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Mosquito in Cabell tests positive for West Nile virus

Mosquito in Cabell tests positive for West Nile virus

Staff report The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A mosquito trapped in Cabell County has tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Cabell-Huntington Health Department. The health department has been monitoring West Nile virus in the mosquito populations by trapping the mosquitoes and submitting them to the West Virginia Office of Laboratory Services for viral […]

By June 22, 2017 Read More →

Hearings in WV drug wholesale lawsuits begin

By KAYLA ASBURY Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Attorneys for drug wholesalers being sued by numerous West Virginia counties want the lawsuits tossed out, arguing that claims against them are “legally insufficient.” The first hearing for the West Virginia counties suing various drug wholesalers took place Tuesday in the U.S. District Court, in Charleston. Parties […]

By June 21, 2017 Read More →

Berkeley County overdose deaths see decrease

By JIM McCONNVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Berkeley County has seen a decrease in drug overdose deaths in the last two months, according to Berkeley County Community Recovery Services Coordinator Kevin Knowles, who spoke before the Berkeley County Council on Thursday. “We went from 7 overdose deaths in March and 7 in April, to […]

By June 19, 2017 Read More →

WVPA Sharing

Director Morgan Spurlock producing C8 documentary

Director Morgan Spurlock producing C8 documentary

Staff report The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A Parkersburg native and noted documentary filmmaker is participating in a project about C8 in the Mid-Ohio Valley. “The Devil We Know” is a collaboration of Stephanie Soechtig, Erin Brockovich and Morgan Spurlock, the Parkersburg native whose fame started with “Super Size Me,” his first film […]

By June 22, 2017 Read More →
Manchin, Capito hear concerns about GOP health care bill

Manchin, Capito hear concerns about GOP health care bill

Staff report The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A group of West Virginians concerned with the health care legislation from congressional Republicans met Tuesday with U.S. senators from the state. Among those in the group was Pastor Janice Hill of the First Christian Church on Washington Avenue in Parkersburg, which is affiliated with […]

By June 22, 2017 Read More →
Weirton Medical Center sees health care returning to spotlight

Weirton Medical Center sees health care returning to spotlight

By PAUL GIANNAMORE The Weirton Daily Times WEIRTON, W.Va.  — While the health care debate in Washington seems to be on the back burner to other issues for now, expect it to surface as an election issue for the 2018 mid-term elections. That was the word from Vincent Deluzio, managing director of R&V Associates, the […]

By June 22, 2017 Read More →

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Justice has chance to do more than showboat

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel editorial Surely anyone who begins a speech by announcing he “can’t do anything but tell the truth” understands he has just cued his audience to put up its guard. But Gov. Jim Justice’s spotlight grab Wednesday morning was so dishonest, disingenuous and full of self-serving nonsense that it made his […]

By June 22, 2017 Read More →

EDITORIAL: Program to help miners should expand

The Inter-Mountain editorial President Donald Trump knows, despite his rhetoric on the campaign trail, that nothing he can do will restore the job of all the coal miners who lost them during the past eight years. Between former President Barack Obama’s war on coal and market forces, some of those men and women will never […]

By June 21, 2017 Read More →

WEST VIRGINIA DAY EDITORIAL: Mountaineers must always look forward

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel editorial She has been “Open for Business,” she has been “Almost Heaven,” and today, she is “Wild and Wonderful,” according to the signs posted at her borders. But one thing that has not changed for 154 years in West Virginia is “Montani Semper Liberi” — Mountaineers are always free. Of […]

By June 20, 2017 Read More →

Industry News

NCWV Media purchases The Republican of Oakland, Maryland

NCWV Media purchases The Republican of Oakland, Maryland

Staff reports The Preston County News & Journal CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — NCWV Media continued its growth efforts on Thursday, purchasing The Republican, a weekly newspaper based in Oakland, Maryland. The deal is effective June 30, said Donald W. Sincell, president of Sincell Publishing Co. Inc., Oakland, and editor of The Republican newspaper. The newspaper, which was […]

By June 20, 2017 Read More →

Be a part of Parkersburg High School history

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The Parkersburg News and Sentinel is commemorating the centennial of Parkersburg High School on Dudley Avenue with a book denoting the last 100 years in photos, from its earliest days to contemporary times. People are a vital part of the book and you can be included by sending […]

By June 16, 2017 Read More →
Law firm kicks off campaign to support Legal Aid of W.Va.

