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Escapee Keeps Police Busy on Labor Day

September 2, 2014 WHEELING — Local authorities spent Labor Day on a five-hour manhunt after a Ohio County Corrections Center inmate walked away for a work crew at Oglebay Park. more »»

 
 
 

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Escapee Keeps Police Busy on Labor Day

September 2, 2014 WHEELING — Local authorities spent Labor Day on a five-hour manhunt after a Ohio County Corrections Center inmate walked away for a work crew at Oglebay Park. more »»

Escapee Fled, Fought

September 2, 2014 WHEELING— In addition to felony escape, Christopher Walls is facing several other charges stemming from running away Monday from a Department of Corrections work crew at Oglebay Park. more »»

College, Town Officials Are Working Together

September 2, 2014 BETHANY — Each year around this time, the town of Bethany essentially quadruples in size over the course of a single weekend: Move-in weekend at Bethany College. more »»

AEP Workers Prepare for Kammer Closure

September 2, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — In the late 1950s, what is now known as the American Electric Power Kammer Plant opened to provide electricity to the nearby Ormet Corp. aluminum smelter across the Ohio River. more »»

2014 Electorate Poised to ‘Keep the Bums In’

September 2, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to “keep the bums in,” with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member... more »»

Obituaries

VIVIAN GROOMS

September 2, 2014 On Saturday evening, August 30, 2014, Vivian Iona Horn Grooms, a beautiful mother and a beloved wife, passed away at Weirton Medical Center surrounded by her daughter, her son-in-law, and two... more »»

ROSALIND JAFRATE

September 2, 2014 Rosalind I. “Rosie” Jafrate, 84, of Washington, PA, formerly of Benwood, WV, died Friday, August 29, 2014 in McMurray, PA. more »»

LOUISE HOLTSCLAW

September 2, 2014 Louise H. Holtsclaw, 91, of McMechen, WV died Monday, September 1, 2014 at the Genesis Health Care Center, New Martinsville, WV. more »»

JOHN BROWN

September 2, 2014 John E. Brown, 51 of Toronto, passed away Sunday at his home. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Clarke Funeral Home, Toronto. Services: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. more »»

MARY TAYLOR

September 2, 2014 Mary Eunice Shepherd Taylor, 98, of Barnesville, Ohio, died Saturday. Visitation Wed., 4-7 p.m. at Kelly Kemp Braido & Patron Funeral Home & Crematory, Morristown, OH. Services there 11 a.m., Thurs. more »»

Community

Antero to Send 66,500 Barrels to Cracker Daily

September 2, 2014 Marcellus and Utica shale ethane is so plentiful that Antero Resources plans to help fuel a total of three cracker plants, including the proposed Odebrecht facility in Wood County and the potential... more »»

Former Air Force One Pilot to Speak To Chamber

September 2, 2014 Mark Tillman remembers the first time he was at he controls of Air Force One, and it came on a flight that was headed not too many miles north of the Ohio Valley. more »»

The (Car) Show Must Go On

September 2, 2014 The rags were out and automobile enthusiasts set to work as soon as the rain passed on Monday afternoon, just in time to hear the prize announcements and wrap up the annual Dan Dague Memorial... more »»

Community Block Party Planned

September 2, 2014 The annual block party on Maryland Avenue in Steubenville has evolved over the years with different leaders and organization stepping up to help lead the even. more »»

‘It’s a Rush’

September 1, 2014 Jim Gardill fancies himself something of a daredevil, having done his share of driving fast cars and motorcycles — but there’s something about the thrill of hydroplane boat racing that’s almost... 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 »»

Editorials

Anti-Coal Move Has Big Price Tag

September 2, 2014 For well over half a century, the Kammer Plant south of Moundsville has been both a landmark and a boon for many Ohio Valley residents. more »»

Educate People About Coal Role

September 2, 2014 Some Americans who never met a miner are beginning to wake up to the peril of President Barack Obama’s war on coal. more »»

Obama Too Hesitant Against Terrorists

September 2, 2014 Comments Sunday by members of Congress familiar with the threat of terrorism should set off alarm bells in the heads of thoughtful Americans. more »»

Stamp Deserves Honor From Peers

September 2, 2014 U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp?Jr. is regarded highly for his quiet yet strong presence on the bench, as well as for his ability and dedication to the law. more »»

