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Teacher Arrested For Drugs

July 28, 2014 SISTERSVILLE— Tyler County fifth-grade school teacher Gina Crawford and her boyfriend were arrested Friday by Sistersville Police on drug charges after a search of her home turned up marijuana and... more »»


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Teacher Arrested For Drugs

July 28, 2014 SISTERSVILLE— Tyler County fifth-grade school teacher Gina Crawford and her boyfriend were arrested Friday by Sistersville Police on drug charges after a search of her home turned up marijuana and... more »»

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 »»

McKinley Signs on To Avert Home Health Cuts

July 28, 2014 WHEELING — Rep. 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 »»



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 Charles “Chuck” Showalter, 63, of Bethlehem, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Canada as the result of an accident. Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.. 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 »»


Ohio County Residents Honored With Governor’s Service Awards

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

Woman Admits to Throat Slashing

July 28, 2014 By MARK LAW For the News-Register A woman who initially claimed she was dreaming about filleting a fish when she slashed her husband’s neck early Saturday morning is expected to be charged today... more »»

Stabbing Suspect Charged; Victim Recovering

July 28, 2014 By ED POLLI For the News-Register One man is recovering in an unspecified hospital after he was stabbed in Shadyside early Sunday. 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 »»


Keep Animal Rules in Place

July 28, 2014 There certainly have been missteps in implementing a new West Virginia law to restrict ownership of dangerous animals. But they have not been serious enough for state legislators or Gov. 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 »»

Insist on Reforms To Help Veterans

July 28, 2014 A proposal leaders in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives hope will provide better service to veterans in need of medical care was finalized during the weeken. 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 »»

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 »»

Slow Start Costs West Virginia

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

Whittingham Wins Another 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 By Rockies

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 »»

Gordon Takes Record Fifth Victory 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

Tennant spoofs White House's power in new ad

July 28, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant pretends to cuts the lights at the White House in a new TV ad opposing President Barack Obama's energy policies. more »»

Tennant turns off White House's power in new ad

July 28, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant literally cuts the lights at the White House in a new TV ad opposing President Barack Obama's energy policies. more »»

W.Va. board to meet this week on dangerous animals

July 28, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A board tasked with compiling a list of animals that are illegal to keep as pets in West Virginia will consider a list that is shorter than one suggested earlier. more »»

2 killed in crash in southern West Virginia

July 28, 2014 MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — Police in southern West Virginia say two men have died when their vehicle overturned outside Madison. more »»

Ohio News

Presbyterian Church named in abuse lawsuit

July 28, 2014 ST. LOUIS (AP) — A minister is taking his own denomination to task, claiming in a lawsuit that the Presbyterian Church was partly responsible for sexual abuse he suffered as a teenager. more »»

Ohio agency requests $80K to replace Smokey Bear

July 28, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials are seeking to replace the 55-year-old Smokey Bear figure that greets visitors by name at the Ohio State Fair. more »»

Fierce storm damages city north of Boston

July 28, 2014 REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A powerful storm blew through Massachusetts on Monday, causing extensive building damage in Revere, a coastal city north of Boston. more »»

Hearing postponed for indicted Ohio legislator

July 28, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — A pretrial hearing has been postponed for a southwest Ohio lawmaker accused of misleading investors about a company's financial status and using their money for personal gain. more »»

Other officials counter Ohio mayor on immigrants

July 28, 2014 DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A congressman and other southwest Ohio officials are countering the welcome Dayton's mayor offered for immigrant children. 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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