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Ohio Has Less Abortion Access

May 4, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio — The number of abortion providers in Ohio has shrunk by half amid a flurry of restrictive new laws over the past four years, and the number of the procedures also is declining,... more »»

 
 
 

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Ohio Has Less Abortion Access

May 4, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio — The number of abortion providers in Ohio has shrunk by half amid a flurry of restrictive new laws over the past four years, and the number of the procedures also is declining,... more »»

Doctor: Recovering Addicts Face Average ofFive Relapses

May 4, 2015 WHEELING — On average, it takes a recovering drug addict five relapses before having an extended period of sobriety, a local doctor said. But not all relapses are created equal — some can be deadly. more »»

Martins Ferry Landowner Not Sure About ‘Market Enhancement Clause’

May 4, 2015 MARTINS FERRY — Bill Edge said brokers representing natural gas drillers are using a “pressure tactic” to get him to sign a contract with a market enhancement clause, which he believes will reduce... more »»

Midwest Governors Are 2016 Force

May 4, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin’s Scott Walker has emerged as a force in the 2016 White House contest. more »»

Muhammad Cartoon Contest Turns Deadly

May 4, 2015 GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed, authorities in the Dallas... more »»

Obituaries

PATTY TOOTHMAN

May 4, 2015 Patty Toothman, 75, Weirton, died Sunday. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton. Service immediately after. more »»

SARA McVAY

May 4, 2015 Sara Ann McVay, 88, of Bridgeport died April 24. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Holly Memorial Gardens Chapel, Colerain. Arrangments by Schuetz Funeral Home, Mingo Jct. more »»

GLADYS HERSEY

May 4, 2015 Gladys Mary (Bierkortte) Hersey, 94, of Wheeling died Saturday, May 4, 2015, in Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheelin. more »»

MARIE CRAIG

May 4, 2015 Marie R. Craig, 84, of County Hwy. 1, Rayland, OH, died Wednesday. Private services were conducted by Borkoski Funeral Home, Tiltonsville, OH. more »»

ANDREW DiREMIGIO

May 4, 2015 Andrew DiRemigio, Jr., 85, of Follansbee, WV, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Lifeline Hospital, Wintersville, OH. Andrew was born on March 3, 1930, in Follansbee, WV. more »»

Community

Marshall County Students Win Prizes For Good Choices

May 4, 2015 Marshall County administrators and instructors are providing students with incentives to avoid drugs and destructive decision. more »»

Wheeling Does Away With Summer Playground Instructor Jobs

May 4, 2015 With the school year dwindling, local students in need of cash to fuel their warm-weather fun may be on the hunt for a summer job. more »»

Coast Guard Officials Urge Boaters to Stay Safe

May 3, 2015 There is only about one more month until boating season begins on the Ohio River, so marine enthusiasts are encouraged to prepare themselves and their craft for the rolling waters. more »»

Wheeling Fire Department Honor/Color Guard Evolves Since 911

May 3, 2015 WHEELING — Whether it is the local Christmas parade, the West Virginia Super Six High School Football Championship games at Wheeling Island Stadium or events held at Wheeling’s Heritage Port, th... more »»

Talent Show Added to Summer Festival in Wheeling

May 2, 2015 Plans are underway for the annual Ohio Valley Rib and Chicken Festival, set this year for June 26 and 27 at Wheeling Heritage Port. more »»

Editorials

Put Brakes On BHS Closure

May 4, 2015 One of the three Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education members who voted earlier this year to close Beallsville High School has had a change of heart. more »»

Target Criminals, Not All Gun Owners

May 4, 2015 Too often, law-abiding gun owners are the targets of those who want to reduce violent crime. That makes no sense. As many gun enthusiasts point out, criminals don’t obey the law anyway. more »»

Protecting Babies From Drug Abuse

May 3, 2015 As many as one-third of pregnant women in the Ohio Valley may be using drugs — some of them illegal — that could harm their unborn children. That estimate came from Dr. more »»

Drug Crisis Data Still Being Delayed

May 3, 2015 Jefferson County has nearly twice the rate of drug overdose deaths as Cuyahoga County, from which much of the heroin killing East Ohioans comes. more »»

Energy Policy Killing Manufacturing Jobs

May 3, 2015 After Century Aluminum Co. closed its Ravenswood,?W.Va. plant in 2009, state officials sprang into action. more »»

Local Columns

Why Do We Put Up With Bureaucrats?

May 3, 2015 Why do we put up with government of the bureaucracy, by the bureaucracy and for the bureaucracy? Who runs this country, anyway? A letter to the editor on page C6 of today’s newspaper probably will... more »»

Clearing Up Myths About Gas ‘Pooling’ Laws

May 3, 2015 The debate in West Virginia over pooling of the Marcellus Shale has been spirited to say the leas. more »»

Retiring Banker Took Job Because She Could Walk to Work

May 3, 2015 It is always interesting to learn how an individual chose his or her career, and especially those who have spent their entire career in the same profession. more »»

America Closer to Baltimore Than ‘City on a Hill’

May 3, 2015 My America, where are you? With the horrible consequences of the protests in Baltimore, I am overcome with emotions, and it is difficult to say which is the stronger. more »»

Justice Rich, But Has Weaknesses

May 2, 2015 If you could spend $5,356 and be virtually assured of being elected governor of West Virginia, would you do it? How one man answers that question, in a way, has quite a few politicians on edge. more »»

Sports

Raburn, Kipnis Light Spark for Cleveland

May 4, 2015 CLEVELAND (AP) — Terry Francona thought his team was at a crossroads Sunday. more »»

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Takes, $100M And Runs

May 4, 2015 LAS VEGAS — The check was for $100 million, a payday so mind boggling that Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn’t help but show it to a few reporters when the night was don. more »»

West Virginia Sweeps Ohio in OVAC Soccer

May 4, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — All-star games are meant to be fu. more »»

Grubbs, Kranis Have Big Days for West Virginia

May 4, 2015 STEUBENVILLE —Several are girls’ soccer players made an impact in the annual OVAC All-Star Girls’ Soccer Game played Sunday afternoon on Reno Field inside Harding Stadium. 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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