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Giving Track Racing Flexibility

August 20, 2014 Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort in Chester remains a profitable business, but a substantial dropoff in revenue has prompted company officials to look for ways to cut costs. more »»


August 20, 2014 Julian Nicholas “Jude” Miller, 89, of Proctor, WV, died Monday, August 18, 2014 in Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, W. more »»

Dumping Drilling Mud in Landfills

August 20, 2014 Local and state officials are right to be cautious about West Virginia landfills accepting “drilling mud” from the gas and oil industry. more »»


August 20, 2014 Susan K. Hawk Elder, 67, of Wheeling, formerly of Doddridge County and Moundsville, WV, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV. more »»

The Ferguson Melodrama

August 20, 2014 Even if the police in Ferguson, Missouri, are the brutal occupying force alleged by the protestors there, what do local shop owners have to do with it? In the wake of the police shooting of... more »»


August 20, 2014 Betty June Flowers Lofton, 93, of Bethlehem, WV, passed Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling, WV. more »»

Cameras & More Cameras: A Tech-Age Force for Justice

August 20, 2014 The Ferguson, Missouri police department released convenience store surveillance tape that showed Michael Brown allegedly stealing some cigars minutes before he was shot by a police officer. more »»


August 20, 2014 Taden Wayne Siburt, 2, of Wheeling, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 16, 2014 in Moundsville as the result of an accident. more »»

A Little Filth to Go With Your Government

August 20, 2014 Yes, the Democrats are that desperate. more »»


August 20, 2014 Thomas “Tom” L. Dobbs, 69, of Linden Ave., Moundsville, WV, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at OVMC. He was born May 12, 1945 in Wheeling, WV, the son of the late Chester H. more »»


August 20, 2014 Jean Phillips Smith, 87, of Elm Grove passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Wheeling Hospital. She was born in Wheeling, WV, April 1, 1927, a daughter of the late Bruce and Texie Moore Phillips. more »»


August 20, 2014 Maxine A. McCreary, 86, of Wheeling, WV, died Monday, August 18, 2014 at Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital and Geriatric Cente. more »»


August 20, 2014 Robert Glenn Phillips. Bob was born on December 18, 1941 and peacefully passed away on August 16, 2014 at Liza’s Place, Wheeling. more »»


August 20, 2014 Catherine Jane Horstman, 52, of New Athens, died Monday. Visitation Thursday 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at Borkoski Funeral Home in Cadiz, Ohio. Service Friday, 11 a.m. more »»


August 20, 2014 Russell S. Evans, 87, of Weirton, WV, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Visitation Thursday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home Inc., Weirton, WV, with funeral Friday at 11 a.m. more »»


August 20, 2014 Lula Toney, 96, of Hopedale, died Monday. Visitation Thursday 5-8 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, where service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. more »»

Funerals Today

August 20, 2014 Pamela Dodson — 10 a.m., Vineyard Church, Wheeling. James Henthorn — 11 a.m, St. Marys Catholic Church, St. Clairsville. Bruce Lodge — 8 p.m. Watters Funeral Home Woodsfield. John Sargent — 10 a.m. more »»

Today in History

August 20, 2014 Today is Wednesday, August 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the yea. more »»

Keep Buckeye Schools Open

August 19, 2014 Strikes by most government employees, including those at public schools, should not be permitted. Yet, even in places where they are illegal, they occur. more »»

Guarding Against Drugged Drinks

August 19, 2014 If you are sending your son or daughter off to college this month, you may well take leave of them by urging, “Study hard — and be careful.” Unfortunately, there is much about which to worry. more »»

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