Manchin Pulls Permitting Reform Language

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CHARLESTON — Unable to get all 50 members of the Democratic caucus on board and with Republicans unwilling to throw him a lifeline, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin asked that his permitting reform language be pulled from a bill to keep the federal government funded. In a statement released Tuesday ...

$10.2 Million in City-County Building Upgrades Planned


WHEELING — The new Ohio County Building Commission convened for its first meeting Tuesday, just as $10.2 million in upgrades to the interior of the City-County Building are planned. The project is being financed through revenue bonds, and the role of the three-member commission will be ...

JMHS Students Get Symphony Preview

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GLEN DALE — Students at John Marshall High School got to preview a performance coming to the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday morning. Composer Evan Meier and hip hop artist Christylez Bacon held a workshop at JMHS’ Center for Performing Arts, where dozens of students, mainly ...

King Pumpkin Reigns In St. Clairsville


ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The king of the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival is reigning in a new location this week, on display at the Chick-fil-A restaurant at the Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville. The gourd’s royal title is well-deserved. Weighing in at 2,405 pounds, the pumpkin not only broke ...

Superintendents Seek Amendment 2 Details

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WHEELING — Local school superintendents want to know more about proposed Amendment 2 in West Virginia, and they will go to Charleston this week to learn more about it from Gov. Jim Justice. Justice has been invited by State School Superintendent David Roach to address the issue during a ...

Former WV AFL-CIO President Jim Bowen Dies at 87

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From STAFF REPORTS Jim Bowen had a voice that made people listen. It also was a voice that made people feel included and appreciated. “He had a dynamic voice,” said John Saunders, staff representative for District 1 of the United Steelworkers. “He was a great speaker.” That voice ...