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Top General: U.S. Ground Troops Still Possibility to Fight Islamic State in Iraq

September 17, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama’s current strategy fails, the nation’s top military officer said... more »»

Football Players Hurt in Car Crash

September 16, 2014 MOUNT PLEASANT — Three Buckeye Local High School students are being treated for serious injuries after a single-vehicle, roll-over crash Monday evening in Jefferson County. more »»

Severance Has Gun Charge Dropped

September 16, 2014 LEESBURG, V. more »»

Fetcko Fired by Board

September 16, 2014 WHEELING — Ohio County Board of Education members unanimously voted Monday night to terminate the employment of Ritchie Elementary School guidance counselor Krystin Fetcko. more »»

Rainy Day Fund Used To Balance Budget

September 16, 2014 CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says he will dip into West Virginia’s Rainy Day Fund to close a projected gap in state funding that amounts to more than $100 millio. more »»

New Voting Hours Issued

September 16, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s elections chief set a longer early voting schedule ahead of the fall election, while vowing Monday to continue appealing a federal judge’s ruling that led to the new times in... more »»

More Than 4K Ballots Have Been Requested

September 16, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Election Day isn’t until Nov. 4, but more than 4,000 absentee ballot requests already have been received at the Belmont County Board of Elections since the start of September. more »»

United States Still Seeks Allies to Fight ISIS Thugs

September 15, 2014 WASHINGTON— The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it’s too early to identify them. more »»

Ex-Youth Services System Employee Faces Charges

September 15, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — A former employee of Youth Services System has been arrested for an alleged incident involving a youth in the care of the Helinski Shelter in Moundsvill. more »»

Fetcko's Employment Terminated By Board

September 15, 2014 WHEELING -- The Ohio County Board of Education on Monday unanimously voted to terminate the employment of Kristyn Fetcko, 10 days after she pleaded guilty to charges relating to the distribution of... more »»

Zone Change Sought for Subdivision

September 15, 2014 WHEELING — A developer is seeking to build several new duplexes in the Timber Grove subdivision of Elm Grove, but city officials first will have to approve a zone change. more »»

Family Still Hopes to Discover Fate of Pilot

September 15, 2014 WHEELING — More than 60 years after his plane was shot down over North Korea, relatives of Ohio County native Capt. Harry C. Moore are still trying to discover the truth about his fate. more »»

Hurdles Ahead for Obamacare Signups

September 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — Potential complications await consumers as Obamacare approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. more »»

‘No Time to Lose’ in Global Push Against Militants

September 15, 2014 PARIS — With reconnaissance planes already in action, France’s president said there is “no time to lose” in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group as he opened an... more »»

Full Kilt: Scottish Independence May Be a Messy Divorce

September 15, 2014 LONDON — How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It’s complicated, and there is a deadline. more »»

Iran Rejects Global Push Against Terror

September 15, 2014 PARIS — As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying it had rejected American... more »»

U.S. Creating Plans To Counter Jihadists

September 15, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is launching a series of pilot programs to deal with American extremists intent on joining the fighting in countries like Syria and Iraq. more »»

Snowden: NSA Is Spying On New Zealand

September 15, 2014 WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former National Security Agency systems analyst turned leaker Edward Snowden said today that the NSA is collecting mass surveillance data on New Zealanders through its... more »»

Sex Abuse Charge At Helinski

September 15, 2014 MOUNSDVILLE — State Police troopers believe Raechel Kaelyn Miles, a former employee of Wheeling-based Youth Services System, sexually abused a girl while she was staying at the Helinski Shelter in... more »»

Study Claims Leaky Well Pipes Taint Water

September 15, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The drilling procedure called fracking didn’t cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. more »»

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