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Ice Jams and Rain Cause Flooding in Ohio Valley

March 5, 2015 WHEELING — Creek flooding in the community of Cameron on Wednesday filled some homes’ basements and forced the closure of the elementary school as a precaution. more »»


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Ice Jams and Rain Cause Flooding in Ohio Valley

March 5, 2015 WHEELING — Creek flooding in the community of Cameron on Wednesday filled some homes’ basements and forced the closure of the elementary school as a precaution. more »»

Power Off In Bethlehem

March 5, 2015 Approximately 1,300 Ohio County homes — primarily in the Bethlehem area — were without power late Wednesday. more »»

Natural Gas Power Plant Planned For Central West Virginia

March 5, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — Developer Andrew Dorn believes there is enough Marcellus and Utica shale natural gas and ethane to fuel multiple electricity generators throughout West Virginia, starting with the $615... more »»

Subsidy Divides Supreme Court

March 5, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court was sharply divided Wednesday in the latest challenge to President Barack Obama’s health overhaul, this time over the tax subsidies that make insurance less... more »»

WLU Faculty Senate's No-Confidence Vote On President Robin Capehart Was 13-6

March 5, 2015 WHEELING — West Liberty University’s Faculty Senate issued a vote of no confidence in President Robin Capehart on Monday after an extensive discussion of the ethics allegations against him, the... more »»



March 5, 2015 Lee R. Amster, 66, from Lauderhill, FL, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ben and Sadie Resnick. more »»


March 5, 2015 George “Bill” Whitfield, 86, of Glen Dale, WV, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV. Mr. more »»


March 5, 2015 Charles “Chuck” Clark Raber Jr. more »»


March 5, 2015 Terry Lee Crupe, 46, resident of Wheeling, WV, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at home. He was born in Wheeling on August 25, 1968, son of Justine Kage Crupe, and the late John David Crupe. more »»


March 5, 2015 James “Jim” David Hilliard, 62, of Washington, PA, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 2nd, 2015, at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, WV. He was born on October 15, 1952, in Toms River, NJ. more »»


St. Clairsville Mall Road Connector Bid In at $1.6 Million

March 5, 2015 Bids to construct Belmont County’s portion of the Mall Road connector project were opened Wednesday, with the low bid coming in at just over $1.6 million. more »»

Fire Guts Bellaire Home

March 5, 2015 A Wednesday afternoon fire gutted a West Bellaire home and took crews from across Belmont County several hours to extinguish. The fire at 1289 Washington St. was reported at 2:26 p.m. Wednesday. more »»

Brooke County Grand Jury Indicts 21 in Wellsburg

March 5, 2015 Several sexual abuse indictments are among those handed down Monday by a Brooke County grand jury. more »»

Steubenville City Council Hears Options for Municipal Building Changes

March 5, 2015 The task force charged with recommending a future home for the Steubenville police department and municipal court offices will focus on three options it was reported Tuesday. more »»

10th Annual Home, Business Expo Set for This Weekend in Moundsville

March 5, 2015 The 120 booth spaces for 10th annual Marshall County Home and Business Expo have been purchased, according County Chamber Executive Director David Knuth. The event will take place from 4-8 p.m. more »»


Make Insurance Easier to Buy

March 5, 2015 Buying a health insurance policy is intimidating to many people because of the task’s complexity. more »»

Israeli Concerns About Iran Valid

March 5, 2015 Reaction by President Barack Obama and some other liberals to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s warning about Iran’s weapons buildup was curious, to say the least. more »»

Reduce Racing Subsidies Again

March 4, 2015 It should have come as no surprise that a bill intended to get West Virginia out of the greyhound racing business has finished out of the running in Legislature. more »»

Reward Quality In Public Schools

March 4, 2015 President Barack Obama has made it clear he is less interested in Americans doing things better than in doing them his way. That needs to stop, especially in regard to public schools. more »»

Time to Restrict EPA’s Authority

March 4, 2015 When the Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1970, it was given virtually unprecedented authority. In effect, Congress back then granted the agency power to implement its own laws. more »»

Local Columns

It Can Happen In Your Town

March 1, 2015 Visiting Judge Patricia Cosgrove had some excellent advice last week for local residents — except that she should have added a warning. more »»

Stop Sending Americans to Die in Overseas Wars

March 1, 2015 It should tell us something that the one and only thing Democrats and Republicans in Washington can agree on is warmongering. more »»

Cold Dinner; Slippery Slopes; and Battling Sickness

March 1, 2015 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 »»

Local High School Baseball Teams to Play at PNC Park

March 1, 2015 Three Ohio Valley Athletic Conference baseball teams will have the opportunity to play at PNC Park this summer. more »»

Medical Marijuana Bill Won’t Pass

February 28, 2015 West Virginians are among the most compassionate people on earth. That’s why a bill to allow use of marijuana by people with certain health conditions was introduced in the Legislature. more »»


Martins Ferry Bounces Back To Win D-III Opener Against Coshocton

March 5, 2015 GNADENHUTTEN — Martins Ferry is the two-time defending Eastern District champions. With that comes a certain kind of resolve and mentality. more »»

Steubenville Big Red Bests Minerva 65-46 to Move On

March 5, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Come tournament time, a victory is a victory and Steubenville got one Wednesday night. more »»

Buccos Fall To Jays, 4-1

March 5, 2015 BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Stroman looked sharp in his first spring training outing and Kevin Pillar hit an RBI double Wednesday as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1. more »»

Tribe Prospect Lindor Shines In 4-2 Win Against Cincinnati

March 5, 2015 GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Francisco Lindor’s time is coming. Maybe soon. more »»

Wheeling’s Harris Is PAC Coach of Year

March 5, 2015 GREENVILLE, Pa. more »»

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