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Gastar Plans River Drilling

October 25, 2014 WHEELING — Because his company spent more than $500 million while successfully fracking 64 Marcellus and Utica shale wells in Marshall County, Mike McCown believes Gastar Exploration can extract... more »»


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Gastar Plans River Drilling

October 25, 2014 WHEELING — Because his company spent more than $500 million while successfully fracking 64 Marcellus and Utica shale wells in Marshall County, Mike McCown believes Gastar Exploration can extract... more »»

Tax Hike Needs State’s Approval

October 25, 2014 WHEELING — West Virginia’s Municipal Home Rule Board will have to sign off on Wheeling’s plan to increase its municipal sales tax, after all. more »»

‘Ninjas’ Target Ohio Campaign Signs

October 25, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pesky. Illegal. Effective? Lawn signs touting local and statewide candidates are in full bloom along highways, street corners and other public spaces. more »»

States Isolate Ebola Contacts

October 25, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other... more »»

Two in Three Say Islamic State Is an Important Issue

October 25, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. more »»



October 25, 2014 John C. Edwards Jr., 46, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Friday, October 24, 2014, at his home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. more »»


October 25, 2014 Eleanor Bland, 76, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at Wheeling Hospital. Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. more »»


October 25, 2014 Keith Freeland, 91, of Sistersville, WV, passed away October 24, 2014. Friends will be received Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with funeral services starting at 1 p.m. at Myers Funeral Home. more »»


October 25, 2014 Helen Rose Gabbie, 81, of Weirton died Thursday. Visitation Sunday 1-3 and 5-7 p.m., Greco- Hertnick, Weirton. Mass 10 a.m. Monday, Sacred Heart of Mary Church. more »»


October 25, 2014 Jeannette Claire Hamilton Murphy, 95, of East Liverpool, OH, formerly of Wellsburg, WV, died October 23, 2014, in her sleep. more »»


Fire Departments Work To Protect Highlands

October 25, 2014 The Highlands shopping center, located seven miles east of Wheeling on Cabela Drive, has a unusual fire safety situation, as it is not under the jurisdiction of one specific fire department. more »»

‘Salvage Dawgs’ Filming Downtown

October 25, 2014 Black Dog Salvage — a company that saves architectural antiques from buildings — took old mantels, doors and other items from apartments above the Outdoor Store in the downtown on Frida. more »»

Candidate Santorine Responds To Negative Ads

October 25, 2014 Republican House of Delegates candidate Dolph Santorine said he’s not afraid to stand up to the Internal Revenue Service, in response to recent mailings indicating the Wheeling businessman funded hi... more »»

Alert Issued as Caution

October 25, 2014 Ohio County School Resource Officer Tom Howard said he put three schools on alert Friday as a precautionary measure amid reports that police were looking for a man dressed in camouflage and carrying... more »»

Health Department to Hold Flu Clinic For Kids

October 25, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — The Marshall County Health Department will hold a special after hours flu walk-in clinic specifically for West Virginia children ages 6 months through 18 years, from 2-6:30 p.m. more »»


Obama Knows His Supporters

October 25, 2014 President Barack Obama seems to have perfect faith that Democrat candidates for Senate posts will support him where it counts, at every turn. more »»

Kasich Tax Breaks Will Grow Economy

October 25, 2014 Business tax incentives sometimes prove to be wholly ineffective in creating new jobs. But a plan crafted by Ohio Gov. more »»

Tennant Breaks Election Law

October 24, 2014 A serious infringement of West Virginia election law was committed this week by the chief enforcer of such rules, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant. more »»

Punishing Lapses At Secret Service

October 24, 2014 A newly reported Secret Service fiasco should result in President Barack Obama losing his patience with the agency — for his good, that of his family and the safety of future presidents. more »»

Reducing the Pain Of PEIA Changes

October 24, 2014 No doubt many public employees and retirees in West Virginia will be upset with their government-provided health insurance next year. Cuts in benefits are virtually unavoidable. more »»

Local Columns

Mud Slinging Serves No Purpose

October 25, 2014 Here’s a rule of thumb in politics: Never anger anyone you don’t need to alienate for a good reason. more »»

A Tiny Bundle Of Love

October 25, 2014 I fell in love again this week. I didn’t think it was possible to love anyone else as much as your own child, but it i. more »»

Don’t Shed Any Tears For the CDC

October 19, 2014 Would it surprise you to learn that one of the functions of the Centers for Disease Control is to prevent “teen dating violence”? The CDC also battles bullying. more »»

Pouring Ice Water on ‘Awareness’ Campaigns

October 19, 2014 Americans have long been vulnerable to fads, those odd behaviors that suddenly become all the rage. more »»

A Different Type of Scenery, Rain, and Deep Freeze

October 19, 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 »»


Bruins Put the Brakes On Weir’s Speed, 43-17

October 25, 2014 WELLSBURG — Earlier in the week first-year Brooke coach Mac McLean said that if his team could control Weir’s speed it would be a good night to be a Bruin. more »»

Big Red Takes Over, Beats Patriots 42-21

October 25, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — After a wild and wooly first half (it featured 49 points and 412 yards of offense) Steubenville took control during the final 24 minutes and earned a 42-21 victory against Wheeling... more »»

Tigers Remain Perfect With Win

October 25, 2014 BROOKSIDE — Prior to 2012, Shadyside, which began playing football in 1908, owned just two unbeaten and untied football seasons. The Tigers are now making it a habitual thing. more »»

Bishops Cruise To 40-9 Victory

October 25, 2014 BEALLSVILLE — After losing to Notre Dame on Sept. 20, Bishop Donahue coach John Durdines said his team’s playoffs start after a bye week. more »»

Mohigans Defeat Monarchs

October 25, 2014 MORGANTOWN — The Morgantown (4-5) defense allowed less than 100 yards of offense to John Marshall through the first half Friday night, however, only led by seven points at halftime. more »»

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