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Football Preview Kicks Off Season

August 28, 2014 WHEELING — High School football changes by the year. If there was a very large book encompassing the history of the game in the Ohio Valley, no two chapters would be the same. more »»

 
 
 

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Football Preview Kicks Off Season

August 28, 2014 WHEELING — High School football changes by the year. If there was a very large book encompassing the history of the game in the Ohio Valley, no two chapters would be the same. more »»

Five Guys Coming To The Highlands?

August 28, 2014 WHEELING — A Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurant and a Taco Bell are among businesses that could be locating to The Highlands in Ohio County, but county commissioners caution any plans there are... more »»

Trickett Kisses And Tells

August 28, 2014 MORGANTOWN — Just when you thought the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game between Alabama and West Virginia couldn’t possibly have any more story lines, Clint Trickett drops a bombshell. more »»

Beard Cutting Isn’t Hate Crime

August 28, 2014 CINCINNATI — Personal conflict, not religion, was the driving motive behind beard- and hair-cutting attacks targeting Amish, an appeals court panel ruled Wednesday in overturning the hate-crime... more »»

Audit: $662,000 Was Given to Failing Farmers’ Market

August 28, 2014 INWOOD, W.Va. — When the West Virginia Department of Agriculture chose to close the Inwood Farmers’ Market in 2014 and privatize it, one of the stated reasons was the market’s unprofitably. more »»

Obituaries

MARY BORTON

August 28, 2014 Mary Borton died Aug. 27, 2014. Funeral follows visitation from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 30, 2014, at Blaschalk-Wilson Funeral Home, Mingo Junction. more »»

ERIC POLEN

August 28, 2014 Eric Polen 42, of Valley Grove died Tuesday, August 26, at Liza’s Place. There will be no visition. Kepner Funeral Home, Elm Grove is in charge. more »»

KATHERINE SCHMIDT

August 28, 2014 Katherine Schmidt, 101, of Weirton, W.Va., died Aug. 27, 2014. Visitation Friday 10-11 a.m., Steel & Wolfe, Weirton. Funeral there Friday at 11 a.m. more »»

CATHY WELLS

August 28, 2014 Cathy Wells, 55, of Cadiz died Tuesday. Visitation Thursday, 2-4 and 6-8 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, funeral service Friday at 11 a.m. more »»

NORMAN MORRIS

August 27, 2014 Norman E. Morris, 87, of New Martinsville, WV, died Monday, August 25, 2014 at Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta, OH. more »»

Community

Health Board Approves Smoking Ban

August 28, 2014 Despite emotional, last-minute pleas from Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort employees, the Hancock County health board on Monday unanimously approved an indoor, countywide smoking ban with no... more »»

Dog Park Location Set

August 28, 2014 WHEELING — Following a months-long search for a suitable location, Wheeling officials have agreed to use city property to build the city’s first dog park. more »»

Belmont County Guardrail Bids Lower Than Expected

August 28, 2014 Belmont County officials were pleasantly surprised Wednesday when bids for a major guardrail project came in more than $80,000 below engineer’s estimate. more »»

Invasion Suspects Arraigned

August 28, 2014 Two of three suspects accused of assaulting a 71-year-old man during a home invasion last month were arraigned this week. Bryan K. Nicosia, 31, whose last known address is 129 S. Muskingum St. more »»

City to Close Piece of Pie Park Following Shooting

August 28, 2014 Steubenville City Council members Tuesday night called for Piece of Pie Park in the LaBelle neighborhood to be closed and dismantled and urged overtime for city police to walk a foot patrol in the... 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 »»

Editorials

Taking Back Steubenville

August 28, 2014 People should not be terrified of what could happen to them in their own homes. They should not be afraid to allow their children to go to parks. more »»

Capito Plan Is Common Sense

August 27, 2014 Flashy federal initiatives are missing from the job-creation plan released Tuesday by U.S. Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., who wants to pursue her proposals through a seat in the U.. more »»

