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Buckeye Back-to-School Tax Holiday Heads to Kasich

December 15, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio back-to-school shoppers would get a three-day reprieve from Ohio’s sales tax under a bill headed to Gov. John Kasich’s desk. more »»

CIA Report Revives Legal Debate on Interrogation

December 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — When the CIA sought permission to use harsh interrogation methods on a captured al-Qaida operative, the response from Bush administration lawyers was encouraging, even clinical. more »»

Ohio Valley's Battle Against Heroin

December 14, 2014 WHEELING — Brooke County Sheriff Chuck Jackson estimates as much as 80 percent of the crime he and his deputies deal with on a daily basis is tied to heroin addiction. more »»

The Long Road To Recovery

December 14, 2014 Editor’s Note: Heroin use has exploded in the Upper Ohio Valley over the past year, and with it has come overdoses, devastated families and community ruin. The epidemic led U.S. more »»

Wheeling PD Has 2 Minority Officers

December 14, 2014 WHEELING — Widespread unrest surrounding the deaths of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Mo. more »»

Senate Nears Approval on $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

December 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Senate unexpectedly cleared the way Saturday night for swift passage of a $1. more »»

WLU Graduates 169

December 14, 2014 WEST LIBERTY — Restlessness, focus and persistence — those are three characteristics Main Street Bank President told the 169 new West Liberty University graduates he wants them to display as they... more »»

Like Lower Gasoline Prices? Stations Do, Too

December 13, 2014 NEW YORK —î So you think you are finally getting one over on the gas stations as you pay well under $3 a gallon for the first time in four years? Guess again. more »»

Probation For Drug Dealer

December 13, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County Prosecutor Jeff Cramer did not mince words in expressing his displeasure with Circuit Judge Mark Karl’s decision to sentence a Pennsylvania woman to probation rather... more »»

Minimum Wage Hike on Jan. 1 In West Virginia

December 13, 2014 CHARLESTON — With higher wages for more than 100,000 workers will come unemployment for others when West Virginia’s minimum wage increases on Jan. more »»

Obama To Dems: Approve The Bill

December 13, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday urged the Senate to ratify a $1. more »»

Higher Prices and Shortages Pressure Islamic State in Iraq

December 13, 2014 BAGHDAD (AP) — Saadi Abdul-Rahman was recently forced to pull his three children out of school in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where Islamic State militants have ruled with an iron fist since June. more »»

Wheeling Park Entertains With ‘Festival of Sound’

December 12, 2014 WHEELING — Violins, steel drums, flutes and a chorus of beautiful voices and instruments brought the spirit of Christmas — and a visit from Santa Claus — to Wheeling Park High School Thursday. more »»

$320,000 Fine Is Issued

December 12, 2014 CADIZ — The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has fined MarkWest Energy $320,000 for discharging bentonite clay into eastern Ohio streams at least 19 times over 14 months beginning in September... more »»

Belardine Is Arrested For Probation Violation

December 12, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County officials on Thursday arrested Steubenville resident Matthew Belardine on a probation violation. more »»

Spending Bill Pits Obama Vs. Dems

December 12, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Swapping crisis for compromise, the House narrowly approved $1. more »»

Steubenville Panel Discusses Comprehensive Plan Progress

December 12, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Plans for a civic plaza on Market Street are in the early stages, but the debate over how it could impact downtown businesses is under way between Mayor Domenick Mucci and downtown... more »»

Senators OK Execution Drug Measure

December 12, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers on Thursday rushed to pass a lethal injection law meant to restart executions even as prosecutors who want a condemned child killer executed in February say... more »»

Laughlin Chapel Gets Visit From Pirates

December 11, 2014 WHEELING — Few 11-year-olds can say they’ve gotten advice from a Major League pitching coach, but budding Bronco League hurler Torrence Walker is now one of them. more »»

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