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Hampton Inn Not Moving Up

September 1, 2014 WHEELING — The Hampton Inn in Wheeling won’t be adding two new floors to its five-story building as owners initially planned, but a $2 million renovation still will happen there over the next six... more »»

 
 
 

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Hampton Inn Not Moving Up

September 1, 2014 WHEELING — The Hampton Inn in Wheeling won’t be adding two new floors to its five-story building as owners initially planned, but a $2 million renovation still will happen there over the next six... more »»

Businesses Seek Sunday Sales

September 1, 2014 FAIRMONT — Lawmakers plan to revisit a change in state laws that impact wineries and restaurants and the sale of alcohol on Sunday during the next session of the West Virginia Legislature. more »»

Colleges Cut Jobs In W.Va.

September 1, 2014 CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia colleges are slashing payrolls and making other adjustments to compensate for losing $42 million in state funding over the past two years. more »»

Libyan Militia Controls Embassy

September 1, 2014 TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital now guards the U.S. more »»

Showboat One of Three Casinos Making an Exit From Atlantic City

September 1, 2014 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) —î The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel. The Mardi Gras-themed casino shut down Sunday after 27 years on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. more »»

Obituaries

HELEN SCHMALZ

September 1, 2014 Helen Beczko Schmalz, 94, of Warwood, Wheeling, WV, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at home, surrounded by her family. more »»

MILDRED WOOD

September 1, 2014 Mildred Lavern Schaffer Wood, 73, of Wheeling, WV, died Saturday, August 30, 2014, in Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV. more »»

JUDITH HOYT

September 1, 2014 Judith A. Hoyt, 69, of Hannibal, OH, died Thursday. Visitation today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, Clarington, OH, services held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. more »»

THOMAS HIGHWART

September 1, 2014 Thomas Eugene Highwart, 84, of Warwood, WV, died Saturday August 30, 2014, at the Dixon Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Wintersville, Ohio. more »»

BRIGGS STEIN

September 1, 2014 Briggs Burton Stein, 47, of Wellsburg, WV, died on Monday, August 25, 2014, at Wheeling Medical Park. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 2, at 10:30 a.m. at St. more »»

Community

‘It’s a Rush’

September 1, 2014 Jim Gardill fancies himself something of a daredevil, having done his share of driving fast cars and motorcycles — but there’s something about the thrill of hydroplane boat racing that’s almost... more »»

Monroe County Trying To Lure Ethane Cracker Plant

September 1, 2014 Right in the heart of Marcellus and Utica shale country, officials with the Monroe County Port Authority believe they have as good a chance as anyone to land an ethane cracker plant that could... more »»

Matt Welsch Has Followed His Heart and Stomach To Culinary Success

August 31, 2014 WHEELING — For Matt Welsch, cooking is more than a way to earn a living — it’s an art form driven by a philosophy that he strives to apply to every aspect of his life. more »»

Annual Red, White and You Blood Drive Set fot Sept. 11

August 31, 2014 By SHELLEY HANSON Staff Writer WHEELING — Most people remember where they were on Sept. 11, 2001 — the day the United States was attacked by terrorists. more »»

Wharton Confirms New Tenants at Highlands

August 30, 2014 The Ohio County Development Authority confirmed Friday a Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurant and a Mattress Firm business are among five tenants with plans to come to The Highlands in the coming... 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 »»

Editorials

Uphold The Constitution

September 1, 2014 Our nation’s founders disagreed on a multitude of issues about how to govern the United States. But on one thing they put their partisanship aside for the good of future Americans. more »»

Taxes, Regulations Hinder Productivity

September 1, 2014 Americans are renowned the world over for finding ways to work more efficiently, to produce more goods and services with less labor. For about half a century, beginning in the late 1940s, U.S. more »»

Keep McKinley In the House

August 31, 2014 To many West Virginia voters, it already is clear electing Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.V. more »»

Preserve Wheeling’s Historic Buildings

August 31, 2014 Wheeling’s beautiful Victorian-era buildings can be an important contributor to prosperity in the future. more »»

Giving Rehabilitated Criminals New Start

August 31, 2014 Sending ex-convicts back to the street can mean just that, West Virginia legislators were told last week. more »»

Local Columns

Nation on Downward Spiral That Must Be Altered

August 31, 2014 How did things ever get so far? Following a bloody and destructive internecine war in which he was gravely wounded and one of his sons was killed, Vito Corleone called together the heads of the... more »»

Paisley Honors His Roots and a Presidential Reminder

August 31, 2014 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 newspape. more »»

Fast Boats And Help For Kids

August 31, 2014 What does a kind young woman helping a physically challenged tot learn to walk have in common with a raceboat roaring and bouncing across waves on the Ohio River at 120 mph? The Wheeling Vintage... more »»

High Hopes for Fostoria Site Are Becoming a Reality

August 31, 2014 When the Fostoria Steering Committee was involved more than a decade ago in efforts to clean up the Fostoria Glass site in Moundsville, the main concern was to have the remaining buildings removed... more »»

Here’s Where the Money Goes

August 30, 2014 Where’d all the money go? If you’re spending part of the Labor Day weekend paying bills, that question may enter your mind. I may be able to help with a partial answer: Washington. more »»

Sports

Cincinnati Avoids Pittsburgh Sweep

September 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Josh Harrison gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a great start against Johnny Cueto. Chris Heisey gave the Cincinnati Reds a victory at the end. more »»

Baylor Hammers SMU

September 1, 2014 By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer WACO, Texas — Bryce Petty and No. more »»

Wozniacki Is Moving Ahead

September 1, 2014 NEW YORK — Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. more »»

Imitation A Form Of Flattery

September 1, 2014 NEW YORK — Troy Vincent pounds his fists on a conference room table and smiles. “We are a copycat league, you bet,” he says. more »»

Kahne Prevails, Makes NASCAR Chase Field

September 1, 2014 HAMPTON, Ga. more »»

W.Va. News

W.Va. colleges cut jobs as state support declines

August 31, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia colleges are slashing payrolls and making other adjustments to compensate for losing $42 million in state funding over the past two years. more »»

Shepherdstown teacher attends space camp

August 31, 2014 SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Shepherdstown Middle School English teacher Marianne Tomasic likes to make her summer vacations count by having unique experiences she can take back into her classroom. more »»

Hotel operators question need for more lodging

August 31, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hotel operators aren't so sure the Charleston-area market can sustain another inn. more »»

W.Va. museum director protests sentence in theft

August 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The director of a veterans museum in Parkersburg is protesting the outcome of a court case in which a Wood County man was sentenced to probation for stealing from the museum. more »»

Ohio News

Authorities: Man shot on I-74 in Ohio

September 1, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say a 22-year old man says he was shot by someone in a car that pulled alongside his vehicle on Interstate 74 in Harrison Township, Hamilton County. more »»

Rally held outside Wal-Mart where cops shot man

September 1, 2014 BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A large crowd supporting police rallied outside an Ohio Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle was fatally shot by police. more »»

Authorities recover man's body after boat sinks

August 31, 2014 LAKEVIEW, Ohio (AP) — Authorities recovered the body of a 22-year-old man from a western Ohio lake after responding to a call about a sinking boat. more »»

Officials investigate cause of leaks in Ohio dam

August 31, 2014 WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Leaks found at a dam have led the state to ask boat owners to remove their boats from Lake White while inspectors check for the cause. more »»

Officials probe cause of leaks in Ohio dam

August 31, 2014 WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Leaks found at a dam at a state park in southern Ohio have led the state to ask boat owners to remove their boats while officials check for the cause. 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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