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Top Cop Off the Job in McMechen

August 23, 2014 McMECHEN — Citing “philosophical reasons,” McMechen Mayor Gregg Wolfe on Friday confirmed David Robinson will no longer serve as police chief for the cit. more »»

 
 
 

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Top Cop Off the Job in McMechen

August 23, 2014 McMECHEN — Citing “philosophical reasons,” McMechen Mayor Gregg Wolfe on Friday confirmed David Robinson will no longer serve as police chief for the cit. more »»

W.Va. Eyes Tough 2016

August 23, 2014 CHARLESTON — With the state facing a possible $100 million budget shortfall come next July, the question of cutting spending or raising taxes could soon be a real issue for lawmakers. For now, Gov. more »»

Mountain State Seeks Royalties From Under the River

August 23, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — The state of West Virginia is seeking to allow natural gas drilling on state-owned land that rests under the Ohio River, according to a legal notice published Friday. more »»

Going Over The Edge for Charity

August 23, 2014 WHEELING — Still feeling the adrenaline rush from going over the edge of the Stone Center building on Friday, Martins Ferry resident Don Feenerty described his rappelling experience as “amazing. more »»

Marshall Schools Get Gold Stars for Green Effort

August 23, 2014 SHERRARD — Even the new kindergarten students at Hilltop Elementary School in Sherrard know its “not easy being green,” but their school and Cameron High School both have achieved “green ribbons”... more »»

Obituaries

VIRGINIA BONFINI

August 23, 2014 Virginia M. Bonfini, 88, of Township Road 9, Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, West Virginia. more »»

GRACE WOOFTER

August 23, 2014 Grace L. Woofter, 66, of Porter Falls, WV, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 20, 2014 surrounded by loving family at her home after a lengthy illness of AL. more »»

IDA VELTRI

August 23, 2014 Ida Veltri, 82, of Weirton, passed away Friday. Visitation Sunday 4-8 p.m. at Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton. Mass 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weirton. more »»

JAMES MOSES

August 23, 2014 James E. Moses, 88, died Friday, August 22, 2014. A memorial will be scheduled at a future date. Arrangements by Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton, WV. more »»

JOSEPH DROSIEKO

August 23, 2014 Joseph J. Drosieko, 88, of Wheeling, WV, died Thursday, August 21, 2014. Arrangements are pending at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling. more »»

Community

Police Dog Dux Ends Career With K-9 Unit

August 23, 2014 Wheeling police dog Dux retired Friday after four years on the job. Fellow officers and others attended a farewell party for Dux, who is retiring due to health issue. more »»

Fire Department Works to Solve Hydrant Issues

August 23, 2014 The Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department has been through quite a bit in the last two weeks. more »»

Motorists Urged to Use Caution When Encountering Buses

August 23, 2014 School district transportation directors are reminding motorists to be on alert when they encounter a school bus. more »»

Second Man Arrested in Fight That Left Two Concussed

August 23, 2014 Another man was arrested Thursday in connection to an Aug. 16 fight in Marshall County that left two people with concussions. Matthew Frank Smith, 24, of 1117 Fort Henry Ave. more »»

Man Allegedly Hurt Kids, Threatened to Kill Family

August 23, 2014 Chadwrick Gearald Novel of Proctor was arrested Thursday for allegedly hurting his children while trying to prevent them from leaving and threatening to get a gun and kill his family. more »»

Wheeling's Comprehensive Plan

Download Wheeling's Draft Comprehensive Plan

August 22, 2014 Click the link to view and download the city's draft 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 »»

Comprehensive Plan to Get a Closer Look

June 27, 2014 After getting to see changes made to the draft for Wheeling’s updated comprehensive plan, members of the comprehensive plan steering committee decided on Thursday to do some editing of their own to... more »»

City’s Comprehensive Plan Still Work in Progress

May 23, 2014 Members of Wheeling’s comprehensive plan steering committee agreed Thursday the document is nowhere close to ready for presentation to the city’s Planning Commission. more »»

First Draft Is In

March 20, 2014 After months of meetings and public brainstorming sessions, Wheeling officials are finally getting a sneak peek at what the city’s new comprehensive plan will look like, as its consultant has... more »»

