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Seniors Embrace Home-Sharing

July 23, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not exactly “The Golden Girls,” but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it’ll do. more »»


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Seniors Embrace Home-Sharing

July 23, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not exactly “The Golden Girls,” but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it’ll do. more »»

Man Allegedly Goes Into Detail on Murders

July 23, 2014 LITTLETON — Samuel Lee Spencer and Natasha Lynn Burns could be returned to West Virginia next week to answer first-degree murder charges in connection with the January deaths of three people near... more »»

Black Lung Help Is Sought

July 23, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired coal miner who suffers from black lung disease urged Congress on Tuesday to help clear a backlog of claims of fellow miners who have the disease. more »»

Tax Plan For Natural Gas Plant Debated

July 23, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County Commissioner Bob Miller said he wants to see local construction workers earn up to $70 million in wages for building a natural gas power plant along the Ohio River, but... more »»

Mylan Is the Latest To Employ ‘Tax Inversion’

July 23, 2014 WHEELING — One of West Virginia’s greatest business success stories, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, is joining the parade of drug companies and medical device makers that are moving their corporate... more »»



July 23, 2014 Judith Ann Vensel Wallace, 68, of Wheeling, passed away at Liza’s Place on Monday, July 21, 2014, after enduring a long battle against cancer with fortitude, grace and courage. more »»


July 23, 2014 Thelma Belle Thomas Ash, 84, of Alma, went to the arms of her Savior on July 19, 2014. Thelma was born January 27, 1930, the first child of Emery Ervin Thomas and Carrie Augusta Wildman Thoma. more »»


July 23, 2014 Riley D. McGee, 82, of Colliers, WV, passed away on Monday. Visitation on Thursday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and again Friday, 10 a.m. until Funeral Service at 11 a.m. at the James Funeral Home, Follansbee. more »»


July 23, 2014 Betty J. Arick, 86, of Barnesville passed away Monday in Cambridge. Graveside service Friday 1 p.m. in Crestview Cemetery. Arrangements by Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home. more »»


July 23, 2014 Jeri Brown, 73, of Powhatan Point, Ohio, passed away. Visitation Friday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. funeral service. Bauknecht-Altmeyer Powhatan Point, Ohio. more »»


Second Open House Set for Lover’s Lane

July 24, 2014 Steubenville City Engineer Michael Dolak, the Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission and the Ohio Department of Transportation will host a second open house today to present... more »»

Fun Fair Draws Hundreds

July 24, 2014 With yellow balloons and bags of school supplies in hand, hundreds of families in Marshall County attended the 14th Annual Back to School Fun Fair Wednesday at the former West Virginia Penitentiary... more »»

United Way Gets $3,600 Donation From West Fest

July 24, 2014 The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley was recently presented a check in the amount of $3,600 from donations collected at the 18th annual Plaza West Fest held July 9 in St. Clairsville. more »»

FitzGerald Eyes Severance Tax

July 24, 2014 Democrat Ohio gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald believes Ohio shouldn’t have a set oil and gas severance tax, but rather each energy company should pay a rate largely based on how many state... more »»

Mystery Trip Lands Visitors at Mound

July 24, 2014 Boarding a van Tuesday morning, Gilmer County residents Doris Norman and Dotty Kendig had no idea they would end up at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Comple. more »»


Ormet Power Rates Critical

July 23, 2014 Half the equation the Ormet Corp.’s new owner needs to solve to get the Hannibal aluminum plant back in operation appears to be in place. Aluminum prices are on the upswing. more »»

Support Research On Coal Industry

July 23, 2014 State governments simply cannot have the clout federal officials do in funding important research initiatives. more »»

School Resource Officers Valuable

July 23, 2014 Ohio County Board of Education members are wise to retain a school resource officer program, even as federal funding for it dries up. more »»

Environment Not Always a Concern

July 23, 2014 When news contains complaints from corporate entities that government restrictions on their activities are not based in scientific fact, are unnecessarily expensive, could force companies to stop... more »»

Refining Exotic Animals List

July 22, 2014 Like some animals, politicians can be very territorial. As West Virginians have learned, that can be counterproductive. more »»

Local Columns

Sometimes, We Do Disservice By Attempts to Help Others

July 23, 2014 I, like many in my generation, were blessed with parents from America’s greatest generation. more »»

Wild But Not So Wonderful?

July 20, 2014 Apparently, West Virginia is far from almost heaven. That’s how some folks from WalletHub, a company that offers various types of financial advice, feel. more »»

A Star Encounter and the Rebirth of Centre Market

July 20, 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 »»

Another Major League Baseball Multi-Trip Is in the Books

July 20, 2014 Another Major League Baseball season is history, or at least those multi-trips involving the Uniglobe Baseball Club have ended for the season. more »»

Republicans Unable to Admit America Has Changed

July 20, 2014 Republicans often ask, “Why do Democrats hate America?” That question is usually based on the interpretation that policies that Republicans disagree with are socialist, or maybe even Marxist or... more »»


Who Has the Best Women Golfers in World?

July 24, 2014 OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The inaugural International Crown is unique for what it isn’t. more »»

Holgorsen: Trickett Key to WVU Resurgence

July 23, 2014 DALLAS — Dana Holgorsen is looking for a resurgence in West Virginia University’s football program this year — and it all starts with quarterback Clint Tricket. more »»

Courts Ready For West Virginia Open

July 23, 2014 WHEELING — The West Virginia Open tennis tournament will be played at the Oglebay and Hilltop courts, beginning Friday. more »»

Rory McIlroy Posied To Be Golf’s Next Big Star

July 23, 2014 HOYLAKE, England — Golf has been looking for the next big star the last five years, and Rory McIlroy is the most obvious candidate. more »»

OVAC All-Stars Build Legacy

July 23, 2014 WHEELING — There has been a lot of talk this week about whether or not the OVAC All-Star game still matters. more »»

W.Va. News

W.Va. airport may claim sovereign immunity in suit

July 23, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Charleston's airport could claim sovereign immunity in a lawsuit saying the airport was partly to blame for a tap-water contaminating chemical spill. more »»

Police in W.Va. seek suspects in horse strangling

July 23, 2014 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia are looking for those responsible for tying a tow rope around the neck of a horse that later died. more »»

Feds commit to health studies on spilled chemical

July 23, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal health officials will conduct more animal studies on the chemicals that spilled into West Virginia's largest drinking water supply in January. more »»

Park Service assesses impact of W.Va. attractions

July 23, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Four National Park Service attractions in West Virginia drew a total of 1. more »»

Putnam County water playground has crowding issue

July 23, 2014 HURRICANE, W.Va. (AP) — A Putnam County water playground's popularity has become a crowding issue. more »»

Ohio News

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

July 23, 2014 FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona officials say a murderer who was sentenced to death has died nearly two hours after his execution started. more »»

Cops: Ohio man from NY killed wife in 1995

July 23, 2014 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say the case of two murder victims who went unidentified for 19 years has been cracked with the arrest of a 70-year-old Ohio man accused of killing his wife. more »»

Governor helps kick off 161st Ohio State Fair

July 23, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The annual Ohio State Fair has kicked off in Columbus. more »»

Man found dead may have fallen down garbage chute

July 23, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police official says a man found dead at a Lorain County landfill may have fallen down a five- or six-story garbage chute at Progressive Field in Cleveland and landed in... more »»

$148 million metal research center set for Detroit

July 23, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — A fall opening of the Detroit headquarters for a federally funded metals research program was announced Wednesday. more »»

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