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United States Still Seeks Allies to Fight ISIS Thugs

September 15, 2014 WASHINGTON— The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it’s too early to identify them. more »»


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United States Still Seeks Allies to Fight ISIS Thugs

September 15, 2014 WASHINGTON— The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it’s too early to identify them. more »»

Grove Zone Change Sought

September 15, 2014 WHEELING — A developer is seeking to build several new duplexes in the Timber Grove subdivision of Elm Grove, but city officials first will have to approve a zone change. more »»

Hurdles Ahead for Obamacare Signups

September 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — Potential complications await consumers as Obamacare approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. more »»

Full Kilt: Scottish Independence May Be a Messy Divorce

September 15, 2014 LONDON — How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It’s complicated, and there is a deadline. more »»

Shelley Moore Dies at 88

September 14, 2014 Former West Virginia first lady Shelley Riley Moore died Saturday in Charleston. The 88-year-old Moore was the wife of former Gov. Arch Moore Jr. more »»



September 15, 2014 Richard Lee “Bubba” Cunningham, 54, of Cameron, W.Va., passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at home. He was born December 22, 1959, in Wheeling, W.Va. more »»


September 15, 2014 Kellie McAfee, 44, of Bridgeport, died Saturday at home. Friends received Tuesday from 4 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, Elm Grove. more »»


September 15, 2014 Dona DeYarmon, 84, of St. Clairsville, OH, died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Liza’s Place of Valley Hospice, Wheeling, W. more »»


September 15, 2014 Constance “Connie” Mae Ray, 70, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at home surrounded by her family. Friends will be received on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. more »»


September 15, 2014 Robert H. Schafer, 94, of Wheeling, WV, died Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Liza’s place, Wheeling. Friends will be received on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. more »»


Vineyard Fundraiser Aids Harmony House

September 15, 2014 WHEELING — Harmony House’s board of directors hopes to raise $30,000 during their annual Toast of the Vineyard fundraiser. The event is slated from 6:30-10 p.m. Sep. more »»

Vigil for Recovery Will Be Held at Unity Center

September 15, 2014 Addiction to drugs and alcohol can lead to numerous problems for not just the user, but for the families and friends of that individual. more »»

Police Reports

September 15, 2014 Wheeling Police Department Grand Larceny At 8:35 p.m. Saturday, officers were called to a Beech Street address regarding a theft. Theft At 4 p.m. more »»

Businessman Says Downtown Worth the Risk

September 14, 2014 WHEELING — As Glenn Elliott debated whether to take a risk and buy the Professional Building on Market Street, he received some sage advice from a man who had been in Elliott’s shoes a generation ago. more »»

Community Comes Together to Provide New Playground

September 14, 2014 BENWOOD — Nestled between quiet residential areas and small businesses, Ss. James and John school endures as a religious institution in Benwood, with a community rallied behind it. more »»

Wheeling's Comprehensive Plan

Download Wheeling's Draft Comprehensive Plan

August 26, 2014 Click the link to view and download the city's draft Comprehensive Plan. more »»

Reaction to Plan Comprehensive

August 26, 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 »»

Review Wheeling Plan Regularly

August 24, 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

August 24, 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 »»

Draft for Comprehensive Plan Out for Public View

August 21, 2014 WHEELING — A draft of Wheeling’s new comprehensive plan is now available for public view, but there’s plenty of work left to do before City Council can vote to adopt i. more »»


‘Report Card’ Is Misleading

September 15, 2014 Pick a medium-sized to large school in Ohio and give 610 of its students a test. A few will do well and earn A grades. Most will get Bs, Cs and Ds. Some will do so badly they will be given Fs. more »»

Keeping High-Risk Convicts in Prison

September 15, 2014 Investigators looking into an Ohio prison escape last week should be demanding corrections officials provide a list of extremely dangerous inmates, along with where and under what conditions they... more »»

Teaching W.Va. Children to Read

September 14, 2014 When children cannot read well, they fail in school and usually, later in life. West Virginia Go. more »»