Editorials

Don’t Stop With Craft Breweries

August 23, 2014 Technology has revolutionized the way companies — including very small ones — do business. more »»

Getting Wheeling Public Involved

August 23, 2014 Wheeling City Council members, representatives of the police department and other local officials make time regularly to attend public meetings such as those of Neighborhood Watch groups. more »»

Address Flooding On National Road

August 22, 2014 It says something about flooding of a section of National Road in Wheeling that one business owner has sand bags ready to keep the water out of his facility. more »»

Keeping Americans Out of Terrorist Ranks

August 22, 2014 Americans have gone abroad on their own to fight for many causes during our nation’s history. more »»

Set Priorities In Steubenville

August 21, 2014 Steubenville City Council members find themselves in an unenviable position. Within the next few years, municipal government expenses are expected to outpace revenue. more »»

Local Columns

Tapping the Youth Vote in W.Va.

August 23, 2014 If you’re a West Virginian 20-24 years old, you are nearly three times as likely to be unemployed as your neighbor in the 45-54 age group. But hey, no worries, it’ll get better, right? Not muc. more »»

Counting Your Blessings

August 23, 2014 It was an amazing sight. Something we had never seen before. An immense white cloud formed in the eastern sky Wednesday as dusk settled over our home. more »»

Keep True Monsters Behind Bars

August 17, 2014 Many years ago a county jail inmate telephoned me to insist I write a story about his civil rights being violated. more »»

Fighting Back Against President’s War on Coal

August 17, 2014 Since coming to Congress in 2011, I’ve been a leading voice against the harmful impacts of President Obama’s War on Coal. more »»

Helping Heroes In Moundsville

August 17, 2014 Jeremy Harrison, the founder of Helping Heroes in Moundsville, is a person who works on behalf of his fellow military veterans. more »»

Sports

Cavaliers Get Love, But Have None for Wiggins

August 23, 2014 By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS — The wait is almost ove. more »»

J-Hay Powers Pirates

August 23, 2014 MILWAUKEE — Josh Harrison homered, doubled, singled and drove in a career-high five runs, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 Friday nigh. more »»

Weir Falls In Season Opener

August 23, 2014 WEIRTON — The Fairmont Senior girls’ soccer team controlled the ball for the majority of its game against Weir, and the Polar Bears capitalized on all of their time in possession of the ball by... more »»

Scott, Tringale Tied for Lead at Barclays

August 23, 2014 By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer PARAMUS, N.J. — Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year — a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title. more »»

Steelers Rattled After Dismal Loss

August 23, 2014 By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have just over two weeks to get ready for the regular season. At the moment, it hardly looks like enough time. more »»

W.Va. News

Board: Planning info needed in W.Va. spill probe

August 22, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Regulators ordered a water company under investigation for its chemical spill response to produce emergency plans and information potentially protected by anti-terrorism laws. more »»

Man hit, killed by train in southern W.Va.

August 22, 2014 RODERFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police say a man was killed when he was struck by a Norfolk Southern train on a bridge in McDowell County. more »»

US rig count down 17 to 1,896

August 22, 2014 HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. more »»

Demolition to start at Huntington housing complex

August 22, 2014 HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Demolition is expected to start next week at a Huntington public housing complex. more »»

Ohio News

Fire damages Ohio grain elevator; no injuries

August 22, 2014 EVENDALE, Ohio (AP) — Fire at a grain elevator in suburban Cincinnati has caused heavy damage. more »»

Ohio baby sitter pleads guilty to raping 4 kids

August 22, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman charged with sexually assaulting four children she baby-sat over several years was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of rape. more »»

Passenger charged in pre-flight cellphone dispute

August 22, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland authorities say a traveler who refused to turn off his cellphone and fought with flight attendants as a plane taxied for takeoff has been jailed and charged with aggravate... more »»

Passenger charged for pre-flight cellphone dispute

August 22, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland authorities say a Maryland traveler who refused to turn off his cellphone and fought with flight attendants as a plane taxied for takeoff has been jailed and charged with... more »»

Police arrest man on plane after cellphone dispute

August 22, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say a Maryland traveler who refused to turn off his cellphone and fought with flight attendants as a plane taxied for takeoff was jailed pending disorderly conduct... more »»

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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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