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Natural Gas Flare Lights Village’s Night

December 18, 2014 NEW ATHENS — Although the sun goes down early in December, residents of New Athens now get a constant orange glow through the night because of the natural gas flaring system at a nearby Hess Corp. more »»

New York to Ban Fracking

December 18, 2014 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits. more »»

Arizona Scuffle Leads to New Sentencing

December 18, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Matthew Belardine will be sentenced next week after he admitted to violating the probation he has been on for his involvement in the Steubenville rape case. more »»

Obama Pushes To Restore Cuban Ties

December 18, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money... more »»

Senate Will Take Up Coal Battle

December 18, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-K. more »»

Manchin Feels Obama Would Back EPA Limit

December 18, 2014 WHEELING — Sen. more »»

Oliver Luck Is Stepping Down at WVU

December 17, 2014 MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University Athletics Director Oliver Luck has accepted the newly created position of executive vice president of regulatory affairs with the NCAA, WVU President Gordon Gee... more »»

City Council Approves Sales Tax Increase

December 17, 2014 WHEELING — City Council members believe doubling the sales tax is the final piece of the puzzle to resolving severely underfunded police and fire pension plans, so they put the final piece of that... more »»

C-SPAN Visits City

December 17, 2014 WHEELING — Three vans bearing Washington, D.. more »»

Capito Joining Energy Panel

December 17, 2014 WHEELING — Republican Sen.-elect Shelley Capito will join Democrat Sen. more »»

Busack Vows to Repay Stolen Money

December 17, 2014 WHEELING — Testimony in federal court Tuesday showed Wheeling businessman Mark C. more »»

Pros & Cons of Common Core Weighed in W.Va. Statehouse

December 17, 2014 CHARLESTON — Advocates and critics of West Virginia’s Common Core education standards gathered Tuesday at the state Capitol Building to discuss the program’s future. more »»

Professionals Wanted: Islamic State Casts Wide Recruiting Net

December 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — As it looks to expand its territorial base across broad swaths of Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State group is recruiting for more than just fighters. more »»

Ex-Doctor Sent to Prison For Trading Drugs for Sex

December 17, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Former Tiltonsville physician Douglas Trubiano of S. more »»

Big Night for City Council

December 16, 2014 WHEELING — City Council is preparing to send 2014 out with a bang by approving major tax changes, financing a $5. more »»

Senators Criticize Spending Legislation

December 16, 2014 WHEELING — The $1.1 trillion spending bill that passed the Senate Saturday did so without much help from West Virginia and Ohio. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. more »»

Job Losses In The Millions

December 16, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — The United States has lost 3.2 million manufacturing jobs since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001. more »»

Taliban Kill 126 in School Siege

December 16, 2014 PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar today, killing 126 people, officials said, in the worst attack to hit the country in... more »»

Mountain State Lawmakers Eye Huttonsville Prison

December 16, 2014 CHARLESTON — Two lawmakers expressed concern Monday over employee fairness issues at the Huttonsville Correctional Center, and said those workers who brought the matter to their attention were... more »»

Manhunt Intensifies In Slaying

December 16, 2014 PENNSBURG, Pa. more »»

Triad Hunter, ODNR Working to Prevent Explosion After Monroe Well ‘Blowout’

December 16, 2014 SARDIS — Triad Hunter and state investigators continue working to determine how the company’s natural gas well on the Stalder pad in Monroe County began leaking Saturday, an event that led to the... more »»

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Ho Hos and To-Do Lists

December 2, 2014 Ho, ho, ho! Mmm... Hostess HoHos. ... Oh man, I’m the hostess for that party next weekend. more »

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