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N. Korea Skipping U.N. Meeting

December 22, 2014 UNITED NATIONS — An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. more »»


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N. Korea Skipping U.N. Meeting

December 22, 2014 UNITED NATIONS — An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. more »»

GOP in Charge of Senate — But 2016 Awaits

December 22, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have the Senate majority now and are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill this January. more »»

Police Departments on High Alert After NYPD Killings

December 22, 2014 NEW YORK — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days... more »»

Range Sets Bar Even Higher for Utica Output

December 22, 2014 WHEELING — Just when Utica Shale drillers thought they found huge natural gas wells with the Rice Energy “Bigfoot” well in Belmont County and the Magnum Hunter Winland well in Tyler County, Range... more »»



December 22, 2014 “Together Again” Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Wheeler, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014, in Liza’s Place, Valley Hospice Care Center South, Wheeling, after a long illness. more »»


December 22, 2014 Norma Jean Reed Fleming, 69, of Wheeling, WV, died on Sunday, December 21, 2014 in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling, WV. Friends will be received on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, from 3-7 p.m. more »»


December 22, 2014 William “Phil” Gatti, 87, of St. Clairsville, died Dec. 20. Visitation at Toothman Funeral Home, St. Clairsville, Monday 3-7 p.m. Services 10 a.m. more »»


December 22, 2014 Dale Lude Jr., 78, of Belmont. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Wilson Funeral Home, and Wednesday 10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, St. Clairsville. more »»


December 22, 2014 Margaret F. Whipkey, 81, of Weirton died Friday, December 19. Visitation Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Steel & Wolfe Inc., Weirton. Funeral Tuesday 11 a.m., Weirton Heights Church of Christ. more »»


Vargo: Basketball Games Will Be Played

December 23, 2014 Ohio County Schools Superintendent Dianna Vargo says all middle school basketball games already set between Ohio County’s public, private and parochial schools will be played as she plans to meet... more »»

Drilling OK’d Under Park

December 23, 2014 Moundsville City Council has agreed to allow Chevron to drill for natural gas beneath Valley Fork Park, but officials said residents won’t notice any surface disruption as a result. more »»

You Better Watch Out: Be Mindful of Belongings

December 23, 2014 It may be the season of giving, but local law enforcement officials are warning shoppers against leaving their belongings available to criminals more interested in taking. more »»

Police in Search Of Purse Thief

December 23, 2014 Law enforcement agencies are looking for a man who allegedly snatched a purse from a shopping cart at Big Lots in Bridgeport and stole a vehicle at about 2 p.m. Sunday. more »»

Educators Finalists for W.Va. Professor of the Year

December 23, 2014 Two local educators find themselves on the short list for 2014 West Virginia Professor of the Year honors. more »»


Child’s Rape Was Avoidable

December 23, 2014 Apparently, officials at Trumbull County, Ohio, Children Services were not terribly concerned about Cody Beemer’s conviction for raping a 3-year-old relative. more »»

Outsider Needed At Secret Service

December 23, 2014 Unless the Secret Service is shaken up at the very top, the agency charged with protecting the president and other top officials will not correct problems that threaten its mission, an investigatio... more »»

Enact Charter School Rules

December 22, 2014 Charter schools can be a helpful alternative to public education. more »»

Defenses Against Cyberwar Lacking

December 22, 2014 Members of Congress are eager to provide military hardware to the Pentagon, whether the armed forces want it or not. The recently approved $1. more »»

In-Home Care A Win for All

December 22, 2014 About 5,500 West Virginians probably are saving taxpayers millions of dollars simply by staying at home. more »»

Local Columns

Moral Superiority Has a Price

December 21, 2014 What if you were reasonably certain that by inflicting some pain, physical and psychological, on certain people you could keep children from being murdered? You would not injure anyone... more »»

Make Someone’s Fondest Dream Come True

December 21, 2014 Christmas is an event that has emerged in bits and pieces from out of the mists of antiquity. The tradition of giving gifts at Christmas time dates back to a practice in vogue in pagan Rome. more »»

Actor’s Hometown Bears Some Similarities to Moundsville

December 21, 2014 Indiana, Pa., is like many communities whose permanent population is in the 10,000 to 15,000 range with one exception — that it is the hometown of actor Jimmy Stewar. more »»

Christmas is Here; Changing Landscapes; and Parking

December 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 »»

Try Savings Accounts Where You Can Win Big

December 21, 2014 In a rare display of bipartisanship this month, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the American Savings Promotion Act (HR 3374), following passage in the House in September. more »»


Steelers Punch Ticket

December 22, 2014 By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent two years rebuilding themselves on the fly, a necessary process that frequently looked more erratic than inspirin. more »»

QB Winston Cleared in Conduct Hearing

December 22, 2014 By KAREEM COPELAND Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. more »»

LeBron, Cavaliers Tame Grizzlies

December 22, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James and Kyrie Irving stepped aside and let one of their teammates polish off an opponent. On Sunday, Dion Waiters finished Memphi. more »»

Browns Lose Manziel, Game

December 22, 2014 By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Cleveland Browns are limping to the finish line. more »»

NFL Playoff Picture Becoming Clearer Heading into Final Week

December 22, 2014 By The Associated Press The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both qualified for the NFL playoffs with wins Sunday. Next week, they will play for division titles at home. more »»

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December 22, 2014 Thirty-five years ago when I first began my career here at the newspapers, I was the obituary person for the News-Register. At that time, there was no such thing as emails or fax machines. more »

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