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Ohio Valley group opposes natural gas subsidies

WHEELING, W.Va. — Murray Energy officials cited the “increased use of natural gas in the Ohio Valley area to generate electricity” as one of the reasons for eliminating more than 750 coal mining jobs in Ohio, Marshall and Belmont counties last week. Although no local natural gas-fired power plants are online yet, Moundsville Power developer […]

By May 28, 2015 Read More →

Feds suspend benefits linked to Huntington judge

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Social Security Administration confirmed Wednesday its suspension of disability benefits to more than 900 people during a review of 1,500 cases, all linked to Kentucky attorney Eric C. Conn and former Social Security administrative judge David B. Daugherty of Huntington. Social Security mailed the notices last week, after its Office of […]

By May 28, 2015 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, May 28

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, May 28, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. U.S., SWISS TIMED FIFA RAIDS FOR MAXIMUM EFFECT The anti-corruption investigation that would […]

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WVPA Sharing

Heroin Trafficking in Berkeley County: rampant and devastating

Heroin Trafficking in Berkeley County: rampant and devastating

The Needle and the Damage Done: West Virginia’s Heroin Epidemic By Liz McCormick West Virginia Public Broadcasting Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of stories by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, called “The Needle and the Damage Done: West Virginia’s Heroin Epidemic.” You can find the entire series, as well as interactive graphics and sound files at […]

By May 26, 2015 Read More →
W.Va.’s Heroin Epidemic and How We Got Here

W.Va.’s Heroin Epidemic and How We Got Here

The Needle and the Damage Done: West Virginia’s Heroin Epidemic By Glynis Board West Virginia Public Broadcasting       Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of stories by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, called “The Needle and the Damage Done: West Virginia’s Heroin Epidemic.” You can find the entire series, as well as interactive graphics […]

By May 25, 2015 Read More →

Professional truck drivers offer important highway safety tips

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With roughly 33 million Americans hitting the road this Memorial Day, drivers from American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Share the Road program urged motorists to exercise caution and good judgment as summer travel begins to ramp up. “In addition to being a very solemn and important holiday, Memorial Day is also the unofficial kickoff of summer and the summer driving season,” […]

By May 23, 2015 Read More →

Opinion

EPA initiatives’ impact on GDP, power rates critical

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Obama’s climate change initiatives have tended to focus on the devastation they already are wreaking to the beleaguered coal industry. That may well play right into the president’s hands, politically. It is comparatively difficult to gain much support in Congress, not to mention the nation as […]

By May 28, 2015 Read More →

PSC apparently fails to look out for consumers

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — The approval this week of a massive rate hike for customers of Appalachian Power took us — and a lot of other ratepayers — by surprise. The utility’s president, Charles Patton, says the new higher rates for his company push West Virginia “more toward the national average.”  West […]

By May 28, 2015 Read More →

Hard choices are needed to close road funding gap

An editorial from The Journal  MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginians did not need the national research group’s study released earlier this month to tell us we have some of the worst roads in the country. Many of us are reminded of that every time we go to work. For nearly three years, we have been waiting […]

By May 27, 2015 Read More →

Industry News

Bluefield paper’s Bill Archer honored in McDowell

Bluefield paper’s Bill Archer honored in McDowell

WELCH, W.Va. —  Bluefield Daily Telegraph senior editor Bill Archer was honored on Friday during the 19th annual McDowell County Law Day Celebration with the announcement that he will receive a Liberty Bell Award, in recognition of his service to the people of McDowell County. Archer has covered McDowell County news for three decades with […]

By May 4, 2015 Read More →
WVPA, Newz Group offering media monitoring service

WVPA, Newz Group offering media monitoring service

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association is working with Newz Group to ensure government agencies, non-profits, businesses, industries and individuals around the state have access to a comprehensive media monitoring service. “We’re aware there’s a need for media monitoring services in West Virginia. The WVPA is working with Newz Group to create awareness and access […]

