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Martins Ferry’s Budget Vague

July 2, 2015 MARTINS FERRY — City Council approved a budget estimate for fiscal 2016 on Wednesday without having an estimated dollar amount. more »»


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Martins Ferry’s Budget Vague

July 2, 2015 MARTINS FERRY — City Council approved a budget estimate for fiscal 2016 on Wednesday without having an estimated dollar amount. more »»

EPA Rule Prompts Murray Lawsuit

July 2, 2015 WHEELING — The legal fight over the regulatory authority of President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency continued Wednesday as Murray Energy Corp. more »»

Landfill Drill Waste Unlikely to Get in Water

July 2, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — A study by state regulators says it’s unlikely that significant amounts of untreated natural gas drilling waste in landfills will impact groundwater or surface water. more »»

Embassy Deal For U.S. And Cubans

July 2, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other’s capitals this month, marking a historic full... more »»

Bush Likely Earned Less, Paid Higher Tax Than Clintons

July 2, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first presidential race since Democrats cast the GOP nominee as an out-of-touch millionaire, Republican Jeb Bush is aggressively flipping the script. more »»



July 2, 2015 Ronald John Giarletto, 64, died Wednesday. Visitation 10 a.m. Friday until 1 p.m. service at Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton. more »»


July 2, 2015 Duane George Printup, 71, of Shadyside, OH, died Thursday. Private viewing followed by cremation by Chambers Funeral Home, Wellsburg, WV. more »»


July 2, 2015 Alma S. Welshans, 88, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Saturday, June 27, 2015 in Brookdale of Marietta, Ohio, surrounded by her family. She was born March 27, 1917, in Charleston, W.Va. more »»


July 2, 2015 James Richard Foose Sr., 84 of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015, at Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital and Geriatric Center, Wheeling, W.Va. He was born in Wheeling, W.Va. more »»


July 2, 2015 Clarence Bryant Buchanan Jr., age 88, formerly of Elm Grove, West Virginia, passed away on June 29, 2015 at Forest Hill Care Center, St. Clairsville, OH, where he was a long-time resident. more »»


Man Accused in Harrison County Murder Arraigned

July 2, 2015 A man accused of killing a 26-year-old Dennison man was arraigned Tuesday in Harrison County Common Pleas Court. more »»

Kids Learn Healthy Choices

July 2, 2015 Healthy habits go beyond diet and exercise, and the Health Plan and J.. more »»

Benwood-McMechen W.Va. 2 Project Nears Early Completion

July 2, 2015 A $1.3 million West Virginia Division of Highways project along W.Va. 2 between Benwood and McMechen is expected to be completed early. Since late last year, motorists on W.Va. more »»

Woman Facing Charges After Jail Call From Spouse

July 2, 2015 A Moundsville woman is facing charges after police found her to be in possession of illegal drugs with children in the home. more »»

Routine Traffic Stop Results in Three Drug Arrests

July 2, 2015 Police arrested a Wheeling woman and two others on multiple charges Tuesday as the result of a routine traffic stop on Eagle Ave. Lisa Arlene Hinerman, 46, of 126 Valley Blvd. more »»


Keep Predators Away From Kids

July 2, 2015 Duane David Will Jr. probably will not be working anywhere — except perhaps in a prison laundry — during the next several years. more »»

Fund Roads, Not Unneeded Studies

July 2, 2015 Often it seems as though government searches out ways to throw away money. more »»

Housing Board Action Important

July 1, 2015 Enormous progress has been made in improving the quality of life available at public residential facilities operated by the Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority. more »»

Military Service Risky at All Times

July 1, 2015 State flags on West Virginia government buildings were at half-staff Tuesday, honoring Army Sgt. Kenneth R. Berry of Parkersburg, who was killed in a training accident last week in Kentuck. more »»

Court Should Prevent Abuses

July 1, 2015 Situations in which the Environmental Protection Agency harasses Americans, often individuals and small business owners, are numerous. more »»

Local Columns

Using MECA to Encourage Children to Write

June 28, 2015 D. F. K. Bertolette wrote in his book: “A teacher is not measured by the number of bright students he makes brighter, but rather by the number of indifferent students he makes brigh. more »»

Main Street Bank Continues Growth in Marshall County

June 28, 2015 Three years ago, Main Street Bank opened an office in Moundsville and this past week officials of the banking firm made yet another commitment to the city. more »»

Founders Would Be Appalled

June 28, 2015 What would Patrick Henry say today? “Give me liberty or give me death?” Nah. More like, “Give me liberty or, heck, let me trade that for a government that promises to protect me from lemonade. more »»

Exposing Secrecy in Government

June 27, 2015 It’s a fairly safe bet that if you read this column regularly, you’re going to be very angry in about a year. So will lots of other West Virginians. more »»

Seeds Of Hope

June 27, 2015 It was just one silly little pumpkin plant. Out of nowhere, the vine sprang from the earth on a sloping part of our backyard a few years back. more »»


Ohio Valley Mudcats Have Been Swimming in Big Pond

July 2, 2015 The annual Beast of the East Baseball Tournament gets under way today at fields across the Ohio Valley. more »»

Former Ohio Valley Stars Get Shot in Staunton, Va.

July 2, 2015 STAUNTON, Va. — Buckeye Local graduate George Laase long ago made a promise to his father that if he was ever in position to help someone from the Ohio Valley, he would do so. more »»

Beast of the East Really Is Best

July 2, 2015 WHEELING—Rarely do teams decide to not come back to the Edgar Martin Beast of the East Baseball Tournament after competing, but when they do co-tournament director Bo McConnaughy knows they will be... more »»

Saffield Is Still Giving to Kids

July 2, 2015 MORRISTOWN — If he was here to see it, there’s no doubt Rich Saffield would be smiling. more »»

Pittsburgh Steelers Thinking of Bid for 2023 Super Bowl

July 2, 2015 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping to turn the 2023 Super Bowl into a home game. more »»

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