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Opposing Views Clash

August 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Competing visions for America’s energy future clashed in downtown Pittsburgh on Thursday as the U.S. more »»

 
 
 

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Opposing Views Clash

August 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Competing visions for America’s energy future clashed in downtown Pittsburgh on Thursday as the U.S. more »»

1,100 Layoffs Planned at Mines

August 1, 2014 CHARLESTON (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources said Thursday it expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 southern West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, citing dismal markets and federal... more »»

New Owners Lay Off 20 Remaining Workers

August 1, 2014 HANNIBAL — The remaining 20 employees at the Ormet aluminum plant were officially let go Thursday as the new owners of the plant — and representatives from the United Steelworkers Union — wait to... more »»

Congress OKs Veterans Administration, Highway Bills

August 1, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the... more »»

Kroger Restricts Medicine

August 1, 2014 CHARLESTON (AP) — Supermarket chain Kroger is tightening monthly purchase limits of cold medications that contain pseudoephedrine at its West Virginia store. more »»

Obituaries

CLARENCE RIFFEE

August 1, 2014 Clarence H. Riffee, 79, of New Cumberland, WV, passed away Wednesday. Visitation 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton. Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday. more »»

CHARLES FUNKHOUSER

August 1, 2014 Charles R. Funkhouser, 73, of Bethesda, OH, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Memorial service Sunday at 2 p.m. Visitation from 1 p.m. until service, Hillcrest Bible Church, Bethesda. more »»

BONNIE BAUER

August 1, 2014 Leudvina M. “Bonnie” Bauer, 89, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Liza’s Place, Valley Hospice Care Center South, Wheelin. more »»

RONALD RADCLIFFE

August 1, 2014 Ronald John Radcliffe, 72, of Wheeling, WV, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV. more »»

BILL MCDOWELL

August 1, 2014 Bill Weber McDowell, Jr. (“B. Dub” and “Nappy Chin”) 72, departed this life July 15, 2014. He was born October 14, 1941, to Bill and Lora McDowell, Bellaire, OH. more »»

Community

Debbie Green 5K Events Begin Today

August 1, 2014 Ron Green said 1,775 people already are signed up to participate in today’s and Saturday’s Debbie Green Memorial 5K Run/Walk for Leukemia events. more »»

Home Invasion Suspects Arraigned

August 1, 2014 Two individuals arrested in connection to a brutal home invasion in Jewett were arraigned in Harrison County Court on Wednesday afternoon. more »»

Man Arrested For Domestic Assault

August 1, 2014 By SARAH HARMON Staff Writer A Proctor man was arrested Sunday for allegedly tearing up his family’s home in a rage and throwing a glass container across the roo. more »»

Witness Aids Police in Arrest of Alleged Copper Thieves

August 1, 2014 A Bellaire man and a juvenile were arrested Wednesday by Bellaire police officers for allegedly stealing copper out of the Union Street Station building, the site of a former restaurant which has... more »»

Probation Sentence Issued for Fraud

August 1, 2014 Amanda Jean Welling, 31, was given a suspended sentence after being convicted of fraud Thursday in Marshall County Circuit Court. more »»

Editorials

Volunteering In Bellaire

August 1, 2014 Bellaire Fire Chief Bill Swoyer is right to be pleased with the first day of his volunteer department’s existence. more »»

Guarding Against Emerging Diseases

August 1, 2014 Nearly 20 years ago, author Richard Preston’s nonfiction book, “The Hot Zone,” told a horror story as disturbing as any make-believe tale. more »»

Reject In-Home Care Cutbacks

July 31, 2014 It is difficult to believe President Barack Obama’s administration does not have some ulterior motive in a plan that could affect tens of thousands of West Virginians directly and adversely. more »»

Ensure Bonds Can Be Repaid

July 31, 2014 Many Ohio Valley towns, cities and counties have initiatives to get rid of dilapidated buildings. more »»

Partisan Bickering Disservice to Nation

July 31, 2014 As explained above, many members of the House of Representatives want to forestall implementation of a proposal that would increase costs for the Medicare program, while forcing many older American... more »»

