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Ohio County Smoking Ban Will Expand

November 11, 2015 WHEELING —The Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health voted Tuesday to ban smoking in hotels, motels and at outdoor public places throughout the county effective March . more »»

Flagger Killed In Accident in Brooke County

November 11, 2015 WELLSBURG — An accident Wednesday that resulted in the death of a flagger working for the West Virginia Division of Highways is under investigation by the Brooke County Sheriff’s Department. more »»

Natural Gas-Fueled Towboat To Be Built in Ohio Valley

November 11, 2015 RAYLAND — Development of the area’s Marcellus and Utica shale reserves may allow towboats that power barges along the Ohio River to run on natural gas rather than diesel fuel, a measure that would... more »»

Glencoe Murder Suspect Said To Have Made 911 Call

November 11, 2015 GLENCOE – Police believe 18-year-old Okie Barton III called 911 after shooting and killing his father and stepmother at their Glencoe home Monday night, according to Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas. more »»

Republican Candidates Come Out Swinging at Debate

November 11, 2015 MILWAUKEE (AP) — A feisty Jeb Bush sought to regain his footing in Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate, taking advantage of a policy-focused debate to detail positions on the economy and... more »»

Wetzel County Board of Education Takes No Action After Lengthy Closed Session

November 11, 2015 NEW MARTINSVILLE — Wetzel County Board of Education members met behind closed doors for about two and a half hours to discuss personnel matters, but took no action following the lengthy executive... more »»

Man Accused of Killing Father, Stepmother

November 10, 2015 GLENCOE — A local man has been arrested in the shooting deaths of his father and stepmother, whose bodies were found dead at their Glencoe home on Monday evening. Okie Eugene Barton, 18, of St. more »»

West Virginia Workers Decry Higher PEIA Premiums During Meeting in Wheeling

November 10, 2015 WHEELING — A West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board public hearing Monday night drew a large crowd opposed to higher insurance costs for active and retired state workers. more »»

Recently Released Convict Arrested in Wheeling

November 10, 2015 WHEELING — Police on Monday afternoon arrested a man on Wheeling Island who they say stole a car at knifepoint one day after his release from a lengthy term in a Columbus-area prison. Jason S. more »»

Jeb Bush Wants to Debate on Own Terms

November 10, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush has a plan for the Republican presidential debate in Wisconsin on Tuesday night: Don’t treat it like, well, a debat. more »»

Sessions Set To Discuss Ohio County Schools Test Scores

November 10, 2015 WHEELING — Ohio County Board of Education members plan to discuss standardized test scores, employee attendance policies and establishing a teacher’s grant fund during upcoming work sessions. more »»

Fracking Draws Ire At Ohio Town Hall

November 10, 2015 MARTINS FERRY — A town hall-style meeting turned into a debate about regulation of the oil and gas drilling industry, among other issues, on Monday. more »»

In Wake of Keystone XL Pipeline’s Death, A Pipeline Fight Brews

November 10, 2015 ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) — Carolyn and Ian Reilly and their four children left Florida’s sprawl in 2010 to farm 58 acres in rural Virginia, raising beef cattle, chicken and hogs. more »»

Vote Expected Today On Proposed Ohio County Smoking Ban

November 10, 2015 WHEELING — Ohio County’s smoking ban could be expanded to include outdoor venues if a proposal is accepted today. more »»

Debates Have Played Limited Role In Ben Carson’s Rise in the Polls

November 10, 2015 WASHINGTON — For some Republican presidential candidates, the party’s first three primary debates have been pivotal proving grounds that have strengthened their campaigns or shaken their supporters. more »»

Veterans Honored At Martins Ferry Parade

November 9, 2015 By SHELLEY HANSON For The Intelligencer MARTINS FERRY – Ohio Valley veterans received a moving tribute from Congressman Bill Johnson, fellow veterans and community members on Sunday in Martins Ferr. more »»

Sheriff: Two Found Dead in Belmont County

November 9, 2015 Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas said a 911 call this evening about shots being fired led to the discovery of two bodies on Garrett Hill Road in Glencoe. more »»

Crash Halts Traffic on I-70

November 9, 2015 Staff Reports Emergency officials halted traffic on Interstate 70 near mile marker 210 Sunday evening while a medical helicopter landed at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover crash. more »»

Senators: Charge Coal Companies for Pollution

November 9, 2015 WHEELING —A group of Senate Democrats are pushing to charge companies for potential carbon dioxide pollution they cause while working on federal lands. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Was. more »»

Politics Dictated Keystone Call

November 9, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s decision to block the Keystone XL oil pipeline has exposed an endlessly polarized Washington, and likely hardened its divides. more »»

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