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Ohio County BOE Alters Uniform Rule

July 29, 2014 By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — The Ohio County Board of Education on Monday rescinded a policy stating service personnel can be fired for failure to properly wear their uniforms, and also... more »»


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Ohio County BOE Alters Uniform Rule

July 29, 2014 By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — The Ohio County Board of Education on Monday rescinded a policy stating service personnel can be fired for failure to properly wear their uniforms, and also... more »»

Tyler County Teacher Arrested

July 29, 2014 SISTERSVILLE — The daughter of the Tyler County Schools superintendent is free on bond after her arrest on drug charges last week. more »»

$60,000 Bond For UL Chief

July 29, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Charges against Union Local Schools Superintendent Doug Thoburn will be considered by a Belmont County grand jury, as Thoburn on Monday waived his right to a preliminary hearing. more »»

Suffering For The Condemned

July 29, 2014 Randy Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathin. more »»

Extraditions Delayed In Wetzel Deaths

July 29, 2014 WAYNESBURG, Pa. — A duo accused of killing three people in Wetzel County and setting a fire to cover the crime will not be returned to face those charges any time soon. more »»



July 29, 2014 Shirley Ann Fortney Campbell 76, of Wellsburg, WV, passed away July 26, 2014 at the Brightwood Center, Follansbee, WV. She was born Jan. more »»


July 29, 2014 Carolyn Sue Beavers Misch, 56, of Wellsburg, WV, passed away July 27, 2014, at Liza’s Place, Wheeling, W. more »»


July 29, 2014 Aurelia Ann Nixon Llewellyn, 83, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheeling, WV. more »»


July 29, 2014 Dorothy “Dotty” Richmond, 86, of Moundsville died Monday, July 28 at Canton, Ohio. Graveside services at Halcyon Hills Memorial Chapel, Sherrard, WV, Thursday, July 31, at noon. more »»


July 29, 2014 Clarence Baker, Jr., 88, Barnesville, died Friday. Visitation Thursday 11 a.m. until service at 1 p.m. at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville. more »»


Drug Overdose in Motel Leads to Child Neglect Charges

July 29, 2014 Officers with the Moundsville Police Department arrested an Amma, W.Va. more »»

Trees, Trailers Tossed By Destructive Deluge

July 29, 2014 The storm system that swept across Wetzel County on Sunday evening left destruction in its wake, particularly in the Steelton section of New Martinsville. more »»

Outdoor Sports Fields in Works

July 29, 2014 Behind the new Cameron High School are 63 acres of weed-filled and unused hillside. Delegate David Evans, R-Marshall, believes that land has all the potential in the world. On this lot overlooking U. more »»

Woman Admits to Slashing Husband’s Throat

July 29, 2014 A woman who initially claimed she was dreaming about filleting a fish when she slashed her husband’s neck early Saturday morning is expected to be charged with felonious assault, the Jefferson Count... more »»

Bellaire Man Charged in Sunday Morning Stabbing Incident

July 29, 2014 One man is recovering after he was stabbed early Sunday in Shadyside. According to police reports, Shadyside police received a call just after 3 a.m about a stabbing on Lincoln Avenue. more »»


Get Land Reuse Agency Started

July 29, 2014 Once the new Belmont County Land Reutilization Corp. has been up and running for a few years, it may become self-sustaining. more »»

Investigate All Injuries on Rides

July 29, 2014 A major malfunction on a ride at the Cedar?Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, will not be investigated by state inspectors. more »»

Keep Animal Rules in Place

July 28, 2014 There certainly have been missteps in implementing a new West Virginia law to restrict ownership of dangerous animals. But they have not been serious enough for state legislators or Gov. more »»

Kasich Clearly Good for Jobs

July 28, 2014 Politicians do not really create jobs, regardless of what they would have you think. The most they can do is establish a tax, regulatory and incentive environment that encourages job creation. more »»

Insist on Reforms To Help Veterans

July 28, 2014 A proposal leaders in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives hope will provide better service to veterans in need of medical care was finalized during the weeken. more »»

Local Columns

Linking Tax Rates to Jobs A Bad Idea

July 27, 2014 Imagine you’re among West Virginians who have landed one of those good jobs in the oil and gas industry. You went back to school and got the specialized training neede. more »»

Chinese ‘Sleeping Giant’ Has Awakened in Africa

July 27, 2014 Between the 1870s and 1900, Africa faced a vast tide of European military invasions and eventual colonizatio. more »»

Local Residents Are Commended

July 27, 2014 Fostoria Glass Society of America, Inc. president James D. Davis of Clarksville, Tenn. more »»

Moundsville Power Would Create Local Jobs

July 27, 2014 I am writing in response to Marshall County Commissioner Bob Miller’s recent letter to the editor regarding the proposed $615 million Moundsville Power project. more »»

A Tax by Any Other Name ...

July 26, 2014 Politicians have wised up during the past several decades. They have found new and improved ways to empty our pockets without us even realizing we’ve been had. more »»


Post 1 Prepares for Tourney

July 29, 2014 By DAVE MORRISON Sports Writer WHEELING — Mark Delbrugge was at a loss for words, after watching his Wheeling Post 1 team drop a fourth game in seven starts in early June. more »»

Spence Ready To Go Again

July 29, 2014 By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer LATROBE, Pa. more »»

Browns Get Physical In Camp for First Time

July 29, 2014 By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio — Behind his stylish sunglasses, Browns first-year coach Mike Pettine stayed cool and showed little outward emotion on a day he had been looking forward t... more »»

Marketing Agreement an Obstacle for U.S. Bid

July 29, 2014 By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. more »»

Gordon Eyeing 5th Title After Win

July 29, 2014 By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels. more »»

W.Va. News

Tennant spoofs White House's power in new ad

July 28, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant pretends to cuts the lights at the White House in a new TV ad opposing President Barack Obama's energy policies. more »»

Tennant turns off White House's power in new ad

July 28, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant literally cuts the lights at the White House in a new TV ad opposing President Barack Obama's energy policies. more »»

W.Va. board to meet this week on dangerous animals

July 28, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A board tasked with compiling a list of animals that are illegal to keep as pets in West Virginia will consider a list that is shorter than one suggested earlier. more »»

2 killed in crash in southern West Virginia

July 28, 2014 MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — Police in southern West Virginia say two men have died when their vehicle overturned outside Madison. more »»

Ohio News

All tickets claimed for LeBron's homecoming show

July 28, 2014 AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James' Ohio hometown says fans quickly claimed the thousands of tickets available for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since... more »»

Ex-mentor at center gets 44 years for sexual abuse

July 28, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — A worker from a now-closed residential treatment center has been sentenced to 44 years in prison for sexually abusing two teenage girls who lived at the northeast Ohio facility wher... more »»

Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

July 28, 2014 REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U. more »»

Ohio lawmakers want Common Core standards repealed

July 28, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican lawmakers in the Ohio House are beginning a push to repeal Common Core learning standards by year's end, citing widespread discontent they're hearing from parents,... more »»

1 of 2 Ohio plane crash victims not yet identified

July 28, 2014 FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northwest Ohio are still trying to identify one of two people killed in a weekend plane crash. more »»

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Link between education outcomes and drug/alcohol abuse?

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