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Opposing Views Clash

August 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Competing visions for America’s energy future clashed in downtown Pittsburgh on Thursday as the U.S. more »»


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Opposing Views Clash

August 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Competing visions for America’s energy future clashed in downtown Pittsburgh on Thursday as the U.S. more »»

1,100 Layoffs Planned at Mines

August 1, 2014 CHARLESTON (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources said Thursday it expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 southern West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, citing dismal markets and federal... more »»

New Owners Lay Off 20 Remaining Workers

August 1, 2014 HANNIBAL — The remaining 20 employees at the Ormet aluminum plant were officially let go Thursday as the new owners of the plant — and representatives from the United Steelworkers Union — wait to... more »»

Congress OKs Veterans Administration, Highway Bills

August 1, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the... more »»

Kroger Restricts Medicine

August 1, 2014 CHARLESTON (AP) — Supermarket chain Kroger is tightening monthly purchase limits of cold medications that contain pseudoephedrine at its West Virginia store. more »»



August 2, 2014 Robert “Bob” Eugene Neff, 78, of Paden City, WV, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, August 1, 2014 while surrounded by his family. more »»


August 2, 2014 Michael Roy Barrick, 58, of New Martinsville, WV, formerly of Clarksburg and Charleston, WV, died Friday, August 1, 2014 at Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV. more »»


August 2, 2014 Paul, Timothy J. Sr., 33, of Wheeling, WV, formerly of Mt. Olivet, died Thursday, July 31, 2014 in Wheeling. He was born July 1, 1981 in Wheeling, the son of Victor G. Jr. and Vicki Wayt Paul. more »»


August 2, 2014 Peggy Ann Croxton Dewell. more »»


August 2, 2014 John F. Potts, 91, of Fairmont, WV, died Friday, August 1, 2014 in Fairmont General Hospital. He was born April 15, 1923 at Big Run, a son of the late James Marion Potts and Fannie Jane Utt Potts. Mr. more »»


‘Stuff the Bus’ Helps Kids Get Set for School

August 2, 2014 Bethlehem Apostolic Temple is gearing up to help children get ready for a new school year, and the Rev. Darrell Cummings is asking Ohio Valley residents to help. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

County Kindergarten Enrollment Is Rising

August 2, 2014 Officials with Ohio County Schools say the number of kindergarten students in the district will be higher for the 2014-15 school yea. more »»

Judge Spahn Preparing for New Job

August 2, 2014 Municipal Court Judge Dan Spahn stepped down from his judicial position Thursday morning after receiving hugs and a one-minute standing ovation from attorneys, police officers and residents ordered... more »»

Property Easements Sought for Mozart Sewage Project

August 2, 2014 Residents in the Mozart area are being asked to sign easements during a meeting today and Wednesday to allow a sewer line extension project to move forward. The meetings are slated from 9 a.m. more »»

Man Charged With Charging JITH Beer on a Stolen Card

August 2, 2014 A Moundsville man allegedly stole a debit card from his workplace in order to pay for beer and other supplies for Jamboree In The Hills. Dustin Michael Miller, 26, of 1410 Seventh St. more »»


Awakening To EPA Threat

August 2, 2014 From farmers in Missouri to poor families in Colorado and Georgia, tens of millions of Americans are beginning to awaken to the fact they have something in common with coal miners in Appalachia:... more »»

Look Into DHHR Caseload Issue

August 2, 2014 Employees of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services who set up an informational picket line outside the agency’s Fayette County office last Tuesday earned credibility simply... more »»

Volunteering In Bellaire

August 1, 2014 Bellaire Fire Chief Bill Swoyer is right to be pleased with the first day of his volunteer department’s existence. more »»

Guarding Against Emerging Diseases

August 1, 2014 Nearly 20 years ago, author Richard Preston’s nonfiction book, “The Hot Zone,” told a horror story as disturbing as any make-believe tale. more »»

Reject In-Home Care Cutbacks

July 31, 2014 It is difficult to believe President Barack Obama’s administration does not have some ulterior motive in a plan that could affect tens of thousands of West Virginians directly and adversely. more »»

Local Columns

Tennant Relies on Liberal Cash

August 2, 2014 Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., has been working hard for years to stop President Barack Obama’s war on coal and affordable electricity, not to mention Obamacare. more »»

Bungees,Duct Tape Are Musts

August 2, 2014 The funniest admission was the story about the snow brush in the carburetor. more »»

Linking Tax Rates to Jobs A Bad Idea

July 27, 2014 Imagine you’re among West Virginians who have landed one of those good jobs in the oil and gas industry. You went back to school and got the specialized training neede. more »»

Chinese ‘Sleeping Giant’ Has Awakened in Africa

July 27, 2014 Between the 1870s and 1900, Africa faced a vast tide of European military invasions and eventual colonizatio. more »»

Local Residents Are Commended

July 27, 2014 Fostoria Glass Society of America, Inc. president James D. Davis of Clarksville, Tenn. more »»


Wheeling Falls In Legion, Must Rebound to Win

August 1, 2014 MORGANTOWN — Wheeling manager Mark Delbrugge had one clear message after his team’s 4-3 loss to Morgantown at West Virginia University’s Hawley Field. more »»

Steelers Brown Eyeing An Encore Presentation

August 1, 2014 LATROBE, Pa.— Antonio Brown rolled up to the dorms at Saint Vincent College last week in a Mercedes conversion van. It’s fitting in a way. more »»

Pirates Stand Pat as Deadline Passes

August 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates will receive some welcome additions to their roster in the coming days. The faces, however, will be familiar. more »»

West Liberty Punter Named to All-American Team

August 1, 2014 GOSHEN, N.Y. — Record-setting West Liberty University punter Griffin Yocum has been honored as an NCAA Division II Pre-Season All-American by the Collegiate Development Football League (CDFL). more »»

Holgorsen Likes Look of Squad

August 1, 2014 MORGANTOWN — Dana Holgorsen came away feeling satisfied after his West Virginia Mountaineers concluded their first practice of the fall. ‘‘We had a good first day,’’ the fourth year coach said. more »»

W.Va. News

Coal struggle endures with W.Va. mine layoff plans

August 1, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — From Boone County banker Lee Milam's experience, each round of coal mine layoffs that hits southern West Virginia stifles his community's already-fragile economy. more »»

Film 'Moving Mountains' to premiere in Charleston

August 1, 2014 WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — A film shot in several West Virginia locations will premiere this month in Charleston. more »»

Building to become home to Appalachian artists

August 1, 2014 HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A vacant garment factory in Huntington's Westmoreland neighborhood will be converted into apartments and a work area for artists. more »»

W.Va. board to consider scholarships, degree

August 1, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission will consider nursing scholarships and a bachelor's degree in engineering management at Bluefield State College. more »»

Ohio News

Ohio Democrat says records part of political smear

August 1, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Democratic gubernatorial candidate, casting himself as a victim of a political smear, sought on Friday to explain police records from two years ago that showed him in an... more »»

2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

August 1, 2014 PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U. more »»

Goodell defends NFL's 2-game suspension of Rice

August 1, 2014 CANTON, Ohio (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended himself Friday against criticism that he was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his "horrible mistake. more »»

Turnpike director to lead Ohio Health Department

August 1, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has tapped the state's turnpike commission director to lead the Department of Health. more »»

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Boomers Love Beatles

August 1, 2014 The Wheeling area's baby boomer generation sang its heart out last night at Oglebay Park's Anne Kuchinka Amphitheater where hundreds gathered to hear the group Hard Day's Nigh. more »

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