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City Releases Draft Of Plan for the Future

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 »»

 
 
 

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City Releases Draft Of Plan for the Future

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 »»

Cops Probe Pool Death

August 21, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — The weekend drowning of a 2-year old in Marshall County appears to be an accident, but is still under investigation, according to Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Cecil. more »»

Fracking Firm Sues Over Biblical Ohio Billboard

August 21, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against “poisoned waters” on billboards opposing wells for disposal of gas-drilling wastewater is fighting a legal threat... more »»

Storm Surge Leaves Stinky Situation

August 21, 2014 WHEELING — A few Mount de Chantal road residents are dealing with a messy situation after a mixture of stormwater and sewage shot out of their basement drains and toilets Wednesday morning. more »»

Tetanus Shots Advised for Cleanup

August 21, 2014 WHEELING — Those who are cleaning up flood water and sludge from Wednesday’s storm may need to get a tetanus booster shot. more »»

Obituaries

Death Notice

August 21, 2014 SMITH — On Saturday, August 16, 2014 JEAN PHILLIPS SMITH, in her 88th year. There will be no visitation. more »»

KENNETH BERDINE

August 21, 2014 Kenneth L. Berdine, 89, of Paris, PA, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Visitation Thursday 2-4 6-8 p.m. at Steel & Wolfe, Inc., Weirton, WV. Funeral Friday at 1 p.m. more »»

PETER TOMAINO

August 21, 2014 Peter “Gasper” Tomaino Sr., 89, of Follansbee, WV. passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Born on August 31, 1924 in Follansbee, WV. He was the son of the late Pete and Mary (Berardelli) Tomaino. more »»

Funerals Today

August 21, 2014 P. Richard Ferguson — 11 a.m., Wheeler Funeral Home, Brilliant. Charles Friend — 11 a.m., West Liberty Christian Church, West Liberty. Maxine McCreary — 10 a.m. more »»

TINA DUKE

August 21, 2014 Tina A. Duke, 54, of New Martinsville, WV, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at her home. Viewing Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at Palmer Funeral Home, Inc. more »»

Community

Councilman Discusses Ma’Lik Debate

August 21, 2014 The debate over Ma’Lik Richmond playing varsity football for Steubenville High School continued at Steubenville City Council on Tuesday, with Councilman Kenny Davis calling for area residents to sto... more »»

Cramer Honored By DEA for Wiretap Work

August 21, 2014 Marshall County Prosecutor Jeff Cramer was honored by the Drug Enforcement Administration this week for his work using a rare wiretap order to follow the activities of a five-person drug ring charge... more »»

Johnson, Scalise Visit Gas Plant

August 21, 2014 Following a roundtable discussion and tour, Rep. more »»

Police Calling Center Street Apartment Fire Arson

August 21, 2014 The Moundsville Police Department is labeling a Tuesday morning fire at an apartment on Center Street an arson after a burnt rag smelling of chemicals was found on the porch of the building. more »»

Zoning Board Discusses Proposed Detox Center

August 21, 2014 Weirton’s Zoning Board of Appeals discussed a proposed detox center and how it should define the facility at Tuesday’s regular meeting, which drew more attendance than usual. more »»

Editorials

Don’t Restrict Free Discussion

August 21, 2014 Members of boards of education should be free to discuss school business or ask questions about it during meetings. more »»

Recognizing Hamas As a Terrorist Group

August 21, 2014 Negotiators from Israel and the Hamas terrorist group that controls Gaza met under Egyptian sponsorship this week, in an attempt to end fighting between the tw. more »»

JULIAN MILLER

August 20, 2014 Julian Nicholas “Jude” Miller, 89, of Proctor, WV, died Monday, August 18, 2014 in Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, W. more »»

Giving Track Racing Flexibility

August 20, 2014 Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort in Chester remains a profitable business, but a substantial dropoff in revenue has prompted company officials to look for ways to cut costs. more »»

SUSAN ELDER

August 20, 2014 Susan K. Hawk Elder, 67, of Wheeling, formerly of Doddridge County and Moundsville, WV, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV. more »»

Local Columns

Keep True Monsters Behind Bars

August 17, 2014 Many years ago a county jail inmate telephoned me to insist I write a story about his civil rights being violated. more »»

Fighting Back Against President’s War on Coal

August 17, 2014 Since coming to Congress in 2011, I’ve been a leading voice against the harmful impacts of President Obama’s War on Coal. more »»

Helping Heroes In Moundsville

August 17, 2014 Jeremy Harrison, the founder of Helping Heroes in Moundsville, is a person who works on behalf of his fellow military veterans. more »»

Teachers, Doctors, the Military Are Noble Professions

August 17, 2014 I know I am stepping on shaky ground, but I have reached a point in my life where I feel free in voicing my opinion. more »»

Challenging the Darkness Instead of Surrendering

August 17, 2014 Last week we heard the sad news of a comedic genius’ death in the person of Robin Williams. more »»

Sports

Pirates Rally To Beat Braves, 3-2

August 21, 2014 By NATE BARNES Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez’s game-winning sacrifice fly that... more »»

Mountaineers’ Banks Could Miss Entire Season

August 21, 2014 By TONY VIOLA Staff Writer MORGANTOWN — It has been a long climb back to the top for Terrell Chestnu. more »»

Bell, Blount Busted

August 21, 2014 By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop Wednesday... more »»

Is AFC North The Bengals’ to Take?

August 21, 2014 By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI — They do things a little differently in the AFC Nort. more »»

McCoy’s Toe Adds Intrigue To Next Game

August 21, 2014 By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer PHILADELPHIA — LeSean McCoy’s left toe turned an ordinary preseason game into one worth watching. more »»

W.Va. News

Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

August 20, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. more »»

Capito, Tennant to compete in chamber Senate forum

August 20, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Democrat Natalie Tennant and Republican Shelley Moore Capito will attend a U. more »»

Overall ACT scores unchanged in West Virginia

August 20, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The average score of West Virginia students taking the ACT college entrance exam remained the same for the fourth straight year. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

August 20, 2014 Recent editorials from West Virginia... more »»

Senate control could rest with well-funded women

August 20, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races. more »»

Ohio News

2 men charged with $6.5M investment fraud in Ohio

August 20, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal indictment alleges an Ohio man and a California man defrauded 60 people out of more than $6. more »»

Ohio man gets prison for fatal beating of teen boy

August 20, 2014 LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio man who pleaded guilty to killing a 16-year-old boy last year has been sentenced to 22 years to life in prison. more »»

UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

August 20, 2014 Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states. more »»

Police: 2nd man has died after Cincinnati shooting

August 20, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police say a second man found wounded after a gun battle at a street intersection has died. more »»

2 dead, 3 hurt in central Ohio intersection crash

August 20, 2014 DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a tractor-trailer approaching a central Ohio intersection struck a stopped SUV and triggered a four-vehicle crash that killed two people and... more »»

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Sitting On The Porch

August 12, 2014 Tracy Lawrence once sang, "If the world had a front porch like we did back then ... We'd still have our problems, but we'd all be friends. more »

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