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Ohio Regulators OK Pair of Power Deals

April 1, 2016 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Regulators in Ohio approved two closely watched energy deals on Thursday allowing two utility companies to impose short-term rate increases on electricity customers to subsidize som... more »»

AEP Plant Emergency Snarls W.Va. Traffic South of Moundsville

April 1, 2016 MOUNDSVILLE — Emergency responders shut down W.Va. 2 south of Moundsville for nearly two hours Thursday while authorities handled an emergency at American Electric Power’s Mitchell Plant. more »»

‘Assassins’ Players Mistaken for Armed Prowlers in Clator Area of Wheeling

March 31, 2016 WHEELING—Police responded to the Clator area of Wheeling Wednesday morning regarding two armed suspects spotted in the neighborhood. more »»

$120 Million Cut From West Virginia Public Employee Insurance Agency Health Plans

March 31, 2016 CHARLESTON (AP) — As a state budget standoff drags on, West Virginia is again teeing up larger cuts to health plans that would hike premiums and copays for about 230,000 state employees, teachers an... more »»

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Signs Bill Tied to Hancock County Threats Case

March 31, 2016 NEW CUMBERLAND — West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed into law a bill that changes the standard under which someone can be charged with the crime of retaliation. more »»

Three Contractors Chosen to Bid on New Bridge Between Brooke County and Brilliant, Ohio

March 31, 2016 WELLSBURG — Three candidates have been selected to submit design and cost proposals for the new Ohio River bridge to be constructed between Brooke County and Brilliant, while a pair of communities... more »»

Benghazi Defender Geist To Speak in Steubenville

March 31, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — Interest in the next installment of the Herald-Star Speaker Series continues to grow — so much so, in fact, that officials have announced that VIP packages for the April 25... more »»

In Wheeling, Teens, Squirt Guns and Police Don't Mix in Assassins Game

March 30, 2016 WHEELING—Wheeling police responded to the Clator area this morning regarding two armed suspects spotted in the neighborhood. more »»

Arrest Made After Shots Fired in North Wheeling in Ohio County

March 30, 2016 WHEELING — A fight in Center Wheeling, a hit-and-run crash in North Wheeling and gunshots fired nearby — all believed to be connected — made for a wild several hours for Wheeling police Tuesday... more »»

Ohio County Public Schools Federal Credit Union Continues Operation During Probe in Wheeling

March 30, 2016 WHEELING — The Ohio County Public Schools Federal Credit Union is open for “business as usual” as an investigation continues into an apparent embezzlement involving an undisclosed amount of money. more »»

Nonprofit Groups Wheeling National Heritage Area Corp. and Reinvent Wheeling to Join Forces

March 30, 2016 WHEELING — The Wheeling National Heritage Area Corp. more »»

President Barack Obama Says Opioid Addiction Headed In Wrong Direction

March 30, 2016 ATLANTA (AP) — The trajectory of opioid deaths in the United States is trending in the wrong direction and should be atop the federal government’s radar screen along with the threat of terrorism,... more »»

Demolition Ongoing at Former Burger Plant Site, Future Home of Possible PTT Global Chemical Ethan Cracker in Dilles Bottom in Belmont County

March 29, 2016 DILLES BOTTOM — As PTT Global Chemical decides whether it will build a $5.7 billion ethane cracker in Belmont County, contractors working for FirstEnergy Cor. more »»

West Virginia State Aid Cuts Mean Less School Spending in Ohio County

March 29, 2016 WHEELING — Ohio County Schools would receive more than $500,000 in additional property tax revenue next fiscal year if the board of education maintains the district’s operating levy rate of 93. more »»

Attempted Burglar Shot in the Face in Martins Ferry

March 29, 2016 MARTINS FERRY — Three men who attempted to burglarize a residence at 508 Columbus Ave. shortly before 1 a.. more »»

United States Capitol Gunman Was by Himself

March 29, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Police shot a man on Monday after he pulled a weapon at a U.S. Capitol checkpoint as spring tourists thronged Washington, authorities said. more »»

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