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Manchin Not Ruling Out Run for Governor

April 18, 2014 WHEELING — Frustrated by the ways of Washington and often at odds with leaders of his own party, Sen. more »»


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Sheriff Cracks Down On Trucks

April 18, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County sheriff’s deputies have been on the lookout this week for large and oversized trucks failing to obey the rules of the road. more »»

Body Found in River

April 18, 2014 CHESTER — A woman’s body was found in the Ohio River Wednesday afternoon by men working at the East Liverpool dry docks near the Jennings Randolph Bridge, officials sai. more »»

Steubenville Schools Names New Interim Superintendent

April 18, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Melinda Young, director of programs for the Steubenville City School District, was named by the board of education to serve as interim superintendent effective July 1. more »»

Deal Will Calm Tension In Ukraine — For Now

April 18, 2014 GENEVA — In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military... more »»


Donna Chapman

April 18, 2014 CHAPMAN, Donna I., 76, of Weirton, WV, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at home. She was born January 20, 1938, in Steubenville, OH, the daughter of the late Howard W. and Sadie I. more »»

Janice Ullom

April 18, 2014 ULLOM, Janice Lee Rhoades, 62, of West Alexander, PA, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at her home. She was born July 29, 1951, in Wheeling, WV, the daughter of the late Frank and Martha Black Rhoades. more »»

John White

April 18, 2014 WHITE, John E., 89, of Dillonvale, Ohio, passed Wednesday, April 17, 2014, at home. He was born in Wheeling, W.Va., on January 7, 1925, a son of the late Jesse and Estella Deihl White. more »»

Helen Cunningham

April 18, 2014 CUNNINGHAM, Helen Louise (Hall), 87, of Katy, Texas, formerly of Moundsville, WV, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, in Methodist West Hospital, Houston, Texas. more »»

Kenneth Trouten

April 18, 2014 TROUTEN, Kenneth Raymond, 74, of St. Clairsville formerly of Bridgeport, died Monday. Private services and interment were held. Wilson Funeral Home, Brookside. more »»


Doctor Will Pay $1M for False Claims

April 18, 2014 Dr. Devender Batra and Belmont Cardiology Inc. of St. Clairsville will pay a $1 million penalty for violations involving fraudulent Medicare claims. U.S. Attorney William J. more »»

W.Va. 88 Road Slips On Agenda for WVDOT

April 18, 2014 While more than 500 road slips and slides continue to plague the Northern Panhandle, the West Virginia Department of Transportation has applied for discretionary state funds to make repairs to a roa... more »»

Appeals Presented In Ohio Synthetic Marijuana Case

April 18, 2014 The owners of two business declared as nuisances for selling synthetic marijuana took their cases to the Seventh District Court of Appeals on Wednesda. more »»

Health Department Begins Investigating Amateur Home Tattooing and Piercing

April 18, 2014 Those looking to get a tattoo should make sure they are going to a licensed tattoo artist, as the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department is investigating people who have performed the work illegall. more »»

Woman Recovers From Suspected Mumps

April 18, 2014 A Belmont County resident who was suspected of contracting the mumps while in Columbus, Ohio, has recovered, according to the Belmont County Health Department. more »»


Budget Woes May Intensify

April 18, 2014 Within a few weeks, West Virginia officials should have an idea of whether the gap between state spending and budget revenue is going to persist — or even grow worse. more »»

Liberals Destroying Nation’s Economy

April 18, 2014 Americans seem to have become numb to worry about our astronomical national debt, already at $17.5 trillio. more »»

Rein in EPA’s Unhealthy Power

April 17, 2014 Few federal officials have the kind of virtually unbridled power enjoyed by the Environmental Protection Agenc. more »»

Improving Rural Access to Care

April 17, 2014 Seminars and forums on rural health care in West Virginia have been held regularly for several years. But one scheduled for next week will be different because of — you guessed it — Obamacare. Rep. more »»

Old Debt Collection Outrageous Abuse

April 17, 2014 At times it seems few in the federal government worry much about enforcing the law. Millions of illegal immigrants are evidence of tha. more »»

Local Columns

Can’t We Agree To Disagree?

April 13, 2014 I confess, dear readers, that I’m suffering from an identity crisis. One day I think I must be a fascist toady of big business whose fondest wish is to make the poor poorer. more »»

Mock Prison Riot Set for May 4-7

April 13, 2014 The Mock Prison Riot is described as a four-day comprehensive law enforcement and corrections tactical training event which includes training scenarios, demonstrations, certification workshops,... more »»

Republicans Gaining in W.Va.

April 12, 2014 Rep. Shelley Capito ought to be pleased there hasn’t been much attention paid to her Senate race by national pollsters. They are something like the press, after all. They like good story lines — i. more »»

A Lenten Visit To St. Al’s

April 12, 2014 The smell of Lent comes wafting past my nose as I take a seat in the back row. I detect the faint scent of incense. From this vantage point I can take in most of the important sights I came to see. more »»

We Know It’s Almost Heaven

April 6, 2014 Our big mistake, in a way, was splitting away from Virginia to form our own state in 186. more »»


Nailers’ Quest For Kelly Cup Begins

April 18, 2014 WHEELING — The Wheeling Nailers head to the North Charleston Coliseum to begin what they hope is a roughly two-month-long march to the franchise’s first Kelly Cup Championship. more »»

Wheeling has legit shot at championship

April 18, 2014 WHEELING — One doesn’t have to go back too far into the archives to find a team that compares favorably to the one the Wheeling Nailers will take into North Charleston Coliseum for tonight’s 7:05 p.m. more »»

Cup Dreams Rest on Condon’s Shoulders

April 18, 2014 WHEELING — Mike Condon’s statistics apparently were not enough. Not his 23 victories, his 2.18 goals-against average, or .931 save percentage. more »»

Park Wins 6-0 Over Class AAA Rival Brooke

April 18, 2014 WHEELING — Head Coach Dee Davis has watched her Wheeling Park softball team do most of the things necessary to win this season such as pick up timely hits, hit the ball for power and get good... more »»

Huskies Strong In 13-3 Victory

April 18, 2014 CADIZ — When a coach takes charge of a baseball team that features a plethora of younger players, one of the things he or she looks for is the consistency the group develops as the season moves along. more »»

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