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DEP Reveals Scope Of Algae’s Spread in River

September 5, 2015 WHEELING — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has released a series of aerial photographs showing blue-green algae blooms on the Ohio River. more »»

Wheeling to Drill More Water Wells

September 5, 2015 WHEELING — Should Wheeling’s water treatment plant ever have to close its Ohio River intakes again — as it did for a few days in August when a blue-green algae bloom first surfaced near the city —... more »»

Regatta’s Donations to Easter Seals Will Surpass $50,000

September 5, 2015 WHEELING — Behind every roaring engine during this weekend’s Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta is a desire to improve the lives of children facing unthinkable obstacles. more »»

Horse Industry Worries About Subsidies

September 5, 2015 BOSTON (AP) — Horse track operators and breeders are concerned the good times might be trotting to a close as some states move to rein in a lucrative subsidy that’s helped prop up their long... more »»

Husted Defends Fracking Decision

September 5, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s elections chief acted properly in invalidating anti-fracking ballot issues in three counties and a complaint against him should be dismissed, his attorneys told the stat... more »»

$100 Million Investment for Ethane Cracker

September 4, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich believes PTT Global Chemical is on third base and heading for home in terms of building its $5.7 billion ethane cracker in Belmont County. more »»

Local Leaders Hopeful for County’s Future

September 4, 2015 COLUMBUS — Belmont County Commissioner Matt Coffland said he did not have an easy time keeping quiet about PTT Global Chemical’s $. more »»

Sexton Hired As Vice Principal

September 4, 2015 WHEELING — Kenneth Sexton takes over today as the new vice principal at Wheeling Park High School after being hired by the Ohio County Board of Education during a special meeting Thursday night. more »»

Trump Vows No Third-Party Bid, Will Back GOP Winner

September 4, 2015 NEW YORK — Caving to intense Republican lobbying, presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid on Thursday and vowed to support whoever wins the... more »»

Big Cities Scramble to Prepare For Urban Oil Train Disasters

September 4, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — They rumble past schools, homes and businesses in dozens of cities around the country — 100-car trains loaded with crude oil from the Upper Midwest. more »»

Kasich to Join Cracker Developer for Announcement

September 3, 2015 COLUMBUS — Though details are limited, the CEO of PTT Global Chemical — the firm evaluating plans for a $5.7 billion ethane cracker in Belmont County — will join Gov. more »»

Actor Tells Wheeling Chamber: ‘Happiness Comes First’

September 3, 2015 WHEELING — With more than 200 acting credits to his name, Glenn Morshower has made a living playing someone else in front of the camera. more »»

Elm Run To Be Dredged Soon

September 3, 2015 WHEELING — Dredging of Elm Run should begin soon, according to Wheeling City Manager Robert Herron, after the city discovered it had state grant money available to complete the project. more »»

Wilson to Run for 3rd Ward Council Seat

September 3, 2015 WHEELING — Unlike many his age, Brian Wilson didn’t see his childhood as a race to get out of Wheeling. more »»

School Board to Get Name Of Vice Principal Candidate

September 3, 2015 WHEELING — A new vice principal for Wheeling Park High School could be appointed by the Ohio County Board of Education during a special meeting today. more »»

Obama Seals Iran Deal As Democrats Find 34 Votes

September 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats clinched the necessary votes to ensure the Iran... more »»

Help Still Sought On Wheeling Creek

September 2, 2015 WHEELING — City leaders said Tuesday they will continue working with the West Virginia Conservation Agency to address a blockage of Wheeling Creek in the Elm Grove area of Wheeling following heavy... more »»

Marshall County Looking At Smoking Enforcement

September 2, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County health officials on Tuesday discussed how the county’s smoking laws can be better enforced. more »»

Algae Doesn’t Merit Ban on Ohio River; Events Go On

September 2, 2015 WHEELING — Health officials continue to urge residents to avoid direct exposure to the Ohio River because of blue-green algae in the water, but say the situation does not merit an outright ban on... more »»

Zuccaro To Spend Rest Of Life in Prison

September 2, 2015 WELLSBURG — Convicted murderer Rocco Jesse Zuccaro was sentenced Monday to spend the rest of his life in prison for the shooting death of 30-year-old Jason Pratz of McKinleyville. more »»

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