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Volunteer Fire Departments Struggling With Numbers

July 13, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — In the span of less than a year, two Marshall County volunteer fire departments closed their doors for good due to increasing insurance costs and a lack of interested volunteers. more »»

Bellaire Department Ready to Go

July 13, 2014 BELLAIRE — Volunteer Fire Department Chief William Swoyer said he will have more than 15 volunteers ready to respond on July 31 — and village leaders hope the interest rekindles spirit and pride in... more »»

‘Country Roads’ Not Heaven To Drive On

July 13, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Amid potholes, edge drops and hairpin turns, driving on rural roads in West Virginia is more dangerous than it is in all but two other states, according to a new study from a national... more »»

How George Washington Became Civil War Spoil

July 13, 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 »»

Wheeling Police Force Larger Than Most Cities of Same Size

July 12, 2014 WHEELING — Across the United States, only 13 cities with 30,000 or fewer residents employ more sworn police officers than Wheeling’s 83 budgeted positions, according to figures compiled by the FBI. more »»

Bomb Threat Clears Store

July 12, 2014 WHEELING — A bomb threat that proved to be false forced evacuation of the downtown CVS Pharmacy on Market Street late Friday afternoon. Wheeling police Lt. more »»

GreenHunter Still Eyes Panhandle for Pipeline

July 12, 2014 WHEELING — The destination point for GreenHunter Resources’ planned pipeline to carry water, brine and hydrocarbons through Pennsylvania and West Virginia to the Ohio River will be somewhere in the... more »»

Cooper Blair Gets A Hero’s Welcome

July 12, 2014 GLEN DALE — The loud cheers from dozens of friends, family members and even perfect strangers who turned out to welcome 10-year-old Cooper Blair home to Glen Dale Friday evening served as a fitting... more »»

LeBron’s Homecoming Could Complicate GOP’s Plans

July 12, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Balloon drops might be competing with basketballs in Cleveland. more »»

EPA Coal Mining Restraints Upheld

July 12, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the Obama administration’s environmental protections designed to reduce water pollution from mountaintop-removal coal mining. more »»

Dismissal of Murray Suit Sought by EPA

July 11, 2014 WHEELING — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has asked a federal judge to dismiss a Murray Energy Corp. more »»

Computer Data Leads to Meth Lab

July 11, 2014 Compiled by Staff SCIO — A local pharmacy purchase is what led the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office to active meth labs in Scio on Wednesday night, thanks to The National Precursor Log Exchange or... more »»

Payments Under ‘Miscellaneous’

July 11, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVLLE — A line item in the Belmont County budget indicates the county will pay nearly $600,000 in bond payments in 2015. more »»

Solar Power On Roads

July 11, 2014 SPOKANE, Wash. — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren’t meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. more »»

Study: W.Va. Spill Chemical Could be More Toxic

July 11, 2014 CHARLESTON (AP) — A new study shows a chemical that spilled into West Virginia’s biggest drinking water supply in January could be more toxic than a previous test indicated. more »»

First in Alleged Meth Cases Pleads Guilty

July 11, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — The first of 17 individuals alleged to have manufactured methamphetamine in Tyler County pleaded guilty to charges Thursday. Shirl N. more »»

Portman May Eye Presidency

July 11, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday he has definite plans to run in 2016 — at least for re-election. more »»

Faster Deportations In Border Crisis Deal

July 11, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama’s $3. more »»

Firefighter’s Fortunate Timing Saves Family

July 10, 2014 WEST LIBERTY — What Ryan Seidewitz lacks in firefighting experience, he made up for in courage — and timing — as he helped a family of five to safety just before flames engulfed their West Liberty... more »»

State Police To Stay in Hundred

July 10, 2014 HUNDRED — In response to concerns voiced by state and local politicians and law enforcement officials, the Hundred detachment of the State Police will not close as previously announced. more »»

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