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Bar Owner: No Control Over Outside Activity

September 24, 2014 WHEELING — Mark Thomas, co-owner of Ye Olde Alpha restaurant and bar, said he is not concerned about the shooting incident that reportedly occurred outside of his establishment last Saturday, callin... more »»


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Bar Owner: No Control Over Outside Activity

September 24, 2014 WHEELING — Mark Thomas, co-owner of Ye Olde Alpha restaurant and bar, said he is not concerned about the shooting incident that reportedly occurred outside of his establishment last Saturday, callin... more »»

Budget Talks Next Month

September 24, 2014 WHEELING — Nearly three months have passed since City Manager Robert Herron issued a series of recommendations to cut more than $800,000 in spending from Wheeling’s budget, with no action by City... more »»

U.S.-Led Coalition Strikes Syrian Targets

September 24, 2014 WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Arab allies launched what leaders declared would be a long and sustained military assault against Islamic State strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and the U.S. more »»

Khorasan Group Is a New Front In Al-Qaida Battle

September 24, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.. more »»

Scouts Hear How Skills Saved a Life

September 24, 2014 WHEELING — Louis Zamperini spent nearly two months adrift in the Pacific Ocean during World War II, and more than four years as a prisoner of war in Japan. more »»



September 24, 2014 David W. Yates, 90, of Weirton, WV, passed away Sunday September 21, 2014. There is no visitation. Arrangements by Steel & Wolfe Inc., Weirton, WV. more »»


September 24, 2014 Sheila Deluca, 58, of Rayland, OH, died Monday. Visitation from 5-9 p.m. Thursday with service immediately following at Borkoski Funeral Home, Tiltonsville. more »»


September 24, 2014 David M. Perilman M.D., age 60, of Butler Twp, OH, passed away on Sept 20, 2014. David was born on Dec 5, 1953, in Martins Ferry, OH, to Dr. William and Marjorie Perilman. more »»


September 24, 2014 Frances “Marlene” Richards, 76, of Weirton, WV, died Tuesday. Visitation Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Steel & Wolfe, Inc., Weirton. Funeral Friday at 10 a.m. more »»


September 24, 2014 Frances “Marlene” Richards, 76, of Weirton, WV, died Tuesday. Visitation Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Steel & Wolfe, Inc., Weirton. Funeral Friday at 10 a.m. more »»


Swiss Hills Teacher Facing Sex Charges

September 24, 2014 A teacher at Swiss Hills Vocational School faces five charges of a sexual nature following her arrest last week. more »»

Easter Seals Center Will Bear New Name

September 24, 2014 The Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center in Wheeling was officially re-christened Tuesday in honor of the late Edouard Ziegler, a longtime supporter of the organization’s efforts to better the lives... more »»

Kids With Asthma: Use Vigilance In Light of Virus

September 24, 2014 The enterovirus EV D68 has been around since 1962, but since children are getting hit harder by the virus this year, public health officials are taking notice. more »»

Rotarians Hear Ihlenfeld Speak on Criminal Current Events

September 24, 2014 Illegal drug activity, public corruption, crimes against children and financial and environmental offenses were just some of the topics U.. more »»

Diabetes Seminar To Be Held At Wheeling Hospital in Oct.

September 24, 2014 Treating diabetes with insulin will be discussed at an Oct. 8 seminar at Wheeling Hospital. The session, “Managing Diabetes: The Next Step,” is being hosted by staff physician Dr. more »»

Wheeling's Comprehensive Plan

Download Wheeling's Draft Comprehensive Plan

September 21, 2014 Click the link to view and download the city's draft Comprehensive Plan. more »»

Updated Zoning Codes High on Priority List

September 21, 2014 WHEELING — The new comprehensive plan being developed in Wheeling may ask city leaders to take a fresh look at the way they view downtown development. more »»

Review Wheeling Plan Regularly

September 15, 2014 Several points in the proposed new comprehensive plan for Wheeling are sensible. If anything, attention to them is overdue. more »»

Plan Focuses on Quality, Not Quantity

September 15, 2014 WHEELING — It’s not your grandfather’s Wheeling anymore. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing, according to a draft of the city’s new comprehensive plan. more »»

Reaction to Plan Comprehensive

September 15, 2014 WHEELING — The public got a chance Monday to take a closer look at city leaders’ vision for the next decade during a pair of meetings on the recently released draft of the city’s new comprehensive... more »»


