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Drilling Boom Brings W.Va. to Fork in the Road

February 27, 2014 WHEELING — The way Senate President Jeff Kessler sees it, the natural gas boom has brought West Virginia to a crucial fork in the road — and it can’t afford to choose wrong this tim. more »»

Rising Flood Insurance Costs Could Affect Property Tax Base

February 27, 2014 WHEELING — Ohio County’s property tax base could take a major hit if Congress fails to act on either a delay or a change to the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act of 2012. more »»

Mid-Range Housing Needed

February 27, 2014 WHEELING — The Ohio Valley takes pride in its Victorian-era housing, but these homes may not prove cost effective or attractive enough to entice young families to relocate here, Ohio County... more »»

New Lodging Home to Many Workers

February 27, 2014 WHEELING — The Ohio Valley is on the road to becoming a “bedroom” community based on the number of additional hotel and motel facilities that have been built in the local region. more »»

Wharton, Stewart: Finances at The Highlands Solid

February 27, 2014 WHEELING — Ohio County Administrator Greg Stewart reports sales tax collections at The Highlands have remained strong in recent years even as other retail developments across the nation experienced ... more »»

Mayor: Cities Must Look Out for Themselves

February 27, 2014 WHEELING — As West Virginia continues down the path of giving its cities more authority to govern themselves, Wheeling Mayor Andy McKenzie believes the move toward more “home rule” is coming not a... more »»

Rooted in Growth: McKinley Carter Invests in Excellence

February 27, 2014 WHEELING — Strengthening roots while feeding healthy plans for growth are vital branches of one local company’s approach to serving clients. more »»

Municipal Sales Tax Starts Slow, Picking Up Steam

February 27, 2014 WHEELING — A new municipal sales tax in Wheeling has stumbled out of the gate, but recent figures show it may be picking up steam. more »»

Tax Changes In Place For 2013 Returns

February 27, 2014 WHEELING — A number of changes have taken place for the current tax season, and local accountants are urging taxpayers to be informe. more »»

Local Cities Deal With Funding Loss

February 27, 2014 MARTINS FERRY — Cities in the Buckeye State today find themselves having to provide more services with less money, but those in East Ohio hope oil and gas reserves under municipal properties provide... more »»

Fuel Finances With Proper Planning

February 27, 2014 WHEELING— As the gas industry continues to fuel the local economy, what does this mean for those who are reaping the financial rewards? For one thing, it means that planning for the future — not... more »»

It’s Never Too Early To Plan for Retirement

February 27, 2014 MARTINS FERRY — Retirement may seem like a distant dot on the horizon for people in their 20s, but it never hurts to start planning early. more »»

Despite Promise of Debt, Students Still Borrowing

February 27, 2014 WHEELING — As the national amount of student loan debt continues to soar past $1 trillion, local universities have not seen a decline in applications from interested students or the number of... more »»

Railroads Are Back on Track

February 27, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The railroads played a key role in the nation’s development. more »»

Touchstone Invests in Innovation

February 27, 2014 TRIADELPHIA— For a company that has produced a patent application every month for the last 10 years, Touchstone Research Laboratory’s intentional lack of a central focus on technology may come as a... more »»

Local Banks Provide Service As Well as Peace of Mind

February 27, 2014 While there are dozens of options customers have for banking, loans and other financial services, oftentimes a bank with local ties cannot only help in gaining access to loans but also provide... more »»

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