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U.S. gas production soaring

July 7, 2015 WHEELING — Even amid a drilling slowdown, nationwide natural gas production averaged 91.54 billion cubic feet per day in April compared to 85.8 Bcf per day in April 2014, according to the U.. more »»


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U.S. gas production soaring

July 7, 2015 WHEELING — Even amid a drilling slowdown, nationwide natural gas production averaged 91.54 billion cubic feet per day in April compared to 85.8 Bcf per day in April 2014, according to the U.. more »»

Area murder case issues unresolved

July 7, 2015 WELLSBURG — The Jason Pratz murder case still is slated to begin July 20, though issues of the defendant’s competency to stand trial and whether it should be heard elsewhere aren’t resolved yet. more »»

Area man in hospital after fight at club

July 7, 2015 CHESTER — An East Liverpool man is in a Pittsburgh hospital after a fight at the Chrome Nite Club early Sunday morning, according to information from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department. more »»

Charges against mayor on back burner — for now

July 7, 2015 CHESTER — Chester City Council is accusing Mayor Larry Forsythe of dereliction of duty, although it doesn’t yet have the legal wherewithal to file the charges in court. more »»

Follansbee residents seek slip action

July 7, 2015 FOLLANSBEE — A couple asked Follansbee Council on Monday to correct a slip that has caused a nearby hillside to shift into their home. more »»


SUVs, muscle cars help auto industry maintain momentum

July 5, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — Americans again bought vehicles that sit up high and come loaded with features like backup cameras and smartphone capabilities in June. Horsepower was also in; gas-sipping not so muc. more »»

Huntington Bank announces special offer for homebuyers

July 5, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Huntington Bank is launching an initiative to help get local residents into homes of their own with a special offer designed to relieve some of the financial burdens associated with... more »»

Quick Takes

July 5, 2015 CERTIFIED: Michele Swan, MSN, FNP-BC, CNSC, a member of Dr. Himanshu P. Desai’s team at Trinity Digestive and Nutrition Center, has achieved her board certification in nutrition suppor. more »»

Shell secures authorization in Arctic drilling

July 5, 2015 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell has secured another federal authorization as it pursues plans to drill exploration wells in the Arctic waters off the Alaska coast. The U.S. more »»

Trade schools run risk of losing financial aid

July 5, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out “impatient” individuals who have “few people in their lives who care about the. more »»


Curtis Jones

July 7, 2015 Curtis H. “Bud” Jones, 90, of Richmond, OH, passed away July 4, 2015, at his son’s home in Charlottesville, VA, surrounded by his children. more »»

Donna Geary

July 7, 2015 Donna Lee (Plotts) Geary, 82, of Follansbee, WV, passed away at 12:40 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2015, at Weirton Medical Center, Weirton, WV. Donna was born on July 3, 1933, in Steubenville, OH. more »»

Greysen Bernardi

July 7, 2015 Greysen Matthew Bernardi, age 3, of Orlando, FL, passed away July 1, 2015. Greysen was born October 6, 2011, in Winter Garden, FL. He is the beloved son of Jason Bernardi and Ashley Feht. more »»

Charles A. Meeks

July 7, 2015 Charles A. Meeks, 68, of Steubenville passed away Monday, July 6, 2015, at the Trinity Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. more »»

Kevan Komorowski

July 7, 2015 Kevan J. Komorowski, 44, of Weirton, WV, passed away Saturday July 4, 2015. There will be no visitation. A funeral Mass will be Wednesday July 8, 2015, at 10 a.m. more »»

Local Sports

A bull market

July 7, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Pedro Alvarez wasn’t thinking about family matters with the game on the line. more »»

4 Bucs

July 7, 2015 NEW YORK — Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Jo... more »»

Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight

July 7, 2015 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life. more »»

Women distanced from FIFA scandal during World Cup

July 7, 2015 VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — For a few moments over the past month, the Women’s World Cup seemed to push aside the FIFA scandal that is simmering a half planet away. more »»

Women’s World Cup final seen by record 26.7 million in U.S.

July 7, 2015 NEW YORK — The United States’ win over Japan in the Women’s World Cup final was the most viewed soccer game in the history of American television. more »»

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