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Ex-Youth Services System Employee Faces Charges

September 15, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — A former employee of Youth Services System has been arrested for an alleged incident involving a youth in the care of the Helinski Shelter in Moundsvill. more »»


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Ex-Youth Services System Employee Faces Charges

September 15, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — A former employee of Youth Services System has been arrested for an alleged incident involving a youth in the care of the Helinski Shelter in Moundsvill. more »»

United States Still Seeks Allies to Fight ISIS Thugs

September 15, 2014 WASHINGTON— The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it’s too early to identify them. more »»

Fetcko's Employment Terminated By Board

September 15, 2014 WHEELING -- The Ohio County Board of Education on Monday unanimously voted to terminate the employment of Kristyn Fetcko, 10 days after she pleaded guilty to charges relating to the distribution of... more »»

Family Still Hopes to Discover Fate of Pilot

September 15, 2014 WHEELING — More than 60 years after his plane was shot down over North Korea, relatives of Ohio County native Capt. Harry C. Moore are still trying to discover the truth about his fate. more »»

Zone Change Sought for Subdivision

September 15, 2014 WHEELING — A developer is seeking to build several new duplexes in the Timber Grove subdivision of Elm Grove, but city officials first will have to approve a zone change. more »»



September 15, 2014 Richard Lee “Bubba” Cunningham, 54, of Cameron, W.Va., passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at home. He was born December 22, 1959, in Wheeling, W.Va. more »»


September 15, 2014 Kellie McAfee, 44, of Bridgeport, died Saturday at home. Friends received Tuesday from 4 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, Elm Grove. more »»


September 15, 2014 Dona DeYarmon, 84, of St. Clairsville, OH, died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Liza’s Place of Valley Hospice, Wheeling, W. more »»


September 15, 2014 Constance “Connie” Mae Ray, 70, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at home surrounded by her family. Friends will be received on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. more »»


September 15, 2014 Robert H. Schafer, 94, of Wheeling, WV, died Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Liza’s place, Wheeling. Friends will be received on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. more »»


‘Toast of the Vineyard’

September 15, 2014 WHEELING — Harmony House’s board of directors hopes to raise $30,000 during their annual Toast of the Vineyard fundraiser. The event is slated from 6:30-10 p.m. Sep. more »»

Candlelight Vigil, Recovery Services Slated To Be Held at Unity Center

September 15, 2014 Addiction to drugs and alcohol can lead to numerous problems for not just the user, but for the families and friends of that individual. more »»

Police Reports

September 15, 2014 Wheeling Police Department Grand Larceny At 8:35 p.m. Saturday, officers were called to a Beech Street address regarding a theft. Theft At 4 p.m. more »»

Businessman Says Downtown Worth the Risk

September 14, 2014 WHEELING — As Glenn Elliott debated whether to take a risk and buy the Professional Building on Market Street, he received some sage advice from a man who had been in Elliott’s shoes a generation ago. more »»

Community Comes Together to Provide New Playground

September 14, 2014 BENWOOD — Nestled between quiet residential areas and small businesses, Ss. James and John school endures as a religious institution in Benwood, with a community rallied behind it. more »»

Wheeling's Comprehensive Plan

Download Wheeling's Draft Comprehensive Plan

August 26, 2014 Click the link to view and download the city's draft Comprehensive Plan. more »»

Reaction to Plan Comprehensive

August 26, 2014 WHEELING — The public got a chance Monday to take a closer look at city leaders’ vision for the next decade during a pair of meetings on the recently released draft of the city’s new comprehensive... more »»

Review Wheeling Plan Regularly

August 24, 2014 Several points in the proposed new comprehensive plan for Wheeling are sensible. If anything, attention to them is overdue. more »»

Plan Focuses on Quality, Not Quantity

August 24, 2014 WHEELING — It’s not your grandfather’s Wheeling anymore. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing, according to a draft of the city’s new comprehensive plan. more »»

Draft for Comprehensive Plan Out for Public View

August 21, 2014 WHEELING — A draft of Wheeling’s new comprehensive plan is now available for public view, but there’s plenty of work left to do before City Council can vote to adopt i. more »»


‘Report Card’ Is Misleading

September 15, 2014 Pick a medium-sized to large school in Ohio and give 610 of its students a test. A few will do well and earn A grades. Most will get Bs, Cs and Ds. Some will do so badly they will be given Fs. more »»

