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W.Va. Production Numbers ‘Shocking’

January 17, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Staff Writer WHEELING — A single Ohio County Marcellus Shale well yielded enough natural gas in 2014 to provide electricity for 24,315 homes, according to new numbers released by th... more »»

Three Wheeling Teens Go From Tiger Cubs to Eagle Scouts

January 17, 2016 WHEELING — Three local teens who have been together in Scouting since they were in the first grade, have joined the ranks of famous governors, baseball players and even an astronaut when they... more »»

Wheeling Rates Poorly For LGBT Inclusivity

January 17, 2016 WHEELING — Although Wheeling is known as the “Friendly City,” a national advocacy group ranks Wheeling as the least friendly among West Virginia’s five largest municipalities toward the LGBT... more »»

Ohio County Schools Teachers Achieve National Certification

January 17, 2016 WHEELING — Two more teachers in Ohio County Schools recently achieved National Board Certification, and the number of educators in the county having such certification is now more than three times... more »»

Democrats Brace For Messy Winter

January 17, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — There was a time when Democrats fretted about Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign becoming a coronation and leaving her without the tests of a primary season to prepare for a... more »»

Sanctions Lifted Against Iran Amid Nuke Deal

January 17, 2016 VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency certified Saturday that Iran has met all of its commitments under last summer’s landmark nuclear deal, crowning years of U.. more »»

Warrant Issued For Police Chief

January 17, 2016 PADEN CITY — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former Paden City police chief Joseph Richardson who allegedly violated the terms of his bond agreement. more »»

Prison Groups Push Solitary Changes

January 17, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE (AP) — As states rethink the use of solitary confinement to punish unruly inmates, a prisons oversight group is reshaping national accreditation standards to ease such procedures. more »»

Ohio County Board of Education Meeting Scrapped At Last Minute

January 16, 2016 WHEELING — A special meeting of the Ohio County Board of Education did not take place as planned Friday after board member Tim Birch left the meeting prior to its start, preventing a quorum. more »»

West Virginia Delegates Want Fracking Money For Road Repair

January 16, 2016 WHEELING — West Virginia leaders collected about $18 million from leasing mineral tracts beneath the Ohio River and state parks for fracking, but a bipartisan bill in the House of Delegates would... more »»

Worker Dies After Fall From Boury Warehouse Building

January 16, 2016 WHEELING — A South Wheeling man fell to his death Friday while working inside the former Boury Warehouse building at 16th and Main streets downtown. more »»

Group Pushing for Pot on Ohio Ballots

January 16, 2016 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group hoping to put a marijuana legalization issue on Ohio’s ballot this fall says it won’t wait to see if state lawmakers act on medical marijuana and will push ahead with... more »»

Bill Attempts to Ease Path For Recovery Centers

January 16, 2016 MARTINSBURG — A bill before the West Virginia Legislature would make it easier to open drug and alcohol recovery centers by exempting them from municipal zoning provisions. State Sens. more »»

County Maintenance Worker Arrested

January 16, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A longtime Belmont County employee was arrested Friday and charged with sex crimes against children. more »»

Photo ID Bill Moves Forward in Senate

January 16, 2016 MARTINSBURG — A bill that would require voters to present photo identification before casting a ballot in West Virginia will be a top priority during the legislative session, according to state Sen. more »»

Updated: Birch Shows up Then Exits Ohio County Board Meeting, Canceled Due to Lack of Quorum

January 15, 2016 WHEELING — A special meeting of the Ohio County Board of Education did not take place as planned this morning after one of the three members present left the meeting prior to its start, constituting... more »»

Styrene Spill in Ohio River Near East Liverpool

January 15, 2016 WEIRTON — Weirton Water Treatment Plant employees are monitoring the Ohio River after a styrene spill near East Liverpool at approximately 7 a.m. today. more »»

Worker Dies in Fall

January 15, 2016 Wheeling police and fire personnel responded to 16th and Main streets just after 1 p.m. more »»

Powerball Makes East Liverpool Pair $1M Richer

January 15, 2016 CHARLESTON — An East Liverpool man just missed winning a share of Wednesday’s record $1.6 billion Powerball prize, but he received a pretty nice consolation prize — a cool $1 million. more »»

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