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Military Criteria Could Change

March 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and... more »»


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Military Criteria Could Change

March 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and... more »»

Iran: U.S. Drone Kills Two

March 30, 2015 BAGHDAD — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike has killed two of its advisers in Iraq, though the U.. more »»

Speed Blamed for Fatal Crash on Short Creek Road

March 30, 2015 WHEELING — Speed is believed to be a factor in a fatal accident Sunday on Short Creek Road in Ohio County. more »»

Iran Nuclear Talks Differences Remain

March 30, 2015 LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program entered a critical phase today with substantial differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline... more »»

Marshall County Budget at $16.2 Million Gives Raises, Makes Cuts

March 30, 2015 MOUNDSVILLLE — Marshall County taxpayers will see the county’s levy rate reduced and county employees will receive raises during the upcoming fiscal year — all while the county prepares for a... more »»



March 30, 2015 Rex W. Boggess Sr., 55, of Weirton died Friday. Visitation Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton. more »»

Death Notice

March 30, 2015 ABRAHAM — On Friday, March 27, 2015, RONALD REGIS ABRAHAM, in his 73rd year. Friends received 11 a.m. until service at 2 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015 at Kepner Funeral, Burke Chapel, 2101 Warwood Ave. more »»


March 30, 2015 Herman “Dale” Milliken, 84, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015, peacefully with his wife, Sarah, his daughter, Sheila, and her boyfriend, Brian Visnick, by his sid. more »»


March 30, 2015 Kathy Lynn Salyers- Campbell, 64, of St. Clairsville died Saturday. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Harbor of Hope Church, where funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. more »»


March 29, 2015 Guinivere “Gwen” Gandy Schaughency, 91, of Wheeling, WV passed away on March 26, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling, WV. more »»


W.Va. Governor’s Grant Will Be Missed by Marshall County Cities

March 30, 2015 Numerous programs throughout Marshall County may face a tighter budget in the 2016 fiscal year, after budget changes may have defunded the Governor’s Community Participation Program. more »»

County OKs $14.3M Budget

March 30, 2015 The Jefferson County commissioners last week approved the general fund budget, which totals $14,394,016. more »»

Moundsville City Building Staff Eyes Grant for System Upgrade

March 30, 2015 The staff at the Moundsville City Building may see an upgrade to their hardware, as the city has applied for a grant for $10,000 to update their computer systems. more »»

Transit Corp. Celebrates 25 Years of Serving Community

March 30, 2015 For a quarter of a century, the Weirton Transit Corp has been providing public transit services to the Weirton communit. more »»

Meth Lab Findings Result in Arrest

March 30, 2015 A local man, who is already in Washington County Jail on charges from Monroe County, will now face charges from Belmont County. more »»


‘Right Sizing’ Is Continuing Need

March 30, 2015 “Right sizing” — that is, tailoring the size of government to a declining population — is an ongoing campaign in Wheeling. more »»

Turning Housing Complex Around

March 30, 2015 For a couple of years, few people had much good to say about the Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority. more »»

Donors a Reminder Of Local Compassion

March 30, 2015 Easter is near, and with it comes a reminder of one of the foundations of the Christian religion: compassion. But that quality among human beings was on display in advance of Easte. more »»

Americans Did Not Sacrifice in Vain

March 30, 2015 Too often, American service men and women make great sacrifices for seemingly unappreciative people in foreign countries. more »»

Healthy Living A Choice to Make

March 29, 2015 Ohio Valley residents have much in common — but how healthy we are differs enormously, according to an annual stud. more »»

Local Columns

Numbers On Kids Not Good

March 29, 2015 Children who live in poverty face many challenges. Many don’t do as well as their more prosperous peers in school. Many have health problem. more »»

Questions to Ask When Considering a College

March 29, 2015 Before I give advice for choosing a college, I have one caveat to mention. You must understand that not all students want or need a college education. more »»

Speech Team Salute; A Day in Court; and Building Upgrades

March 29, 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 »»

Mestrovic to Lead New Marshall Convention, Visitors Bureau

March 29, 2015 A. Jesse Mestrovic III will assume his duties Wednesday as executive director of the newly certified Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau. more »»

Going Back to Violent Old Days

March 29, 2015 As part of the Baby Boom generation, I grew up on TV and movie Westerns. I still watch them on reruns and DVDs. So imagine my surprise when I watch America turn back the clock to the Wild Wild West. more »»


Sahir Gill's Hat Trick Lifts Wheeling Nailers Past Cincinnati Cyclones

March 30, 2015 WHEELING — Sunday’s contest at WesBanco Arena may have been the most important so far this season for the Wheeling Nailers as they squared off with a Cincinnati team chasing them for the final... more »»

Michigan State Beats Louisville to Punch Ticket to Final Four

March 30, 2015 SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn’t going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Fou. more »»

Duke Headed to Another Final Four After Beating Gonzaga in Houston

March 30, 2015 HOUSTON — Mike Krzyzewski is living in the moment with his youngest team ever, not thinking too much about the significance of his latest trip to the NCAA Final Four. more »»

Pittsburgh Penguins Beat San Jose Sharks in Shootout

March 30, 2015 PITTSBURGH (AP) — David Perron and Sidney Crosby scored in the shootout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their second home game in as many days, 3-2 over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night. more »»

Pittsburgh Pirates Double Atlanta Braves in Spring Training

March 30, 2015 KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Shelby Miller is settling in quite nicely with his new team. Miller had his best outing of spring training in the Atlanta Braves’ 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. more »»

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What we can learn from teen rape case

March 25, 2015 My heart breaks for the 15-year-old victim in the rape case that ended Monday with the sentencing of Adam Taylor, 46, of Rayland in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court. more »

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