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Speaking Out Against The EPA

July 31, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Dave Spencer had to get up pretty early Wednesday morning to make the three-and-a-half hour drive from Buffalo, N.Y. more »»


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Speaking Out Against The EPA

July 31, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Dave Spencer had to get up pretty early Wednesday morning to make the three-and-a-half hour drive from Buffalo, N.Y. more »»

Volunteer Firefighters Take Over

July 31, 2014 BELLAIRE — There were some last-minute issues with defective fire hoses on their trucks, but the new Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department was otherwise set to start responding to fire calls as of 12:0... more »»

House Ready To Sue Obama

July 31, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. more »»

DEP Holds Final Hearing on Drilling Waste Disposal

July 31, 2014 CHARLESTON — A handful of passionate opponents spoke out Wednesday against proposed rule revisions for the disposal of waste material from drilling site. more »»

Ex-IRS Official Called Conservatives ‘Crazies’

July 31, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the center of the agency’s tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as “crazies” and more in emails released Wednesday. more »»



July 31, 2014 Hood, R. “Ed” Edward, 83, of Paden City, WV, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at his home. more »»


July 31, 2014 Kathleen “Kay” (Mahlke) Knabe, 88, of Cincinnati, OH, formerly of Wheeling, WV, died on December 19, 2013, at home. She was born September 11, 1925, in Wheeling, WV, to the late Edward Mahlke, Sr. more »»


July 31, 2014 June Sylvia Jewell Bane, 78, of Wheeling died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Wheeling Hospital. Friends will be received on Friday, August 1, 2014, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. more »»


July 31, 2014 Clarence H. Riffee, 79, of New Cumberland, WV, passed away Wednesday. Visitation 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. more »»


July 31, 2014 Howard Joseph “Bud” Lotz II, 86, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Wheeling Hospital. He was born on September 1, 1927, in Wheeling, a son to the late Howard Joseph Sr. more »»


International Investigation Team Reaches Ukraine Jet Wreckage Site

August 1, 2014 ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — As mortar fire landed nearby, an international team of investigators finally reached the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage site Thursday and got their first look at a... more »»

In San Fran, $1M Won’t Buy Much

August 1, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for those who want to live here and think $1 million will buy them their dream house: think... more »»

Run for a Reason

August 1, 2014 Ron Green said 1,775 people already are signed up to participate in today’s and Saturday’s Debbie Green Memorial 5K Run/Walk for Leukemia events. more »»

700 Dead So Far In Africa Ebola Outbreak

August 1, 2014 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone’s capital Thursday looking for Ebola patients and others exposed to the disease as the death toll from the worst... more »»

Worker Fired, Starts Firing; CEO Shot

August 1, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — A demoted worker shot and critically wounded his company’s CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a downtown high-rise office building in Chicago’s bustling financial... more »»


Volunteering In Bellaire

August 1, 2014 Bellaire Fire Chief Bill Swoyer is right to be pleased with the first day of his volunteer department’s existence. more »»

Guarding Against Emerging Diseases

August 1, 2014 Nearly 20 years ago, author Richard Preston’s nonfiction book, “The Hot Zone,” told a horror story as disturbing as any make-believe tale. more »»

Reject In-Home Care Cutbacks

July 31, 2014 It is difficult to believe President Barack Obama’s administration does not have some ulterior motive in a plan that could affect tens of thousands of West Virginians directly and adversely. more »»

Ensure Bonds Can Be Repaid

July 31, 2014 Many Ohio Valley towns, cities and counties have initiatives to get rid of dilapidated buildings. more »»

Partisan Bickering Disservice to Nation

July 31, 2014 As explained above, many members of the House of Representatives want to forestall implementation of a proposal that would increase costs for the Medicare program, while forcing many older American... 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 »»


Giants Put a Stop To Pirates’ Series Sweep

July 31, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Clint Hurdle says he and a pal often marvel over how there’s always something new to see at a baseball game. more »»

Shazier Says Linebacker Is His Calling

July 31, 2014 LATROBE, Pa. — Ryan Shazier grew up the football equivalent of a Rorschach test. Some coaches looked at Shazier’s 6-foot-1 frame with plenty of room to grow and saw a defensive en. more »»

Indians Trade Pitcher

July 31, 2014 CLEVELAND — Justin Masterson began the season as the Cleveland Indians’ ace. He’ll end it with a different team in a different leagu. more »»

Felt, Post 1 Wins Legion Tournament Opener, 7-6

July 31, 2014 MORGANTOWN — Wheeling Post 1 pitcher Mo Felt nearly went the distance in a 7-6 victory against Fairmont Post 17, Tuesday afternoon at the West Virginia American Legion Baseball State Tournamen. more »»

Kluber, Tribe Win

July 31, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber had three-hitter to outpitch Felix Hernandez for his first career shutout, Yan Gomes had a two-run double and the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on... more »»

W.Va. News

1,100 layoffs planned at Alpha coal mines in W.Va.

July 31, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, with the company citing dismal markets and federal regulation. more »»

Coal dust limit to try to combat black lung

July 31, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Obama administration's push to reduce black lung disease by limiting coal dust in mines will begin to take effect on Friday. more »»

Company cited for fatal W.Va. cell tower collapse

July 31, 2014 CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials have cited an Oklahoma company for safety violations following the collapse of a pair of cellphone towers in West Virginia that killed three people. more »»

IDs released in W.Va. house fire that killed 2

July 31, 2014 ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — The State Fire Marshal's Office has identified two people who died in a house fire in St. more »»

2 charged after girl found in vermin-infested home

July 31, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police in Charleston have charged a mother and a nanny after a 6-year-old girl was found in a boarded-up home infested with roaches and bed bugs. more »»

Ohio News

Hundreds of pet rats rescued from Ohio apartment

July 31, 2014 KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — Humane Society workers have rescued hundreds of pet rats from an apartment in suburban Dayton apparently left after the renter was evicted. more »»

Ohio theme park tries to top shaved-heads record

July 31, 2014 MASON, Ohio (AP) — A southwestern Ohio amusement park will try to top a Guinness record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money to fight cancer. more »»

Suspended Buckeye pleads to misdemeanor in brawl

July 31, 2014 ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State University football player has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge in a felony drug case against him. more »»

Marathon Petroleum 2Q profit rises 44 percent

July 31, 2014 FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) on Thursday reported earnings that rose by 44 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. more »»

Ex-Buckeye pleads to misdemeanor in bar brawl

July 31, 2014 ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State University football player has pleaded no contest to attempted failure to comply in northeastern Ohio after being originally charged with felony cocaine... more »»

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