Uncategorized

Pats on the Back

- To the nine area residents chosen as West Virginia History Heroes in recognition of their efforts to preserve the history and heritage of the Northern Panhandle. The 2019 honorees include Laura Carroll, Alan Fitzpatrick, Roger Micker, David J. Perri and Barbara Pirhalla, all of Wheeling; Jon ...

VIRGINIA MENNILLO

Virginia D. Mennillo, 94, resident of Wheeling, WV, died Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Wheeling Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Kepner Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, 2101 Warwood Avenue, Wheeling, WV, 26003 (304-277-2722).

Chicago Police Release Two Men Questioned in Smollett Case

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police late Friday released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them. “The individuals questioned by police in the ...

21 Savage Feared Deportation

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage said in an interview aired Friday that he didn’t talk about his British citizenship before because he didn’t want to get deported. The Grammy-nominated artist, whose given name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Feb. 3. U.S. ...

Judge Limits Public Comments In Stone’s Case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday placed some limits on what President Donald Trump’s longtime confidant Roger Stone and his lawyers can say publicly about his criminal case in the special counsel’s Russia probe. But U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson stopped short of ...

New Guidance on Handling Child Bride Petitions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced new rules Friday to scrutinize petitions to bring in underage spouses to the U.S. after data showed thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides had been approved. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it ...

SHEILA KEANE

Sheila Marie Keane, 63, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Friday, February 15, 2019, at her home. Arrangements pending at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Wheeling Chapel.

Attorney: Process Behind Census Citizenship Question ‘Rotten’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The process behind Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ decision to ask about people’s citizenship status on the 2020 U.S. census was “rotten to its core” and failed to consider that the question would cost California a substantial amount of money and at least one ...

Snow Keeps Skiers From California Resorts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Winter weather enveloping California’s mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile ...

Average Tax Refunds Fall, Creating Political Flashpoint

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average tax refund and the total amount of refunds issued declined for the second straight week, potentially intensifying a political flashpoint seized by Democrats as proof that the Republican-written tax law hurts the middle class. The average refund in the second ...

Reality Leaking Out of Life

In 1994, the Clinton administration decreed a bright shining future for education. Its Goals 2000 legislation proclaimed that by that year America’s high school graduation rate would be 90 percent and American students would lead the world in math and science achievements. Sen. Daniel Patrick ...

Democrat Party Being Taken Over by Extreme Left

If the latest policies advanced by prominent Democrats are any indication, the national party is going over a cliff: outrageous and extreme abortion legislation (enacted or proposed) in New York, Virginia and Rhode Island; the “Green New Deal”; Sen. Cory Booker’s meatless society; Sens. ...

In D.C., Green is the New Red

By STEPHEN MOORE For Town Hall Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has released her Green New Deal plan to the nation — and to great applause from the Democratic Party. This multitrillion-dollar manifesto isn’t just about saving the planet from climate change — though that is the ...

Democrats’ Green Raw Deal

Democrats in the House of Representatives have rolled out what they are calling a “Green New Deal.” It is the most serious public policy offering from Generation Tide Pod Eater to ever be unveiled. It is exactly what you would expect. In the rollout of their deal, the Democrats released ...

It’s Time for Police Departments to Retire Perp Walk

Let’s talk about a police practice known as the perp walk. It’s the walk of shame of a suspected perpetrator of a crime, usually in a case that’s top of the headlines or soon will be. As police move the handcuffed prisoner from place to place, both the public and the media are allowed ...

Yabba Dabba Adieu: ‘Flintstones’ Theme Park Has Been Sold

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) — A theme park near the Grand Canyon designed around the “Flintstones” cartoon will now be strictly for the birds. The Arizona Daily Sun reported this week that the sale of Flintstones Bedrock City, north of Williams, Arizona, officially closed Jan. 31. The ...

Rare Westminster Dogs Have Ring to Themselves

NEW YORK (AP) — Every dog breed has its day at the Westminster Kennel show. That day can start by facing off against dozens of dogs — or no others at all. Outside the ring where as many as 48 French bulldogs vied this week to be best of their breed, Peter and Tracy Rousseau kept a sense ...

New Democrat Rule: One Error, And a Good Man Gets Dumped

Politics is not brain surgery; it’s not that complicated. Politics is about addition, not subtraction. Show me a political party that is openly seeking and welcoming “converts” to its side and is finding common ground and I’ll show you a growing, healthy and, yes, winning political ...

Restoring Responsible Conservatism

Are Senate Republicans finally stirring themselves from their stupor over President Donald Trump’s reckless Middle East foreign policy? The recent resounding 68-23 Senate vote for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s amendment rebuking the president over pulling out U.S. troops from ...