Ensure U.S. Can Win War

September 24, 2014 When our armed forces go to war — and make no mistake about it, they have — Americans rally in support. more »»

Two-Year Colleges Serve as Models

September 24, 2014 A milestone reached by Eastern Gateway College in Steubenville — along with similar announcements that come on a regular basis from other local two-year institutions — ought to serve as a wakeup... more »»

Reading Scores Cause for Praise

September 23, 2014 Many Ohioans interested in public education quality will make judgments about their own school districts on the basis of letter grades released by the state Department of Education. more »»

Ensure Fire Hydrants Can Be Relied Upon

September 23, 2014 Nearly one-third of the fire hydrants in New Cumberland now bear tags indicating they are out of servic. more »»

Taxpayers Have Earned a Break

September 23, 2014 Few people in Wetzel County can remember the last time voters said no to a tax issue intended to benefit public schools. Community support for education is a tradition there. more »»

Local Columns

Stars Get Away With Violence

September 21, 2014 Perhaps Ray Rice should consider a new career as a movie star or musician. Maybe he could convince Roger Goodell to manage him. more »»

Praying for an End to Drug Epidemic in America

September 21, 2014 Last month we were dealing with the suicide of Robin Williams and the challenges that he may have had with drugs. more »»

Highs and Lows of The Highlands; and Take Cover

September 21, 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 »»

Cameron High School Helping Honor Hundred High Seniors

September 21, 2014 Cameron High School will be hosting both Weirton Madonna and Hundred High Schools on Friday at Dragon Stadium. more »»

Tennant Future Prospects Dim

September 20, 2014 Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., is well on her way to becoming West Virginia’s next U.S. senator. Her campaign is the stuff of which most politicians can only dream. more »»


Gummer Proves He’s Big Time Player

September 23, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE —The saying goes big time players make big time plays in big time games. Malik Gummer showed everyone in the valley Friday why he is a big time player. more »»

Linsly Defeats Magnolia

September 23, 2014 WHEELING—The Linsly boys soccer team scored four goals in the first half and never looked back as they defeated Magnolia by a score of 8-1 in the semi-finals of the 1A/3A OVAC tournament. more »»

WVU’s ‘D’ Ready For Bye Week

September 23, 2014 MORGANTOWN — Tony Gibson admitted his unit didn’t play its best football against No. 4 Oklahoma. more »»

Hawks Rule Over Big Red In Second Half

September 23, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville was unable to respond in the second half. The University and Big Red boys’ soccer teams traded goals in the first half. more »»

Cutch Homers to Lead Pirates to 1-0 Victory

September 23, 2014 ATLANTA — The Pittsburgh Pirates have played three straight 1-0 games, but they’re pitching so well that maybe it doesn’t matter. more »»

W.Va. News

FSU picks politician as next school president

September 23, 2014 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University is hiring powerful state Sen. more »»

Correction: Broadcasting Hall of Fame story

September 23, 2014 HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — In a story Sept. more »»

Ohio man charged in slaying waives extradition

September 23, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man accused of killing a West Virginia teenager will return to Ohio to face a murder charge. more »»

Chesapeake Bay states getting US funding for bay

September 23, 2014 ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials are delivering nearly $10 million in grant money to the Chesapeake Bay states, including hundreds of thousands of dollars to Virginia and West Virginia. more »»

Drillers using more sand, water for W.Va. wells

September 23, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Energy companies are using more water and sand to extract natural gas from the Marcellus shale in Marshall and Ohio counties. more »»

Ohio News

Paper: Pa. natural gas leaks among worst in nation

September 24, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — A newspaper reports Pennsylvania has more than 10,000 miles of dangerously leaky, decades-old natural gas distribution pipes and it could cost $11 billion to replace them all. more »»

Ohio prisons, private vendor, developing new menu

September 23, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's prisons agency is working with the private vendor hired to feed inmates to develop a new menu for the fall and winter, the state said Tuesday as it also announced a... more »»

Prison records: 3 escaped inmates often in trouble

September 23, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The three inmates who briefly escaped from an Ohio prison earlier this month, including a convicted school shooter, all had numerous discipline problems behind bars, according... more »»

$50,000 contract for post-escape prison review

September 23, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will pay corrections consultants $50,000 for their review of security following a prison escape earlier this month. more »»

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,206

September 23, 2014 As of Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at least 2,206 members of the U. more »»

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