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DEP Tank Deadline Is Oct. 1

September 23, 2014 CHARLESTON — Officials with the state Department of Environmental Protection say storage tanks in zones of critical concern account for less than 6 percent of the above-ground storage tanks... more »»


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DEP Tank Deadline Is Oct. 1

September 23, 2014 CHARLESTON — Officials with the state Department of Environmental Protection say storage tanks in zones of critical concern account for less than 6 percent of the above-ground storage tanks... more »»

Ohio River Drilling Bids Open Friday

September 23, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Casting his fishing rod into the Ohio River on Monday afternoon, Moundsville resident Cody Kernan said Gov. more »»

Report: Frackers Use 10 Million Gallons Of Water, 13 Million Pounds of Sand Per Well

September 23, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — When drillers began fracking Marcellus shale natural gas wells in Ohio and Marshall counties a few years ago, they regularly used about 4 million gallons of water and 1 million pounds... more »»

Mountain State Panel Studying Law To Protect Drinking Water Supplies

September 23, 2014 CHARLESTON — A West Virginia panel is starting to review a state law aimed at protecting drinking water supplies. On Monday, the Public Water System Supply Study Commission held its first meeting. more »»

Revise, Refine, Spin: President Accused Of Playing ‘Fast & Loose’ With Health Data

September 23, 2014 WASHINGTON— Call it health care law numerology. more »»



September 23, 2014 Nick Mustachio, 60, of Wheeling, WV, died Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Ohio State University Hospital. more »»


September 23, 2014 Walter Ora Streight, 79, of Rines Ridge Road, Proctor, WV, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Wheeling Hospital. He was born April 15, 1935 in Moundsville, WV, son of the late William R. more »»


September 23, 2014 Joseph S. Morris, 77, of New Martinsville, WV, died Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Acuity Specialty Hospital, Bellaire, OH. He was born March 23, 1937 in Harrisburg, PA, the son of the late James S. more »»


September 23, 2014 Joseph “Butch” Kurtz, 69, of St. Clairsville passed away Friday. Visitation Wednesday from 11 a.m. until service at noon at Campbell- Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville. more »»


September 23, 2014 Charles Cole, born May 27, 1943, passed away September 20, 2014 at his home in Michigan. Charles grew up in Wellsburg, WV. more »»


Fugitive Rescued From River After Chase

September 23, 2014 Officers from two local police departments rescued a near-drowning fugitive Sunday from the Ohio River after a foot chase. The chase took place behind the Bridgeport pump house. more »»

Mine Disaster Memorial Officially Opens Saturday

September 23, 2014 It’s taken more than 14 months and nearly $70,000 in monetary donations to complete, but the Benwood Mine Disaster memorial will be officially opened to the public this wee. more »»

Perkins Reopens National Road Restaurant After Renovations

September 23, 2014 When Frank Carolla decided to close down his Perkins Restaurant and Bakery for a week and spend $250,000 for a makeover, he resolved to use a local labor force to create a new look both inside and... more »»

WVU Honors Welker For Achievement

September 23, 2014 Retired teacher William Welker was recognized Monday night by West Virginia University for his accomplishments during 35 years with Ohio County Schools. more »»

Police Reports

September 23, 2014 WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Theft At 11:10 a.m. Sunday, police went to a 25th Street residence to investigate a stolen bicycle report. DUI At 9:35 a.m. more »»

Wheeling's Comprehensive Plan

Download Wheeling's Draft Comprehensive Plan

September 21, 2014 Click the link to view and download the city's draft Comprehensive Plan. more »»

Updated Zoning Codes High on Priority List

September 21, 2014 WHEELING — The new comprehensive plan being developed in Wheeling may ask city leaders to take a fresh look at the way they view downtown development. more »»

Review Wheeling Plan Regularly

September 15, 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

September 15, 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 »»

Reaction to Plan Comprehensive

September 15, 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 »»


Reading Scores Cause for Praise

September 23, 2014 Many Ohioans interested in public education quality will make judgments about their own school districts on the basis of letter grades released by the state Department of Education. more »»

Ensure Fire Hydrants Can Be Relied Upon

September 23, 2014 Nearly one-third of the fire hydrants in New Cumberland now bear tags indicating they are out of servic. more »»

