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Obama Vows to Veto EPA Cuts

November 18, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is issuing veto threats against House Republican legislation that places new reporting requirements on the Environmental Protection Agency. more »»

Gay Marriage Flip-Flop Could Sting Portman

November 18, 2014 LEBANON, Ohio — For better or for worse, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman’s political future has become tied to same-sex marriage. more »»

Gas Well Is a Monster

November 17, 2014 BELMONT — Company records show Rice Energy’s “Bigfoot” Utica Shale well in central Belmont County produced about 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas over the last five months, meaning the mineral... more »»

Bus Drivers Being Drawn Away

November 17, 2014 WELLSBURG — Brooke County Commissioner Tim Ennis retired after 34 years as a school bus driver last year, but he has been working almost every day since then as a substitut. more »»

Beheadings Described As ‘Pure Evil’

November 17, 2014 BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has beheaded Peter Kassig, releasing a video Sunday showing a masked militant standing over the severed head of a man it said was the former U.S. more »»

Ruling Awaited For Future of Keystone XL Pipeline in Neb.

November 17, 2014 LINCOLN, Neb. — Congress is suddenly scrambling to vote on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the fate of the oft-delayed $. more »»

Child Homelessness on the Rise in U.S.

November 17, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO— The number of homeless children in the U.S. more »»

Weese Sentenced In Lough Extortion

November 17, 2014 WHEELING — Jason Kirkland Weese, 31, of East Liverpool, who along with his wife Rachaelle extorted more than $1 million from a former Bethany College employee, will serve 63 months in prison for hi... more »»

Off-Duty Police Officer Fatally Shot at Ohio Pub

November 17, 2014 AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An off-duty officer was fatally shot early Sunday at a pub in northeast Ohio after he approached a patron described as “unruly” who was carrying a firearm, police said. more »»

Sunday Sit-Down: West Virginia GOP Chairman Conrad Lucas

November 16, 2014 Editor's note: It's been more than 80 years since Republicans have had any control in the West Virginia House and Senate. Come January, the GOP will control both chambers. more »»

Williams Lea Setting Tone for New Wheeling

November 16, 2014 WHEELING — There’s a sense of optimism in Wheeling these days, one that hasn’t been noticeable in some time. more »»

Royalty Payments Can Be Huge, But Will Vary

November 16, 2014 WHEELING — At a daily production clip of 46. more »»

Man Claims Rights Denied

November 16, 2014 By FRED CONNORS Senior Staff Writer WHEELING — Wheeling attorney Thomas F. more »»

Health Law Sign-Up Season Begins Again

November 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — The second sign-up season under President Barack Obama’s health overhaul opened Saturday, with hopes that this time consumers will have a positive experience. more »»

Coal Exec’s Image Looms in Blast Case

November 16, 2014 CHARLESTON — Facing criminal charges in the deadliest U.S. coal mine disaster in four decades, ex-coal baron Don Blankenship has fallen silent for the first time in a while. more »»

From House Fire To Street Geyser

November 15, 2014 WHEELING — Bob Contraguerro called the city water department when he noticed water bubbling up through the pavement in front of his South Wheeling business. more »»

Sex Offender's Requirements Cut

November 15, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Ma’Lik Richmond’s sexual offender reporting requirements were cut in half Friday following a hearing in Jefferson County Juvenile Court. more »»

Shift In Leaders To Affect Interims

November 15, 2014 CHARLESTON — State legislators will gather next week for three days of interim committee meetings, but a pending shift in leadership means some of those meetings may not accomplish muc. more »»

Lower Oil Price Helping Nature?

November 15, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Deepwater drilling rigs are sitting idle. Fracking plans are being scaled back. Enormous new projects to squeeze oil out of the tar sands of Canada are being shelved. more »»

House Sends Pipeline Bill To the Senate

November 15, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress inched closer Friday to a possible showdown with President Barack Obama over the Keystone XL oil pipeline as the Republican-led House approved the project. more »»

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