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Steubenville Schools Names New Interim Superintendent

April 18, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Melinda Young, director of programs for the Steubenville City School District, was named by the board of education to serve as interim superintendent effective July 1. more »»

Deal Will Calm Tension In Ukraine — For Now

April 18, 2014 GENEVA — In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military... more »»

Leaflets Call for Jews to Register

April 18, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday condemned as “grotesque” the distribution of leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine register with a self-proclaimed local authority or face... more »»

Ohio Sees Record High for Heroin Overdose Deaths

April 18, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012, the state Department of Health said as it released the newest available figures for a problem that’s been... more »»

Doctor Will Pay $1 Million for False Claims

April 17, 2014 WHEELING —Dr. Devender Batra and Belmont Cardiology Inc. of St. Clairsville will pay a $1 million penalty for violations involving fraudulent Medicare claims. U.S. Attorney William J. more »»

Some Consol Benefits Lost

April 17, 2014 BENWOOD — Effective Dec. 31, Murray Energy Corp. more »»

Drillers Resume Pipeline Activity

April 17, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Natural gas drillers who saw production levels drop after the April 5 Williams Energy 12-inch pipeline blast in Marshall County should be able to resume full production, according to... more »»

Motion Filed In Severance’s Fight Against Extradition

April 17, 2014 WHEELING — Chief Public Defender Shayne Welling continues to insist Charles Severance is being held in West Virginia for extradition back to Virginia under a bogus warrant that is illegal and amount... more »»

Most of Gay Marriage Ruling on Hold

April 17, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state’s gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the... more »»

Political Lies Are At Root Of Case

April 17, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime. more »»

Many Aboard Doomed Ferry Were Students

April 17, 2014 MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers. more »»

Home Rule Plan Moves Forward

April 16, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Vice Mayor David Wood told concerned residents Tuesday that if participation in the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program allows City Council to impose a 0. more »»

Levy Rate To Remain Same

April 16, 2014 WHEELING — The Ohio County School District’s excess levy will remain at a 95.5 percent taxation level following a vote by board of education members Tuesday morning. more »»

Marshall Levy Rate Lowered

April 16, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — The Marshall County Board of Education officially lowered the district’s excess levy rate from 98 to 94 percent Tuesday after receiving approval from the West Virginia State Auditor’s... more »»

Vehicle In Bank Robbery Found

April 16, 2014 BETHLEHEM — The 1990 maroon Dodge Spirit used in Monday’s robbery at the United Bank branch in Bethlehem had been stolen earlier in the day off the street in Martins Ferry, authorities said Tuesday. more »»

Court Upholds EPA Emission Standards

April 16, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired... more »»

Manchin Urges Mines To Speak Out on Coal

April 16, 2014 DENVER (AP) — The senator leading the battle against the White House’s “climate change” strategy urged the mining industry on Tuesday to speak out about coal’s role in providing affordable, reliable... more »»

Ukraine Secures Airport From Attack by Pro-Russian Forces

April 16, 2014 KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces said they repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at a small... more »»

Car Used By Bank Robber Is Recovered

April 15, 2014 BETHLEHEM — Police today recovered the car used in Monday’s bank robbery, but are still searching for the culpri. more »»

Neffs Man Sentenced For His 10th DUI

April 15, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — With a stern lecture from the judge on Monday, Kenneth Eugene Cunningham was sentenced to five years in jail after being found guilty of his 10th DUI. more »»

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