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Algae Won’t Stop Ohio River Events

September 1, 2015 WHEELING — Health officials say sightings of blue-green algae on the Ohio River have spread 250 miles south down the Ohio River to Huntington, W.V. more »»


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Algae Won’t Stop Ohio River Events

September 1, 2015 WHEELING — Health officials say sightings of blue-green algae on the Ohio River have spread 250 miles south down the Ohio River to Huntington, W.V. more »»

Cops Probe Deadly Marshall County Fall

September 1, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County authorities are investigating the Sunday death of a Cameron woman whose husband said she fell from their vehicle. more »»

Pres Hopefuls To Visit Hilltop for West Liberty Post

September 1, 2015 WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University still hopes to name its next president in October, as the search committee plans to invite finalists for on-campus interviews later this mont. more »»

Burger Plant Set For Demolition in Dilles Bottom

September 1, 2015 DILLES BOTTOM — Although Ohio leaders remain tight-lipped about a $5.7 billion ethane cracker that may come to the Belmont County site, FirstEnergy Corp. officials said Monday the coal-fired R.E. more »»

Pinned Man Rescued From Underneath Mobile Home

September 1, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — A Moundsville man working on a trailer Monday afternoon found himself trapped beneath the mobile hom. more »»



September 1, 2015 Ronald Lee Tate, 78, of Weirton, WV passed away Monday August 31, 2015 at Weirton Medical Center. He was born October 30, 1936 in Doddridge County, WV, the son of the late Roxter L. more »»


September 1, 2015 Emma Jane Rinkes, 88, of Lloydsville, OH, died on August 29, 2015. Visitation at Toothman Funeral Home, St. Clairsville on Wednesday, 4-7 p.m., where Services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. more »»


September 1, 2015 Marjorie Ann (Armstrong) Conaway, the daughter of James and Sylvia (Riggle) Armstrong, was born on May 4, 1934 in Washington County, P. more »»


September 1, 2015 Herbert “Herb” Dee Fletcher, 94, of Sistersville, WV, passed away August 30, 2015, in Ritchie’s Personal Care Home. more »»


September 1, 2015 Wanda L. Taylor, 84, formally of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Friday August 28, 2015 at her son’s residence in Hebron, OH. more »»


Acuity Specialty Hospitals Welcomed at Wheeling Hospital

September 1, 2015 A healthy relationship is flourishing between Acuity Specialty Hospitals of Ohio Valley and Wheeling Hospital, where Acuity operates a “hospital in a hospital” to provide long-term acute care. more »»

Marshall County Students Awarded Scholarships in Moundsville

September 1, 2015 Seven years ago, former Moundsville resident Jim Heath, who at the time was residing in California, had a dream about a get-together with youth baseball buddies. more »»

Murder Trial To Be Set in St. Clairsville

September 1, 2015 Trial dates for two men accused of murder will be set today. more »»

Wheeling Caregiver Charged in Theft

September 1, 2015 A visiting in-home care giver is accused of stealing jewelry from a terminally ill patient in Wheeling. Wheeling police executed an arrest warrant Monday on Stephanie Walker, 39, of 4209 Center Av. more »»

New Antique, Craft Business Opens in Triadelphia

August 31, 2015 What began as a hobby for a Valley Grove couple nearly 15 years ago has blossomed into a full-time retirement business. more »»


Ponder Facts, Not Propaganda

September 1, 2015 “Buddie” the marijuana legalization mascot has begun hitting the road in Ohio, urging voters — especially college students — to vote for state Issue 3 on the November election ballot. more »»

‘Mount McKinley’ Is Law of the Land

September 1, 2015 What would William McKinley, who served as president from 1897 until he was assassinated in 1901, think of a chief executive who refused to obey the law of the land? Modern-day Americans can only... more »»

Not Living Up To Promises

August 31, 2015 States that bowed to federal pressure to adopt the “Common Core” public school standards, including West Virginia, are not taking a common approach to testing students. more »»

Diverting Attention From Real Issues

August 31, 2015 Liberals learned half a century ago that a very effective way of stifling dissenters is to claim they are war mongers. more »»

Make Children’s Safety Top Priority

August 30, 2015 Thank heaven school bus drivers are looking out for the children they transport — because throughout the Ohio Valley, hundreds of motorists are demonstrating they just don’t care. more »»

Local Columns

Teachers Need To Be the Leaders in Their Classrooms

August 30, 2015 As a senior at the University of Pittsburgh in 1969, I was finishing my student-teaching obligation in the Pittsburgh Public Schools system. The experience was a disaster. more »»

Almost Redneck Heaven?

August 30, 2015 Brace yourself, Wheeling, to lose a big chunk of the travel and tourism money that rolls into town. more »»

Changes at Indian Mound Will Include Removal of Most Trees

August 30, 2015 There will be some changes at the Mound, the first of which is expected to be undertaken this fall. There are currently seven large trees on the Mound, with six of them to be removed. more »»

Keeping the Flag Flying; A Worldwide Event; and Colors

August 30, 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 newspaper. more »»

Congress Should Reject Flawed Deal With Iran

August 30, 2015 As a young second lieutenant in the Air Force in 2005, my first assignment as an intelligence officer was with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C. more »»


Weekend Wrap: Early Season Noise Makers

September 1, 2015 WHEELING — Aug. 28 kicked off a new season of OVAC high school football and it could not feel any better that it is back. more »»

Downs, Harrison Central Boys Roll Wheeling Central, 8-2

September 1, 2015 WHEELING — With a nice blend of senior leadership, some talented youngsters and a couple of recently added foreign-exchange students, Harrison Central boys’ soccer Coach Eric Sheets is still looking... more »»

Barnesville Defeats Linsly in Straight Sets

September 1, 2015 WHEELING — One of the biggest questions with freshmen transitioning their game to the varsity level is consistency. more »»

St. Clairsville Girls Hold Off John Marshall

September 1, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — After being shut out and totally dominated in its last outing by Linsly, St. more »»

West Virginia Happy About Ability to Defend

September 1, 2015 MORGANTOWN — Loaded with experience, the West Virginia defense is out to improve on its No. 66 ranking from the 2014 campaig. more »»

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