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Tri-State Rallies Against EPA

July 31, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Dave Spencer had to get up pretty early Wednesday morning to make the three-and-a-half hour drive from Buffalo, N.Y. more »»


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Tri-State Rallies Against EPA

July 31, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Dave Spencer had to get up pretty early Wednesday morning to make the three-and-a-half hour drive from Buffalo, N.Y. more »»

Firefighters Back in Bellaire

July 31, 2014 BELLAIRE — There were some last-minute issues with defective fire hoses on their trucks, but the new Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department was otherwise set to start responding to fire calls as of 12:0... more »»

House Ready To Sue Obama

July 31, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. more »»

Speaking Out On Drilling Waste

July 31, 2014 CHARLESTON — A handful of passionate opponents spoke out Wednesday against proposed rule revisions for the disposal of waste material from drilling site. more »»

Ex-IRS Official Called Conservatives ‘Crazies’

July 31, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the center of the agency’s tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as “crazies” and more in emails released Wednesday. more »»



July 31, 2014 Hood, R. “Ed” Edward, 83, of Paden City, WV, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at his home. more »»


July 31, 2014 Kathleen “Kay” (Mahlke) Knabe, 88, of Cincinnati, OH, formerly of Wheeling, WV, died on December 19, 2013, at home. She was born September 11, 1925, in Wheeling, WV, to the late Edward Mahlke, Sr. more »»


July 31, 2014 June Sylvia Jewell Bane, 78, of Wheeling died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Wheeling Hospital. Friends will be received on Friday, August 1, 2014, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. more »»


July 31, 2014 Howard Joseph “Bud” Lotz II, 86, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Wheeling Hospital. He was born on September 1, 1927, in Wheeling, a son to the late Howard Joseph Sr. more »»


July 31, 2014 Patricia Ann Gonot Jakubic, 76, of St. Clairsville died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at her home. She was born July 8, 1938, in St. Clairsville, daughter of the late Leo Michael and Rose Bashour Gonot. more »»


Murder Suspect Ruled Competent to Stand Trial

July 31, 2014 A man facing a murder charge for his role in the death of a Cadiz man at Sally Buffalo Park is competent to stand trial. Matthew M. more »»

Store Raid Yields Drugs

July 31, 2014 The Belmont County Drug Task Force served a search warrant on a local business and its owners Monday. more »»

Man Arrested for Selling Makeup Without a License

July 31, 2014 Wheeling police cited Darnell Willis on Tuesday for selling makeup without a license on Wheeling Island after a foot chase ended at the Burger King restaurant. more »»

$292K Fence Reproduction Work Continues

July 31, 2014 Crews continue to erect a solid steel fence around West Virginia Independence Hall in the downtown Wheeling. Site director Travis Henline said he expects the work to be finished in about a mont. more »»

Nelson Arrested for Alleged Sex Assault of Minor

July 31, 2014 Robert Dale Nelson of Moundsville was arrested Saturday for allegedly having sexual intercourse with an underage girl on two occasions in different locations in Moundsville. more »»


Ensure Bonds Can Be Repaid

July 31, 2014 Many Ohio Valley towns, cities and counties have initiatives to get rid of dilapidated buildings. more »»

Common Sense Sometimes Absent

July 31, 2014 A local man complained to us about his experience while filling his vehicle up with gasoline the other da. more »»

Parental Rights Can Be Forfeited

July 30, 2014 Twice during a period of less than a week, local police officers have had to rescue children from drug-using parents. more »»

Work Together On School Board

July 30, 2014 A disconcerting division seems to have emerged on the Ohio County Board of Education. For the good of local public school students, let us hope the split is only temporar. more »»

Manchin Right About Ex-Im Bank

July 30, 2014 At one time — during the 1920s and 1930s when progressives pushed hard for rural electrification — American liberals understood the importance of reasonably priced power to quality of life. No mor. more »»

Local Columns

Linking Tax Rates to Jobs A Bad Idea

July 27, 2014 Imagine you’re among West Virginians who have landed one of those good jobs in the oil and gas industry. You went back to school and got the specialized training neede. more »»

Chinese ‘Sleeping Giant’ Has Awakened in Africa

July 27, 2014 Between the 1870s and 1900, Africa faced a vast tide of European military invasions and eventual colonizatio. more »»

Local Residents Are Commended

July 27, 2014 Fostoria Glass Society of America, Inc. president James D. Davis of Clarksville, Tenn. more »»

Moundsville Power Would Create Local Jobs

July 27, 2014 I am writing in response to Marshall County Commissioner Bob Miller’s recent letter to the editor regarding the proposed $615 million Moundsville Power project. more »»

A Tax by Any Other Name ...

July 26, 2014 Politicians have wised up during the past several decades. They have found new and improved ways to empty our pockets without us even realizing we’ve been had. more »»


Giants Avoid Sweep At Hands of Pirates

July 31, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Clint Hurdle says he and a pal often marvel over how there’s always something new to see at a baseball game. more »»

Shazier Has Made Quick Impression

July 31, 2014 LATROBE, Pa. — Ryan Shazier grew up the football equivalent of a Rorschach test. Some coaches looked at Shazier’s 6-foot-1 frame with plenty of room to grow and saw a defensive en. more »»

Indians Trade Ex-Ace

July 31, 2014 CLEVELAND — Justin Masterson began the season as the Cleveland Indians’ ace. He’ll end it with a different team in a different leagu. more »»

Post 1 Survives Opener of Legion Tournament

July 31, 2014 MORGANTOWN — Wheeling Post 1 pitcher Mo Felt nearly went the distance in a 7-6 victory against Fairmont Post 17, Tuesday afternoon at the West Virginia American Legion Baseball State Tournamen. more »»

First For Kluber

July 31, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber had three-hitter to outpitch Felix Hernandez for his first career shutout, Yan Gomes had a two-run double and the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on... more »»

W.Va. News

2 dead following house fire in W.Va.

July 30, 2014 ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — The State Fire Marshal's Office says "careless smoking" caused a house fire in St. more »»

Work underway for electric project in W.Va.

July 30, 2014 FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — FirstEnergy Cor. more »»

I-77 tunnel repair along W.Va.-Va. border complete

July 30, 2014 PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — Repairs to an Interstate 77 tunnel along the Virginia-West Virginia border have been completed following a truck fire. more »»

Tri-state coal interests rally before hearings

July 30, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected officials Wednesday to rally against... more »»

Judge in W.Va. asked to delay gay marriage ruling

July 30, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has asked a judge to postpone ruling on a federal lawsuit challenging West Virginia's same-sex marriage ban until the U. more »»

Ohio News

Health department revokes Ohio clinic's license

July 31, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The interim director of the Ohio Department of Health has signed an order to revoke the license of Toledo's last abortion clinic. more »»

Cinema verite documentarian Robert Drew dies at 90

July 31, 2014 Filmmaker Robert Drew, a pioneer of the modern documentary who in "Primary" and other movies mastered the intimate, spontaneous style known as cinema verite and schooled a generation of influential... more »»

Ohio brothers convicted in shooting of bystander

July 30, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — Two brothers were convicted Wednesday of murder and felonious assault in the death of a bystander who was killed while the brothers shot at each other last year in Cleveland in a... more »»

Justice Dept. files in Ohio, Wisconsin voter cases

July 30, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority... more »»

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