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Lake Area Leased for $15,000 Per Acre

April 19, 2014 PIEDMONT, Ohio — For a lease worth $15,000 per acre — an amount more than twice the previously known high payment for Marcellus and Utica shale exploration in the Upper Ohio Valley — Antero Resource... more »»

 
 
 

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Police Chief Confident Arrests Are Imminent

April 19, 2014 WHEELING — Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger is confident investigations into three recent bank robberies will result in arrests, and he thinks two of them may be connected. more »»

Smith Clarifies State’s Case

April 19, 2014 WHEELING — Ohio County Prosecutor Scott Smith on Friday submitted his response to a writ of habeas corpus application filed Monday by Chief Public Defender Shayne Welling in the Charles Severance... more »»

Buckeye State Leading Nation in Jobs Gained

April 19, 2014 WASHINGTON— More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recover. more »»

Preacher: Head to Church to Celebrate 4/20

April 19, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover’s highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. more »»

Obituaries

Robert Darrah Jr.

April 19, 2014 DARRAH, Robert Jr. more »»

Donald Stephens

April 19, 2014 STEPHENS, Donald Louis, 85, of Wheeling, WV, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home. He was born January 10, 1929, in Wheeling, son of the late Louis and Lillian Morris Stephens. more »»

Larry Thomas

April 19, 2014 THOMAS, Larry, passed peacefully into the arms of Christ on April 16, 2014 in Bonita Springs, FL, surrounded by his wife Charlotte and children Eric Thomas and Sara Barnwell. more »»

William Whitlatch

April 19, 2014 WHITLATCH, William R., 83, of Shadyside, died April 17, 2014. A memorial service will be held at Toothman Funeral Home in St. Clairsville on Monday at 1 p.m. more »»

Mary Woodzell

April 19, 2014 WOODZELL, Mary J. Riley, of New Martinsville, died Friday. Visitation Tuesday 11 a.m. until service at 1 p.m. Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, New Martinsville, WV. more »»

Community

Back-to-School Vaccines Available Early

April 19, 2014 To avoid potentially long lines, parents are being encouraged to get their children’s back-to-school vaccinations updated now. more »»

Schools ‘Feed to Achieve’ With Breakfast

April 19, 2014 Each morning at Weirton Middle School, students start the day with a muffin and fruit or a breakfast burrito, then proceed to their classroom for 20 minutes of accelerated reading while they eat,... more »»

Online Bill Paying Now Live in City

April 19, 2014 Wheeling residents are now able to pay water and sewer bills and some parking citations online, several months after City Council voted to begin providing the service. more »»

April 26 is Drug Take-Back Day for Unwanted Prescriptions

April 19, 2014 Flushing old medications is bad for the water supply. Plus, it’s not the only disposal option. Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at Elm Grove Pharmacy, 101 E. more »»

Happel Vein Center First To Receive Accreditation

April 19, 2014 A desire to deliver quality care runs through Dr. John Happel’s vein. more »»

Editorials

Keeping Faith With Taxpayers

April 19, 2014 For decades, Ohio County voters have approved “excess” property tax levies for public schools every time they have been aske. more »»

Heroin Epidemic Grows in E. Ohio

April 19, 2014 Deaths from heroin overdoses have reached record levels in Ohio — and Jefferson and Belmont counties are in the thick of the epidemic. more »»

Budget Woes May Intensify

April 18, 2014 Within a few weeks, West Virginia officials should have an idea of whether the gap between state spending and budget revenue is going to persist — or even grow worse. more »»

Liberals Destroying Nation’s Economy

April 18, 2014 Americans seem to have become numb to worry about our astronomical national debt, already at $17.5 trillio. more »»

Rein in EPA’s Unhealthy Power

April 17, 2014 Few federal officials have the kind of virtually unbridled power enjoyed by the Environmental Protection Agenc. more »»

Local Columns

Who Would Succeed Manchin?

April 19, 2014 No doubt some U.S. senators, both Democrats and Republicans, get tired of hearing Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., talk about how we do things in the Mountain State. The feeling is mutual, in a way. more »»

Finding The Golden Egg

April 19, 2014 In 1969, the “golden egg” was born. It was the year that the L’eggs pantyhose company introduced its product to retailers. more »»

Can’t We Agree To Disagree?

April 13, 2014 I confess, dear readers, that I’m suffering from an identity crisis. One day I think I must be a fascist toady of big business whose fondest wish is to make the poor poorer. more »»

Mock Prison Riot Set for May 4-7

April 13, 2014 The Mock Prison Riot is described as a four-day comprehensive law enforcement and corrections tactical training event which includes training scenarios, demonstrations, certification workshops,... more »»

Republicans Gaining in W.Va.

April 12, 2014 Rep. Shelley Capito ought to be pleased there hasn’t been much attention paid to her Senate race by national pollsters. They are something like the press, after all. They like good story lines — i. more »»

Sports

John Marshall Sweeps Washington

April 19, 2014 GLEN DALE — Washington’s two day softball journey to the Northern Panhandle didn’t begin well yesterday afternoon as it was John Marshall that ended up having a “Good Friday. more »»

Mets Trade Davis to Bucs

April 19, 2014 NEW YORK — The New York Mets traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night, parting ways with a power hitter who proved to be too inconsistent at the plate. more »»

Pens Wary Of Jackets

April 19, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby is used to the attention. It comes with the territory when you’re the best hockey player in the world. more »»

Nailers Top Stingrays in Round One Opener

April 19, 2014 NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Mike Condon was one of the best players for the Wheeling Nailers during the regular season, and on Friday night, he started the playoffs that way as wel. more »»

Pirates Fall To Brewers

April 19, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kyle Lohse pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Carlos Gomez homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Friday night. more »»

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