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Escapee Keeps Police Busy on Labor Day

September 2, 2014 WHEELING — Local authorities spent Labor Day on a five-hour manhunt after a Ohio County Corrections Center inmate walked away for a work crew at Oglebay Park. more »»


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Escapee Keeps Police Busy on Labor Day

September 2, 2014 WHEELING — Local authorities spent Labor Day on a five-hour manhunt after a Ohio County Corrections Center inmate walked away for a work crew at Oglebay Park. more »»

Escapee Fled, Fought

September 2, 2014 WHEELING— In addition to felony escape, Christopher Walls is facing several other charges stemming from running away Monday from a Department of Corrections work crew at Oglebay Park. more »»

College, Town Officials Are Working Together

September 2, 2014 BETHANY — Each year around this time, the town of Bethany essentially quadruples in size over the course of a single weekend: Move-in weekend at Bethany College. more »»

AEP Workers Prepare for Kammer Closure

September 2, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — In the late 1950s, what is now known as the American Electric Power Kammer Plant opened to provide electricity to the nearby Ormet Corp. aluminum smelter across the Ohio River. more »»

2014 Electorate Poised to ‘Keep the Bums In’

September 2, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to “keep the bums in,” with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member... more »»



September 2, 2014 On Saturday evening, August 30, 2014, Vivian Iona Horn Grooms, a beautiful mother and a beloved wife, passed away at Weirton Medical Center surrounded by her daughter, her son-in-law, and two... more »»


September 2, 2014 Rosalind I. “Rosie” Jafrate, 84, of Washington, PA, formerly of Benwood, WV, died Friday, August 29, 2014 in McMurray, PA. more »»


September 2, 2014 Louise H. Holtsclaw, 91, of McMechen, WV died Monday, September 1, 2014 at the Genesis Health Care Center, New Martinsville, WV. more »»


September 2, 2014 John E. Brown, 51 of Toronto, passed away Sunday at his home. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Clarke Funeral Home, Toronto. Services: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. more »»


September 2, 2014 Mary Eunice Shepherd Taylor, 98, of Barnesville, Ohio, died Saturday. Visitation Wed., 4-7 p.m. at Kelly Kemp Braido & Patron Funeral Home & Crematory, Morristown, OH. Services there 11 a.m., Thurs. more »»


Homeless Man Arrested for Violence Against Elderly

September 3, 2014 A homeless man is in the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville under a $2,500 cash bond after Wheeling police arrested him for the rare offense of violence against the elderly. more »»

Hilltop Group to Discuss Violence

September 3, 2014 City leaders and the Hilltop Community Development Corp. will meet at 7 p.m. today to discuss recent violence in the city and explore ideas on stemming future incidents. more »»

Juvenile Center Renamed

September 3, 2014 The Northern Regional Juvenile Center in Wheeling was renamed the Ronald C. Muholland Juvenile Center on Tuesday, in memory of the late Ronald C. more »»

Police Reports

September 3, 2014 WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Burglary At an unspecified time Sunday, officers went to Main Street to take a burglary report. Marijuana Possession At 2:59 p.m. more »»

$711K Federal Grant Awarded to Assist Marshall County Volunteer Fire Departments

September 3, 2014 At a time when some Marshall County volunteer fire departments continue struggling with low membership numbers, $711,540 from the federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program will provide all... more »»

Wheeling's Comprehensive Plan

Download Wheeling's Draft Comprehensive Plan

August 26, 2014 Click the link to view and download the city's draft Comprehensive Plan. more »»

Reaction to Plan Comprehensive

August 26, 2014 WHEELING — The public got a chance Monday to take a closer look at city leaders’ vision for the next decade during a pair of meetings on the recently released draft of the city’s new comprehensive... more »»

Review Wheeling Plan Regularly

August 24, 2014 Several points in the proposed new comprehensive plan for Wheeling are sensible. If anything, attention to them is overdue. more »»

Plan Focuses on Quality, Not Quantity

August 24, 2014 WHEELING — It’s not your grandfather’s Wheeling anymore. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing, according to a draft of the city’s new comprehensive plan. more »»

Draft for Comprehensive Plan Out for Public View

August 21, 2014 WHEELING — A draft of Wheeling’s new comprehensive plan is now available for public view, but there’s plenty of work left to do before City Council can vote to adopt i. more »»


Anti-Coal Move Has Big Price Tag

September 2, 2014 For well over half a century, the Kammer Plant south of Moundsville has been both a landmark and a boon for many Ohio Valley residents. more »»

