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Highway Lights Will Be Replaced in Ohio County

April 25, 2015 WHEELING—The future looks bright for motorists using Interstates 70 and 470 through Ohio County. more »»


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Highway Lights Will Be Replaced in Ohio County

April 25, 2015 WHEELING—The future looks bright for motorists using Interstates 70 and 470 through Ohio County. more »»

Hancock Magistrate Appointed for Wheeling Police Officer’s Hearing

April 25, 2015 WHEELING — The case against a Wheeling police officer accused of pointing his service weapon at his girlfriend is set to proceed, with the appointment of a special magistrate and prosecutor. more »»

Walk-In Health Provider MedExpress Sold to Optum

April 25, 2015 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Health services company Optum has acquired walk-in medical care provider MedExpress. Media outlets report that terms of the sale were not disclosed. Eden Prairie, Min. more »»

Is Ice Cream Safe? Feds Say Yes

April 25, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections. more »»

Hostage Strategy Changes Sought

April 25, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. more »»



April 25, 2015 Donna Lee Chiarello, 69, of Follansbee died Thursday. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Mullenbach Funeral Home. Vigil 7 p.m. Mass 11 a.m. Monday, St. Anthony’s Church. more »»


April 25, 2015 William C. “Bill” Duvall, 85, born February 7, 1930, departed his life on Thursday, April 23, 2015, in his home surrounded by family. more »»


April 25, 2015 Albert J. Nardone, 84, of Warwood passed away on April 24, 2015, at his residence. Friends will be received on Monday, April 27, 2015, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.. more »»


April 25, 2015 Steve Pavlov, 91, of Adena died Thursday. Visitation 2-9 p.m. Monday at Borkoski Funeral Home, Adena. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Casimir’s Catholic Church, Adena. more »»


April 25, 2015 Joseph M. Krinock, 53, of Weirton, WV, passed away. Visitation Sunday, 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. service at Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home, Inc., Weirton, WV. more »»


Moundsville Art Students Bring Coal History to Life

April 25, 2015 Moundsville Middle School teacher Joy VanScyoc is working to keep West Virginia history alive in art classrooms. more »»

Miss W.Va. Delivers Anti-Bullying Lesson to Wheeling Youths

April 25, 2015 The perhaps unlikely partnership of a pageant queen and a federal prosecutor teamed up Friday to bring an anti-bullying message to students at Wheeling Middle School. more »»

Wheeling Man Allegedly Enters Girlfriend’s Home With Knife

April 25, 2015 A Wheeling man was arrested after he allegedly broke into his former girlfriend’s home to confront her new boyfriend. more »»

Means Stepping Down, Weirton Now Seeking New City Manager

April 25, 2015 The city of Weirton will be searching for a new top executive following the announcement this week that City Manager Valerie Means will be leaving for a new opportunity. more »»

John Marshall's Future Business Leaders Clean Up at Competition

April 25, 2015 John Marshall High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter had a successful run at the West Virginia Conference this week. more »»


Easing Pain Of WLU Cuts

April 25, 2015 Something has to give at West Liberty University. Declining enrollment gives WLU officials few options but to curb spending — perhaps by more than $1 million a year. more »»

Avoid Ohio School Funding Disaster

April 25, 2015 Two local school districts — Switzerland of Ohio and St. Clairsville-Richland — would have been devastated by a state budget proposal revealed earlier this year. more »»

Make Records Access Easier

April 24, 2015 Taking Ohioans’ right to government information more seriously has been a long time coming to the General Assembly. more »»

Fire VA Officials In W.Va. Scandal

April 24, 2015 Members of Congress should have just one question for Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald: Has the VA official who made a drug-related decision that put veterans at risk been... more »»

Cracker Potential Real for Our Area

April 24, 2015 Cracker plants may have started to sound to many area residents something like pots of gold at the end of the rainbow — more dreams than reality. more »»

Local Columns

Sorting Out Democrats’ Agenda

April 25, 2015 Expect contests for both major parties’ nominations for governor next year — but look for the Democrats to stage by far the more interesting of the two primary election campaigns. more »»

Go Out And Play

April 25, 2015 Reality came calling this week, leaving me with a twinge of sadness for innocence lost. The folks at the Wheeling Recreation Department sent me a fax that delivered some discouraging news. more »»

Water, Water Everywhere

April 19, 2015 “Strike while the drought is hot,” a reader advised local economic development leaders in an email to me. It’s not a bad idea in view of events in California. more »»

Proposed Pipeline Good for Ohio, Our Entire Region

April 19, 2015 Just a few years ago, natural gas inventories were shrinking, and the country was considering importing a liquefied form of gas from the Middle East. What a difference a few years make. more »»

Moundsville Business Reopens Under New Management

April 19, 2015 Johnny and Shar’s Big Dipper in Moundsville reopened Friday with changes, the most notable being the personnel dipping the ice cream and serving food items, as the Clay Wise and the Jim Wise... more »»


John Marshall, Oak Glen Relish Shot to Play at Pittsburgh's PNC Park

April 25, 2015 PITTSBURGH — As the players took the field under the lights of PNC Park on Friday night, the familiar backdrop of the Roberto Clemente Bridge and the skyline of downtown Pittsburgh loomed behind them. more »»

Toledo Evens ECHL Playoff Series With Wheeling at 2-2

April 25, 2015 WHEELING — For the second straight game, the Toledo Walleye had a big second period. more »»

John Marshall Softball Sweeps Rival Wheeling Park in Glen Dale

April 25, 2015 GLEN DALE — After waiting four days to complete Tuesday’s suspended game with Wheeling Park, John Marshall wasted little time jumping on its rivals Friday, finishing off that game and recorded a... more »»

Beallsville Leaves Wheeling With Loss to Bishop Donahue

April 25, 2015 WHEELING — Led by Abbey Mele’s three-run home run, Bishop Donahue softball players crossed the plate 11 times in the first inning on their way to a quick victory against Beallsville on Friday at the... more »»

Hundred Can't Beat Valley in Pine Grove

April 25, 2015 PINE GROVE — The Hundred Hornets faced a tough game Friday against the Valley, as the score climbed high on both sides before the hosts earned a victory in the sixth inning, 19-9. more »»

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What's All The Skype About?

April 13, 2015 In late 2010, members of the West Virginia Senate Democratic caucus voted to select a Senate president for the next term -- and one of the votes came electronically from the Middle East. more »

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