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Escapee Keeps Police Busy on Labor Day

September 2, 2014 WHEELING — Local authorities spent Labor Day on a five-hour manhunt after a Ohio County Corrections Center inmate walked away for a work crew at Oglebay Park. more »»


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Escapee Keeps Police Busy on Labor Day

September 2, 2014 WHEELING — Local authorities spent Labor Day on a five-hour manhunt after a Ohio County Corrections Center inmate walked away for a work crew at Oglebay Park. more »»

College, Town Officials To Work Together

September 2, 2014 BETHANY — Each year around this time, the town of Bethany essentially quadruples in size over the course of a single weekend: Move-in weekend at Bethany College. more »»

Coal Plant Going Cold

September 2, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — In the late 1950s, what is now known as the American Electric Power Kammer Plant opened to provide electricity to the nearby Ormet Corp. aluminum smelter across the Ohio River. more »»

2014 Electorate Poised to ‘Keep the Bums In’

September 2, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to “keep the bums in,” with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member... more »»

Obama Notifies Congress of Iraq Airstrike Order

September 2, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week’s airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State... more »»



September 2, 2014 Rosalind I. “Rosie” Jafrate, 84, of Washington, PA, formerly of Benwood, WV, died Friday, August 29, 2014 in McMurray, PA. more »»


September 2, 2014 Louise H. Holtsclaw, 91, of McMechen, WV died Monday, September 1, 2014 at the Genesis Health Care Center, New Martinsville, WV. more »»


September 2, 2014 John E. Brown, 51 of Toronto, passed away Sunday at his home. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Clarke Funeral Home, Toronto. Services: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. more »»


September 2, 2014 Mary Eunice Shepherd Taylor, 98, of Barnesville, Ohio, died Saturday. Visitation Wed., 4-7 p.m. at Kelly Kemp Braido & Patron Funeral Home & Crematory, Morristown, OH. Services there 11 a.m., Thurs. more »»


September 2, 2014 Kenneth D. Highley, 85, of Reader, WV, passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at his home. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. more »»


Antero to Send 66,500 Barrels to Cracker Daily

September 2, 2014 Marcellus and Utica shale ethane is so plentiful that Antero Resources plans to help fuel a total of three cracker plants, including the proposed Odebrecht facility in Wood County and the potential... more »»

Former Air Force One Pilot To Speak

September 2, 2014 Mark Tillman remembers the first time he was at he controls of Air Force One, and it came on a flight that was headed not too many miles north of the Ohio Valley. more »»

The (Car) Show Must Go On: Rain Can’t Dampen Spirits at Annual Car, Bike Show

September 2, 2014 The rags were out and automobile enthusiasts set to work as soon as the rain passed on Monday afternoon, just in time to hear the prize announcements and wrap up the annual Dan Dague Memorial... more »»

Community Block Party Is Planned for Saturday

September 2, 2014 The annual block party on Maryland Avenue in Steubenville has evolved over the years with different leaders and organization stepping up to help lead the even. more »»

‘It’s a Rush’

September 1, 2014 Jim Gardill fancies himself something of a daredevil, having done his share of driving fast cars and motorcycles — but there’s something about the thrill of hydroplane boat racing that’s almost... more »»

Wheeling's Comprehensive Plan

Download Wheeling's Draft Comprehensive Plan

August 26, 2014 Click the link to view and download the city's draft Comprehensive Plan. more »»

Reaction to Plan Comprehensive

August 26, 2014 WHEELING — The public got a chance Monday to take a closer look at city leaders’ vision for the next decade during a pair of meetings on the recently released draft of the city’s new comprehensive... more »»

Review Wheeling Plan Regularly

August 24, 2014 Several points in the proposed new comprehensive plan for Wheeling are sensible. If anything, attention to them is overdue. more »»

Plan Focuses on Quality, Not Quantity

August 24, 2014 WHEELING — It’s not your grandfather’s Wheeling anymore. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing, according to a draft of the city’s new comprehensive plan. more »»

Draft for Comprehensive Plan Out for Public View

August 21, 2014 WHEELING — A draft of Wheeling’s new comprehensive plan is now available for public view, but there’s plenty of work left to do before City Council can vote to adopt i. more »»


Educate People About Coal Role

September 2, 2014 Some Americans who never met a miner are beginning to wake up to the peril of President Barack Obama’s war on coal. more »»

Stamp Deserves Honor From Peers

September 2, 2014 U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp?Jr. is regarded highly for his quiet yet strong presence on the bench, as well as for his ability and dedication to the law. more »»

