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McKinley Decides Against Run for Governor

June 2, 2015 WHEELING — U.S. Rep. David McKinley ended speculation about his 2016 plans Monday, announcing he will seek a fourth term representing northern West Virginia in Congress rather than run for governor. more »»


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McKinley Decides Against Run for Governor

June 2, 2015 WHEELING — U.S. Rep. David McKinley ended speculation about his 2016 plans Monday, announcing he will seek a fourth term representing northern West Virginia in Congress rather than run for governor. more »»

Senate President Cole To Make Plans Known Today

June 2, 2015 CHARLESTON — The 2016 Republican field for West Virginia governor became much clearer Monday, as state Senate President Bill Cole all but jumped in and U.S. Rep. more »»

AEP Turns Off 5,535 Megawatts of Power

June 2, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — American Electric Power officials believe they can keep customers’ lights on, despite eliminating enough coal-fired power to illuminate about 5. more »»

NSA Out Of Phone Game

June 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — However Congress resolves its impasse over government surveillance, this much is clear: The National Security Agency will ultimately be out of the business of collecting and storing... more »»

Plan Would Cut Medicaid for Some Pregnant Women

June 2, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio — State senators are taking a hard look at a proposal in Republican Gov. more »»



June 2, 2015 Albert Kuhens, age 81, of New Martinsville died Friday, May 29, 2015. He was born November 30, 1933 in Meadowbrook, WV, son of the late Virgil and Edna Mae Ensiminger Kuhens. more »»


June 2, 2015 M. Marinda Beebe, age 77, of Moundsville died Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. more »»


June 2, 2015 Joseph Velkovich, 62, of Bridgeport Ohio died Monday. Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at St John’s Catholic Church in Bellaire, Ohio. more »»


June 2, 2015 Donna Jean Nemitt, age 83, of Toronto passed away Monday, June 1, 2015 at Trinity West Medical Center, Steubenville. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. more »»


June 2, 2015 Margaret Mary Brose, 87, formerly of Garden Park Terrace, Wheeling, WV, died Friday, May 29, 2015. She was born in New York, N.Y. more »»


Belmont County Commission Considers Jail Expansion

June 2, 2015 As the population continues to grow at the Belmont County Jail, county commissioners are pondering whether it’s best to renovate an existing building to house misdemeanor offenders, or again build... more »»

Hilltop Elementary Students Have Court Date With Mock Trial

June 2, 2015 Hilltop Elementary School students gained courtroom experience Monday as they participated in a mock trial at the Marshall County Courthouse. more »»

$3 Theft Ends In Felony Arrest

June 2, 2015 The alleged theft of a $3.50 keychain led to a felony charge against a Moundsville woman who is facing her third shoplifting conviction since 2010. more »»

Ohio County Library Preparing for More History

June 2, 2015 The Ohio Valley already has a history rich in physical artifacts, and the Ohio County Library sees the need for archival space there expanding in the future. more »»

Man Pleads Guilty To Trafficking

June 2, 2015 A Cleveland man admitted to heroin and cocaine trafficking last week in federal court in Wheeling. LeDon Gaither, 38, pleaded guilty before Senior status U. S. more »»


McKinley Made Right Decision

June 2, 2015 West Virginia needs excellent leadership in state government. But our future depends to an enormous extent not on what our leaders in Charleston do, but what happens in Washington, D.. more »»

Review, Correct Rules on Spying

June 2, 2015 Intelligence agencies want unfettered authority to invade our privacy. It is in the very nature of spying organizations such as the National Security Agency. more »»

Focus on Fighting for Coal

June 2, 2015 The Friday before Memorial Day weekend, local newspapers in West Virginia headlined with the devastating story that another 2,268 coal miners lost their jobs. more »»

Improve Charter School Rules

June 1, 2015 Should you call your local public school district in Ohio and ask for a financial report or information on high school graduation rates, it would be provided. State law requires that. more »»

Defending Less Costly Electricity

June 1, 2015 Not a single ton of coal is mined in Wisconsin. Complaints about President Barack Obama’s war on coal may not resonate with many Badger State, where mining provides no jobs, But Wisconsin Gov. more »»

Local Columns

Winning In War Still Spills Blood

May 31, 2015 Can it be that a substantial percentage of people think warfare can be conducted successfully with little shedding of American blood? Have our gadgets and some of our politicians deluded us into... more »»

Insisting on More Funding to Upgrade W.Va. 2

May 31, 2015 It is no secret that many, perhaps even most, roads in West Virginia need work. There is a dire need for roads to be completed, built, studied, funded, started and/or repaired. more »»

A Graduation Selfie; Litter Bugs; and Quirky Councils

May 31, 2015 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 »»

Four Seasons Pool Concerns Discussed at Public Meeting

May 31, 2015 Forty-five patrons of the Four Seasons Pool in Moundsville expressed their feelings concerning the future of the facility during an informational meeting held Thursday. more »»

Telling the Difference Between Facts, Opinions

May 31, 2015 Parents, many of your children believe that what has been published or seen on the social media must be the “gospel truth. more »»


West Virginia/Ohio All-Star Baseball Game Ends In Tie

June 2, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Edison’s Austin Horan laced a two-run triple in the top of the eighth inning and Linsly’s duo of Colton Coss and Dillon Curtin did damage for a run in the bottom of the eighth inning... more »»

Dellavedova Sparks Cavaliers With Grit

June 2, 2015 INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — The kid was fearless, relentless, a hustler. Growing up in tiny Maryborough, Australia, Matthew Dellavedova tried every spor. more »»

Williams Reaches Quarterfinals In Open

June 2, 2015 PARIS — For the third match in a row at the French Open, Serena Williams was oddly out of sorts at the outset and dropped the opening set. more »»

Espinoza Takes Third Aim at Triple Crown

June 2, 2015 ARCADIA, Calif. — Victor Espinoza is oozing confidence a year after his hopes of riding a Triple Crown winner were dashed in the Belmont Stake. more »»

Pirates Bring Down Giants, 4-3

June 2, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO — Out of nowhere came the fan, a large man in an old-school Barry Bonds Pirates jersey entering Gregory Polanco’s space at the right-field wal. 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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