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No One Hurt In Tanks Fire at Armstrong Pad in Marshall County

April 1, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — It took firefighters about 30 minutes to extinguish a fire that consumed four to five storage tanks at Gastar’s Armstrong Pad in Marshall County this morning. more »»


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No One Hurt In Tanks Fire at Armstrong Pad in Marshall County

April 1, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — It took firefighters about 30 minutes to extinguish a fire that consumed four to five storage tanks at Gastar’s Armstrong Pad in Marshall County this morning. more »»

Ethics Hearing for Former West Liberty University President Capehart Postponed Until June 29

April 1, 2015 WEST?LIBERTY?— Citing the availability of a witness and ongoing settlement negotiations, the West Virginia Ethics Commission has postponed former West Liberty University president Robin Capehart’s... more »»

SS. James & John School in Benwood to Close For at Least Two Weeks

April 1, 2015 BENWOOD — Students at SS. James and John School in Benwood are without classrooms for at least two weeks — and maybe longer — after Monday’s fire at St. John Catholic Church adjacent to the school. more »»

Oak Glen Players' Kidnap Prank Alerts N.C. Police

April 1, 2015 NEW CUMBERLAND — A group of Oak Glen High School baseball players were stopped Sunday by police who thought they had been kidnapped, a police official said. more »»

Oil Production at Record Pace in 2014

April 1, 2015 WHEELING — Partially due to the condensate drillers are pumping from Marcellus and Utica shale wells, U.S. more »»



April 1, 2015 James L. Thompson, 92, of Barnesville passed away Monday. Visitation Thursday, 4-8 p.m., Campbell-Plumly- Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville. Services 11 a.m. Friday. more »»


April 1, 2015 Timothy Lee Dixon, 57, of Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV. He was born May 18, 1957, in Wheeling, WV, son of P.J. more »»


April 1, 2015 Marie Ann Foltin, 75, of St. Clairsville, OH, died Tuesday. Visitation Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service at noon at Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home, St. Clairsville. more »»


April 1, 2015 Tayvan Hopkins, 62, of Wheeling passed away Monday, March 30, 2015, at Wheeling Hospital. Arrangements are being handled by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Wheeling. more »»


April 1, 2015 Candy Sue Groves, 48, of Weirton, WV, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015. No visitation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Steel & Wolfe , Inc., Weirton, WV. more »»


Moundsville Meat Thief Arrested After Warrant Issued

April 1, 2015 A Bellaire man accused of stealing more than $1,400 in meat and seafood from the Moundsville Kroger turned himself in Monday morning, according to Moundsville police. more »»

Grandview Road Fire Spreads to Park in Moundsville

April 1, 2015 A garbage fire which started at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday destroyed a Moundsville man’s shed before high winds spread the flames into nearby woods and, eventually, into Grand Vue Park’s parking lot. more »»

Marshall County Commission Checks In On Projects

April 1, 2015 The Marshall County Commission caught up with several ongoing projects Tuesday morning, renewing their participation with the Northern Panhandle HOME Consortium and touching base with various... more »»

Board Proceeds With Superintendent Search in Wellsburg

April 1, 2015 The Brooke County Board of Education has recruited the West Virginia School Board Association to aid in seeking a new superintendent. more »»

Beallsville High Students Touring Monroe, River Schools

April 1, 2015 Fifty-six students from Beallsville High School were scheduled to tour Monroe Central High School Tuesday morning and to have lunch there before going to River High in the afternoon, according to a... more »»


Obama Gets Free Rein on Energy

April 1, 2015 President Barack Obama seems determined to deny Americans access to reasonably priced gasoline, natural gas and electricity generated from coal. more »»

Keeping Personal Information Private

April 1, 2015 Many of us have received privacy notices from companies with which we have accounts. Our personal information will be kept private, they assure us. more »»

Improve ARC Impact on W.Va.

April 1, 2015 Sen. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., was among the group of lawmakers who signed on to introduce a bill that would reauthorize the Appalachian Regional Commission for another five years. more »»

Maintaining Our National Park System

April 1, 2015 When Americans want to impress foreign guests, we sometimes take them to national park. more »»

Acting Quickly Against Truancy

March 31, 2015 Early intervention is critical in addressing many problems children have in school. Jefferson County Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Corabi is right to stress it regarding absences from class. more »»

Local Columns

Numbers On Kids Not Good

March 29, 2015 Children who live in poverty face many challenges. Many don’t do as well as their more prosperous peers in school. Many have health problem. more »»

Questions to Ask When Considering a College

March 29, 2015 Before I give advice for choosing a college, I have one caveat to mention. You must understand that not all students want or need a college education. more »»

Speech Team Salute; A Day in Court; and Building Upgrades

March 29, 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 »»

Mestrovic to Lead New Marshall Convention, Visitors Bureau

March 29, 2015 A. Jesse Mestrovic III will assume his duties Wednesday as executive director of the newly certified Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau. more »»

Going Back to Violent Old Days

March 29, 2015 As part of the Baby Boom generation, I grew up on TV and movie Westerns. I still watch them on reruns and DVDs. So imagine my surprise when I watch America turn back the clock to the Wild Wild West. more »»


Wheeling Park Doubles Harrison Behind 12 Strikeouts from Amend

April 1, 2015 WHEELING — One of the most important aspects of sports is to get off to a good start and rely on your defense. more »»

Buckeye Local Softball Powers Past Martins Ferry

April 1, 2015 MARTINS FERRY — Buckeye Local’s softball team has some firepower up and down its order and it was on full display Tuesday. more »»

Barnesville Bats Too Potent for Shadyside

April 1, 2015 BARNESVILLE — Barnesville baseball made its return to Memorial Park a triumphant one. more »»

Brooke's Lombardi Two-Hits Indian Creek

April 1, 2015 MINGO JUNCTION — A superb pitching performance by Mario Lombardi combined with some timely hitting helped Brooke earn a 6-0 baseball victory against Indian Creek on Tuesday at John Muth Field. more »»

Steubenville Catholic Busts Game Open, Tops Weirton Madonna

April 1, 2015 WEIRTON — Ten was the magic number for the second straight da. 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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