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Selling Makeup Gets Man Arrested

July 30, 2014 WHEELING—Wheeling police cited Darnell Willis on Tuesday for selling makeup without a license on Wheeling Island after a foot chase ended at a Burger King restaurant. more »»


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Selling Makeup Gets Man Arrested

July 30, 2014 WHEELING—Wheeling police cited Darnell Willis on Tuesday for selling makeup without a license on Wheeling Island after a foot chase ended at a Burger King restaurant. more »»

Sex Trafficking Bust Rescues 168

July 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel... more »»

Tickets Mulled For Performers

July 30, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statue of Liberty impersonators — Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in... more »»

Miller Serious on Using Pension Funds for Plant

July 30, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County Commissioner Bob Miller said it was not a joke when he suggested to union representatives at a meeting last week they use pension funds to invest in the proposed... more »»

Birch Defends His Hat

July 30, 2014 WHEELING — Ohio County Board of Education member Tim Birch says late at night when he takes out the garbage, he dons a robe and sports his ever-present wide-brimmed hat as he heads outside. more »»



July 30, 2014 Lori A. Eckels, 55, of Weirton passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014. A private memorial service will be held. Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton, WV, in charge of arrangements. more »»


July 30, 2014 Joseph Floyd Zurek Sr., 96, of Dillonvale, OH, passed away Monday. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Dillonvale; services at 11 a.m. on Saturday. more »»


July 30, 2014 William Lloyd Powell, 90, of Barnesville passed away July 28, 2014, at Emerald Pointe. more »»


July 30, 2014 Mary Gean Oliver, 82, of New Martinsville, WV, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale, WV. more »»


July 30, 2014 Ralph Herman Baxter Sr., 101, of Clearwater, FL, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at his home. Ralph was loved by all who knew him for his sunny disposition, friendly nature and sense of humor. more »»


Drugs, Guns and Cigarettes Found During Search

July 30, 2014 The Belmont County Drug Task Force on Monday served a search warrant at the Moss Run Carryout and the residence of owner Michele Staskey, both located on S. more »»

Safety Meeting Targets Truck Traffic in Harrison

July 30, 2014 Increased truck traffic and commercial vehicles not adhering to traffic laws were the main topics of discussion Monday during the monthly oil and gas safety meeting in Harrison County. more »»

Progress on Schedule At Capitol Theatre

July 30, 2014 The $400,000 facade renovations taking place outside the historic Capitol Theatre in downtown Wheeling are on schedule and expected to be complete by late September or early October, according to... more »»

Prosecutor Recuses Self in Crawford Case

July 30, 2014 Tyler County Prosecutor D. Like Furbee will not serve as the prosecutor in the case against Gina Crawford because of his association with Crawford’s mother, school Superintendent Robin Daquilante. more »»

County Taking Bids for Public Safety Building

July 30, 2014 The Marshall County Commission is gearing up for the second phase of the renovation of the new Public Safety Building between Seventh and Eighth streets. more »»


Parental Rights Can Be Forfeited

July 30, 2014 Twice during a period of less than a week, local police officers have had to rescue children from drug-using parents. more »»

Work Together On School Board

July 30, 2014 A disconcerting division seems to have emerged on the Ohio County Board of Education. For the good of local public school students, let us hope the split is only temporar. more »»

Manchin Right About Ex-Im Bank

July 30, 2014 At one time — during the 1920s and 1930s when progressives pushed hard for rural electrification — American liberals understood the importance of reasonably priced power to quality of life. No mor. more »»

Enforcing the Law On Rural Roads

July 30, 2014 Here’s a new one on “profiling” — specific types of people being singled out by law enforcement agencies: During a meeting this week in Harrison County, Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. more »»

‘Privatizing’ Pays Off Big in W.Va.

July 29, 2014 Premiums West Virginia companies pay for workers’ compensation insurance are going down — again. 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 »»


Pirates’ Liriano Fans 11 In 3-1 Win

July 30, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — His left oblique no longer a painful obstacle, Francisco Liriano is starting to look like the dominant pitcher he was for Pittsburgh in 201. more »»

Luck: WVU in a Good Position Amid Changes

July 30, 2014 Editor’s note: At Big 12 media days last week in Dallas, conference Commissioner Robert Bowlsby raised the alarm about the future of college sports, particularly what’s known as the Olympic sports,... more »»

Bell Wants More Productive Year

July 30, 2014 LATROBE, Pa. — Le’Veon Bell kept watching the tape over and over, equal parts pleased and puzzled by what he saw. more »»

Josh Gordon Lawyers Up

July 30, 2014 BEREA, Ohio — Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NF. more »»

A Bigger Playing Field For Big Ten?

July 30, 2014 CHICAGO — As he watched the BCS championship game last season, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook could not help but wonder: What if a playoff system were in place? Would the Spartans be playing... more »»

W.Va. News

Corbett, coal interests rally before EPA hearings

July 30, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia are rallying in Pittsburgh to oppose new proposed pollution... more »»

Pierpont, WVU-Parkersburg enter transfer agreement

July 30, 2014 PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University at Parkersburg has signed a transfer agreement with Pierpont Community and Technical College. more »»

Ex-W.Va. judge reports to Florida prison

July 30, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia judge has reported to a Florida prison to serve his sentence for a corruption conviction. more »»

Another tornado confirmed in West Virginia

July 30, 2014 JOHNSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Another tornado has been confirmed in West Virginia. more »»

Gas prices fall 7 cents in West Virginia

July 30, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gasoline prices fell 7 cents in West Virginia this week. more »»

Ohio News

Prosecutors seek 3-year sentence in fracking case

July 30, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking a three-year sentence and a $250,000 fine for the owner of a northeast Ohio oil and gas drilling company accused of dumping large amounts of toxic... more »»

Alums of Ohio black college fight for its survival

July 30, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — Alumni of the country's oldest historically black private university are committing money and other support to help their alma mater's fight for survival amid the risk of... more »»

Goodyear 2Q profit rises 18 percent

July 30, 2014 AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT) on Wednesday reported profit that rose by 18 percent in its second quarter. more »»

Alumni of Ohio college fight to help it survive

July 30, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — Alumni of the country's oldest historically black private university are committing money and other support to help the southwestern Ohio school fight to survive amid possible... more »»

Ohio city names sites for immigrants, despite foes

July 30, 2014 DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio city has told federal authorities it has two places that could be used to shelter children from Central America. more »»

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