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Chad Thalman Named Vice Mayor-Elect by Wheeling Mayor-Elect Glenn Elliott

June 15, 2016 WHEELING — The Friendly City’s next vice mayor will be Councilman-elect Chad Thalman of the 1st Ward, when he and the rest of the new council take office July 1. more »»


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Chad Thalman Named Vice Mayor-Elect by Wheeling Mayor-Elect Glenn Elliott

June 15, 2016 WHEELING — The Friendly City’s next vice mayor will be Councilman-elect Chad Thalman of the 1st Ward, when he and the rest of the new council take office July 1. more »»

Monroe County Man Sentenced For Dumping Brine in Ditch

June 15, 2016 WOODSFIELD — This week, Donald Hercher was sentenced in U.S. more »»

Glen Dale Native Staff Sgt. Ryan Hammond Honored by Wheeling Elks

June 15, 2016 WHEELING — On the holiday set aside to celebrate the flag he proudly served under, Staff Sgt. Ryan Hammond was remembered for his intelligence, humor and love for others. more »»

Progress Continues at Former Ormet Corp. Site in Hannibal

June 15, 2016 HANNIBAL — Those driving along W.Va. 2 north of New Martinsville likely will notice portions of the former Ormet Corp. aluminum smelter across the Ohio River being demolished. Owner Eric J. more »»

Alligator Drags Boy Into Water in Fla.

June 15, 2016 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The search continued this morning for a 2-year-old boy who was dragged into the water by an alligator near Disney’s upscale Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, authorities said. more »»



June 15, 2016 Charlene M. Edwards, of Wheeling passed away Monday, June 13, 2016, at home surrounded by her loving family after a short battle with cancer. more »»


June 15, 2016 Frank Schultz, 64, of Barnesville, OH, died June 6, 2016. Visitation, Friday 10 a.m. until time of memorial services at 11 a.m., Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield. more »»


June 15, 2016 Robert L. “Red” Ruckh, Sr., 85, of Rayland, OH, died Monday, June 13, 2016, at Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV. more »»


June 15, 2016 Eugene Bolo, 89, of St. Clairsville, OH, died June 14, 2016, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home, St. Clairsville. Final arrangements are pending. more »»


June 15, 2016 Mary Jennifer (Rayburn) Brown, 58, beloved daughter of Ed and Hazel Rayburn of New Martinsville, WV, died suddenly Sunday, June 12, 2016, at her Warrenton, VA, home with family members by her side. more »»


Wheeling, Ohio Valley Residents Celebrate Flag Day

June 15, 2016 The Stars and Stripes were celebrated throughout Wheeling Tuesday on America’s 100th Flag Day. more »»

Wheeling Health Right Requests Funding from Ohio County Commission

June 15, 2016 More than 40 percent of Wheeling Health Right’s 18,000 patients live in Ohio County, yet it is the only one of the four counties the free clinic serves that provides it no funding. more »»

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani Calls For Response To ISIS, Attack During Visit to Wintersville

June 15, 2016 The man who was the public face of New York City following the Sept. more »»

Marshall County Board of Education Discusses Moundsville's Monarch Stadium Needs

June 15, 2016 The Marshall County Board of Education will spend another $50,000 to help it determine whether to renovate Monarch Field or build an entirely new stadium for John Marshall High School. more »»

Follansbee Council Approves Home Rule Proposal

June 15, 2016 Follansbee city officials recruited Andy McKenzie, mayor of Wheeling — one of the first cities approved for West Virginia’s Home Rule program — to help them make a case for the city’s participation... more »»


Spending Cuts Limited Again

June 15, 2016 What has happened in Charleston during the past few months is a crying shame, but not for the reason cited by some observers, including a few of those in the press. more »»

More of the Same Is Not Appealing

June 15, 2016 President Barack Obama keeps telling us the economy is humming right along, restored to good health by his policies. But people who know the economy are not as certain of that. more »»

Ideas Can Only Help Wheeling

June 15, 2016 Good ideas do no good unless the right people hear them. It sounds trite, but it is true. If you have an idea that might spur improvements in downtown Wheeling, now is the time to make it known. more »»

Maximizing Benefit Of Energy Industry

June 15, 2016 Shale Crescent USA presented itself to the Ohio Valley last week, beginning a planned economic development drive that boasts 15 oil and natural gas industry partners, four state geological surveys,... more »»

Shutting Off Flow of Hatred

June 14, 2016 Millions of Americans suffer from mental illness of one sort or another. Yet very few of them commit acts of extreme violence. more »»

Local Columns

Ali Wasn’t Always The Greatest

June 12, 2016 After the late Muhammad Ali refused induction into the armed forces, 42,322 Americans died in Southeast Asia, during the Vietnam War. more »»

Community Day Scheduled for Saturday at Grand Vue Park

June 12, 2016 The Grand Vue Park staff is gearing up for possibly the largest single day attendance in the 42- year history of the Marshall County facility. more »»

Price Paul Ryan Has Paid

June 11, 2016 The Caligulan malice with which Donald Trump administered Paul Ryan’s degradation is an object lesson in the price of abject capitulation to power. more »»

New Budget May Be ‘Greased’

June 10, 2016 Don’t be surprised if, no later than Monday, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has a new state budget on his desk. And bet the only delay in him signing it will be for his staff to check it for technical errors. more »»


Coaching Decision Looms for Wheeling Nailers

June 15, 2016 WHEELING — It’s a nice problem to have, really. more »»

Taillon Dominates, Bucs Top Mets 4-0

June 15, 2016 NEW YORK — Jameson Taillon took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning of his second major league start, dominating the New York Mets while pitching the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-0 victory that snappe... more »»

Perez Homers in Eighth, Royals Rule Tribe 3-2

June 15, 2016 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals held on through a shaky ninth to beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 on Tuesday nigh. more »»

Rough To Play Factor At Open

June 15, 2016 OAKMONT, Pa. — The rough at Oakmont is, well, rough. OK, brutal. Penal. Unforgiving. The fairway bunkers are no picnic either. more »»

Warriors Still Confident They Can Stop LeBron

June 15, 2016 OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry sat on the bench and buried his head in his hand. Fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson wrapped a towel around his face. more »»

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Summer fun in the Ohio Valley

June 8, 2016 As a parenting blogger, you might expect me to weigh in on the topics du jour: the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla incident from last week or the Stanford University rape case sentencing from this week. more »

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