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Independent Spending Surpasses $1.6 Million

October 31, 2014 WHEELING — Coal, gambling and labor interests are among those seeking to influence West Virginia legislative races with more than $1.6 million in independent campaign expenditures this election cycle. more »»


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Independent Spending Surpasses $1.6 Million

October 31, 2014 WHEELING — Coal, gambling and labor interests are among those seeking to influence West Virginia legislative races with more than $1.6 million in independent campaign expenditures this election cycle. more »»

GOP Brings Out Early Voters

October 31, 2014 WHEELING — Republicans’ strategy to turn out the early vote in 2014 appears to be succeeding, with the GOP outperforming its share of the state’s voter registration by a higher margin than Democrats... more »»

Blowing Sand To Be Contained

October 31, 2014 BENWOOD?— Particles of sand intended for use by the local gas drilling industry have been blowing across Benwood’s industrial park and into residential neighborhoods in South Benwood, and now the... more »»

Ormet Auction Set For Tuesday

October 31, 2014 HANNIBAL — Eric J. Spirtas said old pots once used for making aluminum are no longer needed at the Ormet Cor. more »»

Nurse Breaks Quarantine

October 31, 2014 FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state’s Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authoritie... more »»



October 31, 2014 Isobelle Knisley, 83, of New Martinsville, WV, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheeling, WV. more »»


October 31, 2014 Dorothy Jean (Whitlatch) Mitchem, 68, of Short Creek, WV, died on Wednesday October 22, 2014, at her home surrounded by family. more »»


October 31, 2014 Charles W. “Chuck” Frantz, Jr., 76, of Bloomingdale, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Trinity Medical Center West in Steuben-ville, Ohio. more »»


October 31, 2014 Dorothy K. Downing, 71, of New Martinsville, WV, died Tuesday. Visitation today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and also on Saturday from noon until time of services at 1 p.m. more »»


October 31, 2014 Ansel McEndree, 60, of Quaker City died October 28, 2014. Visitation Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. at Kelly Kemp Braido & Patron Funeral Home & Crematory, Bethesda. more »»


Man Arrested for Aggravated Murder

October 31, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Few details have been released in a fatal shooting in Belmont Count. more »»

Park Team Hears Violence Message

October 31, 2014 Local law enforcement and family service officials are spreading the message that young athletes should learn at an early age how to “flip the switch” on their aggression when they leave the playing... more »»

A Happy Outcome For Rescued Dogs Of Marshall County

October 31, 2014 Last week, the Marshall County Animal Shelter was overwhelmed with an influx of new arrivals, as 62 dogs were seized from an overwhelmed caregive. more »»

Brad Paisley Will Join GameDay

October 31, 2014 Glen Dale native Brad Paisley will be on hand Saturday in Morgantown to make his picks on ESPN’s College GameDay outside the Mountainlair Student Union. more »»

Bethany Embezzler Ordered to Pay Up to $1M in Restitution

October 31, 2014 A former Wheeling woman convicted of embezzling $1.38 million from Bethany College will be required to pay up to $1 million in restitution as a condition of probation approved for her Wednesday. more »»


Check Safety In Gas Industry

October 31, 2014 Some industries can never be entirely free of risk. Ohio Valley residents, many of whom have worked in coal mines, steel mills and similar jobs, understand that. more »»

Voters Not Likely To Elect Scofflaw

October 31, 2014 It is impossible to say how many times Ed FitzGerald broke the law by driving Cuyahoga County government vehicles without a valid operator’s license. more »»

Changing Label As a ‘Hellhole’

October 30, 2014 Rightly or wrongly, West Virginia has the reputation among some of being a “judicial hellhole,” with the odds in many Mountain State courts stacked against businesses. more »»

Ebola Decisions Based on Politics

October 30, 2014 President Barack Obama made it clear Tuesday that he bases many critical decisions on one type of science — political science. more »»

Berisford Shows Limits of Diplomacy

October 30, 2014 Moundsville native John Berisford is back home in the United States, finally. His situation makes it clear this country has much to do to improve our diplomatic relationship with China. more »»

Local Columns

Ebola a Walk In the Park Beside AIDS

October 26, 2014 Worried about Ebola? Well, you should be, for several reasons. But if you want to talk about a real mass killer, HIV/AIDS ought to be on your mind. more »»

Approve Ballot Measure to Benefit Boy Scouts, State

October 26, 2014 West Virginia is fortunate that the Boy Scouts of America chose this state over more than two dozen others for the site of the Summit Bechtel Reserve (SBR. more »»

Discovering the Main Idea a Critical Skill in Reading

October 26, 2014 Since their elementary school days, all students have been exposed to the concept of “main ideas. more »»

‘Adopt an Artifact’ Slated for Nov. 5 at Cockayne Farmstead

October 26, 2014 The Cockayne Farmstead on Nov. more »»

Pipeline Progress; Lack of Information; and Ziplines

October 26, 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 »»


Park Gets a Shot At State Tourney

October 31, 2014 PARKERSBURG—After scoring within the first six minutes of the game, one would think that would give a team some breathing room for the most par. more »»

Boykin A Jack Of All Trades

October 31, 2014 MORGANTOWN — Trevone Boykin came to TCU as a running back. more »»

West Liberty’s Streak Snapped

October 31, 2014 CHARLESTON — The University of Charleston broke open a close game with a dominant second quarter and went on to snap West Liberty’s three-game winning streak in decisive fashion with a 42-13 victory... more »»

Kunitz Powers Pens’ 3-0 Victory

October 31, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves in his 30th NHL shutout, and Chris Kunitz had two goals in a three-point game to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings... more »»

Steelers Working to Help Embattled WR Allen

October 31, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers secondary calls it “the island.” And it can be an unflinching, unforgiving place. more »»

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