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Wheeling's Ogden Half Marathon Classic Changes With Time, But Challenge Still Same

May 29, 2016 WHEELING — Forty years ago, when the first runners stepped off the starting line for the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic, the corner of 14th and Main streets was a far cry from the modern... more »»


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Wheeling's Ogden Half Marathon Classic Changes With Time, But Challenge Still Same

May 29, 2016 WHEELING — Forty years ago, when the first runners stepped off the starting line for the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic, the corner of 14th and Main streets was a far cry from the modern... more »»

Up in Smoke? Hemp Proponents See Huge Potential Cash Crop in W.Va., to be Grown in Ohio Valley

May 29, 2016 WHEELING — Doug Flight loves to wear his T-shirt made from hemp fiber. But one of the biggest challenges he sees is explaining to those around him that you just can’t smoke it. more »»

Ogden Race Proceeds Will Help Chambers YMCA in Wheeling Help Others

May 29, 2016 WHEELING — Numerous children and adults will have increased opportunities to achieve physical fitness when the Wheeling YMCA receives the proceeds of the 2016 Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic. more »»

Sights from the Ogden Half Marathon Classic in Wheeling

May 28, 2016 More photos from the 40th annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic. See additional photos at more »»



May 29, 2016 Nancy Lee Neely, 89, of Wheeling, WV, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at home. She was born June 8, 1926, a daughter of the late William and Loretta (Kuntz) Detweiler. more »»


May 29, 2016 John Bazan, 96, of Martins Ferry, OH, died Wednesday, May 25th, 2016, at Barberton Hospital, Barberton, OH. more »»


May 29, 2016 Phyllis J. Carter, 73, of Moundsville, died Friday. Visitation Sunday from 2-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville, where services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. more »»


May 29, 2016 Chester W. Ault, 82, of Woodsfield, OH, died May 27, 2016. There will be no visitation or service. Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, OH. more »»


May 29, 2016 David Ronald Campbell, born July 13, 1928, raised in the Ohio Valley, passed away May 14, 2016 in Brooksville, FL, after a long illness. more »»


McLure Marker Replaced at Wheeling's Mount Wood Cemetery

May 29, 2016 WHEELING — Almost six years after it was damaged on a stormy August night, an iconic fixture of Wheeling’s Mount Wood Cemetery has returned to its rightful place. The headstone marker for Capt. more »»

Wheeling Centre Market Meter Project Returns for Second Year

May 29, 2016 WHEELING — Another 35 parking meters in Wheeling’s Centre Market area will go under the paintbrush as the city’s Arts and Cultural Commission prepares the second phase of its “meter mural” project. more »»

Central Catholic High School Graduates 60 Seniors

May 29, 2016 By KYLIE WEISENBORN Staff Writer WHEELING — Retired Wheeling Central Catholic High School teacher Lou Volpe on Saturday challenged the 2016 graduating class to live a life of virtue and always keep... more »»

Police Reports

May 29, 2016 WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 7:34 a.m. Friday to 3:04 a.m. Saturday, officers handled 22 traffic stops, seven vehicle accidents and five miscellaneous calls. SATURDAY At 5:06 a.m. more »»

Jacob Lynch Pleads Guilty To Martins Ferry Burglary

May 28, 2016 Jacob Aaron Lynch could spend up to three years in jail for his role in a deadly confrontation at the Jaycee Manor Apartments in Martins Ferry. more »»


Make Cuts Basis For New Budget

May 29, 2016 Very few people seemed to be cheering the news Friday that the West Virginia House of Delegates had approved a state budget bill. That is because the measure is highly unlikely to be signed by Gov. more »»

Better Schools Top Priority in Wetzel

May 29, 2016 Changes in Wetzel County schools, ordered by Superintendent Leatha Williams, “have proven to be effective in the form of higher test scores across the county,” board of education President Mike Blai... more »»

W.Va. Marijuana Bill Needs More Work

May 29, 2016 Many West Virginians think use of marijuana for health care purposes ought to be legalized. A bill aimed at doing that has been introduced in the House of Delegates. more »»

Pats on the Back:

May 29, 2016 - To four Northern Panhandle students named National Merit Scholarship winners for 2016. They are Dalton R. more »»

Don’t Take Risk On Marijuana Bill

May 28, 2016 A substantial number of legislators have serious concerns about a medical marijuana bill passed by the Ohio General Assembly. Whether it becomes law is up to Gov. John Kasich. more »»

Local Columns

Many Coal Mines Gone For Good

May 29, 2016 Some people in the southern West Virginia coalfields believe — literally — that if Donald Trump wins the presidency, their local coal mines will reopen the day after the inauguration, a friend from... more »»

More Progress Needed on Higher Education Challenges

May 29, 2016 As another academic year draws to a close, higher education is facing increasing criticism and scrutiny. Seemingly, little progress has been made in long-standing areas of concern. more »»

Church Services to End at Salvation Army in Moundsville

May 29, 2016 The Salvation Army has been a part of Moundsville for the past 90 years and during that time little change has taken place in the services provided — religious and social services. more »»

Developing Carbon Capture Technology Important

May 29, 2016 Exxon Mobil recently took a clear and unambiguous stand for what it considers is the right approach in the battle against global warming — demonstrating an economical way to capture and store carbo... more »»

Solving Budget Crisis Takes Leadership

May 28, 2016 After two months of negotiations that failed to result in a compromise for the 2017 budget, I called the Legislature back to Charleston, encouraging Democrats and Republicans, senators and delegates... more »»


Wheeling Nailers Drop Game 1 of ECHL Kelly Cup Finals

May 29, 2016 ALLEN, TX — The Wheeling Nailers came oh so close to putting together another one of their memorable comebacks in game one of the Kelly Cup Final. more »»

St. Clairsville Track Running Strong Toward OHSAA Track & Field Championship

May 29, 2016 ATHENS — Regional action is officially complete and all eyes are shifted toward the OHSAA State Track and Field Championship. more »»

Jaso Sees Same ol’ Darvish, Bucs Fall to Rangers

May 29, 2016 ARLINGTON, Texas — John Jaso singled on the second pitch from Yu Darvish in the Japanese right-hander’s first start in the majors in almost 22 months. more »»

WVU Mountaineers Blast Okla. 11-1, Will Face TCU for Big 12 Title

May 29, 2016 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kyle Davis drove in four runs, Conner Dotson allowed just four hits and West Virginia advanced to the Big 12 title game with an 11-1 rout of Oklahoma on Saturday. more »»

Rutherford, Sullivan the One-Two Punch in the Penguins’ Turnaround

May 29, 2016 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The door closed and Mike Sullivan started to talk. more »»

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