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Principals Seeking 3 Percent Pay Raise

July 2, 2015 By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — Ohio County Schools did very well on the most recent WESTEST 2 scores, and building principals are asking they be rewarded for this year’s accomplishments wit... more »»

City Approves Vague 2016 Budget Estimate

July 2, 2015 Martins Ferry City Council approved a budget estimate for fiscal 2016 on Wednesday without having an estimated dollar amount. more »»

Cuban Embassy Plan Draws Critics

July 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — Loud but hardly universal catcalls from Republicans underscored the obstacles and opportunities ahead as U.. more »»

EPA Rule Prompts Murray Lawsuit

July 2, 2015 WHEELING — The legal fight over the regulatory authority of President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency continued Wednesday as Murray Energy Corp. more »»

Top U.S. Diplomat in Line to Head Embassy

July 2, 2015 HAVANA — From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba’s defiance of the United State. more »»

Landfill Drill Waste Unlikely to Get in Water

July 2, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — A study by state regulators says it’s unlikely that significant amounts of untreated natural gas drilling waste in landfills will impact groundwater or surface water. more »»

Obama Aims to Fix Labor Rift

July 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — After the push for trade legislation ruptured relations between the White House and organized labor, President Barack Obama is embarking on something of a repair missio. more »»

Embassy Deal For U.S. And Cubans

July 2, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other’s capitals this month, marking a historic full... more »»

Kerry Consults U.S. Partners on Iran

July 2, 2015 VIENNA — High-level negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program entered their sixth day today after diplomats blew through a June 30 deadline and extended an interim accord by a week. As the U.N. more »»

Bush Likely Earned Less, Paid Higher Tax Than Clintons

July 2, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first presidential race since Democrats cast the GOP nominee as an out-of-touch millionaire, Republican Jeb Bush is aggressively flipping the script. more »»

Need a National Day? One Calendar Is Open

July 2, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson’s calendar, it’s also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued Spareribs Da. more »»

Murray Sues EPA Over Water Rule

July 1, 2015 WHEELING — The legal fight over the regulatory authority of President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency continues today as Murray Energy Corp. more »»

Judge Gaughan Heads to Retirement

July 1, 2015 WELLSBURG — A parade of court and law enforcement officials, attorneys, community leaders and citizens from three counties lined up in the courtroom at the Brooke County Courthouse on Tuesday to wis... more »»

Stifel Awards Total $75,590

July 1, 2015 WHEELING — Top students in Ohio County Schools received financial rewards for their efforts Tuesday during the 2015 Stifel Awards ceremony Tuesday at Wheeling Park High School. more »»

Former Teacher Pleads Guilty

July 1, 2015 WHEELING — A former John Marshall High School faces 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to a federal child pornography charge. Duane David Will J. more »»

Lottery: Charity Gambling Is Illegal

July 1, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Lottery officials say “casino night” fundraisers conducted by charitable organizations are illegal but the Lottery does not have authority to crack down on such events. more »»

Prevailing Wage Going on Hiatus

July 1, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s prevailing wage for public construction projects is temporarily disappearing as of Wednesday, and Senate President Bill Cole says Republicans could scrap the wage... more »»

Police Talk to Two Men About North Wheeling Shooting

July 1, 2015 WHEELING — Two men wanted for questioning in connection with a North Wheeling shooting Monday turned themselves in to police Tuesday afternoon. more »»

Three Arraigned In $140M Fraud Case

July 1, 2015 WHEELING—Former Steubenville finance director Michael Marshall and two co-defendants pleaded innocent Tuesday before U.. more »»

Kasich Vetoes 44 Items In Signing $71B Ohio Budget

July 1, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday signed a $71.2 billion, two-year state budget that continues his expansion of the Medicaid health program and provides an income-tax cut. more »»

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