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Plan to Simplify Health Renewals May Backfire

July 28, 2014 WASHINGTON — If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don’t give much thought to each year’s renewal. more »»


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Plan to Simplify Health Renewals May Backfire

July 28, 2014 WASHINGTON — If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don’t give much thought to each year’s renewal. more »»

Oct. 14 Trial Set In Park Murder

July 28, 2014 CADIZ — A trial date is set for Eve Kelley, 33, of Wintersville, one of two people accused in the murder of Joseph Strother, a 45-year-old Cadiz man. more »»

Ukrainian Combat Intensifies Over Control of Plane Crash Site

July 28, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane wa... more »»

Hamas and Israel Pledge Truces, But Keep Fighting

July 28, 2014 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting... more »»



July 28, 2014 Harold Robert McCardle, 47, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014 in the Ohio Valley Medical Center. more »»


July 28, 2014 Ruth Ann “Cookie” Keller, 66, of Sherrard, W.Va., died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, after a brief battle with cancer. more »»


July 28, 2014 Mary “Pat” (nee Kenny), Huff, 86, entered into eternal rest July 24, 2014. Loving wife of Harold L. Beloved mother of Michael (Patricia), Terrence (MaryBeth), Heather (Jonathan) Taylor. more »»


July 28, 2014 Eunice Dodd, 84, died Sunday. Visitation Tuesday 6-8 p.m., Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. service at Chambers Funeral Home, Wellsburg. more »»

Funerals Today

July 28, 2014 Dorothy Dean — Noon, Almeyer Funeral Home, Wheeling Chapel. James Edgell — 1 p.m., Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton. Martha Hickman — 11 a.m., Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grov. more »»


By Any Other Name

July 28, 2014 Shoppers picking out a bouquet of flowers may choose their bundle based on color, smell, price, or season. more »»

Ohio County Residents Honored With Governor’s Service Awards

July 28, 2014 Three people and one business in Ohio County will be honored this week in Charleston with the 2014 Governor’s Service Award. Gov. more »»

What To Do When You Get Pulled Over

July 27, 2014 WHEELING — Motorists who encounter the dreaded blue flashing lights in their rear-view mirror should be prepared to cooperate with the officer, but also be aware of their rights. more »»

American Red Cross to Hold Blood Drive in Memory of Bellaire Woman

July 27, 2014 BELLAIRE — The American Red Cross is scheduled to hold a blood drive in memory of Bellaire resident Allyson Martin from 12:30-6 p.m. Aug. 8 at Bellaire First United Methodist Church. more »»

Villagers Raise Concerns Regarding Reservoir

July 26, 2014 At Thursday’s village council meeting, resident Ken Mason voiced concerns regarding the Cadiz Reservoir, located on Reservoir Lane. more »»


Kasich Clearly Good for Jobs

July 28, 2014 Politicians do not really create jobs, regardless of what they would have you think. The most they can do is establish a tax, regulatory and incentive environment that encourages job creation. more »»

Cut Black Lung Benefits Backlog

July 28, 2014 Veterans of coal mining and their families understand all too well that what makes headlines — accidents such as explosions — constitutes a lesser peril than black lung disease. more »»

Obama Has Little Room to Criticize

July 28, 2014 President Barack Obama slammed members of Congress last week for failing to address immigration reform. more »»

Investigate W.Va. Doctor Licensing

July 27, 2014 To their list of investigations, West Virginia legislators should add one looking at oversight of health care professionals in the state. more »»

Safety of Children Paramount Concern

July 27, 2014 Thank heaven someone called police to a house on Wheeling Island on Thursday afternoo. more »»

Local Columns

Linking Tax Rates to Jobs A Bad Idea

July 27, 2014 Imagine you’re among West Virginians who have landed one of those good jobs in the oil and gas industry. You went back to school and got the specialized training neede. more »»

Chinese ‘Sleeping Giant’ Has Awakened in Africa

July 27, 2014 Between the 1870s and 1900, Africa faced a vast tide of European military invasions and eventual colonizatio. more »»

Local Residents Are Commended

July 27, 2014 Fostoria Glass Society of America, Inc. president James D. Davis of Clarksville, Tenn. more »»

Moundsville Power Would Create Local Jobs

July 27, 2014 I am writing in response to Marshall County Commissioner Bob Miller’s recent letter to the editor regarding the proposed $615 million Moundsville Power project. more »»

A Tax by Any Other Name ...

July 26, 2014 Politicians have wised up during the past several decades. They have found new and improved ways to empty our pockets without us even realizing we’ve been had. more »»


Secrest Proved He Belongs

July 28, 2014 WHEELING — Tucked in a quiet, little corner of Monroe County sits the town of Beallsville. The standing joke is it’s a one-stoplight city with one way in and one way ou. more »»

Ohio Holds Off West Virginia

July 28, 2014 WHEELING — The way Ohio linebacker Chris Littell saw it, his team needed momentum. more »»

Whittingham Regians His Singles Title

July 28, 2014 WHEELING — Keith Whittingham defended his 2013 championship with a hard-fought three-set victory against Jeremy McClelland Sunday at Oglebay Park. more »»

Buccos Battle for Victory

July 28, 2014 DENVER — Josh Harrison had four hits, including a tiebreaking homer, to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on Sunday. more »»

It’s Gordon’s Day with Fifth Win at Indy

July 28, 2014 INDIANAPOLIS — With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line Sunday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago. more »»

W.Va. News

On-site school review for grading system to debut

July 27, 2014 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The process of implementing a new performance-based system for accrediting the state's public schools will begin in September. more »»

West Virginia judge lets stand IMG deal with WVU

July 27, 2014 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A judge has denied a motion by West Virginia Radio Corp. more »»

Concealed weapons fund can benefit county sheriffs

July 27, 2014 CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The concealed weapons fund can be a substantial moneymaker for some sheriff's departments, depending on the population of the county. more »»

Art project to aid Huntington children's hospital

July 27, 2014 HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Huntington's train collection will increase substantially next year thanks to a partnership among three local entities. more »»

Warner, Gillespie trade jabs in 1st Senate debate

July 26, 2014 WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic U.S. more »»

Ohio News

Ohio man's body found in southeast Michigan lake

July 27, 2014 ERIE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Southeastern Michigan authorities say that a 34-year-old Toledo, Ohio-area man apparently drowned after falling from a personal watercraft on a private lake. more »»

Toledo man disappears in southeast Michigan lake

July 27, 2014 ERIE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Southeastern Michigan authorities say that a 34-year-old Toledo, Ohio, man apparently drowned after falling from a personal watercraft on a private lake. more »»

Ohio man jailed after slow-speed police chase

July 27, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities in southwest Ohio say a 44-year-old man has been jailed for inducing panic and other charges after leading police on a slow-speed chase in which he held a gun to his... more »»

Trial in salmonella outbreak to start in Georgia

July 27, 2014 ATLANTA (AP) — Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in... more »»

Ohio offers extra hunting days for mourning doves

July 27, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will allow extra days for hunting mourning doves this year. more »»

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Link between education outcomes and drug/alcohol abuse?

July 24, 2014 The latest Kids Count survey made headlines today, with our newspaper noting West Virginia's kids are faring among the worst in the country, including ranking 46th in education and 35th in he. more »

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