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Ex-Youth Services System Employee Faces Charges

September 15, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — A former employee of Youth Services System has been arrested for an alleged incident involving a youth in the care of the Helinski Shelter in Moundsvill. more »»


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Ex-Youth Services System Employee Faces Charges

September 15, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — A former employee of Youth Services System has been arrested for an alleged incident involving a youth in the care of the Helinski Shelter in Moundsvill. more »»

United States Still Seeks Allies to Fight ISIS Thugs

September 15, 2014 WASHINGTON— The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it’s too early to identify them. more »»

Fetcko's Employment Terminated By Board

September 15, 2014 WHEELING -- The Ohio County Board of Education on Monday unanimously voted to terminate the employment of Kristyn Fetcko, 10 days after she pleaded guilty to charges relating to the distribution of... more »»

Family Still Hopes to Discover Fate of Pilot

September 15, 2014 WHEELING — More than 60 years after his plane was shot down over North Korea, relatives of Ohio County native Capt. Harry C. Moore are still trying to discover the truth about his fate. more »»

Zone Change Sought for Subdivision

September 15, 2014 WHEELING — A developer is seeking to build several new duplexes in the Timber Grove subdivision of Elm Grove, but city officials first will have to approve a zone change. more »»



September 15, 2014 Robert H. Schafer, 94, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Liza’s Place. He was born in Wheeling, WV, on October 11, 1919, son of the late Henry F. more »»


September 15, 2014 Richard Lee “Bubba” Cunningham, 54, of Cameron, W.Va., passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at home. He was born December 22, 1959, in Wheeling, W.Va. more »»


September 15, 2014 Richard Lee “Bubba” Cunningham, 54, of Cameron, WV, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014, at home. He was born December 22, 1959, in Wheeling, WV, son of Robert Jerry and Chris (Yeater) Cunningham. more »»


September 15, 2014 Kellie McAfee, 44, of Bridgeport, died Saturday at home. Friends received Tuesday from 4 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, Elm Grove. more »»


September 15, 2014 Mieda R. Alleman, 58, of Sardis died September 14, 2014, at her home. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday with services at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Watters Funeral home, Woodsfield. more »»


Chevron Earns $5.7 Billion in Three Months

September 16, 2014 As global oil giant Chevron continues fracking through the Marcellus shale under Marshall County, the company collected $5. more »»

W.Va. ‘Cannot Be Left Out’ on Cracker

September 16, 2014 West Virginia Secretary of Commerce Keith Burdette expects Odebrecht to decide whether to build the estimated $5 billion ethane cracker in Wood County by next year, but he believes the natural gas... more »»

Family Continues To Seek Fate Of Downed Pilot

September 16, 2014 More than 60 years after his plane was shot down over North Korea, relatives of Ohio County native Capt. Harry C. Moore are still trying to discover the truth about his fate. more »»

Reynolds Memorial Hospital Paves Way for MRI-Safe Pacemakers

September 16, 2014 At Reynolds Memorial Hospital, the first implant of an MRI-safe pacemaker has been successfully completed, paving the way for easier medical procedures in the future. more »»

Energy Terminal Project Launched

September 16, 2014 More than 100 groups are looking to occupy space in the former Ohio Cold Rolling Co. 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 »»


Avoid Tainting Water Supplies

September 15, 2014 Many people seem to view “fracking” as synonymous with drilling for natural gas and oil. more »»

‘Report Card’ Is Misleading

September 15, 2014 Pick a medium-sized to large school in Ohio and give 610 of its students a test. A few will do well and earn A grades. Most will get Bs, Cs and Ds. Some will do so badly they will be given Fs. more »»

Preserving Wild, Wonderful W.Va.

