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Ohio Chase Tops 140 Mph

January 31, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A vehicle chase Friday that lasted 35 minutes, spanned 61 miles and saw speeds of 145 mph ended with a crash and a Cleveland man in custod. more »»


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Ohio Chase Tops 140 Mph

January 31, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A vehicle chase Friday that lasted 35 minutes, spanned 61 miles and saw speeds of 145 mph ended with a crash and a Cleveland man in custod. more »»

Counties Could Tax For Roads

January 31, 2015 WHEELING — A bill before the West Virginia Legislature would give counties authority to levy a sales tax to generate dollars for road maintenance and construction, but local county commissioners are... more »»

Medical Bill Moves to Its Third Reading

January 31, 2015 CHARLESTON — An update to the state’s medical liability and malpractice law will move on to a third reading in the state Senate. more »»

No Ohio Executions in 2015

January 31, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state on Friday rescheduled executions for seven death row inmates as it tries to find new lethal drugs, meaning no inmate will be put to death in Ohio in 2015. more »»

Lawyer Wants To Lead Party

January 31, 2015 WHEELING — Wheeling lawyer Christopher Regan wants to be the next chairman of the West Virginia Democrat Party. more »»



January 31, 2015 Margaret D. “Peggy” Merinar passed away January 29, 2015, at the Camden Clark Medical Center Memorial Campus. She was born November 6, 1935, in Wheeling, WV, to the late Ralph B. and Rena Tyson Davis. more »»


January 31, 2015 Stephen Franklin Pool, age 58, of Brownsville, Ohio, passed away Thursday. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St. more »»


January 31, 2015 Olga Ruth (Campiti) Stevens, 91, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015, surrounded by her family. more »»


January 31, 2015 G. Delores Woods Burge, age 74, of Martins Ferry, OH, formerly of Moundsville, WV, died Thursday, January 29, 2015, at home. more »»


January 31, 2015 Joan Pastorius Wickham, 77, of Wheeling, WV, went to be with the Lord on January 30, 2015, ending her long battle with dementia. more »»


Felony Endangerment Filed in Death of Toddler

January 31, 2015 A felony child endangerment charge was filed Friday by Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin against a Mingo Junction mother whose child was found dead on Wednesday. more »»

Reps. McKinley, Johnson Vote For LNG Imports

January 31, 2015 Reps. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, believe encouraging liquefied natural gas exports will create even more economic growth in the Marcellus and Utica shale fields. more »»

Marshall County Sees Assault, Larceny Cases

January 31, 2015 By DREW PARKER Staff Writer A McMechen man was found guilty of battery following a short trial Friday. more »»

Jefferson County Commissioners Hear Rover Pipeline Presentation

January 31, 2015 Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday heard a presentation about the $4. more »»

Cops Look Into Second Gas Station Robbery

January 31, 2015 Police are investigating the robbery of a gas station in Bellaire, the second in the last few days. This most recent robbery happened at 1:45 a.m. Friday at a Marathon Station at 2958 Belmont St. more »»


Protect Unborn Victims of Drugs

January 31, 2015 Most pregnant women in our area cannot imagine being so addicted to a drug that they continue using it despite knowing the enormous risk that entails for both them and their babies. more »»

Don’t Limit Cold, Allergy Medicine

January 31, 2015 West Virginia legislators, both Democrats and Republicans, have done the right thing for their constituents in rejecting calls during recent years that they limit access to medicine for cold and... more »»

Keeping W.Va. Law Equitable

January 30, 2015 Most West Virginians do not worry much about “joint and several liability.” It is part of the jargon of lawyers and judges that, to the layman, can seem impenetrable. more »»

Get Up-to-Date Overdose Figures

January 30, 2015 Two apparent heroin overdose deaths in a week, one in Belmont County and the other in Jefferson County, were a forceful reminder of how devastating the drug abuse epidemic is to our are. more »»

Don’t Risk Free Clinic Closings

January 30, 2015 It appears the vast majority of West Virginians who lacked health insurance just a few years ago have it now. more »»

Local Columns

Immunization Bill Is Improvement

January 31, 2015 Most people ought to have their children immunized against certain diseases, including measles, mumps, etc. That’s one issue on which the science really is settle. more »»

Weathering The Storm

January 31, 2015 I know how the weather forecasters in New York City feel. They predicted a mammoth blizzard for New York City that did not happen. They got a lot of people and businesses in an uproar. more »»

Defending Free Press In W.Va.

January 25, 2015 I feel relatively certain there are a number of people who, down through the years, have thought about beheading me or storming into my office with an AK-47 blazing. But it’s not going to happen. more »»

Using Figures of Speech to Make Your Points

January 25, 2015 Figurative language (or figure of speech) involves meaning that is deeper than its literal presentation. more »»

Lions Learn Fostoria Glass Moved to Moundsville From Ohio

January 25, 2015 It is only fitting that this year’s Fostoria Glass Society of America Convention and Elegant Glass Show will feature the American patter. more »»


Big Second Half Lifts Knights

January 31, 2015 WHEELING — When Wheeling Central needs him, Chase Harler delivers. Being beat up in the paint by Martins Ferry center Emilio Appolloni throughout the first half, the No. more »»

Tigers Take Huskies in Crucial Match

January 31, 2015 SHADYSIDE — As the calendar prepares to flip to February and teams prepare for the stretch run and races for the OVAC playoff become tighter and tighter, any win is cherished. more »»

Third Quarter Proves Painful For Big Red, Park Wins 58-49

January 31, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Wheeling Park outscored Steubenville 15-3 during a third quarter stretch and left the Crimson Center with a 58-49 victory Friday. more »»

Melton Named Bridgeport’s New Football Coach

January 31, 2015 BRIDGEPORT — Ever since Zack Melton started playing football, he wanted to be a coach. He got that opportunity for a year at Lucas High School as an assistant football coach in 201. more »»

Walter to Help Groom Future Big-Leaguers

January 31, 2015 WHEELING — Young baseball players in the Ohio Valley have a chance to learn pitching from former West Virginia University standout Corey Walter. more »»

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