As is often the case on Mondays, today's Wheeling Intelligencer front page contain little news especially if you believe that a news story ought to be current and relevant. Today’s front page features four stories -- only one of which meets both of those standards. (It's an AP story on the House impeachment inquiry.)
Here are the three PR releases:
Catholic Charities Partners With State Agencies to Address Substance Abuse
This story is word-for-word from a public relations release from Catholic Charities West Virginia. The release is undated but I found a link to the article on their Facebook page dated November 7.
Wheeling Hospital Adds New Treatment for Heart Disease
With a headline size usually reserved for presidential deaths and ends of world wars accompanied by a picture that takes up a quarter of the available news space, this story is word-for-word from a November 27 press release found on the hospital’s website. (A much smaller version of the picture is also there.)
Ohio ‘Making Progress’ Toward Better Air Quality
This story is about how the federal and state EPAs found that Steubenville, Ohio (26 miles from Wheeling) had improved its air quality. The article is almost word-for-word from an EPA news release dated November 25.
To the front page’s credit, there were none of the usual pictures of bridge construction.