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Feds Tighten Pipeline Regs

July 4, 2015 WHEELING — A rupture of the 20-inch diameter ATEX Express pipeline led nearly 24,000 barrels of ethane to scorch five acres of Brooke County woodlands in January, while prompting about 100 calls to... more »»


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Feds Tighten Pipeline Regs

July 4, 2015 WHEELING — A rupture of the 20-inch diameter ATEX Express pipeline led nearly 24,000 barrels of ethane to scorch five acres of Brooke County woodlands in January, while prompting about 100 calls to... more »»

County Waits on State To Move

July 4, 2015 TRIADELPHIA — The Ohio County Development Authority believes it’s close to completing its part of a deal with the West Virginia Division of Highways to construct a second Interstate 70 interchange t... more »»


July 4, 2015 ? Wheeling’s Independence Day celebration begins at 7:30 p.m. with a free concert by the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra at Heritage Port. The city’s annual fireworks show will begin at 9:30 p.m. more »»

A New Normal For Job Market

July 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn’t what it used to be. Pay is sluggish. more »»

Ohio Shopping Abroad for Execution Drugs

July 4, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio has explored overseas options in its search for lethal injection drugs no longer available in the U.S. despite a court ruling that banned such purchases, records show. more »»



July 4, 2015 Charles “Charlie” Cunningham, 85, of Triadelphia, WV, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV. more »»


July 4, 2015 Helen Louise Boyd Miller, 93, of West Liberty, WV, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Wheeling Hospital. Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. more »»


July 4, 2015 John R. Woods, 74, of Adena, OH, died Friday. Carrying out John’s wishes, the family will have private arrangements. Care entrusted to Borkoski Funeral Home in Adena. more »»


July 4, 2015 Michelle Usenick Johnson, 39, of Colorado, formerly of St. Clairsville, OH died Saturday, June 27, 2015 at home. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. more »»


July 4, 2015 Givonnia “Andrea” Landy, 69, of Weirton passed away Friday July 3, 2015. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton, WV. more »»


City Police Ready for Fourth Festivities

July 4, 2015 The Moundsville Police Department is preparing to keep the city safe this evening, with extra staff on patrol to monitor home firework activity and drunken driving. more »»

Arrest In False Assault Claim

July 4, 2015 The Moundsville Police Department had a busy evening Thursday, dealing with several incidents leading up to the holiday weekend. At 4:37 p.m., officers responded to 8012 10th St. more »»

Nighthawk Makes Its Home in Unusual Location

July 4, 2015 Normally home to utility poles and sundry other power-related items, the American Electric Power pole yard at Jacob and 43rd streets has some new residents — a mama and papa bird and their two... more »»

Man Detained in Burglary, Pills Case

July 3, 2015 After a bizarre report to Moundsville police, a city man was arrested in connection with a burglary and pill theft case which occurred June 14. more »»

Principals In Ohio County Seek Raise

July 3, 2015 Ohio County School students performed well on the most recent WESTEST 2, and building principals are asking they be rewarded for this year’s accomplishments with a 3-percent raise. more »»


Keeping Our Liberty Secure

July 4, 2015 After years of frustrating attempts to persuade the home government in London to do something constructive about our many legitimate complaints as British citizens, Americans on July 4, 1776,... more »»

Paying a True Prevailing Wage

July 3, 2015 A substantial number of West Virginians earn their daily bread in the construction industry. more »»

Ensure July 4 Is a Celebration

July 3, 2015 Candy canes do not explode and blow off hands. Easter eggs do not blind children. If prepared properly no seder meals eaten on Passover prove lethal. But Independence Day is different. more »»

Providing Quality Law Enforcement

July 3, 2015 Wheeling officials have two good reasons to support City Manager Robert Herron’s decision to increase pay for police officers. Both of them involve commitments. more »»

Cracking Down On Crooked Officials

July 3, 2015 Perhaps the most important person in the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, leaving behind a long list of critics. Some say he did not do his job well enoug. more »»

Local Columns

Are We Still Truly Independent?

July 4, 2015 After most of what now is England was pacified by Roman conquerers, many of the region’s inhabitants were happy to settle in as subjects of the empire. more »»

Liberty Still Stands Tall

July 4, 2015 She never gets tired. Not even after 129 years of holding her arm high against the New York City skyline. It is not easy keeping that torch lit, either, but she manages. more »»

Using MECA to Encourage Children to Write

June 28, 2015 D. F. K. Bertolette wrote in his book: “A teacher is not measured by the number of bright students he makes brighter, but rather by the number of indifferent students he makes brigh. more »»

Main Street Bank Continues Growth in Marshall County

June 28, 2015 Three years ago, Main Street Bank opened an office in Moundsville and this past week officials of the banking firm made yet another commitment to the city. more »»

Founders Would Be Appalled

June 28, 2015 What would Patrick Henry say today? “Give me liberty or give me death?” Nah. More like, “Give me liberty or, heck, let me trade that for a government that promises to protect me from lemonade. more »»


Bourn Carries Indians To 5-2 Win Over Pirates

July 4, 2015 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Bourn drove in three runs, Brandon Moss homered and Trevor Bauer pitched effectively into the seventh inning as the Cleveland Indians beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on a... more »»

Teams Make Memories Together

July 4, 2015 WHEELING — On some occasions, the strangest things can bring groups closer together. For two baseball teams, it was the rain. more »»

21st Century Beats Post 3

July 4, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — 21st Century played textbook baseball as they scored three runs in the first inning and capitalized on its opponents mistakes. more »»

2 Points From Loss, Serena Sees Victory

July 4, 2015 LONDON (AP) — Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd. more »»

Nailers Announce Resigning Of Army

July 4, 2015 WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, are excited to announce their first player signing of the 2015 offseason. more »»

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