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Child Left On School Bus at Lot

September 18, 2014 CADIZ — A 5-year-old Harrison East Elementary School student was found walking alone on Industrial Park Road on Tuesday after apparently being left on a school bus at the transportation lot. more »»


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Child Left On School Bus at Lot

September 18, 2014 CADIZ — A 5-year-old Harrison East Elementary School student was found walking alone on Industrial Park Road on Tuesday after apparently being left on a school bus at the transportation lot. more »»

Shelter Sees Rise In Severity of Violence

September 18, 2014 WHEELING — When an NFL player is videotaped punching his girlfriend in the face, knocking her out cold, it makes national headlines. more »»

Boil Order Issued In McMechen

September 18, 2014 McMECHEN — The city of McMechen concluded flushing the main waterline at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday. more »»

Local Law Enforcement Holds Domestic Violence Discussion

September 18, 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 »»

Heroin Fuels Decline In Meth

September 18, 2014 WHEELING — The number of meth lab operations are “slightly decreasing” across West Virginia — a trend Brandon Lewis attributes to the increased use of heroi. more »»



September 18, 2014 Clyde Robert (Bob) Yoho, passed away at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Friday, September 12, 2014, after a short battle with cancer. more »»


September 18, 2014 Betty Lou Heusel McFarland, 83, resident of Wheeling, W.Va., died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Liza’s Place. more »»


September 18, 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 18, 2014 Richard Lee “Bubba” Cunningham, 54, of Cameron, WV, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014, at home. The family will gather for a bereavement dinner Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 5 p.m. more »»


September 18, 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 »»


Ohio County Advances Common Core System

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

Market Plaza Work, At Last, Is Underway

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

AEP Starts Power Line Restorations

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 »»

Iconic Downtown ‘Flatiron’ Building Sells After Years of Vacancy

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 »»

County Court Dockets Light

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 »»


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 »»

Expedite Purchase Of Dog for Police

September 18, 2014 Steubenville City Councilman Bob Villamagna deserves a pat on the back for not allowing a failure to communicate to stand in the way of taking a bite out of crim. more »»

Act on Wheeling Spending Cuts

September 18, 2014 Wheeling City Manager Robert Herron may well have a novel ending for the old observation that “the reward for a job well done is ...” In Herron’s case it would be “to be ignored. 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 »»


Indians Beat Houston 2-1 in 13 Innings

September 19, 2014 HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Aviles’s sacrifice fly in the 13th inning scored Jose Ramirez and gave the Cleveland Indians a win over the Houston Astro. more »»

Falcons Romp to 56-14 Win Against Hapless Tampa Bay

September 19, 2014 ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and high-stepping Devin Hester led the Atlanta Falcons to one of the biggest wins in franchise history. 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 »»

Auburn Holds Off Kansas State, 20-14

September 19, 2014 MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes, Auburn forced three turnovers and the fifth-ranked Tigers held on to beat mistake-prone No. 20 Kansas State 20-14 on Thursday night. more »»

W.Va. News

3 finalists in La higher ed commissioner search

September 18, 2014 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Board of Regents has named finalists from West Virginia, Rhode Island and Texas for the state's next higher education commissioner. more »»

Southern W.Va. health centers win US funds

September 18, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Nine health care centers in southern West Virginia are sharing in more than $2. more »»

Chevron meets new, voluntary shale drilling rules

September 18, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West... more »»

Oklahoma-West Virginia Preview Capsule

September 18, 2014 No. 4 OKLAHOMA (3-0, 0-0 Big 12) at WEST VIRGINIA (2-1, 0-0), 7:30 p. more »»

Groups oppose oil, gas drilling under Ohio River

September 18, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Environmental and citizen groups are urging Gov. more »»

Ohio News

Ohio escaped inmate back in custody

September 18, 2014 BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man who escaped from a low-level corrections facility near Toledo Wednesday is back in custody. more »»

Autistic boy's parents sue Ohio health department

September 18, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — Parents of an autistic child on Thursday sued the Ohio Department of Health and others in federal court, alleging discrimination against Ohio's autistic children by failing to... more »»

$1M bail for man charged in ex-girlfriend slaying

September 18, 2014 LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Bail for a man who authorities suspect of killing his estranged girlfriend's son in Kentucky, kidnapping her and then killing her on a highway in Ohio has been set at $1 million. more »»

Well can resume injection operations after quake

September 18, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State regulators say operations can resume at a deep injection well for fracking wastewater, while another well remains closed during an investigation in northeast Ohio. more »»

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