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Large Load Hits I-70 Underpass

April 23, 2014 TRIADELPHIA — The left lane of the Interstate 70 east bridge over Dallas Pike Road could be closed for weeks after a truck carrying a large load became wedged beneath the overpass Tuesday afternoon,... more »»


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N.Y. Developer Seeks To Build Power Plant

April 23, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — By 2018, private developer Moundsville Power LLC of Buffalo, N.Y. more »»

Coach Given 10 Days In Jail

April 23, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Matthew Belardine, who was indicted by the special grand jury investigating the Steubenville rape case, was sentenced to 10 days in jail Tuesday for allowing underage drinking at his... more »»

A Long History Of Odd Deeds

April 23, 2014 ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — In his short time on the often-freewheeling Alexandria political scene, Charles Severance made an impression. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va. more »»

Local Vendors Benefiting From Drilling Boom

April 23, 2014 WHEELING — Eagle Manufacturing soon will hire about 25 additional employees as it prepares to roll out a new spill containment system for oil and gas drilling rig sites, according to its CEO, Joe... more »»


Julia Orell

April 23, 2014 ORELL, Julia Calovini, 98, of St. Clairsville, OH, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014. She was born May 15, 1915, at Irwin, PA, a daughter of the late Anibale and Elisa Facini Calovini. more »»

Rosetta Shelek

April 23, 2014 SHELEK, Rosetta Marie Auvil, 83, of Wheeling passed away peacefully Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling. more »»

Charles Cherry Sr.

April 23, 2014 CHERRY, Charles “Chuck” Albert Sr., 87, of Triadelphia, WV, died Monday, April 21, 2014, in Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheeling. more »»

Thomas Niebergall

April 23, 2014 NIEBERGALL, Thomas D., 81, of New Martinsville, WV, died Monday. Visitation Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, New Martinsville. Graveside services 1 p.m. more »»

G. Robert Myers

April 23, 2014 MYERS, G. Robert, 93, of Steubenville, OH, and Palm City, FL, formerly of Cadiz, OH, died Sunday in Florida. more »»


Shooter Arrested After Firing in Parking Lot

April 23, 2014 Ohio County sheriff’s deputies arrested James Michael Crumpler early Tuesday after he allegedly fired three shots from a 9mm handgun in the parking lot of Jill Lounge near Dallas Pike. more »»

Multiple Cases Heard in Federal Court

April 23, 2014 U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr., sentenced Emanuel “Sammy” Banks to nearly 12 years in prison and three years of supervised release for distribution of crack cocaine. U.S. more »»

Health Right Accepting Medicaid Patients

April 23, 2014 Wheeling Health Right patients qualifying for Medicaid won’t have to change medical providers, as Health Right now can bill Medicaid for services they provide. more »»

Runaway Truck Crashes Through Neighborhood

April 23, 2014 A dump truck carrying dirt tore through a garage and several yards Monday afternoon near Pine Avenue after the truck’s brakes went out while traveling along U.S. 250. more »»

Council Listens to Concerns About Pool, Opening at Risk

April 23, 2014 Benwood Council on Tuesday approved raises for the manager and groundskeeper at the Benwood Pool, but members also heard concerns that repairs at the pool might not be complete before its scheduled... more »»


Punishing Those Liable for Leak

April 23, 2014 By the time lawyers involved in the Freedom Industries bankruptcy are finished, the company’s assets may have vanished. more »»

Banishing ‘Gridlock’ To Save Young Lives

April 23, 2014 Much has been written of political bickering and “gridlock” in both state and federal governments. But sometimes, the politicians join hands to get important things done. more »»

Why the Delay On Obamacare Report?

April 23, 2014 President Barack Obama is bragging that 8 million Americans have signed up for Obamacare insurance. It would be nice if Americans could get some details on that — but they can’t. more »»

Safeguarding Older Ohioans

April 22, 2014 Older Ohioans know enough to recognize a useless government feel-good program when they see it. more »»

Uncle Sam Leans Toward Big Brother

April 22, 2014 Most Americans can understand why law enforcement and national security officials want access to information about us — though there are serious, in some cases overriding, invasion of privacy... more »»

Local Columns

Crosses Not Harming Anyone

April 20, 2014 I suspect many people share my opinion about separation of church and state in America: Crosses on public property aren’t that big a deal. I could write a book about things that concern me more. more »»

Here’s How to Get Rid of Fear, Stress in Our Lives

April 20, 2014 In the last few weeks there have been numerous events that would make average men or women pull their hair wondering, “What’s going to happen next?” A plane has fallen out of the sky and over a mont... more »»

Grand Vue Park Celebrates 40th

April 20, 2014 Grand Vue Park will be observing its 40th anniversary on April 27 with an Open House from 1-5 p.m. more »»

Truly Sincere Gifts Are Anonymous

April 20, 2014 “Make certain you do not perform your religious duties in public so that people see what you do publicly, you will not have any reward from your Father in heave. more »»

Who Would Succeed Manchin?

April 19, 2014 No doubt some U.S. senators, both Democrats and Republicans, get tired of hearing Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., talk about how we do things in the Mountain State. The feeling is mutual, in a way. more »»


Park Gives Up Late Runs, Holds On to Beat University

April 23, 2014 WHEELING — Giving up late runs has been an issue this season for the Wheeling Park baseball team. more »»

Cook’s Arm Helps Central Hold Off Shenandoah

April 23, 2014 WHEELING — Shenandoah struck for five runs on 11 hits during Wednesday’s prep softball game with Wheeling Central at Lisa’s Field. more »»

Ferry Solidifies Top Tourney Seed With 3-2 Win Over Harrison Central

April 23, 2014 BELLAIRE — Hannah Absalom was just being herself again Tuesday. The St. more »»

St. John’s Absalom Fans 21 in Circle, Solo Homers to Beat Barnesville 1-0

April 23, 2014 BELLAIRE — Hannah Absalom was just being herself again Tuesday. The St. more »»

Buckeye Local Crushes JMHS 16-0 in Push for Tourney Spot

April 23, 2014 GLEN DALE — Buckeye Local wasted little time in making its final push for the final OVAC Class 4A baseball tournament spot Tuesday. more »»

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