Keeping High-Risk Convicts in Prison

September 15, 2014 Investigators looking into an Ohio prison escape last week should be demanding corrections officials provide a list of extremely dangerous inmates, along with where and under what conditions they... more »»

Teaching W.Va. Children to Read

September 14, 2014 When children cannot read well, they fail in school and usually, later in life. West Virginia Go. more »»

Keeping Killers From Escaping

September 14, 2014 T.J. Lane, now 19, is among the most notorious convicts being held in Ohio corrections facilities. In 2012, when he was 17, Lane went on a shooting spree at Chardon High School in northeast Ohio. more »»

Consolidation Good, But Maintain Quality

September 14, 2014 West Virginia Board of Education members are considering consolidating some operations of smaller school districts to free up money for use in classrooms instead of central offices. more »»

Local Columns

Campuses Good Places To Hide

September 14, 2014 Put yourself in the shoes of an Islamic terrorist bent on killing Americans here in the homeland. Getting in is no problem, thanks to our porous border. more »»

Senate Debate Should Include Mountain Party, Too

September 14, 2014 I have only met Shelly Moore Capito one time and she was quite pleasant. I hear she does a good job on constituent services, helping citizens with personal political problems. That is commenda. more »»

Registration Open for ‘Zombie Prison Break’ Run/Walk

September 14, 2014 Online registration for the Moundsville Zombie Prison Break 5K Run/Walk will be accepted through Friday. In addition, registration will be held from 7-8 a.m. on Saturday, the date of the event. more »»

Challenge for GOP Is Money

September 13, 2014 Two Northern Panhandle candidates — Pat McGeehan of Chester and Ryan W. Weld of Wellsburg — are key figures in the Republican strategy to take over the West Virginia House of Delegates this fall. more »»

A Long Day And Night

September 13, 2014 As I prepared for the Steelers and Ravens football game to kick off, I sat nervously on the sofa in our living room. I wanted it to be over — not the football game — the day, Sept. 11, 201. more »»


Triple Play Provides Necessary Momentum

September 15, 2014 PITTSBURGH — A triple play helped the Pittsburgh Pirates maintain their 1 1/2-game lead for the National League’s second wild card. more »»

Keslowski Pockets Opener

September 15, 2014 JOLIET, Ill. — Brad Keselowski saw one shot in front of him to steal a victory in the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. more »»

Hoyer Lifts Cleveland To Shocker Vs. New Orleans

September 15, 2014 CLEVELAND — Mike Pettine received a Gatorade bath and looked forward to smoking a cigar. Brian Hoyer wanted to hold onto the feeling as long as possible. more »»

Horschel Puts Cap On Amazing Run

September 15, 2014 ATLANTA — Billy Horschel capped off the best three weeks of his career with the biggest payoff in golf. more »»

SEC Has Seven Of Top 15

September 15, 2014 Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football’s third weekend. more »»

W.Va. News

Ex-congressman West to speak to West Virginia GOP

September 15, 2014 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Former Congressman Allen West will headline a West Virginia Republican event in two weeks. more »»

Reid putting political muscle behind Tennant bid

September 15, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has given West Virginia Democratic Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant a fundraising lift. more »»

W.Va. officials worry about 'sovereign citizen'

September 15, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials are becoming increasingly concerned about a group called "sovereign citizen" that rejects taxes and laws. more »»

Ohio News

Agency urges science demo changes after Reno fire

September 15, 2014 LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal agency on Monday urged museums and schools to stop using methanol and other flammable chemicals in their fire-based science demonstrations in light of a flash fire that... more »»

Patrol: Escaped Ohio school shooter had pitchfork

September 15, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State troopers say the convicted Ohio school shooter who briefly escaped from prison last week had a pitchfork when he was captured. more »»

Man steps in front of truck, sets himself on fire

September 15, 2014 OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man stepped in front of a passing truck on a northeast Ohio highway, was struck, then somehow managed to retrieve a container of gasoline, swallowed some and... more »»

Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

September 15, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. more »»

Man pleads not guilty in 4 slayings in Ohio town

September 15, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man charged in the slayings of four men found at their separate homes in the small Ohio city of Bucyrus pleaded not guilty Monday. more »»

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