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Opposing Views Clash at EPA Hearing

August 1, 2014 By IAN HICKS Staff Writer PITTSBURGH — Competing visions for America’s energy future clashed in downtown Pittsburgh on Thursday as the U.S. more »»


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Opposing Views Clash at EPA Hearing

August 1, 2014 By IAN HICKS Staff Writer PITTSBURGH — Competing visions for America’s energy future clashed in downtown Pittsburgh on Thursday as the U.S. more »»

Alpha Mines To Lay Off 1,100

August 1, 2014 CHARLESTON (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources said Thursday it expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 southern West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, citing dismal markets and federal... more »»

Ormet Officially Closed

August 1, 2014 HANNIBAL — The remaining 20 employees at the Ormet aluminum plant were officially let go Thursday as the new owners of the plant — and representatives from the United Steelworkers Union — wait to... more »»

Congress OKs Veterans Administration, Highway Bills

August 1, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the... more »»

Kroger Will Tighten W.Va. Pseudoephedrine Sales

August 1, 2014 CHARLESTON (AP) — Supermarket chain Kroger is tightening monthly purchase limits of cold medications that contain pseudoephedrine at its West Virginia store. more »»



August 1, 2014 Clarence H. Riffee, 79, of New Cumberland, WV, passed away Wednesday. Visitation 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton. Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday. more »»


August 1, 2014 Charles R. Funkhouser, 73, of Bethesda, OH, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Memorial service Sunday at 2 p.m. Visitation from 1 p.m. until service, Hillcrest Bible Church, Bethesda. more »»


August 1, 2014 Leudvina M. “Bonnie” Bauer, 89, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Liza’s Place, Valley Hospice Care Center South, Wheelin. more »»


August 1, 2014 Ronald John Radcliffe, 72, of Wheeling, WV, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV. more »»


August 1, 2014 Bill Weber McDowell, Jr. (“B. Dub” and “Nappy Chin”) 72, departed this life July 15, 2014. He was born October 14, 1941, to Bill and Lora McDowell, Bellaire, OH. more »»


International Investigation Team Reaches Ukraine Jet Wreckage Site

August 1, 2014 ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — As mortar fire landed nearby, an international team of investigators finally reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage site Thursday and got their first look at a... more »»

In San Fran, $1M Won’t Buy Much

August 1, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for those who want to live here and think $1 million will buy them their dream house: think... more »»

Run for a Reason

August 1, 2014 Ron Green said 1,775 people already are signed up to participate in today’s and Saturday’s Debbie Green Memorial 5K Run/Walk for Leukemia events. more »»

700 Dead So Far In Africa Ebola Outbreak

August 1, 2014 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone’s capital Thursday looking for Ebola patients and others exposed to the disease as the death toll from the worst... more »»

Worker Fired, Starts Firing; CEO Shot

August 1, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — A demoted worker shot and critically wounded his company’s CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a downtown high-rise office building in Chicago’s bustling financial... more »»


Volunteering In Bellaire

August 1, 2014 Bellaire Fire Chief Bill Swoyer is right to be pleased with the first day of his volunteer department’s existence. more »»

Guarding Against Emerging Diseases

August 1, 2014 Nearly 20 years ago, author Richard Preston’s nonfiction book, “The Hot Zone,” told a horror story as disturbing as any make-believe tale. more »»

Reject In-Home Care Cutbacks

July 31, 2014 It is difficult to believe President Barack Obama’s administration does not have some ulterior motive in a plan that could affect tens of thousands of West Virginians directly and adversely. more »»

Ensure Bonds Can Be Repaid

July 31, 2014 Many Ohio Valley towns, cities and counties have initiatives to get rid of dilapidated buildings. more »»

Partisan Bickering Disservice to Nation

July 31, 2014 As explained above, many members of the House of Representatives want to forestall implementation of a proposal that would increase costs for the Medicare program, while forcing many older American... more »»

