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W.Va. Charter Schools Would Be Under Local Control

March 4, 2015 CHARLESTON — A handful of Senate Republicans say they voted for charter schools legislation Monday only after a significant change was made to the bil. more »»

W.Va. Senate Amends Common Core Bill

March 4, 2015 CHARLESTON — A Senate education subcommittee has approved an amended version of a bill repealing Common Core standards. more »»

Congress Warned Of Bad Iran Deal

March 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran “paves Iran’s path to the bomb. more »»

Basic Homeland Security Bill Going to President

March 4, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions... more »»

West Liberty Faculty Votes No Confidence in Capehart

March 3, 2015 WEST LIBERTY — The faculty senate of West Liberty University issued a vote of no confidence Monday in school President Robin Capehart, who is accused of numerous violations of the state Ethics Act. more »»

Cause of Shadyside Blast Is Under Investigation

March 3, 2015 SHADYSIDE — The exact cause of an explosion that destroyed a Highland Avenue home, killing its owner, is still under investigation this morning, but officials believe propane gas played a role. more »»

One Killed In Shadyside Blast

March 3, 2015 SHADYSIDE — One man was killed Monday as an explosion reduced his Shadyside home to rubble and caused a fire that damaged two nearby houses. Witnesses said the blast at 3933 Highland Ave. more »»

Flood Watch in Effect Tonight Throughout the Ohio Valley

March 3, 2015 WHEELING — Those living near creeks and streams should be on alert today as the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch covering much of the area beginning at 7 p.m. more »»

West Virginia Common Core Repeal Moves On

March 3, 2015 CHARLESTON — A bill to repeal Common Core education standards in West Virginia has been referred to a state Senate subcommittee. more »»

Gov. Tomblin Vetoes Bill Banning Abortion After 20 Weeks

March 3, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has again vetoed a bill banning abortion 20 weeks after conception, citing constitutionality concerns. more »»

W.Va. Republicans Push Through Charter School Legislation

March 3, 2015 CHARLESTON — Senate Republicans passed a bill Monday creating charter schools in West Virginia despite focused opposition from Democrats. more »»

Greyhound Buyout Plan Killed in W.Va. Legislature

March 3, 2015 WHEELING — It appears the dogs will continue to run at West Virginia’s two greyhound tracks for at least another year, after Senate Finance Committee Chairman Mike Hall effectively killed legislatio... more »»

AEP Wants 4-Percent Rate Hike

March 3, 2015 WHEELING — American Electric Power subsidiaries Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power are seeking permission from the West Virgina Public Service Commission to raise electric rates 4 percent effectiv... more »»

Ohio Amish Jailed for Beard-Cutting Win Shorter Sentences

March 3, 2015 CLEVELAND — A judge reduced the prison sentences Monday for the leader of a breakaway Amish group and seven followers after their hate-crime convictions were thrown out in their hair- and... more »»

Accident On I-70 in Ohio County Kills One

March 2, 2015 WHEELING — A Pennsylvania man is facing a DUI causing death charge following an accident Sunday on Interstate 70 near the Pennsylvania state line in which a passenger in his vehicle was ejected and... more »»

One Dead in Shadyside House Explosion

March 2, 2015 SHADYSIDE - One man is dead following a house explosion at 3933 Highland Ave. in Shadyside that also caught a neighboring home on fire. more »»

West Liberty Faculty Senate Issues No Confidence Vote in President Capehart

March 2, 2015 WHEELING - The West Liberty University Faculty Senate today issued a vote of no confidence in President Robin Capehart as he deals with state ethics charges. more »»

Former Ormet Aluminum Plant May Become Monroe County Steel Mill

March 2, 2015 HANNIBAL — New steel billets may soon roll out of the former Ormet Corp. aluminum smelter, according to new property owner Eric J. more »»

Brooke County Murder Case Going To Grand Jury

March 2, 2015 WELLSBURG — Court officials and prosecutors in Brooke County continue working to resolve four active murder cases in the count. more »»

Bill Would Extend Foster Care to Age 21

March 2, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio bill would extend the age that younger residents can get foster care services, while requiring that court-appointed guardians receive a guide developed by the state’s... more »»

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