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Pennsylvania to Issue Air Permit for Planned Ethane Cracker Plant

March 28, 2015 WHEELING — The multi-billion-dollar ethane cracker Royal Dutch Shell wants to build just 45 minutes from Weirton may be closer to a reality as the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection... more »»


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Pennsylvania to Issue Air Permit for Planned Ethane Cracker Plant

March 28, 2015 WHEELING — The multi-billion-dollar ethane cracker Royal Dutch Shell wants to build just 45 minutes from Weirton may be closer to a reality as the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection... more »»

Capitol Theatre Roof Work To Begin Monday

March 28, 2015 WHEELING — Starting Monday, Main Street will be reduced to one lane in front of the Capitol Theatre as the historic downtown venue gets a new roof. more »»

Community Support Keeps Wheeling Church's Easter Food Distribution on Track

March 28, 2015 WHEELING — Thanks to support from various community organizations and residents, a food distribution event should go on as planned next weekend. The Rev. more »»

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Signs Storage Tank Bill

March 28, 2015 CHARLESTON — A law revising West Virginia’s regulation of above-ground storage tanks was signed into law Friday by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. more »»

Retiring Reid Is Behind Schumer

March 28, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, who kept Democrats in line to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he’s retiring next year. more »»



March 28, 2015 Norma L. Stull Stout, 79, of Cameron, WV, died Friday, March 27, at Cameron Nursing and Rehab. She was born March 23, 1936, at Montcalm, WV daughter of the late Warren and Virginia Jones Stull. more »»


March 28, 2015 Guinivere “Gwen” Schaughency, 91, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling, WV. Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. more »»


March 28, 2015 Wilma A. Bianconi, 88, of Wolfhurst died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at her home. She was born August 25, 1926, in Bridgeport, a daughter of the late Charles and Sarah (Svaldo) Jobe Sr. more »»


March 28, 2015 Harry E. Cummings, Jr., 85, of Toronto, OH, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Steubenville, OH. Visitation for Harry will be held on Monday, March 30, from 4-8 p.m. at the J.E. more »»


March 28, 2015 Floyd R. “Piggy” Norris, age 93, of New Martinsville, WV, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 27, 2015, at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV. more »»


Pittsburgh Man Arrested in Ohio River Body Case

March 28, 2015 A Pittsburgh man was arrested late Thursday for allegedly shooting another man whose body was found in the Ohio River last week. The body of Andre Gray, 34, of Lawrenceville, P. more »»

Wheeling Committee Shelves False Alarm Program

March 28, 2015 Wheeling City Council’s Rules Committee on Friday tabled a proposed false alarm fee ordinance to allow for more discussion on how the program would work. more »»

New St. Michaels School Crossing Signs Help To Improve Safety in Wheeling

March 28, 2015 The Wheeling Police Department and Operations Department sign shop have combined efforts to make new signs to improve school crossing safety. more »»

Man Wrestled Down in Wheeling Court Hallway

March 28, 2015 Wheeling police forcibly wrestled a city resident to the floor of the magistrate building Thursday after a confrontation with Magistrate Harry Radcliffe. more »»

Wheeling's Top Real Estate Agents Honored

March 28, 2015 Oglebay Park’s Wilson Lodge hosted the annual Harvey Goodman Realtor Sales Award Ceremony, where the top producing agents for 2014 were awarded for their efforts. more »»


Being Fair To Taxpayers

March 28, 2015 Taxpayers often may have the “can’t win for losing” complaint. Local, state and federal governments always seem to find ways to spend more of our money. more »»

Special Session May Not Be Wise

March 28, 2015 It has been suggested West Virginia legislators should hold a special session this summer to deal with unfinished business from their just-ended regular annual meeting. more »»

Get Railroads Back on Track

March 27, 2015 For many years, energy conservation campaigns have been considered very “green” — that is, good for the environmen. more »»

Giving Downtown Wheeling New Life

March 27, 2015 One suggestion put forth to revitalize downtown Wheeling was to make it more attractive as a place to live, not just to do busines. more »»

Drugs Biggest Threat in W.Va.

March 27, 2015 West Virginians need to find ways to cope with a long list of serious challenges. But only one involves a fight against pure evil that we simply must win. more »»

Local Columns

Will It Be Kessler vs. Manchin?

March 28, 2015 If you did well with your college basketball bracket predictions, perhaps you’d like to try something more challenging. We’ll call it governorology. more »»

Say No To Bullies

March 28, 2015 I don’t like punks. You know the type. They are the kids or young adults and sometimes even adults, who have no regard for other people’s property, feelings or rights. more »»

Terrorists’ Social Media Overhyped

March 22, 2015 Experts tell us we simply must win the social media battle against Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Remembering Those Who Served in Vietnam War

March 22, 2015 Mary and I recently joined our son and his family for lunch at one of those sports restaurants that specialize in hot wings. more »»

Plans Being Finalized for Moundsville High Homecoming

March 22, 2015 Fliers for the five-year Moundsville High School Homecoming Celebration to be held Sept. 4-6 have been sent to 3,800 MHS alumni by the MHS alumni. more »»


Linsly, Weir Bring the Heat To Cold Weather Contest

March 28, 2015 WHEELING — The temperature may have been below freezing Friday at Holloway Field during the Linsly and Weir baseball game, but both team’s pitchers were throwing some heat. more »»

Wydo Lifts Nailers in Debut

March 28, 2015 WHEELING — Friday night’s contest at WesBanco Arena between the Wheeling Nailers and Fort Wayne Komets is one that will be talked about for a long time to come around the Friendly City, as Cody Wydo... more »»

Twin Homers Drive Buccos

March 28, 2015 FORT MYERS, Fla. — Gregory Polanco and Tony Sanchez hit solo home runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to rain-shortened 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday. more »»

WVU Great Hot Rod Hundley Dies

March 28, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — Rod Hundley, a Charleston native who enjoyed a long and successful career associated with basketball, has died. He was 80. more »»

Most ’Eers Set to Return

March 28, 2015 West Virginia will press on. A defense in permanent hyper-mode was the catalyst for the Mountaineers’ first tournament appearance in three years and a surprising run to the Sweet 16. more »»

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What we can learn from teen rape case

March 25, 2015 My heart breaks for the 15-year-old victim in the rape case that ended Monday with the sentencing of Adam Taylor, 46, of Rayland in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court. more »

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