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Natural Gas Leaking Into Creek

September 20, 2014 NEW MARTINSVILLE — Although a faulty Columbia Pipeline Group connection continues leaking natural gas into Wetzel County’s Fishing Creek, company officials believe this poses no threat to the... more »»


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Natural Gas Leaking Into Creek

September 20, 2014 NEW MARTINSVILLE — Although a faulty Columbia Pipeline Group connection continues leaking natural gas into Wetzel County’s Fishing Creek, company officials believe this poses no threat to the... more »»

Shelley Moore Funeral Is Today

September 20, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — West Virginians are remembering the state’s longest serving first lady, Shelley Riley Moore, as she is laid to rest this morning in Moundsville. The former first lady died Sept. 1. more »»

Four Hurt at Axiall

September 20, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Four people were injured Friday following an accident at the Axiall Corp. Natrium Plant along W.Va. 2. Tony Ventry, senior counsel for labor and employment for Axiall Corp. more »»

More Police Reading Plates

September 20, 2014 LOS ANGELES — A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S. more »»

Political Benefit Lacking In Fight

September 20, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a political rule of thumb that the public often rallies behind the president when the country faces peril from abroa. more »»



September 20, 2014 Dorothy Hughes Durbin, 92, of West Alexander, Pa., died Wednesday, September 17, 2014, in the TownView Health and Rehabilitation Center, Canonsburg, Pa. Friends will be received from 5-9 p.m. more »»


September 20, 2014 Nancy Ellen Burke, 79, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Friday, September 19, 2014, in Liza’s Place, Valley Hospice Care Center South, Wheelin. more »»


September 20, 2014 Paul Reed, 73, of Cadiz died Thursday. Visitation Monday 11 a.m. until service at 1 p.m. at St. James A.M.E. Church, Cadiz. Arrangements by Clark Kirkland Funeral Home. more »»


September 20, 2014 Joseph D. Maxwell, 87, died Friday, September 16, 2014. Arrangements by Heslop Funeral Home, Martins Ferry, OH. more »»


September 20, 2014 Sara Everly, 90, of Moundsville died Thursday, September 18, 2014, at home. Arrangements are pending at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, Bethlehem/Wheeling. more »»


County’s Juvenile Drug Court Opens

September 20, 2014 The newly created Ohio County Juvenile Drug Court will give offenders a second, third, fourth or, in some cases, more chances to resolve their addiction problems without going to jail. more »»

Lawyer Has License Suspended

September 20, 2014 The West Virginia Office of Disciplinary Counsel has suspended the law license of Wheeling defense attorney Richard Hollandsworth for 90 days, effective Thursday. more »»

Mural Unveiled at ‘Madison Square Garden’ Schoolyard

September 20, 2014 Madison Elementary School Principal Walt Saunders hopes a splash of color is just what’s needed to re-ignite a stalled project. more »»

Indicted Man Pleads Innocent in Weirton Bomb Case

September 20, 2014 A man indicted by the Hancock County grand jury for allegedly placing three bombs around the Weirton Municipal Building in May had his first hearing in Hancock County Circuit Court this week. more »»

NAACP To Honor Pitts Siblings

September 20, 2014 The NAACP will host their second annual Wheeling Branch Freedom Fund Banquet, where they honor Rosie, Connie and Donald Pitts for their work in the communit. 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 »»


Shelley Moore: Grace and Class

September 20, 2014 Shelley Moore fulfilled the role of West Virginia’s first lady beautifully for 12 years. But the public life in which she excelled never came first for her. more »»

Pursuing Plans For I-68, W.Va. 2

September 20, 2014 For many years, community leaders from throughout the upper Ohio Valley have pushed hard for completion of a long-range plan to upgrade the entire length of W.Va. more »»

Byrd Was Right About Constitution

September 19, 2014 Editor’s Note: This editorial appeared originally in The Messenger of Fort Dodge, Iowa. That newspaper’s editor shared it with us because of its tribute to the late Sen. Robert C. more »»

WVU Coach Correct To Suspend Player

September 19, 2014 Cornerback Daryl Worley has been a starter in all three West Virginia University football games this season. You will not see him in the lineup Saturday against Oklahoma, however. more »»

End Resurgence Of ‘Black Lung’

September 18, 2014 No doubt a new report on coal miners’ pneumoconiosis — black lung disease — will result in a flurry of recriminations as those on all sides of the issue attempt to place blame for a resurgence in... more »»

Local Columns

Tennant Future Prospects Dim

September 20, 2014 Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., is well on her way to becoming West Virginia’s next U.S. senator. Her campaign is the stuff of which most politicians can only dream. more »»

An Appeal To the Auto Companies

September 20, 2014 I yelled at your son today. Actually I screamed loudly out my car window at him. And I won’t apologize either. more »»

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 »»


Red Devils Keep The Streak Alive

September 20, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It started out with an offensive explosion with both St. Clairsville and Martins Ferry scoring quickly on their respective opening drives. more »»

Linsly Dominates Central

September 20, 2014 WHEELING — Through its first two games there wasn’t much that went right for coach B.J. Depew’s Linsly football team. more »»

Monarchs Pour It On, Win 49-20

September 20, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — The entire premise of John Marshall’s simple, yet effective offense is to wear down the opposition and in the words of Coach Rick Goodrich, ‘‘strip them of their dignit. more »»

Park Falls On Hawks’ Turf

September 20, 2014 MORGANTOWN — Rumors of University’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Wheeling Park learned that firsthand Friday night on the Hawks’ home turf. more »»

Buckeye Local Falls Shy Of Upsetting Creek, 19-12

September 20, 2014 RAYLAND — It has been an emotional week for Buckeye Local’s football team and coming together for a game Friday night was going to be a major task for its players and coaches to complete. more »»

W.Va. News

Lime linked 23,000 dead fish in W.Va. river

September 19, 2014 DAVIS, W.Va. more »»

Va. businessman gives to his alma mater, WVU

September 19, 2014 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Virginia businessman Fred Tattersall is giving $1 million to West Virginia University to help business students dig out from their college debt. more »»

US rig count unchanged at 1,931

September 19, 2014 HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. more »»

4 killed in crash in southern West Virginia

September 19, 2014 DANVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Police in Boone County say an accident involving a pickup truck has killed four people, including two children. more »»

Ohio News

Ohio turnpike construction projects wind down

September 20, 2014 BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio turnpike officials say this year's construction projects are winding down. more »»

Ohio military, overseas voters to get fall ballots

September 20, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Elections officials in Ohio will start mailing absentee ballots Saturday to registered military and overseas voters who have requested one. more »»

Motorcyclist killed in crash in northern Ohio

September 20, 2014 SEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a Seville man died after his motorcycle crossed the center line of a road in northern Ohio and was struck by an oncoming vehicle. more »»

Layoffs postponed for Ohio uranium plant cleanup

September 19, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A funding measure approved this week by Congress would at least postpone hundreds of layoffs for workers handling decontamination and decommissioning of a Cold War-era uranium... more »»

Ohio creator of Slush Puppies dead at age 74

September 19, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. more »»

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