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Bruises, Burns: Boy Dead

January 29, 2015 STEUBENVILLE —Two-year-old Nicolas Wolfe was found dead in his Mingo Junction home on Wednesday. His body was covered in bruises and the tops of his feet were burned. more »»


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Bruises, Burns: Boy Dead

January 29, 2015 STEUBENVILLE —Two-year-old Nicolas Wolfe was found dead in his Mingo Junction home on Wednesday. His body was covered in bruises and the tops of his feet were burned. more »»

WLU President Accused of 13 Ethics Violations

January 29, 2015 WHEELING — The West Virginia Ethics Commission has charged West Liberty University President Robin Capehart with using university resources to promote his film company’s 2011 movie “Doughboy. more »»

Newell: ‘Won’t Respond To Garbage’

January 29, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Five employees are suing the city, claiming a hostile work environment and sexual harassment as a result of an alleged affair between the mayor and finance director. more »»

Budget Cuts Would Hurt Health Right

January 29, 2015 WHEELING — Wheeling Health Right would lose 40 percent of its yearly funding — about $400,000 — under the 2015 state budget proposed this month by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. more »»

Police: Stop Tracking Traps

January 29, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Sheriffs said Wednesday that Google’s popular Waze traffic app is making it harder to nab speeders, adding to earlier police complaints that a feature in the software that lets... more »»



January 29, 2015 Richard P. Saffield, 74, of St. Clairsville, died Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at Liza’s Place Wheeling. more »»


January 29, 2015 Mary E. Pressler, 47, of Bellaire died Sunday. Private interment will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home, Bellaire. more »»


January 29, 2015 Brenda Annette Holt, 58, of Moundsville, WV, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015, in Liza’s Place, Wheeling. more »»


January 29, 2015 Mary Jane Holden Hopkins, 90, of Wheeling, WV, wife of the late Thomas Stewart Hopkins, died Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Sundale Nursing Home in Morgantown, WV. more »»


January 29, 2015 Nancy Lee Gamble Frye, 83, of Wheeling died Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at home. She was born May 28, 1931, in Wheeling, WV, the daughter of the late Clarence R. and D. Elizabeth Grammer Gamble. more »»


Democrats Push West Virginia Tourism Bill

January 29, 2015 Legislators are pushing for more funding for the state’s tourism industry. Senate Democrats introduced Senate Bill 249, the Tourism Promotion Fund, on Wednesday. more »»

Registration Open For ’15 Mock Riot

January 29, 2015 The West Virginia Department of Corrections has opened registration for the Mock Prison Riot for 2015, where new programs will focus on survival and tactical skills for the nation’s corrections teams. more »»

Southwestern Commits $2.6 Billion for Drilling

January 29, 2015 Despite a decrease in natural gas prices, Southwestern Energy plans to spend an additional $2.6 billion for drilling and fracking this year. more »»

Well Pad Permit Transfer Bill Passes

January 29, 2015 State lawmakers have approved a bill letting companies transfer well permits for oil and natural gas drilling. The change would help Southwestern Energy Co. more »»

Ohio County Fire Board Wants to Charge Well Pad Fee

January 29, 2015 The Ohio County Fire Board wants a $1,000 yearly fire fee assessed on all well pads in the county, and will consider other changes to fire tax assessment codes in the coming weeks. more »»


Rethink Gas Pipeline Safety

January 29, 2015 Flames from a 20-inch natural gas pipeline that exploded in Brooke County had barely died down this week when federal officials warned improvements need to be made in pipeline safety. more »»

Supporting Culture Change at WVU

January 29, 2015 A young West Virginia University student died in November as a result of a fraternity initiation that was a tragedy waiting to happen, if a report by Morgantown police is accurate. more »»

Providing More Teachers in W.Va.

January 29, 2015 Shortages of people qualified to teach in public schools are severe in some areas of West Virginia. It appears state legislators are about to address that by altering requirements for educators. more »»

Obama Not Candid About 529 Program

January 29, 2015 Making community college free for virtually anyone who wants to attend is a plan President Barack Obama is eager for the public to know about — and, of course, to be grateful to him as its author. more »»

Body Cameras Raise Questions

January 28, 2015 Miniature video cameras being worn by Marshall County sheriff’s deputies provide a new layer of protection for both them and the public. But they also raise a number of questions. more »»

Local Columns

Defending Free Press In W.Va.

January 25, 2015 I feel relatively certain there are a number of people who, down through the years, have thought about beheading me or storming into my office with an AK-47 blazing. But it’s not going to happen. more »»

Using Figures of Speech to Make Your Points

January 25, 2015 Figurative language (or figure of speech) involves meaning that is deeper than its literal presentation. more »»

Lions Learn Fostoria Glass Moved to Moundsville From Ohio

January 25, 2015 It is only fitting that this year’s Fostoria Glass Society of America Convention and Elegant Glass Show will feature the American patter. more »»

Obama Keeping Pledge to ‘Remake the United States’

January 25, 2015 In May 2009, I wrote that President Obama has openly stated his desire “to remake the United States” predicated upon a “New Declaration of Independence — A New Foundation for America. more »»

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 »»


Bench Boosts Patriots Over Monarchs

January 29, 2015 WHEELING — With the recent news coming out that Ryan Reinbeau will be joining teammates Chalmer Moffett and Savion Johnson on the sideline for the rest of the season — all three with knee injuries —... more »»

No Stopping Central Against Crusaders

January 29, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Once it got rolling, there was no stopping West Virginia’s top-ranked Class A basketball team Wednesday night. more »»

OVAC Swimming Is Saturday

January 29, 2015 STEUBENVILLE – The boys’ 500 Freestyle will be the “event to watch” at this year’s OVAC Swimming Championship according to Meet Director Bill Brubake. more »»

Defense Defines Harrison

January 29, 2015 CONNORVILLE — Defense is what defines the Harrison Central boys’ basketball team, and that definition was spelled out Wednesday night. more »»

Tigers Take Two Wins

January 29, 2015 SHADYSIDE — It was business as usual for the Shadyside wrestling team Wednesday night. more »»

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