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WPHS Performing Arts Center Needs Work

July 15, 2014 WHEELING — Ohio County Board of Education members learned Monday night the J.B. Chambers Performing Arts Center at Wheeling Park High School has issues with storage, lighting and maintenance. more »»

Child Dies In Tyler House Fire

July 15, 2014 MIDDLEBOURNE — The Tyler County Sheriff’s Department and the state Fire Marshal continue investigating a blaze that left a child dead and three others injured early Monday. more »»

West Virginia Given Warning on Road Funding

July 15, 2014 CHARLESTON (AP) — Congress must put together a long-term highway and transit aid package or else it could cripple states like West Virginia that rely on federal funding for road and bridge projects,... more »»

Citigroup Will Pay $7 Billion in Probe

July 15, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General... more »»

Historic Facades

July 14, 2014 WHEELING — A plan two years in the making that would require property owners in the Centre Market area to conform to certain historic design guidelines when renovating their buildings has reached it... more »»

Meth Lab Bust Is Largest to Date

July 14, 2014 BELLAIRE — The Belmont County Drug Task Force uncovered an abandoned house that contained 70 one-pot meth labs Sunday evening. more »»

Tyler County Fire Claims Child's Life; 3 Others Injured

July 14, 2014 MIDDLEBOURNE - The Tyler County Sheriff's Department and the West Virginia State Fire Marshal are investigating a fire that left one child dead and three others injured early this morning. more »»

Exterior Wears on Belmont County’s Aging Courthouse

July 14, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Now 128 years old, the grand Belmont County courthouse is showing signs of age, including yellowing columns and cracks in its mortar. more »»

Obama Wants States’ Help

July 14, 2014 NASHVILLE, Ten. more »»

Ohioans’ Home Insurance Up in ’13

July 14, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans paid more to insure their homes last year, according to figures recently released from the state’s Department of Insurance. Homeowners’ rates climbed by an average of 7. more »»

Trial Set for W.Va. Inmate Charged With Prison Escape

July 14, 2014 CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A September trial is set for an inmate charged with escaping from a federal prison in Morgantown. Eugene Cobbs was arrested in Mexico last month. more »»

InmatesKeeping Roles In Families

July 14, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — If it weren’t for the barbed-wire fences and ID badges, it could have been a summer afternoon anywher. more »»

Woman Held Captive Finds Fame Has Complications

July 14, 2014 CLEVELAND — Michelle Knight has discovered that the fame that followed her escape from Ariel Castro’s house of horrors cuts both ways. There has been some obvious goo. more »»

Volunteer Fire Departments Struggling With Numbers

July 13, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — In the span of less than a year, two Marshall County volunteer fire departments closed their doors for good due to increasing insurance costs and a lack of interested volunteers. more »»

Bellaire Department Ready to Go

July 13, 2014 BELLAIRE — Volunteer Fire Department Chief William Swoyer said he will have more than 15 volunteers ready to respond on July 31 — and village leaders hope the interest rekindles spirit and pride in... more »»

‘Country Roads’ Not Heaven To Drive On

July 13, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Amid potholes, edge drops and hairpin turns, driving on rural roads in West Virginia is more dangerous than it is in all but two other states, according to a new study from a national... more »»

How George Washington Became Civil War Spoil

July 13, 2014 Editor’s Note: This article is part of an occasional series on the Civil War sesquicentennial provided by members of the Wheeling Civil War 150 Committee. more »»

Wheeling Police Force Larger Than Most Cities of Same Size

July 12, 2014 WHEELING — Across the United States, only 13 cities with 30,000 or fewer residents employ more sworn police officers than Wheeling’s 83 budgeted positions, according to figures compiled by the FBI. more »»

Bomb Threat Clears Store

July 12, 2014 WHEELING — A bomb threat that proved to be false forced evacuation of the downtown CVS Pharmacy on Market Street late Friday afternoon. Wheeling police Lt. more »»

GreenHunter Still Eyes Panhandle for Pipeline

July 12, 2014 WHEELING — The destination point for GreenHunter Resources’ planned pipeline to carry water, brine and hydrocarbons through Pennsylvania and West Virginia to the Ohio River will be somewhere in the... more »»

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