Why did the Intelligencer wait until today to cover a Wheeling story that happened Saturday night?
If you turn to the "Region" section (page 9) of today's (Thursday's) Intelligencer you will see a story by Fred Connors: "Crowd Throws Debris, Slurs at Law Enforcement." Here are the first two paragraphs:
Several people threw trash, bottles and other debris-and some racial slurs-toward Wheeling police officers trying to break up a fight Saturday at Heritage Port after the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival fireworks display.
Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger said officers arrested a white male and a black male for fighting and cited a third person for civil disobedience during a chaotic 20-30 minutes of unruly behavior in an area of 14th Street near WesBanco Arena.
The Intelligencer report raises a number of questions but since "all I know is what I read in the papers," I'll wait for more information before speculating on the event. However, I will question why it took the Intelligencer five days to cover what happened. Okay, this happened late Saturday -- far too late for coverage in the Sunday morning News-Register. But why wasn't there a story about this on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday?
An interesting side-note. I just checked YouTube to see if anyone posted any video. Given that seemingly no event goes unrecorded, I was surprised to find nothing (as of 10:30 AM) posted on YouTube.