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W.Va. Senate Votes For Lower Prevailing Wage

February 13, 2015 CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate approved a modified version of its prevailing wage bill following several days of negotiations. more »»

Craft Beer Legislation Progresses in West Virginia Legislature

February 13, 2015 CHARLESTON — Legislation to ease regulations on the state’s burgeoning craft beer industry continues to move through the committee process in the House of Delegates. more »»

It’s Friday the 13th, With a Sequel in March

February 13, 2015 LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Get ready for superstition — times three. Today is the first of three Friday the 13ths this year. more »»

Wood County Ethane Cracker May Be Affected By Lower Prices

February 13, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Despite an Odebrecht executive’s comments that depressed natural gas prices may impact the company’s decision to build an ethane cracker plant in Wood County, area officials say the... more »»

Lung Cancer Screening Practices Noted at Ohio Valley Medical Center, East Ohio Regional Hospital

February 13, 2015 WHEELING — The Ohio Valley’s rates of all cancers are 38 percent higher than the national average, with lung cancer among the top five cancers that sicken residents, said Kelly Bettem, vice presiden... more »»

Pedestrian Killed on I-70 in Belmont County at Bridgeport Exit

February 12, 2015 BRIDGEPORT — The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 from the Wheeling Tunnel to Ohio 214 were closed for more than four hours this morning after what police are saying was a fatal accident involving a... more »»

Wheeling's Ohio Valley Medical Center Named Screening Center of Excellence by Lung Cancer Alliance

February 12, 2015 From Staff Reports WHEELING — The Ohio Valley’s rates of all cancers are 38 percent higher than the national average, with lung cancer among the top five cancers that sicken residents, Kelly Bettem,... more »»

Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Wetzel County

February 12, 2015 PROCTOR — Federal Aviation Administration officials were expected today in Wetzel County where a small plane made an emergency landing Wednesday afternoon near an active gas well pad along W.Va. more »»

Ethane Pipeline to Reopen Friday in Brooke County

February 12, 2015 FOLLANSBEE — Even though investigators remain unsure of the cause of a fire on an ATEX Express along Archer Hill Road in Brooke County last month, the company plans to restart pumping ethane Friday. more »»

Congress Clears Keystone XL Bill

February 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Republican-led Congress approved a bill Wednesday to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the... more »»

Powerball Jackpot at Half-Billion

February 12, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say the Powerball jackpot has risen to an estimated $500 million, which would make it the fifth largest lottery prize in U.S. histor. more »»

West Virginia House of Delegates Passes Fetal Pain Bill

February 12, 2015 CHARLESTON — A bill banning abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy was approved Wednesday by the House of Delegates and will now be taken up by the Senate. more »»

West Virginia Lawmakers Approve Heroin Overdose Treatment Bill

February 12, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers have approved a bill to let first responders, friends and family administer potentially life-saving medication to people overdosing on opioids, including... more »»

West Virginia House of Delegates Approves Alternative Teacher Certification Bill

February 12, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia House lawmakers have approved a bill opening up teacher certification to more people without education degrees. more »»

Obama: Islamic State ‘Going to Lose’ Against U.S.

February 12, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing that Islamic State forces are “going to lose,” President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to authorize military action against terrorists who are cutting a swath... more »»

City of Wheeling Takes East Wheeling Building Owner Baynes to Court

February 11, 2015 WHEELING — City officials have taken Darryl Baynes, owner of the former Clay School in East Wheeling, to municipal court over code violations at the long-vacant building. more »»

Sen. Ryan Ferns of Wheeling Continues Vaccine Bill Push in Legislature

February 11, 2015 WHEELING — A bill regarding vaccine rules related to children entering school is still alive in the West Virginia Senate. Sen. more »»

West Virginia House Passes Alternative Teaching Measure

February 11, 2015 CHARLESTON — The House of Delegates passed a bill Tuesday allowing for an alternative certification of teachers. more »»

GOP Starts Push for Drug Testing Welfare Recipients

February 11, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Republican lawmakers are asking to require some drug testing of welfare recipients, while tailoring efforts to be less all-encompassing than the program struck down a... more »»

White House Wants To Fight Islamic State

February 11, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House circulated a proposal Tuesday to authorize the Pentagon to fight Islamic State terrorists without an “enduring offensive combat” role, an ambiguous phrase designed... more »»

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