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One Dead in Shadyside House Explosion

March 2, 2015 SHADYSIDE - One man is dead following a house explosion at 3933 Highland Ave. in Shadyside that also caught a neighboring home on fire. more »»


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One Dead in Shadyside House Explosion

March 2, 2015 SHADYSIDE - One man is dead following a house explosion at 3933 Highland Ave. in Shadyside that also caught a neighboring home on fire. more »»

Accident On I-70 in Ohio County Kills One

March 2, 2015 WHEELING — A Pennsylvania man is facing a DUI causing death charge following an accident Sunday on Interstate 70 near the Pennsylvania state line in which a passenger in his vehicle was ejected and... more »»

West Liberty Faculty Senate Issues No Confidence Vote in President Capehart

March 2, 2015 WHEELING - The West Liberty University Faculty Senate today issued a vote of no confidence in President Robin Capehart as he deals with state ethics charges. more »»

Former Ormet Aluminum Plant May Become Monroe County Steel Mill

March 2, 2015 HANNIBAL — New steel billets may soon roll out of the former Ormet Corp. aluminum smelter, according to new property owner Eric J. more »»

Brooke County Murder Case Going To Grand Jury

March 2, 2015 WELLSBURG — Court officials and prosecutors in Brooke County continue working to resolve four active murder cases in the count. more »»



March 2, 2015 Francis M. Chasko, 71, resident of Wheeling, WV, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at St. Margaret Memorial Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. more »»


March 2, 2015 Conrad M. Criss, 92, of Wellsburg, WV, died peacefully on Friday, February 27, 2015, at Wyngate in Weirton, WV. more »»


March 2, 2015 Robert D. Gibson Sr., 75, of Barnesville, Ohio, passed away Saturday. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Campbell- Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville. Service 1:30 p.m. Thursday. more »»


March 2, 2015 Margaret Smith, 100, of Barnesville died Friday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Kelly Kemp Braido & Patron Funeral Home, Barnesville, where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. more »»


March 2, 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 »»


John Marshall Students Help Feed Local Kids in Glen Dale

March 2, 2015 John Marshall High School students are working to feed less fortunate children at a local elementary school. more »»

Maple-Damewood Named New Chamber of Commerce President in Steubenville

March 2, 2015 Tricia Maple-Damewood is passionate when talking about her immediate and long-term goals for the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. more »»

Vavra Daley Joins SP Financial Strategies

March 2, 2015 WHEELING — Julie Vavra Daley of Steubenville recently joined SP Financial Strategies as an LPL investment adviser representative and wealth consultant. more »»

New ‘East Wheeling Kitty Coalition’ Seeks To Save and Control Stray Cat Population

March 1, 2015 WHEELING — A newly minted organization is providing some much-needed allies for East Wheeling’s stray and feral felines left out in the cold this winter. more »»

Group Hopes to Turn Historic Rail Span Into Park

March 1, 2015 BELLAIRE — Nearly 144 years after the Great Stone Viaduct carried its first train through Bellaire on the way to Benwood, a group of community leaders hope to preserve the unused portion of the... 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 »»

Remember Casino Cash Exaggerations

March 2, 2015 Officials in Ohio school districts have wisely ignored the promise of money growing on trees once casinos were allowed in the state. more »»

New Tank Bill Still Protective

March 2, 2015 About 36,000 of the large, above-ground storage tanks regulated for less than a year in West Virginia would be taken off the books if House of Delegates members approve a change suggested during th... more »»

Bishop’s Leadership Has Been Important

March 2, 2015 Wheeling Mayor Andy McKenzie uses his annual State of the City addresses to highlight important milestones in the community. more »»

Stop Letting State Go to the Dogs

March 1, 2015 When a school teacher in West Virginia is laid off, the state’s effort to cushion her fall is limited primarily to unemployment benefits. 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 »»


Penguins Win Fourth Straight, Beat Jackets

March 2, 2015 By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh coach Mike Johnston can tell a couple of shifts into a game what version of Evgeni Malkin the Penguins are going to get on a given night. more »»

Jimmie Johnson Pulls Away For Another Atlanta Sprint Cup Win

March 2, 2015 By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer HAMPTON, Ga. more »»

Poulter, Casey Share Lead at Rain-Delayed Honda Classic

March 2, 2015 By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Ian Poulter lost command of the Honda Classic with two swings on consecutive tee shots in a wild final hour Sunday. more »»

Mountaineers Rally Past No. 24 Texas

March 2, 2015 MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia women’s basketball team rallied from a 14-point hole in the second half to knock off No. 24-ranked Texas, 76-69, in overtime on Sunday afternoon at the WVU Coliseum. more »»

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