Local Columns

Linking Tax Rates to Jobs A Bad Idea

July 27, 2014 Imagine you’re among West Virginians who have landed one of those good jobs in the oil and gas industry. You went back to school and got the specialized training neede. more »»

Chinese ‘Sleeping Giant’ Has Awakened in Africa

July 27, 2014 Between the 1870s and 1900, Africa faced a vast tide of European military invasions and eventual colonizatio. more »»

Local Residents Are Commended

July 27, 2014 Fostoria Glass Society of America, Inc. president James D. Davis of Clarksville, Tenn. more »»

Moundsville Power Would Create Local Jobs

July 27, 2014 I am writing in response to Marshall County Commissioner Bob Miller’s recent letter to the editor regarding the proposed $615 million Moundsville Power project. more »»

A Tax by Any Other Name ...

July 26, 2014 Politicians have wised up during the past several decades. They have found new and improved ways to empty our pockets without us even realizing we’ve been had. more »»


Steelers Brown Eyeing An Encore Presentation

August 1, 2014 LATROBE, Pa.— Antonio Brown rolled up to the dorms at Saint Vincent College last week in a Mercedes conversion van. It’s fitting in a way. more »»

Pirates Stand Pat as Deadline Passes

August 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates will receive some welcome additions to their roster in the coming days. The faces, however, will be familiar. more »»

West Liberty Punter Named to All-American Team

August 1, 2014 GOSHEN, N.Y. — Record-setting West Liberty University punter Griffin Yocum has been honored as an NCAA Division II Pre-Season All-American by the Collegiate Development Football League (CDFL). more »»

Holgorsen Likes Look of Squad

August 1, 2014 MORGANTOWN — Dana Holgorsen came away feeling satisfied after his West Virginia Mountaineers concluded their first practice of the fall. ‘‘We had a good first day,’’ the fourth year coach said. more »»

Post 1 Drops Heartbreaker to Morgantown

August 1, 2014 MORGANTOWN — Wheeling manager Mark Delbrugge had one clear message after his team’s 4-3 loss to Morgantown at West Virginia University’s Hawley Field. more »»

W.Va. News

1,100 layoffs planned at Alpha coal mines in W.Va.

July 31, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, with the company citing dismal markets and federal regulation. more »»

Coal dust limit to try to combat black lung

July 31, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Obama administration's push to reduce black lung disease by limiting coal dust in mines will begin to take effect on Friday. more »»

Company cited for fatal W.Va. cell tower collapse

July 31, 2014 CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials have cited an Oklahoma company for safety violations following the collapse of a pair of cellphone towers in West Virginia that killed three people. more »»

IDs released in W.Va. house fire that killed 2

July 31, 2014 ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — The State Fire Marshal's Office has identified two people who died in a house fire in St. more »»

2 charged after girl found in vermin-infested home

July 31, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police in Charleston have charged a mother and a nanny after a 6-year-old girl was found in a boarded-up home infested with roaches and bed bugs. more »»

Ohio News

Hundreds of pet rats rescued from Ohio apartment

July 31, 2014 KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — Humane Society workers have rescued hundreds of pet rats from an apartment in suburban Dayton apparently left after the renter was evicted. more »»

Ohio theme park tries to top shaved-heads record

July 31, 2014 MASON, Ohio (AP) — A southwestern Ohio amusement park will try to top a Guinness record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money to fight cancer. more »»

Suspended Buckeye pleads to misdemeanor in brawl

July 31, 2014 ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State University football player has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge in a felony drug case against him. more »»

Marathon Petroleum 2Q profit rises 44 percent

July 31, 2014 FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) on Thursday reported earnings that rose by 44 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. more »»

Ex-Buckeye pleads to misdemeanor in bar brawl

July 31, 2014 ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State University football player has pleaded no contest to attempted failure to comply in northeastern Ohio after being originally charged with felony cocaine... more »»

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