EPA Attempts To Mislead

September 22, 2014 Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency agreed to extend the public comment period on the proposed Clean Power Plan, which targets coal-fired power plants and attempts to subject those plant... more »»

Support Juvenile Drug Court Work

September 22, 2014 Many juveniles who abuse drugs and alcohol have not yet become addicted. Those who are sometimes are not so strongly hooked that there are excellent prospects for treating them. more »»

Reforming W.Va. Public Education

September 21, 2014 West Virginia’s new state superintendent of schools, Michael?Martirano, has his work cut out for him. more »»

Local Columns

Stars Get Away With Violence

September 21, 2014 Perhaps Ray Rice should consider a new career as a movie star or musician. Maybe he could convince Roger Goodell to manage him. more »»

Praying for an End to Drug Epidemic in America

September 21, 2014 Last month we were dealing with the suicide of Robin Williams and the challenges that he may have had with drugs. more »»

Highs and Lows of The Highlands; and Take Cover

September 21, 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 »»

Cameron High School Helping Honor Hundred High Seniors

September 21, 2014 Cameron High School will be hosting both Weirton Madonna and Hundred High Schools on Friday at Dragon Stadium. more »»

Tennant Future Prospects Dim

September 20, 2014 Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., is well on her way to becoming West Virginia’s next U.S. senator. Her campaign is the stuff of which most politicians can only dream. more »»


Wheeling Natives Get Nod

September 22, 2014 Staff Writer WHEELING — Big changes are afoot for the Charleston-based West Virginia Golf Association’s Hall of Fam. more »»

Steelers Run Past Panthers

September 22, 2014 By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Once the Pittsburgh Steelers found the end zone, they didn’t seem to want to leave. more »»

Pirates Moving Closer to Playoff Berth

September 22, 2014 By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Vance Worley is used to his body breaking down at this point in the season. An unexpected break allowed the Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander to regrou. more »»

Browns Bumble Their Way to 23-21 Defeat

September 22, 2014 By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — The fake play — helped by Johnny Manziel’s superb acting — worked to perfection but got called back. One field goal hit the uprights, another was blocked. more »»

Hamlin Suffers Major Championship Blow

September 22, 2014 By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer LOUDON, N.H. — Denny Hamlin folded his arms in the New Hampshire garage, stared at the big screen and watched teammate Kyle Busch hit the wal. more »»

W.Va. News

Feds confirm 4 cases of respiratory virus in W.Va.

September 22, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal health officials have confirmed four West Virginia cases of a respiratory virus in children. more »»

W.Va. panel studying law to protect water supplies

September 22, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia panel is starting to review a widespanning state law to protect drinking water supplies. more »»

GOP asks WVa high court if it can fill ballot slot

September 22, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Kanawha County Republicans have filed a challenge with the West Virginia Supreme Court to fill an empty House of Delegates ballot slot. more »»

Company says gas leak in Wetzel creek isn't hazard

September 22, 2014 NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A Columbia Pipeline Group spokesman says a natural gas leak into a Wetzel County creek doesn't pose a threat to the environment. more »»

WVU board OKs exceeding non-classified staff limit

September 22, 2014 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University's board has approved a plan to expand the percentage of the school's non-classified staff. more »»

Ohio News

Judge disconnects prosecutor's court video feed

September 22, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio judge says he has disconnected a video feed from his courtroom to the prosecutor's office after defense attorneys called it a violation of privacy and attorney-client... more »»

Ohio grand jury to review highway shooting case

September 22, 2014 LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury will hear the case of a man accused of killing his estranged girlfriend's son in Kentucky, kidnapping her and then killing her on an Ohio highway. more »»

PETA offers Ohio school can safety posters

September 22, 2014 OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Smelling an opportunity to educate students about animal safety, an animal rights group has offered to send posters to an Ohio college where a skunk recently got its head stuck i... more »»

Senator wants director of Ohio prisons panel fired

September 22, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The executive director of a corrections oversight committee that has taken a hard look at Ohio's troubled inmate food service contract and prisons security issues is guilty of... more »»

Democratic slate in Ohio takes to the road

September 22, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Democratic candidates for statewide offices are crisscrossing the state by bus in an effort to generate support and bring out the vote. more »»

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