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The Health Plan Breaks Ground on New Headquarters in Downtown Wheeling

May 6, 2016 WHEELING — City, state and company officials gathered under a large festival tent on Thursday to break ground on The Health Plan’s future corporate headquarters in downtown Wheeling. more »»

 
 
 

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The Health Plan Breaks Ground on New Headquarters in Downtown Wheeling

May 6, 2016 WHEELING — City, state and company officials gathered under a large festival tent on Thursday to break ground on The Health Plan’s future corporate headquarters in downtown Wheeling. more »»

‘Brunch Bill’ on Ohio County Ballot in November

May 6, 2016 WHEELING — Mimosas, champagne and Bloody Marys could be on the menu Sunday mornings at local resorts, bars and restaurants if Ohio County residents approve a ballot issue in November. more »»

Renewable Energy on the Rise Across the Country

May 6, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — If there’s a war on coal, it’s increasingly clear which side is winning. more »»

Donald Trump Strains To Unite GOP Behind Him; Paul Ryan Says No

May 6, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is struggling in his efforts to unify the Republican Party behind his presidential campaign, the difficulty immediately underscored Thursday by a startling exchange of... more »»

Obituaries

DOLORES BROWN

May 6, 2016 Dolores A. Brown, 52, passed away May 5th, 2016, at East Ohio Regional Hospital. She was born March 13, 1964 in Pomona California, the daughter of F. Lorelei Adkins Brown and the late Roger P. more »»

SANDRA WEEKLEY

May 6, 2016 Sandra Weekley, 62 of Weirton, WV, passed away Wednesday May 4, 2016. Visitation Friday 6-8 p.m. at Steel & Wolfe, Inc. 3721 Main St., Weirton. more »»

SYLVIA CHANEY

May 6, 2016 Sylvia Mae Ellison Chaney, 101, formerly of Dallas Pike, Triadelphia, WV died on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in Westfield, IN. Friends will be received on Sunday, May 8, 2016, from 6-8 p.. more »»

JACK WALDECK

May 6, 2016 Jack Waldeck, 78, of Weirton, WV, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Visitation Friday 11 a.m. until noon service at Steel & Wolfe Inc. 380 Penco Rd., Weirton. more »»

DOLLIE JACKFERT

May 6, 2016 Dollie Ann (D’Aurora) Jackfert, 91 of Wellsburg, WV died peacefully on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Weirton Medical Cente. more »»

Community

Students Honored by Larsen Charitable Trust in Wheeling

May 6, 2016 Ten area students were sent off with fond wishes and some financial assistance for college during a congratulatory lunch Thursday at the Wheeling Country Club. more »»

Bridge Street Middle School in Wheeling Takes Aim at Archery Program

May 6, 2016 When Bridge Street Middle School gym teacher Rick Thomas read about archery being offered in schools in Moundsville last year, it made him want to bring the program to his students. more »»

Fire Hydrants Being Repaired in Bellaire

May 6, 2016 Bellaire workers in the past two weeks have repaired 29 non-working and low-pressure fire hydrants throughout the village, according to Fire Chief and Code Enforcer Bill Swoye. more »»

Bill Wooton Banks West Virginia Supreme Court Campaign on Experience, Public Finance

May 6, 2016 Lawyer and former state legislator Bill Wooton believes he has the experience to be West Virginia’s next Supreme Court of Appeals justice, as he’s handled nearly every sort of legal proceeding... more »»

Police Reports

May 6, 2016 WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:08 a.m. Wednesday and 2:56 a.m. Thursday, police handled five vehicle accidents, nine traffic stops and one miscellaneous call. THURSDAY At 2:56 a.m. more »»

Editorials

Minimizing Risk At Intersection

May 6, 2016 A project to improve safety at the dangerous intersection of Ohio 7 and Hanover Street in Martins Ferry did not come soon enough to prevent another serious accident at the site. more »»

Give Police Guide On Body Cameras

May 6, 2016 Use of body cameras by law enforcement officers and deputies in Ohio is increasing and will continue to do so. It makes sense for the state to have at least limited rules for them. more »»

Killing More Eagles

May 6, 2016 President Barack Obama wants us to think of him as the environmental president. It just isn’t true. more »»

Put Kasich On the Ticket

May 5, 2016 Ohio Gov. John Kasich fought the good fight for his fellow Americans. He should be given the opportunity to continue doing so — and should take it. more »»

Don’t Expose U.S. Troops to Ambush

May 5, 2016 For weeks we have warned that feeding U.S. troops into Iraq and Syria in relatively small units risks a massacre of them by Islamic State terrorists. A U.. 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 »»

Sports

Four Wheeling Park Football Players Sign Letter of Intents

May 6, 2016 WHEELING — Four members of Wheeling Park High School’s AAA state championship football team signed their letters of intent Wednesday. more »»

OVAC Track and Field Championship Field Set

May 6, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The invitations to Saturday’s OVAC Cal Giffin Track and Field Championship have been officially delivered. more »»

Lesser Names Hogging The Spotlight For Pens, Caps

May 6, 2016 PITTSBURGH — The well-traveled defenseman filling in for his team’s most indispensable player scored the first goal. The seemingly ageless center closing in on his 40th birthday scored the second. more »»

Baffert Returns to Derby

May 6, 2016 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bob Baffert feels under the radar with his latest horse at the Kentucky Derby. more »»

 
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