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Switzerland of Ohio School Board Votes To Close Beallsville High School

February 27, 2015 WOODSFIELD — Despite a large contingent supporting Beallsville High School, the Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education on Thursday voted to close the school. more »»


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Switzerland of Ohio School Board Votes To Close Beallsville High School

February 27, 2015 WOODSFIELD — Despite a large contingent supporting Beallsville High School, the Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education on Thursday voted to close the school. more »»

Legislative Proposal Would Cut Northern Panhandle Magistrates

February 27, 2015 WHEELING — The Northern Panhandle could lose three magistrates and as many magistrate assistants if a proposed bill becomes law. more »»

West Virginia Senate Committee Holds Charter School Bill for a Day

February 27, 2015 CHARLESTON — Approval of a bill creating charter schools in West Virginia has been delayed by a day in the Senate. Sen. more »»

West Virginia ACLU Takes Up School Truancy Issue in Legislature

February 27, 2015 CHARLESTON — The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia is encouraging state legislators to change the law concerning student truancy. more »»



February 27, 2015 Dolores J. Dinger, 86, of New Martinsville, WV, died Thursday, February 26, 2015, at Acuity Specialty Hospital, Bellaire, Ohio. more »»


February 27, 2015 Merrill W. “Bill” Neal, 71, of Moundsville, WV, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015. more »»


February 27, 2015 Ethel Ruth (Fisher) Sheller, 73, of Glen Dale, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015, in Wheeling Hospital. She was born November 11, 1941, a daughter of the late Robert M. and Elizabeth M. more »»


February 27, 2015 Chester C. Petit, 73, of Wheeling died Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Private services. Arrangements entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, Wheeling/ Bethlehem. more »»


February 27, 2015 Norma J. Newman, 73, died Tuesday. Visitation Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, Moundsville where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. more »»


Woman Faces Child Neglect, Obstruction Charges in Wheeling

February 27, 2015 A Marshall County woman faces misdemeanor and felony charges after an alleged child neglect incident Tuesda. more »»

Moundsville Police Tackle Pill Use

February 27, 2015 Officers with the Moundsville Police Department recently responded to an incident when a woman called the department claiming her prescription pills had been stolen from her vehicle while she was... more »»

Cameron Students Returning to History Bowl For a Fourth Year

February 27, 2015 For the fourth straight year, Cameron High/Middle School teams finished first and second in the Region 6 West Virginia History Bowl and qualified for the state finals. more »»

Parents Advised on Opiate Abuse at Wheeling Park High School

February 27, 2015 The mother of a drug-addicted son says a parent can tell if their child is using drugs just by looking at the pupils of their eyes, but they first must know what those eyes look like and get to... more »»

Ohio County Schools to Tackle 2015-16 Calender Next Week

February 27, 2015 Residents are invited to give their input as Ohio County Schools will host two public meetings next week to discuss the 2015-16 school calendar. The first of the two meetings is set for 6 p.m. more »»


View Severance Tax Cautiously

February 27, 2015 When Ohio Gov. John Kasich first proposed increasing severance taxes on oil and natural gas, many legislators balked. Drilling has been a godsend in East Ohio, they pointed out. more »»

Override Obama Veto on Pipeline

February 27, 2015 President Barack Obama can provide no scientifically based specific reason for vetoing a bill to allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline — but he has killed the measure anyway. more »»

Kasich Right On School Aid

February 26, 2015 To judge by what Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday, state officials should be directing more money to the Switzerland of Ohio school district. more »»

Who’s to Blame For D.C. Gridlock?

February 26, 2015 President Barack Obama blames Republicans for gridlock in government. They just won’t compromise, he claims. more »»

Approve Tank Law Changes

February 26, 2015 Knee-jerk reactions to crises sometimes result in the wrong people being kicked. more »»

Local Columns

Lawmakers Can’t Win On Pooling

February 22, 2015 Pretend you and a friend have gone together to buy a couple of acres of land. You have a 75 percent interest. Your buddy has 25 percent. Then, a company contacts you. more »»

Better Writing Skills Help Students With All Subjects

February 22, 2015 There is absolutely no doubt about it: Research has demonstrated that developing writing skills can definitely assist your child to become an even better student in the classroom. more »»

Music Not for the Masses; Helping Others; and Dogs

February 22, 2015 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 »»

American Legion National Commander Visiting Area

February 22, 2015 Marshall County Legionnaires Bill Burkett and Bill Harris have been quite busy the past few days making preparations for the visit of American Legion National Commander Michael Helm, which will... more »»

Pressure From Unions Is Felt

February 21, 2015 Bills of interest to several traditionally powerful interest groups are being dealt with in the West Virginia Legislature. But only one group — organized labor — seems to have had much impact. more »»


Monarchs Fall To No. 1 Mohigans in Morgantown

February 27, 2015 By JAKE FLATLEY Staff Writer MORGANTOWN— There is having good depth as a team and then there is having the kind of depth that Morgantown does. The N. more »»

River Advances to District Tournament in New Concord

February 27, 2015 By SETH STASKEY For The Intelligencer NEW CONCORD — After River’s sectional-opening victory against Newcomerstown last week, Coach Rick Isaly knew there’d be no more breathers. more »»

W.Va. Supreme Court Rules Against WVSSAC in Charleston

February 27, 2015 By SHAWN RINE Sports Editor CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the W.Va. more »»

Six Park Wrestlers Alive in Title Bracket in Huntington

February 27, 2015 HUNTINGTON — Behind a steady performance, Wheeling Park is sitting seventh in the team standings after Thursday night’s action in the West Virginia State Wrestling Tournament at the Big Sandy... more »»

Bridgeport Stunned By Bishop Rosecrans

February 27, 2015 By KIM NORTH For The Intelligencer NEW CONCORD — In big games, it’s the little things that count the most. more »»

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