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Mountain State Kids Struggling

July 24, 2014 WHEELING — West Virginia ranks 37th among the states when it comes to child well-being, according to the 2014 Kids Count report produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. more »»


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Mountain State Kids Struggling

July 24, 2014 WHEELING — West Virginia ranks 37th among the states when it comes to child well-being, according to the 2014 Kids Count report produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. more »»

Texas Revoked Pain Doc’s License

July 24, 2014 WHEELING — Dr. more »»

Track Sends Busloads to Speak Against Hancock Smoking Ban

July 24, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Health Board faced a barrage of comments Wednesday at a public hearing regarding the Hancock County Clean Air Regulation, which would effectively ban smoking in... more »»

WVU To Look At Cost Control

July 24, 2014 PARKERSBURG —West Virginia University President E. more »»

Marshall County $2.25M In Black

July 24, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Tax cuts, a youth recreation center and courthouse maintenance projects are some of the options being discussed for a large cash carryover in Marshall County. more »»



July 24, 2014 Former Wheeling barber and businessman, Alio M. Scenna, 86, of Wheeling passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. more »»


July 24, 2014 Judith Ann Vensel Wallace, 68, of Wheeling passed away at Liza’s Place on Monday, July 21, 2014, after enduring a long battle against cancer with fortitude, grace, and courage. more »»


July 24, 2014 Schramm Brenda, 56. Visitation and memorial services Saturday noon to 1 p.m. at South Bellaire United Methodist Church. Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home, Shadyside. more »»


July 24, 2014 Thelma Belle Thomas Ash, 84, of Alma went to the arms of her Savior on July 19, 2014. Thelma was born January 27, 1930, the first child of Emery Ervin Thomas and Carrie Augusta Wildman Thomas. more »»


July 24, 2014 Angelena Marie Toner 20, of Follansbee, WV, died July 22, 2014. Visitation Friday, 11 a.m. until service at 1:30 p.m. at Reasner Funeral Home, Wellsburg, WV. more »»


Second Open House Set for Lover’s Lane

July 24, 2014 Steubenville City Engineer Michael Dolak, the Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission and the Ohio Department of Transportation will host a second open house today to present... more »»

Fun Fair Draws Hundreds

July 24, 2014 With yellow balloons and bags of school supplies in hand, hundreds of families in Marshall County attended the 14th Annual Back to School Fun Fair Wednesday at the former West Virginia Penitentiary... more »»

United Way Gets $3,600 Donation From West Fest

July 24, 2014 The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley was recently presented a check in the amount of $3,600 from donations collected at the 18th annual Plaza West Fest held July 9 in St. Clairsville. more »»

FitzGerald Eyes Severance Tax

July 24, 2014 Democrat Ohio gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald believes Ohio shouldn’t have a set oil and gas severance tax, but rather each energy company should pay a rate largely based on how many state... more »»

Mystery Trip Lands Visitors at Mound

July 24, 2014 Boarding a van Tuesday morning, Gilmer County residents Doris Norman and Dotty Kendig had no idea they would end up at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Comple. more »»


Make Tax Hike The Last Resort

July 24, 2014 Most proposals for local tax increases do not sound like much. But a little here, a little there, and pretty soon, a healthy bite is taken out of family budgets. more »»

Improve Children’s Well-Being in W.Va.

July 24, 2014 Children in West Virginia have better lives and better prospects than they did just a few years ago, according to a report released this wee. more »»

Ormet Power Rates Critical

July 23, 2014 Half the equation the Ormet Corp.’s new owner needs to solve to get the Hannibal aluminum plant back in operation appears to be in place. Aluminum prices are on the upswing. more »»

Support Research On Coal Industry

July 23, 2014 State governments simply cannot have the clout federal officials do in funding important research initiatives. more »»

School Resource Officers Valuable

July 23, 2014 Ohio County Board of Education members are wise to retain a school resource officer program, even as federal funding for it dries up. more »»

Local Columns

Sometimes, We Do Disservice By Attempts to Help Others

July 23, 2014 I, like many in my generation, were blessed with parents from America’s greatest generation. more »»

Wild But Not So Wonderful?

July 20, 2014 Apparently, West Virginia is far from almost heaven. That’s how some folks from WalletHub, a company that offers various types of financial advice, feel. more »»

A Star Encounter and the Rebirth of Centre Market

July 20, 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 »»

Another Major League Baseball Multi-Trip Is in the Books

July 20, 2014 Another Major League Baseball season is history, or at least those multi-trips involving the Uniglobe Baseball Club have ended for the season. more »»

Republicans Unable to Admit America Has Changed

July 20, 2014 Republicans often ask, “Why do Democrats hate America?” That question is usually based on the interpretation that policies that Republicans disagree with are socialist, or maybe even Marxist or... more »»


Welcome to the Club, Boys

July 24, 2014 WHEELING — Welcome to the fraternity. That was the message to those involved in the 69th Annual Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game Wednesday during the George Strager Evening with the Stars. more »»

Park’s Zach Phillips Already an All-Star

July 24, 2014 WHEELING — Seems like Wheeling Park quarterback Zach Phillips has gotten himself into an authentic all-star conundrum. more »»

Post 10 Wins Duel Of Pitchers

July 24, 2014 WEIRTON — Weirton and Moundsville locked up in an old fashioned pitchers’ duel Wednesday, with Post 10 coming from behind for a 2-1 victory in 10 inning. more »»

Bucs Jump on Dodgers Early, Win 6-1

July 24, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Harrison had two hits with two RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates jumped on Dan Haren early in a 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday nigh. more »»

Tribe Falls To Twins’ Fill-in, 3-1

July 24, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Swarzak, for an afternoon at least, was a starter again. He pitched like he didn’t want to go back to the bullpen. more »»

W.Va. News

US plans W.Va. refunds under Affordable Care Act

July 24, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than $900,000 in refunds from insurance companies are headed to 8,300 consumers in West Virginia. more »»

W.Va. airport may claim sovereign immunity in suit

July 23, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Charleston's airport could claim sovereign immunity in a lawsuit saying the airport was partly to blame for a tap-water contaminating chemical spill. more »»

Police in W.Va. seek suspects in horse strangling

July 23, 2014 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia are looking for those responsible for tying a tow rope around the neck of a horse that later died. more »»

Feds commit to health studies on spilled chemical

July 23, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal health officials will conduct more animal studies on the chemicals that spilled into West Virginia's largest drinking water supply in January. more »»

Park Service assesses impact of W.Va. attractions

July 23, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Four National Park Service attractions in West Virginia drew a total of 1. more »»

Ohio News

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

July 24, 2014 PHOENIX (AP) — A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalt... more »»

Midazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executions

July 24, 2014 Arizona used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father. more »»

Some lethal injection problems in US executions

July 24, 2014 Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. more »»

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

July 23, 2014 FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona officials say a murderer who was sentenced to death has died nearly two hours after his execution started. more »»

Cops: Ohio man from NY killed wife in 1995

July 23, 2014 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say the case of two murder victims who went unidentified for 19 years has been cracked with the arrest of a 70-year-old Ohio man accused of killing his wife. more »»

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