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Murray Energy Powhatan No. 6 Mine to Close in Belmont County

May 3, 2016 ALLEDONIA — If Upper Ohio Valley coal miners didn’t face enough obstacles from regulatory pressure and competition from cheap natural gas, those at the Powhatan No. more »»


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Murray Energy Powhatan No. 6 Mine to Close in Belmont County

May 3, 2016 ALLEDONIA — If Upper Ohio Valley coal miners didn’t face enough obstacles from regulatory pressure and competition from cheap natural gas, those at the Powhatan No. more »»

Fire Consumes Ohio County Home on Stone Church Road

May 3, 2016 WHEELING — Firefighters battled not only flames but low water pressure from a nearby line break as a home on Memory Lane in Ohio County was consumed by fire Monda. more »»

Ohio County Sample Primary Election Ballot Misleading, Is Being Corrected

May 3, 2016 WHEELING — Another voting issue has been detected in Ohio County — only this time, it’s on the county’s sample ballot that was distributed to voters instead of the electronic version. more »»

Amazing Raise Ohio Valley Is Underway

May 3, 2016 WHEELING — Representatives of 114 area nonprofit organizations assembled at WesBanco Arena Monday for the countdown to the third-annual Amazing Raise Ohio Valley, a massive online giving initiati. more »»



May 3, 2016 Alice S. Lyons, 83, of Glen Easton, WV, passed away April, 29, 2016. Visitation Monday from 3-7 p.m. more »»


May 3, 2016 Kathryn Gene Cesario passed away on April 29, 2016 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Visitation 4-9 p.m. Friday, Wilson Funeral Home, Dillonvale, OH. more »»


May 3, 2016 Elna Rose Riffle Keener, 96, of Wellsburg, WV passed away May 2, 2016 at Ann’s Country Retreat, Wellsburg, WV. She was born January 31, 1920 in Orlando, WV to the late Homer Ellis and Pearl L. more »»


May 3, 2016 Jim Turner, 55, of Clarington, OH, died Sunday, May 1, 2016 in Wetzel County Hospital. He was born February 9, 1961 in Bellaire, OH. more »»


May 3, 2016 Jane Shuss, 56, of Hopedale, formerly of Scio, died Monday. A private service will be held at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz. more »»


Wheeling Jesuit University Breaks Ground On New Press Box

May 3, 2016 Staff Writer Wheeling Jesuit University broke ground Tuesday for a new press box at its Bishop Schmitt Field. more »»

Jones Brothers’ Have New Trial Dates in Martins Ferry Murder

May 3, 2016 The Jones brothers, who are among those facing charges in the November shooting death of Gregg Thompson in Martins Ferry, saw new trial dates set when they appeared Monday before Belmont County... more »»

Moundsville Man Facing Domestic Charges

May 3, 2016 A Moundsville man is facing domestic charges after witnesses saw a woman running partially naked on Elm Avenue over the weekend. At 12:36 a.m. more »»

Bethlehem Discusses Water Tower Repairs, Traffic Safety

May 3, 2016 Bethlehem Village Council on Monday approved an additional $35,241 for upgrades to the village’s secondary water towe. more »»

United, WesBanco Increase Earnings

May 3, 2016 Both United Bank and WesBanco posted higher earnings during the first three months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. United Bankshares Inc., parent company of United Bank, collected $34. more »»


Democrats Have Selves to Blame

May 3, 2016 East Ohio Republicans voted decisively for Donald Trump in their state’s primary election a few weeks ago. more »»

Taking Advantage Of Early Voting

May 3, 2016 West Virginia’s early voting system provides an excellent option for those who want to ensure they participate in balloting but worry they may not be able to do so on Election Day. more »»

Making More Use Of What Works

May 2, 2016 An idea that got its start here in the Northern Panhandle, drug courts, is working wonders for some victims of substance abuse. more »»

Don’t Allow Job Application Change

May 2, 2016 Some employers have very good reasons for rejecting job applicants with criminal histories. For example, you probably don’t want your local police department offering jobs to convicted felons. more »»

School Reform Vital in W.Va.

May 1, 2016 During the weeks leading up to the regular session of the West Virginia Legislature this winter, some lawmakers vowed a serious effort would be made to overhaul the public school system. more »»

Local Columns

Common Sense Not In Rule Book

May 1, 2016 Somewhere in Bureaucracy for Dummies there must be a section reading something like this: “Enforcing a rule that flies in the face of common sense normally should result in a note of commendation... more »»

Sanders Wants Socialism for Us, But Not for Himself

May 1, 2016 Socialism — It is a political and economic concept that has come into the limelight in U.S. politics. Specifically, United States Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. more »»

Prom Season, Old Crow Medicine, and ‘West by God’

May 1, 2016 The More the Merrier Wheeling Central Catholic Central’s 2016 prom this weekend at the White Palace offered a new twist. Typically the prom is only open to seniors. more »»

New ‘Escape’ Games Set to Be Offered at Old Penitentiary

May 1, 2016 When the West Virginia Penitentiary closed its doors 21 years ago there were concerns locally about the future use of the building, with the majority not wanting the structure to sit vacant; thus,... more »»

We May Have 12 Years of Regret

April 30, 2016 I have to wonder how we in the press managed to be so out-to-lunch when West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin changed the way judges at all levels are elected. more »»


Wheeling Nailers, Royals Even at 1-1

May 3, 2016 WHEELING — When the Wheeling Nailers are playing the right way they can be a nightmare for the opposition. When they’re not however, Monday night happens. more »»

OVAC Qualifying Under Way in St. Clairsville

May 3, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The quest for an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference track and field title is officially under way. more »»

Magnolia Blue Eagles Pull Through to Win Against Paden City

May 3, 2016 NEW MARTINSVILLE — Through the first four and a half innings, it was a pitching battle. Both Magnolia and Paden City could not find a hot bat as there was a combined one hit. more »»

Buckeye Local Routs Shadyside

May 3, 2016 CONNORVILLE — Senior Day for the Buckeye Local softball team was a big hit. Sixteen to be exact. more »»

Pens Top Capitals to Take Lead

May 3, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Patric Hornqvist and Tom Kuhnhackl scored a minute apart in the first period, Matt Murray stopped 47 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins took control of their Eastern Conference semifina... more »»

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