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Police Capture Escaped Inmate

September 1, 2014 By HEATHER ZIEGLER Associate City Editor WHEELING — Local authorities spent Labor Day on a five-hour manhunt after a department of corrections inmate walked away for a work crew at Oglebay Park. more »»


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Police Capture Escaped Inmate

September 1, 2014 By HEATHER ZIEGLER Associate City Editor WHEELING — Local authorities spent Labor Day on a five-hour manhunt after a department of corrections inmate walked away for a work crew at Oglebay Park. more »»

Hampton Inn Not Moving Up

September 1, 2014 WHEELING — The Hampton Inn in Wheeling won’t be adding two new floors to its five-story building as owners initially planned, but a $2 million renovation still will happen there over the next six... more »»

Businesses Seek Sunday Sales

September 1, 2014 FAIRMONT — Lawmakers plan to revisit a change in state laws that impact wineries and restaurants and the sale of alcohol on Sunday during the next session of the West Virginia Legislature. more »»

Colleges Cut Jobs In W.Va.

September 1, 2014 CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia colleges are slashing payrolls and making other adjustments to compensate for losing $42 million in state funding over the past two years. more »»

Libyan Militia Controls Embassy

September 1, 2014 TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital now guards the U.S. more »»



September 1, 2014 Helen Beczko Schmalz, 94, of Warwood, Wheeling, WV, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at home, surrounded by her family. more »»


September 1, 2014 Mildred Lavern Schaffer Wood, 73, of Wheeling, WV, died Saturday, August 30, 2014, in Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV. more »»


September 1, 2014 Judith A. Hoyt, 69, of Hannibal, OH, died Thursday. Visitation today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, Clarington, OH, services held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. more »»


September 1, 2014 Thomas Eugene Highwart, 84, of Warwood, WV, died Saturday August 30, 2014, at the Dixon Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Wintersville, Ohio. more »»


September 1, 2014 Briggs Burton Stein, 47, of Wellsburg, WV, died on Monday, August 25, 2014, at Wheeling Medical Park. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 2, at 10:30 a.m. at St. more »»


‘It’s a Rush’

September 1, 2014 Jim Gardill fancies himself something of a daredevil, having done his share of driving fast cars and motorcycles — but there’s something about the thrill of hydroplane boat racing that’s almost... more »»

Monroe County Trying To Lure Ethane Cracker Plant

September 1, 2014 Right in the heart of Marcellus and Utica shale country, officials with the Monroe County Port Authority believe they have as good a chance as anyone to land an ethane cracker plant that could... more »»

Matt Welsch Has Followed His Heart and Stomach To Culinary Success

August 31, 2014 WHEELING — For Matt Welsch, cooking is more than a way to earn a living — it’s an art form driven by a philosophy that he strives to apply to every aspect of his life. more »»

Annual Red, White and You Blood Drive Set fot Sept. 11

August 31, 2014 By SHELLEY HANSON Staff Writer WHEELING — Most people remember where they were on Sept. 11, 2001 — the day the United States was attacked by terrorists. more »»

Wharton Confirms New Tenants at Highlands

August 30, 2014 The Ohio County Development Authority confirmed Friday a Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurant and a Mattress Firm business are among five tenants with plans to come to The Highlands in the coming... more »»

Wheeling's Comprehensive Plan

Download Wheeling's Draft Comprehensive Plan

August 26, 2014 Click the link to view and download the city's draft Comprehensive Plan. more »»

Reaction to Plan Comprehensive

August 26, 2014 WHEELING — The public got a chance Monday to take a closer look at city leaders’ vision for the next decade during a pair of meetings on the recently released draft of the city’s new comprehensive... more »»

Review Wheeling Plan Regularly

August 24, 2014 Several points in the proposed new comprehensive plan for Wheeling are sensible. If anything, attention to them is overdue. more »»

Plan Focuses on Quality, Not Quantity

August 24, 2014 WHEELING — It’s not your grandfather’s Wheeling anymore. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing, according to a draft of the city’s new comprehensive plan. more »»

Draft for Comprehensive Plan Out for Public View

August 21, 2014 WHEELING — A draft of Wheeling’s new comprehensive plan is now available for public view, but there’s plenty of work left to do before City Council can vote to adopt i. more »»


