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Loss of Coal-Fired Power Is Coming Fast

September 17, 2014 WHEELING — A 2012 report by the Government Accountability Office underestimated the amount of coal-fired electrical generating capacity that will be retired over the next decade or so, according to... more »»


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Loss of Coal-Fired Power Is Coming Fast

September 17, 2014 WHEELING — A 2012 report by the Government Accountability Office underestimated the amount of coal-fired electrical generating capacity that will be retired over the next decade or so, according to... more »»

Ten Years Later, Effects Of Flood Are Still Felt

September 17, 2014 What’s happening on the creek? To Mark Jackson of Neffs, it’s a question the quiet village should ask itself every time a drop of rain falls. more »»

Pain Clinic Is Reopened

September 17, 2014 McMECHEN — The Valley Pain Management Clinic — the facility that closed after its owner temporarily lost his medical license — has reopened. The clinic in McMechen, owned by Dr. more »»

Festivals Are Safe From Budget Cuts

September 17, 2014 By MICHAEL ERB For The Intelligencer CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says West Virginia’s fairs and festivals likely will be safe from next year’s budget crunch. more »»

Blue Racer Seeks Street Abandonment

September 17, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Nearly one year after a fire at the Blue Racer Natrium natural gas processing facility caused 25 residents of the Kent area to evacuate, the company now wants Marshall County... more »»



September 17, 2014 Ted Ruminski, 56, of Salesville, OH, formerly of St. Clairsville, died September 15, 2014. Visitation at Toothman Funeral Home, St. Clairsville, Thursday, 3 p.m. until celebration at 6 p.m. more »»


September 17, 2014 Miles McKennan Foreman, 17, died in an automobile accident near his home in Lewisburg, PA, on August 22, 2014. more »»


September 17, 2014 Domenick Silverio, 78, of Wheeling, West Virginia, formerly of Shadyside, Ohio, died Monday, September 15, 2014, at the Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital and Geriatric Center in Wheeling, West... more »»


September 17, 2014 Miriam L. Donley, 81, of Bridgeport died Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry. She was born February 9, 1933, in New Enterprise, Pa. more »»


September 17, 2014 Paul Duffy Wood of Fort Myers, FL, and formerly of Wheeling, age 60, died in his sleep on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. more »»


Two Students Hurt in Crash Remain in Hospital

September 17, 2014 Two of the three Buckeye Local High School students injured in a crash Monday remained hospitalized today. more »»

Private Garbage Service Opposed

September 17, 2014 Former Wheeling councilman Vernon Seals had some advice for his old colleagues Tuesday, telling them they should abandon any talk of privatizing garbage and recyclable collection in the city. more »»

Council Addresses EPA, Tobacco Issues

September 17, 2014 Moundsville city officials are not in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to reduce carbon emissions by 2025, and will send a letter to the organization outlining the impact that pla... more »»

City Agrees to Lease With Rice Energy

September 17, 2014 St. Clairsville City Council on Monday agreed to a lease offer from Rice Energy for the city’s 195 acres. Council heard from Josh O’Farrell of Tzangas, Plakas, Mannos Ltd. more »»

Severance Case Ruffles Local Feathers

September 17, 2014 Ohio County Public Defender Shayne Welling said Virginia officials defrauded West Virginia in its efforts to get custody of Charles Severance. 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 »»


War on Coal Accelerating

September 17, 2014 Closure of coal-fired power plants in response to Environmental Protection Agency regulations appears to be accelerating. more »»

Johnson Doing The Public’s Work

September 17, 2014 A Sept. 30 debate among candidates for the House of Representatives from Ohio’s 6th District will be of little value to voters because the incumbent, Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, will not be present. more »»

Aiding Overtaxed Local Prosecutors

September 17, 2014 Most of the time, county prosecuting attorneys are perfectly capable of handling criminal cases in their jurisdictions. Rarely do they find their offices’ resources strained. more »»

Program Saves Children’s Lives

September 17, 2014 Wheeling Police Officer Neil Fowkes must enjoy enormous satisfaction with part of his job — preventing children from being hurt or even killed in vehicle accidents. more »»

Helping Predators Find New Victims

September 16, 2014 A Senate bill intended to prevent public school systems from hiring pedophiles or drug abusers may be necessary, but it misses an important point:?What if school administrators don’t know they are... 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 »»


Wheeling Park Loses Despite Morgantown’s Missteps

September 17, 2014 WHEELING—In the first set, it seemed like Morgantown was going to easily handle Wheeling Park. more »»

Ferry Draws From Bench to Beat Panthers

September 17, 2014 CONNORVILLE — A good team — in any sport — is only as strong as its bench. more »»

Pirates Beat Sox, 4-0

September 17, 2014 PITTSBURGH— Charlie Morton had no expectations when he took the mound in a major league game for the first time in a mont. more »»

Charges Against Stewart Mulled

September 17, 2014 The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury. more »»

Tomlin: Penalties Not a Problem

September 17, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin’s list of issues with the Steelers is lengthy. The number of flags his team has piled up during the first two weeks of the season is not on it. more »»

W.Va. News

Bankruptcy judge OKs $2.9M W.Va. spill settlement

September 17, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a $2. more »»

Tomblin: Festivals, fairs won't suffer next budget

September 17, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says festivals and fairs likely won't suffer in next year's budget. more »»

WVU's top legal officer retiring

September 17, 2014 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University's top legal officer is retiring. more »»

Group says W.Va. pays $63k in Marple legal fees

September 17, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. more »»

US funding to enhance W.Va. state police forensics

September 17, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Nearly $342,000 in federal funding is headed to the West Virginia State Police to improve the state forensic laboratory. more »»

Ohio News

Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued in Ohio

September 17, 2014 OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio. more »»

Court awards $82,000 to wrongfully imprisoned man

September 17, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Court of Claims has awarded $82,000 to a man for wrongful imprisonment after determining he was sent to prison for a crime that didn't carry a spelled-out penalty. more »»

Man charged with murder in Kentucky jailed in Ohio

September 17, 2014 LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man charged in Kentucky with murder and kidnapping is now in a southwestern Ohio jail on an aggravated murder charge. more »»

Court: Mineral rights include strip mining option

September 17, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state Supreme Court has ruled that mineral rights retained by landowners who sold property to the state in eastern Ohio allow them to strip-mine coal on the property. more »»

Ohio police says no to crimes reported on Facebook

September 17, 2014 KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — A suburban Dayton police department is asking residents to stop reporting crimes on the agency's Facebook page. more »»

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