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Pipeline Blast Creates Fireball

January 27, 2015 FOLLANSBEE — A 20-inch diameter ATEX Express pipeline ruptured Monday in Brooke County Monday morning, creating towers of flame viewable for several miles. more »»


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Pipeline Blast Creates Fireball

January 27, 2015 FOLLANSBEE — A 20-inch diameter ATEX Express pipeline ruptured Monday in Brooke County Monday morning, creating towers of flame viewable for several miles. more »»

Group To Get Say On Climate

January 27, 2015 WHEELING — A group of West Virginia science teachers will get the opportunity to comment on amendments the state Board of Education made to standards on climate change instruction the teachers say... more »»

Snow, Cold Don’t Deter Blood Donors

January 27, 2015 WHEELING — Just because bad weather kept some Ohio Valley residents from donating during Monday’s American Red Cross Ohio Valley Media Day Blood Drive at WesBanco Arena, it doesn’t mean they’re off... more »»

Millions Bid For Drilling In W.Va.

January 27, 2015 CHARLESTON — West Virginia officials have opened millions of dollars in bids to drill for oil and natural gas beneath state-owned lands, including waterways and a wildlife management area. more »»

Wicked Hard: Boston-to-Philly Corridor Braces for Storm

January 27, 2015 NEW YORK — More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds... more »»



January 27, 2015 Timothy Lee Ray “T-Bone,” 49, of Martins Ferry, OH, died Sunday, January 25, 2015. Tim was born in Martins Ferry on April 27, 1965, the son of John and Betty (Bowie) Ray of Martins Ferry. more »»


January 27, 2015 Patricia Ann Dobbs Smithson, 81, of Roberts Ridge, Moundsville, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015. She was born June 30, 1933 in Belton, WV, daughter of the late George and Dessie Blake Dobb. more »»


January 27, 2015 Margaret T. Turner, 95, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home. She was born December 23, 1919, in Pittsburgh, Pa. more »»


January 27, 2015 Richard J. Sexton, 83, of Woodsfield, Ohio, passed away Friday. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 31 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 . more »»


January 27, 2015 Thomas Preston Welch, 77, of Barnesville passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 at his home. He was born on March 30, 1937 to the late Harvey and Edith (Anderson) Welch in Muskegon, Michiga. more »»


Education Board OKs Groundwater Testing

January 27, 2015 Groundwater testing will be conducted on the Ohio County Schools Operation Center property years after a spill at a former service station. more »»

Deputies Now Equipped With Body Cameras

January 27, 2015 Deputies with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department will have a new view of things, as all deputies within the department are now outfitted with body cameras. more »»

City Council Changes Drug Policy

January 27, 2015 The City of Glen Dale is working toward a more coherent drug free workplace program for municipal employees. more »»

Marshall County Courts Sentence Multiple Felony Cases

January 27, 2015 Officials in Marshall County Circuit Court worked overtime Saturday morning, as 14 cases went to trial before 1 p.m., among them five drug dealers. more »»

Family-Friendly Restaurant, Pub Is Home at West Liberty

January 26, 2015 Don’t let the outside fool you. Take a step inside the Top of the Hill Restaurant and Pub on Van Meter Way, along W.Va. more »»


Approve Rules For Coal Ash

January 27, 2015 Businesses find it difficult to function in an on-again, off-again regulatory environment. more »»

Keep ‘Never Again’ In Our Thinking

January 27, 2015 Seventy years ago today, Soviet army troops stormed through the front gate of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in southern Poland. more »»

Treating More Drug Addicts

January 26, 2015 Giving judges more flexibility in how they handle drug offenders is an excellent idea. more »»

Stiffen Charter School Rules

January 26, 2015 When Ohio legislators agreed to give charter schools a try, complete with public funding, the idea was to provide an alternative to failing public schools. more »»

Asset Forfeiture Reforms Needed

January 26, 2015 When asset forfeiture power was added to the tools law enforcement agencies have several years ago, some people applauded the move. 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 »»


Hilltoppers Looking For More Success

January 27, 2015 WEST LIBERTY — After finishing 26-25 last season for West Liberty baseball’s first winning season since 1998, coach Eric Burkle and company are ready to take that next step to become an elite program. more »»

Cavs Are Back In Title Talks

January 27, 2015 CLEVELAND — LeBron James sat in his corner cubicle with a towel wrapped around his waist and a look of satisfaction on his face that had been missing for weeks. more »»

Kraft Makes A Strong Defense

January 27, 2015 CHANDLER, Ariz. more »»

Sharapova Advances To Open Semifinals

January 27, 2015 MELBOURNE, Australia — Maria Sharapova moved closer to another Australian Open title, set to face a fellow Russian in the semifinals who has never beaten her. more »»

Smith Goes From MVP To Barely Playing

January 27, 2015 PHOENIX — Malcolm Smith stood out for always being in the right spot. more »»

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January 13, 2015 I like to bake a decent cupcake now and then and I have provided more than just a few for birthdays in the newsroom office. However, I have zero talent for decorating cakes, cookies or cupcakes. more »

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