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Record Rate At Western Pa. Well

December 22, 2014 WHEELING — Just when Utica Shale drillers thought they found huge natural gas wells with the Rice Energy “Bigfoot” well in Belmont County and the Magnum Hunter Winland well in Tyler County, Range... more »»


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Record Rate At Western Pa. Well

December 22, 2014 WHEELING — Just when Utica Shale drillers thought they found huge natural gas wells with the Rice Energy “Bigfoot” well in Belmont County and the Magnum Hunter Winland well in Tyler County, Range... more »»

Shift in Power Includes Office Rearrangement

December 22, 2014 CHARLESTON — Legislators and staffers began the process of moving offices at the West Virginia Capitol this week as the state prepares for an historic power shift in both the Senate and House of... more »»

NYC Cop Killer Had Long Criminal History

December 22, 2014 NEW YORK — The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability tha... more »»

Ohio Police Advisory Group Wants to Alter Officer Training

December 22, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group formed by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will recommend changes to the way Ohio trains officers after several fatal police-involved shootings that sparked protests i... more »»

Mine Deaths At Near-Low

December 22, 2014 LOUISVILLE, Ky. more »»



December 22, 2014 Norma Jean Reed Fleming, 69, of Wheeling, WV, died on Sunday, December 21, 2014 in the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling, WV. Friends will be received on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, from 3-7 p.m. more »»


December 22, 2014 Dale Lude Jr., 78, of Belmont. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Wilson Funeral Home, and Wednesday 10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, St. Clairsville. more »»


December 22, 2014 Margaret F. Whipkey, 81, of Weirton died Friday, December 19. Visitation Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Steel & Wolfe Inc., Weirton. Funeral Tuesday 11 a.m., Weirton Heights Church of Christ. more »»


December 22, 2014 Robert Bailey, 72, of Weirton died Sunday. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton. Funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Weirton. more »»


December 22, 2014 Ruth E. Nightingale, 93, of Toronto died Saturday. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. Wednesday until time of service at 10 a.m. at Clarke Funeral Home, Toronto. more »»


Say ‘Valley Cheese’: Centre Market Fixture Expands

December 22, 2014 South Wheeling has plenty of the ingredients that make up a strong neighborhood, including successful family businesses, a wealth of history and proud residents dedicated to bettering their community. more »»

Councilman Hopeful For City’s Future

December 22, 2014 Phil Remke may have lost his position on Moundsville City Council, but he is not dismaye. more »»

Rescued Therapy Dog Is Everyone’s Best Friend

December 21, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Wagging her tail, Sky quickly snuggled up at the feet of two residents at a skilled nursing facility in St. Clairsville. more »»

Santa Claus Puts Smiles on Faces at the WATCH Center

December 21, 2014 WHEELING — Dozens of faces lit up as a familiar Christmas figure walked into the Wheeling Area Training Center for the Handicapped, or WATCH center, on Wednesday at the organization’s annual... more »»

Woodsdale Student Is a Top ‘Stacker’

December 21, 2014 WHEELING — Woodsdale Elementary School student Max Morgan has the knack to stack. Morgan was recently selected to join the U.S. sport stacking team (Team USA). more »»


Enact Charter School Rules

December 22, 2014 Charter schools can be a helpful alternative to public education. more »»

Defenses Against Cyberwar Lacking

December 22, 2014 Members of Congress are eager to provide military hardware to the Pentagon, whether the armed forces want it or not. The recently approved $1. more »»

Prevent Child Abuse, Neglect

December 21, 2014 During a season so many of us hold especially dear because a large part of its focus is on children, the Associated Press investigative report we published a few days ago was especially heart-rending. more »»

Holding Corporate Chiefs Accountable

December 21, 2014 One reason liberal politicians have so much success in blaming “Wall Street” for many of the nation’s problems is that too often, misdeeds by corporate executives are not punished. more »»

Prevailing Wage Law Too Costly

December 20, 2014 There is not much argument against the idea that contractors for public works projects in West Virginia ought to pay workers the wage rates prevailing in their areas. more »»

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Moral Superiority Has a Price

December 21, 2014 What if you were reasonably certain that by inflicting some pain, physical and psychological, on certain people you could keep children from being murdered? You would not injure anyone... more »»

Make Someone’s Fondest Dream Come True

December 21, 2014 Christmas is an event that has emerged in bits and pieces from out of the mists of antiquity. The tradition of giving gifts at Christmas time dates back to a practice in vogue in pagan Rome. more »»

Actor’s Hometown Bears Some Similarities to Moundsville

December 21, 2014 Indiana, Pa., is like many communities whose permanent population is in the 10,000 to 15,000 range with one exception — that it is the hometown of actor Jimmy Stewar. more »»

Christmas is Here; Changing Landscapes; and Parking

December 21, 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 »»

Try Savings Accounts Where You Can Win Big

December 21, 2014 In a rare display of bipartisanship this month, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the American Savings Promotion Act (HR 3374), following passage in the House in September. more »»


Steelers Punch Ticket

December 22, 2014 By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent two years rebuilding themselves on the fly, a necessary process that frequently looked more erratic than inspirin. more »»

QB Winston Cleared in Conduct Hearing

December 22, 2014 By KAREEM COPELAND Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. more »»

LeBron, Cavaliers Tame Grizzlies

December 22, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James and Kyrie Irving stepped aside and let one of their teammates polish off an opponent. On Sunday, Dion Waiters finished Memphi. more »»

Browns Lose Manziel, Game

December 22, 2014 By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Cleveland Browns are limping to the finish line. more »»

Nailers Can’t Find A Way

December 21, 2014 By SHAWN RINE Sports Editor WHEELING — Franky Palazzese had a bead on the puck. more »»

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Ho Hos and To-Do Lists

December 2, 2014 Ho, ho, ho! Mmm... Hostess HoHos. ... Oh man, I’m the hostess for that party next weekend. more »

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