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River Lease Negotiations Continue Six Months Later

April 18, 2015 WHEELING — Six months after Gastar Exploration announced plans to frack for oil and natural gas under the Ohio River, the company still has not finalized the deal that would pay the West Virginia... more »»

 
 
 
Rectory Coming Down With Burned Church

April 18, 2015 BENWOOD — After carefully reviewing engineering reports regarding the S. more »»

Central Throws Kids a Pizza Party

April 18, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE — While the transition from SS. James and John School in Benwood to the former St. more »»

Beal Appeals Prison Term

April 18, 2015 WHEELING — An Irwin, Pa., man is appealing a one year jail sentence after pleading guilty Friday to a misdemeanor DUI causing death charge. more »»

Common Core Opt-Out Movement Gains Steam

April 18, 2015 ATLANTA — Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. more »»

Sales Helping Barbie Get Her Groove Back

April 18, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Things are finally looking up for Barbie. more »»

A Brush With Terror Recounted in Steubenville

April 17, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — It may seem simple, but Rebekah Gregory says she knows one thing for certain about life: It’s hard, and it can get harder. more »»

Man Shot On Wheeling Island

April 17, 2015 By FRED CONNORS Senior Staff Writer WHEELING—A Wheeling Island man was treated for non-life threatening wounds this morning after being shot in the leg in front of his home at 7 S. Penn Street. more »»

Line Break Has Yet To Be Found

April 17, 2015 GLEN DALE — Williams Energy contractors continue searching for the rupture in the 4-inch pipeline that spilled 132 barrels of Marcellus shale condensate in Marshall County’s Little Grave Creek last... more »»

West Liberty Names Search Team

April 17, 2015 WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University’s Board of Governors on Wednesday named a presidential search committee tasked with finding candidates to be the university’s next president. more »»

Beallsville School Set To Close ... Again

April 17, 2015 WOODSFIELD — The Switzerland of Ohio School Board on Thursday reaffirmed its decision to close Beallsville High School, invalidating the previous ruling and passing a new resolution to eliminate hig... more »»

Judges Doubtful On Climate Plan Challenges

April 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel expressed doubts Thursday about a legal challenge to the Obama administration’s far-reaching plan to address climate change. more »»

McKinley’s War Chest Is Well-Stocked

April 17, 2015 CHARLESTON — While considering a bid for governor, Republican U.S. Rep. David McKinley started the year by adding almost $154,000 to his federal campaign account. more »»

Murray Energy Deal to Acquire Foresight Stake Is Now Final

April 17, 2015 A week after altering a proposed deal to buy a stake of Foresight Energy, Murray Energy Corp. officials announced Thursday the deal is now complete. more »»

Wheeling Man Arrested in Teen Attack

April 16, 2015 WHEELING — A teenage girl who was allegedly assaulted Monday night identified her attacker while riding a school bus Tuesday afternoon. Police arrested James R. McCardle, 20, shortly after 1 p.m. more »»

Wheeling Island Grass Will Soon Be Greener

April 16, 2015 WHEELING — The grass soon will be greener on both sides of the field as Ohio County Schools makes preparations to replace the 11-year-old synthetic playing surface at Wheeling Island Stadium this... more »»

Climate Plan Faces Legal Test

April 16, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The centerpiece of the Obama administration’s effort to tackle climate change is facing a high-profile legal test as a federal appeals court considers a plan that has triggered... more »»

Search Committee Named To Find New West Liberty University President

April 16, 2015 WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University’s Board of Governors on Wednesday named a presidential search committee tasked with finding candidates to be the university’s next president. more »»

Benwood Gets A Bus Pass

April 16, 2015 WHEELING — Members of the Ohio Valley Regional Transportation Board won’t punish the city of Benwood for choosing not to put a 15 percent levy before voters last year as requested by the authority. more »»

House OKs Tweaks to Coal Ash Rules

April 16, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee approved a bill Wednesday granting states authority to regulate waste generated from coal burned for electricity, largely bypassing a federal rule issued last year. more »»

Min. Wage Is $70K at Seattle Firm

April 16, 2015 SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle CEO who announced that he’s giving himself a drastic pay cut to help cover the cost of big raises for his employees didn’t just make those workers happy. more »»

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April 13, 2015 In late 2010, members of the West Virginia Senate Democratic caucus voted to select a Senate president for the next term -- and one of the votes came electronically from the Middle East. more »

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