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Kammer Plant Set To Turn Off Lights

May 30, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — As the sun sets on the 630-megawatt coal-fired Kammer Plant, American Electric Power officials hope “an abundance of solar power” will help meet West Virginia’s electricity needs over... more »»

 
 
 

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Kammer Plant Set To Turn Off Lights

May 30, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — As the sun sets on the 630-megawatt coal-fired Kammer Plant, American Electric Power officials hope “an abundance of solar power” will help meet West Virginia’s electricity needs over... more »»

Cops ID Body Found On Path

May 30, 2015 WHEELING — Police have identified the body of a man found along a walking path in the Woodsdale area of Wheeling on Thursday afternoon, but are still working to learn how he died. more »»

Arena Closing For Renovations

May 30, 2015 WHEELING — Tonight’s Wheeling Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be the last major event at WesBanco Arena for at least three months, as all-new seats and handrails will be installed throughout th... more »»

Main Street Program Underway In Wheeling

May 30, 2015 WHEELING — Attitude is everything when it comes to reversing the fortunes of a struggling downtown, state and national representatives of the Main Street program told ReInvent Wheeling board members... more »»

Cuba Off Of Terror State List

May 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blacklist as part of the process of normalizing relations between the Cold War foes. more »»

Obituaries

ISLETA DAUGHERTY

May 30, 2015 Isleta Elizabeth Morris Daugherty, 60, of Cameron died Monday, May 25, 2015, in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV. more »»

JASON LITTLE

May 30, 2015 Jason Alan Little, 38, of Weirton, passed away Thursday, May 28,2015. He was born on December 11, 1976 in Steubenville, Ohio. He was employed with Ianetti’s Garden Center as a landscaper. more »»

DOLORES MILLER

May 30, 2015 Dolores J. Miller, 84, of St. Clairsville, OH died Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, OH. more »»

RUTH KELLY

May 30, 2015 Ruth Elizabeth Kelly, 90, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, formerly of Key Ridge, died Thursday, May 28, 2014 at the East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, Ohio. more »»

EVALYN HIRKALA

May 30, 2015 Evalyn W. Hirkala, 90, of Weirton passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015. Visitation Sunday 4-8 p.m., Greco- Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton. Burial 11 a.m. Monday, St. Paul Roman Catholic Church. more »»

Community

JB Green Team Trial Set for November in Dillonvale

May 30, 2015 After months of disagreement and the filing of a lawsuit, parties from the JB Green Team and two Ohio villages will wait until November before a decision is reached on the legality of a proposed... more »»

Irwin, Pa. Man Serving a Year in DUI Death May Do Four Months

May 30, 2015 An Irwin, Pa., man who began a one-year jail sentence Friday for a misdemeanor DUI with death conviction could be eligible for release in four months. more »»

New Martinsville K-9 Officer Passes Away

May 30, 2015 The New Martinsville Police Department lost one of its own this week, as K-9 Ryder passed away Thursda. more »»

First Choice Shows Employee Appreciation in Weirton

May 30, 2015 First Choice America Credit Union Chairman John R. Thayer congratulated recipients of the awards for service during a special ceremony May 8. more »»

Ohio County Fire Board Suggests $5,000 Fire Fee on Well Pads

May 30, 2015 The Ohio County Fire Board is suggesting a $5,000 yearly fire use tax be imposed upon each well pad in the county, as well as each compressor station and impoundment pond. more »»

Editorials

Cut Red Tape To Help Addicts

May 30, 2015 Heroin pushers are not fans of paperwork, except for counting the tall stacks of currency they reap from their murderous pursuit. For them, the bottom line is what matters. more »»

Prevent Expanded Water Regulations

May 30, 2015 One U.S. Environmental Protection Agency goal in releasing new water pollution rules was “to stay out of agriculture’s way,” claims EPA?Administrator Gina McCarthy. more »»

Fund Transit, Not Studies

May 29, 2015 A debate in Ohio is highlighting two problems: one, the pitiful level of money available for public transportation in the state; and two, the apparently bottomless fund for studies and reports. Gov. more »»

Don’t Build Bigger Jail Than Needed

May 29, 2015 Monroe County taxpayers already have experience with an expensive local government building constructed just a few years ago and now about to be abandoned. more »»

Battling the Bulge Among Children

May 29, 2015 Often at or near the bottom of most comparisons of states, we West Virginians finally have finished close to the top. But that is nothing to celebrate. more »»

Local Columns

Four States Hold Key on Coal

May 30, 2015 Let’s stop referring to the war on coal by President Barack Obama. Instead, let’s be more practical and call it the Reid, Markey, Warren, Stabenow et al war on affordable electricit. more »»

Wild, Wonderful W.Va.

May 30, 2015 I’ve only heard the coyotes from a distance but have not seen them. Neighbors, on occasion, have spotted one or two while hunting in the fall month. more »»

Plan Will Use Antiquated Rules to Hamper Internet

May 26, 2015 Those of a certain age can easily remember the telephone in our parents’ or grandparents’ homes — it was black and it had a rotary dialer and a short cord so you could never have a private... more »»

U.S. Energy Policy Makes No Sense

May 24, 2015 How crazy is U.S. energy policy? Try this: More than one-fourth of the oil we use in this country comes from other nations. more »»

Wheeling Man’s Warnings About Vietnam Ignored

May 24, 2015 On this Memorial Day, let me share a true revelation about that totally unnecessary and disastrous fiasco in Vietnam and a man who called it correctl. more »»

Sports

Oak Glen Baseball Makes First State Tourney in 52 Years

May 29, 2015 NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen baseball team made school history Thursday. more »»

Wheeling Central's Softball Run Ends in State Final

May 29, 2015 VIENNA — Leaving runners in scoring position will always hurt a team, but leaving runners in scoring position against the one of the best pitchers in the state will ultimately lead to a loss. more »»

Steubenville Baseball Advances to Regional Final

May 29, 2015 ZANESVILLE — The Steubenville baseball team channeled deep into its rich tradition to pull out a victory on Thursday in an Ohio Division II regional semifinal. more »»

Future Looks Good for Belancic, Wheeling Central Girls' Track

May 29, 2015 WHEELING — Once a fledgling outfit, Eric Belancic has seen the Wheeling Central track program grow to what it is today, both as a competitor and now as coach. more »»

Steelers’ Allen Is Out To Prove ’14 a Fluke

May 29, 2015 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers paid Cortez Allen last fall to take over the shutdown cornerback role that Ike Taylor handled for the better part of a decade. more »»

 
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My Hole-y Life

May 4, 2015 For months we have seen the wrath that winter has taken on our roads and hillsides. The constant freeze and thaw of winter wreaked havoc, creating craters in roads. more »

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