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Speaking Out Against The EPA

July 31, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Dave Spencer had to get up pretty early Wednesday morning to make the three-and-a-half hour drive from Buffalo, N.Y. more »»


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Speaking Out Against The EPA

July 31, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Dave Spencer had to get up pretty early Wednesday morning to make the three-and-a-half hour drive from Buffalo, N.Y. more »»

Volunteer Firefighters Take Over

July 31, 2014 BELLAIRE — There were some last-minute issues with defective fire hoses on their trucks, but the new Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department was otherwise set to start responding to fire calls as of 12:0... more »»

House Ready To Sue Obama

July 31, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. more »»

DEP Holds Final Hearing on Drilling Waste Disposal

July 31, 2014 CHARLESTON — A handful of passionate opponents spoke out Wednesday against proposed rule revisions for the disposal of waste material from drilling site. more »»

Ex-IRS Official Called Conservatives ‘Crazies’

July 31, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the center of the agency’s tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as “crazies” and more in emails released Wednesday. more »»



July 31, 2014 Hood, R. “Ed” Edward, 83, of Paden City, WV, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at his home. more »»


July 31, 2014 Kathleen “Kay” (Mahlke) Knabe, 88, of Cincinnati, OH, formerly of Wheeling, WV, died on December 19, 2013, at home. She was born September 11, 1925, in Wheeling, WV, to the late Edward Mahlke, Sr. more »»


July 31, 2014 June Sylvia Jewell Bane, 78, of Wheeling died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Wheeling Hospital. Friends will be received on Friday, August 1, 2014, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. more »»


July 31, 2014 Clarence H. Riffee, 79, of New Cumberland, WV, passed away Wednesday. Visitation 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. more »»


July 31, 2014 Howard Joseph “Bud” Lotz II, 86, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Wheeling Hospital. He was born on September 1, 1927, in Wheeling, a son to the late Howard Joseph Sr. more »»


Dowdel Ruled Competent to Stand Trial

July 31, 2014 A man facing a murder charge for his role in the death of a Cadiz man at Sally Buffalo Park is competent to stand trial. Matthew M. more »»

Men Trade Shots In City

July 31, 2014 Two groups of men fired gunshots at each other shortly before1 p.m. Wednesday in the alley in the rear of the 1400 block of Maryland Avenue, Steubenville Police reported. more »»

Store Raid Yields Drugs

July 31, 2014 The Belmont County Drug Task Force served a search warrant on a local business and its owners Monday. more »»

Grecian Fest Offers Food, Music And Dancing to Community

July 31, 2014 Compiled by Staff Dancing, great food and much more are greeting visitors at the Wheeling Grecian Fest continuing from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today through Saturday at St. more »»

Man Arrested for Selling Makeup Without a License

July 31, 2014 Wheeling police cited Darnell Willis on Tuesday for selling makeup without a license on Wheeling Island after a foot chase ended at the Burger King restaurant. more »»


Reject In-Home Care Cutbacks

July 31, 2014 It is difficult to believe President Barack Obama’s administration does not have some ulterior motive in a plan that could affect tens of thousands of West Virginians directly and adversely. more »»

Ensure Bonds Can Be Repaid

July 31, 2014 Many Ohio Valley towns, cities and counties have initiatives to get rid of dilapidated buildings. more »»

Partisan Bickering Disservice to Nation

July 31, 2014 As explained above, many members of the House of Representatives want to forestall implementation of a proposal that would increase costs for the Medicare program, while forcing many older American... more »»

Common Sense Sometimes Absent

July 31, 2014 A local man complained to us about his experience while filling his vehicle up with gasoline the other da. more »»

Parental Rights Can Be Forfeited

July 30, 2014 Twice during a period of less than a week, local police officers have had to rescue children from drug-using parents. more »»

Local Columns

Linking Tax Rates to Jobs A Bad Idea

July 27, 2014 Imagine you’re among West Virginians who have landed one of those good jobs in the oil and gas industry. You went back to school and got the specialized training neede. more »»

Chinese ‘Sleeping Giant’ Has Awakened in Africa

July 27, 2014 Between the 1870s and 1900, Africa faced a vast tide of European military invasions and eventual colonizatio. more »»

Local Residents Are Commended

July 27, 2014 Fostoria Glass Society of America, Inc. president James D. Davis of Clarksville, Tenn. more »»

Moundsville Power Would Create Local Jobs

July 27, 2014 I am writing in response to Marshall County Commissioner Bob Miller’s recent letter to the editor regarding the proposed $615 million Moundsville Power project. more »»

A Tax by Any Other Name ...

July 26, 2014 Politicians have wised up during the past several decades. They have found new and improved ways to empty our pockets without us even realizing we’ve been had. more »»


Giants Put a Stop To Pirates’ Series Sweep

July 31, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Clint Hurdle says he and a pal often marvel over how there’s always something new to see at a baseball game. more »»

Shazier Says Linebacker Is His Calling

July 31, 2014 LATROBE, Pa. — Ryan Shazier grew up the football equivalent of a Rorschach test. Some coaches looked at Shazier’s 6-foot-1 frame with plenty of room to grow and saw a defensive en. more »»

Indians Trade Pitcher

July 31, 2014 CLEVELAND — Justin Masterson began the season as the Cleveland Indians’ ace. He’ll end it with a different team in a different leagu. more »»

Felt, Post 1 Wins Legion Tournament Opener, 7-6

July 31, 2014 MORGANTOWN — Wheeling Post 1 pitcher Mo Felt nearly went the distance in a 7-6 victory against Fairmont Post 17, Tuesday afternoon at the West Virginia American Legion Baseball State Tournamen. more »»

Kluber, Tribe Win

July 31, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber had three-hitter to outpitch Felix Hernandez for his first career shutout, Yan Gomes had a two-run double and the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on... more »»

W.Va. News

2 charged after girl found in vermin-infested home

July 31, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police in Charleston have charged a mother and a nanny after a 6-year-old girl was found in a boarded-up home infested with roaches and bed bugs. more »»

Justice mines have 266 violations in 5 states

July 31, 2014 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A West Virginia coal billionaire has more than 250 pending violations at mining operations in Kentucky and four other states. more »»

Kroger restricts pseudoephedrine sales in W.Va.

July 31, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Supermarket chain Kroger is tightening monthly purchase limits of cold medications that contain pseudoephedrine at its West Virginia stores. more »»

W.Va. man admits to stealing dead person's ID

July 31, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Charleston man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of aggravated identity theft. more »»

Ohio News

Fired band director says he fixing vulgar culture

July 31, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change a culture of hazing and inappropriate rituals among members when he was dismissed. more »»

Co-defendant testifies how Ohio teen was beaten

July 31, 2014 LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who has already pleaded guilty to killing a 16-year-old boy last year testified that he and his co-defendant repeatedly beat the teen when he wouldn't give up his... more »»

Ohio shuttle driver gets probation in death

July 31, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The driver of a central Ohio hospital shuttle bus that struck and killed one researcher and injured another has been sentenced to two years of probation and 80 hours of... more »»

Poll: President Obama's approval still low in Ohio

July 31, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new poll shows President Barack Obama's approval rating is falling in Ohio. more »»

Fired OSU band director says he was fixing culture

July 31, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change a culture of hazing and inappropriate rituals among members. more »»

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