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AIDS Task Force of the Ohio Valley Care Coordinator Applauds Indiana Needle Exchange Program

March 29, 2015 WHEELING — An HIV epidemic in southeastern Indiana is forcing the governor of that state to introduce a needle exchange program, something one local advocate believes could help decrease rates of th... more »»


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AIDS Task Force of the Ohio Valley Care Coordinator Applauds Indiana Needle Exchange Program

March 29, 2015 WHEELING — An HIV epidemic in southeastern Indiana is forcing the governor of that state to introduce a needle exchange program, something one local advocate believes could help decrease rates of th... more »»

Tomblin's Veto Pen Hits Wheeling Health Right Hard

March 29, 2015 By IAN HICKS Staff Writer WHEELING — Free and low-cost medical care for underinsured Ohio Valley residents will take a substantial hit under the budget Gov. more »»

Birch: Limit ‘Phoning In’ Ohio County Board of Education Meetings

March 29, 2015 WHEELING — Ohio County Board of Education members are paid $160 for each meeting they attend, and now one member is calling for a limit to just how often members can “phone in” their participation... more »»

Lawmakers Target Hydraulic Fracturing

March 29, 2015 WHEELING — A small group of House Democrats has introduced legislation to give the U.S. more »»

Wheeling Polka Festival at Oglebay Park Is A Hit

March 29, 2015 Hundreds of polka fans and Polish-Americans attended the fourth annual Wheeling Polka Festival on Saturday at Oglebay Park. more »»



March 29, 2015 Guinivere “Gwen” Gandy Schaughency, 91, of Wheeling, WV passed away on March 26, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling, WV. more »»


March 29, 2015 David Allen Wright, 69, of Wheeling, WV, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. more »»


March 29, 2015 John Kennard, 80, of Portsmouth died Friday. Visitation is Tuesday 6-9 p.m. at the Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville; services Wednesday 2 p.m. more »»


March 29, 2015 Eleanor Curfman, 77, of Tiltonsville, OH, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at home. Schuetz Funeral Home is assisting the family. more »»


March 29, 2015 Wilma A. Bianconi 88, of Wolfhurst, died Wednesday March 25, 2015, at her home. She was born August 25, 1926, in Bridgeport, a daughter of the late Charles and Sarah (Svaldo) Jobe Sr. more »»


Children Pack Baskets For Salvation Army

March 29, 2015 WHEELING — Sixth-graders at Our Lady of Peace School in M. more »»

County Animal Shelters Fight Grim Public Perception

March 29, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — Animal care workers struggle with the lingering public perception of an animal shelter as a pound, full of sick animals in a cage. more »»

Pittsburgh Man Arrested in Ohio River Body Case

March 28, 2015 A Pittsburgh man was arrested late Thursday for allegedly shooting another man whose body was found in the Ohio River last week. The body of Andre Gray, 34, of Lawrenceville, P. more »»

Wheeling Committee Shelves False Alarm Program

March 28, 2015 Wheeling City Council’s Rules Committee on Friday tabled a proposed false alarm fee ordinance to allow for more discussion on how the program would work. more »»

New St. Michaels School Crossing Signs Help To Improve Safety in Wheeling

March 28, 2015 The Wheeling Police Department and Operations Department sign shop have combined efforts to make new signs to improve school crossing safety. more »»


Healthy Living A Choice to Make

March 29, 2015 Ohio Valley residents have much in common — but how healthy we are differs enormously, according to an annual stud. more »»

Reforming Charter Schools in Ohio

March 29, 2015 When legislators allowed private, for-profit education in Ohio several years ago, it was almost as if they thought there was some sort of magic in the name: charter schools. more »»

Setting Stage For New Jobs in W.Va.

March 29, 2015 Interim meetings of West Virginia legislators traditionally have been fairly relaxed affairs in which few key issues are discussed. No more, say Republicans who now control the Legislature. more »»

Pats on the Back:

March 29, 2015 -- To Magnolia High School’s basketball team, which last weekend won the state Class A championship in Charleston. more »»

Being Fair To Taxpayers

March 28, 2015 Taxpayers often may have the “can’t win for losing” complaint. Local, state and federal governments always seem to find ways to spend more of our money. more »»

Local Columns

Numbers On Kids Not Good

March 29, 2015 Children who live in poverty face many challenges. Many don’t do as well as their more prosperous peers in school. Many have health problem. more »»

Questions to Ask When Considering a College

March 29, 2015 Before I give advice for choosing a college, I have one caveat to mention. You must understand that not all students want or need a college education. more »»

Speech Team Salute; A Day in Court; and Building Upgrades

March 29, 2015 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 »»

Mestrovic to Lead New Marshall Convention, Visitors Bureau

March 29, 2015 A. Jesse Mestrovic III will assume his duties Wednesday as executive director of the newly certified Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau. more »»

Going Back to Violent Old Days

March 29, 2015 As part of the Baby Boom generation, I grew up on TV and movie Westerns. I still watch them on reruns and DVDs. So imagine my surprise when I watch America turn back the clock to the Wild Wild West. more »»


Monarchs Sweep Washington In Double Header

March 29, 2015 By KYLE LUTZ Staff Writer GLEN DALE — Weather can be a factor sometimes. It was Saturday morning. more »»

Knights’ Kurtz To Recieve Honor

March 29, 2015 By SETH STASKEY For The News-Register WHEELING — A lot of ingredients go into making a successful coach. more »»

Local Skiers Set To Compete

March 29, 2015 By DORSEY KINDLER Staff Writer WHEELING — Two local youths will represent the Appalachian Region in the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association National Championship on April 6-. more »»

Yurko Signs Letter of Intent to Ride Rodeo for Southwest Oklahoma

March 29, 2015 By DORSEY KINDLER Staff Writer WHEELING — Local barrel racing phenom Megan Yurko has signed a letter of intent to ride rodeo for Southwest Oklahoma State University. Yes, collegiate rodeo does exist. more »»

Wildcats Remain Perfect

March 29, 2015 By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — Pushed to the brink, Kentucky’s still perfect and still playing. more »»

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What we can learn from teen rape case

March 25, 2015 My heart breaks for the 15-year-old victim in the rape case that ended Monday with the sentencing of Adam Taylor, 46, of Rayland in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court. more »

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