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House Votes to Arm And Train Syrian Rebels

September 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House voted with reservation to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American... more »»


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House Votes to Arm And Train Syrian Rebels

September 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House voted with reservation to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American... more »»

Manchin Won’t Back Action

September 18, 2014 WHEELING — Sen. more »»

$2.9M Will Settle Spill

September 18, 2014 CHARLESTON (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a $2.9 million settlement that would benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in a January chemical spill. more »»

Many Endure Unwanted Care Near Death

September 18, 2014 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. more »»

Officials Mull Fewer Racing Days at West Virginia Tracks

September 18, 2014 CHARLESTON (AP) — The state Racing Commission could request legislation to drop the number of days racetracks need to hold live races under law. more »»



September 18, 2014 Betty Lou Heusel McFarland, 83, resident of Wheeling, W.Va., died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Liza’s Place. more »»


September 18, 2014 Richard Lee “Bubba” Cunningham, 54, of Cameron, WV, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014, at home. The family will gather for a bereavement dinner Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 5 p.m. more »»


September 18, 2014 Ralph Ice, 93, of New Martinsville, WV, went home to his Lord, Monday, September 15, 2014. Ralph was born March 31, 1921, in Smithfield, WV, son of the late Esten and Flossie Belle (Edwards) Ice. more »»


September 18, 2014 William “Billy” Wilkinson, 56, of New Martinsville died Tuesday. Visitation today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, New Martinsville, services Friday at 1 p.m. more »»


September 18, 2014 Sharon Anderson Mackey, 70, died September 5, 2014. Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Rice Ridge Cemetery with Pastor Ron McCoy officiating. more »»


Murder Case Set for Trial

September 18, 2014 The trial for a Burgettstown, Pa., man charged in the shooting death of Jason Lee Pratz is set for Nov. 17. more »»

WesBanco Supports Our Troops

September 18, 2014 WesBanco President and CEO Todd Clossin said his company is always open to hiring members of the military and supporting them in their times of nee. more »»

Linsly Students Earn AP Honors

September 18, 2014 Thirty-four Linsly students, including 15 from the graduated Class of 2014 and 19 from the Class of 2015, have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their... more »»

Stand Down Stands Up For Valley’s Veterans in Need

September 18, 2014 Homeless veterans who need help finding a place to live, a job and a health care checkup can get it during the Veteran Stand Down, the first event of its kind to be held in the Ohio Valley since the... more »»

Kappel Receives Taylor Liberal Arts Award

September 18, 2014 Gary H. Kappel, a history professor at Bethany College, has been named the recipient of the John R. Taylor Award in the Liberal Arts at the college, according to Bethany President Scott D. Miller. more »»

Wheeling's Comprehensive Plan

Download Wheeling's Draft Comprehensive Plan

August 26, 2014 Click the link to view and download the city's draft Comprehensive Plan. more »»

Reaction to Plan Comprehensive

August 26, 2014 WHEELING — The public got a chance Monday to take a closer look at city leaders’ vision for the next decade during a pair of meetings on the recently released draft of the city’s new comprehensive... more »»

Review Wheeling Plan Regularly

August 24, 2014 Several points in the proposed new comprehensive plan for Wheeling are sensible. If anything, attention to them is overdue. more »»

Plan Focuses on Quality, Not Quantity

August 24, 2014 WHEELING — It’s not your grandfather’s Wheeling anymore. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing, according to a draft of the city’s new comprehensive plan. more »»

Draft for Comprehensive Plan Out for Public View

August 21, 2014 WHEELING — A draft of Wheeling’s new comprehensive plan is now available for public view, but there’s plenty of work left to do before City Council can vote to adopt i. more »»


Drugs Behind Surge in Crime

September 18, 2014 West Virginians must know by now this is no longer the state in which most of us grew u. more »»

Expedite Purchase Of Dog for Police

September 18, 2014 Steubenville City Councilman Bob Villamagna deserves a pat on the back for not allowing a failure to communicate to stand in the way of taking a bite out of crim. more »»

War on Coal Accelerating

September 17, 2014 Closure of coal-fired power plants in response to Environmental Protection Agency regulations appears to be accelerating. more »»

Johnson Doing The Public’s Work

September 17, 2014 A Sept. 30 debate among candidates for the House of Representatives from Ohio’s 6th District will be of little value to voters because the incumbent, Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, will not be present. more »»

