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Benwood May Do Own Bridge Work

December 20, 2014 BENWOOD — A significant investment at the Benwood Industrial Park could give officials the financial means to take down the section of the Bellaire Bridge that looms over the city. more »»


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Benwood May Do Own Bridge Work

December 20, 2014 BENWOOD — A significant investment at the Benwood Industrial Park could give officials the financial means to take down the section of the Bellaire Bridge that looms over the city. more »»

Sights Set On 2016?

December 20, 2014 CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey may have his eyes on the Governor’s Mansion in 2016. more »»

Down to The Shopping Wire

December 20, 2014 NEW YORK — Despite an early start, sales figures show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season. Sales rose 1.8 percent from No. more »»

Obama Blames Hack On N. Korea

December 20, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the U.S. more »»

EPA Sets Standards for Coal Ash

December 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous... more »»



December 20, 2014 Melissa (Cheffy) Doan, 55, of Barnesville, Ohio, passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014, at her home. She was born on December 10, 1959, in Wheeling, W.Va. more »»


December 20, 2014 Genevieve Gryskevich of Weirton died Dec. 18, 2014. Visitation Sunday 1-4 p.m., Steel & Wolfe, Weirton. Funeral Monday 10 a.m., Sacred Heart of Mary Church. more »»


December 20, 2014 William “Paul” Wolverton, 89, of New Matamoras, Ohio, died Thursday, December 18, at the Genesis Health Care, New Martinsville Center. He was born, January 14, 1925, in West Union, W.Va. more »»


December 20, 2014 Edward Joseph Druschel, 86, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014, in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. more »»


December 20, 2014 Evangelist Franklin D. R. Love, 76, of Summerfield, Ohio, died Dec. 19, 2014. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Monday, with services at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio. more »»


Deputy Clerk ‘Jury Voice’ Henke Retires

December 20, 2014 The gravelly voice on the phone that for more than two decades informed Ohio County residents of their call to jury duty has retired. more »»

New Brewpub’s Soft Open Not a Hard Sell

December 20, 2014 Those looking to quench their thirsts can now do so by enjoying a “McColloch’s Wheat” or a “Panhandle Pale Ale,” as the Wheeling Brewing Co. now makes fresh beer on site in Centre Market. more »»

Environmental Group Honors JMHS Teacher

December 20, 2014 A national environmental organization applauded John Marshall High School teacher Mark Swiger for his efforts to turn Marshall County Schools “gree. more »»

Judge Denies Bond Revocation for Ex-Corrections Officer

December 20, 2014 Circuit Judge James Mazzone denied a prosecutor’s request to revoke bond for a former juvenile corrections officer accused of sexual contact with an inmate, despite evidence showing the woman has... more »»

Registered Sex Offender Facing Child Pornography Charges

December 20, 2014 State Police on Friday arrested registered sex offender Bernie George Baier for possession of child pornography. Troopers arrived at Baier’s 126 1/2 14th St., Wheeling, residence about 7 a.m. more »»


Prevailing Wage Law Too Costly

December 20, 2014 There is not much argument against the idea that contractors for public works projects in West Virginia ought to pay workers the wage rates prevailing in their areas. more »»

Curbing Tobacco Use in West Virginia

December 20, 2014 West Virginia is not alone in how state officials abuse class-action lawsuits. more »»

Lawmakers Right To Say No to Bill

December 19, 2014 Hundreds of provisions worth billions of dollars to small groups of Americans were included in the $1.1 trillion spending bill approved by Congress a few days ago. more »»

Hold Officials Accountable

December 19, 2014 Small town officials often complain about the jungle of state and federal regulations they must navigate to do the public’s business. more »»

Attack Makes Need To Win Crystal Clear

December 19, 2014 If peace-loving people throughout the world needed any more evidence Islamic terrorists must be wiped out, it came this week. more »»

Local Columns

Bring Us Budget Surpluses, Santa

December 20, 2014 Eric Holder has promised me he will not attempt to force me to divulge my source, leaving me free once again this year to reveal the contents of some of the many letters received by Santa Claus. more »»

A House Full Of Children

December 20, 2014 My father loved Christma. more »»

What Does He Think Of W.Va.?

December 14, 2014 One suspects MIT?economist Jonathan Gruber did not advise state officials that West Virginians are stupid. more »»

Show Some Respect for Land of Free, Brave

December 14, 2014 At a time when the media are constantly pointing out social, political and ideological divisions in America, most of us can agree on uniting around the larger meaning of our nation and the... more »»

Writing Class Is Part of ‘Paws for a Cause’ at High School

December 14, 2014 John Marshall High School this year is offering for the first time a professional writing class, and in addition to writing press releases, creating pamphlets, brochures and newsletters, the 17... more »»


Shorthanded Nailers Fall to Greenville, 1-0

December 20, 2014 WHEELING — Stopping short of making excuses but keeping everything in perspective, a 1-0 loss Friday night wasn’t the worst thing imaginable for Wheeling Nailers coach Clark Donatelli. more »»

Park’s Briella Taylor Heads 19th All-Valley Team

December 20, 2014 Briella Taylor — Captain Wheeling Park When it comes to an athlete’s senior season, especially as it begins to wind down, they know it might be the final time they will have a chance to put on that... more »»

Jets Rule Monarchs

December 20, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Union Local could not have asked for a much better start to its seaso. more »»

Monroe Coasts To 69-55 Victory

December 20, 2014 BARNESVILLE — Despite a 3-1 start, Monroe Central head coach Lou “Scooter” Tolzda isn’t quite sure about his team yet. more »»

Dons Have Five in Double Figures In Win Against Steub. Catholic

December 20, 2014 WEIRTON — Madonna broke open a close game midway through the third quarter with a 16-5 run and went on to a 63-49 home-opening win last night over Steubenville Catholic Central in the Dube Dom. more »»

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Ho Hos and To-Do Lists

December 2, 2014 Ho, ho, ho! Mmm... Hostess HoHos. ... Oh man, I’m the hostess for that party next weekend. more »

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