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Drugs Shift From Prescription Pills to Heroin

December 21, 2014 WHEELING—If it’s not one thing, it’s another on the streets of the Ohio Valley. William Ihlenfeld II, U.S. more »»


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Drugs Shift From Prescription Pills to Heroin

December 21, 2014 WHEELING—If it’s not one thing, it’s another on the streets of the Ohio Valley. William Ihlenfeld II, U.S. more »»

The Spirit of Christmas Is Alive in Wheeling

December 21, 2014 WHEELING — The spirit of Christmas is alive and well on Main Street in North Wheeling. And never was that more apparent than Saturday morning. more »»

City Is Walking A Budget Tightrope

December 21, 2014 WHEELING — As Wheeling officially joins the West Virginia Municipal Police and Firefighters Retirement System, city officials will be walking the budget tightrope for the next nine months. more »»

Miners To Be Idled During Relocation

December 21, 2014 ALLEDIONIA, Ohio — Beginning Monday, about 333 coal miners with the Ohio Valley Coal Co., will be “temporarily idled” as the company begins the process of relocating its mining operations. more »»

Gitmo Prisoners Released

December 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. more »»



December 21, 2014 Iona “Babe” Wolfe Brodengeyer of Moundsville, WV, died Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Moundview Health Care Center, Moundsville, W. more »»


December 21, 2014 June F. Mesaros, 89, of Weirton, died Friday. Christian Burial 10 a.m. Monday, St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home in charge. more »»


December 21, 2014 Ray E. Ritchie, 82 of Woodsfield, Ohio, passed away Saturday. Visitation 2 p.m. until funeral service at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home Woodsfield, Ohio. www.bauerturner. more »»


December 21, 2014 Orvilla R. Moreland Green, 85, of St. Clairsville, OH, died, Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital. She was a loving mother and homemaker. more »»


December 21, 2014 Phyllis Slenski, 87, of Lansing, died Friday at Park Health Center. Visitation 3-7 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. service Monday, Wilson Funeral Home, Brookside. more »»


Rescued Therapy Dog Is Everyone’s Best Friend

December 21, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Wagging her tail, Sky quickly snuggled up at the feet of two residents at a skilled nursing facility in St. Clairsville. more »»

Santa Claus Puts Smiles on Faces at the WATCH Center

December 21, 2014 WHEELING — Dozens of faces lit up as a familiar Christmas figure walked into the Wheeling Area Training Center for the Handicapped, or WATCH center, on Wednesday at the organization’s annual... more »»

Woodsdale Student Is a Top ‘Stacker’

December 21, 2014 WHEELING — Woodsdale Elementary School student Max Morgan has the knack to stack. Morgan was recently selected to join the U.S. sport stacking team (Team USA). more »»

Head Start Volunteers Honored

December 21, 2014 WHEELING — The Northern Panhandle Head Start recognized the top parent volunteers for the 20-13-12 program year. Parents are their child’s first teacher. more »»

Deputy Clerk ‘Jury Voice’ Henke Retires

December 20, 2014 The gravelly voice on the phone that for more than two decades informed Ohio County residents of their call to jury duty has retired. more »»


Prevent Child Abuse, Neglect

December 21, 2014 During a season so many of us hold especially dear because a large part of its focus is on children, the Associated Press investigative report we published a few days ago was especially heart-rending. more »»

Holding Corporate Chiefs Accountable

December 21, 2014 One reason liberal politicians have so much success in blaming “Wall Street” for many of the nation’s problems is that too often, misdeeds by corporate executives are not punished. more »»

Prevailing Wage Law Too Costly

December 20, 2014 There is not much argument against the idea that contractors for public works projects in West Virginia ought to pay workers the wage rates prevailing in their areas. more »»

Curbing Tobacco Use in West Virginia

December 20, 2014 West Virginia is not alone in how state officials abuse class-action lawsuits. more »»

Lawmakers Right To Say No to Bill

December 19, 2014 Hundreds of provisions worth billions of dollars to small groups of Americans were included in the $1.1 trillion spending bill approved by Congress a few days ago. more »»

Local Columns

Moral Superiority Has a Price

December 21, 2014 What if you were reasonably certain that by inflicting some pain, physical and psychological, on certain people you could keep children from being murdered? You would not injure anyone... more »»

Make Someone’s Fondest Dream Come True

December 21, 2014 Christmas is an event that has emerged in bits and pieces from out of the mists of antiquity. The tradition of giving gifts at Christmas time dates back to a practice in vogue in pagan Rome. more »»

Actor’s Hometown Bears Some Similarities to Moundsville

December 21, 2014 Indiana, Pa., is like many communities whose permanent population is in the 10,000 to 15,000 range with one exception — that it is the hometown of actor Jimmy Stewar. more »»

Christmas is Here; Changing Landscapes; and Parking

December 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 »»

Try Savings Accounts Where You Can Win Big

December 21, 2014 In a rare display of bipartisanship this month, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the American Savings Promotion Act (HR 3374), following passage in the House in September. more »»


Nailers Can’t Find A Way

December 21, 2014 By SHAWN RINE Sports Editor WHEELING — Franky Palazzese had a bead on the puck. more »»

Huskies Edge Wildcats

December 21, 2014 By MIKE MATHISON For The News-Register RICHMOND — The Harrison Central boys’ basketball team had a short halftime discussion for the second night in a row. more »»

Pouliot Scores in Pens Victory

December 21, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derrick Pouliot scored in his NHL debut and Sidney Crosby ended his drought with a third-period goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins in their 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on... more »»

Staten Leads WVU Past N.C. State

December 21, 2014 By DENIS GORMAN Associated Press NEW YORK — Juwan Staten scored 24 points to lead No. 22 West Virginia to an 83-69 win over North Carolina State on Saturday night. more »»

Steelers Look To Lock Up Playoff Spot

December 21, 2014 By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t need to bother with the math, not matter how simple the equation. more »»

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December 2, 2014 Ho, ho, ho! Mmm... Hostess HoHos. ... Oh man, I’m the hostess for that party next weekend. more »

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