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School Official Pleads Guilty

September 6, 2014 WHEELING — Ritchie Elementary School guidance counselor Kristyn Fetcko faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to selling oxycodone in federal court Friday. more »»

‘Sense Of Urgency’ In Fight With EPA

September 6, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says there is a “sense of urgency” in moving forward with a lawsuit against the U.S. more »»

American Job Growth Slows

September 6, 2014 WASHINGTON — A drop in hiring and in the number of people seeking work in August sent a reminder that the U.S. economic recovery is still prone to slowdowns. more »»

IRS: More Employee E-Mails Lost

September 6, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has lost emails from five more employees who are part of congressional probes into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt... more »»

Federal Budget Crunch Idles Guard Units

September 6, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — Many of the nation’s citizen-soldiers, whose motto is “Always Ready, Always There,” won’t be at regular training drills this weekend because of a federal funding shortfall. more »»

School Counselor Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

September 5, 2014 WHEELING - Ritchie Elementary School counselor Kristyn Fetcko was among three individuals involved in a large prescription painkiller trafficking ring who entered guilty pleas Friday in federal court. more »»

Expanded Early Voting Is Ordered

September 5, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked an Ohio law that scales back early voting, ordering the state’s elections chief to set additional voting times just ahead of the fall... more »»

Motion Overturns Restrictions

September 5, 2014 Belmont County Board of Elections Director Bill Shubat knows how important early and absentee voting is in Ohio elections, calling them “critical” to ensuring as many voters have a voice as possibl. more »»

Abdalla: Law Can Take Back The City

September 5, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — If given the tools and the manpower, Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said law enforcement can reclaim Steubenville from the 150 or so gang members wreaking havoc there. more »»

Trans Energy Faces Charges for Filling Streams

September 5, 2014 WHEELING — Oil and gas company Trans Energy Inc. faces federal criminal charges for allegedly releasing natural gas drilling materials into streams and wetlands in Marshall County. more »»

Islamic State Now A Target

September 5, 2014 NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pressed fellow NATO leaders Thursday to confront the “brutal and poisonous” Islamic State militant group that is... more »»

Where Are All The Socks? Ask the Dog

September 5, 2014 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital. more »»

Smoking Ban May Get Tougher In Brooke

September 4, 2014 WELLSBURG — Inspired by a recent smoking ban in Hancock County, the Brooke County Board of Health is considering extending its smoke-free policy to include restaurants, bars and video lottery casinos. more »»

McKinley: Cut Cash Flow To Terrorists

September 4, 2014 Compiled by Staff WELLSBURG —Hit them in the wallet. That’s one way NATO and the United States can begin to combat the terrorism from the Islamic State, said U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley, R-W.Va. more »»

Ihlenfeld Speaks to ICAC Group

September 4, 2014 WHEELING — Online sexual predators are motivated individuals, and are working hard to not be caught by law enforcement officials. U.S. Attorney William J. more »»

WVU Exhibit Is Hands-On Learning

September 4, 2014 MARTINSBURG — History is coming alive for West Virginia University students and staff, as well as hundreds of school children and other interested individuals, who have taken time to experience a... more »»

Gov’t: Health Costs Rising

September 4, 2014 WASHINGTON — The nation’s respite from troublesome health care inflation is ending, the government said Wednesday in a report that renews a crucial budget challenge for lawmakers, taxpayers,... more »»

Bush’s ‘Architect’ Rove to Help Raise Funds in W.Va. for Jenkins

September 4, 2014 CHARLESTON — A former top adviser to President George W. Bush will raise money for Republican congressional challenger Evan Jenkins next week in West Virginia. Karl Rove will headline a Sept. more »»

Dog Dilemma: Would You Break A Car Window to Save a Pooch?

September 4, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Imagine walking to your car after running errands and spotting a dog, panting and helpless, shut inside a hot ca. more »»

Comedian Joan Rivers Dies

September 4, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed... more »»

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