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Gas Line Explodes

January 26, 2015 FOLLANSBEE — Brooke County Sheriff Chuck Jackson said no one was injured in a natural gas pipeline explosion that shot flames into the air this morning along Archer Hill Road. more »»


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Gas Line Explodes

January 26, 2015 FOLLANSBEE — Brooke County Sheriff Chuck Jackson said no one was injured in a natural gas pipeline explosion that shot flames into the air this morning along Archer Hill Road. more »»

Drone Crashes On White House Lawn

January 26, 2015 By NEDRA PICKLER and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON — A small drone flying at low altitude crashed into the White House complex before dawn Monday, the Secret Service said. more »»

Three Unscathed in Wheeling Collision

January 26, 2015 WHEELING — A nearly head-on collision Sunday evening on the 300 block of Main Street resulted in extensive damage to both vehicles, though their occupants walked away unscathed. Just after 7 p.m. more »»

‘Disappearing’ Social Apps Luring Teens

January 26, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — When a parent of a Marshall County teenager became aware that her child’s 15-year-old friend was allegedly involved in a sexual relationship with a Moundsville police officer earlier... more »»

Dolan Urges Faithful to Resist Influence of Excess

January 26, 2015 WHEELING — It’s not often a prisoner can touch the heart and mind of one of the most powerful Catholics in the United States. But that happened Saturday morning in New York. more »»



January 26, 2015 Joe Pelaez, 93, of Sandy Avenue, Moundsville, passed away January 24, 2015. Family will receive friends on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 1 p.. more »»


January 26, 2015 Eugene Paul “Brink” Brinkmeier, 77, of Wheeling, WV, died Sunday, January 25, 2015, at home. He was born May 8, 1937, in Wheeling, WV, a son of the late Paul and Christine Widmor Brinkmeie. more »»


January 26, 2015 Patricia Ann Smithson, 81, of Moundsville passed away Sunday, January 25, in Wheeling Hospital. Family will receive friends January 27, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with final arrangements incomplete. more »»


January 26, 2015 William Robert Luke Jr., 77, of Shadyside, OH, died Friday. Visitation 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home, Shadyside. Services 11 a.m. Monday. more »»


January 26, 2015 Brice Bovenizer, 89, of Shadyside died Jan. 23. Visitation at Toothman Funeral Home, Jacobsburg on Monday 4-7 p.m., where services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. more »»


Family-Friendly Restaurant, Pub Is Home at West Liberty

January 26, 2015 Don’t let the outside fool you. Take a step inside the Top of the Hill Restaurant and Pub on Van Meter Way, along W.Va. more »»

Being Outdoor City Worker Is No Minor Task in Winter

January 26, 2015 Compared to last year, this winter has been a relatively quiet one for city employees who must work outside. But that doesn’t mean the labor has been any less demanding. more »»

Grand Vue Park Officials Expanding Horizons

January 25, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — During the slower winter months, officials at Grand Vue Park are taking the time to finish their deluxe cabins and plan for the coming years by expanding their scope. more »»

Law Enforcement Careers a Legacy for Kuca Family

January 25, 2015 WHEELING — A father prepared for an important photo with his son on Monday morning, much as his father had done with him almost 25 years ago. Wheeling Police Department Sg. more »»

Baby Boom at Wheeling Hospital

January 25, 2015 WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital broke its previous record for the number of babies in a year with 1,215 little ones delivered in 2014. The previous record of 1,214 was set in 2012. more »»


Treating More Drug Addicts

January 26, 2015 Giving judges more flexibility in how they handle drug offenders is an excellent idea. more »»

Stiffen Charter School Rules

January 26, 2015 When Ohio legislators agreed to give charter schools a try, complete with public funding, the idea was to provide an alternative to failing public schools. more »»

Asset Forfeiture Reforms Needed

January 26, 2015 When asset forfeiture power was added to the tools law enforcement agencies have several years ago, some people applauded the move. more »»

Demand Balanced Budget Results

January 26, 2015 Many Americans are finally waking up to the damage being done by the $18 trillion national debt, both now and to future generations. more »»

Curb Government Growth in W.Va.

January 25, 2015 There may be more room than apparent for West Virginia state agencies to control spending, even with mid-year corrections of the type Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered for the past couple of years. more »»

Local Columns

Defending Free Press In W.Va.

January 25, 2015 I feel relatively certain there are a number of people who, down through the years, have thought about beheading me or storming into my office with an AK-47 blazing. But it’s not going to happen. more »»

Using Figures of Speech to Make Your Points

January 25, 2015 Figurative language (or figure of speech) involves meaning that is deeper than its literal presentation. more »»

Lions Learn Fostoria Glass Moved to Moundsville From Ohio

January 25, 2015 It is only fitting that this year’s Fostoria Glass Society of America Convention and Elegant Glass Show will feature the American patter. more »»

Obama Keeping Pledge to ‘Remake the United States’

January 25, 2015 In May 2009, I wrote that President Obama has openly stated his desire “to remake the United States” predicated upon a “New Declaration of Independence — A New Foundation for America. more »»

GOP Moving Fast in Charleston

January 24, 2015 Something of a psychological change appears to be accompanying the earth-shattering political power shift in Charleston. more »»


Linsly Earns Three-Peat

January 26, 2015 By SHAWN RINE Sports Editor WHEELING — When push came to shove — it did just that a little more than halfway through the third period — Linsly’s depth proved too much to overcom. more »»

Coach K Gets 1,000th Victory as Duke Wins

January 26, 2015 By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer NEW YORK — Coach 1K. How grand. more »»

Tavares Matches Record With 4 Goals in All-Star Tilt

January 26, 2015 By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS — It was enough to give a goalie nightmares: A record 29 goals, 25 players with at least two points and eight with at least four. more »»

Gordon Fails Another Test

January 26, 2015 CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon’s troubles have deepened. He may be out of chances — and time. more »»

Williams Sisters Go To Quarterfinals

January 26, 2015 MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams continued her resurgence at the Australian Open with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 win over sixth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska on Monday to reach the quarterfinals of a... more »»

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January 13, 2015 I like to bake a decent cupcake now and then and I have provided more than just a few for birthdays in the newsroom office. However, I have zero talent for decorating cakes, cookies or cupcakes. more »

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