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Few Storage Tanks Are In Critical Areas

September 23, 2014 CHARLESTON — Officials with the state Department of Environmental Protection say storage tanks in zones of critical concern account for less than 6 percent of the above-ground storage tanks... more »»


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Few Storage Tanks Are In Critical Areas

September 23, 2014 CHARLESTON — Officials with the state Department of Environmental Protection say storage tanks in zones of critical concern account for less than 6 percent of the above-ground storage tanks... more »»

River Drilling Bids Set for Friday

September 23, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Casting his fishing rod into the Ohio River on Monday afternoon, Moundsville resident Cody Kernan said Gov. more »»

Water, Sand Use Rising By Frackers

September 23, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — When drillers began fracking Marcellus shale natural gas wells in Ohio and Marshall counties a few years ago, they regularly used about 4 million gallons of water and 1 million pounds... more »»

Mountain State Panel Studying Law To Protect Drinking Water Supplies

September 23, 2014 CHARLESTON — A West Virginia panel is starting to review a state law aimed at protecting drinking water supplies. On Monday, the Public Water System Supply Study Commission held its first meeting. more »»

Revise, Refine, Spin: President Accused Of Playing ‘Fast & Loose’ With Health Data

September 23, 2014 WASHINGTON— Call it health care law numerology. more »»



September 23, 2014 Nick Mustachio, 60, of Wheeling, WV, died Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Ohio State University Hospital. more »»


September 23, 2014 Walter Ora Streight, 79, of Rines Ridge Road, Proctor, WV, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Wheeling Hospital. He was born April 15, 1935 in Moundsville, WV, son of the late William R. more »»


September 23, 2014 Joseph S. Morris, 77, of New Martinsville, WV, died Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Acuity Specialty Hospital, Bellaire, OH. He was born March 23, 1937 in Harrisburg, PA, the son of the late James S. more »»


September 23, 2014 Joseph “Butch” Kurtz, 69, of St. Clairsville passed away Friday. Visitation Wednesday from 11 a.m. until service at noon at Campbell- Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville. more »»


September 23, 2014 Charles Cole, born May 27, 1943, passed away September 20, 2014 at his home in Michigan. Charles grew up in Wellsburg, WV. more »»


Former Dog Warden Pleads Innocent

September 23, 2014 William Bell, former Jefferson County dog warden, has entered a not guilty plea to misdemeanor charges in Wintersville county court in connection with an incident on Sept. more »»

Fugitive Rescued From River After Chase

September 23, 2014 Officers from two local police departments rescued a near-drowning fugitive Sunday from the Ohio River after a foot chase. The chase took place behind the Bridgeport pump house. more »»

Ceremony for Mine Disaster Monument Is Saturday

September 23, 2014 It’s taken more than 14 months and nearly $70,000 in monetary donations to complete, but the Benwood Mine Disaster memorial will be officially opened to the public this wee. more »»

Perkins Holds Grand Reopening

September 23, 2014 When Frank Carolla decided to close down his Perkins Restaurant and Bakery for a week and spend $250,000 for a makeover, he resolved to use a local labor force to create a new look both inside and... more »»

Retired Teacher Honored By WVU for Achievements

September 23, 2014 Retired teacher William Welker was recognized Monday night by West Virginia University for his accomplishments during 35 years with Ohio County Schools. more »»

Wheeling's Comprehensive Plan

Download Wheeling's Draft Comprehensive Plan

September 21, 2014 Click the link to view and download the city's draft Comprehensive Plan. more »»

Updated Zoning Codes High on Priority List

September 21, 2014 WHEELING — The new comprehensive plan being developed in Wheeling may ask city leaders to take a fresh look at the way they view downtown development. more »»

Review Wheeling Plan Regularly

September 15, 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

September 15, 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 »»

Reaction to Plan Comprehensive

September 15, 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 »»


Reading Scores Cause for Praise

September 23, 2014 Many Ohioans interested in public education quality will make judgments about their own school districts on the basis of letter grades released by the state Department of Education. more »»

Ensure Fire Hydrants Can Be Relied Upon

September 23, 2014 Nearly one-third of the fire hydrants in New Cumberland now bear tags indicating they are out of servic. more »»

