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Vote to Close Beallsville High School Fails

February 18, 2015 BEALLSVILLE?—?Beallsville High School has received a reprieve — for now. more »»

West Virginia University's Athletic Department gets two years' probation

February 18, 2015 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The NCAA has placed West Virginia's athletic department on two years' probation for recruiting violations involving illegal text messages and phone calls in 14 sports. more »»

Martins Ferry House Fire Victim Tried To Save Dogs

February 18, 2015 Compiled by Staff MARTINS FERRY — Martins Ferry officials have identified the victim in Monday’s house fire as Eric W. Orend, 35, of Martins Ferry. more »»

West Virginia House Approves Medical Liability Bill

February 18, 2015 CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday approved a modified version of the medical professional liability bill which now returns to the Senate for consideration. more »»

Wetzel School Chief Albright Quits During Meeting in New Martinsville

February 18, 2015 NEW MARTINS-VILLE — Following Dennis Albright’s arrest last week during an Internet prostitution sting in Charleston, the Wetzel County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to accept his... more »»

Beallsville High School's Future To be Discussed Today in Woodsfield

February 18, 2015 The Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education will meet at 8 a.m. today to determine the future of Beallsville High School. more »»

W.Va. House Committee OKs Forced Pooling Bill in Charleston

February 18, 2015 WHEELING — A bill that would allow forced pooling of natural gas drilling units in West Virginia has cleared the House of Delegates Energy Committee. more »»

Prisons Mull Sale Of E-Cigs

February 18, 2015 CINCINNATI (AP) — E-cigarettes keep popping up for sale at county jails around the country even as some government officials, schools and health experts urge tighter control over the devices,... more »»

Cold Grips U.S. From Gulf to New England

February 18, 2015 DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A powerful winter storm dumped snow from Nashville to Nantucket, and arctic-like temperatures gripped much of the U.S. and hundreds of thousands of people lost power in the Sout. more »»

Worker Shocked on Job at Mitchell Plant in Moundsville

February 18, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — American Electric Power spokeswoman Carmen Prati-Miller said a Mitchell Plant employee is recovering in a local hospital after receiving a workplace shock Tuesday. more »»

Man Killed In Martins Ferry House Fire

February 17, 2015 MARTINS FERRY — One person died and a family of five lost everything as flames engulfed their home on Hughes Avenue in Martins Ferry on Monda. more »»

Forced Pooling Bill Has Cleared House of Delegates Energy Committee

February 17, 2015 WHEELING — A bill that would allow forced pooling of natural gas drilling units in West Virginia has cleared the House of Delegates Energy Committee. more »»

Moundsville Power Plant Clears Hurdle

February 17, 2015 WHEELING — Andrew Dorn believes stringent Environmental Protection Agency emissions standards will precipitate more natural gas fired electricity plants, such as his 549-megawatt Moundsville Power... more »»

Ohio Gov. Kasich Budget Tour On Its Way to W.Va.

February 17, 2015 WHEELING — Ohio Gov. John Kasich will visit West Virginia on Thursday as he continues to push for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. more »»

Oil Train Fire Burns For Hours

February 17, 2015 MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. more »»

Thousands ‘Show Up, Stand Up’ To Protest GOP at W.Va. Capitol

February 17, 2015 CHARLESTON — Despite a winter storm, thousands of West Virginia workers and residents rallied at the state Capitol Complex on Monday to protest bills moving through the Republican-controlled... more »»

Buckeye State Begins Testing Common Core Standards Today

February 17, 2015 STOCKPORT, Ohio — Sixth-grader Kayla Hunter considers herself pretty tech savvy. She has a computer at home unlike about half her classmates at her elementary school. more »»

UPDATE: 8:15 p.m. -- One Dead in Martins Ferry House Fire

February 16, 2015 MARTINS FERRY -- One person died as a result of a fire in Martins Ferry on Monday evening. Reports of the fire came in after 5:30 p.m. more »»

Flushing Man Arrested on Allegations of Child Rape

February 16, 2015 FLUSHING — Michael L. Stewart, 37, of 325 N. West Street, Flushing, was arrested Sunday for allegedly raping a child five years ago. more »»

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