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Flames Devour Historic Church

March 31, 2015 WHEELING — Memories of weddings, baptisms and services flashed through the minds of Benwood residents Monday night as they watched flames rip through one of their community’s pillars, St. more »»


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Flames Devour Historic Church

March 31, 2015 WHEELING — Memories of weddings, baptisms and services flashed through the minds of Benwood residents Monday night as they watched flames rip through one of their community’s pillars, St. more »»

Capitol Theatre Work Is Delayed

March 31, 2015 WHEELING — With hundreds of area elementary school students in town for a carnival-themed Wheeling Symphony Orchestra performance, officials delayed the start of a roofing project at the Capitol... more »»

Water Rate Hike Sought

March 31, 2015 WHEELING — A water rate increase could effect thousands of residents in four counties and two states if approved by the West Virginia Public Service Commission. more »»

Colleges Seeing Student Decline

March 31, 2015 WHEELING — The economy is improving, and that’s not such a good thing for local two-year colleges that thrived during the recession of the 2000s. more »»

JB Green Board OKs Waste Plan

March 31, 2015 BELLAIRE — After months of discussion and consideration by communities in their respective counties, members of the Jefferson-Belmont Regional Solid Waste Authority Board on Monday ratified a new... more »»



March 31, 2015 Mary M. Yazombek, 94 of Shadyside, OH, died Sunday, March 29, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. more »»


March 31, 2015 Harold Elwood “Woody” Ehni, 91, of Bridgeport, Ohio, passed Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. more »»


March 31, 2015 James Arthur “Jim” Hartfield, 76, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2015. He was born June 21, 1938, in Wheeling, WV to Robert Fred Hartfield Sr. and Mary Leona (Davis) Hartfiel. more »»


March 31, 2015 Betty Z. Johnston went to be with her savior on Sunday, March 29, 2015, after a brief illness. She was born November 18, 1921, in Pine Grove, WV, to the late Earl and Josephine Kiggans. more »»


March 31, 2015 Camden J. Bennett, 85, of Weirton, WV, died Monday. He is the father of Richard, Dr. Robert, and Ronald Bennett and Renee Lemal. His visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. more »»


West Virginia Students Need Dental Exams in 2015

March 31, 2015 One in five students in Ohio County Schools does not see a dentist on a regular basis. more »»

Shadyside Officials: Audit Report Not Feasible, Based On Inaccuracies

March 31, 2015 Officials with the Shadyside Local School District believe cost-cutting measures proposed by the State Auditor’s Office are not feasible and based on inaccurate information. more »»

Marshall County Safety Building Making Significant Progress in Moundsville

March 31, 2015 The Marshall County Public Safety Building, now in its seventh month under construction, is progressing quickly, to the pleasure of the county employees and contractors. more »»

Ohio Podiatrist Takes OHFAMA Concerns to Capitol Hill

March 31, 2015 Dr. Bruce G. Blank, representing the Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association, met with U.S. Rep. more »»

Vets Share Stories, Connection in Steubenville

March 31, 2015 Vietnam veterans received recognition, thanks and a long-anticipated “welcome home” Saturday during the Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony held at Historic Fort Steube. more »»


Acting Quickly Against Truancy

March 31, 2015 Early intervention is critical in addressing many problems children have in school. Jefferson County Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Corabi is right to stress it regarding absences from class. more »»

Don’t Bow to Iran’s Demands in Talks

March 31, 2015 History shows the danger of appeasement — allowing a dangerous country to build up its arsenal even while claiming it is not doing so. more »»

‘Right Sizing’ Is Continuing Need

March 30, 2015 “Right sizing” — that is, tailoring the size of government to a declining population — is an ongoing campaign in Wheeling. more »»

Turning Housing Complex Around

March 30, 2015 For a couple of years, few people had much good to say about the Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority. more »»

Donors a Reminder Of Local Compassion

March 30, 2015 Easter is near, and with it comes a reminder of one of the foundations of the Christian religion: compassion. But that quality among human beings was on display in advance of Easte. more »»

Local Columns

Numbers On Kids Not Good

March 29, 2015 Children who live in poverty face many challenges. Many don’t do as well as their more prosperous peers in school. Many have health problem. more »»

Questions to Ask When Considering a College

March 29, 2015 Before I give advice for choosing a college, I have one caveat to mention. You must understand that not all students want or need a college education. more »»

Speech Team Salute; A Day in Court; and Building Upgrades

March 29, 2015 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 »»

Mestrovic to Lead New Marshall Convention, Visitors Bureau

March 29, 2015 A. Jesse Mestrovic III will assume his duties Wednesday as executive director of the newly certified Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau. more »»

Going Back to Violent Old Days

March 29, 2015 As part of the Baby Boom generation, I grew up on TV and movie Westerns. I still watch them on reruns and DVDs. So imagine my surprise when I watch America turn back the clock to the Wild Wild West. more »»


Linsly Baseball Team Derails Opener of Magnolia

March 31, 2015 WHEELING — After losing its first game of the season, Linsly has put together an impressive four-game winning streak, with its most recent victory Monday. more »»

Zuke Jacob Strong in Debut as St. Clairsville Tops Martins Ferry

March 31, 2015 MARTINS FERRY — Tom Sliva spent most of the winter stressing to his team the need for a quick start. The veteran S. more »»

Blaze Glenn Leads Toronto Baseball to 12-2 Victory against Weir

March 31, 2015 TORONTO — After a bit of a slow start, Toronto coach Brian Perkins’ young baseball club got it going and wound up with a six-inning, 12-2 victory against winless Weir on Monday night at the Toronto... more »»

Freshman Applegarth Blasts Bellaire Softball Past Union Local

March 31, 2015 ST. JOE — Walking off a winner is always a nice feeling. More so, however, when it occurs in a season opene. more »»

New Martinsville Native Justin Fox Hitting .330 for West Virginia

March 31, 2015 MORGANTOWN — The WVU baseball team will travel to Pitt at 6 today for a non-conference game at Charles L. Cost Field. more »»

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What we can learn from teen rape case

March 25, 2015 My heart breaks for the 15-year-old victim in the rape case that ended Monday with the sentencing of Adam Taylor, 46, of Rayland in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court. more »

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