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Krajnyak Wins Mayoral Primary in Martins Ferry

May 6, 2015 MARTINS FERRY — City residents on Tuesday selected former mayor and current councilman Robert Krajnyak to be the Democrat Party’s nominee as the next mayor. more »»


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Krajnyak Wins Mayoral Primary in Martins Ferry

May 6, 2015 MARTINS FERRY — City residents on Tuesday selected former mayor and current councilman Robert Krajnyak to be the Democrat Party’s nominee as the next mayor. more »»

First Circuit Court Judge Gaughan Set to Retire

May 6, 2015 WHEELING — First Judicial Circuit Judge Martin J. Gaughan, 71, who is considered one of the founders of community corrections in West Virginia, will retire effective June 30. He sent a letter to Gov. more »»

Jefferson County Voters Back Levies, Decide Primary Races

May 6, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Voters proved to be in a generous mood during the Tuesday election as they approved several levies across Jefferson County, while Steubenville, Mingo Junction and Toronto residents sa... more »»

Wheeling Plans More Than $1 Million in Paving

May 6, 2015 That extra penny or two consumers have been paying for their morning coffee since Wheeling enacted its sales tax in 2013 could soon result in some smoother road surfaces across the Friendly City. more »»

Amazing $426,000 Raised Tuesday in Ohio Valley

May 6, 2015 WHEELING — The people of the Ohio Valley contributed more than $426,000 Tuesday to local charitable organizations during the second-annual Amazing Raise Ohio Valley event. more »»



May 6, 2015 Mary Pearl Kavanas Wilson, 77, of Valley Grove, WV, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at her home. more »»


May 6, 2015 Patricia C. “Blum” McNeil, 70, of Winter Haven, FL, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Consulate Nursing Home. She was born in Wheeling, WV, on October 30, 1944. She was a member of St. more »»


May 6, 2015 Carmen Troilo, “Junior,” 75, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Monday, May 4, 2015, in Trinity Hospital, Dennison, Ohio. Carmen was born May 14, 1939, in Wheeling, a son of the late Carmine J. more »»


May 6, 2015 Mildred E. Goode Green, 84, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015, at Bishop Hodges Continuous Care, Wheeling, WV. Friends will be received from 6-8 p.. more »»


May 6, 2015 Steve T. Grammen, 89, of Clearwater, FL, formerly of Wheeling, WV, died Friday, May 1, 2015, at The Oaks of Clearwater Nursing Home, Clearwater, FL. more »»


National Day of Prayer To Be Observed Around Valley

May 6, 2015 The National Day of Prayer, an annual observance mandated by Congress on the first Thursday of May, will be observed in several local communities on Thursday. This year’s theme is “Lord, Hear Our Cry. more »»

Rotarian Records 67 Years Perfect Attendance

May 6, 2015 By FRED CONNORS Senior Staff Writer Dr. R. Alan Fawcett is a man of his word. more »»

Two Arsons in Martins Ferry Worry Fire Chief

May 6, 2015 Another arson fire has occurred in Martins Ferry three days after the first blaze destroyed a vacant home. more »»

Another Care Option Opens in Marshall County

May 6, 2015 Another facility providing medical care to Marshall County residents is slated to open at 8 a.m. today. more »»


Realistic Tax Relief Desirable

May 6, 2015 Members of a select panel of legislators considering tax reform in West Virginia seem to have adopted the prudent course of educating themselves before getting down to the nuts and bolts of change. more »»

Radioactive Waste Facility Essential

May 6, 2015 Radioactive waste will not go away, as much as President Barack Obama tries to ignore the problem. Nearly one-fifth of the electricity generated in the United States comes from nuclear power plant. more »»

Election Today Is Important

May 5, 2015 Polling places in many Belmont and Jefferson County communities will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. today, for a primary election. But most eligible voters are not expected to participate. more »»

Keep Shadyside School Tax Levies

May 5, 2015 Shadyside voters being asked to approve two property tax levies for the public school system should keep one thing in mind when casting ballots: Both levies are renewals, meaning taxes already are... more »»

Pursuing Local History Museum

May 4, 2015 Many communities smaller than Wheeling have their own local museums. more »»

Local Columns

Why Do We Put Up With Bureaucrats?

May 3, 2015 Why do we put up with government of the bureaucracy, by the bureaucracy and for the bureaucracy? Who runs this country, anyway? A letter to the editor on page C6 of today’s newspaper probably will... more »»

Clearing Up Myths About Gas ‘Pooling’ Laws

May 3, 2015 The debate in West Virginia over pooling of the Marcellus Shale has been spirited to say the leas. more »»

Retiring Banker Took Job Because She Could Walk to Work

May 3, 2015 It is always interesting to learn how an individual chose his or her career, and especially those who have spent their entire career in the same profession. more »»

America Closer to Baltimore Than ‘City on a Hill’

May 3, 2015 My America, where are you? With the horrible consequences of the protests in Baltimore, I am overcome with emotions, and it is difficult to say which is the stronger. more »»

Justice Rich, But Has Weaknesses

May 2, 2015 If you could spend $5,356 and be virtually assured of being elected governor of West Virginia, would you do it? How one man answers that question, in a way, has quite a few politicians on edge. more »»


John Marshall Monarchs Pounce On Mohigans’ Missteps

May 6, 2015 GLEN DALE — Morgantown coach Lorri Lipscomb knows that when it comes to playing John Marshall, a team has to play a solid seven innings in order to win. more »»

Wheeling Park Patriots Declaw Wildcats

May 6, 2015 WHEELING — It took Wheeling Park all of four batters Tuesday to answer the question of how the Patriots might respond after a huge victory a night earlier at Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class... more »»

John Marshall Bounces Back in Extras

May 6, 2015 Glen Dale — It may have taken nine innings, but the John Marshall High School Monarchs celebrated with a 7-6 win over the Oak Glen Golden Bears. more »»

Zorne Dominates, Keys Steubenville in 5-1 Victory

May 6, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Nicky Zorne was dominant on the hill Tuesday as Steubenville earned a 5-1 victory over St. Clairsville in a battle of Ohio Valley Athletic Conference champions at Vaccaro Field. more »»

Buccos Hitting Funk Lingers

May 6, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen’s left knee is aching. His team is listing. The Pittsburgh Pirates’ star center fielder is only too aware of the correlation. more »»

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My Hole-y Life

May 4, 2015 For months we have seen the wrath that winter has taken on our roads and hillsides. The constant freeze and thaw of winter wreaked havoc, creating craters in roads. more »

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