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Wheeling Jesuit University to Hold Public Discussion on Ohio River Fracking

January 30, 2015 WHEELING -- Fracking under the Ohio River will be the topic for discussion with a number of local and state legislators, environmental experts and Gastar Exploration representatives during a forum... more »»


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Wheeling Jesuit University to Hold Public Discussion on Ohio River Fracking

January 30, 2015 WHEELING -- Fracking under the Ohio River will be the topic for discussion with a number of local and state legislators, environmental experts and Gastar Exploration representatives during a forum... more »»

Blue Racer: $30B In Infrastructure Needed

January 30, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Not being able to load ethane onto the ATEX Express because the Blue Racer Natrium plant’s connection remains shut down following the pipeline’s Monday explosion is only one of the... more »»

24,000 Ethane Barrels Burned

January 30, 2015 FOLLANSBEE — Nearly 24,000 barrels of Marcellus and Utica shale ethane burned five acres of Brooke County woodland when the 20-inch ATEX Express pipeline exploded Monday, federal investigators... more »»

Obama: Now Is Time To Spend

January 30, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring an end to “mindless austerity,” President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cuts both... more »»

GOP Trying to Stymie Manchin

January 30, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — As U.S. Sen. more »»



January 30, 2015 Claire Swoyer, 67, of Shadyside died Saturday. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Friday at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home, Bellaire, with funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church, Shadyside. more »»


January 30, 2015 George “Pudge” E. Stewart, 87, of McMechen passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center. more »»


January 30, 2015 Morgan Clarke Bier, 91, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV. He was born November 18, 1923, son of the late James Landon Bier, Sr. more »»


January 30, 2015 Brenda Annette Holt, 58, of Moundsville, WV, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015, in Liza’s Place, Wheeling. more »»


January 30, 2015 Betty Ann Tagg, 74, of Proctor, WV, died Wednesday, January 28, 2015, in Genesis Health Care, New Martinsville, WV. more »»


Toddler’s Death Investigated, Mom in Custody

January 30, 2015 A Mingo Junction woman is in police custody following the death of her two-year-old son, the third of her children to have died in recent years. more »»

Community Helping Family Recover After Fire

January 30, 2015 In the aftermath of a fire which left a family homeless, efforts to get them back on their feet have started with the help of several local organizations. On Jan. more »»

City-County Building Getting Fire Safety Upgrades

January 30, 2015 Visitors to the City-County Building in Wheeling are finding there is just one elevator available to lift them to the upper floors, and when they get to the fifth floor they see ceiling tiles are... more »»

New Bridge Funding Agreement Is Reached

January 30, 2015 Plans for a new Ohio River bridge continue to move forward, with officials from the Ohio and West Virginia departments of transportation reaching an agreement on funding for its preliminary stages. more »»

Suspect Facing Additional Pornography Count

January 30, 2015 A Bridgeport man who has been in jail since June awaiting the state to proceed with charges alleging he conspired to kidnap and sexually assault a young girl, is now facing a separate federal charge... more »»


Keeping W.Va. Law Equitable

January 30, 2015 Most West Virginians do not worry much about “joint and several liability.” It is part of the jargon of lawyers and judges that, to the layman, can seem impenetrable. more »»

Get Up-to-Date Overdose Figures

January 30, 2015 Two apparent heroin overdose deaths in a week, one in Belmont County and the other in Jefferson County, were a forceful reminder of how devastating the drug abuse epidemic is to our are. more »»

Don’t Risk Free Clinic Closings

January 30, 2015 It appears the vast majority of West Virginians who lacked health insurance just a few years ago have it now. more »»

Obama Spending Plan Irresponsible

January 30, 2015 Barely had “sequestration,” the government spending limits Congress put in place Jan. 1, 2013, celebrated its second anniversary when President Barack Obama urged throwing any restraint to the win. more »»

Rethink Gas Pipeline Safety

January 29, 2015 Flames from a 20-inch natural gas pipeline that exploded in Brooke County had barely died down this week when federal officials warned improvements need to be made in pipeline safety. more »»

Local Columns

Defending Free Press In W.Va.

January 25, 2015 I feel relatively certain there are a number of people who, down through the years, have thought about beheading me or storming into my office with an AK-47 blazing. But it’s not going to happen. more »»

Using Figures of Speech to Make Your Points

January 25, 2015 Figurative language (or figure of speech) involves meaning that is deeper than its literal presentation. more »»

Lions Learn Fostoria Glass Moved to Moundsville From Ohio

January 25, 2015 It is only fitting that this year’s Fostoria Glass Society of America Convention and Elegant Glass Show will feature the American patter. more »»

Obama Keeping Pledge to ‘Remake the United States’

January 25, 2015 In May 2009, I wrote that President Obama has openly stated his desire “to remake the United States” predicated upon a “New Declaration of Independence — A New Foundation for America. more »»

GOP Moving Fast in Charleston

January 24, 2015 Something of a psychological change appears to be accompanying the earth-shattering political power shift in Charleston. more »»


Cadets Topple Tigers

January 30, 2015 By SHAWN RINE Sports Editor WHEELING — Shadyside girls’ basketball coach Jim Miller was animated following his club’s 59-32 loss to Linsly on Thursday night at Stifel Field House. more »»

Bishops Go Back to Basics

January 30, 2015 By KYLE LUTZ Staff Writer McMECHEN — After suffering a disappointing loss Saturday, the Bishop Donahue girls’ basketball team went back to the basics Thursday night. more »»

Cardinals Advance Regional Wrestling

January 30, 2015 By DORSEY KINDLER Staff Writer WHEELING — The wrestling rivalry between Wheeling Jesuit and Pitt-Johnstown will heat up this evening, when the 18th-ranked Mountain Cats will take on the Cardinal at... more »»

Red Devils Send Panthers Packing

January 30, 2015 By SETH STASKEY For The Intelligencer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Senior night was celebrated prior to St. Clairsville welcoming Buckeye Local to John Jenkins Court. While seniors Alexis S. more »»

Djokovic Beats Stan Wawrinka To Reach Final

January 30, 2015 By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic reached his fifth Australian Open final with a five-set win over defending champion Stan Wawrinka that fell flat compared with thei... more »»

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