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$100 Million Investment for Ethane Cracker

September 4, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich believes PTT Global Chemical is on third base and heading for home in terms of building its $5.7 billion ethane cracker in Belmont County. more »»


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$100 Million Investment for Ethane Cracker

September 4, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich believes PTT Global Chemical is on third base and heading for home in terms of building its $5.7 billion ethane cracker in Belmont County. more »»

Local Leaders Hopeful for County’s Future

September 4, 2015 COLUMBUS — Belmont County Commissioner Matt Coffland said he did not have an easy time keeping quiet about PTT Global Chemical’s $. more »»

Sexton Hired As Vice Principal

September 4, 2015 WHEELING — Kenneth Sexton takes over today as the new vice principal at Wheeling Park High School after being hired by the Ohio County Board of Education during a special meeting Thursday night. more »»

Trump Won’t Jump From GOP

September 4, 2015 NEW YORK — Caving to intense Republican lobbying, presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid on Thursday and vowed to support whoever wins the... more »»

Big Cities Scramble to Prepare For Urban Oil Train Disasters

September 4, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — They rumble past schools, homes and businesses in dozens of cities around the country — 100-car trains loaded with crude oil from the Upper Midwest. more »»



September 4, 2015 Gertrude (Nee: Kenda) Smolik, 85, of Burton, OH, died August 27, 2015. Loving wife of the late Donald . more »»


September 4, 2015 Jeffrey Masloski, 52, of Adena. Visitation noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Borkoski Funeral Home, Adena, and Sunday from 1 p.m. until service at 2 p.m. at Harrisville Covenant Presbyterian Church. more »»


September 4, 2015 Sonny Cecil, 81, of Burnsville, WV, formerly of Proctor, WV, died Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. more »»


September 4, 2015 Margaret (Toggie) Anna Fry Howard, 98, of Church Street, Cameron, WV, passed away peacefully September 3, 2015, at the Hospice of the Foothills, Seneca, SC. more »»


September 4, 2015 Mary Carmen Rodriguez Zatezalo, 97, of Purdy Avenue, Moundsville, WV, died Thursday, September 3, 2015, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, WV. more »»


Ex-Senator to Seek Wetzel County Commission Seat

September 4, 2015 Former West Virginia Sen. Larry Edgell will seek a seat on the Wetzel County Commission in 2016, and he says he has no plans to return to Charleston. more »»

Wheeling Regatta Offers Kid-Friendly Fun

September 4, 2015 Families in search of inexpensive fun this weekend need not look any further than the Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta, where children will find plenty to do in addition to watching daredevils... more »»

Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department Issues Advisory as Algae Persists

September 4, 2015 With blue-green algae still present in the Ohio River, the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department has issued a special health advisory for participants in the Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta this... more »»

Shots Fired at Wheeling Island Bar

September 4, 2015 A Wheeling police investigation into a possible fight with shots fired at a Wheeling Island bar early Thursday may be stalled because witnesses are not willing to speak up. more »»

John Marshall Sports Program Up for National Honor

September 4, 2015 John Marshall staff members are asking for the community’s help to honor one of their sports team. more »»


‘Monopoly’ Is Accurate Term

September 3, 2015 Regardless of how much lipstick you put on a pig, it’s still a pig. more »»

Give Tax Breaks To Homeowners

September 3, 2015 Business people often get breaks on their property tax bills when they open new stores, factories, etc. more »»

Small Farmers Face EPA Wrath

September 3, 2015 For anyone under the impression the U.. more »»

Scare Tactics Have A History in Alaska

September 3, 2015 Alaska was an excellent selection for President Barack Obama’s scare campaign on climate change, during which he has warned entire countries could be submerged by rising oceans if global warming is... more »»

Ensuring Big Trucks Are Safe

September 2, 2015 More than twice a day on average during April, May and June, West Virginia Public Service Commission inspectors mandated that commercial trucks be taken out of service. more »»

Local Columns

Cheney Not Welcome Here

September 3, 2015 Our local Chambers of Commerce can be great civic institutions. more »»

Teachers Need To Be the Leaders in Their Classrooms

August 30, 2015 As a senior at the University of Pittsburgh in 1969, I was finishing my student-teaching obligation in the Pittsburgh Public Schools system. The experience was a disaster. more »»

Almost Redneck Heaven?

August 30, 2015 Brace yourself, Wheeling, to lose a big chunk of the travel and tourism money that rolls into town. more »»

Changes at Indian Mound Will Include Removal of Most Trees

August 30, 2015 There will be some changes at the Mound, the first of which is expected to be undertaken this fall. There are currently seven large trees on the Mound, with six of them to be removed. more »»

Keeping the Flag Flying; A Worldwide Event; and Colors

August 30, 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 newspaper. more »»


Steubenville Ready For A Battle With Clinton-Massie

September 4, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — As far as veteran coach Reno Saccoccia is concerned, Week 2 of the high school football season represents the “time to get down to business. more »»

Martins Ferry Sweeps Bellaire in Volleyball

September 4, 2015 MARTINS FERRY — In evening its record at 3-3 on Thursday night, the Martins Ferry volleyball team kept things simple. more »»

Union Local Get Past St. Clairsville In Four Sets

September 4, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Something had to give Thursday night on John Jenkins Court as a pair of volleyball teams coming off losses met. more »»

Judge Vacates Brady Suspension

September 4, 2015 NEW YORK — Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league’s four-game suspension of the star quarterback for a scandal over deflated footballs,... more »»

Pittsburgh Steelers Blasted In Finale

September 4, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Jordan Todman ran for a long touchdown and Carolina’s defense shut down the Pittsburgh Steelers backups in a 23-6 win on Thursday night in the preseason finale for both team. more »»

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