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Fire Reported at Wheeling Hospital

February 5, 2016 Wheeling firefighters are battling a fire on the third floor of Wheeling Hospital. The floor is being evacuated while crews work to clear the smoke. No injuries have been reported. more »»


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Fire Reported at Wheeling Hospital

February 5, 2016 Wheeling firefighters are battling a fire on the third floor of Wheeling Hospital. The floor is being evacuated while crews work to clear the smoke. No injuries have been reported. more »»

West Virginia Lawmakers OK Right to Work Legislation

February 5, 2016 CHARLESTON — Dealing blows to organized labor, West Virginia’s Republican-led Legislature cleared proposals Thursday to repeal the state’s prevailing wage for public construction jobs and make the... more »»

Truck Accidents Keep Ohio Valley First Responders Busy

February 5, 2016 WHEELING —Reports of accidents involving large trucks related to the Marcellus and Utica shale industry continue, as a tractor-trailer carrying propane crashed along U.S. more »»

Ohio County Board of Education Will Reconsider Superintendent Dianna Vargo's Contract

February 5, 2016 WHEELING — Ohio County Board of Education members will discuss Monday whether to reverse their decision not to renew Superintendent Dianna Vargo’s contract. The board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. more »»



February 5, 2016 Martha Jean (McCardle) Koonce, of Fork Ridge, Moundsville, WV, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Acuity Care, Wheeling, WV. more »»


February 5, 2016 Nick Trolley, 79, of Shadyside, Ohio passed away on Monday February 1, 2016 with his family by his side. more »»


February 5, 2016 Janet Marie Pyle, 76, of Petersburg, WV and formerly of West Liberty, WV died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at her home in Petersbur. more »»


February 5, 2016 Elizabeth Patricia Mirandy Sipos, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, in Good Shepherd Nursing Home. more »»


February 5, 2016 Laura Geneva LaCava Barker, 95, of Wheeling, WV, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at her residence. more »»


Ousted Bellaire Councilman Takes Aim at Piatt

February 5, 2016 Bellaire Village Council last month vacated the council seat belonging to Dan Brown, and now Brown says that action wasn’t legal because one member who voted to oust him isn’t himself a certified... more »»

Fairness in W.Va. Discussed at Wheeling Jesuit University Panel

February 5, 2016 Wheeling Jesuit University’s Appalachian Institute hosted a panel discussion concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in West Virginia at the university’s recital hall Thursday... more »»

New Steubenville City Manager ‘Ready To Work’

February 5, 2016 Jim Mavromatis said he was ready to go to work immediately after being announced Wednesday as Steubenville’s next city manager. more »»

Teachers’ Union Could Issue Strike Notice in Woodsfield

February 5, 2016 Members of the Switzerland of Ohio Education Association authorized the union’s negotiating team to call for a strike if it cannot reach a labor agreement with the board of education. more »»

Wheeling Attorney Sheehan Files to Run for Ohio County Prosecutor Seat

February 5, 2016 Wheeling attorney Martin Sheehan has filed as a Republican to challenge Ohio County Prosecutor Scott Smith. Sheehan served as an assistant U.S. more »»


Keeping Watch Against Crime

February 5, 2016 If you see something, say something. It is advice given most often in connection to Islamic terrorism. Area residents are battling a kind of domestic terrorism, however. more »»

Ohioans Voting With Checkbooks

February 5, 2016 While most attention to politics was focused on this week’s Iowa caucuses for presidential candidates, an important story unfolded in Ohio. more »»

Reining in N. Korea

February 5, 2016 Less than a month ago, North Korea tested a powerful long-range missile. U.S. more »»

Reconsidering PILOT Breaks

February 5, 2016 There are plenty of places in the Ohio Valley where construction of a gas-fired power plant would be feasible, the developer of one planned for Marshall County reminded county commissioners many... more »»

Pessimistic Outlook On Budget Realistic

February 5, 2016 Bleeding in the state government budget appeared to slow a bit last month — but that is no reason for optimism. Gov. more »»

Local Columns

How Birds Deal With Storms

January 31, 2016 In the aftermath of last week’s winter storm, many readers wondered how birds survive snowstorms and frigid temperatures. more »»

There Is ‘Odor Of Ignorance’

January 31, 2016 Tyler County educators face a variety of challenges, and they know it. Getting into the 21st century is not one of them, however. more »»

Making the Test Matter to Students in W.Va.

January 31, 2016 Here we go again. more »»

Some Enjoyed the Snow, While Others Did Not

January 31, 2016 Officially on the Ballot Ryan Ferns isn’t running for anything this year — he’s still got two years remaining on his state Senate term — but he recently was seen filing paperwork at the West Virgini... more »»

John Marshall High School Renovations Are Detailed

January 31, 2016 Moundsville Lions Club members had an opportunity this past Tuesday to learn of the renovations at John Marshall High School, along with what is still to be done as part of the $37 million project. more »»


Magnolia Boys handle Bishop Donahue

February 5, 2016 McMECHEN — If you go down the list, there isn’t anything Preston Boswell hasn’t done in his prep basketball career. more »»

St. C. Defeats Linsly, 66-51

February 5, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Kim Clifford looks at the basketball season as a journey. His S. more »»

Shadyside Wins Mat Crown

February 5, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — For the second time in two nights, the Shadyside wrestling team has returned to Belmont County with championship hardwar. more »»

JM Girls Pound Potters

February 5, 2016 MOUNDSVILLE — It was a productive 24 hours for John Marshall’s girls’ basketball team. more »»

Bellaire School Gets It Right

February 5, 2016 BELLAIRE — The beauty of sports is that often times you get a second chance. The Bellaire Board of Education received such an opportunity. The board got it right the second time around. more »»

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