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Wheeling Looks to Keep Fire Department Forces Strong

May 4, 2016 WHEELING — In a move to keep experienced firefighters on the job, Wheeling City Council approved a deferred retirement option plan Tuesday. more »»


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Wheeling Looks to Keep Fire Department Forces Strong

May 4, 2016 WHEELING — In a move to keep experienced firefighters on the job, Wheeling City Council approved a deferred retirement option plan Tuesday. more »»

Amazing Raise Ohio Valley Cut Short, Still Collects $225K for Charities

May 4, 2016 WHEELING — Website problems throughout the day didn’t stop hundreds of area residents from opening their wallets for more than 100 charitable organizations Tuesday during the third-annual Amazing... more »»

Schiffler Cancer Center at Wheeling Hospital Ranks High

May 4, 2016 WHEELING — For the second consecutive year, the Schiffler Cancer Center of Wheeling Hospital ranks among the top 10 percent of U.S. more »»

Donald Trump Alone at the Top After Ted Cruz Bows Out

May 4, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked... more »»

Appalachia Turns on Hillary Clinton for Donald Trump

May 4, 2016 ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — When President Bill Clinton rolled into the small Appalachian town of Ashland, Kentucky, in 1996, cheering crowds lined the streets. more »»



May 4, 2016 Harold David Richard Jr., was born on April 11, 1941 and died on May 2, 2016. He was a member of the U.S. Navy, and was formerly of Benwood, WV, and currently a resident of Athens, OH. more »»


May 4, 2016 Veronica DiEugene, 31, of Follansbee, W.Va., died May 1, 2016. Visitation 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. service, Friday, Mullenbach Funeral Home, Follansbee. more »»


May 4, 2016 Kathryn Gene Cesario passed away on April 29, 2016 in Kalamazoo, MI. Visitation 4-9 p.m. Friday, Wilson Funeral Home, Dillonvale, OH. Service Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Adalbert Church. more »»


May 4, 2016 Anna Mae Poulos, 89, of Colliers, W.Va., passed away May 1, 2016. Friends received from 9-11 a.m. Friday, All Saints Church, Weirton. Funeral there 11 a.m. Friday. more »»


May 4, 2016 Rosemarie Freeman, 83, of Weirton, died April 30, 2016. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Friday, Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Church. more »»


All Saints Catholic School Students Offer Service to Animals at Marshall County Animal Shelter in Moundsville

May 4, 2016 Local students are completing a service mission by taking on feline reading partners. more »»

Moundsville Leaders Defend Bid Threshold Increase

May 4, 2016 Members of the public Tuesday challenged Moundsville’s plan to increase the threshold at which purchases are required to be put out to bid. more »»

Woodsdale Elementary School Students Crunching the Numbers in Wheeling

May 4, 2016 Two Woodsdale Elementary School students recently placed in the top five in one of West Virginia’s most challenging academic events. more »»

Academic Achievers Honored at Martins Ferry Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet in Wheeling

May 4, 2016 Not just anyone gets an award during the Martins Ferry Area Chamber of Commerce’s Academic Awards Banquet. more »»

Wheeling Jesuit University Breaks Ground On New Press Box

May 3, 2016 Staff Writer Wheeling Jesuit University broke ground Tuesday for a new press box at its Bishop Schmitt Field. more »»


Review Local Election Plans

May 4, 2016 What next??That question may be on the minds of some Ohio County officials and local voters after flaws in sample ballots were discovered Monday. more »»

Clinton Brought Dislike on Herself

May 4, 2016 It is not clear whether Hillary Clinton’s campaign effort in southern West Virginia was a sign of bravery or delusion, but it certainly bolstered the impression that her presidency would be an... more »»

Democrats Have Selves to Blame

May 3, 2016 East Ohio Republicans voted decisively for Donald Trump in their state’s primary election a few weeks ago. more »»

Taking Advantage Of Early Voting

May 3, 2016 West Virginia’s early voting system provides an excellent option for those who want to ensure they participate in balloting but worry they may not be able to do so on Election Day. more »»

Making More Use Of What Works

May 2, 2016 An idea that got its start here in the Northern Panhandle, drug courts, is working wonders for some victims of substance abuse. more »»

Local Columns

Common Sense Not In Rule Book

May 1, 2016 Somewhere in Bureaucracy for Dummies there must be a section reading something like this: “Enforcing a rule that flies in the face of common sense normally should result in a note of commendation... more »»

Sanders Wants Socialism for Us, But Not for Himself

May 1, 2016 Socialism — It is a political and economic concept that has come into the limelight in U.S. politics. Specifically, United States Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. more »»

Prom Season, Old Crow Medicine, and ‘West by God’

May 1, 2016 The More the Merrier Wheeling Central Catholic Central’s 2016 prom this weekend at the White Palace offered a new twist. Typically the prom is only open to seniors. more »»

New ‘Escape’ Games Set to Be Offered at Old Penitentiary

May 1, 2016 When the West Virginia Penitentiary closed its doors 21 years ago there were concerns locally about the future use of the building, with the majority not wanting the structure to sit vacant; thus,... more »»

We May Have 12 Years of Regret

April 30, 2016 I have to wonder how we in the press managed to be so out-to-lunch when West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin changed the way judges at all levels are elected. more »»


Steelers Benefit Basketball Game Returning to Wheeling Park High School

May 4, 2016 WHEELING — This is one of the busiest times of the year for Fawn Thomas. And frankly, that doesn’t bother her a bit. more »»

Cassidy McCord’s Walk-off RBI Lifts John Marshall Monarchs to Win

May 4, 2016 GLEN DALE — The John Marshall and Morgantown softball teams had already met two times this season with each taking a game. In the third matchup of the season, it came down to the wire. more »»

Wheeling Central Looks To Run Strong at OVAC Track Qualifying

May 4, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Half the field is set. The OVAC Track and Field Championship qualifying continued Tuesday at Red Devil Stadium with Classes 4-A and 1-A/2-A getting into the mix. more »»

Weirton Madonna Topples Bishop Donahue in OVAC Class 1-A Play, Bishops Face Elimination

May 4, 2016 WHEELING — Strangers they are not. Madonna and Bishop Donahue met just three days prior at the same venue with an OVAC Class 1-A championship on the line. more »»

Pirates Dominated by Cubs, 7-1

May 4, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle gave Matt Joyce the start in right field against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night, pointing to the outfielder’s impressive numbers against Chicago ace Jake Arrieta earlier... more »»

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May 3, 2016 I love how journalists help each other out. Anybody who reads this blog knows that I'm raising two pigs on pasture for a local restaurant. Thing is, they can only buy one no. more »

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