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Escaped Brooke County Murder Suspect Caught

March 26, 2015 A nearly three-day search for murder suspect Rocco Zuccaro ended late Wednesday when he was captured in Harrison County, W.Va. On Monday, Zuccaro, 30, escaped the William R. Sharpe Jr. more »»


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Escaped Brooke County Murder Suspect Caught

March 26, 2015 A nearly three-day search for murder suspect Rocco Zuccaro ended late Wednesday when he was captured in Harrison County, W.Va. On Monday, Zuccaro, 30, escaped the William R. Sharpe Jr. more »»

Woda Has Lofty Goal for Downtown Wheeling Building

March 26, 2015 WHEELING — The concept of downtown living in Wheeling went from talking point to reality Wednesday with the announcement of a $2 million housing development planned for the Stone Center at Market... more »»

Wheeling Police Officer Arrested for Brandishing, Domestic Battery

March 26, 2015 WHEELING — A Wheeling Police officer is facing domestic battery and brandishing charges after he allegedly pointed a gun at his girlfriend. Ohio County Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday arrested Cpl. more »»

ODNR Shuts Down Jefferson County Frack Recycling Facility

March 26, 2015 HAMMONDSVILLE — After Jefferson County residents and environmental advocates filed numerous complaints with the state Department of Natural Resources about a fracking fluid recycling facility along... more »»

Ohio County Among Healthiest W.Va. Regions

March 26, 2015 WHEELING — Ohio County is ranked eighth among the healthiest counties in West Virginia, according to the latest County Health Rankings report from the Robert Wood Foundation. more »»



March 26, 2015 Mildred Hart, 92, of Cameron, WV, passed away, Wednesday, in Liza’s Place. Friends will be received on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Anderson Funeral Home, Cameron from 11 a.m. more »»


March 26, 2015 Thomas A. Cunningham, 82, of New Cumberland died March 24, 2015. Visitation 1-3 & 6-8 p.m. Friday at Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton. more »»


March 26, 2015 Martha Robinson, 88, of Weirton, WV, died Monday, March 23, 2015. Private services will be held at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. more »»


March 26, 2015 Anthony R. “T. K.” Kalinowski, 57, of Steuben-ville, OH, passed away peacefully Monday, March 23, 2015, at Trinity West with his family by his side. more »»


March 26, 2015 Vivian “Viv” M. Thomas, 90, of Wheeling, WV, died March 25, 2015, at Liza’s Place. Arrangements are pending at the Altmeyer Funeral Home. more »»


Adena Mayor Appears on DUI Charges

March 26, 2015 The mayor of Adena was back in court Wednesday to answer his fourth DUI charge. Justin Dudzik appeared in court for a preliminary hearing on charges stemming from his most recent OVI arrest. more »»

Grandmother Arrested for Alleged Neglect

March 26, 2015 A McMechen woman was arrested by State Police after a Child Protective Services call allegedly revealed extensive drug use and unsafe conditions. more »»

Crying Wolf May Soon Be Costly

March 26, 2015 Accidentally tripping a burglar alarm may soon become very expensive in the city of Wheeling. more »»

Oil, Gas Boom Increases Need for Sewage Services

March 26, 2015 The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department wants people to be aware that only septic tank pumper trucks permitted by a health department are allowed to work in the county. more »»

Road Issues Discussed in Belmont County

March 26, 2015 Belmont County resident Robert Blazek believes a bridge project in Pultney Township will only serve two people while other roads and bridges throughout the county fall into disrepair. more »»


Bring Tourist Cash to W.Va.

March 26, 2015 With gasoline prices lower and many Americans thinking about road trips, now is the time to attract tourists to West Virginia, right? Not with budgets the state Tourism Commission has had for the... more »»

Learn Why Policy Failed in Yemen

March 26, 2015 In January, President Barack Obama referred to U.S. anti-terrorism efforts in Yemen as a “model” for avoiding massive deployments of American troops. This week, U.S. more »»

Close Education Achievement Gap

March 26, 2015 The conclusion reached in a report about children in West Virginia — that those from low-income families tend to lag behind other students in school — will have come as no surprise to most... more »»

Spending ‘Cuts’ Often Slated To Be Reversed

March 26, 2015 Of course, Congress should approve a measure to prevent steep cuts in amounts the Medicare program would pay health care providers. And of course President Barack Obama should sign it into law. more »»

Capito Right About Lynch

March 25, 2015 Given President Barack Obama’s propensity for taking the law into his own hands, it would be nice for the attorney general to remind him of limits to that in the Constitution. more »»

Local Columns

Terrorists’ Social Media Overhyped

March 22, 2015 Experts tell us we simply must win the social media battle against Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Remembering Those Who Served in Vietnam War

March 22, 2015 Mary and I recently joined our son and his family for lunch at one of those sports restaurants that specialize in hot wings. more »»

Plans Being Finalized for Moundsville High Homecoming

March 22, 2015 Fliers for the five-year Moundsville High School Homecoming Celebration to be held Sept. 4-6 have been sent to 3,800 MHS alumni by the MHS alumni. more »»

Not ‘Riled Up’ About Schools

March 21, 2015 Once you get West Virginians “riled up,” you can accomplish big things in politics. Just ask Republicans who control the Legislature for the first time in 83 years. more »»

Roundball Memories

March 21, 2015 March Madness is like a walk in the park compared to youth travel basketball. more »»


Can Kentucky Handle West Virginia's Pressure in Sweet 16?

March 26, 2015 CLEVELAND — Nothing has rattled Kentucky to this point. Unbeaten and unblemished, the Wildcats have handled every challenge this season. They’re 36-for-36 in their run at hoops immortality. more »»

Oak Glen's Smith Named West Virginia Class AA Second Team All-Stater

March 26, 2015 CHARLESTON — The Oak Glen boys’ basketball team has had a rough go of things the last few seasons, but turned it around in 2014-15, thanks in no small part to senior Brennan Smith. more »»

Madonna Softball Team Rallies Past Wheeling Central in Seventh Inning

March 26, 2015 WHEELING — An old baseball expression goes, it is not over until the very last out. more »»

Wheeling Fails to Reel in Toledo in ECHL Action

March 26, 2015 WHEELING — The North Division-leading Toledo Walleye jumped out to a 3-0 lead early in the third period Wednesday night at WesBanco Arena, and despite a strong push from Wheeling, its comeback... more »»

West Liberty's Seger Bonifant Named Consensus NCAA Division II All-American

March 26, 2015 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — West Liberty University men’s basketball standout Seger Bonifant is a consensus first-team NCAA Division II All-American. more »»

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What we can learn from teen rape case

March 25, 2015 My heart breaks for the 15-year-old victim in the rape case that ended Monday with the sentencing of Adam Taylor, 46, of Rayland in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court. more »

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