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Extradition Will Be Appealed

April 24, 2014 WHEELING — Judge James Mazzone on Wednesday ordered Charles Severance be extradited back to Virginia — and then granted a stay of extradition to give defense attorneys time to file an appeal with th... more »»


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Labor Department Cuts Coal Dust Levels

April 24, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease. more »»

Murray Intends to Sue

April 24, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Murray Energy Corp. announced Wednesday its intent to sue the U.S. more »»

No Action Against Williams For Marshall Pipeline Blast

April 24, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Although the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection declared the April 5 Williams Energy natural gas pipeline rupture an “explosion” resulting in fire that scorched trees... more »»

Efforts Would Clear Prisons

April 24, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offe. more »»


Jack Hunter

April 24, 2014 HUNTER, Jack, 75, passed on April 17, 2014. Memorial service at Grove UPC Church, Middletown, PA, 11 a.m. on April 26, 2014. Private interment. more »»

Esther Wells

April 24, 2014 WELLS, Esther Rosalean “Rose,” 94, of Sistersville, WV, passed away April 22, 2014. She was born December 1, 1919, in Paden Fork, WV, a daughter of the late George Henry and Elva Billiter Henry. more »»

Arlene Querry

April 24, 2014 QUERRY, Arlene S., 76, of St. Clairsville, OH, died April 23, 2014. Visitation Friday 5 p.m. until service, at 7 p.m., at Kelly Kemp Braido & Patron Funeral Home, Bethesda, OH. more »»

Charles Kohler

April 24, 2014 KOHLER, Charles “Bud,” 85, of McMechen, WV, died Tuesday, April 22, 2013 in Peterson Rehabilitation Center. He was born May 7, 1928, in Wheeling, W.Va. more »»

Wilma Pyles

April 24, 2014 PYLES, Wilma Ruth II Timothy 4:7 (KJV) “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course; I have kept the faith.” Wilma R. more »»


Belmont County Looking to Lease

April 24, 2014 Belmont County just received a $3 million check for leasing the mineral rights to 406 acres of county-owned land, and now county commissioners are looking to lease the rights to another 426 acres a... more »»

WLU Holds Safety Summit at Oglebay

April 24, 2014 West Liberty University hosted major safety departments and first responders Wednesday at Wilson Lodge at Oglebay Resort, as it planned for critical incident scenarios to stay alert for possible... more »»

Boland Plans For New Pool

April 24, 2014 One year after a successful grassroots effort to open and maintain the Belleview Pool, Steubenville City Manager Tim Boland announced Tuesday the city will take over management and operational... more »»

Smoke Ban Has Enemies

April 24, 2014 Opponents of a proposed smoking ban for Hancock County are waging a public information campaign they hope will influence the county health board’s final decision. A group calling itself No2theBan. more »»

Paynter Arrested for Fleeing Police After Allegedly Assaulting Brother, Father

April 24, 2014 Andrew Larry Paynter, 34, was arrested Saturday after allegedly fleeing from law enforcement on an ATV after attacking his brother and father at their home. more »»


Minutes Count During Disasters

April 24, 2014 Amid all the questions, murky details and recriminations about the Jan. 9 chemical spill in Charleston, one thing is becoming crystal clear:?Minutes count in reacting to such disasters. more »»

Get Priorities Right On Medical Devices

April 24, 2014 Decisions on whether to allow sale of new medical devices that could save lives ought to have priority over those on, say, improved wheelchairs, right? That probably seems obvious to most people. more »»

Punishing Those Liable for Leak

April 23, 2014 By the time lawyers involved in the Freedom Industries bankruptcy are finished, the company’s assets may have vanished. more »»

Banishing ‘Gridlock’ To Save Young Lives

April 23, 2014 Much has been written of political bickering and “gridlock” in both state and federal governments. But sometimes, the politicians join hands to get important things done. more »»

Why the Delay On Obamacare Report?

April 23, 2014 President Barack Obama is bragging that 8 million Americans have signed up for Obamacare insurance. It would be nice if Americans could get some details on that — but they can’t. more »»

Local Columns

Crosses Not Harming Anyone

April 20, 2014 I suspect many people share my opinion about separation of church and state in America: Crosses on public property aren’t that big a deal. I could write a book about things that concern me more. more »»

Here’s How to Get Rid of Fear, Stress in Our Lives

April 20, 2014 In the last few weeks there have been numerous events that would make average men or women pull their hair wondering, “What’s going to happen next?” A plane has fallen out of the sky and over a mont... more »»

Grand Vue Park Celebrates 40th

April 20, 2014 Grand Vue Park will be observing its 40th anniversary on April 27 with an Open House from 1-5 p.m. more »»

Truly Sincere Gifts Are Anonymous

April 20, 2014 “Make certain you do not perform your religious duties in public so that people see what you do publicly, you will not have any reward from your Father in heave. more »»

Who Would Succeed Manchin?

April 19, 2014 No doubt some U.S. senators, both Democrats and Republicans, get tired of hearing Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., talk about how we do things in the Mountain State. The feeling is mutual, in a way. more »»


Stars Top Ducks To Even Series 2-2

April 24, 2014 DALLAS (AP) — Cody Eakin and Alex Goligoski scored 1:22 apart on Dallas’ first two shots in the third period and the Stars beat the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Wednesday in Game 4 of the... more »»

Nailers Put Stingrays on Brink

April 24, 2014 WHEELING — The South Carolina Stingrays have gotten progressively better each game during their Eastern Conference quarterfinal with the Wheeling Nailers. more »»

James, Heat Beat Bobcats

April 24, 2014 MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Miami Heat held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead... more »»

Pens Blow 3-Goal Lead

April 24, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22. more »»

Linsly Blanks River 10-0

April 24, 2014 WHEELING — River baseball coach Mark Romick will be the first to admit this season is a learning experience for his young team. more »»

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