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Drilling Industry Is Boosting Economy

October 8, 2015 WHEELING — In the year 2020, West Virginia should produce 2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas — an amount nearly double the volume the state yielded last year. more »»


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Drilling Industry Is Boosting Economy

October 8, 2015 WHEELING — In the year 2020, West Virginia should produce 2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas — an amount nearly double the volume the state yielded last year. more »»

‘Sense of Urgency’ Needed in W.Va.

October 8, 2015 WHEELING —West Virginia University researcher John Deskins and Murray Energy CEO Robert E. more »»

Arrested Man Has Lengthy History

October 8, 2015 BELLAIRE — A former associate of mobster Paul Hankish — also a convicted murderer who was the only man to escape from the Belmont County Jail — was arrested in Bellaire this week on outstanding... more »»

GOP Divided Over House Leadership

October 8, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stunning move, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday withdrew his candidacy for speaker of the U.S. House. more »»

W.Va. Revenue Slide Continues

October 8, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s budget gap has topped $60 million as low energy prices continue to dampen tax collections. September’s tax collections missed estimates by $55. more »»



October 8, 2015 Jerry L. Burgoon, 60, of Weirton, WV, passed away Monday, October 5, 2015. Arrangements entrusted to STEEL & WOLFE, INC., Weirton, WV. more »»


October 8, 2015 Betty June Kennen VanDyne, 80, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at Worthington Christian Village, Columbus, OH. more »»


October 8, 2015 Emma L. (Heise) Baker, 93, of Wheeling, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center. more »»


October 8, 2015 Henry Lee Tingler 58, of Wellsburg, WV, died Wednesday, Visitation Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. services at Reasner Funeral Home 1515 Charles St. Wellsburg, WV. more »»


October 8, 2015 Virginia Lee Baumann, (Barnhart), 93, of Elm Grove, WV, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 17, 2015, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling, WV. more »»


Threatening Calls to Police Lead to Arrest

October 8, 2015 A Pennsylvania man unhappy with the police handling of a criminal investigation took to the phone lines to vent his frustration, allegedly harassing police dispatchers and officers while making... more »»

SMPS ‘Angels’ Planning to Walk on Friday

October 8, 2015 St. Michael Parish School’s student “angels” will be walking at Wheeling Jesuit University in support of the school’s fifth annual Angel Walk walk-a-thon on Frida. more »»

Former WVU Coach, Valley Native Remembered in Book

October 8, 2015 After a Wetzel County native and Mountain State public figure Bill Stewart passed away in 2012, John Marshall High School history teacher Susan Jones was determined to cement his legacy for the... more »»

Former Union Officials Indicted

October 8, 2015 A federal grand jury in Wheeling returned indictments Wednesday charging two former labor union officials with embezzlement. James Coffey Jr. more »»

Despite Pleas, Heroin Dealer Sentenced to Jail

October 8, 2015 A McMechen drug dealer made an emotional appeal in court Wednesday, where he pleaded guilty to the distribution of heroin. more »»


Sincerity Not Clinton Value

October 8, 2015 While she was running unsuccessfully for president in 2007-08, Hillary Clinton’s stance on protecting Second Amendment rights was so tough her chief opponent, Barack Obama, accused her of “talking... more »»

Crack Down On Armed Criminals

October 8, 2015 It has become something of a truism among defenders of the Second Amendment: If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. more »»

WVU Plan Will Help Weirton

October 7, 2015 Unlike several other local communities, Weirton has managed to hold on to a substantial segment of the steel industry that once was the foundation of the Ohio Valley’s economy. more »»

Using Immigrants As Political Tools

October 7, 2015 Not since 2006 has the federal government deported more illegal aliens. But then, not since then have Democrat hopes for the presidency been so low. more »»

Information Access Critical

October 6, 2015 Many newspaper journalists will have no trouble believing allegations Murray Energy Corp. is making in a lawsuit against the federal government. more »»

Local Columns

Just Tell Your Teen, ‘Open Wide’

October 4, 2015 It would be nice to see long lines of parents queuing up to get the free drug test kits being offered in Ohio County. Want to bet whether it’ll happen? Last week, U.S. more »»

Examining the Two Different Sides of Pope Francis

October 4, 2015 When Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as Pope Francis on March 13, 2013, we Roman Catholics welcomed him and looked forward to get to know a man who was a relative unknown to most of us. more »»

Celebrating 60 Years of Service at Bishop Donahue High School

October 4, 2015 Bishop Donahue High School will be celebrating its 60th year during the weekend of Oct. 16-17. The activities will begin the evening of Oct. 16 with a tailgate party from 4:30-6:30 p.m. more »»

No End in Sight for Drug Problem; and Cheeseburgers

October 4, 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 »»

Blankenship’s Influence Still Reigns in W.Va.

October 4, 2015 Whatever happens at his trial, the hard truth is we are living in Don Blankenship’s West Virginia. more »»


Pirates Fall In Base-Brawl

October 8, 2015 By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates spent all summer breathlessly and relentlessly chasing the St. more »»

Howard, Mountaineers ‘O’ Plan to Make Fast Amends

October 8, 2015 MORGANTOWN — West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard couldn’t wait until he got home to watch game film from the Mountaineers’ 44-24 loss to Oklahoma, last Saturda. more »»

Another Stiff Test for Linsly

October 8, 2015 HUDSON, Ohio — As usual Linsly’s schedule has been challenging, with good teams lining up against the Cadets nearly every week. This one will be no different as Coach B.J. more »»

’Eers Safety Karl Joseph Out For Season With Knee Injury

October 8, 2015 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia safety Karl Joseph will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a right knee injury during practice, coach Dana Holgorsen said Wednesday. more »»

Donahue Looking Forward To Battle With Clay-Battelle

October 8, 2015 BLACKSVILLE — The two teams may be almost completely different from last season, but this is a game that Bishop Donahue may have had circled on its calendar since the beginning of the year. more »»

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