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Board Votes to Close Beallsville High School

February 26, 2015 WOODSFIELD -- The Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education voted 3-2 Thursday to end educational services at Beallsville High School, effectively closing the school for high school students. more »»


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Board Votes to Close Beallsville High School

February 26, 2015 WOODSFIELD -- The Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education voted 3-2 Thursday to end educational services at Beallsville High School, effectively closing the school for high school students. more »»

Bethany College President Leaving for Job at Virginia Wesleyan

February 26, 2015 BETHANY — After more than seven years leading West Virginia’s oldest private college, Bethany College President Scott Miller announced Wednesday he will leave the school at the end of the academic... more »»

Ohio Valley Regional Transportation Authority May Limit Benwood Bus Runs

February 26, 2015 BENWOOD — There soon could be two fewer bus runs to and from Benwood each day as the Ohio Valley Regional Transportation Authority reacts to Benwood not putting a 15 percent bus levy before voters... more »»

Another Try At Closing Beallsville High School?

February 26, 2015 WOODSFIELD — The Switzerland of Ohio School Board will meet in a special session this evening to discuss the 2015-16 school year. The meeting, set for 5 p.m. more »»

W.Va. Senate Passes 20-Week Abortion Measure

February 26, 2015 CHARLESTON — An anti-abortion bill is being sent to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin for signature after being passed by the Senate on Wednesda. more »»



February 26, 2015 Norman Logston, 84, of Tampa, FL, went to be with the Lord on February 17, 2015. Norm was born in Gary, IN on March 17, 1930, to the late Elmer and Hattie (Haythorn) Logston. more »»


February 26, 2015 Rev. Gary Dean Scott, 60, of Moundsville, WV, passed away on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV. more »»


February 26, 2015 Minnie W. Kennedy, 95, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed February 20, 2015. Friends received Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Brookside, services Monday at 11 a.m. more »»


February 26, 2015 Roger Presutti, 73, of Bellaire died Monday. Visitation Friday 6-8 p.m. at Bauknecht-Altmeyer, Bellaire, with funeral 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John Catholic Church. more »»


February 26, 2015 Virginia B. Milhoan, 83, of Bethesda died Tuesday. Visitation Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. service at Kelly Kemp Braido & Patron, 322 N. Main Street, Bethesda. more »»


Benwood Seeks Grant for Industrial Park Connector

February 26, 2015 Benwood officials are applying for state money to pave a road connecting its two industrial parks — a move they hope will both spur economic growth and alleviate future truck traffic on city street. more »»

Brooke County Commission Hears Development Efforts

February 26, 2015 Before agreeing to allocate $30,000 to the Business Development Corp. more »»

Council to Consider Solid Waste Plan Ratification in Steubenville

February 26, 2015 Steubenville City Council will decide at their March 17 meeting if they will support the second version of the JB Green Team solid waste pla. more »»

Parent Forum on Opiate Use Slated for Wheeling Park High School

February 26, 2015 The signs and dangers of heroin and prescription drug abuse are the focus of a parent forum tonight at Wheeling Park High School. Ohio County Schools and the Education Subcommittee of the U.S. more »»

Ohio Valley Lenten Fish Fries Announced

February 26, 2015 A number of area churches and organizations are holding Friday fish fries during Lent. Among them are: ? The Sons of Italy in Bellaire is sponsoring a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. more »»


Kasich Right On School Aid

February 26, 2015 To judge by what Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday, state officials should be directing more money to the Switzerland of Ohio school district. more »»

Who’s to Blame For D.C. Gridlock?

February 26, 2015 President Barack Obama blames Republicans for gridlock in government. They just won’t compromise, he claims. more »»

Approve Tank Law Changes

February 26, 2015 Knee-jerk reactions to crises sometimes result in the wrong people being kicked. more »»

Miller Led Bethany Well in Hard Times

February 26, 2015 Small, rural liberal arts colleges have faced enormous challenges for several years. more »»

Pension Plan Was Progress

February 25, 2015 Thoughtful, informed West Virginians look back on the administration of former Gov. Gaston Caperton from 1989-97 as a turning point for our state. more »»

Local Columns

Lawmakers Can’t Win On Pooling

February 22, 2015 Pretend you and a friend have gone together to buy a couple of acres of land. You have a 75 percent interest. Your buddy has 25 percent. Then, a company contacts you. more »»

Better Writing Skills Help Students With All Subjects

February 22, 2015 There is absolutely no doubt about it: Research has demonstrated that developing writing skills can definitely assist your child to become an even better student in the classroom. more »»

Music Not for the Masses; Helping Others; and Dogs

February 22, 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 »»

American Legion National Commander Visiting Area

February 22, 2015 Marshall County Legionnaires Bill Burkett and Bill Harris have been quite busy the past few days making preparations for the visit of American Legion National Commander Michael Helm, which will... more »»

Pressure From Unions Is Felt

February 21, 2015 Bills of interest to several traditionally powerful interest groups are being dealt with in the West Virginia Legislature. But only one group — organized labor — seems to have had much impact. more »»


Wheeling Central Advances to Sectional Final in Wellsburg

February 26, 2015 WELLSBURG — Cameron coach Roger Cain knows that if you get behind a team like Wheeling Central, it is going to be hard to make a comeback. more »»

Union Local Beats St. Clairsville in OVAC 4A Boys' Title Game

February 26, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A season ago, the Health and Physical Education Center at Ohio University Eastern was a house of horrors for the Union Local Jets. more »»

Wheeling Park Girls See Season End in Parkersburg

February 26, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High’s defense was at the forefront of its 51-31 victory against visiting Wheeling Park in a girls’ West Virginia Class AAA Region One, Section One basketball semifinal... more »»

Parkersburg South Ousts Brooke from West Virginia Sectionals

February 26, 2015 PARKERSBURG — If the two regular-season meetings between Parkersburg South and Brooke were any indication, the Patriots were in for a leisurely night at the office in their home sectional game versu... more »»

Chapman's 3 Boosts Magnolia Girls Past Weirton Madonna in Wellsburg

February 26, 2015 WELLSBURG — The 3-point shot is a lethal weapon on the basketball court, and it proved to be just that to the Madonna girls’ basketball team. more »»

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