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Child Left On School Bus at Lot

September 18, 2014 CADIZ — A 5-year-old Harrison East Elementary School student was found walking alone on Industrial Park Road on Tuesday after apparently being left on a school bus at the transportation lot. more »»


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Child Left On School Bus at Lot

September 18, 2014 CADIZ — A 5-year-old Harrison East Elementary School student was found walking alone on Industrial Park Road on Tuesday after apparently being left on a school bus at the transportation lot. more »»

Boil Order Issued In McMechen

September 18, 2014 McMECHEN — The city of McMechen concluded flushing the main waterline at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday. more »»

House Votes to Arm And Train Syrian Rebels

September 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House voted with reservation to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American... more »»

Manchin Will Not Support Arming Syrian Rebels

September 18, 2014 WHEELING — Sen. more »»

$2.9M Will Settle Spill

September 18, 2014 CHARLESTON (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a $2.9 million settlement that would benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in a January chemical spill. more »»



September 18, 2014 Betty Lou Heusel McFarland, 83, resident of Wheeling, W.Va., died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Liza’s Place. more »»


September 18, 2014 Richard Lee “Bubba” Cunningham, 54, of Cameron, WV, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014, at home. The family will gather for a bereavement dinner Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 5 p.m. more »»


September 18, 2014 Ralph Ice, 93, of New Martinsville, WV, went home to his Lord, Monday, September 15, 2014. Ralph was born March 31, 1921, in Smithfield, WV, son of the late Esten and Flossie Belle (Edwards) Ice. more »»


September 18, 2014 William “Billy” Wilkinson, 56, of New Martinsville died Tuesday. Visitation today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, New Martinsville, services Friday at 1 p.m. more »»


September 18, 2014 Sharon Anderson Mackey, 70, died September 5, 2014. Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Rice Ridge Cemetery with Pastor Ron McCoy officiating. more »»


Murder Case Set for Trial

September 18, 2014 The trial for a Burgettstown, Pa., man charged in the shooting death of Jason Lee Pratz is set for Nov. 17. more »»

WesBanco Signs Pledge of Support for Troops

September 18, 2014 WesBanco President and CEO Todd Clossin said his company is always open to hiring members of the military and supporting them in their times of nee. more »»

Thirty-Four Linsly Students Named AP Scholars

September 18, 2014 Thirty-four Linsly students, including 15 from the graduated Class of 2014 and 19 from the Class of 2015, have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their... more »»

Fair to Help Homeless Veterans Back on Feet

September 18, 2014 Homeless veterans who need help finding a place to live, a job and a health care checkup can get it during the Veteran Stand Down, the first event of its kind to be held in the Ohio Valley since the... more »»

Kappel Receives Taylor Liberal Arts Award

September 18, 2014 Gary H. Kappel, a history professor at Bethany College, has been named the recipient of the John R. Taylor Award in the Liberal Arts at the college, according to Bethany President Scott D. Miller. 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 »»


Drugs Behind Surge in Crime

September 18, 2014 West Virginians must know by now this is no longer the state in which most of us grew u. more »»

Expedite Purchase Of Dog for Police

September 18, 2014 Steubenville City Councilman Bob Villamagna deserves a pat on the back for not allowing a failure to communicate to stand in the way of taking a bite out of crim. more »»

Act on Wheeling Spending Cuts

September 18, 2014 Wheeling City Manager Robert Herron may well have a novel ending for the old observation that “the reward for a job well done is ...” In Herron’s case it would be “to be ignored. more »»

Manchin Correct On Syrian Rebels

September 18, 2014 Most of President Barack Obama’s proposal for destroying the Islamic State terrorist group seems logical. Unfortunately, U.. more »»

War on Coal Accelerating

September 17, 2014 Closure of coal-fired power plants in response to Environmental Protection Agency regulations appears to be accelerating. 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 »»


WVU’s Worley Turns Self in on Battery Charge

September 18, 2014 MORGANTOWN — West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley turned himself into authorities and was taken into custody Wednesday after the sophomore was accused of grabbing a woman by her throat and shoving... more »»

Brubaker: Respect Is A Two-Way Street

September 18, 2014 WHEELING — During the past three decades Bill Brubaker has touched the lives of more than 1,000 young swimmers in the Ohio Valley. more »»

Patriots Take Down Monarchs in 9-0 Win

September 18, 2014 GLEN DALE — Wheeling Park scored five goals in the first half and tacked on four more in the second to secure a 9-0 victory against John Marshall on Wednesday. more »»

Bucs Hold On To Spot

September 18, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Wednesday night to maintain their grip on the second National League wil... more »»

Tough Matchup Ahead

September 18, 2014 After losing 49-14 against Caldwell, the Bridgeport Bulldogs will have another tough matchup as they face Paden City in Week . more »»

W.Va. News

Chevron meets new, voluntary shale drilling rules

September 18, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West... more »»

Oklahoma-West Virginia Preview Capsule

September 18, 2014 No. 4 OKLAHOMA (3-0, 0-0 Big 12) at WEST VIRGINIA (2-1, 0-0), 7:30 p. more »»

Groups oppose oil, gas drilling under Ohio River

September 18, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Environmental and citizen groups are urging Gov. more »»

APNewsBreak: Chevron meets shale drilling rules

September 18, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West... more »»

US judge in W.Va. delays gay-marriage ruling

September 18, 2014 HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge in West Virginia has delayed ruling on a lawsuit challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban. more »»

Ohio News

Well can resume injection operations after quake

September 18, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State regulators say operations can resume at a deep injection well for fracking wastewater, while another well remains closed during an investigation in northeast Ohio. more »»

Cedar Point announces new roller coaster

September 18, 2014 SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Cedar Point says it plans to repurpose its 18-year-old Mantis roller coaster to create a new floorless coaster to open next year. more »»

Clinton backs Ohio Dem vying to be elections chief

September 18, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is urging fellow Democrats in Ohio to get behind their party's contender for secretary of state in campaign material being sent this week. more »»

Ohio Senate aides' time records under review

September 18, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Columbus are looking into whether two top Ohio Senate aides mishandled time records that serve in some cases to document that they had properly separated their... more »»

Ohio man gets nearly 8 years for 8 bank robberies

September 18, 2014 DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to eight bank robberies in central and southwestern Ohio has been sentenced to nearly 8 years in prison. more »»

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