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Details Released in Wheeling Park High School Basketball Case

February 9, 2016 WHEELING — Two Wheeling Park High School basketball players are facing expulsion from school after they allegedly admitted to school administrators to holding down a third basketball player, pullin... more »»

 
 
 

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Details Released in Wheeling Park High School Basketball Case

February 9, 2016 WHEELING — Two Wheeling Park High School basketball players are facing expulsion from school after they allegedly admitted to school administrators to holding down a third basketball player, pullin... more »»

Ohio County Prosecutor: No Crimes Committed in County

February 9, 2016 WHEELING—Ohio County prosecutors were ready to file criminal charges against four Wheeling Park High School basketball players until they encountered a major problem: The alleged crimes didn’t happe... more »»

Amid Anger, Ohio County Board of Education Won’t Reconsider Superintendent Dianna Vargo's Contract

February 9, 2016 WHEELING — Ohio County Board of Education President Shane Mallett told a hostile crowd at Monday night’s board meeting that low standardized test scores at some schools are the reason he believes th... more »»

Wheeling Nailers Skating Into New Office Space

February 9, 2016 WHEELING — As the on-ice home of the Wheeling Nailers receives a high-profile facelift, those working behind the scenes for the city’s professional hockey club are getting some new digs, too. more »»

West Virginia House of Delegates Approves Concealed Carry Bill

February 9, 2016 CHARLESTON (AP) — After the bill was vetoed last year, a proposal to allow carrying a concealed gun without a permit in West Virginia passed its first major test Monday. more »»

Obituaries

THOMAS SCHMIDT

February 9, 2016 Thomas Lawrence Schmidt, 71, of Orient, OH, formerly of Wheeling, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 in Kobacker House, Columbus, OH. He was born Aug. 31, 1944, in Wheeling, a son of the late John L. more »»

DAVID BOLTZ

February 9, 2016 David William Boltz, 45, of Powhatan Point, Ohio died Saturday, February 6, 2016. He was born March 15, 1970 in Bellaire, Ohio, a son of Billy and Pixie Stottlemyer Boltz. more »»

ALAN LANDER

February 9, 2016 Alan Anthony Lander, 69, of Mt. Olivet, WV passed away on Sunday February 7, 2016. Friends will be received Thursday February 11, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. more »»

DONALD BUFF

February 9, 2016 Donald D. “Donnie” Buff, 45, of Powhatan Point, Ohio died Saturday, February 6, 2016. He was born in Bellaire, Ohio on December 28, 1970 the son of Donald L. and Judy McIntyre Buff. more »»

ALICE SHUNK

February 9, 2016 Alice Shunk, 63, of St. Clairsville formerly of Bridgeport, died Monday February 8, 2016 at East Ohio Regional Hospital Martins Ferry. more »»

Community

Work to Begin on Monroe County Job and Family Services Building

February 9, 2016 Monroe County commissioners on Monday approved repairs to aging heating equipment at the county’s Department of Job and Family Services. more »»

Murder Suspect Okie Barton Requests More Testing

February 9, 2016 Double murder suspect Okie Barton III appeared before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra Monday to review the progress of his case. more »»

Belmont County Board of Health Questions Accreditation Costs

February 9, 2016 The Belmont County Board of Health on Monday expressed concern over the projected expense and manpower required to meet a new state mandate that health departments be accredited by 2020. more »»

John Artimez Seeking West Virginia Second Circuit Judicial Seat

February 9, 2016 Moundsville attorney John Artimez will challenge Second Judicial Circuit Judge Jeffrey Cramer in this year’s electio. more »»

Essay Contest Entries Sought

February 8, 2016 West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue visited with students at Middle Creek Elementary School Friday to encourage them to participate in the ninth annual “When I Grow Up” essay contest. more »»

Editorials

Alleged Assault Must Be Pursued

February 9, 2016 Rumors about what happened on a bus carrying Wheeling Park High School basketball players Jan. 26 ran rampant after initial reports of sexual misconduct. more »»

Use Funds Wisely Against Diseases

February 9, 2016 If $1 billion in new money makes a “moonshot” against cancer, as President Barack Obama has termed a plan for using that much to fight the disease, what will $1. more »»

Restoring Trust On Ohio Charters

February 8, 2016 Charter schools, touted by some as one of the keys to ensuring more children have access to quality educations, have become a scandal of sorts in Ohio. more »»

Basic Economics Key Issue in Race

February 8, 2016 With the nation’s first primary election of the 2016 presidential campaign coming up in New Hampshire this week, it is safe to say the college-student vote will go primarily to Democrat candidate... more »»

Deterring Unsafe Acts by Industry

February 8, 2016 As court proceedings involving the infamous Freedom Industries chemical spill into a West Virginia river wind down, it is worth assessing whether what happened will deter other companies from... 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 »»

Sports

Pats Trip Parkersburg In Triple Overtime

February 9, 2016 WHEELING — As the girls’ basketball regular season begins to wind down teams are jockeying for sectional seeding. more »»

Blue Eagle Defense Leads Rally

February 9, 2016 WEIRTON — The momentum switched sides early in the fourth quarter. more »»

St. Clairsville Can’t Overcome Slow Start, Ousted From Tourney

February 9, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Slow starts, at tournament time, are often times hard to overcome. Overcoming a slow start in both the first and third quarters is very rarely occur. more »»

Crosby Makes It Seven Straight

February 9, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby scored on a pair of breakaways to extend his goal streak to a career-best seven games and added two assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins continue their surge with a 6-... more »»

Manning Spoils Fans Again With Title

February 9, 2016 SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Everyone got spoiled. more »»

 
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