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City Releases Draft Of Plan for the Future

August 21, 2014 WHEELING — A draft of Wheeling’s new comprehensive plan is now available for public view, but there’s plenty of work left to do before City Council can vote to adopt i. more »»


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City Releases Draft Of Plan for the Future

August 21, 2014 WHEELING — A draft of Wheeling’s new comprehensive plan is now available for public view, but there’s plenty of work left to do before City Council can vote to adopt i. more »»

Cops Probe Pool Death

August 21, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — The weekend drowning of a 2-year old in Marshall County appears to be an accident, but is still under investigation, according to Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Cecil. more »»

Fracking Firm Sues Over Biblical Ohio Billboard

August 21, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against “poisoned waters” on billboards opposing wells for disposal of gas-drilling wastewater is fighting a legal threat... more »»

Storm Surge Leaves Stinky Situation

August 21, 2014 WHEELING — A few Mount de Chantal road residents are dealing with a messy situation after a mixture of stormwater and sewage shot out of their basement drains and toilets Wednesday morning. more »»

Tetanus Shots Advised for Cleanup

August 21, 2014 WHEELING — Those who are cleaning up flood water and sludge from Wednesday’s storm may need to get a tetanus booster shot. more »»


Death Notice

August 21, 2014 SMITH — On Saturday, August 16, 2014 JEAN PHILLIPS SMITH, in her 88th year. There will be no visitation. more »»


August 21, 2014 Kenneth L. Berdine, 89, of Paris, PA, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Visitation Thursday 2-4 6-8 p.m. at Steel & Wolfe, Inc., Weirton, WV. Funeral Friday at 1 p.m. more »»


August 21, 2014 Peter “Gasper” Tomaino Sr., 89, of Follansbee, WV. passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Born on August 31, 1924 in Follansbee, WV. He was the son of the late Pete and Mary (Berardelli) Tomaino. more »»

Funerals Today

August 21, 2014 P. Richard Ferguson — 11 a.m., Wheeler Funeral Home, Brilliant. Charles Friend — 11 a.m., West Liberty Christian Church, West Liberty. Maxine McCreary — 10 a.m. more »»


August 21, 2014 Tina A. Duke, 54, of New Martinsville, WV, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at her home. Viewing Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at Palmer Funeral Home, Inc. more »»


Councilman Discusses Ma’Lik Debate

August 21, 2014 The debate over Ma’Lik Richmond playing varsity football for Steubenville High School continued at Steubenville City Council on Tuesday, with Councilman Kenny Davis calling for area residents to sto... more »»

Cramer Honored By DEA for Wiretap Work

August 21, 2014 Marshall County Prosecutor Jeff Cramer was honored by the Drug Enforcement Administration this week for his work using a rare wiretap order to follow the activities of a five-person drug ring charge... more »»

Johnson, Scalise Visit Gas Plant

August 21, 2014 Following a roundtable discussion and tour, Rep. more »»

Police Calling Center Street Apartment Fire Arson

August 21, 2014 The Moundsville Police Department is labeling a Tuesday morning fire at an apartment on Center Street an arson after a burnt rag smelling of chemicals was found on the porch of the building. more »»

Zoning Board Discusses Proposed Detox Center

August 21, 2014 Weirton’s Zoning Board of Appeals discussed a proposed detox center and how it should define the facility at Tuesday’s regular meeting, which drew more attendance than usual. more »»


Don’t Restrict Free Discussion

August 21, 2014 Members of boards of education should be free to discuss school business or ask questions about it during meetings. more »»

Recognizing Hamas As a Terrorist Group

August 21, 2014 Negotiators from Israel and the Hamas terrorist group that controls Gaza met under Egyptian sponsorship this week, in an attempt to end fighting between the tw. more »»


August 20, 2014 Julian Nicholas “Jude” Miller, 89, of Proctor, WV, died Monday, August 18, 2014 in Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, W. more »»

Giving Track Racing Flexibility

August 20, 2014 Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort in Chester remains a profitable business, but a substantial dropoff in revenue has prompted company officials to look for ways to cut costs. more »»


August 20, 2014 Susan K. Hawk Elder, 67, of Wheeling, formerly of Doddridge County and Moundsville, WV, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV. more »»

Local Columns

Keep True Monsters Behind Bars

August 17, 2014 Many years ago a county jail inmate telephoned me to insist I write a story about his civil rights being violated. more »»

Fighting Back Against President’s War on Coal

August 17, 2014 Since coming to Congress in 2011, I’ve been a leading voice against the harmful impacts of President Obama’s War on Coal. more »»

Helping Heroes In Moundsville

August 17, 2014 Jeremy Harrison, the founder of Helping Heroes in Moundsville, is a person who works on behalf of his fellow military veterans. more »»

Teachers, Doctors, the Military Are Noble Professions

August 17, 2014 I know I am stepping on shaky ground, but I have reached a point in my life where I feel free in voicing my opinion. more »»

Challenging the Darkness Instead of Surrendering

August 17, 2014 Last week we heard the sad news of a comedic genius’ death in the person of Robin Williams. more »»


OSU’s Braxton Miller Out for the Season

August 20, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes’ national title hopes. more »»

Steelers Offense Is Beefed Up

August 20, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The offensive line has been a sore spot for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the past few years. more »»

Buccos Lose to the Braves Despite Cutch’s Comeback

August 20, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen slapped the ball to third base and prepared to put together another patent sprint to first. He barely made it out of the batter’s box. more »»

Gomes, Holt Lead Indians To A 7-5 Win Against Minnesota

August 20, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS —Yan Gomes had three hits including a home run, rookie pinch-hitter Tyler Holt hit a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning, and the Cleveland Indians rallied to beat the Minnesota... more »»

Hoyer To Start For Cleveland Browns

August 20, 2014 BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Brian Hoyer will open the season as Cleveland’s starting quarterback, barely hanging on to his job by holding off hotshot rookie Johnny Manziel. more »»

W.Va. News

Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

August 20, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. more »»

Capito, Tennant to compete in chamber Senate forum

August 20, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Democrat Natalie Tennant and Republican Shelley Moore Capito will attend a U. more »»

Overall ACT scores unchanged in West Virginia

August 20, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The average score of West Virginia students taking the ACT college entrance exam remained the same for the fourth straight year. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

August 20, 2014 Recent editorials from West Virginia... more »»

Senate control could rest with well-funded women

August 20, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races. more »»

Ohio News

2 men charged with $6.5M investment fraud in Ohio

August 20, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal indictment alleges an Ohio man and a California man defrauded 60 people out of more than $6. more »»

Ohio man gets prison for fatal beating of teen boy

August 20, 2014 LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio man who pleaded guilty to killing a 16-year-old boy last year has been sentenced to 22 years to life in prison. more »»

UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

August 20, 2014 Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states. more »»

Police: 2nd man has died after Cincinnati shooting

August 20, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police say a second man found wounded after a gun battle at a street intersection has died. more »»

2 dead, 3 hurt in central Ohio intersection crash

August 20, 2014 DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a tractor-trailer approaching a central Ohio intersection struck a stopped SUV and triggered a four-vehicle crash that killed two people and... more »»

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