Taxpayers Have Earned a Break

September 23, 2014 Few people in Wetzel County can remember the last time voters said no to a tax issue intended to benefit public schools. Community support for education is a tradition there. more »»

President Needs Better Protection

September 23, 2014 Omar J. Gonzalez was carrying a knife when he stormed into the White House Friday evening. What if he had been equipped with a bomb? Gonzalez, a military veteran, clearly is mentally unbalanced. more »»

EPA Attempts To Mislead

September 22, 2014 Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency agreed to extend the public comment period on the proposed Clean Power Plan, which targets coal-fired power plants and attempts to subject those plant... more »»

Local Columns

Stars Get Away With Violence

September 21, 2014 Perhaps Ray Rice should consider a new career as a movie star or musician. Maybe he could convince Roger Goodell to manage him. more »»

Praying for an End to Drug Epidemic in America

September 21, 2014 Last month we were dealing with the suicide of Robin Williams and the challenges that he may have had with drugs. more »»

Highs and Lows of The Highlands; and Take Cover

September 21, 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 »»

Cameron High School Helping Honor Hundred High Seniors

September 21, 2014 Cameron High School will be hosting both Weirton Madonna and Hundred High Schools on Friday at Dragon Stadium. more »»

Tennant Future Prospects Dim

September 20, 2014 Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., is well on her way to becoming West Virginia’s next U.S. senator. Her campaign is the stuff of which most politicians can only dream. more »»


Gummer Proves He’s Big Time Player

September 23, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE —The saying goes big time players make big time plays in big time games. Malik Gummer showed everyone in the valley Friday why he is a big time player. more »»

Linsly Defeats Magnolia

September 23, 2014 WHEELING—The Linsly boys soccer team scored four goals in the first half and never looked back as they defeated Magnolia by a score of 8-1 in the semi-finals of the 1A/3A OVAC tournament. more »»

WVU’s ‘D’ Ready For Bye Week

September 23, 2014 MORGANTOWN — Tony Gibson admitted his unit didn’t play its best football against No. 4 Oklahoma. more »»

Hawks Rule Over Big Red In Second Half

September 23, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville was unable to respond in the second half. The University and Big Red boys’ soccer teams traded goals in the first half. more »»

Cutch Homers to Lead Pirates to 1-0 Victory

September 23, 2014 ATLANTA — The Pittsburgh Pirates have played three straight 1-0 games, but they’re pitching so well that maybe it doesn’t matter. more »»

W.Va. News

Correction: Broadcasting Hall of Fame story

September 23, 2014 HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — In a story Sept. more »»

Ohio man charged in slaying waives extradition

September 23, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man accused of killing a West Virginia teenager will return to Ohio to face a murder charge. more »»

Chesapeake Bay states getting US funding for bay

September 23, 2014 ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials are delivering nearly $10 million in grant money to the Chesapeake Bay states, including hundreds of thousands of dollars to Virginia and West Virginia. more »»

Drillers using more sand, water for W.Va. wells

September 23, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Energy companies are using more water and sand to extract natural gas from the Marcellus shale in Marshall and Ohio counties. more »»

W.Va. Capitol employees to participate in drill

September 23, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — People who work at the West Virginia Capitol Complex are set to participate in an emergency medical drill. more »»

Ohio News

NetJets gets China's OK for new private jet firm

September 23, 2014 OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — NetJets says its new joint venture will soon begin offering private charter flights in China now that regulators there have granted the company an operating certificate. more »»

10 taken to hospitals after Columbus fire

September 23, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Columbus fire official says 10 people — including four children — were taken to hospitals after fire consumed an apartment building. more »»

Ohio officials say 2 killed in crash were brothers

September 23, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities have identified as brothers the two men killed when their small plane crashed into a southwest Ohio suburban neighborhood, hitting a house where a family was eating... more »»

Expert: Western Lake Erie algae winding down

September 23, 2014 TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An expert says the worst of the Lake Erie algae that contaminated Toledo's water supply earlier this summer appears to be over. more »»

Officer takes down armed Ohio student

September 23, 2014 AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an officer subdued a 15-year-old Ohio high school student who came to school armed with a loaded semi-automatic pistol. more »»

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