September 15, 2014 Generations from now, many of the most beautiful, ecologically significant areas of West Virginia will remain wild and wonderful thanks in large measure to The Nature Conservanc. more »»

Keeping High-Risk Convicts in Prison

September 15, 2014 Investigators looking into an Ohio prison escape last week should be demanding corrections officials provide a list of extremely dangerous inmates, along with where and under what conditions they... more »»

Teaching W.Va. Children to Read

September 14, 2014 When children cannot read well, they fail in school and usually, later in life. West Virginia Go. more »»

Local Columns

Campuses Good Places To Hide

September 14, 2014 Put yourself in the shoes of an Islamic terrorist bent on killing Americans here in the homeland. Getting in is no problem, thanks to our porous border. more »»

Senate Debate Should Include Mountain Party, Too

September 14, 2014 I have only met Shelly Moore Capito one time and she was quite pleasant. I hear she does a good job on constituent services, helping citizens with personal political problems. That is commenda. more »»

Registration Open for ‘Zombie Prison Break’ Run/Walk

September 14, 2014 Online registration for the Moundsville Zombie Prison Break 5K Run/Walk will be accepted through Friday. In addition, registration will be held from 7-8 a.m. on Saturday, the date of the event. more »»

Challenge for GOP Is Money

September 13, 2014 Two Northern Panhandle candidates — Pat McGeehan of Chester and Ryan W. Weld of Wellsburg — are key figures in the Republican strategy to take over the West Virginia House of Delegates this fall. more »»

A Long Day And Night

September 13, 2014 As I prepared for the Steelers and Ravens football game to kick off, I sat nervously on the sofa in our living room. I wanted it to be over — not the football game — the day, Sept. 11, 201. more »»


Vucelik a King Among Bishops

September 16, 2014 McMECHEN —Workhorse in the dictionary is defined as a dependable person who does hard work over a long period of time. more »»

Sorting Out the Big 12

September 16, 2014 MORGANTOWN — We’re now three weeks into the college football season and the Big 12 conference is quickly figuring out who the contenders and pretenders are in its 10-team league. more »»

Creek Sweeps Buckeye Local

September 16, 2014 CONNORVILLE — Indian Creek’s volleyball team is currently sitting in second place in the most recent Ohio Valley Athletic Conference 5A standings that were released Sunday afternoon. more »»

Eagles Soar Over Indy to Comeback

September 16, 2014 INDIANAPOLIS — Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at... more »»

Steelers Work to Tighten Leaky Run Defense

September 16, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Two weeks into his NFL career, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is already well versed in what’s troubling a defense that hardly looks like its old self. more »»

W.Va. News

St. Albans parents express crime concerns

September 16, 2014 ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — Several parents have expressed their concerns about crime to the St. more »»

FAA funding heading to W.Va.'s Yeager Airport

September 16, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority is receiving $3. more »»

Mountaineer ticket office expands hours

September 16, 2014 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The Mountaineer ticket office is expanding its hours of operation leading to Saturday's showdown with No. more »»

W.Va. to share in US Labor Department grant

September 16, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is among 46 states sharing in $87 million in federal grants to improve the performance and integrity of state unemployment insurance programs. more »»

Ex-congressman West to speak to West Virginia GOP

September 15, 2014 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Former Congressman Allen West will headline a West Virginia Republican event in two weeks. more »»

Ohio News

Ohio police chief pepper-sprayed 15-year-old girl

September 16, 2014 DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton's police chief is defending his use of pepper spray on a 15-year-old girl accused of assaulting people at a downtown street fair last weekend. more »»

Teen pleads guilty in southern Indiana slaying

September 16, 2014 BEDFORD, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana teenager has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for his role in the beating death of a man in his rural home. more »»

Man who set himself on fire connected to homicide

September 16, 2014 OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man who stepped into traffic and set himself on fire on a northeast Ohio highway has been connected to a woman found dead in a Cleveland home. more »»

Ohio woman wants playing cards to publicize crimes

September 16, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati city officials have pledged to help a crime-victim advocate produce decks of playing cards featuring cold-case homicides. more »»

Ohio woman faces charges in fatal motorcycle crash

September 16, 2014 LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — A 20-year-old central Ohio woman has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges in a weekend crash that left a motorcyclist dead and his 7-year-old passenger with serious... more »»

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