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Wheeling Suspension Bridge Has Reopened

March 6, 2015 The Wheeling Suspension has been reopened this afternoon by the West Virginia Division of Highways after a truck tore down several overhead signs on the span Thursday. more »»


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Wheeling Suspension Bridge Has Reopened

March 6, 2015 The Wheeling Suspension has been reopened this afternoon by the West Virginia Division of Highways after a truck tore down several overhead signs on the span Thursday. more »»

Wheeling Suspension Bridge Closed Through Saturday

March 6, 2015 By ALAN OLSON Staff Writer WHEELING — A large vehicle crossing the Wheeling Suspension Bridge Thursday damaged the bridge’s clearance signs prohibiting oversized loads, leading to the span’s closur. more »»

Heavy Snow Causes Electricity Outages in Ohio Valley

March 6, 2015 WHEELING — Wednesday’s severe winter weather left many people across the region without power and many more with inches of snow from which to dig out. more »»

Schools Shut Down Statewide

March 6, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — A late-winter storm left more than 80,000 customers in West Virginia without electricity Thursday, sent rivers out of their banks and shut roads and schools statewide. more »»

Arrest Expected In Wheeling Federal Building Bomb Threat

March 6, 2015 WHEELING — Authorities appear to be closing in on the person who called in a bomb threat at the Federal Building in Wheeling last Friday— and they vow the penalty will be severe once the offender is... more »»



March 6, 2015 Jeffrey Jack Skidmore, 47, of Follansbee, WV, passed away at 10:54 p.m. more »»


March 6, 2015 Thomas “Buck” Taylor Jr. of Moundsville died Tuesday. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. more »»


March 6, 2015 George Highlarion Myers, 76, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV. more »»


March 6, 2015 Edward Delano “Ed” Stein, 81, of the 1st Ward in Wellsburg, WV, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Valley Hospice Care North in Steubenville, O. more »»


March 6, 2015 Vernon Oscar Schwender, 93, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on March 2, 2015, at Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheeling, WV. more »»


Bethany College Celebrates 175 Years During Founder’s Day

March 6, 2015 Bethany College celebrated Founder’s Day with events on campus and around the nation Thursday. This year’s program honored the college’s 175 years as a small college of national distinction. more »»

High Water Raises New County Line Bridge Worries in Wheeling’s Mar-Win Area

March 6, 2015 Mar-Win area resident Susan Maness’ concerns about a new bridge being too close to the creek it spans were on the rise Wednesday — much like the water raging below it. more »»

Smithfield Plans For Fiscal Recovery

March 6, 2015 Smithfield Village Council members heard details about the many steps that will be needed along the road to fiscal recovery this week. more »»

Harrison County IncreasesSecurity Ahead of Matthew Dowdel Murder Trial

March 6, 2015 Harrison County murder suspect Matthew Dowdel will go on trial starting Tuesday, and Harrison County Sheriff Ronald Myers said to expect some delays in the courthouse because of increased security... more »»

Wheeling Residents Favor Historic Designation for City District

March 6, 2015 Residents and property owners of East Wheeling came forth with questions about the potential designation of the East Wheeling Historical District on Thursday during a meeting of the Wheeling Histori... more »»


Bringing Power Plants to Brooke

March 6, 2015 Demand for electricity generated at natural gas-fired power plants is up and will increase even more as a result of the Environmental Protection Agency’s campaign to shut down coal-fueled generatin... more »»

Stay With Federal Insurance Exchange

March 6, 2015 Some Democrats in the Ohio General Assembly, no doubt with their constituents’ best interests in mind, are proposing a plan that in the end amounts to bailing out President Barack Obama and his... 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 »»

Budget Not Only Financial Worry

March 5, 2015 West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin knew this would be a tough budget year. 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 »»


West Liberty Vs. Wheeling Jesuit: Stage Set for Ohio County Rivalry Showdown

March 6, 2015 CHARLESTON — The idea this time of the year in college basketball is to survive and advanc. more »»

Wheeling Jesuit Too Big, Strong for Fairmont

March 6, 2015 CHARLESTON — The Wheeling Jesuit women are in the midst of their best season since the mid-2000s and it’s going to continue for at least one more gam. more »»

Ohio Valley’s Toughest to Square Off in Wheeling

March 6, 2015 WHEELING—The 35th Annual Budweiser Toughman Contest is set to square off tonight at WesBanco Arena. more »»

Buccos Drop 2-1 Loss To Yankees

March 6, 2015 BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Esmil Rogers, trying to cement a spot on the New York Yankees’ pitching staff, tossed two scoreless innings Thursday in a 2-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates. more »»

An Ocean Away, Pacquiao’s Trainer Makes Some Big Noise

March 6, 2015 LAS VEGAS — Armed guards patrolling the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. Stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao’s sparrin. more »»

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