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Good Times Roll at Pumps

January 24, 2015 NEW YORK —î At some point this will end, perhaps even soon. The price of gasoline will not fall to zero. But for the first time since 2009, most Americans are paying less than $2 a gallo. more »»


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Good Times Roll at Pumps

January 24, 2015 NEW YORK —î At some point this will end, perhaps even soon. The price of gasoline will not fall to zero. But for the first time since 2009, most Americans are paying less than $2 a gallo. more »»

City’s Sales Tax Revenue Increases

January 24, 2015 WHEELING — City Manager Robert Herron admitted he was only guessing when he predicted almost two years ago that a 0.5 percent sales tax would bring in $2.4 million a year in revenue for Wheeling. more »»

No Coal Mining Under Park

January 24, 2015 BELMONT — Stating coal beneath a small portion of the 1,000-acre Barkcamp State Park is “not economically mineable,” Murray Energy officials last week withdrew the extraction application they filed... more »»

Heater Ruled Cause Of Fire

January 24, 2015 NEW ALEXANDRIA — A fatal fire that took the lives of three children Thursday has been ruled accidental by the Ohio State Fire Marshal. more »»

Treasurer Irked By Tomblin Plan

January 24, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — State Treasurer John Perdue is criticizing Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin for banking on $15 million from an unclaimed property account to balance the next budget. more »»



January 24, 2015 William Louden Gordon, 91, of Jamestown passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015, at his residence after a brief illness. more »»


January 24, 2015 Gary Edward Williams, 63, of Wellsburg, WV, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus, where he longed to be, on January 23, 2015. He passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. more »»


January 24, 2015 Elvera M. Marco Stone, 88, formerly of Benwood, WV, passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, in Florence, K. more »»


January 24, 2015 Earl Edison Gaylor died peacefully in Memphis, TN, on January 20, 2015. Earl was born in Milford, Ohio, on January 8, 1926. His mother named him to honor Thomas Alva Edison, another Ohioan. more »»


January 24, 2015 Alma Cain, 78, of Paden City, WV, died Thursday, January 22, 2015, at her home. She born March 24, 1936, in Wetzel County, WV, a daughter of the late Everett and Rebecca Knisle. more »»


Local Eateries Score Online Recognition

January 24, 2015 A few years ago, items like guasacaca sauce, kimchi and duck burgers would have been hard to find on menus around Wheeling. more »»

Officials Urge Vigilance in Practicing Fire Safety

January 24, 2015 Following a series of catastrophic fires Thursday, Moundsville fire officials advised homeowners of the need for fire safety, which could save lives in a critical moment. more »»

Scam Calls Keep Investigators Busy

January 24, 2015 Three reports of fraudulent phone scams in the course of a week have Moundsville investigators working to stop residents from a lose-lose situation. more »»

Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Carjacking

January 24, 2015 A Wellsburg man was sentenced to 15 years in prison and up to two years in a rehabilitation facility in connection with an Aug. 6 carjacking incident. more »»


Middle Class, Poor Will Suffer

January 24, 2015 Energy policy, one place where President Barack Obama could really help the poor and middle-class Americans, seems to be the issue through which he is determined to hurt tens of millions of them. more »»

Make It Easier To Do Business

January 24, 2015 Some level of regulations on businesses is necessary to safeguard West Virginians. Few people would argue against workers’ compensation rules, for exampl. more »»

Protecting Our Children, Others

January 23, 2015 Sexual predators have been reminded again that law enforcement agencies may not be their worst enemies. That distinction belongs to mom and dad. more »»

Rein In Federal School Mandates

January 23, 2015 Some members of a U.S. Senate committee have the right idea — reducing federal mandates for public schools — but in the context of President Barack Obama’s administration their approach seems naiv. more »»

Reduce College Dropout Rate

January 23, 2015 West Virginians both young and old who want to land good jobs need some form of post-high school training, preferably at least a two-year college degree, if they hope to be successfu. more »»

Local Columns

GOP Moving Fast in Charleston

January 24, 2015 Something of a psychological change appears to be accompanying the earth-shattering political power shift in Charleston. more »»

A Few Good Men

January 24, 2015 It really ticks me off, the comments people make about firefighters. You know the ones about how all they do is sit around and play checkers all day, waiting for the fire bell to ring. more »»

Making Dishonesty Risky Policy

January 18, 2015 For several years, Steubenville’s school system has had a reputation of being something of an over-achiever — getting good results in terms of what students learn, with limited resource. more »»

Change a Matter of Generations in Afghanistan

January 18, 2015 The terrorist ordeals in Paris have certainly captured the attention of the world, and rightfully so. more »»

Martin Luther King Jr. Made Our World Better

January 18, 2015 When I was in my 20s I wrote this paper about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I want to share it with you because I think it still rings tru. more »»


Nailers Bag 800th Victory

January 24, 2015 WHEELING — North Division-leading Fort Wayne hasn’t lost very many games during the 2014-15 ECHL hockey season. more »»

McCort Puts Up 43 for Win

January 24, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Logan McCort was in a zone Friday night. The 3-point zone on John Jenkins Court. The 5-foot-10 St. more »»

Dons Hang on to Top Steub Catholic, 51-43

January 24, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Friday’s clash between cross-river rivals Madonna and Steubenville Catholic certainly wasn’t pretty but it was, as Blue Dons coach George Vargo pointed out, “a great high school... more »»

Toronto Still Searching After 78-48 Rout by Bridgeport

January 24, 2015 TORONTO — The search continues. more »»

‘Nasty’ Teams To Clash at Challenge

January 24, 2015 WHEELING — At the end of last season, the concensus was Region One would be the hotbed for Class A hoops. Halway through this season, there’s no doubt about i. more »»

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January 13, 2015 I like to bake a decent cupcake now and then and I have provided more than just a few for birthdays in the newsroom office. However, I have zero talent for decorating cakes, cookies or cupcakes. more »

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