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Volunteer Fire Departments Struggling With Numbers

July 13, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — In the span of less than a year, two Marshall County volunteer fire departments closed their doors for good due to increasing insurance costs and a lack of interested volunteers. more »»


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Volunteer Fire Departments Struggling With Numbers

July 13, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — In the span of less than a year, two Marshall County volunteer fire departments closed their doors for good due to increasing insurance costs and a lack of interested volunteers. more »»

Bellaire Department Ready to Go

July 13, 2014 BELLAIRE — Volunteer Fire Department Chief William Swoyer said he will have more than 15 volunteers ready to respond on July 31 — and village leaders hope the interest rekindles spirit and pride in... more »»

‘Country Roads’ Not Heaven To Drive On

July 13, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Amid potholes, edge drops and hairpin turns, driving on rural roads in West Virginia is more dangerous than it is in all but two other states, according to a new study from a national... more »»

How George Washington Became Civil War Spoil

July 13, 2014 Editor’s Note: This article is part of an occasional series on the Civil War sesquicentennial provided by members of the Wheeling Civil War 150 Committee. more »»

Wheeling Police Force Larger Than Most Cities of Same Size

July 12, 2014 WHEELING — Across the United States, only 13 cities with 30,000 or fewer residents employ more sworn police officers than Wheeling’s 83 budgeted positions, according to figures compiled by the FBI. more »»



July 13, 2014 Grace J. Kindelberger, 101, of Warwood, died peacefully on July 9, 2014 at Liza’s Place. more »»


July 13, 2014 Ronald O’Neal Eddy, 81, of Paden City, WV passed away peacefully on Friday, July 11, 2014 at Liza’s Place in Wheeling, W. more »»


July 13, 2014 Victoria ‘Vickey’ Lynn Muth Anderson, 58, of Dallas, WV, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in the Wheeling Hospital. more »»


July 13, 2014 David Lee Drake, 80, of Moundsville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Liza’s Place, Wheeling. He was born October 3, 1933 in Glen Dale, WV son of the late Marion Sr. and Ethel Grimm Drak. more »»


July 13, 2014 Bernard F. Brosky, 95, of Wheeling, WV, died Monday, July 7, 2014, in Wheeling Hospital. He was born June 16, 1919 in Wheeling, a son of the late Frank and Martha Welch Brosky. more »»


Comic books popularity spans generations

July 13, 2014 BRIDGEPORT — Those who believe comic books are meant just for children need only visit Hobby’s Inc. in Bridgeport to realize how wrong they are. more »»

Cameron Students Learn Art Of Butchering in Meat Lab

July 13, 2014 CAMERON — The new Cameron High School building has been praised for many of its unique aspects, but one of its best kept secrets is the state-of-the-art meat lab tucked away in the back of the... more »»

Jury Delivers Verdict in Eleven Minutes

July 12, 2014 It took an Ohio County jury 11 minutes on Thursday to find Heyward Bazar guilty of a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a Nov. more »»

Pharmacy Computer Data Leads Police to Meth Laboratory

July 12, 2014 A local pharmacy purchase is what led the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department to active meth labs in Scio on Wednesday night, thanks to The National Precursor Log Exchange or NPLEx. more »»

Stolen Bikes Piling Up For Police at W.Va. Penitentiary

July 12, 2014 In a city-owned storage room on the grounds of the West Virginia Penitentiary are several large piles of rusting, unclaimed stolen bicycles the Moundsville Police Department has recovered over the... more »»


Police Force Cut Is Not Excessive

July 13, 2014 Wheeling has substantially more police officers than cities of comparable size, both in West Virginia and nationall. more »»

Improving Math Education in W.Va.

July 13, 2014 One more study showing solid education in mathematics and science is important in finding a good job has been released by the U.S. Department of Education. more »»

Trim Ohio County Schools Tax Rate

July 13, 2014 New Ohio County Board of Education President Shane Mallett said last week his priorities include pay raises for school employees — and reducing tax rates. That is quite a combinatio. more »»

Johnson Plan Vital for Jobs

July 12, 2014 U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, is painfully aware of the damage done by runaway government of the type favored by President Barack Obama. more »»

Get Truth About VA in Clarksburg

July 12, 2014 Something is badly wrong at the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Clarksburg, W.Va. The question is, what? Both U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V. more »»

Local Columns

Highlands Needs A Tamarack

July 13, 2014 Cabela’s pulls an enormous number of travelers off Interstate 70 to spend money, sometimes lots of it, here in Ohio County. more »»

Frustration With Government Increasingly Prevalent

July 13, 2014 Who will voice what many Americans are thinking today? Is fear of an oppressive central government reaching a tipping point? These questions were at least partially answered for me during a... more »»

Discount Package Being Offered

July 13, 2014 The “Adventure Begins Here!” promotion spearheaded by the Marshall County Tourism committee is doing very well. more »»

Obama Favorite Backs Tennant

July 12, 2014 One wonders how Natalie Tennant could have put herself in a worse position. more »»

Concrete Pillows For Their Heads

July 12, 2014 The usual drive into downtown Wheeling takes me down Main Street where I turn west onto 12th Street and head toward the Ohio River. more »»


Practice Round Not Necessary

July 13, 2014 WHEELING — Practice round? Owen Elliott doesn’t need a practice round. One of the best-known golf axioms holds that course knowledge goes a long way to winning a golf tournament. more »»

‘Fantastic’ Linemen for W.Va. All-Stars

July 13, 2014 B.J. Depew spends a lot of his time watching film of offensive and defensive linemen. more »»

Brazil Beat Again

July 13, 2014 BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday. more »»

Germany Wants History And Title Win

July 13, 2014 RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — No European team has ever won a World Cup played in the Americas. Just one more source of motivation for Germany ahead of today’s final against Argentina. more »»

WAHA Marks 20 Years On Ice

July 13, 2014 WHEELING — Hockey has been around the “Friendly City” long before the Wheeling Thunderbirds (now Nailers) came to the Ohio Valley. more »»

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