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Couple Arrested In Triple Murder

July 22, 2014 LITTLETON—West Virginia State Police Lt. Michael Baylous said two Greene County, Pa., residents are in custody and will be extradited to West Virginia in connection with a Jan. more »»


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Couple Arrested In Triple Murder

July 22, 2014 LITTLETON—West Virginia State Police Lt. Michael Baylous said two Greene County, Pa., residents are in custody and will be extradited to West Virginia in connection with a Jan. more »»

McMechen Pain Clinic Investigated

July 22, 2014 McMECHEN — A local pain management clinic is being investigated by the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health for allegedly reusing needles and vials of pain medications on multiple patients. more »»

Court Gives Approval For Ormet Purchase

July 22, 2014 HANNIBAL — Ohio Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, hopes officials with Niagara Worldwide will do their best to rekindle the cold Ormet aluminum smelter, now that the company’s $25. more »»

EPA: 70K Fish, Aquatic Life Killed

July 22, 2014 HANNIBAL — Water samples of runoff taken shortly a June 28 fire at a Monroe County natural gas drilling site show the presence of many fracking chemicals and resulted in roughly 70,000 dead fish and... more »»

AK Steel To Buy Severstal Facilities

July 22, 2014 FOLLANSBEE — Brooke County officials are watching carefully developments with two local steel mills, with one expected to gain a new owner and another at risk of being downsized. more »»



July 22, 2014 Joyce Lynn Burgess, 62, of Glen Dale, died Sunday. Private services and interment will be held. Arrangements by Grisell Funeral Home. more »»


July 22, 2014 Catherine “Cathy” Dennis, 60, of Toronto passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville. Visitation and services will be private at the Clarke Funeral Home, Toront. more »»


July 22, 2014 Victoria “Vicki” White Hood, 64, of Follansbee, WV, passed July 20. Visitation Wednesday, 3 p.m. until service at 6 p.m., Reasner Funeral Home Wellsburg, WV. more »»


July 22, 2014 Gerald M. “Jerry” Klug, 68, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 in Wheeling Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling. more »»


July 22, 2014 Rhoda Christian, 78, of Cadiz died Saturday. A memorial service will be held on a date to be announced. more »»


Police Reports

July 22, 2014 WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Traffic Stop On Monday, an officer on patrol stopped a vehicle at an unspecified location, and as a result, Garricck A. more »»

Council Approves Raises for Remaining Members

July 22, 2014 Cameron City Council voted unanimously to raise the salaries of council members Tom Hart, Ron Walker and Wayne Simmons to $1,200 a year to match the salaries of the other council members. more »»

County Waiting to Hear Status of Prevention Resource Officer Grant

July 22, 2014 The status of federal funding that helps pay for prevention resource officers at five Ohio County schools remains uncertain, but Board of Education President Shane Mallett indicated Monday the schoo... more »»

Prep Work Ongoing at Fostoria Site

July 22, 2014 Those walking or driving by the site of the former Fostoria Glass Co. more »»

Two Deaths Inside Cars Under Further Investigation

July 22, 2014 Law enforcement officials are investigating the deaths of two people in two separate vehicles, one in Ohio County and the other in Tyler Count. more »»


Refining Exotic Animals List

July 22, 2014 Like some animals, politicians can be very territorial. As West Virginians have learned, that can be counterproductive. more »»

Keep Openness As a Top Priority

July 22, 2014 When state officials launched a new website,, in September 2011, they were praised, and deservedly s. more »»

Benwood Officials Right To Move Slowly

July 22, 2014 Sometimes it seems that when reform is on the horizon, government moves at the speed of a molasses flow. On rare occasions, that is a good idea. more »»

Teaching Financial Literacy in Schools

July 22, 2014 Public school teachers and administrators sometimes grow frustrated at demands politicians put on them. No wonder. more »»

Put Best People In Our Schools

July 21, 2014 Seniority — how long a person has held a particular job — may have some legitimate uses in managing public schools. more »»

Local Columns

Wild But Not So Wonderful?

July 20, 2014 Apparently, West Virginia is far from almost heaven. That’s how some folks from WalletHub, a company that offers various types of financial advice, feel. more »»

A Star Encounter and the Rebirth of Centre Market

July 20, 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 »»

Another Major League Baseball Multi-Trip Is in the Books

July 20, 2014 Another Major League Baseball season is history, or at least those multi-trips involving the Uniglobe Baseball Club have ended for the season. more »»

Republicans Unable to Admit America Has Changed

July 20, 2014 Republicans often ask, “Why do Democrats hate America?” That question is usually based on the interpretation that policies that Republicans disagree with are socialist, or maybe even Marxist or... more »»

Youth Vote Not Critical in W.Va.

July 19, 2014 You know the candidate who can sway younger voters wins the election, right? You know wrong if you’re in West Virginia. Convincing young people you’re God’s gift to politics is one thing. more »»


Briles Has Different View of Bears’ Standing

July 22, 2014 DALLAS — Coach Art Briles and Baylor arrived at Big 12 football media days as defending champions for the first time. Briles has a slightly different take on the Bears’ newfound standing. more »»

Twins Break Tie To Defeat Tribe

July 22, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS — Josh Willingham’s tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning sent the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory against the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. more »»

Chemistry Is Key for Successful OVAC Squad

July 22, 2014 BETHANY — Most would expect OVAC All-Star head coaches Jose Davis (Ohio) and B.J. Depew (West Virginia) to be spending most of their time observing their players on the practice field this wee. more »»

Bowlsby Says Fans Will Hate Changes

July 22, 2014 DALLAS — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now. “You’re going to hate it going forward,” Bowlsby sai. more »»

Cooling Box Debate Is Settled

July 22, 2014 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams than the fight earlier this year over the procedures to cool cars down during qualifying. more »»

W.Va. News

Ex-miner asks Congress for help on black lung

July 22, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired coal miner who suffers from black lung disease has urged Congress to help clear a backlog of claims of fellow miners who have the disease. more »»

Report: Well-being of W.Va. children improves

July 22, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A private foundation says the well-being of West Virginia's children has improved over the past two decades. more »»

Independent Rabel joins Mooney-Casey race in W.Va.

July 22, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Independent Ed Rabel will be on the November ballot in a 2nd Congressional District race featuring Democrat Nick Casey and Republican Alex Mooney. more »»

Ohio News

Prosecutor has case in child rape suspect's death

July 22, 2014 URBANA, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor says he has received the results of a sheriff's office investigation into the death of a central Ohio child rape suspect who died several days after being... more »»

Man accused of enslaving woman to be sentenced

July 22, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — A man accused of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio could receive life in prison when he's sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Youngstown. more »»

Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

July 22, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political... more »»

Ohio man sentenced to life in marijuana slaying

July 22, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 19-year-old central Ohio man has been sentenced to life in prison after admitting that that fired a shotgun into a man's face during a robbery at a marijuana-growing operatio... more »»

Ohio base workers offered buyouts ahead of layoffs

July 22, 2014 DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Civilian employees at Ohio's largest military base will have until Aug. more »»

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