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Blood Provides Link to Murders

July 23, 2014 LITTLETON — Samuel Lee Spencer and Natasha Lynn Burns could be returned to West Virginia next week to answer first-degree murder charges in connection with the January deaths of three people near... more »»

 
 
 

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Blood Provides Link to Murders

July 23, 2014 LITTLETON — Samuel Lee Spencer and Natasha Lynn Burns could be returned to West Virginia next week to answer first-degree murder charges in connection with the January deaths of three people near... more »»

Commissioners Clash on Plant

July 23, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County Commissioner Bob Miller said he wants to see local construction workers earn up to $70 million in wages for building a natural gas power plant along the Ohio River, but... more »»

Mylan’s Overseas Move Will Lower Tax Rate

July 23, 2014 WHEELING — One of West Virginia’s greatest business success stories, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, is joining the parade of drug companies and medical device makers that are moving their corporate... more »»

School Reform Writer To Speak

July 23, 2014 WHEELING — As education reform continues to be a hot topic with America’s youth lagging behind their global peers, the West Liberty University Economics Club will welcome a nationally published... more »»

Health Law’s Dueling Rulings

July 23, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours... more »»

Obituaries

RILEY McGEE

July 23, 2014 Riley D. McGee, 82, of Colliers, WV, passed away on Monday. Visitation on Thursday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and again Friday, 10 a.m. until Funeral Service at 11 a.m. at the James Funeral Home, Follansbee. more »»

BETTY ARICK

July 23, 2014 Betty J. Arick, 86, of Barnesville passed away Monday in Cambridge. Graveside service Friday 1 p.m. in Crestview Cemetery. Arrangements by Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home. more »»

JERI BROWN

July 23, 2014 Jeri Brown, 73, of Powhatan Point, Ohio, passed away. Visitation Friday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. funeral service. Bauknecht-Altmeyer Powhatan Point, Ohio. more »»

HARRY JOY

July 23, 2014 Harry E. “Junior” Joy, 83, of New Martinsville, WV, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, July 20, 2014, while at Genesis New Martinsville. more »»

MARGERY LEECH

July 23, 2014 Margery Jane Mitchell Leech, 96, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, in the Wheeling Hospital. more »»

Community

Leases Will Bring Around 800 Workers to Highlands

July 23, 2014 Ohio County Administrator Greg Stewart believes things will be buzzing at The Highlands very soon, with several new tenant announcements expected in the coming months and pair of new lease agreement... more »»

School Board Confronts Homebound Regulations

July 23, 2014 Citing a lack of structure with the school district’s homebound policy, the Marshall County Board of Education is seeking to introduce a plan for longterm homebound students in the county to re-ente... more »»

AK Steel Buys Old Coke Plant

July 23, 2014 Brooke County officials are watching carefully developments with two local steel mills, with one expected to gain a new owner and another at risk of being downsize. more »»

Woman Accused Of Stabbing Her Sister

July 23, 2014 Lori Ann McElwain is accused of stabbing her sister with a pair of scissors during a fight over a dog. Wheeling police charged McElwain, 39, of 3509 Wood St. more »»

Council Accepts Bid From Rice Energy to Lease Land

July 23, 2014 St. Clairsville Council on Monday accepted a bid from Rice Energy to lease city acreage for gas and oil development. more »»

Editorials

Ormet Power Rates Critical

July 23, 2014 Half the equation the Ormet Corp.’s new owner needs to solve to get the Hannibal aluminum plant back in operation appears to be in place. Aluminum prices are on the upswing. more »»

Support Research On Coal Industry

July 23, 2014 State governments simply cannot have the clout federal officials do in funding important research initiatives. more »»

Refining Exotic Animals List

July 22, 2014 Like some animals, politicians can be very territorial. As West Virginians have learned, that can be counterproductive. more »»

Keep Openness As a Top Priority

July 22, 2014 When state officials launched a new website, www.wvtransparency.org, in September 2011, they were praised, and deservedly s. more »»

Benwood Officials Right To Move Slowly

July 22, 2014 Sometimes it seems that when reform is on the horizon, government moves at the speed of a molasses flow. On rare occasions, that is a good idea. more »»

Local Columns

Wild But Not So Wonderful?

July 20, 2014 Apparently, West Virginia is far from almost heaven. That’s how some folks from WalletHub, a company that offers various types of financial advice, feel. more »»

A Star Encounter and the Rebirth of Centre Market

July 20, 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 »»

Another Major League Baseball Multi-Trip Is in the Books

July 20, 2014 Another Major League Baseball season is history, or at least those multi-trips involving the Uniglobe Baseball Club have ended for the season. more »»

Republicans Unable to Admit America Has Changed

July 20, 2014 Republicans often ask, “Why do Democrats hate America?” That question is usually based on the interpretation that policies that Republicans disagree with are socialist, or maybe even Marxist or... more »»

Youth Vote Not Critical in W.Va.

July 19, 2014 You know the candidate who can sway younger voters wins the election, right? You know wrong if you’re in West Virginia. Convincing young people you’re God’s gift to politics is one thing. more »»

Sports

Holgorsen: WVU Resurgence Starts With Trickett

July 23, 2014 DALLAS — Dana Holgorsen is looking for a resurgence in West Virginia University’s football program this year — and it all starts with quarterback Clint Tricket. more »»

West Virginia Open Hits Courts Friday

July 23, 2014 WHEELING — The West Virginia Open tennis tournament will be played at the Oglebay and Hilltop courts, beginning Friday. more »»

McIlroy Posied to be Golf’s Next Big Thing

July 23, 2014 HOYLAKE, England — Golf has been looking for the next big star the last five years, and Rory McIlroy is the most obvious candidat. more »»

Legacy Drives OVAC All-Stars

July 23, 2014 WHEELING — There has been a lot of talk this week about whether or not the OVAC All-Star game still matters. more »»

Sock Advances In Atlanta Open

July 23, 2014 ATLANTA — Jack Sock beat Alejandro Gonzalez 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the BB&T Atlanta Open on Tuesday. more »»

W.Va. News

W.Va. gas price tumble

July 22, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia gas prices are down about a nickel a gallon. more »»

Tomblin announces W.Va. parks, recreation chief

July 22, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A veteran of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has been tapped as chief of the Parks and Recreation section. more »»

Ex-miner asks Congress for help on black lung

July 22, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired coal miner who suffers from black lung disease has urged Congress to help clear a backlog of claims of fellow miners who have the disease. more »»

Ohio News

Toddler, man shot at backyard gathering in Ohio

July 23, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a toddler was one of two people wounded by gunfire during a backyard gathering in northeastern Columbus. more »»

Indiana driver, passenger killed in SW Ohio crash

July 23, 2014 WAYNESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — State troopers say an Indiana man and his passenger were killed and two more drivers were hurt in a three-vehicle crash in southwest Ohio. more »»

Ohio fair's butter cows named Scarlet and Grayce

July 22, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Scarlet and Grayce. Those are the names of the traditional butter sculptures of a cow and calf at this year's Ohio State Fair. more »»

Missing concertgoer's body found at Ohio landfill

July 22, 2014 OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) — A body found at a northeast Ohio landfill has been identified as a young man who disappeared during a Cleveland concert. more »»

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