By April 27, 2015 Read More →
Editor’s driveway one of latest mudslide sites

Editor’s driveway one of latest mudslide sites

DUHRING, W.Va. —  Another round of heavy rains continued to play havoc with waterlogged soil thorough the region, contributing to road slips and rock slides throughout the region. Samantha Perry, editor of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, was headed to work Monday morning, only to find a portion of her driveway washed away.  “We obviously didn’t […]

By April 21, 2015 Read More →

Photos

Charleston library patron sought water, not books

Charleston library patron sought water, not books

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By May 28, 2015 Read More →
Deer leaves its mark on Randolph County vehicle

Deer leaves its mark on Randolph County vehicle

The Inter-Mountain photo by Lynn Setler The occupants of an SUV sustained only minor injuries after a deer crashed through the vehicle’s windshield Tuesday. The incident took place opposite All American Auto on the Beverly Five-lane at about noon. The accident was investigated by the Elkins Police Department. Randolph County EMS and the Elkins Fire […]

By May 27, 2015 Read More →
Bluefield men among ‘Three Stooges’ in ’42 parade

Bluefield men among ‘Three Stooges’ in ’42 parade

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — The on-going aggression of the Nazi war machine, Italy’s fascist regime uniting with the Germans and Emperor Hirohito’s attack on Pearl Harbor — had Americans ready when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt asked Congress for a declaration of total war on the Axis powers. “Everyone was joining the armed services and going off […]

By May 26, 2015 Read More →

Blog: WVPress Extra

Mountain East basketball tournament photos – Wheeling Jesuit 73, Concord 70

Mountain East basketball tournament photos – Wheeling Jesuit 73, Concord 70

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association is providing its newspapers with photos from the Mountain East Basketball Tournament in Charleston March 5-8. The tournament is being held at the Charleston Civic Center  with support by GoMart, along with CharlestonWV.com and MetroNews Sports. Photos from the games will be uploaded to this site as […]

By March 6, 2015 Read More →
Elkins greenhouse grower makes poinsettias his business

Elkins greenhouse grower makes poinsettias his business

ELKINS, W.Va. — Larry Gouer loves poinsettias. The owner of Mary’s Greenhouse in Elkins is celebrating his 40th year in business. This December his greenhouses will be filled with thousands of the red, white, pink and peppermint plants for sale.   “In 40 years of growing, poinsettias have always been and still are my favorite thing […]

By December 2, 2014 Read More →

WVPA to provide membership with media badges

A note from the WVPA: Recently, a few newspapers have inquired about the WVPA providing endorsed media badges or parking passes for their newsrooms We’re happy to announce to our membership that the WVPA will now be creating personal media pass credentials to our editors, reporters and photographers upon request and at no charge. We […]

By September 19, 2014 Read More →

Other Recent News

Wood County board may cut certification bonuses

Wood County board may cut certification bonuses

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A proposed change to a Wood County Schools’ policy would significantly reduce the bonus given to teachers and other professional staff achieving national certification. National Board Certification can be achieved by teachers, counselors, nurses and speech therapists who complete an exhaustive self-evaluation process and successfully pass a rigorous National Board Certification test […]

By May 27, 2015 Read More →

Social Security reportedly reviewing Huntington area cases

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Social Security Administration reportedly is reviewing disability benefits that were awarded in hundreds of cases connected to Kentucky attorney Eric Conn and former Social Security administrative judge David B. Daugherty. The Herald-Dispatch recently learned Social Security officials mailed notices, including some suspending benefit payments, to area claimants while the review takes […]

By May 27, 2015 Read More →
Flouride advocates fail to sway Clarksburg board

Flouride advocates fail to sway Clarksburg board

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — To fluoridate or not to fluoridate: That was the question addressed by dozens of people at Tuesday’s Clarksburg Water Board meeting. The water board held a public hearing on its April 28 decision to stop buying fluoride. The decision essentially ends the public utility’s practice of adding the chemical to the water […]

By May 27, 2015 Read More →