Uphold The Constitution

September 1, 2014 Our nation’s founders disagreed on a multitude of issues about how to govern the United States. But on one thing they put their partisanship aside for the good of future Americans. more »»

Taxes, Regulations Hinder Productivity

September 1, 2014 Americans are renowned the world over for finding ways to work more efficiently, to produce more goods and services with less labor. For about half a century, beginning in the late 1940s, U.S. more »»

Keep McKinley In the House

August 31, 2014 To many West Virginia voters, it already is clear electing Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.V. more »»

Preserve Wheeling’s Historic Buildings

August 31, 2014 Wheeling’s beautiful Victorian-era buildings can be an important contributor to prosperity in the future. more »»

Giving Rehabilitated Criminals New Start

August 31, 2014 Sending ex-convicts back to the street can mean just that, West Virginia legislators were told last week. more »»

Local Columns

Nation on Downward Spiral That Must Be Altered

August 31, 2014 How did things ever get so far? Following a bloody and destructive internecine war in which he was gravely wounded and one of his sons was killed, Vito Corleone called together the heads of the... more »»

Paisley Honors His Roots and a Presidential Reminder

August 31, 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 »»

Fast Boats And Help For Kids

August 31, 2014 What does a kind young woman helping a physically challenged tot learn to walk have in common with a raceboat roaring and bouncing across waves on the Ohio River at 120 mph? The Wheeling Vintage... more »»

High Hopes for Fostoria Site Are Becoming a Reality

August 31, 2014 When the Fostoria Steering Committee was involved more than a decade ago in efforts to clean up the Fostoria Glass site in Moundsville, the main concern was to have the remaining buildings removed... more »»

Here’s Where the Money Goes

August 30, 2014 Where’d all the money go? If you’re spending part of the Labor Day weekend paying bills, that question may enter your mind. I may be able to help with a partial answer: Washington. more »»


Cincinnati Avoids Pittsburgh Sweep

September 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Josh Harrison gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a great start against Johnny Cueto. Chris Heisey gave the Cincinnati Reds a victory at the end. more »»

Baylor Hammers SMU

September 1, 2014 By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer WACO, Texas — Bryce Petty and No. more »»

Wozniacki Is Moving Ahead

September 1, 2014 NEW YORK — Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. more »»

Imitation A Form Of Flattery

September 1, 2014 NEW YORK — Troy Vincent pounds his fists on a conference room table and smiles. “We are a copycat league, you bet,” he says. more »»

Kahne Prevails, Makes NASCAR Chase Field

September 1, 2014 HAMPTON, Ga. more »»

W.Va. News

Big 12 teams play top foes unexpectedly close

September 1, 2014 There were the expected season-opening blowout victories for Big 12 teams. more »»

W.Va. board exec shocked by doctor's reinstatement

September 1, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The head of a state board that suspended the license of a West Virginia pain clinic operator says she's shocked by a judge's move to let the doctor resume practicing medicine. more »»

Ginseng season opens in West Virginia

September 1, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ginseng diggers are heading to West Virginia's forests as the season for harvesting the plant opens. more »»

Hatfield-McCoy Trail permit sales increase

September 1, 2014 BRAMWELL, W.Va. (AP) — All-terrain vehicle permit sales for the Hatfield-McCoy trail are up this summer. more »»

Berkeley County hospital goes tobacco-free

September 1, 2014 CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Tobacco use is no longer allowed at Jefferson Medical Center in Charles Town. more »»

Ohio News

Bottles tossed at Ohio police at campus party

September 1, 2014 AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a rowdy crowd near the University of Akron threw bottles at officers while they tried to break up several big parties over the weekend. more »»

Victim identified after boat sinks at Ohio lake

September 1, 2014 LAKEVIEW, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who died after a boat carrying nine people sank in a western Ohio lake. more »»

Ohio lawmaker seeks video in Wal-Mart shooting

September 1, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — The president of Ohio's legislative black caucus wants the state attorney general to release surveillance video of the fatal police shooting of a young black man in a suburban... more »»

Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

September 1, 2014 PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they... more »»

Ohio Democrats try to rally with labor

September 1, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — The Democratic lieutenant governor candidate says the beleaguered top of the Ohio ticket isn't throwing in the towel. more »»

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