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Stars, Stripes And Strings as Wheeling Celebrates Fourth of July

July 5, 2015 WHEELING — Bellaire native Emily Heithaus brought her family all the way from Gambier, Ohio, to enjoy annual Independence Day fireworks celebration at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. more »»

 
 
 

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Stars, Stripes And Strings as Wheeling Celebrates Fourth of July

July 5, 2015 WHEELING — Bellaire native Emily Heithaus brought her family all the way from Gambier, Ohio, to enjoy annual Independence Day fireworks celebration at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. more »»

Victim’s Wife Thanks Strangers

July 5, 2015 CAMERON — Lois Huggins doesn’t care about protocol. She just knows the quick action of members of the Fork Ridge Volunteer Fire Department and several strangers helped save her husband’s life. more »»

WVU, Ohio State Are Drilling Shale

July 5, 2015 WHEELING — Researchers from West Virginia University and Ohio State University are grinding more than a mile deep into the earth at the Morgantown Industrial Park to determine how fracking impacts... more »»

Judge Sims Criticizes Grand Jury Tactics

July 5, 2015 WHEELING—In a recent order, Ohio County Circuit Judge David Sims was highly critical of tactics used by the county prosecutor’s office to get criminal indictments — tactics that, while entirely... more »»

‘Bobo’ Is Introduced to Wheeling

July 5, 2015 WHEELING — Wheeling’s elephant sculpture is a female named “Bobo. more »»

Obituaries

JOHN FLADING JR.

July 5, 2015 John R. Flading Jr., 70, of McMechen, W.Va., passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Ohio Valley Medical Center. He was born July 16, 1944, a son of the late John R. and Helen (Pooch) Flading S. more »»

ARTHUR CARPENTER

July 5, 2015 Arthur Carpenter, 74, of Barnesville, died July 3, 2015. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Monday, Kelly Kemp Braido & Patron Funeral Home. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday. more »»

BETTY TRAVIS

July 5, 2015 Betty Travis, 76, of Paden City, W.Va., passed away July 4, 2015, at home, surrounded by her family. Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Myers Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 p.. more »»

JERRY HENNEN

July 5, 2015 Jerry was born in Metz, WV on July 4, 1947. He was raised in his favorite city in the world, Wheeling, WV. Jerry lived in numerous cities in WV and Ohio but always considered Wheeling “home. more »»

MICHAEL MULARCIK

July 5, 2015 Michael Henry “Mike” Mularcik was called to the Heavenly Father on June 27, 2015. Born July 29, 1941, the son of the late Michael Joseph and Mary Lee Chinksa Mularcik, he was 73 years of age. more »»

Community

JMHS Students’ Project Honors Late Golf Coach John Wilson

July 5, 2015 WHEELING — In memory of long-time Ohio Valley golf instructor John Wilson, who died in 2013, members of John Marshall High School’s Plant Sciences and Turf Management Program and golf team carefully... more »»

Wilson Served His Country and Young Golfers

July 5, 2015 John Wilson made his mark on the greater Wheeling community through his dedication to the Ohio Valley Junior Golf Academy, but few people knew of his distinguished military career. more »»

City Police Ready for Fourth Festivities

July 4, 2015 The Moundsville Police Department is preparing to keep the city safe this evening, with extra staff on patrol to monitor home firework activity and drunken driving. more »»

Arrest In False Assault Claim

July 4, 2015 The Moundsville Police Department had a busy evening Thursday, dealing with several incidents leading up to the holiday weekend. At 4:37 p.m., officers responded to 8012 10th St. more »»

Nighthawk Makes Its Home in Unusual Location

July 4, 2015 Normally home to utility poles and sundry other power-related items, the American Electric Power pole yard at Jacob and 43rd streets has some new residents — a mama and papa bird and their two... more »»

Editorials

Save Children From Drug Dens

July 5, 2015 Sooner or later, a child in West Virginia is going to swallow a fatal overdose of heroin, die in a meth lab fire or be beaten to death by a drug-crazed adult. more »»

Approve Medicaid Cost Sharing Plan

July 5, 2015 Simply handing someone a health insurance policy free of charge, even if they could afford to pay a little for it out of their own pocket, makes no sense. more »»

Set Up Drug Court In Jefferson County

July 5, 2015 If any county in Ohio needs more help fighting the war against drug abuse, it is Jefferson. Officials there have something in mind. more »»

Pats on the Back:

July 5, 2015 -- To top students in Ohio County schools, who were rewarded during the annual Stifel Awards ceremony last week. The program handed out $75,590 to 214 students in grades 5-12. more »»

Keeping Our Liberty Secure

July 4, 2015 After years of frustrating attempts to persuade the home government in London to do something constructive about our many legitimate complaints as British citizens, Americans on July 4, 1776,... more »»

Local Columns

Rebel Against Flag Debate Hardliners

July 5, 2015 It is understandable that many black Americans view the Confederate battle flag as a symbol of racism. more »»

Prayers Answered as the Constitution Prevails

July 5, 2015 In St. Francis’ prayer we ask God to grant, “that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love.” St. more »»

From Suit to Rock Concert Shorts; Fracking Banned

July 5, 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 »»

Fair Will Include Variety of Pageants in Several Age Groups

July 5, 2015 Although we are just a few days into the month of July, it will not be long, three weeks to be exact, until the annual Marshall County Fair. The main attractions run from July 27 to Aug. 1. more »»

Are We Still Truly Independent?

July 4, 2015 After most of what now is England was pacified by Roman conquerers, many of the region’s inhabitants were happy to settle in as subjects of the empire. more »»

Sports

Wheeling Legion Shut Out By 9ers, 10-0

July 5, 2015 WHEELING—In a game that was delayed roughly a half hour due to field conditions from Friday’s storms, Andy’s 9ers wasted no more time against Wheeling Post 1 when the game got underway during the... more »»

OVAC All-Star Teams Announced

July 5, 2015 It’s July and in the Ohio Valley that means one thing ... we’re that much closer to start of high school football. The annual kick-off to the season is just three weeks away. more »»

Eric Carder Golf Memorial Set For July 10

July 5, 2015 WHEELING —It is always a very difficult time when a community is impacted by a death of someone very near and dear to the. more »»

Pirates Blank Indians, 1-0

July 5, 2015 PITTSBURGH — A lack of efficiency with his pitches was the reason Jeff Locke failed to get past the fifth inning in his previous two starts despite giving up a combined three runs. more »»

U.S. Seeks Third World Cup Title

July 5, 2015 VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women’s World Cup title match in Germany. more »»

 
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