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WLU’s Capehart Finalist for Louisiana Post

September 19, 2014 WHEELING -- West Liberty University President Robin Capehart is one of four finalists to become Louisiana’s next commissioner of Higher Education, that state’s Board of Regents announced Thursday. more »»


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WLU’s Capehart Finalist for Louisiana Post

September 19, 2014 WHEELING -- West Liberty University President Robin Capehart is one of four finalists to become Louisiana’s next commissioner of Higher Education, that state’s Board of Regents announced Thursday. more »»

Three Injured in Natrium Accident

September 19, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE -- Marshall County Emergency Management Director Tom Hart said three contract employees working at the Axiall Corp. Natrium Plant along W.Va. 2 received burn injuries Friday afternoon. more »»

Ohio Man Dies in Crash

September 19, 2014 CAMERON, Ohio — A Lewisville, Ohio, man was killed in a two-vehicle, head-on crash in Monroe County near Cameron on Ohio 78 at about 5:28 p.m. Thursday. According to a press release from the St. more »»

Local Abuse Doesn’t Get National Headlines

September 19, 2014 By HEATHER ZIEGLER Associate City Editor WHEELING — When an NFL player is videotaped punching his girlfriend in the face, knocking her out cold, it makes national headlines. more »»

Domestic Violence Target Of Roundtable Talks

September 19, 2014 WHEELING — National media attention on National Football League player Ray Rice’s domestic violence charges prompted Northern Panhandle law enforcement authorities to bring the subject to the... more »»



September 19, 2014 Sara Everly, 90, of Moundsville, died Thursday, September 18, 2014, at home. Arrangements are pending at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, Bethlehem/Wheeling. more »»


September 19, 2014 Clyde Robert (Bob) Yoho, passed away at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Friday, September 12, 2014, after a short battle with cancer. more »»


September 19, 2014 Betty Lou Heusel McFarland, 83, resident of Wheeling, WV, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Liza’s Place. Friends will be received Friday, September 19, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. more »»


September 19, 2014 Donald Rose, 61, of Cadiz died Thursday. Visitation Tues., 2-9 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home. Funeral Wed. at 11 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Harrisville. more »»


September 19, 2014 Maurice “Mike” Agar, 79, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV. Mike was born in Wheeling, WV, on April 23, 1935, son of the late Herbert . more »»


Officials: Common Core Getting Results

September 19, 2014 Common Core standards are helping Ohio County students achieve higher scores on standardized tests, district officials said Thursday. more »»

Crew Gets to Work On Plaza Project

September 19, 2014 The sight of cracked concrete, construction equipment and orange traffic barrels in downtown Wheeling means one thing: Work on a new-look Market Plaza, at long last, is underway. more »»

Earth Is Moved for AEP Transmission Line Restoration Effort

September 19, 2014 Earthwork in Ohio and Marshall counties is all part of a major American Electric Power transmission line restoration project, officials said this week. more »»

Downtown’s Flatiron Building May Get New Life

September 19, 2014 One of downtown Wheeling’s most recognizable structures that has been vacant for years has new owners and, quite possibly, a new futur. more »»

Light Load on Grand Jury Docket

September 19, 2014 With only 20 indictments returned by the Sept. 8 grand jury, the criminal dockets for the September term of court will be light for circuit judges James Mazzone and David Sims. 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 »»


Byrd Was Right About Constitution

September 19, 2014 Editor’s Note: This editorial appeared originally in The Messenger of Fort Dodge, Iowa. That newspaper’s editor shared it with us because of its tribute to the late Sen. Robert C. more »»

WVU Coach Correct To Suspend Player

September 19, 2014 Cornerback Daryl Worley has been a starter in all three West Virginia University football games this season. You will not see him in the lineup Saturday against Oklahoma, however. more »»

End Resurgence Of ‘Black Lung’

September 18, 2014 No doubt a new report on coal miners’ pneumoconiosis — black lung disease — will result in a flurry of recriminations as those on all sides of the issue attempt to place blame for a resurgence in... more »»

Drugs Behind Surge in Crime

September 18, 2014 West Virginians must know by now this is no longer the state in which most of us grew u. more »»

