Tobacco Remains An Issue in W.Va.


West Virginians are familiar with the ravages of the substance abuse epidemic in our state, but too many think of the substances in question as only opioids and methamphetamines. Meanwhile another substance has been killing Mountain State residents for generations, and still takes an ...

Be Safe on Highways During Thanksgiving


Not since 2005 has there been such a large one-year increase in the amount of traffic expected on Ohio roads Thursday through Sunday. AAA predicts as many as 2.2. million Buckeye State residents will be out and about, prompting the Ohio Department of Transportation to suspend roadwork and ...

Dr. Hofreuter Led A Life of Service


From the founding of Wheeling Health Right to charting a new future for The Linsly School, Dr. Donald Hofreuter’s contributions to making the Ohio Valley a better place to live are unparalleled. Hofreuter, 89, died Sunday. His life exemplified a legacy of service and commitment to bettering ...

Focus Key While Driving


If you’ve got a new driver in the house, you’ve probably taken advantage of the recent change in weather to talk about being a responsible, cautious driver. Somewhere in that speech, you’ve probably mentioned the dangers of distracted driving. Here in Ohio it seems fewer teens are ...

Giving Is a Family Tradition

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As a young adult, I would help my grandmother, Elizabeth Doughty, with a charitable project. She was a member of the Wheeling Hospital auxiliary and the group would spend the entire year sewing hand-made pillows to be given out to people who were hospitalized on Christmas Eve. When I was home ...