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5:30 p.m. UPDATE: Murray Energy Layoffs Announced, 754 Local Miners Out of Work

May 22, 2015 5:30 p.m.: Murray Energy Corp. job eliminations and layoffs for Ohio Valley mines: Ohio County Coal Co. (Shoemaker) -- 146 jobs eliminated Marshall County Coal Co. more »»

 
 
 

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5:30 p.m. UPDATE: Murray Energy Layoffs Announced, 754 Local Miners Out of Work

May 22, 2015 5:30 p.m.: Murray Energy Corp. job eliminations and layoffs for Ohio Valley mines: Ohio County Coal Co. (Shoemaker) -- 146 jobs eliminated Marshall County Coal Co. more »»

Tomblin Blasts EPA for Murray Coal Layoffs

May 22, 2015 From Staff Reports WHEELING — Gov. more »»

Jefferson County Deputy Dies During Training

May 22, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Mike Brandle, 33, a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy for the past 10 years, died Thursday afternoon of a heart attack while undergoing weapons training in Monroe County, according to... more »»

Census Figures Paint A Bleak Picture of Ohio Valley

May 22, 2015 WHEELING — Since 2010, the city of Wheeling has lost an estimated 696 residents, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. more »»

W.Va. Senate President: GOP Has To Keep Appeal to Remain in Power

May 22, 2015 WHEELING — West Virginia Senate President William Cole said the new GOP majority must continue giving everyone a seat at the policymaking table if it is to retain control of the Legislature in a... more »»

Obituaries

WILLIE BARNHART

May 22, 2015 Willie A. Barnhart, 70, of Wellsburg, WV, passed away May 19, 2015, in Wheeling, WV. He was born April 16, 1945, in Wheeling, WV, to the late William and Mary Yost Barnhart and stepmother Norma M. more »»

DEBRA SCOTT

May 22, 2015 Debra A. Scott, 64, formerly of Lewisville, Ohio, died May 19, 2015. Visitation noon until time of Mass at 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Sylvester Catholic Church, Woodsfield, Ohio. more »»

ELEANOR YODER

May 22, 2015 Eleanor Jane Yoder, 85, of Bridgeport, OH, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015. She was born in Martins Ferry, OH, on March 2, 1930, a daughter of the late John Thomas and Frances Ann (Striff) Lewis. more »»

THOMAS WILSON

May 22, 2015 Thomas C. “Toot” Wilson, 76, of Toronto, passed away at his home Tuesday. Visitation 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Friday and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, Toronto. Service 11 a.m. more »»

DOLORES ZOMBOTTI

May 22, 2015 Dolores A. “Pud” Zombotti, 86, of Proctor, WV, died Monday. Visitation today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, New Martinsville, with Rosary devotions at 7 p.m. more »»

Community

Four Arrested in Moundsville For Meth Lab Operation

May 22, 2015 A Wednesday evening investigation uncovered a meth lab on Highland Avenue in Moundsville, where officers arrested four individuals in connection to the operation. more »»

Bellaire Votes To Allow Open Burning

May 22, 2015 Open burning is now allowed in Bellaire, but only under specified conditions. more »»

Robinson Auto Group Staying On Cutting Edge in Triadelphia

May 22, 2015 After more than 50 successful years in the automobile business, Bob Robinson still strives to stay on the cutting edge by exceeding the standards established for General Motors Co. showrooms. more »»

Ebola Training Slated in Wheeling

May 22, 2015 A day-long workshop on Ebola is being offered for medical personnel and emergency responders in the region on June 5. more »»

Dock Dogs Return to Cabela’s For Championship in Triadelphia

May 22, 2015 The fur will be flying this weekend at Cabela’s, as nearly 500 dogs are registered to compete in the Dock Dogs Sportsman’s National Wildcard Championship. The event, which starts at 10 a.. more »»

Editorials

Track Down All Involved in Rape

May 22, 2015 Local law enforcement officers and officials need no encouragement to track down everyone involved in the crime of which Peggy Sue Hortsman of Barnesville is accused. more »»

Resolve Highway Funding Failure

May 22, 2015 Congress has kicked the proverbial can down the road so many times on one critical issue — highway and bridge funding — that lawmakers’ toes must be getting sor. more »»

Fighting Back Against Scams

May 22, 2015 Americans are very compassionate, charitable people. When someone needs help or a cause such as battling disease is mentioned, we reach for our wallets. more »»

Calling Before You Dig Good Practice

May 22, 2015 Planning to do some improvements on your property this weekend? If they involve digging holes or trenches, you did call 811 first, didn’t you? If not, you should consider putting your job off unti... more »»

Keeping Gas Pipelines Safe

May 21, 2015 Most natural gas pipelines in West Virginia are subject to relatively little state regulation. more »»

Local Columns

Profiting From Wild West Virginia

May 17, 2015 Imagine a bobcat suddenly springing through the air, headed straight for your face. A Wetzel County hunter had the experience a few days ago, and he can prove i. more »»

Why Can’t We Abandon Groupthink, Embrace Future?

May 17, 2015 Have you ever looked at the twisted view of history in the texts at these fundamentalist, Christian conservative schools that are evolving throughout the Valley? The texts’ authors are reluctant t... more »»

We Should Honor Women Throughout the Year

May 17, 2015 I know that Mother’s Day was last week, yet I feel it necessary to start a movement that turns Mother’s Day from a one day of the year in May to an everyday holiday. more »»

Ed Pastilong, the Late Ralph Tasker Are Being Honored

May 17, 2015 By JIM COCHRAN This afternoon at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling two Moundsville natives will be inducted into the West Virginia Sports Writers Association’s Hall of Fam. more »»

Bipartisanship Not Always Good

May 16, 2015 Bless Jeff Kessler and other members of the West Virginia Senate group I’ll refer to simply as “The Liberal Eight.” For the same reason, bless Wheeling Mayor and former state Sen. more »»

Sports

Park Headed to State

May 22, 2015 MORGANTOWN —A trip to the state tournament could not have been written any better. more »»

Central Tops St. Marys 12-0 To Punch Ticket to Vienna

May 22, 2015 BELMONT—On a very chilly evening for late May, Wheeling Central used freshmen Marissa Garlitz and Riley Bennington to warm things up. more »»

Track Finals Start Today

May 22, 2015 CHARLESTON — The West Virginia state track and field meet starts today. It is time for the athletes to give it one final effort for the year to see if they can claim a state title. more »»

Ferry in Hunt for D-II Title

May 22, 2015 BYESVILLE — With temperatures in the mid 50s, it felt more like the Early Bird than it did the district, but in all actuality, area track and field competitors were running, throwing and jumping for... more »»

Bucs’ Burnett Still Feeling the Fire

May 22, 2015 PITTSBURGH — The fire is still there, churning away somewhere inside A.J. Burnett’s well-tattooed and teenage-thin body. The flames, however, are simply better hidden. more »»

 
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My Hole-y Life

May 4, 2015 For months we have seen the wrath that winter has taken on our roads and hillsides. The constant freeze and thaw of winter wreaked havoc, creating craters in roads. more »

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