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Torrential Rains Cause Flash Flooding

August 20, 2014 A series of heavy thunderstorms that raked the area early today shut down roads, delayed school buses and knocked out power in part of Ohio County and areas north and west of Wheeling. more »»

 
 
 

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Torrential Rains Cause Flash Flooding

August 20, 2014 A series of heavy thunderstorms that raked the area early today shut down roads, delayed school buses and knocked out power in part of Ohio County and areas north and west of Wheeling. more »»

Photo Gallery: Pictures from this morning's flooding

August 20, 2014 Shots from around Wheeling of this morning's flooding. more »»

Updated: Heavy Rain Closes Area Roads

August 20, 2014 WHEELING -- Heavy rain overnight and this morning has caused storm drains and creeks to overflow and a number of roads to close. more »»

Benwood Is Destination For Pipeline

August 20, 2014 BENWOOD — GreenHunter Resources’ planned pipeline system to transport water, drilling waste and hydrocarbons from southwestern Pennsylvania to the Ohio River will end in or near Benwood, company... more »»

McKinley Discusses Drug Woes in Marshall County

August 20, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — In order to combat growing drug use in West Virginia, U.S. Rep. more »»

Obituaries

JULIAN MILLER

August 20, 2014 Julian Nicholas “Jude” Miller, 89, of Proctor, WV, died Monday, August 18, 2014 in Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, W. more »»

SUSAN ELDER

August 20, 2014 Susan K. Hawk Elder, 67, of Wheeling, formerly of Doddridge County and Moundsville, WV, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV. more »»

BETTY LOFTON

August 20, 2014 Betty June Flowers Lofton, 93, of Bethlehem, WV, passed Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling, WV. more »»

TADEN SIBURT

August 20, 2014 Taden Wayne Siburt, 2, of Wheeling, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 16, 2014 in Moundsville as the result of an accident. more »»

THOMAS DOBBS

August 20, 2014 Thomas “Tom” L. Dobbs, 69, of Linden Ave., Moundsville, WV, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at OVMC. He was born May 12, 1945 in Wheeling, WV, the son of the late Chester H. more »»

Community

City Officials Waiting for Home Rule Decision

August 20, 2014 Mayor Eugene Saunders believes officials made a compelling case to be one of the 16 cities admitted to the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program during their Aug. 11 presentation in Wheelin. more »»

Dive Team Searches For Gun in Murky River

August 20, 2014 Thirty feet under the Ohio River’s surface makes for a pretty creepy scuba diving experience. Just ask Wheeling Police Lt. Phil Redford and his diving team. more »»

Only One Resident Attends Public Meeting on Hillside Work

August 20, 2014 Equipment is moving dirt on the hillside above Woodsdale and Bethany Pike, but the activity wasn’t enough to bring out residents to a community meeting at Woodsdale Elementary School on Tuesday. more »»

Several Apply For Finance Director

August 20, 2014 Wheeling has received resumes from more than 30 people interested in the city’s soon-to-be-vacant finance director position, according to City Manager Robert Herron. more »»

Weaver Named to WVU Foundation Board

August 20, 2014 The West Virginia University Foundation board elected five new directors at its annual meeting held earlier this month. ? George S. Weaver III of Lancaster, Pa. more »»

Editorials

JULIAN MILLER

August 20, 2014 Julian Nicholas “Jude” Miller, 89, of Proctor, WV, died Monday, August 18, 2014 in Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, W. more »»

Giving Track Racing Flexibility

August 20, 2014 Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort in Chester remains a profitable business, but a substantial dropoff in revenue has prompted company officials to look for ways to cut costs. more »»

SUSAN ELDER

August 20, 2014 Susan K. Hawk Elder, 67, of Wheeling, formerly of Doddridge County and Moundsville, WV, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV. more »»

Dumping Drilling Mud in Landfills

August 20, 2014 Local and state officials are right to be cautious about West Virginia landfills accepting “drilling mud” from the gas and oil industry. more »»

BETTY LOFTON

August 20, 2014 Betty June Flowers Lofton, 93, of Bethlehem, WV, passed Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling, WV. more »»

Local Columns

Keep True Monsters Behind Bars

August 17, 2014 Many years ago a county jail inmate telephoned me to insist I write a story about his civil rights being violated. more »»

Fighting Back Against President’s War on Coal

August 17, 2014 Since coming to Congress in 2011, I’ve been a leading voice against the harmful impacts of President Obama’s War on Coal. more »»

Helping Heroes In Moundsville

August 17, 2014 Jeremy Harrison, the founder of Helping Heroes in Moundsville, is a person who works on behalf of his fellow military veterans. more »»

Teachers, Doctors, the Military Are Noble Professions

August 17, 2014 I know I am stepping on shaky ground, but I have reached a point in my life where I feel free in voicing my opinion. more »»

Challenging the Darkness Instead of Surrendering

August 17, 2014 Last week we heard the sad news of a comedic genius’ death in the person of Robin Williams. more »»

Sports

OSU’s Braxton Miller Out for the Season

August 20, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes’ national title hopes. more »»

Steelers Offense Is Beefed Up

August 20, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The offensive line has been a sore spot for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the past few years. more »»

Buccos Lose to the Braves Despite Cutch’s Comeback

August 20, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen slapped the ball to third base and prepared to put together another patent sprint to first. He barely made it out of the batter’s box. more »»

Gomes, Holt Lead Indians To A 7-5 Win Against Minnesota

August 20, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS —Yan Gomes had three hits including a home run, rookie pinch-hitter Tyler Holt hit a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning, and the Cleveland Indians rallied to beat the Minnesota... more »»

Hoyer To Start For Cleveland Browns

August 20, 2014 BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Brian Hoyer will open the season as Cleveland’s starting quarterback, barely hanging on to his job by holding off hotshot rookie Johnny Manziel. more »»

W.Va. News

Democratic women teaming up in key Senate states

August 20, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic women are teaming up to raise campaign cash in key states that will help decide the Senate majority. more »»

Nurse sues South Charleston hospital over flu shot

August 20, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A South Charleston hospital is being sued by a nurse who says she was required to get a flu shot despite being allergic to the vaccine. more »»

Allegiant Air adds Huntington-Punta Gorda service

August 20, 2014 HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Allegiant Air is adding nonstop service between Huntington Tri-State Airport in West Virginia and Punta Gorda Airport in Florida. more »»

Police issue 182 citations as WVU students return

August 20, 2014 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Police issued more than 180 citations and arrested more than a dozen people during West Virginia University students' first weekend in Morgantown for the fall semester. more »»

Toyota commits $1m to W.Va. technical college

August 20, 2014 SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. more »»

Ohio News

States' longtime lethal injection expert ends role

August 20, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A leading expert witness for states defending their lethal injection methods has ended his role, creating another potential hurdle for states scrambling to find workable... more »»

Water intake resumes after Ohio River oil spill

August 20, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio and Kentucky water districts have resumed pumping water from the Ohio River after a fuel oil spill led them to stop intake of river water. more »»

Health officials: 2 Ohioans have West Nile virus

August 20, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio health officials have confirmed that two women have been hospitalized with the West Nile virus in state's first human cases. more »»

'Poisoned waters' billboard sparks Ohio well fight

August 20, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An eastern Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing a deep-injection well is facing a legal threat from the well'... more »»

Ohio family that sued over miniature horse appeals

August 20, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — The family of a physically disabled Ohio girl is appealing a judge's decision that dismissed their federal lawsuit over their city's refusal to let them keep a miniature horse as a... more »»

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