Support for Fairs, Festivals Important

September 18, 2014 Remember the proud 4-H members you saw at the county fair this summer, showing off their prize animals? Do you recall pictures we have published of young men and women who received college... more »»

Local Columns

Campuses Good Places To Hide

September 14, 2014 Put yourself in the shoes of an Islamic terrorist bent on killing Americans here in the homeland. Getting in is no problem, thanks to our porous border. more »»

Senate Debate Should Include Mountain Party, Too

September 14, 2014 I have only met Shelly Moore Capito one time and she was quite pleasant. I hear she does a good job on constituent services, helping citizens with personal political problems. That is commenda. more »»

Registration Open for ‘Zombie Prison Break’ Run/Walk

September 14, 2014 Online registration for the Moundsville Zombie Prison Break 5K Run/Walk will be accepted through Friday. In addition, registration will be held from 7-8 a.m. on Saturday, the date of the event. more »»

Challenge for GOP Is Money

September 13, 2014 Two Northern Panhandle candidates — Pat McGeehan of Chester and Ryan W. Weld of Wellsburg — are key figures in the Republican strategy to take over the West Virginia House of Delegates this fall. more »»

A Long Day And Night

September 13, 2014 As I prepared for the Steelers and Ravens football game to kick off, I sat nervously on the sofa in our living room. I wanted it to be over — not the football game — the day, Sept. 11, 201. more »»


Mountaineers Look to Replace Worley

September 19, 2014 MORGANTOWN — It’s tough to replace your top cornerback. It’s even tougher when you have less than a week to do it and a matchup with the No. 4-ranked team in the nation on the horizo. more »»

Hilltoppers Return Home to Host W.Va. State

September 19, 2014 WEST LIBERTY — The West Liberty University football team returns to West Family Stadium on Saturday to host West Virginia State. Kickoff for the annual Hall of Fame Game is set for 1 p.m. more »»

WVU Must Cut Ties With Worley

September 19, 2014 MORGANTOWN — I hope Daryl Worley recalls the final moments of West Virginia’s victory against Maryland. It might be the last time the cornerback can feel triumphant for quite a while. more »»

Steelers Mitchell Ready For ‘Business’

September 19, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The proof is in the notes. Meticulously crafted. Carefully annotated. Relentlessly pored over. more »»

St. Marys Remains Undefeated With 56-7 Victory Against Tyler

September 19, 2014 MIDDLEBOURNE—If you are the person that tries to find flaws in anything in anyway possible, you certainly would not be able to find any in St. Marys victory against Tyler Consolidated Thursday nigh. more »»

W.Va. News

Va. businessman gives to his alma mater, WVU

September 19, 2014 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Virginia businessman Fred Tattersall is giving $1 million to West Virginia University to help business students dig out from their college debt. more »»

US rig count unchanged at 1,931

September 19, 2014 HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. more »»

4 killed in crash in southern West Virginia

September 19, 2014 DANVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Police in Boone County say an accident involving a pickup truck has killed four people, including two children. more »»

W.Va. students use essay to win college money

September 19, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Fifteen West Virginia students have been named regional winners of an essay contest that earns them money to invest for college. more »»

Ohio News

Picassos among pieces going on public view in Ohio

September 19, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When retail mogul Leslie Wexner peers at one of the Picassos, Dubuffets or Giacomettis in the personal art collection he and his wife Abigail are putting on public display for... more »»

Ohio creator of Slush Puppies dead at age 74

September 19, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. more »»

Broken rail blamed for fiery 2012 Ohio derailment

September 19, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal investigators have determined a broken rail probably caused a 2012 train derailment, explosion and spectacular fire that damaged a bus depot and led to evacuations in... more »»

Broken rail blamed for 2012 Ohio train derailment

September 19, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A broken rail was cited as the "probable cause" of a 2012 train derailment and explosion that damaged a bus depot and led to home evacuations in Ohio's capital, according to... more »»

Southern Ohio grand jury clears police officers

September 19, 2014 GEORGETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury has cleared two police officers in the fatal shooting of a man in the southern Ohio village of Hamersville (HAY'-murs-vil). more »»

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September 10, 2014 I love technology as much as I fear it. In other words, I'm a techie in that I enjoy new things; I'm not a techie in that how those new things work sometimes escapes me. more »

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