July 2, 2015 It is legal in West Virginia— encouraged, in fact — to use betting to support commercial gambling establishments, as well as people who raise dogs and horses for racing. more »»

Local Columns

Using MECA to Encourage Children to Write

June 28, 2015 D. F. K. Bertolette wrote in his book: “A teacher is not measured by the number of bright students he makes brighter, but rather by the number of indifferent students he makes brigh. more »»

Main Street Bank Continues Growth in Marshall County

June 28, 2015 Three years ago, Main Street Bank opened an office in Moundsville and this past week officials of the banking firm made yet another commitment to the city. more »»

Founders Would Be Appalled

June 28, 2015 What would Patrick Henry say today? “Give me liberty or give me death?” Nah. More like, “Give me liberty or, heck, let me trade that for a government that promises to protect me from lemonade. more »»

Exposing Secrecy in Government

June 27, 2015 It’s a fairly safe bet that if you read this column regularly, you’re going to be very angry in about a year. So will lots of other West Virginians. more »»

Seeds Of Hope

June 27, 2015 It was just one silly little pumpkin plant. Out of nowhere, the vine sprang from the earth on a sloping part of our backyard a few years back. more »»


Wheeling Post 1 Earns Split at Beast

July 3, 2015 WHEELING — During the first day of the 27th annual Edgar Martins Beast of the East Tournament, the Wheeling Legion baseball team gained a victory against the Pittsburgh Outlaws, 14-8, before droppin... more »»

Cadiz Does It All Except Win

July 3, 2015 CADIZ — Defense, hitting and pitching are the three main aspects in baseball. Usually, if a team performs well in two of the three, it has a good chance at winning. Not Cadiz Post 34. more »»

Wheeling Park’s Senior Football Class Has Plenty of Experience

July 3, 2015 WHEELING — Numbers are certainly not a problem for the Wheeling Park football program. more »»

Volunteers Key To Beast of the East

July 3, 2015 WHEELING — As the clock inside the Elm Grove Civics approached 12:30 on Thursday afternoon, Johne Stocklask sat in his chair and prepared to get to work. more »»

Moundsville Post 3 Flat In Opener

July 3, 2015 GLEN DALE — Moundsville Post 3 turned out to be its own worst enemy Thursday morning as manager Bill Burkett’s club got off to a less-than-stellar beginning at the 2015 Beast Of The East Tournament. more »»

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