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Work to Do For W.Va.’s Children

July 24, 2014 WHEELING — West Virginia ranks 37th among the states when it comes to child well-being, according to the 2014 Kids Count report produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. more »»


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Work to Do For W.Va.’s Children

July 24, 2014 WHEELING — West Virginia ranks 37th among the states when it comes to child well-being, according to the 2014 Kids Count report produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. more »»

Texas Revoked Pain Doc’s License

July 24, 2014 WHEELING — Dr. more »»

Track Sends Busloads to Speak Against Hancock Smoking Ban

July 24, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Health Board faced a barrage of comments Wednesday at a public hearing regarding the Hancock County Clean Air Regulation, which would effectively ban smoking in... more »»

WVU To Look At Cost Control

July 24, 2014 PARKERSBURG —West Virginia University President E. more »»

Marshall County $2.25M In Black

July 24, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Tax cuts, a youth recreation center and courthouse maintenance projects are some of the options being discussed for a large cash carryover in Marshall County. more »»


Funerals Tomorrow

July 24, 2014 Betty Arick — 1 p.m., Crestview Cemetery, Barnesville. Jeri Brown — 1 p.m., Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home, Powhatan Pt. Alexander Fedak — 11 a.m., West Liberty Christian Church. more »»

Naked Thieves Take Burgers From Eatery In SW Florida

July 24, 2014 BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery “dumb, dumber and dumbest. more »»


July 24, 2014 Former Wheeling barber and businessman, Alio M. Scenna, 86, of Wheeling passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. more »»


July 24, 2014 On Monday, July 21, 2014, JUDITH ANN VENSEL WALLACE, in her 69th year. Friends received from Noon-8 p.m. on Thursday, at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling (304- 242-23. more »»


July 24, 2014 Schramm Brenda, 56. Visitation and memorial services Saturday noon to 1 p.m. at South Bellaire United Methodist Church. Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home, Shadyside. more »»


Second Open House Set for Lover’s Lane

July 24, 2014 Steubenville City Engineer Michael Dolak, the Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission and the Ohio Department of Transportation will host a second open house today to present... more »»

Fun Fair Helps Hundreds

July 24, 2014 With yellow balloons and bags of school supplies in hand, hundreds of families in Marshall County attended the 14th Annual Back to School Fun Fair Wednesday at the former West Virginia Penitentiary... more »»

United Way Gets $3,600 Donation From West Fest

July 24, 2014 The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley was recently presented a check in the amount of $3,600 from donations collected at the 18th annual Plaza West Fest held July 9 in St. Clairsville. more »»

Candidate Outlines Severance Tax Plan

July 24, 2014 Democratic Ohio gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald believes Ohio shouldn’t have a set oil and gas severance tax, but rather each energy company should pay a rate largely based on how many state... more »»

‘Mystery Trip’ Goes to Grave Creek Mound

July 24, 2014 Boarding a van Tuesday morning, Gilmer County residents Doris Norman and Dotty Kendig had no idea they would end up at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Comple. more »»


Make Tax Hike The Last Resort

July 24, 2014 Most proposals for local tax increases do not sound like much. But a little here, a little there, and pretty soon, a healthy bite is taken out of family budgets. more »»

Improve Children’s Well-Being in W.Va.

July 24, 2014 Children in West Virginia have better lives and better prospects than they did just a few years ago, according to a report released this wee. more »»

Ormet Power Rates Critical

July 23, 2014 Half the equation the Ormet Corp.’s new owner needs to solve to get the Hannibal aluminum plant back in operation appears to be in place. Aluminum prices are on the upswing. more »»

Support Research On Coal Industry

July 23, 2014 State governments simply cannot have the clout federal officials do in funding important research initiatives. more »»

School Resource Officers Valuable

July 23, 2014 Ohio County Board of Education members are wise to retain a school resource officer program, even as federal funding for it dries up. more »»

Local Columns

Sometimes, We Do Disservice By Attempts to Help Others

July 23, 2014 I, like many in my generation, were blessed with parents from America’s greatest generation. more »»

Wild But Not So Wonderful?

July 20, 2014 Apparently, West Virginia is far from almost heaven. That’s how some folks from WalletHub, a company that offers various types of financial advice, feel. more »»

A Star Encounter and the Rebirth of Centre Market

July 20, 2014 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 »»

Another Major League Baseball Multi-Trip Is in the Books

July 20, 2014 Another Major League Baseball season is history, or at least those multi-trips involving the Uniglobe Baseball Club have ended for the season. more »»

Republicans Unable to Admit America Has Changed

July 20, 2014 Republicans often ask, “Why do Democrats hate America?” That question is usually based on the interpretation that policies that Republicans disagree with are socialist, or maybe even Marxist or... more »»


Players Join Ranks of Elite

July 24, 2014 WHEELING — Welcome to the fraternity. That was the message to those involved in the 69th Annual Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game Wednesday during the George Strager Evening with the Stars. more »»

Patriots’ Phillips Already an All-Star

July 24, 2014 WHEELING — Seems like Wheeling Park quarterback Zach Phillips has gotten himself into an authentic all-star conundrum. more »»

Post 10 Wins In 10 Innings

July 24, 2014 WEIRTON — Weirton and Moundsville locked up in an old fashioned pitchers’ duel Wednesday, with Post 10 coming from behind for a 2-1 victory in 10 inning. more »»

Pirates Take Down L.A. Dodgers, 6-1

July 24, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Harrison had two hits with two RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates jumped on Dan Haren early in a 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday nigh. more »»

Indians Lose To Twins, 3-1

July 24, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Swarzak, for an afternoon at least, was a starter again. He pitched like he didn’t want to go back to the bullpen. more »»

W.Va. News

Process slow for picking Huntington police chief

July 24, 2014 HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Huntington remains without a permanent police chief four months after Skip Holbrook announced his resignation. more »»

W.Va. man sues GM over wife's crash death

July 24, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has filed a lawsuit against General Motors Corp. more »»

Lab finds no risk from bacteria at Ohio bakery

July 24, 2014 YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An independent lab has found that bacteria discovered at a commercial bakery in northeast Ohio poses no risk to public health. more »»

WVU rifle coach competing in native Scotland

July 24, 2014 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University rifle coach John Hammond is competing in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games in his native Scotland. more »»

W.Va. capital region takes aim at heroin

July 24, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A task force aimed at combatting the rising heroin problem in the capital city region is scheduled to meet. more »»

Ohio News

Crowd sounds off about plan to rehab Cincy icons

July 24, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — Residents are sounding off about a taxpayer-supported $331 million plan to fix up two Cincinnati icons that have been listed among the nation's most endangered historic landmarks. more »»

Ohio man charged with fatally drugging wife

July 24, 2014 MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man accused of fatally drugging his bedridden wife with her prescription medications has been charged with aggravated murder. more »»

Vigil remembers slain teen on her 18th birthday

July 24, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A candlelight vigil staged by family and friends remembered a slain central Ohio teen on the day she would have turned 18. more »»

Settlement ends Ohio workers comp case

July 24, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit charging that Ohio's state insurance fund for injured workers overcharged employers hundreds of millions of dollars over... more »»

Some lethal injection problems in US executions

July 24, 2014 Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. more »»

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