WVPA Sharing

Racing Commissioner says W.Va. racing industry under attack, must stand united

By Phil Kabler, The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Racing Commissioner Ken Lowe called Tuesday for all sides of the greyhound and thoroughbred racing industries to unite against legislative and humane-group efforts to decouple racing at the state’s racetrack casinos. “The racing industry is constantly under attack. We’re under attack, folks; we’re low-hanging fruit,” […]

By November 13, 2019 Read More →

Corporate owner of Broughton Foods files for bankruptcy

By Brett Dunlap, Parkersburg News and Sentinel MARIETTA, Ohio — The company which owns Broughton Foods in Marietta has filed for bankruptcy and the impact locally is uncertain. Dean Foods Company, based in Dallas, announced Tuesday it and substantially all of its subsidiaries have initiated voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings in the Southern District of […]

By November 13, 2019 Read More →

Family Treatment Court Opens in Ohio County, W.Va.

By Joselyn King, The Wheeling News-Register WHEELING — A Family Treatment Court option is now open in Ohio County, and West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals justices and court officials celebrated with a reception Tuesday. The Family Treatment Court in Ohio County, under the supervision of Circuit Judge David Sims, is one of three now […]

By November 13, 2019 Read More →

Opinion

Opinion: November is National Family Caregivers Month

Mon Health System leaders note the special role of caregivers By Mark Gillam, Avah Stalnaker and Melissa Lockwood The President’s recent proclamation to recognize and honor family caregivers throughout the month of November was welcomed by all of us at Mon Health System.  As we treat patients at our facilities in Morgantown, Weston, Kingwood and […]

By November 14, 2019 Read More →
Editorial: Ransomeware attack of Wood County Schools should make all West Virginia wary

Editorial: Ransomeware attack of Wood County Schools should make all West Virginia wary

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: As Wood County Schools continues to go school-by-school, computer-by-computer checking and repairing machines affected by a ransomware attack last week, local residents are getting a first-hand look at the way terrorists and criminals have shifted tactics in recent years. In fact, more than 500 school systems across the country […]

By November 13, 2019 Read More →

Fallen journalists deserve a memorial

By Barbara Cochran Journalists relentlessly pursue the truth in order to provide citizens with the information they need to be self-governing. And yet, for journalists, doing that work can be risky, dangerous and even cost lives. Just 15 months ago the deadliest attack on journalists in U.S. history took place at the office of the […]

By November 13, 2019 Read More →

Industry News

W.Va. Book: Virginia Slavery and King Salt in Booker T. Washington’s boyhood home

W.Va. Book: Virginia Slavery and King Salt in Booker T. Washington’s boyhood home

W.Va. Delegate’s new book previewed for West Virginia residents By Larry Linwell Rowe Editor’s Note: The West Virginia Press Association will be sharing a six-part preview of  “Virginia Slavery and King Salt in Booker T. Washington’s boyhood home,” a book by Larry Rowe, Charleston attorney and member of the W.Va. House of Delegates. To see […]

By October 23, 2019 Read More →
Former Journal reporter John McVey remembered for fairness, friendliness

Former Journal reporter John McVey remembered for fairness, friendliness

By MATT WELCH The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Whether you knew John McVey for his thick, white mustache or his greeting of “how are ya, by golly,” or for his fairness and thorough reporting at multiple news outlets in the area, you easily could have walked away with a story, according to those who knew […]

By June 3, 2019 Read More →
Campaign: Local news is handy! Subscribe to your local W.Va. newspaper today.

Campaign: Local news is handy! Subscribe to your local W.Va. newspaper today.

Find West Virginia newspapers‘ Easy-To-Use links or subscription information below: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association’s “Local News is Handy” campaign reminds everyone of the value of having access to creditable local news, information and advertising. Whether it’s delivered digitally to your cell phone and computer, in the traditional newspaper on your doorstep, […]

By May 18, 2019 Read More →

Photos

Gift for the Winter Solstice: A rainbow over Green Bank

Gift for the Winter Solstice: A rainbow over Green Bank

The Pocahontas Times GREEN BANK, W.Va. — The sun broke through the rain in the early morning of the Winter Solstice just long enough to produce this beautiful rainbow at the Green Bank Observatory. The Green Bank Telescope appears at one end of these colors and appears bathed in the light. Photo courtesy of Michael […]

By December 27, 2018 Read More →
Spotted in Pocahontas: Insect fashion show

Spotted in Pocahontas: Insect fashion show

The Pocahontas Times MARLINTON, W.Va. — Last week The Pocahontas Times asked about a spotted bug found on Thistlewood Farm. This September, one of those orange and black bugs showed up in the company of a cloud of migrating butterflies.  Now called the “Ailanthus Webworm Moth,” it looks like a beetle and flies like a […]

By November 5, 2018 Read More →
Protected: Media Alert – Photos, notes, video links from the WV Supreme Court tour

Protected: Media Alert – Photos, notes, video links from the WV Supreme Court tour

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By August 6, 2018 Read More →

WV Press Convention

W.Va. Press Association Convention 2020 set for Charleston, W.Va., on Aug. 7-8

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association Convention 2020 is scheduled for Aug. 7-8 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, W.Va. Watch for updates.

By October 3, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Hoping W.Va. tax revenues show rebound

From The Wheeling News-Register: Within a few days, state officials will make public information on how much money West Virginia state government officially collected in August. Keep your fingers crossed, especially if you want to see more potholes patched. Revenue in July, the first month of the new fiscal year, was far below what had […]

By September 4, 2019 Read More →
WV Press 2019 Convention education seminar videos available for staff review

WV Press 2019 Convention education seminar videos available for staff review

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If you couldn’t attend the educational seminars at the West Virginia Press Association Convention in Morgantown on Aug. 2-3, you can still get the benefit. The educational seminar videos are embedded below. WV Press has also uploaded the seminars to Facebook and YouTube channels and its award presentations to YouTube. Awards presentations […]

By August 15, 2019 Read More →

Other Recent News

National Newspaper Week

National Newspaper Week

By October 7, 2019 Read More →

10 things to know: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.

By November 13, 2019 Read More →
West Virginia launches new state college scholarship

West Virginia launches new state college scholarship

$40,000 Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars program created to attract math, science teachers CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) recently launched the online application for its newest and most-prestigious state scholarship, which is aimed at addressing critical teacher shortages in math, science, elementary education and special education.  The Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars Program will provide […]

By November 13, 2019 Read More →
West Virginia’s last remaining Kmart to close its doors in February

West Virginia’s last remaining Kmart to close its doors in February

By Amelia Ferrell Knisely, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Kanawha City Kmart will close in February, wiping out the chain store’s existence in West Virginia, as the Elkview Kmart is set to close next month. The store’s parent company, citing a “difficult retail environment,” included the Kanawha City location in a Thursday announcement that it […]

By November 12, 2019 Read More →