Uphold The Constitution

September 1, 2014 Our nation’s founders disagreed on a multitude of issues about how to govern the United States. But on one thing they put their partisanship aside for the good of future Americans. more »»

Local Columns

Nation on Downward Spiral That Must Be Altered

August 31, 2014 How did things ever get so far? Following a bloody and destructive internecine war in which he was gravely wounded and one of his sons was killed, Vito Corleone called together the heads of the... more »»

Paisley Honors His Roots and a Presidential Reminder

August 31, 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 »»

Fast Boats And Help For Kids

August 31, 2014 What does a kind young woman helping a physically challenged tot learn to walk have in common with a raceboat roaring and bouncing across waves on the Ohio River at 120 mph? The Wheeling Vintage... more »»

High Hopes for Fostoria Site Are Becoming a Reality

August 31, 2014 When the Fostoria Steering Committee was involved more than a decade ago in efforts to clean up the Fostoria Glass site in Moundsville, the main concern was to have the remaining buildings removed... more »»

Here’s Where the Money Goes

August 30, 2014 Where’d all the money go? If you’re spending part of the Labor Day weekend paying bills, that question may enter your mind. I may be able to help with a partial answer: Washington. more »»

Sports

John Marshall’s Gump Packing a Punch Early

September 2, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — It’s not all that uncommon for a player whose team ended up on the wrong side of the scoreboard to get lost in the shuffle. more »»

Thundering Herd Picks Up Former Monarch SS

September 2, 2014 HUNTINGTON — Kylie Howard is finally back where she belongs, the infield of a softball diamond. more »»

Cardinals Get to Bucs Bullpen

September 2, 2014 ST. LOUIS (AP) — To Andrew McCutchen, it was just another home run — one of 21 that he has hit this season. However, his 454-foot shot in the seventh inning wasn’t just ordinary. more »»

Coach Says Buckeyes Will Learn

September 2, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Urban Meyer has heard others say his team is too young, or that it was crippled by the loss of two-time Big Ten player of the year Braxton Miller. He doesn’t buy it. more »»

Tribe Torn Up by Tigers’ Price, Cabrera

September 2, 2014 CLEVELAND — David Price bounced back from an alarming start and Miguel Cabrera homered twice, hitting one of Detroit’s three homers off Cleveland’s Corey Kluber, as the Tigers rolled to a 12-1... more »»

W.Va. News

Md. doctor surrenders license after sex charge

September 2, 2014 CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A western Maryland physician at the center of a medical licensing scandal is surrendering his license to practice medicine to resolve charges that he molested a female patient. more »»

Dominion, Duke propose $5B natural gas pipeline

September 2, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners are proposing a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced... more »»

7 tons of trash removed from illegal dump in Mingo

September 2, 2014 CHATTAROY, W.Va. (AP) — Mingo County authorities have removed 7 tons of trash from an illegal open dump along U. more »»

Dominion, Duke to build $5B natural gas pipeline

September 2, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners have proposed building a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being... more »»

W.Va. police witness survey gets few responses

September 2, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Most police departments in West Virginia haven't responded to a survey regarding witness identification policies. more »»

Ohio News

NTSB: Pilot in Ohio crash was trying to turn back

September 2, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — A National Transportation Safety Board report says the pilot of a small plane was trying to return to a suburban Cleveland airport last week when the aircraft plummeted to the... more »»

NTSB issues report in Ohio crash that killed 4

September 2, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — A National Transportation Safety Board report says the pilot of a small plane was trying to return to a suburban Cleveland airport last week when the aircraft plummeted to the... more »»

Court upholds death sentence for Cleveland killer

September 2, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man condemned to die for shooting a woman at a Cleveland laundry mat. more »»

Guardsman accused of child sex abuse due in court

September 2, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio National Guardsman accused of sexually abusing three adopted daughters and his stepdaughter at their home is scheduled for arraignment Friday on an updated, 35-count... more »»

Dominion, Duke propose $5B natural gas pipeline

September 2, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners are proposing a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced... more »»

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Sitting On The Porch

August 12, 2014 Tracy Lawrence once sang, "If the world had a front porch like we did back then ... We'd still have our problems, but we'd all be friends. more »

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