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State’s First Birthday Was Lost in Shuffle

June 22, 2014 Editor’s Note: This article is part of an occasional series on the Civil War sesquicentennial provided by members of the Wheeling Civil War 150 Committee. more »»

Footing School Bills in Jail

June 21, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Which school district will pay for the cost of educating one of the two teenagers convicted in the 2012 Steubenville rape case was the focus of a hearing Friday in Jefferson County... more »»

Obama Widens Gays’ Federal Benefits

June 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — A year after the Supreme Court struck down a law barring federal recognition of gay marriages, the Obama administration granted an array of new benefits Friday to same-sex couples,... more »»

Church Vote Won’t Have Local Effect

June 21, 2014 WHEELING — Thursday’s decision by the national governing body of the Presbyterian Church to allow its pastors to perform same-sex marriages will have no immediate effect on local congregations,... more »»

Most VA Leaders Given Bonuses

June 21, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 80 percent of senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs got performance bonuses last year despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA... more »»

Boys State Participant’s Life Saved in Heart-Stopping Fashion

June 21, 2014 WHEELING?— Morgan Stillwagon will remember Friday the 13th as the day a fellow American Legion Mountaineer Boys State citizen saved his life. more »»

Bellaire’s Fire Service Decision Raises Concerns

June 21, 2014 BELLAIRE — People worried about the decision to establish a volunteer fire department in Bellaire rather than renew the village’s contract with the Neffs Fire Department brought their concerns to... more »»

W.Va. Day Underway

June 20, 2014 WHEELING — A picnic and concert will complete today’s West Virginia Day celebration marking the state’s 151st birthday. more »»

Murder Suspects Released

June 20, 2014 STEUBENVILLE —Two men Steubenville Police took into custody Monday in the weekend shooting death of Andrew Estes were released from the Jefferson County Justice Center on Thursday when no charges... more »»

No Local Effect From Marriage Decree, For Now

June 20, 2014 WHEELING — Thursday’s decision by the national governing body of the Presbyterian Church to allow its pastors to perform same-sex marriages will have no immediate effect on local congregations,... more »»

Ky. Coping With Black Lung Backlog

June 20, 2014 FRANKFORT, Ky. more »»

Don’t Send More Americans To Fight an Unwinnable War

June 20, 2014 As we watch the collapsing government in Baghdad surrounded by a highly disciplined and serious force of Sunni-oriented fighters that has taken control of the most populous third of the country, we... more »»

Forcing Modern Americans to Pay Slavery Reparations Absurd

June 20, 2014 Calls for slavery reparations have returned with the publication of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “The Case for Reparations” in The Atlantic magazine (May 21). more »»

Weirton Chamber: Pass Sales Tax, Not B&O Tax

June 20, 2014 WEIRTON — Some businesses in Weirton said they will have no choice but to leave town if City Council enacts a business and occupation tax to close a projected $1. more »»

Court Upholds Sex Offender Status

June 20, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — The 7th District Court of Appeals upheld the sexual offender classification ruling for Ma’Lik Richmond in connection with the 2012 Steubenville rape case. more »»

Military Advisers Going To Iraq

June 20, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Edging back into a military role in Iraq, President Barack Obama on Thursday said he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumblin... more »»

Severance Confirmed As Suspect

June 20, 2014 ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Alexandria, Va. Police Department on Wednesday named Charles Severance as its primary suspect in the murders of three people. more »»

West Virginians to Mark State’s 151st Birthday

June 20, 2014 WHEELING — A weekend of celebration kicks off today as residents across the state celebrate West Virginia Day and the state’s 151st birthday. more »»

Interest in Beards Growing

June 20, 2014 WHEELING — Wheeling, and the state of West Virginia in general, seems to have a growing problem. more »»

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