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Finance Dept. Workers File Lawsuit

January 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Five employees of the city’s Finance Department filed suit against the city Tuesday afternoon alleging a hostile work environment and sexual harassment involving a reported affair... more »»


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Finance Dept. Workers File Lawsuit

January 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Five employees of the city’s Finance Department filed suit against the city Tuesday afternoon alleging a hostile work environment and sexual harassment involving a reported affair... more »»

Mayor Named In Ethics Complaint

January 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A complaint filed Tuesday with the West Virginia Ethics Commission alleges an anonymously distributed set of electronic files shows Mayor Bob Newell had an affair with the city finance... more »»

Two Heroin Deaths Reported Over Weekend in East Ohio

January 28, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — The heroin problem in the Ohio Valley doesn’t show signs of stopping, and Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla is scared of what the problem may look like five years from now. more »»

Systemic Flaws In Safety Oversight

January 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — Three powerful accidents in recent years highlight weaknesses in the oversight of how natural gas providers maintain the largest pipelines in their networks, accident investigators said... more »»

No Limits on Pipeline Location, No Inspection

January 28, 2015 WHEELING — Monday’s natural gas pipeline explosion in Brooke County led to the evacuation of two homes, with the flames’ heat buckling siding on one of the structures. more »»



January 28, 2015 Bernice Zulkoski, 100, of Weirton died Sunday. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday, Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton. Mass 10 a.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church. more »»


January 28, 2015 Katherine F. Whinnery, 99, of Adena passed on Saturday. Visitation, Wilson F.H., Dillonvale, Friday, 2-9 and Saturday, 10 a.m. till service noon at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church. more »»


January 28, 2015 Carl William Bish, 37, died January 11, 2015. There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3242 West St., Weirton. more »»


January 28, 2015 Andrew Michael Zurek Jr., 95, of Dillonvale, Ohio, passed Monday. Visitation Saturday noon until the time of memorial service at 2 p.m., Wilson Funeral Home, 154 Second St., Dillonvale, Ohio. more »»


January 28, 2015 Richard P. Saffield, 74, of St. Clairsville died Tuesday. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Friday, Wilson Funeral Home, Brookside. Services 11 a.m. Saturday. more »»


Police Reports

January 28, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT At 7:45 p.m. Monday, a Tomlinson Avenue resident reported a number of harassing phone calls. At 8:15 p.m. more »»

Brian Lowe Acquitted In Abuse Case

January 28, 2015 A Marshall County jury on Tuesday found Benwood resident Brian Lowe innocent of child abuse. more »»

Two Are Left Homeless After Fire in Barnesville

January 28, 2015 An attic fire Tuesday afternoon consumed the home of Belmont County residents Jacob Stouffer and Saylee Haslan, who were alerted to the fire by contractors on their road who came to their rescue. more »»

City Police Stats Deceiving

January 28, 2015 The city of Wheeling’s crime rates improved last year, but some of those numbers may be a little deceiving, Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger believes, and can be attributed to a reduction in manpowe. more »»

Monroe Commission Given Update on Emergency Calls

January 28, 2015 Monroe County commissioners on Monday received a report on 911 emergency calls in 2014. more »»


Body Cameras Raise Questions

January 28, 2015 Miniature video cameras being worn by Marshall County sheriff’s deputies provide a new layer of protection for both them and the public. But they also raise a number of questions. more »»

Your Vote Really Can Be Important

January 28, 2015 Voter turnout in both Ohio and West Virginia often is abysmally low. Sometimes, important elections and referendums are decided by fewer than half the eligible voters. more »»

Finish Cleanup Project Quickly

January 28, 2015 Wheeling officials, as well as residents of the city’s Fulton neighborhood, should press the state to act swiftly on an environmental cleanup project that began but was suspended when money for it... more »»

Studying Other Faiths Appropriate

January 28, 2015 Wyoming County is part of southern West Virginia’s “Bible belt.” It is a place where the vast majority of people consider themselves to be Christians, whether practicing or not. more »»

Approve Rules For Coal Ash

January 27, 2015 Businesses find it difficult to function in an on-again, off-again regulatory environment. more »»

Local Columns

Defending Free Press In W.Va.

January 25, 2015 I feel relatively certain there are a number of people who, down through the years, have thought about beheading me or storming into my office with an AK-47 blazing. But it’s not going to happen. more »»

Using Figures of Speech to Make Your Points

January 25, 2015 Figurative language (or figure of speech) involves meaning that is deeper than its literal presentation. more »»

Lions Learn Fostoria Glass Moved to Moundsville From Ohio

January 25, 2015 It is only fitting that this year’s Fostoria Glass Society of America Convention and Elegant Glass Show will feature the American patter. more »»

Obama Keeping Pledge to ‘Remake the United States’

January 25, 2015 In May 2009, I wrote that President Obama has openly stated his desire “to remake the United States” predicated upon a “New Declaration of Independence — A New Foundation for America. more »»

GOP Moving Fast in Charleston

January 24, 2015 Something of a psychological change appears to be accompanying the earth-shattering political power shift in Charleston. more »»


Bishops Roll Over Linsly, 83-63

January 28, 2015 WHEELING — When Bishop Donahue grabs an early lead it is very hard to overcome. On Tuesday night, the Bishops went on a 21-0 run in the first quarter en route to an 83-63 victory against Linsl. more »»

Penguins Rally Past Winnipeg

January 28, 2015 PITTSBURGH — David Perron and Brandon Sutter scored power-play goals less than 4 minutes apart in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied for a 5-3 victory against the Winnipeg Jets on... more »»

Wildcats Win With A Sweep

January 28, 2015 WINTERSVILLE — Edison used a hot start to earn its seventh straight boys’ basketball victory Tuesday night. more »»

Woods Hopes to Make Headlines on the Golf Course

January 28, 2015 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Tiger Woods had a full set of teeth and was chomping at the bit to get his season started. In Phoenix, of all places, where he hasn’t been in 14 years. more »»

WVU Defense Shuts Down Kansas State

January 28, 2015 MANHATTAN, Kan. — Tarik Phillip matched a career-high 12 points and West Virginia, relying on its high-pressure defense, shut down Kansas State for a 65-59 victory Tuesday night. more »»

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