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Wheeling Bars Sued in Student's Beating Death

August 29, 2015 WHEELING — The parents of a Wheeling Jesuit University student who suffered fatal injuries in a fight with two other men while walking back to campus in 2013 have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in... more »»


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Wheeling Bars Sued in Student's Beating Death

August 29, 2015 WHEELING — The parents of a Wheeling Jesuit University student who suffered fatal injuries in a fight with two other men while walking back to campus in 2013 have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in... more »»

Weirton Selects New City Manager

August 29, 2015 WEIRTON — The City of Weirton soon will have a new city manager. more »»

Ohio Gas Output Reaches Record

August 29, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Oil is commonly known as black gold, and Rice Energy’s Gold Digger well pumped a prolific 1. more »»

Wheeling Central Football Team Has Home Field Advantage

August 29, 2015 WHEELING — It was the perfect evening for Wheeling Central Catholic High School’s first true home game in its long history. more »»

Report: W.Va. Grads Not Ready for College

August 29, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — A new report says many West Virginia high school graduates are ill-prepared for college. more »»



August 29, 2015 Lucille Francis Aracich, 85, of Wellsburg, WV passed away August 27, 2015 at home. She was born May 30, 1930 in Athens, OH to the late Clark and Vietta Wilison Francis. more »»


August 29, 2015 Christine Cecelia Rodgers, 63, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Weirton, died August 27 2015. Visitation at Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton, on Sunday 1-3 p.m. Funeral services on Monday at 9 a.m. more »»


August 29, 2015 DeEtta Sue Tibbs, 74, of Weirton, died Friday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday, Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton. more »»


August 29, 2015 Theodore “Ted” Walters, Jr., age 87, passed away August 3rd in Austin, TX. Born in Monesson, PA on January 5, 1928, Ted was one of 11 children of Theodore, Sr. and Irene Walters. more »»


August 29, 2015 Rebecca Woofter, 71, of Middlebourne departed this life Thursday, August 27, 2015 in Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsvill. more »»


Woman Drives Car Into Miklas Meat Market in Wheeling

August 29, 2015 A woman was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries Friday after she drove her vehicle into the front of Miklas Meat Market at Edgington Lane and Carmel Road in Woodsdale. more »»

Bellaire Purchasing New Fire Truck

August 29, 2015 The Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department is getting a new fire truck valued at $435,495, and officials say the village has the means to pay for it over the next decade. more »»

Marshall County Assuming Resource Officer Position in Schools

August 29, 2015 The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department has expanded its role in providing resource officers to the county’s schools, with Moundsville Middle School starting the school year under the county’s... more »»

Jefferson County Commissioners Hear Additional Clothing Concerns

August 29, 2015 Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday received another update on the clothing voucher program through the county’s Job and Family Services Departmen. more »»

Strand Theater in Moundsville Finishes Updates

August 29, 2015 Updates to the Strand Theater are nearing completion after a year of work. The Marshall County Chamber of Commerce accepted a grant last week from the Evan G. more »»


Above Average Not Acceptable

August 29, 2015 Most Ohio County public school students who took the state’s new standardized test could not achieve scores demonstrating grade-level proficiency in English and mathematics. more »»

W.Va. Lags Behind Most Other States

August 29, 2015 Mountain State residents know our children need first-class educations in order to compete with their peers from other states and nations for good jobs in the future. more »»

Too Many Babies Are Dying in Ohio

August 29, 2015 In a nation where the infant mortality rate is substantially higher than in most other developed countries, Ohio stands out. more »»

Guard Against Internet Perils

August 28, 2015 West Virginia residents who shook their heads in disgust at the arrest of Jared Fogle on charges of, among other things, possession of child pornography, may be surprised to learn that right here... more »»

Youthful Bullying Has Many Victims

August 28, 2015 The enormous harm bullying can do to the children who are targets is bad enough. But the “collateral damage” can be much, much wors. more »»

Local Columns

About That Flat Land Problem ...

August 29, 2015 Well, what do we do about that? About the biggest economic development challenge holding West Virginia back? In case you missed it, state Secretary of Commerce Keith Burdette told legislators... more »»

Identifying Ultimate ‘Bad Seed’

August 29, 2015 For many readers, it’s now old news. But for those of us who bring you the news each day, it is still raw, fresh in our minds. more »»

An Addict For Every Classroom?

August 23, 2015 Perhaps a heroin addict beside them in geography class would be a good thing for middle school students in West Virginia. more »»

Recognizing Those Who Do Well Without College

August 23, 2015 Many high schools base their success on student ACT and SAT test scores, the percentage of students who have been accepted to college, and the number of scholarships that have been awarded. more »»

Board Members Pleased With John Marshall High School Work

August 23, 2015 “I really want (the building) to pop out like you’ve never seen it. I’m hoping we can do something out of the ordinary. more »»


Eagles Snap Tigers’ 32-Game Win Streak

August 29, 2015 NEW MARTINSVILLE — His team ahead by a truckload of points and taking over with 8:46 remaining, Magnolia coach Josh Sims decided it was time to send a messag. more »»

Central Wins First On New Home Turf

August 29, 2015 WHEELING — The atmosphere was electric, the crowd was large and the weather was perfect. more »»

Weir Starts Fast To Win

August 29, 2015 NEW MANCHESTER — Weir High jumped to a 34-0 lead with two minutes left in the second quarter but had to stave off an Oak Glen rally before winning 42-28 on Friday night at the Bears De. more »»

Red Devils Able To Hold On For Victory

August 29, 2015 CARROLLTON — St. Clairsville’s 30-20 victory against Carrollton in Friday night’s high school football opener wasn’t as much as a rally as it was a test in perseverance. more »»

Bruins’ Bid Falls Short, 17-13

August 29, 2015 WELLSBURG — Not many times in the last three years has Huntington found itself down late in a football game. Friday night was one of the rare occasions. more »»

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