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Forced pooling bill now pending

February 12, 2016 WHEELING — Corky DeMarco said West Virginia’s Marcellus Shale drillers struggle to locate some landowners with whom they need lease agreements, but Delegate Pat McGeehan, R-Hancock, said forced... more »»


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Forced pooling bill now pending

February 12, 2016 WHEELING — Corky DeMarco said West Virginia’s Marcellus Shale drillers struggle to locate some landowners with whom they need lease agreements, but Delegate Pat McGeehan, R-Hancock, said forced... more »»

Tomblin frustrated by budget process

February 12, 2016 CHARLESTON — About halfway through the 60-day legislative session, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is expressing frustration that lawmakers haven’t considered options to plug a massive budget hole. more »»

Right-to-work plan vetoed by Tomblin

February 12, 2016 CHARLESTON — As promised, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed bills on Thursday to make West Virginia the 26th state with a so-called right-to-work law and repeal its prevailing wage. more »»

State House approves legislation allowing for religious exemptions

February 12, 2016 CHARLESTON — Amid growing opposition from the business community, West Virginia’s Republican-led House of Delegates cleared a bill Thursday that proponents say would ensure freedom of religious... more »»

WMC major festival sponsor

February 12, 2016 Weirton Medical Center is serving as a major sponsor for the 2016 Festival of Nations. The free event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 19 at the Millsop Community Center in Weirton. more »»


Mountaineer has new cuisine

February 7, 2016 From staff reports CHESTER — Officials with Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort have announced several new food and beverage choices that will be coming to restaurants on property. more »»

Richmond man named chief of finance for Pittsburgh Mercy nonprofit

February 7, 2016 From staff reports PITTSBURGH — Eric C. Barley of Richmond has been named chief financial officer of Pittsburgh Mercy, a health and human service nonprofit organization in Southwestern Pennsylvani. more »»

Texas Roadhouse open at Highlands

February 7, 2016 By DORSEY KINDLER Staff writer TRIADELPHIA — There’s a new “roadhouse” in town. That’s right. As of Tuesday, the new Texas Roadhouse is open for business at the Highland. more »»

Acquisition of East Liverpool City Hospital completed

February 7, 2016 EAST LIVERPOOL — With a new owner in place for East Liverpool City Hospital, many doctors and community members are now looking toward a positive future. more »»

Quick takes

February 7, 2016 AWARDED: Janice DiFederico Adrian, a real estate agent with Gary W. more »»


Alex Stewart

February 12, 2016 Alex Cole Stewart, infant son of Jared and Amanda (Booska) Stewart of Toronto, OH, was born on January 24, 2016, in Steubenville, OH and passed away peacefully at home on Thursday February 11, 2016. more »»

Stephen Humble

February 12, 2016 Stephen “Steve” Ray Humble, 70, of Richmond, OH, passed away February 11, 2016, at Valley Hospice Care Center North, Steubenville. more »»

Charlotte Forst

February 12, 2016 Charlotte J. Forst, 68, of Georges Run, OH, passed away Thursday February 11, 2016, at home. There will be no services. Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler Funeral Homes. Offer condolences www. more »»

Irma Taylor

February 12, 2016 Irma L. (Tweedy) Taylor, 77, of Rayland, OH, died February 7, 2016, surrounded by her family at home. Friends will be received at the Rush Run Community Chapel 1983, Co. Rd. more »»

James Harris

February 12, 2016 James K. “Hairball” Harris, 64, of Hammondsville, OH, passed away February 9. There will be a remembrance gathering for James at the Elevate Him Ministries, 1329 Main S. more »»

Local Sports

Dons wins third-straight city championship

February 12, 2016 WEIRTON — Madonna has reason to brag. more »»

Morgantown stays unbeaten by dropping Steubenville in OVAC 5A semifinal

February 12, 2016 MORGANTOWN — With a scratch between his eyes, Morgantown High’s Antonio Morgano found his way to the corner of the court during the first quarter Thursday night, at the Rowdy Cente. more »»

Wheeling Central gets past Crusaders

February 12, 2016 WHEELING —With an OVAC 2A championship game looming less than 48 hours away, Wheeling Central was not caught looking ahead Thursday night. more »»

Parkersburg South takes care of Red Riders in OVAC pool play

February 12, 2016 PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg South boys basketball team earned a 101-60 win over visiting Weir High in OVAC pool play on Thursday. more »»

Dual meet

February 12, 2016 Matthew Peaslee Dual meet Indian Creek’s Daniel Hague, top, wrestles Edison’s Seth Cade at 138 pounds during Thursday’s dual meet in Wintersville. more »»

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A quick memory for the Challenger

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