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East Ohio Jobless Rates on the Rise, While West Virginia Rates Improve Slightly

May 26, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — As its residents still try to cope with Ormet’s closure nearly three years after the smelter shut down, Monroe County continues to hold Ohio’s worst unemployment rate. more »»

 
 
 

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East Ohio Jobless Rates on the Rise, While West Virginia Rates Improve Slightly

May 26, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — As its residents still try to cope with Ormet’s closure nearly three years after the smelter shut down, Monroe County continues to hold Ohio’s worst unemployment rate. more »»

Bill in West Virginia Legislature Would Redirect Greyhound Funds for Roads

May 26, 2016 WHEELING — A bill introduced during the West Virginia Legislature’s special session would redirect money that supports greyhound racing to fix the state’s roads, but two Northern Panhandle delegates... more »»

Wheeling Rolls Out Welcome Mat For Nailers’ Return

May 26, 2016 WHEELING — Wheeling Nailers coach Jeff Christian spoke repeatedly toward the end of the regular season about how much his players loved playing for their hometown fans. more »»

West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling Gets New Site Manager

May 26, 2016 WHEELING — For Charleston native Debbie Jones, the opportunity to come to West Virginia’s original capital and help preserve the state’s birthplace was a dream come true. “It’s history. more »»

West Virginia Joins In Bathroom Suit

May 26, 2016 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — West Virginia and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.. more »»

Obituaries

MAZIE HUGGINS

May 26, 2016 Mazie Leota Huggins, 95, of Middle Grave Creek Road, Moundsville, WV died Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Millcreek Community Hospital, Erie, PA. more »»

WILMA ALLEMAN

May 26, 2016 Wilma Virginia (Bertschy) Alleman, 88 of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Tuesday. Private services will be held at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield. more »»

DOROTHY THOMAS

May 26, 2016 Dorothy F. Thomas, age 92, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Wednesday. Calling hours 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Friday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio. more »»

EMERY CLINE

May 26, 2016 Emery “Tom” Cline, 78, of Bridgeport, Ohio, crossed over May 24, 2016 at home. He was born September 22, 1937, the son of the Emery and Minerva (Sheets) Cline. more »»

VIRGINIA SACCO

May 26, 2016 Virginia A. (DeFazio) Sacco, 93, of Wheeling, WV, died Monday, May 23, 2016 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home. Friends will be received on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 4-8 p.. more »»

Community

Briefing

May 26, 2016 First Responders To Be Honored WHEELING — On Sunday, Bethlehem Apostolic Temple at 330 Main St., Wheeling, and Shiloh Apostolic Temple, 3000 Weir Ave. more »»

Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon to Offer Carbo-Loading Before Wheeling Race

May 26, 2016 Participants in the 40th annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic and 5K events, set for Saturday in downtown Wheeling, will have an opportunity to load up on carbs Friday night before the race... more »»

1 Dead, 1 Critical in NYC Concert Shooting

May 26, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Shots rang out inside a concert venue in New York City where hip-hop artist T.I. more »»

John Marshall High School Students See Air Evac Team In Action in Glen Dale

May 26, 2016 Marshall County students pursuing careers in the medical field received a firsthand look into the daily lives of emergency responders Wednesday. more »»

Okla. Brothers Among Dead in Skydiving Plane Crash in Hawaii

May 26, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Two brothers from Oklahoma were among five people killed this week in a rare crash involving skydivers in Hawai. more »»

Editorials

Rein In W.Va. PEIA Spending

May 26, 2016 This could be labeled the Year of Unfinished Business for West Virginia legislator. more »»

Pool Ticket Price Cuts Appropriate

May 26, 2016 Government’s normal reaction to lagging finances is to charge customers — the public — more for services in the form of higher taxes and fee. more »»

Finding Ways To Cut Spending

May 26, 2016 At a time when many local families are having to watch their spending closely and state government itself may reduce outlays, Ohio?County schools will cost more next year. more »»

Get Government Out of Restrooms

May 26, 2016 One wonders how much attention President Barack Obama has paid to the quality of public schools in the United States. more »»

Don’t Give Up On the Budget

May 25, 2016 Some members of the West Virginia Legislature appear ready to run up the white flag and declare defeat over attempts to balance the state budget responsibly. more »»

Local Columns

Really Helping Miners

May 22, 2016 If the federal government really wanted to help people in West Virginia’s southern coalfields, Washington would buy their home. more »»

A Divided America Is Crying Out for Leadership

May 22, 2016 This election cycle has been unlike any we’ve ever seen. Many of our fellow Americans are justifiably angry, and they’ve spoken with their votes. more »»

Story About Birds, Filling Out the FAFSA, Fun at Prison

May 22, 2016 For the Birds Judi Kirker of Bethlehem responded to Heather Ziegler’s May 21 column with a nesting story of her own. more »»

JMHS Graduate Hammond, Killed in Afghanistan, Honored

May 22, 2016 Bob Montgomery arrived at the Moundsville Lions Club meeting Tuesday carrying a shadow box, several baseball jerseys, a first baseman’s glove and a baseball. more »»

Just What Is the $30 Billion Plan?

May 21, 2016 Apparently a substantial number of West Virginians actually believe Hillary Clinton plans to help us after she completes the project Barack Obama began — wrecking the coal industry and driving... more »»

Sports

Wheeling Central Maroon Knights Set for State

May 26, 2016 VIENNA — Wheeling Central softball knows how to win games. The 31-0 record proved as much as it went into the winner’s bracket of the first day of the West Virginia Class A state softball tournamen. more »»

Wheeling Park Patriots Remain Alive

May 26, 2016 VIENNA — Facing a 3-0 count against Hurricane’s Janae Barr with the bases loaded in the top of the sixth inning Wednesday, Wheeling Park pitcher Makenzie Amend had to be feeling a little bit of... more »»

St. Clairsville Bows Out In Regional

May 26, 2016 PICKERINGTON — Some losses are harder to swallow than others. For S. more »»

Wheeling Central Headed to State Tourney, Maroon Knights Oust St. Marys

May 26, 2016 ST. MARYS — It’s been said in the game of baseball that issuing free passes will come back to haunt you. St. more »»

Wheeling Park Patriot Boys Back to Charleston

May 26, 2016 MORGANTOWN — The University baseball team turned an unconventional double play in the top of the fourth inning against Wheeling Park in Wednesday’s West Virginia Class AAA Region One fina. more »»

 
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