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Wheeling Jesuit University to Hold Public Discussion on Ohio River Fracking

January 30, 2015 WHEELING -- Fracking under the Ohio River will be the topic for discussion with a number of local and state legislators, environmental experts and Gastar Exploration representatives during a forum... more »»

Blue Racer: $30B In Infrastructure Needed

January 30, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Not being able to load ethane onto the ATEX Express because the Blue Racer Natrium plant’s connection remains shut down following the pipeline’s Monday explosion is only one of the... more »»

24,000 Ethane Barrels Burned

January 30, 2015 FOLLANSBEE — Nearly 24,000 barrels of Marcellus and Utica shale ethane burned five acres of Brooke County woodland when the 20-inch ATEX Express pipeline exploded Monday, federal investigators... more »»

Obama: Now Is Time To Spend

January 30, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring an end to “mindless austerity,” President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress to throw out the sweeping budget cuts both... more »»

GOP Trying to Stymie Manchin

January 30, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — As U.S. Sen. more »»

Repeal Of Common Core Bill Unveiled

January 30, 2015 CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate has taken the first step away from national Common Core education standards with a bill to prohibit its use in state schools. Sen. more »»

Senate Passes Keystone Bill

January 30, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the... more »»

Pill Ring Organizer Schultz Gets Eight Years in Prison

January 30, 2015 WHEELING— Brian Schultz wiped tears from his eyes and his voice cracked Thursday as he apologized to U.S. more »»

Bruises, Burns: Boy Dead

January 29, 2015 STEUBENVILLE —Two-year-old Nicolas Wolfe was found dead in his Mingo Junction home on Wednesday. His body was covered in bruises and the tops of his feet were burned. more »»

WLU President Accused of 13 Ethics Violations

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 »»

Newell: ‘Won’t Respond To Garbage’

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 »»

Budget Cuts Would Hurt Health Right

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 »»

Mercer Backs Health Boards

January 29, 2015 WHEELING — Dr. 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 »»

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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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