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Drilling Cutbacks Drag Down Job Growth

May 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — Hammered by cheaper oil, drilling firms have laid off workers and dragged job growth lower in states from Texas to North Dakota. more »»


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Drilling Cutbacks Drag Down Job Growth

May 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — Hammered by cheaper oil, drilling firms have laid off workers and dragged job growth lower in states from Texas to North Dakota. more »»

Developer: Natural Gas Can Replace Coal, But Not Jobs

May 28, 2015 WHEELING — Murray Energy officials cited the “increased use of natural gas in the Ohio Valley area to generate electricity” as one of the reasons for eliminating more than 750 coal mining jobs in... more »»

Stream Rules Criticized

May 28, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands — and the drinking water of 117 million Americans — are being criticized by Republicans and far... more »»

Police Chief: Don’t Let False Alarm Fee Proposal Drop

May 28, 2015 WHEELING — It’s been two months since Wheeling City Council’s Rules Committee tabled a proposed false alarm fee, but there’s been little noise on the issue of late. more »»

Retired City Employee Seeks 6th Ward Wheeling Council Seat

May 28, 2015 WHEELING — After more than 30 years as a city employee, Dave Palmer believes he has the experience needed to serve Wheeling in a different capacity: As a member of City Council representing the 6th... more »»



May 28, 2015 Darlene Ann King McMannis, 78, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2015, in Wheeling Hospital. She was born in Wheeling, WV, on August 16, 1936, daughter of the late Mildred Stone King. more »»


May 28, 2015 Genevieve Parker, 86, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the Ohio Valley Medical Center. more »»


May 28, 2015 David A. Baker, 47, of Beallsville died Monday, May 25, 2015, near his home as the result of a tree trimming accident. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville. more »»


May 28, 2015 Annlee Piatt Cadegan, 86, of Toronto passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Trinity West Medical Center, Steubenville. Visitation 3-7 Friday at the Clarke Funeral, Toronto. more »»


May 28, 2015 Ronald Thomas Lucarelli, 57, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Monday, May 25, 2015, at Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, WV. more »»


Challenge Offers Way to Celebrate W.Va. Statehood

May 28, 2015 As the state of West Virginia celebrates 152 years of statehood on June 20, residents will have an opportunity to explore Wheeling’s history as part of the annual Challenge Wheeling team scavenger... more »»

Famous Canine Helps Wheeling Children Learn Smoking is Not ‘Joe Cool’

May 28, 2015 Passersby may have noticed a giant dog statue in front of Madison Elementary School on Wednesday. more »»

Brooke Names New Superintendent

May 28, 2015 After months of searching, the Brooke County Board of Education on Tuesday selected Toni Paesano-Schute to take over as superintendent for the district. more »»

Steubenville Council OKs Pay Raises

May 28, 2015 Steubenville City Council approved a change to the city’s employee table of organization Tuesday night that gives 2. more »»

Marshall County CVB Works To Bring Historical Attractions to Life

May 28, 2015 Marshall County has a rich history, with many historic sites available for curious locals and travelers alike. more »»


Impact on GDP, Electric Critical

May 28, 2015 Critics of President Barack Obama’s climate change initiatives have tended to focus on the devastation they already are wreaking to the beleaguered coal industry. more »»

Rethinking Plan To Defeat Islamic State

May 28, 2015 U.S. officials should rethink how military assets are being used in the fight against Islamic State terrorists, President Barack Obama said Monda. more »»

Making Roads Safer in Ohio

May 27, 2015 “Distracted driving” by those using cell phones —often for texting or other activities requiring them to take one or both hands off the wheel — causes a substantial number of traffic accident. more »»

Veterans Agency Sets Waste Record

May 27, 2015 There are several possible reasons why a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital being built in Aurora, Colo., is being termed the biggest construction boondoggle in the agency’s history. more »»

Repairing Pool In McMechen

May 27, 2015 Especially in riverfront communities, public swimming pools are more than nice recreational offerings. more »»

Local Columns

Plan Will Use Antiquated Rules to Hamper Internet

May 26, 2015 Those of a certain age can easily remember the telephone in our parents’ or grandparents’ homes — it was black and it had a rotary dialer and a short cord so you could never have a private... more »»

U.S. Energy Policy Makes No Sense

May 24, 2015 How crazy is U.S. energy policy? Try this: More than one-fourth of the oil we use in this country comes from other nations. more »»

Wheeling Man’s Warnings About Vietnam Ignored

May 24, 2015 On this Memorial Day, let me share a true revelation about that totally unnecessary and disastrous fiasco in Vietnam and a man who called it correctl. more »»

Plans Being Made for Four Seasons Pool Improvements

May 24, 2015 The Four Seasons Pool is in need of a major renovation and the Moundsville Parks and Recreation Board and city council will be asking the citizens for ideas and suggestions to improve the conditions... more »»

Controversial Ruling Was Right

May 23, 2015 For many years, West Virginia Supreme Court justices were accused of legislating from the bench. more »»


Park Downs Morgantown

May 28, 2015 WHEELING — For the second straight season, the Wheeling Park baseball team is headed down to the Charleston to compete in the West Virginia state tournamen. more »»

Patriots Ousted At Tourney

May 28, 2015 VIENNA—All good things must come to an end at some point. more »»

Bishops Headed To The ‘Big Dance’

May 28, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — For the past four seasons, whether it be football, basketball or baseball, Bishop Donahue’s seniors have been on the brink of making it to the “Big Dance” before barely missing another... more »»

Central Girls Still Alive

May 28, 2015 VIENNA—It was not exactly where they wanted to be today but Rick Magruder and the Wheeling Central softball team are still alive. more »»

Tigers Maul Leesburg Fairfield 7-1

May 28, 2015 PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Shadyside hadn’t been to the regional softball tournament in 25 years. more »»

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My Hole-y Life

May 4, 2015 For months we have seen the wrath that winter has taken on our roads and hillsides. The constant freeze and thaw of winter wreaked havoc, creating craters in roads. more »

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