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School Closing Policy Revised

December 19, 2014 WHEELING — Decisions about school closings in Ohio County on inclement winter mornings now must be made by 6 a.m. following an act by Ohio County Board of Education members Thursday night. more »»

 
 
 

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School Closing Policy Revised

December 19, 2014 WHEELING — Decisions about school closings in Ohio County on inclement winter mornings now must be made by 6 a.m. following an act by Ohio County Board of Education members Thursday night. more »»

WVNCC Selects Riley As Leader

December 19, 2014 WHEELING — Following a Thursday meeting, the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education named Vicki Riley as the new president of West Virginia Northern Community College,... more »»

Brooke County Man Killed With Arrow

December 19, 2014 By WARREN SCOTT For the News-Register WELLSBURG — City police are seeking a woman who knew the Wellsburg man found dead with an arrow in his back in hopes of gaining more information about his murder. more »»

W.Va. Offices Open Dec. 26

December 19, 2014 WHEELING — West Virginia state workers may have to wait an extra day to return Christmas gifts or hunt for bargains because Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will not give them the day off Dec. 26. more »»

President Tests Boundaries Of Unilateral Action

December 19, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — With a recent streak of unilateral activism, President Barack Obama is shaking up the governing status quo and creating a new normal for his successors. more »»

Obituaries

GENEVA EWERS

December 19, 2014 Geneva L. Evans Ewers, age 76, of Fly, Ohio, passed away Thursday. Visitation 3-8 p.m. Friday. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio. www.bauerturner. more »»

HAZEL SANTA

December 19, 2014 Hazel Santa, 96, of Newark, OH, formerly of Yorkville, OH, died Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Friends received at the Borkoski Funeral Home, Tiltonsville, on Saturday noon until service at 1. more »»

BRIAN LANDERS

December 19, 2014 Brian D. Landers, 52, of Bellaire died Thursday. Visitation Monday, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. service at Grisell Funeral Home, Bellaire. more »»

CECIL CHRISTIAN

December 19, 2014 Cecil Christian, 72, of Cadiz died Tuesday. Friends may call Monday from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz. more »»

CHARLES HENNING

December 19, 2014 Charles Henry Henning, age 73, of Woodsfield, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 201. more »»

Community

Hess Corp. Stops Flaring Gas in New Athens

December 19, 2014 Residents of New Athens may sleep a little better tonight, as a spokesman for Hess Corp. said the driller stopped flaring natural gas from a nearby Utica Shale operation. more »»

Gas Leak Continues To Displace Residents

December 19, 2014 As it has for nearly a week, Utica Shale natural gas continues leaking from the Triad Hunter Stalder well pad near Sardis — while about 50 nearby residents continue waiting for their lives to retur... more »»

Paint, Lighting Put Fresh Shine In Belmont County Courthouse

December 19, 2014 Stained glass within the dome of the Belmont County Courthouse now beams brightly after long-forgotten lighting meant to illuminate it was discovered during recent renovation efforts. more »»

Ohio 331 Project Gets First Approval For Final $4 Million

December 19, 2014 The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Thursday a project to reconfigure the roadway and traffic patterns along Ohio 331 in Belmont County will soon receive the final $4 million needed for... more »»

Zoning Board OKs Signs

December 19, 2014 Wheeling Board of Zoning Appeals members will allow Ohio Valley Medical Center to keep a pair of large banners hung without prior city approval on its skywalk over Chapline Street for 18 month. more »»

Editorials

Hold Officials Accountable

December 19, 2014 Small town officials often complain about the jungle of state and federal regulations they must navigate to do the public’s business. more »»

Rein In Growth In National Debt

December 19, 2014 Amid a horde of potential Republican nominees for president in 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush became the most-discussed this week when he revealed he is actively considering running. more »»

Don’t Permit Retaliation

December 18, 2014 When legislators gathered this week to hear from Jim Rubenstein, commissioner of the West Virginia Department of Corrections and deputy cabinet secretary of the state department of Military Affairs... more »»

Spending Measure Loaded With Pork

December 18, 2014 While several dozen members of Congress had specific concerns that prompted them to vote against a $1. more »»

Get Them Out Of College Sooner

December 17, 2014 Liberal politicians who claim education loan interest rates are the most serious bane of college students either didn’t do their homework or aren’t being candid in the interest of pandering to... more »»

Local Columns

What Does He Think Of W.Va.?

December 14, 2014 One suspects MIT?economist Jonathan Gruber did not advise state officials that West Virginians are stupid. more »»

Show Some Respect for Land of Free, Brave

December 14, 2014 At a time when the media are constantly pointing out social, political and ideological divisions in America, most of us can agree on uniting around the larger meaning of our nation and the... more »»

Writing Class Is Part of ‘Paws for a Cause’ at High School

December 14, 2014 John Marshall High School this year is offering for the first time a professional writing class, and in addition to writing press releases, creating pamphlets, brochures and newsletters, the 17... more »»

Moundsville Gathers for Tree Lighting by Miss West Virginia

December 14, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — City residents were joined by Miss West Virginia Paige Madden last week as the Gold, Khourey and Turak offices celebrated its 12th annual Christmas tree lightin. more »»

Dealership Collecting Gifts For Veterans

December 14, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Thomas Auto Centers is teaming up to honor local veterans this holiday season. Thomas is accepting donations at the dealership in St. more »»

Sports

’Cats Can’t Catch Up To Central Scoring Blitz

December 19, 2014 WHEELING — In the first half of Thursday night’s game at its 14th Street gym, whatever Wheeling Central threw up, found its way inside the rim. more »»

Big Red Delivers to Rice, Rice Delivers a 66-28 Win

December 19, 2014 WEIRTON — Steubenville’s strategy was simple. First, on offense Big Red wanted to get the ball into the hands of Lysaih Rice, their leading scorer. more »»

Bellaire’s End Run Caps Ferry in ‘Ugly’ Contest

December 19, 2014 BELLAIRE — When two struggling girls’ basketball teams meet, something exciting usually happens. That’s what unfolded Thursday night inside Bellaire High School. more »»

S. Charleston’s Grier Named W.Va.’s Best Quarterback

December 19, 2014 CHARLESTON — In 2009 and 2010, South Charleston quarterback Tyler Harris set a statistical standard for quarterbacks at the school that appeared unlikely to be soon surpasse. more »»

Jaguars Top Titans, 21-13, in Home Finale

December 19, 2014 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Blake Bortles revived a stagnant offense. Jordan Todman provided some cushion with a big run. And Sen’Derrick Marks sealed the victory with the most rewarding sack of his caree. more »»

 
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Ho Hos and To-Do Lists

December 2, 2014 Ho, ho, ho! Mmm... Hostess HoHos. ... Oh man, I’m the hostess for that party next weekend. more »

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