Aiding Overtaxed Local Prosecutors

September 17, 2014 Most of the time, county prosecuting attorneys are perfectly capable of handling criminal cases in their jurisdictions. Rarely do they find their offices’ resources strained. more »»

Local Columns

Campuses Good Places To Hide

September 14, 2014 Put yourself in the shoes of an Islamic terrorist bent on killing Americans here in the homeland. Getting in is no problem, thanks to our porous border. more »»

Senate Debate Should Include Mountain Party, Too

September 14, 2014 I have only met Shelly Moore Capito one time and she was quite pleasant. I hear she does a good job on constituent services, helping citizens with personal political problems. That is commenda. more »»

Registration Open for ‘Zombie Prison Break’ Run/Walk

September 14, 2014 Online registration for the Moundsville Zombie Prison Break 5K Run/Walk will be accepted through Friday. In addition, registration will be held from 7-8 a.m. on Saturday, the date of the event. more »»

Challenge for GOP Is Money

September 13, 2014 Two Northern Panhandle candidates — Pat McGeehan of Chester and Ryan W. Weld of Wellsburg — are key figures in the Republican strategy to take over the West Virginia House of Delegates this fall. more »»

A Long Day And Night

September 13, 2014 As I prepared for the Steelers and Ravens football game to kick off, I sat nervously on the sofa in our living room. I wanted it to be over — not the football game — the day, Sept. 11, 201. more »»


WVU’s Worley Accused Of Battery on a Female

September 18, 2014 MORGANTOWN — West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley turned himself into authorities and was taken into custody Wednesday after the sophomore was accused of grabbing a woman by her throat and shoving... more »»

Nobody Does It Quite Like Linsly’s Brubaker

September 18, 2014 WHEELING — During the past three decades Bill Brubaker has touched the lives of more than 1,000 young swimmers in the Ohio Valley. more »»

Park Shuts Out John Marshall, 9-0

September 18, 2014 GLEN DALE — Wheeling Park scored five goals in the first half and tacked on four more in the second to secure a 9-0 victory against John Marshall on Wednesday. more »»

Bucs Win In A Rout

September 18, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Wednesday night to maintain their grip on the second National League wil... more »»

Heasley Back In Saddle

September 18, 2014 After losing 49-14 against Caldwell, the Bridgeport Bulldogs will have another tough matchup as they face Paden City in Week . more »»

W.Va. News

WVU's Worley accused of battering woman

September 17, 2014 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University cornerback Daryl Worley has been arrested and accused of grabbing a woman around the neck and shoving her to the ground at a nightclub. more »»

W.Va. high court: take Mingo judge race off ballot

September 17, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia Supreme Court ruling says a Mingo County judge position improperly on the November ballot must be removed. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

September 17, 2014 Recent editorials from West Virginia... more »»

W.Va. makes big ginseng haul: valued at $180,000

September 17, 2014 BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia natural resources police say they have made 11 arrests and seized 190 pounds of dry ginseng that was illegally harvested. more »»

Appeals court in Virginia hears strip-search cases

September 17, 2014 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court heard arguments Wednesday on whether jailers should be allowed to strip search people who are arrested but still awaiting arraignment. more »»

Ohio News

Military: Soldier, civilian killed in Afghanistan

September 17, 2014 FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Military officials say a soldier based at Fort Bragg and a civilian worker for the Department of Defense have been killed in Afghanistan. more »»

Ohio prosecutors mull charges in ice bucket prank

September 17, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors are reviewing evidence to determine if charges should be filed against five northeast Ohio teenagers accused of dumping urine and tobacco over the head of an autistic bo... more »»

Ohio faces high prices for road salt this winter

September 17, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — A harsh winter and low inventory have driven up prices for road salt so much that the Ohio Department of Transportation will use an Indiana supplier to meet the needs of the state... more »»

Recovery of shipwreck gold, treasure done for year

September 17, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A salvage company says it's halting its search for gold and treasure from an 1857 shipwreck off the coast of South Carolina for the year. more »»

Mexican charged in Ohio in $9.6M investment scheme

September 17, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal authorities say a Mexican citizen who lived in the Cleveland area defrauded investors in four states in a $9. more »»

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