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Ethics Charges for WLU President

January 29, 2015 WHEELING — The West Virginia Ethics Commission has charged West Liberty University President Robin Capehart with using university resources to promote his film company’s 2011 movie “Doughboy. more »»


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Ethics Charges for WLU President

January 29, 2015 WHEELING — The West Virginia Ethics Commission has charged West Liberty University President Robin Capehart with using university resources to promote his film company’s 2011 movie “Doughboy. more »»

Female Workers Sue City of Parkersburg

January 29, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Five employees are suing the city, claiming a hostile work environment and sexual harassment as a result of an alleged affair between the mayor and finance director. more »»

Health Right May Lose $400,000

January 29, 2015 WHEELING — Wheeling Health Right would lose 40 percent of its yearly funding — about $400,000 — under the 2015 state budget proposed this month by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. more »»

Police: Stop Tracking Traps

January 29, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Sheriffs said Wednesday that Google’s popular Waze traffic app is making it harder to nab speeders, adding to earlier police complaints that a feature in the software that lets... more »»

Parents Urged To Discuss Alcohol Use With Children

January 29, 2015 WHEELING — Following the death of a West Virginia University student last fall, and subsequent findings that his blood alcohol level was more than six times the legal limit, local health officials... more »»



January 29, 2015 Mary E. Pressler, 47, of Bellaire died Sunday. Private interment will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home, Bellaire. more »»


January 29, 2015 Mary Jane Holden Hopkins, 90, of Wheeling, WV, wife of the late Thomas Stewart Hopkins, died Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Sundale Nursing Home in Morgantown, WV. more »»


January 29, 2015 Nancy Lee Gamble Frye, 83, of Wheeling died Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at home. She was born May 28, 1931, in Wheeling, WV, the daughter of the late Clarence R. and D. Elizabeth Grammer Gamble. more »»


January 29, 2015 James Patrick Clark Jr. of Glen Dale passed away on January 25, 2015. He was born October 30, 1946, to the late James P. and Vivian J. (Tagg) Clark. more »»


January 29, 2015 Freda Marie (Greathouse) Price Swain Shepherd, 93, of Wellsburg, West Virginia, formerly of the Parkersburg area, passed away January 27, 2015, at the Valley Haven Nursing Home at Beech Bottom, WV. more »»


State Democrats Push Tourism Funding Bill

January 29, 2015 Legislators are pushing for more funding for the state’s tourism industry. Senate Democrats introduced Senate Bill 249, the Tourism Promotion Fund, on Wednesday. more »»

DOC Mock Prison Riot Registration Opens

January 29, 2015 The West Virginia Department of Corrections has opened registration for the Mock Prison Riot for 2015, where new programs will focus on survival and tactical skills for the nation’s corrections... more »»

Southwestern to Spend $2.6 Billion Drilling New Wells

January 29, 2015 Despite a decrease in natural gas prices, Southwestern Energy plans to spend an additional $2.6 billion for drilling and fracking this yea. more »»

Bill Passes Allowing Well Pad Permit Transfers

January 29, 2015 State lawmakers have approved a bill letting companies transfer well permits for oil and natural gas drilling. The change would help Southwestern Energy Co. more »»

Board Ponders Yearly Fire Tax On Well Pads

January 29, 2015 The Ohio County Fire Board wants a $1,000 yearly fire fee assessed on all well pads in the county, and will consider other changes to fire tax assessment codes in the coming weeks. more »»


Rethink Gas Pipeline Safety

January 29, 2015 Flames from a 20-inch natural gas pipeline that exploded in Brooke County had barely died down this week when federal officials warned improvements need to be made in pipeline safety. more »»

Supporting Culture Change at WVU

January 29, 2015 A young West Virginia University student died in November as a result of a fraternity initiation that was a tragedy waiting to happen, if a report by Morgantown police is accurate. more »»

Body Cameras Raise Questions

January 28, 2015 Miniature video cameras being worn by Marshall County sheriff’s deputies provide a new layer of protection for both them and the public. But they also raise a number of questions. more »»

Your Vote Really Can Be Important

January 28, 2015 Voter turnout in both Ohio and West Virginia often is abysmally low. Sometimes, important elections and referendums are decided by fewer than half the eligible voters. more »»

Finish Cleanup Project Quickly

January 28, 2015 Wheeling officials, as well as residents of the city’s Fulton neighborhood, should press the state to act swiftly on an environmental cleanup project that began but was suspended when money for it... more »»

Local Columns

Defending Free Press In W.Va.

January 25, 2015 I feel relatively certain there are a number of people who, down through the years, have thought about beheading me or storming into my office with an AK-47 blazing. But it’s not going to happen. more »»

Using Figures of Speech to Make Your Points

January 25, 2015 Figurative language (or figure of speech) involves meaning that is deeper than its literal presentation. more »»

Lions Learn Fostoria Glass Moved to Moundsville From Ohio

January 25, 2015 It is only fitting that this year’s Fostoria Glass Society of America Convention and Elegant Glass Show will feature the American patter. more »»

Obama Keeping Pledge to ‘Remake the United States’

January 25, 2015 In May 2009, I wrote that President Obama has openly stated his desire “to remake the United States” predicated upon a “New Declaration of Independence — A New Foundation for America. more »»

GOP Moving Fast in Charleston

January 24, 2015 Something of a psychological change appears to be accompanying the earth-shattering political power shift in Charleston. more »»


Bench Gives Patriots Lift in Victory vs. JM

January 29, 2015 WHEELING — With the recent news coming out that Ryan Reinbeau will be joining teammates Chalmer Moffett and Savion Johnson on the sideline for the rest of the season — all three with knee injuries —... more »»

Wheeling Central Rolls by Crusaders

January 29, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Once it got rolling, there was no stopping West Virginia’s top-ranked Class A basketball team Wednesday night. more »»

OVAC Swimming Set For Saturday

January 29, 2015 STEUBENVILLE – The boys’ 500 Freestyle will be the “event to watch” at this year’s OVAC Swimming Championship according to Meet Director Bill Brubake. more »»

Harrison Cruising Along

January 29, 2015 CONNORVILLE — Defense is what defines the Harrison Central boys’ basketball team, and that definition was spelled out Wednesday night. more »»

Tigers Star At Duals

January 29, 2015 SHADYSIDE — It was business as usual for the Shadyside wrestling team Wednesday night. more »»

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