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River Lease Negotiations Continue Six Months Later

April 18, 2015 WHEELING — Six months after Gastar Exploration announced plans to frack for oil and natural gas under the Ohio River, the company still has not finalized the deal that would pay the West Virginia... more »»


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River Lease Negotiations Continue Six Months Later

April 18, 2015 WHEELING — Six months after Gastar Exploration announced plans to frack for oil and natural gas under the Ohio River, the company still has not finalized the deal that would pay the West Virginia... more »»

Rectory Coming Down With Burned Church

April 18, 2015 BENWOOD — After carefully reviewing engineering reports regarding the S. more »»

Central Throws Kids a Pizza Party

April 18, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — While the transition from SS. James and John School in Benwood to the former St. more »»

Beal Appeals Prison Term

April 18, 2015 WHEELING — An Irwin, Pa., man is appealing a one year jail sentence after pleading guilty Friday to a misdemeanor DUI causing death charge. more »»

Common Core Opt-Out Movement Gains Steam

April 18, 2015 ATLANTA — Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. more »»



April 18, 2015 Frank Reed, 100, of Cameron , W.Va passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at home. Family will receive friends Sunday, April 19, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, 39 Maple Ave., Cameron, W. more »»


April 18, 2015 Dale Mason McMahon, 100, of Glen Dale died Wednesday. Visitation Saturday from 9 a.m. until funeral service at 10 a.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, Moundsville. more »»


April 18, 2015 Mary L. Butler, 82, of Barnesville died Thursday. Visitation Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Campbell-Plumly- Milburn, Barnesville. Service Tuesday at 11 a.m. more »»

Funerals Today

April 18, 2015 George Baxter — 1 p.m., Grisell Funeral Home, New Martinsville. Nancy Boury — 10 a.m., St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling. Irene Campbell — 11 a.m., St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, Colerai. more »»

Today in History

April 18, 2015 Today is Saturday, April 18, the 108th day of 2015. There are 257 days left in the year. more »»


Convicted Sex Offender Accused Again in Moundsville

April 18, 2015 A convicted Marshall County sex offender stands accused of an additional six offenses, as he nears his projected release date from a prison sentence set in 2009. more »»

John Marshall Students Help Families of Teens

April 18, 2015 John Marshall High School students are working to raise money for local families dealing with tragedy this mont. more »»

Weirton Woman Arrested, Allegedly Fired Gun at Husband

April 18, 2015 A Weirton woman is in custody after allegedly firing a gun at her husband Thursday morning. Weirton police received a report of shots fired near 146 Liberty Ave. more »»

Wheeling Police Continue Search For Shooting Suspect

April 18, 2015 A Wheeling Island man was treated for non-life threatening wounds Friday morning after being shot in the leg in front his home at 7 S. Penn Street. Wheeling police Sgt. more »»

Ohio Valley Residents Invited to T’ai Chi Day

April 18, 2015 Area residents may participate in World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day on April 25 at Wheeling Hospital’s Howard Long Wellness Center. more »»


Enforce Open Records Law

April 17, 2015 Ohioans should not have to bear the expense and aggravation of going to court to force government officials to comply with the open records law, state Auditor Dave Yost believes. more »»

Collecting Bills In Steubenville

April 17, 2015 Steubenville’s water department cannot afford losses on the scale of the more than $2.2 million in uncollected delinquent accounts during a three-year period. more »»

Adena Mayor Should Quit Post

April 17, 2015 His position as mayor of Adena may be the last thing on Justin Dudzik’s mind right now. more »»

Individual Officers Are Key to Trust

April 17, 2015 It takes just a few rogue cops to make many people — members of racial minority groups in particular — suspicious of all law enforcement officer. more »»

Spending Our Money Efficiently

April 17, 2015 Only five states do a worse job of giving taxpayers return on their investment than West Virginia, according to a recent WalletHub report. more »»

Local Columns

Convincing Democrats to Rebel

April 17, 2015 Sens. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, should be taking Sen. more »»

Let’s Dig In the Dirt

April 17, 2015 I sat looking out at a blue-gray sky filled with streaky white clouds. If I am patient, I will see what I came for at this early evening hour. A few more minutes and it happened. more »»

Newspapers Are Not ‘The Media’

April 12, 2015 Here at the Wheeling News-Register and The Intelligencer, we make our money by selling a single product to readers: trust. more »»

Jail System Should Have Been Rewarded for Progress

April 12, 2015 One basic tenant of all legislative sessions is there are winners and losers. more »»

Rainy Weather Causes Headaches; Summer Plans; and Gas

April 12, 2015 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 »»


Big Eighth Inning Lifts Pirates, 6-3

April 18, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Vance Worley worked six effective innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped out of a lengthy slump to top the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 on Friday night. more »»

North Marion Defeats John Marshall, 5-2

April 18, 2015 GLEN DALE — The North Marion Huskies improved to 4-4 on the season with a 5-2 Friday victory over the John Marshall Monarchs, who dropped to 3-3. more »»

St. Clairsville, Harrison Central Offenses Sold in Softball Pitching Duel

April 18, 2015 CADIZ — With future Division I collegiate pitchers Adrian Smith and Katie Ellzy inside the circle Friday afternoon, many expected a low-scoring pitcher’s duel. Obviously, no one told the St. more »»

Wheeling Central Knights Quickly Beat Magnolia Eagles

April 18, 2015 WHEELING — Sometimes it’s just not the right time to play a particular tea. more »»

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