Law firm kicks off campaign to support Legal Aid of W.Va.

  Non-profit organization provides free civil legal services across state Release from Legal Aid of W.Va.:  CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – At a recent reception, Charleston attorney John Barrett of Bailey & Glasser, LLP, announced the results of a kickoff effort supporting Just One, an annual fundraising campaign for Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV).   “In two short weeks, ten area […]

By June 14, 2017 Read More →

Photos

Editorial: Getting Input On Education

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling:  Obviously, the national Common Core curriculum seemed like a good idea to many leaders in West Virginia’s public education establishment. Just a couple of years ago, it seemed as if the plan was set in stone for our state. Someone forgot to check with the people of our state, however. […]

By June 18, 2017 Read More →
Shining up the Big Apple

Shining up the Big Apple

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — From left: Alexander Cole, Matthew Hausafus, Daniel Price and Max Fitz — Boy Scouts from Troop 29 in Martinsburg — scrap rust and chipped paint from the Big Apple Time Capsule on West King Street Thursday evening in Martinsburg. The project is Max Fitz’s Boy Scout Eagle Project. The Scouts will apply […]

By June 9, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Increasing culture of “college-going” crucial for Mountain State

From The Register-Herald of Beckley:  The “college-going rate” is one of the key measures of educational improvement for West Virginia, and there is good news. After dipping for a couple of years, the percentage of Mountain State high school graduates who enrolled in community colleges and four-year colleges increased last year. The statewide percentage is […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →

Blog: WVPress Extra

Shooting in Alexandria: Sad and sickening

Shooting in Alexandria: Sad and sickening

By Don Smith West Virginia Press Association While saddened by the news of the shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday, I was sickened by the hypocrisy in the comments of some politicians, cable news commentators and fellow journalists. Are we really surprised that another troubled, angry and frightened individual turned to […]

By June 15, 2017 Read More →

2016 in retrospect: Gov. Tomblin was a resource

From Executive Director Don Smith, WVPRESS Extra Blog: Tomorrow starts the new year, but it’s hard to think about the future, or keep your mind in the present, on Dec. 31. Reminiscing seems appropriate and necessary. Working for the West Virginia Press Association means lots of days at the Capitol and contact with elected officials […]

By December 31, 2016 Read More →

Newz Group partnership gives member newspapers off-site backup

  From Executive Director Don Smith: In the coming days and weeks, all West Virginia Press Association newspapers should be getting a call from Newz Group. These calls are coming with the support and urging of the WVPA and are about your access to free off-site archiving and backup. It’s a benefit service provided at no […]

By July 21, 2016 Read More →

Other Recent News

National Weather Service warns of possible flooding for W.Va.

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — With the one-year anniversary of a 1,000-year flood in areas of West Virginia approaching, Tropical Storm Cindy — now lashing the Gulf Coast — could bring more flooding our way. According to the National Weather Service, it may be time for the state to take cover, again. NWS […]

By June 22, 2017 Read More →

Small businesses receive more than $700,000 for flood aid from RISE W.Va.

By JESSICA FARRISH The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Greenbrier County received more than $700,000 in grant funding for small businesses through the public-private Rise West Virginia program, a West Virginia Development Office project manager reported Wednesday. Rise distributed $1.4 million to small businesses in 11 counties in November, Rise Program Manager Jordan Ferrell reported. =Created […]

By June 22, 2017 Read More →

WV med schools recognized for vaccine advocacy

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia is almost always in the bottom of health indexes, such as obesity, rate of heart attack and diabetes and lack of exercise. But when it comes to vaccinating children against life-threatening diseases, the Mountain State beats almost every other state. For their work in ensuring […]

By June 22, 2017 Read More →