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DEP Reveals Scope Of Algae’s Spread in River

September 5, 2015 WHEELING — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has released a series of aerial photographs showing blue-green algae blooms on the Ohio River. more »»

 
 
 

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DEP Reveals Scope Of Algae’s Spread in River

September 5, 2015 WHEELING — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has released a series of aerial photographs showing blue-green algae blooms on the Ohio River. more »»

Wheeling to Drill More Water Wells

September 5, 2015 WHEELING — Should Wheeling’s water treatment plant ever have to close its Ohio River intakes again — as it did for a few days in August when a blue-green algae bloom first surfaced near the city —... more »»

Regatta’s Donations to Easter Seals Will Surpass $50,000

September 5, 2015 WHEELING — Behind every roaring engine during this weekend’s Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta is a desire to improve the lives of children facing unthinkable obstacles. more »»

Horse Industry Worries About Subsidies

September 5, 2015 BOSTON (AP) — Horse track operators and breeders are concerned the good times might be trotting to a close as some states move to rein in a lucrative subsidy that’s helped prop up their long... more »»

Husted Defends Fracking Decision

September 5, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s elections chief acted properly in invalidating anti-fracking ballot issues in three counties and a complaint against him should be dismissed, his attorneys told the stat... more »»

Obituaries

LARRY WILLIAMS

September 5, 2015 Larry Williams, 65, Cadiz, died Thursday. Visitation Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Funeral Wednesday, 1 p.m. at the Harrison Hills UP Church, Jewett. more »»

HELEN BENNETT

September 5, 2015 Helen Luzerna (Magers) Bennett, passed away September 1, 2015, at the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital. more »»

AMELIA BRADY

September 5, 2015 Amelia “Mae” (Santoro) Brady, 93, of Follansbee, WV, was called to her eternal home to be with her Savior, Jesus on Friday, September 4, 2015 at her son’s home. more »»

BETTY EWASKEY

September 5, 2015 Betty V. Ewaskey, 77, of Weirton died on Friday September 4, 2015, with her family at her side. Funeral services 4 p.m. Sunday at Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. more »»

SONNY CECIL

September 5, 2015 Sonny Cecil, 81, of Burnsville, WV, formerly of Proctor, died Wednesday. Visitation today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with Masonic Services at 7:30 p.m. more »»

Community

Mom Found Fit to Stand Trial

September 5, 2015 A woman charged in connection with the death of her 2-year-old son will be heading to trial on Oct. 1 after she was determined to be competent to stand trial. Channe M. more »»

Linsly Adds To Campus

September 5, 2015 The Linsly School opened its doors to the 2015-16 school year with a full school, a new theme — “Focus on your potential, instead of your limitations” — and most recently, a new property acquisition... more »»

Marshall County Circuit Court Hears Several Felony Pleas

September 5, 2015 Marshall County Circuit Court saw several pleas for felony cases Friday morning. Judge David Hummel heard the cases of four locals on charges ranging from grand larceny to embezzlement. more »»

Man Will Be Jailed For Sex Offense

September 5, 2015 By FRED CONNORS Senior Staff Writer Ohio County Judge James Mazzone on Friday sentenced a Wheeling man to 36-to-80 years in prison for sex crimes against his former girlfriend’s daughter. more »»

Local Police Officers to Participate in Tour de Force

September 5, 2015 A Wheeling police officer and West Virginia State Police Trooper assigned to the Brooke County Detachment will ride their bicycles from New York City to Boston as part of this year’s Tour de Force... more »»

Editorials

Death Should Not Halt Probe

September 5, 2015 Bob Andrew did one last disservice to the people of West Virginia: He committed suicide. more »»

Records Secrecy Not Acceptable

September 5, 2015 More and more, government officials at all levels seem to have adopted a new philosophy about laws requiring them to turn over public records when they are requested: Just say no. more »»

Prevent Wheeling Creek Flooding

September 4, 2015 It is bad enough that state officials are engaging in the normal government practice of passing the buck over concerns about flooding of Wheeling Creek. more »»

Broad Tax Reform Needed for W.Va.

September 4, 2015 “You can’t tax an economy into prosperity,” said Arthur Laffer, CEO of Laffer Associates, an economic research and consulting fir. more »»

‘Monopoly’ Is Accurate Term

September 3, 2015 Regardless of how much lipstick you put on a pig, it’s still a pig. more »»

Local Columns

Send a Message, Sen. Manchin

September 5, 2015 Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., ought to send Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., a very nice gift. After all, Mikulski did something very nice for Manchin. He gave him a way out. more »»

Unseen Laborers

September 5, 2015 We don’t always see them. Sometimes, maybe we hear them as we turn our sleepy heads onto the cool side of the pillow. We do take them for granted, however. Maybe that’s OK, too. more »»

Cheney Not Welcome Here

September 3, 2015 Our local Chambers of Commerce can be great civic institutions. more »»

Teachers Need To Be the Leaders in Their Classrooms

August 30, 2015 As a senior at the University of Pittsburgh in 1969, I was finishing my student-teaching obligation in the Pittsburgh Public Schools system. The experience was a disaster. more »»

Almost Redneck Heaven?

August 30, 2015 Brace yourself, Wheeling, to lose a big chunk of the travel and tourism money that rolls into town. more »»

Sports

Magnolia Gets Revenge Against Yellowjackets

September 5, 2015 WILLIAMSTOWN — A few big plays for Magnolia and one big play that wasn’t for Williamstown made the difference Friday night as the visiting Blue Eagles knocked off the defending Class A state champio... more »»

Bishops Outlast Paden City 30-20

September 5, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — Playing in sweltering, humid conditions and already dressing just 19 players because of early injuries, Paden City gave Bishop Donahue all it could handle Friday night at Monarch... more »»

Lightning Puts Kibosh On Park, Bridgeport Game

September 5, 2015 BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — At 7:51 p.m. more »»

Tyler Wins on Solid First Half

September 5, 2015 MIDDLEBOURNE — There was nothing Tyler Consolidated coach Ryan Walton could complain about in terms of his Silver Knights’ play in the first half of Friday night’s game against Doddridge County. more »»

Big Red Blasts Clinton-Massie, 37-18

September 5, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Veteran coach Reno Saccoccia firmly believes Week 2 of the high school football season is the “time to get down to business. more »»

 
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