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Wheeling Budget Year Ends in Black

July 8, 2015 WHEELING — A fiscal year that began with Wheeling City Manager Robert Herron warning of a potential $250,000 budget deficit ended with the city in the black by almost $1.4 million. more »»


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Wheeling Budget Year Ends in Black

July 8, 2015 WHEELING — A fiscal year that began with Wheeling City Manager Robert Herron warning of a potential $250,000 budget deficit ended with the city in the black by almost $1.4 million. more »»

Senators Seek Miner Protections

July 8, 2015 WHEELING — A group of senators from coal-producing states want to use money set aside for reclaiming abandoned mines to protect miners’ pension and health benefits that have been on shaky footing... more »»

Feds Praise Heroin Work

July 8, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — An investigation that led to 16 federal and state convictions grew from a collaborative effort between the offices of two U.S. more »»

Group Wants Prayer Stopped at Parkersburg Meetings

July 8, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A national group is asking Parkersburg City Council to no longer say the Lord’s Prayer prior to public meetings. more »»

Greece Now Has Sunday Deadline

July 8, 2015 BRUSSELS (AP) — Frustrated and angry eurozone leaders fearing for the future of their common currency gave the Greek prime minister a last-minute chance Tuesday to finally come up with a viable... more »»



July 8, 2015 Ivan R. Dean, 91, of Sherrard, WV, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV. He was born October 16, 1923, in Wheeling, WV, son of the late William R. more »»


July 8, 2015 Erin Lee Wallace Mowder Thalman passed away at 3:50 a.m. on July 2, 2015, in Cape Coral, FL. more »»


July 8, 2015 Rosalia Mary (DiCesare) Viola, 88, of Wheeling, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling. Arrangements are pending at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel. more »»


July 8, 2015 John R. Zierold, 87, of Weirton, died July 7, 2015. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday, and 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Friday services, Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home. more »»


July 7, 2015 Bruce E. Heiser, 50, of Glenwood Road, Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015 at home. He was born in Canton, Ohio, on August 18, 1964. He was Catholic by faith and self-employe. more »»


Man Charged With Sex Abuse of a Minor

July 8, 2015 A Glen Easton man is facing charges after a neighbor discovered signs of sexual abuse while taking care of a local child. more »»

Village Angling For Grotto Demolition

July 8, 2015 Cones and caution tape continue to surround the Grotto building along the 3200 block of Belmont Street in Bellaire as village officials push to see the privately-owned structure soon comes down. more »»

Mayor Pushing for Action on Four Seasons Pool Renovation

July 8, 2015 Moundsville Mayor David Wood expressed his concern for the future of the Four Seasons Pool at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, during which he highlighted the struggles of the pool’s situation. more »»

Dereliction Case Against Mayor Temporarily Tabled

July 8, 2015 Chester City Council is accusing Mayor Larry Forsythe of dereliction of duty, although it doesn’t yet have the legal wherewithal to file the charges in court. more »»

Marshall County Commission Pushes for Infrastructure Development

July 8, 2015 A resolution urging public support for the ongoing effort to garner support for the Interstate 68 project was signed Tuesday by the Marshall County Commission. more »»


Stop Predators In Our Schools

July 8, 2015 When police arrested a Boone County, W.Va. more »»

Make Highway Funding a Priority

July 8, 2015 Often, gridlock in Congress results when some lawmakers object not to the primary purpose of a bill, but to some unrelated “rider” placed in it. more »»

Keeping Young Motorists Safe

July 7, 2015 Young Ohio drivers face a few more restrictions now that a law has gone into effect that changes the conditions of their probationary licenses. more »»

Leave Iran Arms Embargo in Place

July 7, 2015 Iran’s extremist, militant leaders are well on their way to being told, in effect, to go and sin no more. And oh, by the way, no one will be watching very closely for misbehavior in the future. more »»

Don’t Limit Amendments

July 6, 2015 Ohio legislators are right to be concerned about a proposal to legalize marijuana. As the proposed constitutional amendment is written, it would make legal drug lords out of a few investors. more »»

Local Columns

Rebel Against Flag Debate Hardliners

July 5, 2015 It is understandable that many black Americans view the Confederate battle flag as a symbol of racism. more »»

Prayers Answered as the Constitution Prevails

July 5, 2015 In St. Francis’ prayer we ask God to grant, “that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love.” St. more »»

From Suit to Rock Concert Shorts; Fracking Banned

July 5, 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 »»

Fair Will Include Variety of Pageants in Several Age Groups

July 5, 2015 Although we are just a few days into the month of July, it will not be long, three weeks to be exact, until the annual Marshall County Fair. The main attractions run from July 27 to Aug. 1. more »»

Are We Still Truly Independent?

July 4, 2015 After most of what now is England was pacified by Roman conquerers, many of the region’s inhabitants were happy to settle in as subjects of the empire. more »»


McElroy Unveils Assistants for OVAC Game in Wheeling

July 8, 2015 With his roster set, Ohio coach Jeremy McElroy has announced the coaching staff that will join him on the sidelines for the 70th annual Rudy Mumley OVAC All-Star Football Game, which is set for... more »»

Serena Against Sharapova Next in Wimbledon Semis

July 8, 2015 LONDON — Even as Serena Williams piled up aces and groundstroke winners from all angles, even as she stormed through seven games in a row and 10 of the last 13 in yet another comeback, her Wimbledon... more »»

One Final Hurrah For Watson

July 8, 2015 This was one time Luke Donald didn’t mind taking 45 minutes to play a 357-yard hole. He was on the 18th hole at St. more »»

Cleveland Earns a 2-0 Win

July 8, 2015 CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber looked and acted like he always does after a game, stoic and sedate. Same steady guy. This time, though, he was a winner. more »»

Polanco Does It All for Pittsburgh

July 8, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco helped free a grounds crew member trapped underneath a billowing tarp, then hit a go-ahead triple in the eighth inning that sent the Pittsburgh Pirates past the San Dieg... more »»

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