Uphold The Constitution

September 1, 2014 Our nation’s founders disagreed on a multitude of issues about how to govern the United States. But on one thing they put their partisanship aside for the good of future Americans. more »»

Taxes, Regulations Hinder Productivity

September 1, 2014 Americans are renowned the world over for finding ways to work more efficiently, to produce more goods and services with less labor. For about half a century, beginning in the late 1940s, U.S. more »»

Keep McKinley In the House

August 31, 2014 To many West Virginia voters, it already is clear electing Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.V. more »»

Local Columns

Nation on Downward Spiral That Must Be Altered

August 31, 2014 How did things ever get so far? Following a bloody and destructive internecine war in which he was gravely wounded and one of his sons was killed, Vito Corleone called together the heads of the... more »»

Paisley Honors His Roots and a Presidential Reminder

August 31, 2014 Editor’s note: Reporters are constantly surveying their surroundings, and in doing so often turn up many tidbits of news that don’t make it into the daily newspape. more »»

Fast Boats And Help For Kids

August 31, 2014 What does a kind young woman helping a physically challenged tot learn to walk have in common with a raceboat roaring and bouncing across waves on the Ohio River at 120 mph? The Wheeling Vintage... more »»

High Hopes for Fostoria Site Are Becoming a Reality

August 31, 2014 When the Fostoria Steering Committee was involved more than a decade ago in efforts to clean up the Fostoria Glass site in Moundsville, the main concern was to have the remaining buildings removed... more »»

Here’s Where the Money Goes

August 30, 2014 Where’d all the money go? If you’re spending part of the Labor Day weekend paying bills, that question may enter your mind. I may be able to help with a partial answer: Washington. more »»


Gump Turns Into A Major Thumper for JM

September 2, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — It’s not all that uncommon for a player whose team ended up on the wrong side of the scoreboard to get lost in the shuffle. more »»

Ex-Monarchs Star Howard Playing for Herd

September 2, 2014 HUNTINGTON — Kylie Howard is finally back where she belongs, the infield of a softball diamond. more »»

Cardinals Rally to Beat Bucs

September 2, 2014 ST. LOUIS (AP) — To Andrew McCutchen, it was just another home run — one of 21 that he has hit this season. However, his 454-foot shot in the seventh inning wasn’t just ordinary. more »»

Meyer: We Will Get Better

September 2, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Urban Meyer has heard others say his team is too young, or that it was crippled by the loss of two-time Big Ten player of the year Braxton Miller. He doesn’t buy it. more »»

Price, Cabrera Help Tigers Rout Tribe

September 2, 2014 CLEVELAND — David Price bounced back from an alarming start and Miguel Cabrera homered twice, hitting one of Detroit’s three homers off Cleveland’s Corey Kluber, as the Tigers rolled to a 12-1... more »»

W.Va. News

Big 12 teams play top foes unexpectedly close

September 1, 2014 There were the expected season-opening blowout victories for Big 12 teams. more »»

W.Va. board exec shocked by doctor's reinstatement

September 1, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The head of a state board that suspended the license of a West Virginia pain clinic operator says she's shocked by a judge's move to let the doctor resume practicing medicine. more »»

Ginseng season opens in West Virginia

September 1, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ginseng diggers are heading to West Virginia's forests as the season for harvesting the plant opens. more »»

Hatfield-McCoy Trail permit sales increase

September 1, 2014 BRAMWELL, W.Va. (AP) — All-terrain vehicle permit sales for the Hatfield-McCoy trail are up this summer. more »»

Berkeley County hospital goes tobacco-free

September 1, 2014 CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Tobacco use is no longer allowed at Jefferson Medical Center in Charles Town. more »»

Ohio News

Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

September 1, 2014 PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they... more »»

Buckeyes make mistakes but say they'll get better

September 1, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Urban Meyer was not very happy with his fifth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes at halftime Saturday. more »»

Ohio Democrats try to rally with labor

September 1, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — The Democratic lieutenant governor candidate said Monday the beleaguered top of the Ohio ticket isn't throwing in the towel, as candidates tried to rally base supporters at Labor... more »»

Bottles tossed at Ohio police at campus party

September 1, 2014 AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a rowdy crowd near the University of Akron threw bottles at officers while they tried to break up several big parties over the weekend. more »»

Victim identified after boat sinks at Ohio lake

September 1, 2014 LAKEVIEW, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who died after a boat carrying nine people sank in a western Ohio lake. more »»

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