Rehabilitating W.Va. Criminals

August 27, 2014 West Virginia’s campaign to reduce jail and prison overcrowding is succeeding, state legislators were told Monday. more »»

Out-of-Town Ideas Can Be Productive

August 27, 2014 A reader who has been following development of a new comprehensive plan for Wheeling contacted us this week about public input on the document. more »»

Kicking Off High School Football

August 27, 2014 Except for church services, there is nothing like Friday night high school football to gather Ohio Valley residents together. more »»

Local Columns

Changing Wheeling Radically

August 24, 2014 If a proposed new comprehensive plan for Wheeling is approved, the key — as those who wrote the document stress — will be implementatio. more »»

Putting an End to Bullying in Schools This Year

August 24, 2014 Bullying used to be viewed as something of a normal part of school, from the earliest elementary years to college fraternity hazing. more »»

Pipeliners Giving Back; A Retirement; and Travel

August 24, 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 »»

RED Partnership, Mound Power Work Well Together

August 24, 2014 Moundsville Power first arrived on the local scene some 18 months ago when company officials contacted the Regional Economic Development Partnership, which is a private, non-profit economic... more »»

Shame on You If You Vote Against School Funding

August 24, 2014 Before I admonish all of you who vote down school bond issues, I must admit I am a former teacher who retired in 2009. In fact, I am a third-generation educator. more »»

Sports

Show That Never Ends

August 28, 2014 WHEELING — Welcome, my fellow lunatics, to the show that never ends: Ohio Valley high school football season. more »»

Five Bold Predictions For WVU

August 28, 2014 MORGANTOWN —There’s much optimism surrounding the West Virginia football program this season. Why not? The Mountaineers can’t do much worse than they did last season. more »»

Bulldogs Beat the Heat, Linsly in Marathon Match

August 28, 2014 WHEELING — The first set was a marathon, and it did take a toll on the young players during the Linlsy-Bridgeport volleyball match Wednesday night on the Linsly campus. more »»

USC’s Shaw: Rescue Story Was a Lie

August 28, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw has admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to... more »»

Final Roster Spots Still up for Grabs

August 28, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Joe Webb has a job beyond the weekend. Landry Jones would like one too. more »»

W.Va. News

W.Va. to charge fees to obtain some public filings

August 28, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginians soon will have to pay to obtain some public documents from the Secretary of State's Office. more »»

Huntington Southern States store closes

August 28, 2014 HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Farmers in the Huntington area will have to travel to other cities to buy supplies. more »»

Rocket launch from Wallops Island tests new tech

August 28, 2014 WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets. more »»

Man sentenced for Massachusetts carjacking

August 28, 2014 PITTSFIELD, Mass. more »»

W.Va. PSC chair steps down from chem spill probe

August 28, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state Public Service Commission's chairman has removed himself from an investigation into a water company's response to a January chemical spill. more »»

Ohio News

Ohio driver resigns after hot-bus allegation

August 28, 2014 LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio school bus driver has resigned after being accused of making elementary-age students sit with the windows up in hot weather as a punishment. more »»

Teen cleared in Ohio crash that killed friend

August 28, 2014 ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A juvenile court magistrate has cleared a teenager in a 2012 northeast Ohio crash that left her passenger dead. more »»

Toledo zoo welcomes 100-year-old tortoise

August 28, 2014 TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The newest resident of the Toledo Zoo is a 100-year-old dome-shelled Galapagos tortoise that weighs in at 440 pounds. more »»

Ohio officer cleared in shooting of teen

August 28, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — A prosecutor says a suburban Cincinnati police officer was justified when he fired his gun and wounded a 16-year-old alleged armed robber last spring. more »»

Ohio serial rapist gets 135 years in prison

August 28, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who was linked to seven Cleveland-area rapes when authorities reopened hundreds of previously unsolved rape cases has been sentenced to up to 135 years in prison. more »»

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Sitting On The Porch

August 12, 2014 Tracy Lawrence once sang, "If the world had a front porch like we did back then ... We'd still have our problems, but we'd all be friends. more »

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