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Victims of Deadly Two-Mile Hill Accident in Ohio County Identified

August 25, 2015 WHEELING — Ohio County Sheriff Pat Butler on Monday released the names of two people killed Saturday on the Two Mile Hill section of Interstate 70. Butler said the 12:20 a.m. more »»

Six Years After Recovery, Outlook Dim for Economy, Wages, Hiring

August 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — For much of the economy’s fitful and sluggish six-year recovery from the Great Recession, analysts have foreseen a sunnier future: Growth would pick up in six months, or in a year. more »»

Housing Options Grow in Wheeling

August 24, 2015 WHEELING — By fall, there should be at least 60 new apartment units in Wheeling ready to welcome tenants, with the potential for at least twice that many more on the way over the next couple of year... more »»

Colleges Back in Session

August 24, 2015 WHEELING — By the hundreds, college students are heading back to the classroom today in the Ohio Valley, greeted by pizza parties, music and other events to ease the students back into learning mod. more »»

Wheeling Lifts Water Conservation Order

August 24, 2015 WHEELING — A water conservation order issued for Wheeling and Ohio County was lifted Sunday afternoon, but people still should exercise caution when boating or swimming on the Ohio River as local... more »»

Three Panhandle Counties See Rise in Lyme Disease

August 24, 2015 Hancock, Marshall and Wetzel counties — with a combined total of 20 cases of Lyme disease this year — are among 11 West Virginia counties now deemed endemic for the tick-borne illness. more »»

Salary for Scores Given Low Marks

August 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — Many Americans, especially public-school parents, give low marks to rating a teacher based partly on how students perform on standardized tests, according to a survey. more »»

Obama Pushes More Clean Energy

August 24, 2015 By NANCY BENAC Associated Press WASHINGTON — Pushing back against fossil fuel interests, President Barack Obama is pressing to give ordinary Americans more power to choose what kind of power they use. more »»

Islamic State Destroys Temple

August 24, 2015 BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have destroyed a temple at Syria’s ancient ruins of Palmyra, activists said Sunday, realizing the worst fears archaeologists had for the 2,000-year-old Roman-er... more »»

Hometown, Church Mobilize To Support Plains’ Jimmy Carter

August 24, 2015 PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Plains, Georgia, plans on giving back to their resident globe-trotting former president by keeping him upbeat and entertained. more »»

Visitors Piece Together Clues To Escape Room

August 24, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A new business allows visitors to seemingly play inside a video game, gathering clues, putting together the puzzle pieces they need to not only solve a mystery, and escape a locked roo... more »»

Test Scores Leave Room for Improvement in Ohio County Schools

August 23, 2015 WHEELING — Ohio County public school students in grades three through 11 scored above the West Virginia average in both the mathematics and English/language arts portions of the new Smarter Balanced... more »»

Wheeling Health Officials Still Urge Caution as River Algae Levels Subside

August 23, 2015 WHEELING — A health advisory issued this week urging residents to use caution while doing recreational water activities in the Ohio River this weekend is no longer necessary for most of the are. more »»

Two Killed In I-70 Crash in Ohio County

August 23, 2015 WHEELING — Two people are dead and another is in critical condition following a two-vehicle accident early Saturday on Interstate 70 in Ohio County. more »»

Monroe County Property Owner Wants Answers From VV Steel

August 23, 2015 WHEELING — When more than 30 workers walked onto the familiar grounds of the former Ormet Corp. in Hannibal earlier this year, they did so with excitement. more »»

Robert Murray: All Forms of Fossil Fuels Under Attack

August 23, 2015 WHEELING — While coal industry officials ponder how to cope with the Clean Power Plan’s mandatory 32 percent reductions by the year 2030 for CO2 pollution, oil and natural gas companies must now fin... more »»

Algae Problems Continue on Ohio River

August 22, 2015 WHEELING — Wheeling’s water is safe to drink, but all Ohio County residents should refrain from unnecessary water use as blue-green algae continues to be an issue near water system intakes on the... more »»

Conservation Urged Despite Low Algae Levels

August 22, 2015 WHEELING -- The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department and city of Wheeling have been working with several local, state and national organizations concerning the recent discovery of blue-green algae... more »»

Email Scandal Worries Dems

August 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing fresh worries among elected Democrats about her use of a private email account while serving as secretary of state, as new polls signal that the inquiry... more »»

AEP Profiting From Shale Expansions

August 22, 2015 BRILLIANT — Even while the electricity generator addressed new Environmental Protection Agency regulations on CO2 and mercury emissions, American Electric Power earned $40 million more from April 1... more »»

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