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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 »»

 
 
 

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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 »»

Obituaries

Janice Ullom

April 17, 2014 ULLOM, Janice Lee Rhoades, 62, of West Alexander, PA., died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at her home. She was born July 29, 1951, in Wheeling, WV. more »»

Dorcas Strawn

April 17, 2014 STRAWN, Dorcas “Doris,” 83, of Cameron died Tuesday. Visitation Thursday from noon until time of service at 2 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, Moundsville. more »»

Shirlene Tanner

April 17, 2014 TANNER, Shirlene Yvonne, 60, of Morristown, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Wheeling Medical Park. more »»

The Rev. Carl Keefer

April 17, 2014 KEEFER, Rev. Carl Franz, 71, of Lore City passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Riverside Manor in Newcomerstown. more »»

Barbara Howard

April 17, 2014 HOWARD, Barbara Ann (Prochaska), 76, of Moundsville, W.Va., rose to a higher calling on April 15, 2014, to be with the Lord. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends. more »»

Community

Investigation Into Fatal Arson Fire Continues

April 17, 2014 HUNDRED — Three months after two residents and a person believed to be their acquaintance died in an arson at a secluded Wetzel County home, State Police Sgt. J.E. more »»

Mallett Explains Vote Against Excess Levy Rate

April 17, 2014 Saving taxpayers money is important, even if it is just a penny, according to Ohio County Board of Education member Shane Mallett. more »»

Filers Irked by Late Postmarks on Taxes

April 17, 2014 Some Wheeling Post Office customers got an unwelcome surprise Tuesday evening when they learned their taxes would not be dated April 15 — the filing deadline. more »»

Shane Mallett Explains Levy Vote

April 17, 2014 WHEELING — Saving taxpayers money is important, even if it is just a penny, according to Ohio County Board of Education member Shane Mallett. more »»

Public Service District Gets Ready for More Pipeliners

April 17, 2014 Throughout the past two summers, staff members at Marshall County Public Service District No. 4 have had their hands full keeping up with the development plans of natural gas pipeliner. more »»

Editorials

Rein in EPA’s Unhealthy Power

April 17, 2014 Few federal officials have the kind of virtually unbridled power enjoyed by the Environmental Protection Agenc. more »»

Improving Rural Access to Care

April 17, 2014 Seminars and forums on rural health care in West Virginia have been held regularly for several years. But one scheduled for next week will be different because of — you guessed it — Obamacare. Rep. more »»

Old Debt Collection Outrageous Abuse

April 17, 2014 At times it seems few in the federal government worry much about enforcing the law. Millions of illegal immigrants are evidence of tha. more »»

Law a Disservice To Many Workers

April 17, 2014 Marshall County government employees enjoy good health insurance provided through the county. more »»

Fighting Drug Abuse in Ohio

April 16, 2014 Drug abuse has become a wildfire in Ohio, spreading rapidly and consuming lives in the process. Local law enforcement agencies cannot battle it on their own. State officials need to do more. more »»

Local Columns

Can’t We Agree To Disagree?

April 13, 2014 I confess, dear readers, that I’m suffering from an identity crisis. One day I think I must be a fascist toady of big business whose fondest wish is to make the poor poorer. more »»

Mock Prison Riot Set for May 4-7

April 13, 2014 The Mock Prison Riot is described as a four-day comprehensive law enforcement and corrections tactical training event which includes training scenarios, demonstrations, certification workshops,... more »»

Republicans Gaining in W.Va.

April 12, 2014 Rep. Shelley Capito ought to be pleased there hasn’t been much attention paid to her Senate race by national pollsters. They are something like the press, after all. They like good story lines — i. more »»

A Lenten Visit To St. Al’s

April 12, 2014 The smell of Lent comes wafting past my nose as I take a seat in the back row. I detect the faint scent of incense. From this vantage point I can take in most of the important sights I came to see. more »»

We Know It’s Almost Heaven

April 6, 2014 Our big mistake, in a way, was splitting away from Virginia to form our own state in 186. more »»

Sports

Intelligencer/N-R Athlete of the Week

April 17, 2014 Shadyside Tigers pitcher Megan Heagney is already known as one of the top hurlers in the Ohio Valley. She hasn’t done anything to dispel those notions. more »»

Pens Draw First Blood

April 17, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 o... more »»

Shorter Silences Monarchs’ Bats

April 17, 2014 GLEN DALE — Like most, the John Marshall baseball team has had a difficult time getting on the diamond this spring because of unfortunate weather. more »»

Irish Pound Bishops 10-1

April 17, 2014 WHEELING — Perhaps the best thing that happened for Bishop Donahue in the fourth inning was that Hannah Absalom didn’t get another chance to ba. more »»

Hitting Hot Streak Has Yet to Cool, Ferry Beats Wheeling Central 6-1

April 17, 2014 MARTINS FERRY — The hitting fever that the Martins Ferry softball caught during Monday’s game hasn’t gone away just yet. Wheeling Central didn’t provide any kind of relief to it, either. more »»

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It scared me

April 17, 2014 I realize now I should have called the police. But I just wanted to get away. Last Friday I was at the Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville. more »

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