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Dog Racing Becoming A Thing of the Past

February 1, 2015 WHEELING — A report commissioned by the Legislature to study greyhound racing in West Virginia paints a picture of an industry long past its prime whose benefit to the state no longer justifies the... more »»


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Dog Racing Becoming A Thing of the Past

February 1, 2015 WHEELING — A report commissioned by the Legislature to study greyhound racing in West Virginia paints a picture of an industry long past its prime whose benefit to the state no longer justifies the... more »»

Drilling, Pipeline Accidents Taking Toll

February 1, 2015 WHEELING — The ATEX Express pipeline explosion that burned nearly 24,000 barrels of ethane in Brooke County last week is the latest in a series of explosions, fires, leaks and other accidents across... more »»

Over the past five years, the Ohio Valley has seen at least 21 drilling or pipeline-related accidents

February 1, 2015 WHEELING — From an explosion at a Marshall County well site in June 2010 to the Jan. more »»

Race Proceeds To Benefit Breast Cancer Patients

February 1, 2015 WHEELING — Proceeds from the 2015 Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic Run and Walk will help local breast cancer patients stay in shape and maintain their dignity as they battle the disease. more »»

Locals Get Head Start on Spring

February 1, 2015 WHEELING — For those thinking about building a new home, renovating an existing dwelling or just wanting to add some finishing touches to their abode, the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce Home and... more »»



February 1, 2015 Evelyn R. Wood, 85, of Shadyside, OH, died Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the Valley Hospice South’s Liza’s Place in Wheeling, West Virginia. more »»


February 1, 2015 Eleanor Irene (Miller) Marsh, 92, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Friday, January 30, 2015, in Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheelin. more »»


February 1, 2015 Doris Jean Cain Ballauri, 87, of Moundsville, WV died Friday, January 30, 2015, in Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV. She was born April 9, 1927, in Moundsville, the daughter of the late Clarence H. more »»


February 1, 2015 Lillian Leettia Hall Brown, 61, of Martins Ferry, OH, died Friday January 30, 2015, in OVMC, Wheeling. She was born August 4, 1953, in Wheeling, WV, the daughter of the late Charles W. and Helen W. more »»


February 1, 2015 Florence Patterson Meneely, 95, of Bethany passed away Friday January 30, 2015, at home. She was born October 3, 1919, to the late Willie T. and Flora Cheuvrant Patterso. more »»


Company’s Tools Have Shaped World History

February 1, 2015 WHEELING — From picks and mattocks used by U.S. more »»

Wheeling Hospital Performs Record Number of Flu Tests

February 1, 2015 WHEELING — The severity of the current flu season is evidenced daily at Wheeling Hospital, where a record number of flu tests were conducted in December. more »»

Love During War Time: The Wedding of W.Va.’s First Governor

February 1, 2015 Arthur I. Boreman became West Virginia’s first governor on June 20, 1863. more »»

Felony Endangerment Filed in Death of Toddler

January 31, 2015 A felony child endangerment charge was filed Friday by Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin against a Mingo Junction mother whose child was found dead on Wednesday. more »»

Reps. McKinley, Johnson Vote For LNG Imports

January 31, 2015 Reps. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, believe encouraging liquefied natural gas exports will create even more economic growth in the Marcellus and Utica shale fields. more »»


Give Teachers Chance to Shine

February 1, 2015 Many good, dedicated educators in West Virginia chafe under the crushing weight of state and federal rules telling them how to do their job. more »»

Preventing Serial Child Abuse, Neglect

February 1, 2015 How many times have we read or heard the same horrifying, sad story??It upset us again last week, when a 2-year-old child was found dead in his home in Mingo Junctio. more »»

Pats on the Back:

February 1, 2015 -- To local residents who braved the bad weather to donate blood during the annual American Red Cross Ohio Valley Media Blood Donor Day event last Monday at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. more »»

Protect Unborn Victims of Drugs

January 31, 2015 Most pregnant women in our area cannot imagine being so addicted to a drug that they continue using it despite knowing the enormous risk that entails for both them and their babies. more »»

Don’t Limit Cold, Allergy Medicine

January 31, 2015 West Virginia legislators, both Democrats and Republicans, have done the right thing for their constituents in rejecting calls during recent years that they limit access to medicine for cold and... more »»

Local Columns

Real Change May Be In The Works

February 1, 2015 These are exciting times. Really. For one reason or another, a lot more people seem willing to think outside the proverbial box — to try things that were taboo for generations. more »»

Marshall School Board Should Cut Levy Rate

February 1, 2015 This commentary reflects the contents of a memorandum letter recently submitted to the superintendent of the Marshall County Board of Education and its five elected members. more »»

Bats in the Theater; A Rocking Doctor; and Cops

February 1, 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 »»

Reynolds Memorial Hospital Future, Past Are Discussed

February 1, 2015 Reynolds Memorial Hospital has been a part of the Glen Dale community for 115 years, during which time there have been numerous changes at the facility, including the opening of the current hospita... more »»

Immunization Bill Is Improvement

January 31, 2015 Most people ought to have their children immunized against certain diseases, including measles, mumps, etc. That’s one issue on which the science really is settle. more »»


Eagles Drop 17-Point Lead

February 1, 2015 NEW MARTINSVILLE—Coming into Saturday’s game, Greater Beckley Christian had played two games in two days, posting wins in both and Magnolia was coming off a win against a tough Trinity team in its... more »»

WVU Tops Texas Tech 77-58

February 1, 2015 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — One game after Texas Tech set a Big 12 record for fewest points scored, West Virginia’s full-court press gave the Red Raiders fits. Devin Williams scored 18 points and N. more »»

‘Press’ Virginia Wins by Annoying Opponents

February 1, 2015 MORGANTOWN — Imagine, if you will, you’re walking down the street and someone you don’t know comes up to you. They won’t leave you alon. more »»

Ferry Best Small School in the Pool

February 1, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — A ‘‘gut feeling.’’ That’s what Martins Ferry head coach Nick Levi had in the moments leading up to the start of Saturday’s Bill Brubaker OVAC Swimming Championships. more »»

Cadets All In To Beat River

February 1, 2015 WHEELING — If Linsly Head Coach Maggie Allison were to have handed out game balls following her Cadets’ huge victory over River Saturday afternoon, the first-year mentor may have run out of them. more »»

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