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Frack Foes Fear Release of Radium in Wayne National Forest

November 22, 2015 WHEELING — Opponents of natural gas fracking in the 241,000-acre Wayne National Forest believe the process will release radioactive radium and other hazardous materials, while those in favor said... more »»

1.5M AEP Customers To Pay Ormet Electric Bill

November 22, 2015 HANNIBAL — More than two years after the Ormet aluminum smelter went cold along the Ohio River in Monroe County, American Electric Power customers as far away as the Indiana border will see their... more »»

Jaycee Manor Residents Speak Out After Murder

November 22, 2015 MARTINS FERRY — In the wake of the murder of Gregg Thompson at the Jaycee Manor apartments, residents of the complex say the 21-year-old man was friendly and enjoyed playing with children who live i... more »»

Moundsville Holds Parade

November 22, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — Ideal weather conditions Saturday afternoon in Moundsville brought out hundreds of people to view the 46th annual Marshall County Christmas Parade. more »»

Santa Swings Sleigh Through Wheeling

November 21, 2015 WHEELING — A bevy of bands joined Batman, “Bear Bonds” and Santa Claus to kick off the Christmas season Friday during the Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Fantasy in Lights Parade. more »»

Three More Arrested In Martins Ferry Murder

November 21, 2015 MARTINS FERRY — Three more men have been arrested in connection with the Wednesday murder of 21-year-old Gregg Thompson. more »»

Secretive Votes Legal In Ohio According to Attorney General

November 21, 2015 BELLAIRE — Village council selected a new member Thursday by casting secret ballots — a process discouraged by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. more »»

Gunmen Attack Hotel in Mali’s Capital, Killing 19

November 21, 2015 BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Heavily armed Islamic extremists seized dozens of hostages Friday at a Radisson hotel, but Malian troops, backed by U.S. more »»

Week After Terrorist Attack, Paris is Defiant

November 21, 2015 PARIS (AP) — A week after the deadliest attacks on France in decades, shell-shocked Parisians honored the 130 victims with candles and songs Friday, knowing that at least one suspect is still at... more »»

Airstrikes Hurt, Not Halt Islamic State Operations

November 21, 2015 BEIRUT (AP) — The United States and Russia are going after the Islamic State group’s oil industry, destroying refineries and hundreds of tanker trucks transporting oil from eastern Syria in a heavy... more »»

Wetzel County Board of Education Vice President Bob Patterson Resigns

November 21, 2015 NEW MARTINSVILLE — Wetzel County Board of Education Vice President Bob Patterson resigned Friday, telling district officials he believes he can no longer be an effective member of the board. more »»

Vigil Held for Martins Ferry Murder Victim

November 20, 2015 MARTINS FERRY – A message of love, prayer and peace rang through Martins Ferry late Thursday as more than 100 family members, friends and neighbors gathered to honor the life of Gregg Thompson, the... more »»

Town Hall To Talk Taxes Held

November 20, 2015 WHEELING —Those buying a pair of shoes at The Highlands pay a higher rate of tax to the state of West Virginia than do the Marcellus and Utica shale drillers sucking oil and natural gas from beneath... more »»

Ryan Weld Announces Senate Bid

November 20, 2015 West Virginia Delegate Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, announced Thursday he is running for the state Senate seat representing much of the Northern Panhandle. Weld hopes to unseat incumbent Sen. more »»

Bellaire Councilman Jim Piatt Returns To Village Council Post

November 20, 2015 BELLAIRE — Jim Piatt will once again be a councilman in Bellaire after council members tapped him Thursday night to fill a vacant seat on council. more »»

House Votes to Curb Syrian Refugees; Obama Will Veto

November 20, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama by Republicans and Democrats, the House ignored a veto threat Thursday and overwhelmingly approved GOP legislation erecting fresh... more »»

Islamic State Group Making Chemical Weapons

November 20, 2015 BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group is aggressively pursuing development of chemical weapons, setting up a branch dedicated to research and experiments with the help of scientists from Iraq, Syri... more »»

Refugees Put Through Rigorous Screening

November 20, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — Over and over, Nedal Al-Hayk and his wife traveled up to three hours by bus from their temporary home in Jordan to an office where U.S. more »»

Holiday Traffic Could Cause Headaches in Wheeling

November 19, 2015 WHEELING — Planning ahead and arriving early in downtown Wheeling is the best advice Wheeling Deputy Police Chief Martin Kimball can give to anyone planning to attend the Perkins Restaurant and... more »»

French Keep Applying Pressure

November 19, 2015 SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — The hunt for the mastermind of last week’s attacks took a bloody turn Wednesday to a Paris suburb where a fierce gunbattle with police left at least two people dead and... more »»

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