Educate People About Coal Role

September 2, 2014 Some Americans who never met a miner are beginning to wake up to the peril of President Barack Obama’s war on coal. more »»

Obama Too Hesitant Against Terrorists

September 2, 2014 Comments Sunday by members of Congress familiar with the threat of terrorism should set off alarm bells in the heads of thoughtful Americans. more »»

Stamp Deserves Honor From Peers

September 2, 2014 U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp?Jr. is regarded highly for his quiet yet strong presence on the bench, as well as for his ability and dedication to the law. more »»

Uphold The Constitution

September 1, 2014 Our nation’s founders disagreed on a multitude of issues about how to govern the United States. But on one thing they put their partisanship aside for the good of future Americans. more »»

Local Columns

Nation on Downward Spiral That Must Be Altered

August 31, 2014 How did things ever get so far? Following a bloody and destructive internecine war in which he was gravely wounded and one of his sons was killed, Vito Corleone called together the heads of the... more »»

Paisley Honors His Roots and a Presidential Reminder

August 31, 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 »»

Fast Boats And Help For Kids

August 31, 2014 What does a kind young woman helping a physically challenged tot learn to walk have in common with a raceboat roaring and bouncing across waves on the Ohio River at 120 mph? The Wheeling Vintage... more »»

High Hopes for Fostoria Site Are Becoming a Reality

August 31, 2014 When the Fostoria Steering Committee was involved more than a decade ago in efforts to clean up the Fostoria Glass site in Moundsville, the main concern was to have the remaining buildings removed... more »»

Here’s Where the Money Goes

August 30, 2014 Where’d all the money go? If you’re spending part of the Labor Day weekend paying bills, that question may enter your mind. I may be able to help with a partial answer: Washington. more »»


John Marshall’s Gump Packing a Punch Early

September 2, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — It’s not all that uncommon for a player whose team ended up on the wrong side of the scoreboard to get lost in the shuffle. more »»

Thundering Herd Picks Up Former Monarch SS

September 2, 2014 HUNTINGTON — Kylie Howard is finally back where she belongs, the infield of a softball diamond. more »»

Cardinals Get to Bucs Bullpen

September 2, 2014 ST. LOUIS (AP) — To Andrew McCutchen, it was just another home run — one of 21 that he has hit this season. However, his 454-foot shot in the seventh inning wasn’t just ordinary. more »»

Coach Says Buckeyes Will Learn

September 2, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Urban Meyer has heard others say his team is too young, or that it was crippled by the loss of two-time Big Ten player of the year Braxton Miller. He doesn’t buy it. more »»

Tribe Torn Up by Tigers’ Price, Cabrera

September 2, 2014 CLEVELAND — David Price bounced back from an alarming start and Miguel Cabrera homered twice, hitting one of Detroit’s three homers off Cleveland’s Corey Kluber, as the Tigers rolled to a 12-1... more »»

W.Va. News

Trans Energy to restore W.Va. streams in agreement

September 2, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Oil and gas company Trans Energy Inc. more »»

Medical tests now available in W.Va. C8 case

September 2, 2014 PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Mid-Ohio Valley residents exposed to a chemical used by a DuPont plant in West Virginia can now apply for free medical monitoring. more »»

Utility opposes $2.9M deal in W.Va. spill case

September 2, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A utility is opposing a $2. more »»

Md. doctor surrenders license after sex charge

September 2, 2014 CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A western Maryland physician at the center of a medical licensing scandal is surrendering his license to practice medicine to resolve charges that he molested a female patient. more »»

Ohio News

Los Angeles jury convicts man of 3 serial murders

September 3, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who authorities believe strangled dozens of women as he moved from place to place around the country was convicted Tuesday of three 1980s murders in Los Angeles. more »»

Goodyear says it won't build new factory in Ohio

September 2, 2014 AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Akron and Summit County officials say Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. more »»

Expelled black students' parents sue Ohio district

September 2, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — The parents of four black students who allege their children were expelled over rap music videos and targeted because of race sued a suburban school district in federal court on... more »»

Los Angeles jury convicts man of 3 serial murders

September 2, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury has convicted a career criminal in the serial killings of three women in the 1980s. more »»

Medical tests now available in W.Va. C8 case

September 2, 2014 PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Mid-Ohio Valley residents exposed to a chemical used by a DuPont plant in West Virginia can now apply for free medical monitoring. more »»

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