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Concerns Heard On Marshall County Mineral Royalty Taxes

April 2, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — Even though residents of local counties where the gas and oil boom has had a significant impact may have had lease agreements for several years, many still have questions about how... more »»


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Concerns Heard On Marshall County Mineral Royalty Taxes

April 2, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — Even though residents of local counties where the gas and oil boom has had a significant impact may have had lease agreements for several years, many still have questions about how... more »»

Many Parishioners Want To Save Benwood Church

April 2, 2015 BENWOOD — Still in shock from seeing their church damaged by a massive fire, members of the St. John Catholic Church on Wednesday said they hoped the 140-year-old building can be saved. more »»

Open Arms for Easter At Church In McMechen

April 2, 2015 McMECHEN — After a fire devastated St. John Church in Benwood on Monday evening, the parishioners of sister church St. more »»

Former WLU President's Ethics Hearing Postponed

April 2, 2015 WEST?LIBERTY?— Citing the availability of a witness and ongoing settlement negotiations, the West Virginia Ethics Commission has postponed former West Liberty University president Robin Capehart’s... more »»

Senate Democrats Squabble

April 2, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s decision to retire has sparked a very public feud between the No. 2 and No. more »»



April 2, 2015 Dr. John Harold Charlton, 94, of Bridgeport, Ohio, died Wednesday April 1, 2015, at his home. He was born May 26, 1920, in Lansing, Ohio, a son of the late John and Arizona (Gillette) Charlton. more »»


April 2, 2015 Wanda Jean “Sis” Morgan, 87, of Weirton died Tuesday after a brief stay, at The Laurels of Steubenville, OH. more »»


April 2, 2015 Jerry Allen Risdon, 70, of Steubenville died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at his home. He leaves behind four sons. Schuetz Funeral Home is assisting the family. more »»


April 2, 2015 Camden J. Bennett of Weirton died Monday, March 30, 2015, at the Weirton Medical Center. Born on March 31, 1929, in Reedy, W.Va. more »»


April 2, 2015 Gordon “Coach” Downie, 81, of Bethlehem, WV, was reunited with his loving wife and companion, whom he married in 1964. He enjoyed her loving company until her passing in 2012. more »»


Bridgeport Superintendent Downing Leaving Schools

April 2, 2015 After six years of serving as superintendent of the Bridgeport Exempted Village School District, Ted Downing will leave his position, as he has accepted a similar position with the Bright Local... more »»

Wheeling Power Plant Moves Forward

April 2, 2015 The Brooke County commissioners expressed thanks Tuesday to the county Board of Education for last week supporting a memorandum of understanding requested by Energy Solutions Consortium of Buffalo, N. more »»

Former NBA Player to Share Drug Message With Students in Wheeling

April 2, 2015 Former professional basketball player Chris Herren is returning the Ohio Valley to share the story of his struggle with drugs with local high school students. more »»

Several Plead To Federal Charges in Wheeling

April 2, 2015 A Wheeling man will serve on year in prison for distributing crack cocaine. U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld said Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick Stamp sentenced William “B.J. more »»

City Awarded Grant For Abandoned Housing in Moundsville

April 2, 2015 The city of Moundsville has received a $10,000 grant for the revitilization of abandoned and deteriorating homes throughout town, according to city officials. more »»


School Costs Not Excessive

April 2, 2015 Shadyside school Superintendent John Haswell makes a very good point when he questions whether state-recommended spending cuts are feasible in the community’s public schools. more »»

Harsh Sentence Was Appropriate

April 2, 2015 Marshay Wilson probably will rue the day he decided Belmont County was a good place to sell heroin. Good. Let’s hope his friends in Cleveland spread the word. more »»

Obama Gets Free Rein on Energy

April 1, 2015 President Barack Obama seems determined to deny Americans access to reasonably priced gasoline, natural gas and electricity generated from coal. more »»

Keeping Personal Information Private

April 1, 2015 Many of us have received privacy notices from companies with which we have accounts. Our personal information will be kept private, they assure us. more »»

Improve ARC Impact on W.Va.

April 1, 2015 Sen. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., was among the group of lawmakers who signed on to introduce a bill that would reauthorize the Appalachian Regional Commission for another five years. 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 »»


Monarchs Squads Both Looking Like Royalty

April 2, 2015 WHEELING — Wheeling Park and Brooke split victories Wednesday during boys and girls tennis matches at Wheeling Park. more »»

JMHS Girls Trounce Edison 12-1

April 2, 2015 GLEN DALE — Relying on a stingy defense and a productive offense, the John Marshall Monarchs softball team improved to 6-2 on the season with a 12-1 defeat of the Edison Wildcats. more »»

Park Plays With Fire

April 2, 2015 WHEELING — Wheeling Park played with fire all day long, allowing visiting Steubenville to put runners in scoring position in each of the first six innings, but sophomores Jub Delbrugge and Austin... more »»

Red Riders Top Bishop Donahue 12-11

April 2, 2015 WEIRTON — Despite opening the season with five-straight losses, the Weir High baseball team had the same outlook it did when it opened the year on March 24. more »»

Cumberlidge’s Arm Helps Big Reds Shoot Down Union Local Jets, 5-1

April 2, 2015 BELLAIRE — When Bellaire head coach John Poilek got to school Wednesday morning he had intended on going with junior Bralen Snell in the rematch with Union Local. 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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