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Cops Get $2,000 Raise, Firefighters Only $400

July 3, 2015 WHEELING — Police officers in Wheeling received $2,080 annual pay raises last month as City Manager Robert Herron looks to alleviate the recruitment and retention problems that have been plaguing th... more »»

Pot Plants Found Near Martins Ferry

July 3, 2015 Compiled by Staff The Belmont County Drug Task Force followed up on a tip and made a significant drug discovery outside Martins Ferry on Thursday. more »»

Six Wheels Spin Two Big Smiles

July 3, 2015 BENWOOD — With school out for the summer, a bike ride around the neighborhood is an activity many children likely take for grante. more »»

Same-Sex Marriages Raise Many Issues

July 3, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — After a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage across the country, a local judge has detailed the ruling’s impact. more »»

Beast Brings Big Business

July 3, 2015 WHEELING — Local hotels and restaurants will provide both a temporary home and a plate to those attending this weekend’s Beast of the East baseball tournament, with the event also driving in revenue... more »»

Hispanic Leaders: GOP Must Condemn Trump

July 3, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party’s presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump, a businessman turned presidential... more »»

Cramer Sworn in As 2nd Circuit Judge

July 3, 2015 After an 18-year career as an attorney, Jeffrey D. Cramer was appointed as the new 2nd Circuit judge to serve in the vacancy left by retiring judge Mark Karl in March. more »»

Ohio Medicaid Plan Would Require Enrollees to Foot Some of the Bill

July 3, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio — About 1 million low-income Ohio residents could be required to pay a new monthly cost for Medicaid health coverage or potentially lose it under a Republican provision in the state... more »»

Obama Counterterror Policy Under Fire

July 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — At the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again. more »»

Man Accused in Harrison County Murder Arraigned

July 2, 2015 A man accused of killing a 26-year-old Dennison man was arraigned Tuesday in Harrison County Common Pleas Cour. more »»

Principals Seeking 3 Percent Pay Raise

July 2, 2015 By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — Ohio County Schools did very well on the most recent WESTEST 2 scores, and building principals are asking they be rewarded for this year’s accomplishments wit... more »»

City Approves Vague 2016 Budget Estimate

July 2, 2015 Martins Ferry City Council approved a budget estimate for fiscal 2016 on Wednesday without having an estimated dollar amount. more »»

Cuban Embassy Plan Draws Critics

July 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — Loud but hardly universal catcalls from Republicans underscored the obstacles and opportunities ahead as U.. more »»

EPA Rule Prompts Murray Lawsuit

July 2, 2015 WHEELING — The legal fight over the regulatory authority of President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency continued Wednesday as Murray Energy Corp. more »»

Top U.S. Diplomat in Line to Head Embassy

July 2, 2015 HAVANA — From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba’s defiance of the United State. more »»

Landfill Drill Waste Unlikely to Get in Water

July 2, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — A study by state regulators says it’s unlikely that significant amounts of untreated natural gas drilling waste in landfills will impact groundwater or surface water. more »»

Obama Aims to Fix Labor Rift

July 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — After the push for trade legislation ruptured relations between the White House and organized labor, President Barack Obama is embarking on something of a repair missio. more »»

Embassy Deal For U.S. And Cubans

July 2, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other’s capitals this month, marking a historic full... more »»

Kerry Consults U.S. Partners on Iran

July 2, 2015 VIENNA — High-level negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program entered their sixth day today after diplomats blew through a June 30 deadline and extended an interim accord by a week. As the U.N. more »»

Bush Likely Earned Less, Paid Higher Tax Than Clintons

July 2, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first presidential race since Democrats cast the GOP nominee as an out-of-touch millionaire, Republican Jeb Bush is aggressively flipping the script. more »»

Need a National Day? One Calendar Is Open

July 2, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson’s calendar, it’s also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued Spareribs Da. more »»

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