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Tomblin Vetoes $67M in Budget

March 21, 2014 CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a budget into law this week that dips into millions of dollars in state reserves but gives public employees raises. more »»

Overtime Issues In Minimum Wage Hike

March 21, 2014 WHEELING — Red flags are being raised over West Virginia’s plan to raise the minimum wage, as lawyer Brian Peterson has pointed out what he believes are several flaws with the pending law that could... more »»

Meetings Remain In The Shadows

March 21, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — While Ohio law calls for government that is open to the public, shadowy decision-making has led to recent court battles and a legislative effort to shed more light. more »»

Spring Will Not Halt Cold

March 21, 2014 The first day of spring? Some people in Maine were shoveling 6 inches of new snow. And in Michigan, college students couldn’t even burn a snowman. OK, so it was a fake snowman. more »»

Wellsville Shooting Suspect Evades Capture, Police Say

March 21, 2014 WELLSVILLE, Ohio — Village police believe they know who shot and killed 36-year-old Taru Smith on Tuesday night, but the suspect has thus far evaded capture. more »»

Pro-Russian Troops Seize Ukraine Ships

March 21, 2014 KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian forces seized three Ukrainian warships Thursday and Ukraine said its troops were being threatened in Crimea as the U.S. more »»

Second ‘Superload’ Sunday

March 20, 2014 BENWOOD — For the second time in two months, a Williams Energy de-ethanizer weighing about 510,000 pounds and stretching nearly a half-football-field long found its way to the CSX rail yard via train. more »»

$100,000 Bond Will Remain

March 20, 2014 WHEELING — Ohio County Circuit Judge James Mazzone on Wednesday denied a motion by Prosecutor Scott Smith to hold Charles Severance without bond during extradition proceedings that would return him... more »»

Ukraine Getting Out Of Crimea

March 20, 2014 SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) — Surrendering to Russia’s inexorable seizure of Crimea, Ukraine announced plans Wednesday for mass troop withdrawals from the strategic peninsula as Moscow-loyal forces... more »»

Advocacy Group Hires Ted Strickland

March 20, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s former governor was tapped Wednesday to promote liberal causes in his home state and across the country as head of an influential Washington think tank’s advocacy arm. more »»

Freezing Man Bakes In Hot Cell

March 20, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Jerome Murdough was just looking for a warm place to sleep on a chilly night last month when he curled up in an enclosed stairwell on the roof of a Harlem public housing project wher... more »»

Parkersburg Teacher Suspended for Facebook Post

March 20, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South High School teacher David Foggin has been suspended for four days after posting a photo to a social media page seemingly making fun of a student organization. more »»

Sistersville Woman Hits Jackpot

March 19, 2014 SISTERSVILLE — Beverly Swartzmiller was on her way to pick up a pizza last week and decided to take a chance on the Powerball. more »»

Lawyer Claims Arrest Is Sham

March 19, 2014 WHEELING — Chief Public Defender Shayne Welling will argue this afternoon that Prosecutor Scott Smith’s request to hold Charles Severance without bond is “irrelevant, reckless, unsupported and... more »»

Embassy Photo Led To Severance Arrest

March 19, 2014 WHEELING — A seemingly unremarkable detail of a bizarre photograph showing possible Virginia murder suspect Charles Severance seeking asylum outside the Russian embassy in Washington, D.. more »»

B&O Reduction Placed on Hold

March 19, 2014 WHEELING — City Council on Tuesday passed Wheeling’s $31.49 million 2014-15 budget and took the first of two steps delaying about $1. more »»

Capito: Respect For D.C. Is Lost

March 19, 2014 WHEELING — With the nation more than $17 trillion in debt and Congress’ approval rating hovering around 15 percent, Rep. more »»

Moundsville OKs Budget

March 19, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — A combination of spending cuts across all city departments — along with fee increases for garbage collection, street paving and public safety — allowed Moundsville City Council to fill... more »»

United Bank Marks 175 Years

March 19, 2014 WHEELING — Those seeking a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow have been able to find one at United Bank for 175 years. United Bank celebrated its 175th birthday Monday on St. Patrick’s Day. more »»

Women’s Choice Award Goes to OVMC

March 19, 2014 WHEELING — Ohio Valley Medical Center has received the Women’s Choice Award, designating it as one of “America’s Best Breast Centers” by WomenCertified, an advocate organization for female consumer. more »»

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