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Wheeling Jesuit University Students, Faculty Discuss Refugee Issues, Islamic State

November 24, 2015 WHEELING — Local students, professors and school leaders discussed the Syrian refugee crisis and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — and their impact on the western world. more »»


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Wheeling Jesuit University Students, Faculty Discuss Refugee Issues, Islamic State

November 24, 2015 WHEELING — Local students, professors and school leaders discussed the Syrian refugee crisis and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — and their impact on the western world. more »»

Donald Trump Wants More Aggression

November 24, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says the U.S. more »»

MSHA Fines Murray Energy for Violations

November 24, 2015 BENWOOD — An administrative law judge has ordered Murray Energy Corp. Chairman, President and CEO Robert E. more »»

Ground Broken for Wheeling Island Habitat for Humanity Home

November 24, 2015 From Staff Reports WHEELING — The frosty Monday morning temperatures did not deter those attending a groundbreaking ceremony for the latest Wheeling Area Habitat for Humanity house set to be built... more »»

Brussels Extends High Alert

November 24, 2015 BRUSSELS (AP) — Citing a “serious and imminent” threat of attack, Belgium’s prime minister announced Monday that Brussels will remain at the highest alert level for at least another week, maintainin... more »»



November 24, 2015 Zane Daniel McSwords, 23, of Colerain, Ohio died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Colerain. He was born December 18, 1991, in Wheeling, W.Va. more »»


November 24, 2015 Norma Jean (Walsh) Boni, 85, of Follansbee, WV, passed away on Sunday, at Trinity Medical Center West. Viewing will be today from 2-4, with vigil service at 3 p.m. and 7-9 p.. more »»


November 24, 2015 Christine McKibben Mencer, 41, of Cadiz, died Saturday, the result of a car accident. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. at Deersville UMC, where funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.. more »»


November 24, 2015 Beatrice Marie Moyer “Primis” Brookens, 80 of Wellsburg, died Sunday. Visitation Friday, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. services at Reasner Funeral Home, Wellsburg. more »»


November 24, 2015 Pearl Chubey Calissie, 93, of Moundsville, W.Va., passed away Saturday, November 21, 2015. She was born January 27, 1922, in Bismark, ND, daughter of the late Jon and Ann Demaniou Chuby. more »»


Moundsville Readies for Onslaught of Winter

November 24, 2015 Moundsville’s street department installed new hardware Monday to help them combat potential freezing conditions over the coming months, which may be valuable while the Jefferson Avenue extension... more »»

One Man Dead, Two Hurt In Colerain Crash

November 24, 2015 A crash that occurred near Colerain early Saturday left one man dead and two others seriously injured. more »»

Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Donates Thanksgiving Turkeys

November 24, 2015 Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack is helping feed local families this holiday season with a charitable donation of 375 frozen turkeys to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley and Catholic... more »»

Jefferson County Plans $4 Million in Bridge Repair, Replacement Projects

November 24, 2015 Last week, Jefferson County Engineer James Branagan told county commissioners his department is looking to borrow $4 million next year to complete needed bridge projects throughout the county. more »»

Police Reports

November 24, 2015 WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 7:09 a.m. Sunday to 1:50 a.m. Monday, officers handled six traffic stops and two vehicle accidents. At 1:50 a.m. Monday, North York Street, burglar alarm. At 1:34 a. more »»


Restore Trust In Education

November 24, 2015 Several valuable suggestions for improving how Ohio evaluates charter schools have been made by an advisory panel formed for that purpose. more »»

Wrongdoing Often Nets Slap on Wrist

November 24, 2015 Two high-ranking Department of Veterans Affairs officials bullied managers lower on the bureaucratic totem pole into accepting job transfers so they could take the vacated jobs — with less work but... more »»

Base Budgets On Realism

November 23, 2015 For the past couple of years, state officials have been whistling past the fiscal graveyard in West Virginia. more »»

Approve Bill On Treating Animals

November 23, 2015 Obviously, first responders to emergencies such as vehicle crashes and fires should make helping human victims their top priority. more »»

Break Stalemate In Wetzel Schools

November 23, 2015 In resigning from the Wetzel County Board of Education, Bob Patterson cited several factors that motivated him to leave. more »»

Local Columns

About Refugees, Tourists

November 22, 2015 Americans are supposed to open our arms wide and embrace 20,000 or so refugees from Syria, even though there’s an excellent chance some of them may be terrorist moles. President Barack Obama says so. more »»

Don’t Let W.Va. Go Down Path of Other GOP States

November 22, 2015 Republicans have been crowing about the record number of state legislatures they control lately. The right wing has full control of the statehouse in some 31 states, including West Virginia. more »»

Kindness of Strangers, Democratic Debate and Hygiene

November 22, 2015 The Kindness of Strangers A local Vietnam veteran said he was overwhelmed by a recent gesture of kindness extended to him by a stranger. He said his wife was shopping at a local mall on Veterans Da. more »»

Special Holiday Events Scheduled in Moundsville, Cameron

November 22, 2015 “UMAC’s Small Business Saturday” and “Christmas on the Avenue” will take place from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday along Jefferson Avenue from Second to Fifth Streets. more »»

Roberts Full of Surprises — and a Good Chief Justice

November 22, 2015 With the beginning of the October term, Chief Justice John Roberts began his 10th year on the Supreme Cour. more »»


Pilots Cruise to 69-44 Victory Against Jets

November 24, 2015 MORRISTOWN — River is going to be present opposing teams a lot of problems in girls’ basketball. And it’s not simply because they have Ohio State signee Jensen Caretti. more »»

WVU Routs Bethune-Cookman, 97-44

November 24, 2015 MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — Seven West Virginia players scored in double figures as the Mountaineers pounded Bethune-Cookman 97-44 Monday night at the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. more »»

Ferns Set To Report for Duty

November 24, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Brendan Ferns has known for quite some time — since last February to be exact — that he had been chosen for the annual U.S. Army All-American Bow. more »»

WJU Earns Right to Host NCAA Atlantic Regional

November 24, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS — For the third-straight season, the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Volleyball Championship is coming to the Wheeling Jesuit campus. The No. more »»

Steelers’ Steady Offense Is Still Thriving Despite Injuries

November 24, 2015 PITTSBURGH — There are few things the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive linemen dread more than a video session with position coach Mike Munchak — who also happens to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame... more »»

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September 29, 2015 I can't understand all the fuss over a lack of turkeys for Thanksgiving. There are plenty of turkeys roaming near where I live as you can see by the photos here. more »

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