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Ethics Charges for WLU President

January 29, 2015 WHEELING — The West Virginia Ethics Commission has charged West Liberty University President Robin Capehart with using university resources to promote his film company’s 2011 movie “Doughboy. more »»

 
 
 
Female Workers Sue City of Parkersburg

January 29, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Five employees are suing the city, claiming a hostile work environment and sexual harassment as a result of an alleged affair between the mayor and finance director. more »»

Health Right May Lose $400,000

January 29, 2015 WHEELING — Wheeling Health Right would lose 40 percent of its yearly funding — about $400,000 — under the 2015 state budget proposed this month by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. more »»

Police: Stop Tracking Traps

January 29, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Sheriffs said Wednesday that Google’s popular Waze traffic app is making it harder to nab speeders, adding to earlier police complaints that a feature in the software that lets... more »»

Parents Urged To Discuss Alcohol Use With Children

January 29, 2015 WHEELING — Following the death of a West Virginia University student last fall, and subsequent findings that his blood alcohol level was more than six times the legal limit, local health officials... more »»

Charter Schools Considered

January 29, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — Stakeholders are giving lawmakers split opinions about possibly allowing public charter schools in West Virginia. more »»

Finance Dept. Workers File Lawsuit

January 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Five employees of the city’s Finance Department filed suit against the city Tuesday afternoon alleging a hostile work environment and sexual harassment involving a reported affair... more »»

Mayor Named In Ethics Complaint

January 28, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A complaint filed Tuesday with the West Virginia Ethics Commission alleges an anonymously distributed set of electronic files shows Mayor Bob Newell had an affair with the city finance... more »»

Two Heroin Deaths Reported Over Weekend in East Ohio

January 28, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — The heroin problem in the Ohio Valley doesn’t show signs of stopping, and Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla is scared of what the problem may look like five years from now. more »»

Systemic Flaws In Safety Oversight

January 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — Three powerful accidents in recent years highlight weaknesses in the oversight of how natural gas providers maintain the largest pipelines in their networks, accident investigators said... more »»

No Limits on Pipeline Location, No Inspection

January 28, 2015 WHEELING — Monday’s natural gas pipeline explosion in Brooke County led to the evacuation of two homes, with the flames’ heat buckling siding on one of the structures. more »»

With Fire Out, Answers Sought

January 28, 2015 FOLLANSBEE — While the flames are now extinguished, Enterprise Products investigators are working with federal officials to learn why the 20-inch diameter ATEX Express pipeline in Brooke County... more »»

Officials May Take Charge of Smoking Bans

January 28, 2015 WHEELING — Local health boards could see their authority to regulate smoking extinguished under a bill before the West Virginia Legislature. more »»

Ethane Pipeline Blast Creates Fireball

January 27, 2015 FOLLANSBEE — A 20-inch diameter ATEX Express pipeline ruptured Monday in Brooke County, creating flames visable for several miles. more »»

Teachers To Have Voice Heard

January 27, 2015 WHEELING — A group of West Virginia science teachers will get the opportunity to comment on amendments the state Board of Education made to standards on climate change instruction the teachers say... more »»

Weather Doesn’t Halt Blood Drive

January 27, 2015 WHEELING — Just because bad weather kept some Ohio Valley residents from donating during Monday’s American Red Cross Ohio Valley Media Day Blood Drive at WesBanco Arena, it doesn’t mean they’re off... more »»

Millions Bid To Drill In W.Va.

January 27, 2015 CHARLESTON — West Virginia officials have opened millions of dollars in bids to drill for oil and natural gas beneath state-owned lands, including waterways and a wildlife management area. more »»

Wicked Hard: Boston-to-Philly Corridor Braces for Storm

January 27, 2015 NEW YORK — More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds... more »»

Weather Scraps Dozens Of Flights out of Buckeye State

January 27, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dozens of flights out of Ohio airports have been scrubbed because of the winter weather sweeping into the northeastern United States. more »»

Once Everywhere, Parking Garages Meet Wrecking Ball

January 27, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) —î They were supposed to be saviors of downtown, drawing people by offering parking as plentiful as at any suburban shopping mall. more »»

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January 13, 2015 I like to bake a decent cupcake now and then and I have provided more than just a few for birthdays in the newsroom office. However, I have zero talent for decorating cakes, cookies or cupcakes. more »

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