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Cause of Shadyside Blast Is Under Investigation

March 3, 2015 SHADYSIDE — The exact cause of an explosion that destroyed a Highland Avenue home, killing its owner, is still under investigation this morning, but officials believe propane gas played a role. more »»


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Cause of Shadyside Blast Is Under Investigation

March 3, 2015 SHADYSIDE — The exact cause of an explosion that destroyed a Highland Avenue home, killing its owner, is still under investigation this morning, but officials believe propane gas played a role. more »»

West Liberty Faculty Votes No Confidence in Capehart

March 3, 2015 WEST LIBERTY — The faculty senate of West Liberty University issued a vote of no confidence Monday in school President Robin Capehart, who is accused of numerous violations of the state Ethics Act. more »»

Flood Watch in Effect Tonight Throughout the Ohio Valley

March 3, 2015 WHEELING — Those living near creeks and streams should be on alert today as the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch covering much of the area beginning at 7 p.m. more »»

One Killed In Shadyside Blast

March 3, 2015 SHADYSIDE — One man was killed Monday as an explosion reduced his Shadyside home to rubble and caused a fire that damaged two nearby houses. Witnesses said the blast at 3933 Highland Ave. more »»

Gov. Tomblin Vetoes Bill Banning Abortion After 20 Weeks

March 3, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has again vetoed a bill banning abortion 20 weeks after conception, citing constitutionality concerns. more »»



March 3, 2015 Minnie Lucille Bumgardner Kindelberger, 67, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on March 1, 2015, at the Park Health Care Center, St. Clairsville, OH. more »»


March 3, 2015 Hannah Belle Baranich, 89, of Clarington, Ohio, died Saturday, February 28, 2015 in Woodsfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio. more »»


March 3, 2015 Milton Everett Nugent of Wheeling, WV, beloved husband of Joan S. Nugent, died on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at Ohio Valley Medical Center of leukemia. The son of Milton E. and Vera G. more »»


March 3, 2015 James Michael Barnhart, 56, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Wheeling Hospital. more »»


March 3, 2015 Judith Beegle Miller, 62, of Bellaire, Ohio died Sunday. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday with funeral at 11 a.m. Friday, Bauknecht-Altmeyer. more »»


Pa. Man Charged With Malicious Wounding in Wheeling

March 3, 2015 Jean Francois Girard is charged with malicious wounding after he allegedly pushed his girlfriend outside a Wheeling bar, causing her to hit her head on a pile of rocks. more »»

DUI Charge in Deadly Weekend Crash Near Pa. Line

March 3, 2015 A Pennsylvania man is facing a DUI causing death charge following an accident Sunday on Interstate 70 east near the Pennsylvania state line in which a passenger in his truck was ejected and trapped... more »»

Highlands Bus Run is OVRTA Decision in Wheeling

March 3, 2015 Ohio County Commissioner Tim McCormick says it wasn’t the county commission’s move to run public buses to The Highlands, and he suggests Benwood officials discuss the matter with him or the Ohio... more »»

Construction Of Reynolds Care Center to Begin in Moundsville

March 3, 2015 Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale continues looking forward to the planned opening of a new rapid care facility along W.Va. 2 in Moundsville. more »»

Valley Grove Man Facing Endangerment Charge in Gun Incident

March 3, 2015 Police charged Sheldon Wayne Hancher with wanton endangerment Monday after he allegedly held a muzzle-loaded firearm to his girlfriend’s chest and threatened to kill her. more »»


Bringing 300 Jobs to Valley

March 3, 2015 With any luck, the old Ormet plant at Hannibal could transition from being the last of the Ohio Valley’s big industrial employers to being the first of a new generation of sites where hundreds of... more »»

Recognize Threat Of Iranian Buildup

March 3, 2015 Americans can never share the same fear Israelis have of a nuclear-armed Iran. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made that clear during a speech Monday in Washingto. more »»

Don’t Encourage School Absences

March 3, 2015 Unless something unexpected happens, West Virginia legislators will make it easier for public school students to skip classes. more »»

Ensure Veterans Can Receive Care

March 3, 2015 One issue — doing right by veterans of military service — erases party lines, as far as many members of Congress are concerned. U.S. Sens. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. more »»

Correct State Law Oversights

March 2, 2015 If you are a public school teacher or administrator in West Virginia, there’s an excellent chance you have been told state law requires you to report sexual assaults that occur in school. more »»

Local Columns

It Can Happen In Your Town

March 1, 2015 Visiting Judge Patricia Cosgrove had some excellent advice last week for local residents — except that she should have added a warning. more »»

Stop Sending Americans to Die in Overseas Wars

March 1, 2015 It should tell us something that the one and only thing Democrats and Republicans in Washington can agree on is warmongering. more »»

Cold Dinner; Slippery Slopes; and Battling Sickness

March 1, 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 »»

Local High School Baseball Teams to Play at PNC Park

March 1, 2015 Three Ohio Valley Athletic Conference baseball teams will have the opportunity to play at PNC Park this summer. more »»

Medical Marijuana Bill Won’t Pass

February 28, 2015 West Virginians are among the most compassionate people on earth. That’s why a bill to allow use of marijuana by people with certain health conditions was introduced in the Legislature. more »»


Archery: A Direct Hit in Glen Dale

March 3, 2015 GLEN DALE — When 13-year-old Cody Grall first saw the signup sheet at Sherrard Middle School, he wasn’t quite sure what to make of i. more »»

Wheeling Suffers A Crushing Defeat

March 3, 2015 WHEELING — Things started off great for the Wheeling Nailers in their makeup game with Greenville Road Warriors on Monday at WesBanco Arena after ice problems forced the game to be moved from Sunday... more »»

From New Manchester to MEC Coach of Year

March 3, 2015 BRIDGEPORT — Notre Dame College’s Martha Nagbe is the 2015 Mountain East Conference Player of the Year, West Virginia Wesleyan’s Mari Stewart is the Freshman of the Year, and Shepherd’s Jenna... more »»

Pittsburgh Acquires Defensemen Lovejoy and Cole

March 3, 2015 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jim Rutherford spent his first nine months on the job as Pittsburgh Penguins general manager reassembling the team around franchise cornerstones Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malki. more »»

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