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OVMC: Government ‘Flawed, Misleading’

January 3, 2015 WHEELING — Officials at a local hospital that will see a reduction in its Medicare payments this year believe the system of judgment being used by the government is “misleading” and “flawed. more »»

Zone Change Sought For LaBelle Property

January 3, 2015 WHEELING — Construction of 40 new housing units in South Wheeling could begin later this year if City Council approves a zone change to clear the way for the proposed LaBelle Greene housing... more »»

State Sen. Yost’s Son Hurt in Accident

January 3, 2015 The son of state Sen. Jack Yost is in critical condition in a Pittsburgh hospital following a workplace accident Tuesday. more »»

Opry’s ‘Little Jimmy’ Dies

January 3, 2015 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Jimmy Dickens, a diminutive singer-songwriter known for his sense of humor and as the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry, has died. He was 9. more »»

U.S. Slaps N. Korea With New Sanctions

January 3, 2015 HONOLULU — Opening a new front in its cyber spat with North Korea, the United States slapped new sanctions Friday on government officials and the North’s defense industry in its first public act of... more »»

Ohio Sees Spike In Flu Hospitalizations

January 3, 2015 COLUMBUS — Flu hospitalizations continue to spike in Ohio, with a 51 percent jump the last full week of December, the state said Friday. Two deaths have been reported, both teenagers. more »»

Multistate Crime Spree Ends in W.Va., Two Dead

January 3, 2015 CHARLESTON — A father and son killed a North Carolina couple and set their home on fire, and then drove to West Virginia, where they wounded two police officers in a New Year’s Day shootout during a... more »»

Subject of Drug Abuse Requires Understanding

January 2, 2015 WHEELING — For those who suspect a loved one may be abusing drugs or alcohol, it is best to broach the subject with an open mind and understanding, said psychiatrist Dr. Ryan Wakim. more »»

Babies Ring In New Year

January 2, 2015 WHEELING — The new year’s first birth in the Ohio Valley brought a new resident to the city of Moundsville. Richard Everett Smith was born at 2:01 a.m. more »»

Debate on Forced Pooling May Return

January 2, 2015 WHEELING — Lawmakers may resurrect the debate over forced pooling in West Virginia during the upcoming legislative session, according to incoming House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead. more »»

GOP Halts Medicaid Expansion

January 2, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Governors across the political spectrum are hitting a roadblock in their bids to expand Medicaid with federal funds: Republican legislators who adamantly oppose “Obamacare. more »»

Flu Season Early in W.Va.

January 2, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia public health officials say one strain of influenza is making an early appearance in the state. more »»

Bush Resigns From Board Memberships

January 2, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeb Bush has resigned all of his board memberships — both nonprofit and business — in a move that helps clear a path toward a 2016 presidential campaig. more »»

Ohio 7 Delays For 3 Months

January 1, 2015 BRILLIANT — Those who travel Ohio 7 during their morning commutes may want to break the habit of hitting the snooze button, as they can expect delays from a $1. more »»

Police Killings Lead List of 2014 Top Stories

January 1, 2015 The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Mo. more »»

12,283 West Virginians Sign Up on Health Site

January 1, 2015 PARKERSBURG —Information released by the U.S. more »»

W.Va. Minimum Wage Boosted To $8 Per Hour

January 1, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — Starting on New Year’s Day, the lowest-paid workers in West Virginia will get a raise. The Mountain State’s minimum wage is set to increase by 75 cents to $8 per hour today. more »»

Fire Destroys Dilles Bottom Home

December 31, 2014 DILLES BOTTOM — A family is homeless this New Year’s Eve following a Tuesday afternoon fire that destroyed all of their belongings inside their rental home on Valley Drive in Dilles Bottom. more »»

K-9 Unit Dog Is Thrown Over Hillside

December 31, 2014 Santos, the Bridgeport Police Department’s K-9 unit dog, is doing fine after a fleeing suspect allegedly threw him over a hillside into a creek bed Monday night. more »»

‘Thank You’ Meal Given To Police

December 31, 2014 WHEELING — Walter and Carol Austin do not like the negative way some police departments around the country are being portrayed, so the Wheeling residents decided to show their appreciation to local... more »»

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