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Wheeling Police Force Larger Than Most Cities of Same Size

July 12, 2014 WHEELING — Across the United States, only 13 cities with 30,000 or fewer residents employ more sworn police officers than Wheeling’s 83 budgeted positions, according to figures compiled by the FBI. more »»


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Wheeling Police Force Larger Than Most Cities of Same Size

July 12, 2014 WHEELING — Across the United States, only 13 cities with 30,000 or fewer residents employ more sworn police officers than Wheeling’s 83 budgeted positions, according to figures compiled by the FBI. more »»

Bomb Threat Clears Store

July 12, 2014 WHEELING — A bomb threat that proved to be false forced evacuation of the downtown CVS Pharmacy on Market Street late Friday afternoon. Wheeling police Lt. more »»

GreenHunter Still Eyes Panhandle for Pipeline

July 12, 2014 WHEELING — The destination point for GreenHunter Resources’ planned pipeline to carry water, brine and hydrocarbons through Pennsylvania and West Virginia to the Ohio River will be somewhere in the... more »»

Cooper Blair Gets A Hero’s Welcome

July 12, 2014 GLEN DALE — The loud cheers from dozens of friends, family members and even perfect strangers who turned out to welcome 10-year-old Cooper Blair home to Glen Dale Friday evening served as a fitting... more »»

LeBron’s Homecoming Could Complicate GOP’s Plans

July 12, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Balloon drops might be competing with basketballs in Cleveland. more »»



July 12, 2014 Nancy L. Matthews, 83, of Brilliant, Ohio, passed away suddenly Thursday, July 10, 2014 in the emergency room at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville, Ohio. more »»


July 12, 2014 Florence Fonner, 77, of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Valparaiso, IN. She was born on July 6, 1937 in Canonsburg, PA, to Curtis and Nellie (McCalla) White. more »»


July 12, 2014 Paul E. Magruder Sr., 67, of Sistersville, WV, died Friday, July 11, 2014 at his residenc. more »»


July 12, 2014 Charles “Tommy” Lauck, 78, of Wellsburg, WV, passed away July 10, 2014 at home. He was born August 16, 1935 in Wellsburg, WV, to the late Robert E. and Cecelia Black Lauck. more »»


July 12, 2014 Lloyd “Red” Wellman of Steubenville, passed away July 10, 2014. Memorial service Monday 1 p.m. until service at 3 p.m. at Reasner Funeral Home, Wellsburg, WV. more »»


Jury Delivers Verdict in Eleven Minutes

July 12, 2014 It took an Ohio County jury 11 minutes on Thursday to find Heyward Bazar guilty of a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a Nov. more »»

Pharmacy Computer Data Leads Police to Meth Laboratory

July 12, 2014 A local pharmacy purchase is what led the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department to active meth labs in Scio on Wednesday night, thanks to The National Precursor Log Exchange or NPLEx. more »»

Stolen Bikes Piling Up For Police at W.Va. Penitentiary

July 12, 2014 In a city-owned storage room on the grounds of the West Virginia Penitentiary are several large piles of rusting, unclaimed stolen bicycles the Moundsville Police Department has recovered over the... more »»

AOI Reaches Over $1 Million in Volunteer Labor Hours

July 12, 2014 The hard work and dedication of thousands of volunteers has recently resulted in Appalachian Outreach Inc. in Moundsville reaching over $1 million in volunteer labor. more »»

Village To Buy Police Cruiser

July 12, 2014 Nearly two months after an accident on Ohio 7 totaled two cruisers and injured two officers, the Bellaire Police Department will soon be back at full strength. more »»


Johnson Plan Vital for Jobs

July 12, 2014 U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, is painfully aware of the damage done by runaway government of the type favored by President Barack Obama. more »»

Get Truth About VA in Clarksburg

July 12, 2014 Something is badly wrong at the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Clarksburg, W.Va. The question is, what? Both U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V. more »»

Principals Lead School Success

July 11, 2014 The critical roles played by school principals are apparent to most in the education community. more »»

BB, Pellet Guns Can Be Risky

July 11, 2014 “You’ll shoot your eye out” may not be the biggest worry of parents whose children ask if they can have BB or pellet guns. more »»

Protecting Senate Against Reid Assault

July 11, 2014 U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will tolerate no opposition, especially if it threatens one of President Barack Obama’s pet projects. Reid, D-Ne. more »»

Local Columns

Obama Favorite Backs Tennant

July 12, 2014 One wonders how Natalie Tennant could have put herself in a worse position. more »»

Concrete Pillows For Their Heads

July 12, 2014 The usual drive into downtown Wheeling takes me down Main Street where I turn west onto 12th Street and head toward the Ohio River. more »»

Teen Made Very Big Difference

July 6, 2014 Michael Carroll, just 17 years old, died last week. People of compassion everywhere should mourn his passing. I don’t believe I’ve ever written a sentence like that one. But it’s true. more »»

‘Invisible Patriot’ Critical to Independence, State of Ohio

July 6, 2014 The 56 brave patriots who signed the Declaration of Independence did far more than sign a document; they identified themselves to the British government for all to se. more »»

World Cup Fever, Concerns With Staffing, and Baby Ducks

July 6, 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 »»


Johnson, McGirt on Top at John Deere

July 12, 2014 SILVIS, Ill. — For the past five years, Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker have had a near-monopoly on the John Deere Classic. more »»

“I’m Coming Home.”

July 12, 2014 CLEVELAND — If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go. To Ohio. Home. more »»

Pirates Continue Central Slump

July 12, 2014 CINCINNATI — A Reds team that hadn’t pulled off a big comeback all season now has two in one week. And it’s been some kind of wee. more »»

Ohio Line Features Versatile Athletes

July 12, 2014 No matter the year, the Rudy Mumley OVAC All-Star Game comes down to the play in the trenches. more »»

Nailers Re-sign Army

July 12, 2014 WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers, ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens, announced Friday they have signed their fifth player of the 2014 offseason, re-signing forward... more »»

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