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Religious Freedom Bill Approved by West Virginia House of Delegates

February 12, 2016 CHARLESTON (AP) — Amid growing opposition from the business community, West Virginia’s Republican-led House of Delegates cleared a bill Thursday that proponents say would ensure freedom of religiou... more »»


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Religious Freedom Bill Approved by West Virginia House of Delegates

February 12, 2016 CHARLESTON (AP) — Amid growing opposition from the business community, West Virginia’s Republican-led House of Delegates cleared a bill Thursday that proponents say would ensure freedom of religiou... more »»

Ohio County Schools Superintendent Interviews Complete

February 12, 2016 WHEELING — The Ohio County Board of Education completed superintendent candidate interviews Thursday, and will meet again on Monday to select the finalists. more »»

Forced Pooling Bill Introduced in West Virginia House of Delegates

February 12, 2016 WHEELING —Corky DeMarco said West Virginia’s Marcellus Shale drillers struggle to locate some landowners with whom they need lease agreements, but Delegate Pat McGeehan, R-Hancock, said forced... more »»

Right to Work Proposal is Vetoed by West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin

February 12, 2016 CHARLESTON (AP) — As promised, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed bills on Thursday to make West Virginia the 26th with a so-called right-to-work law and repeal its prevailing wage. more »»

West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin Irked By Effort On Budget

February 12, 2016 CHARLESTON (AP) — About halfway through the 60-day legislative session, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is expressing frustration that lawmakers haven’t considered options to plug a massive budget hole. more »»



February 12, 2016 Anna Marie Labos Estep of St. Joseph’s Settlement, Proctor, WV, formerly of McMechen, WV died on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. more »»


February 12, 2016 Edwin Eugene Burkhart, 84, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2016. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, February 15 at 10 a.m. at Assumption Church, Barnesville, OH. more »»


February 12, 2016 Thomas L. Savage, 79, of Wooster, OH entered the gates of Heaven on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at LifeCare Hospice following a brief illness. Tom was born Nov. 13, 1936 in Wheeling, W.Va. more »»


February 12, 2016 Marjorie Blake, 85, of Cadiz, died Thursday. Private service at the convenience of the family. Arrangments by Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz. more »»


February 12, 2016 Ronnie Lee Burkey Sr., 56 , of Moundsville, W.Va passed away Thursday February 11, 2016 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. Ronnie was born July 21, 1959 in Moundsville, W. more »»


Martins Ferry Murder Suspect In Court

February 12, 2016 Almost three months after Gregg Thompson was shot to death at the Jaycee Manor Apartments in Martins Ferry, a suspect in the murder was arraigned in Belmont County Common Pleas Court. more »»

DeFelice Taking Community Health to Heart at Belmont County Heart Ball

February 12, 2016 DeFelice Bros. Pizza is offering a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and contribute to the American Heart Association. The eight area DeFelice Bro. more »»

Kelly Running for Clerk’s Office

February 12, 2016 Local attorney Michael Kelly is seeking the Democrat nomination for Ohio County clerk in May’s election. Kelly’s practice concentrates on real estate, wills and estates. more »»

Obyc Vies for Ohio County Clerk Seat

February 12, 2016 Wheeling resident Pam Obyc has announced her candidacy for Ohio County clerk. more »»

Wheeling Hospital Bolsters Cardiac Care with S-ICD System

February 12, 2016 Earlier this week, Wheeling Hospital became the first in the Wheeling area and among the first in the U.S. to implant a wireless defibrillator in patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. Dr. more »»


Focus on Health, Not Bureaucracy

February 12, 2016 If they had $150,000 lying around, Belmont County Board of Health members probably could put it to good use. That much could cover a couple of new public health nurses, for example. more »»

Kasich Making Important Points

February 12, 2016 With the pace of Republican decision-making about a nominee for president picking up, the direction of the process may be taking a good, much-needed turn. Ohio Gov. more »»

Adults Have Responsibility

February 11, 2016 A law enforcement report about what happened on an Ohio County school bus Jan. more »»

Avoiding Closed Council Meetings

February 11, 2016 One reason people often are shocked to hear their towns, cities, counties and school boards are in financial trouble is that public officials too frequently discuss fiscal concerns behind closed... more »»

Ensure Pushers Are Punished

February 10, 2016 Appeals court justices are supposed to interpret laws as they are written, not as someone claims legislators meant the statutes to be rea. more »»

Local Columns

Lawmakers Have Power On Schools

February 7, 2016 You knew it was bound to come up: Some critics of the West Virginia Legislature’s tinkering with public schools say what lawmakers are doing is unconstitutional. Wrong. more »»

Our Priorities May Be Just a Bit Out of Line

February 7, 2016 The character of Gordon Gekko in the movie “Wall Street” is most famous for his “Greed is Good” speech. more »»

Moundsville Exploring Options on Four Seasons Pool

February 7, 2016 Now that Moundsville City Council has received a renovation feasibility study to determine the condition of not only the existing heating and de-humidification system of Four Seasons Pool, but the... more »»

Finding the Fat, Then Cutting It

February 6, 2016 Sit down for this: On one of the most critical issues facing West Virginia, Democrat and Republican legislators seem to agree. more »»

The Best In His Field

February 6, 2016 He’s up before dawn most every day. The tire tracks in the snow shows he is the first down the road. more »»


Magnolia Advances to 3-A Title Game

February 12, 2016 WHEELING — After the tempo was slowed down in the first quarter, Magnolia began to find its strid. more »»

Indiana Rallies Past No. 4 Iowa, 85-78

February 12, 2016 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell scored 14 points and Troy Williams added 13 and Indiana rallied to upset No. 4 Iowa 85-78 on Thursday night after blowing a big lea. more »»

Maroon Knights Punish Crusaders

February 12, 2016 WHEELING — With an OVAC 2-A championship game looming less than 48 hours away, Wheeling Central was not caught looking ahead Thursday night. more »»

Justin Rose Has A Day to Remember In Pebble Debut

February 12, 2016 By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Justin Rose, a U.S. Open champion and the No. more »»

Union Head Tony Clark Pitches For More Jobs

February 12, 2016 By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — With spring training approaching and dozens of players still seeking jobs, union leader Tony Clark concluded baseball’s current system needs change. more »»

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