Local Columns

Linking Tax Rates to Jobs A Bad Idea

July 27, 2014 Imagine you’re among West Virginians who have landed one of those good jobs in the oil and gas industry. You went back to school and got the specialized training neede. more »»

Chinese ‘Sleeping Giant’ Has Awakened in Africa

July 27, 2014 Between the 1870s and 1900, Africa faced a vast tide of European military invasions and eventual colonizatio. more »»

Local Residents Are Commended

July 27, 2014 Fostoria Glass Society of America, Inc. president James D. Davis of Clarksville, Tenn. more »»

Moundsville Power Would Create Local Jobs

July 27, 2014 I am writing in response to Marshall County Commissioner Bob Miller’s recent letter to the editor regarding the proposed $615 million Moundsville Power project. more »»

A Tax by Any Other Name ...

July 26, 2014 Politicians have wised up during the past several decades. They have found new and improved ways to empty our pockets without us even realizing we’ve been had. more »»

Sports

Wheeling Falls In Legion, Must Rebound to Win

August 1, 2014 MORGANTOWN — Wheeling manager Mark Delbrugge had one clear message after his team’s 4-3 loss to Morgantown at West Virginia University’s Hawley Field. more »»

Steelers Brown Eyeing An Encore Presentation

August 1, 2014 LATROBE, Pa.— Antonio Brown rolled up to the dorms at Saint Vincent College last week in a Mercedes conversion van. It’s fitting in a way. more »»

Pirates Stand Pat as Deadline Passes

August 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates will receive some welcome additions to their roster in the coming days. The faces, however, will be familiar. more »»

West Liberty Punter Named to All-American Team

August 1, 2014 GOSHEN, N.Y. — Record-setting West Liberty University punter Griffin Yocum has been honored as an NCAA Division II Pre-Season All-American by the Collegiate Development Football League (CDFL). more »»

Holgorsen Likes Look of Squad

August 1, 2014 MORGANTOWN — Dana Holgorsen came away feeling satisfied after his West Virginia Mountaineers concluded their first practice of the fall. ‘‘We had a good first day,’’ the fourth year coach said. more »»

W.Va. News

Building to become home to Appalachian artists

August 1, 2014 HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A vacant garment factory in Huntington's Westmoreland neighborhood will be converted into apartments and a work area for artists. more »»

W.Va. board to consider scholarships, degree

August 1, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission will consider nursing scholarships and a bachelor's degree in engineering management at Bluefield State College. more »»

W.Va. to honor highway cleanup volunteers

August 1, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials are planning to recognize thousands of volunteers who pick up litter along the state's roadways. more »»

W.Va. gets fed funds for mental health services

August 1, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is receiving nearly $1 million in federal funding for mental health services. more »»

Memorial set for Va. Guard soldiers killed in 2004

August 1, 2014 WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — The Virginia National Guard is holding a memorial ceremony for two soldiers killed in action 10 years ago. more »»

Ohio News

Truck crashes into 'M-A-S-H' Ohio hot dog eatery

August 1, 2014 TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a tractor-trailer has crashed into Tony Packo's, the Ohio hot dog eatery made famous on the TV series "M-A-S-H. more »»

2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

August 1, 2014 PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U. more »»

Man pleads guilty in slaying of Ohio estate agent

August 1, 2014 YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — One of two men accused in the 2010 slaying of a northeast Ohio real estate agent has avoided a possible death sentence by pleading guilty to a lesser charge. more »»

Ohio firefighter feted for chip idea

August 1, 2014 TROY, Ohio (AP) — A firefighter is being celebrated in his Ohio hometown for concocting a new potato chip flavor that's being produced by Frito Lay. more »»

Group: homeless assaults should be hate crimes

August 1, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio homeless advocacy group wants assaults on homeless people to be considered hate crimes under the law. more »»

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Boomers Love Beatles

August 1, 2014 The Wheeling area's baby boomer generation sang its heart out last night at Oglebay Park's Anne Kuchinka Amphitheater where hundreds gathered to hear the group Hard Day's Nigh. more »

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