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Wheeling's $32.4 Million Budget in Transition

March 1, 2015 By IAN HICKS Staff Writer WHEELING — “Transition” may be the best word to describe Wheeling’s budget, but City Manager Robert Herron is confident the changes will mean a stronger city moving forwar. more »»


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Wheeling's $32.4 Million Budget in Transition

March 1, 2015 By IAN HICKS Staff Writer WHEELING — “Transition” may be the best word to describe Wheeling’s budget, but City Manager Robert Herron is confident the changes will mean a stronger city moving forwar. more »»

Proposed Buyout Plan Would End Greyhound Racing in W.Va.

March 1, 2015 WHEELING — The dust at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack’s greyhound track could settle for good this summer if the West Virginia Legislature approves a buyout plan that would put an end to dog... more »»

Local Students Lauded At West Liberty Science Fair

March 1, 2015 WEST LIBERTY — The scientists of tomorrow showed off their knowledge this weekend at West Liberty University, as the school hosted its annual regional science and engineering fai. more »»

Bridgeport Man Dies in Car Crash in Bethlehem

March 1, 2015 BETHLEHEM — One man has died and another was injured after the driver lost control of his vehicle on East Bethlehem Boulevard early Saturday. more »»

West Virginia House of Delegates Approves Scale-Back of Prevailing Wage Bill

March 1, 2015 CHARLESTON — West Virginia House delegates approved a scale-back of the state’s prevailing wage for public construction projects Saturday — a bill that’s now just a step or two from heading to Gov. more »»



March 1, 2015 Robert Joseph DeTemple, Jr., “Stumpy,” 68, of Benwood, WV, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015. more »»


March 1, 2015 Kermit Fugate Jr., 75, of Triadelphia, WV, passed away Friday, February 27, 2015. more »»


March 1, 2015 Lyvonne G. Funkhouser, 76, died Feb. 27, 2015. Visitation Tuesday 7-9 p.m. at Kelly Kemp Braido & Patron Funeral Home, Barnesville; service Wednesday 11 a.m. more »»


March 1, 2015 Floyd R. McQuillian Sr. of Follansbee. Visitation will be held on Monday from noon until the time of service at 4 p.m. at Reasner Funeral Home, 1515 Charles St., Wellsburg. more »»


March 1, 2015 Eugene D. Ebert, 66, of New Martinsville, WV, died Wednesday. Visitation today from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, New Martinsville, with services Monday at 11 a.m. 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 »»

City Judges Seeking Health Insurance in Wheeling

February 28, 2015 The two private practice lawyers who serve as Wheeling’s part-time municipal judges want to be added to the city’s taxpayer-funded health insurance plan. more »»

Straub Automotive Expands Southward to Glen Dale

February 28, 2015 After many successful years in downtown Wheeling, Straub Automotive relocated to The Highlands in 2010. Now, the company is expanding southward by acquiring the former Glen Dale Motor Co. more »»

$1.28 Million Is Apparent Low Bid for WesBanco Arena Seats in Wheeling

February 28, 2015 Providing a more comfortable experience for WesBanco Arena patrons will come with a price tag just shy of $1. 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 »»

Giving Counties Added Flexibility

March 1, 2015 West Virginia’s home rule program has given some cities, including Wheeling, more control over their own affairs. Most participating municipalities have benefited. more »»

Pats on the Back:

March 1, 2015 --To Nicholas Wince of Middlebourne for, as some West Virginia University basketball players put it, motivating them to beat Texas in a game in Morgantown. more »»

Rethink Plan For Magistrates

February 28, 2015 A well-intentioned bill to restructure West Virginia’s magistrate court system should not be approved by the Legislature until a second look is taken at the numbers. more »»

Reconsider Ohio Solid Waste Rules

February 28, 2015 “Nanny state” government costs all of us plenty, all in the name of protecting us from alleged dangers public officials decide we aren’t responsible enough to avoid voluntarily. 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 1, 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 1, 2015 By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer HAMPTON, Ga. more »»

Madonna Bows Out to Clutter, Cameron in Moundsville

March 1, 2015 By TRACY WATSON For The News-Register MOUNDSVILLE — It has been an outstanding for Coach Chad Clutter and his Cameron boys’ basketball team. more »»

Poulter, Casey Share Lead at Rain-Delayed Honda Classic

March 1, 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 »»

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