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Commissioner challenges union on power plant: You Want It, You Can Pay for It

July 30, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County Commissioner Bob Miller said it was not a joke when he suggested to union representatives at a meeting last week they use pension funds to invest in the proposed... more »»


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Commissioner challenges union on power plant: You Want It, You Can Pay for It

July 30, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County Commissioner Bob Miller said it was not a joke when he suggested to union representatives at a meeting last week they use pension funds to invest in the proposed... more »»

Birch: Hat Is A Part Of Him

July 30, 2014 WHEELING — Ohio County Board of Education member Tim Birch says late at night when he takes out the garbage, he dons a robe and sports his ever-present wide-brimmed hat as he heads outside. more »»

Kestner Now School Board Vice President

July 30, 2014 WHEELING — Ohio County Board of Education member Gary Kestner will serve as the group’s first-ever vice president, officials announced Tuesda. more »»

Local Leaders to Rally Against EPA

July 30, 2014 WHEELING — U.S. more »»

Kasich Stumps In Ohio Valley

July 30, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Gov. John Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor made a campaign stop Tuesday at the Triple Play Cafe and accepted the endorsement of the 21,000-member strong Ohio Restaurant Association. more »»



July 30, 2014 Lori A. Eckels, 55, of Weirton passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014. A private memorial service will be held. Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, Weirton, WV, in charge of arrangements. more »»


July 30, 2014 Joseph Floyd Zurek Sr., 96, of Dillonvale, OH, passed away Monday. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Dillonvale; services at 11 a.m. on Saturday. more »»


July 30, 2014 William Lloyd Powell, 90, of Barnesville passed away July 28, 2014, at Emerald Pointe. more »»


July 30, 2014 Mary Gean Oliver, 82, of New Martinsville, WV, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale, WV. more »»


July 30, 2014 Ralph Herman Baxter Sr., 101, of Clearwater, FL, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at his home. Ralph was loved by all who knew him for his sunny disposition, friendly nature and sense of humor. more »»


Safety Meeting Targets Truck Traffic in Harrison

July 30, 2014 Increased truck traffic and commercial vehicles not adhering to traffic laws were the main topics of discussion Monday during the monthly oil and gas safety meeting in Harrison County. more »»

Capitol Work on Schedule

July 30, 2014 The $400,000 facade renovations taking place outside the historic Capitol Theatre in downtown Wheeling are on schedule and expected to be complete by late September or early October, according to... more »»

Furbee Off Of Crawford Case

July 30, 2014 Tyler County Prosecutor D. Like Furbee will not serve as the prosecutor in the case against Gina Crawford because of his association with Crawford’s mother, school Superintendent Robin Daquilante. more »»

Bids Opened for Public Safety Building Project

July 30, 2014 The Marshall County Commission is gearing up for the second phase of the renovation of the new Public Safety Building between Seventh and Eighth streets. more »»

Teachers to Learn How to ‘Flip’ Their Classrooms at WJU

July 30, 2014 Wheeling Rotary Club members on Tuesday learned about new teaching methods and programs being used at the Challenger Learning Center that embrace Internet technology. more »»


Work Together On School Board

July 30, 2014 A disconcerting division seems to have emerged on the Ohio County Board of Education. For the good of local public school students, let us hope the split is only temporar. more »»

Enforcing the Law On Rural Roads

July 30, 2014 Here’s a new one on “profiling” — specific types of people being singled out by law enforcement agencies: During a meeting this week in Harrison County, Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. more »»

‘Privatizing’ Pays Off Big in W.Va.

July 29, 2014 Premiums West Virginia companies pay for workers’ compensation insurance are going down — again. more »»

Get Land Reuse Agency Started

July 29, 2014 Once the new Belmont County Land Reutilization Corp. has been up and running for a few years, it may become self-sustaining. more »»

Fire Officials Who Let Veterans Down

July 29, 2014 In the private sector, the penalty for not performing sometimes is losing one’s job. Lying about it is an almost certain route to a pink slip. 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 »»


Luck: Amid NCAA Change, WVU in Good Spot

July 30, 2014 Editor’s note: At Big 12 media days last week in Dallas, conference Commissioner Robert Bowlsby raised the alarm about the future of college sports, particularly what’s known as the Olympic sports,... more »»

Bell Wants To Toll More Often

July 30, 2014 LATROBE, Pa. — Le’Veon Bell kept watching the tape over and over, equal parts pleased and puzzled by what he saw. more »»

Gordon Has Hired Lawyer

July 30, 2014 BEREA, Ohio — Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NF. more »»

A Better Chance For The Big Ten?

July 30, 2014 CHICAGO — As he watched the BCS championship game last season, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook could not help but wonder: What if a playoff system were in place? Would the Spartans be playing... more »»

Head Injuries Made A Priority

July 30, 2014 CHICAGO — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they... more »»

W.Va. News

W.Va. AG suing Obama over health care law fixes

July 29, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is suing President Barack Obama's administration over allegations of hand-picking which laws to follow. more »»

Wilmington man pleads guilty in fatal shooting

July 29, 2014 WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of another man during a robbery. more »»

Speaker: Spill law should exempt small oil, gas

July 29, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia House Speaker Tim Miley wants Gov. more »»

Feds sue ex-Alaska man over liens against workers

July 29, 2014 FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office in Alaska has filed a civil lawsuit to stop a West Virginia man from filing liens against federal employees. more »»

Ohio News

Tree-trimming helicopter crashes in Ohio; man hurt

July 30, 2014 BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — A tree-trimming helicopter carrying an aerial saw has crashed in western Ohio's Logan County, injuring the pilot. more »»

More tickets offered for LeBron's homecoming show

July 29, 2014 AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James' Ohio hometown says more tickets are being offered for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the... more »»

Crash of tree-trimming helicopter reported in Ohio

July 29, 2014 BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a helicopter crash has been reported in Logan County in western Ohio. more »»

Police union endorses 4 challengers in Ohio races

July 29, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's largest police union has endorsed a bipartisan slate of state candidates in fall elections, including challengers to Gov. more »»

Ohio doctor gets year in prison for drug charges

July 29, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Cleveland-area doctor to a year in prison for charges alleging he trafficked in prescription painkillers. more »»

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