Keeping Killers From Escaping

September 14, 2014 T.J. Lane, now 19, is among the most notorious convicts being held in Ohio corrections facilities. In 2012, when he was 17, Lane went on a shooting spree at Chardon High School in northeast Ohio. more »»

Consolidation Good, But Maintain Quality

September 14, 2014 West Virginia Board of Education members are considering consolidating some operations of smaller school districts to free up money for use in classrooms instead of central offices. more »»

Local Columns

Campuses Good Places To Hide

September 14, 2014 Put yourself in the shoes of an Islamic terrorist bent on killing Americans here in the homeland. Getting in is no problem, thanks to our porous border. more »»

Senate Debate Should Include Mountain Party, Too

September 14, 2014 I have only met Shelly Moore Capito one time and she was quite pleasant. I hear she does a good job on constituent services, helping citizens with personal political problems. That is commenda. more »»

Registration Open for ‘Zombie Prison Break’ Run/Walk

September 14, 2014 Online registration for the Moundsville Zombie Prison Break 5K Run/Walk will be accepted through Friday. In addition, registration will be held from 7-8 a.m. on Saturday, the date of the event. more »»

Challenge for GOP Is Money

September 13, 2014 Two Northern Panhandle candidates — Pat McGeehan of Chester and Ryan W. Weld of Wellsburg — are key figures in the Republican strategy to take over the West Virginia House of Delegates this fall. more »»

A Long Day And Night

September 13, 2014 As I prepared for the Steelers and Ravens football game to kick off, I sat nervously on the sofa in our living room. I wanted it to be over — not the football game — the day, Sept. 11, 201. more »»


Triple Play Provides Necessary Momentum

September 15, 2014 PITTSBURGH — A triple play helped the Pittsburgh Pirates maintain their 1 1/2-game lead for the National League’s second wild card. more »»

Keslowski Pockets Opener

September 15, 2014 JOLIET, Ill. — Brad Keselowski saw one shot in front of him to steal a victory in the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. more »»

Hoyer Lifts Cleveland To Shocker Vs. New Orleans

September 15, 2014 CLEVELAND — Mike Pettine received a Gatorade bath and looked forward to smoking a cigar. Brian Hoyer wanted to hold onto the feeling as long as possible. more »»

Horschel Puts Cap On Amazing Run

September 15, 2014 ATLANTA — Billy Horschel capped off the best three weeks of his career with the biggest payoff in golf. more »»

SEC Has Seven Of Top 15

September 15, 2014 Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football’s third weekend. more »»

W.Va. News

New conservation area in W.Va. dedicated

September 14, 2014 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A seven-mile stretch of the Cheat Canyon in northern West Virginia is the state's newest natural conservation area. more »»

WVU sees increase in on-campus alcohol arrests

September 14, 2014 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University says it made about 100 more on-campus alcohol related arrests in 2013 compared to the year before. more »»

Feds open inquiry into complaint at W.Va. college

September 14, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights says Davis & Elkins College is under investigation over its handling of sexual abuse allegations. more »»

Study focuses on W.Va. snowshoe hares, climate

September 14, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — How quickly can West Virginia's snowshoe hares adapt to a changing... more »»

WVU prof studies issues of female veterans

September 14, 2014 BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — The number of women veterans has doubled in the last decade. more »»

Ohio News

Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

September 15, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, black socks and... more »»

Correction: Treasure Hunter Fugitive-ABRIDGED

September 15, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a story Sept. more »»

Correction: Treasure Hunter Fugitive story

September 15, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a story Sept. more »»

Northeast Ohio city puts police back on the beat

September 14, 2014 CAMPBELL, Ohio (AP) — Police in a northeast Ohio suburb are using old-school methods to combat problems with night-time thefts and break-ins. more »»

Officials beg pastor, strip club owner to end feud

September 14, 2014 COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials are pleading for a pastor and an Ohio strip club owner to stop weekly protesting of each other's establishments over a years-long feud. more »»

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