News

Media Advisory: Presentation set for 10 a.m. Tuesday on Parkersburg to Pittsburgh Rail-Trail WV Feasibility Study

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy feasibility study finds Parkersburg to Pittsburgh rail-trail achievable within the coming decade   BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Just 22 miles remain in West Virginia’s decades-long push to complete a world-class tourism and recreation amenity that would have a transformative impact on the region’s economy. That’s the primary finding of a feasibility study being released on […]

By April 23, 2018 Read More →

Report on egg recall’s effect in West Virginia

By KAITLYN NEFF Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — The FDA released a public service announcement regarding an egg recall due to a possible health risk. The Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling over 200 million eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can […]

By April 17, 2018 Read More →

Residents invited to offer opinion on how next Wood County Superintendent of Schools can be successful

Residents invited to offer opinion on how next Wood County Superintendent of Schools can be successful PARKERSBURG, W.Va. —  Residents, school employees, community groups, civic organizations and other interested parties are being asked to help the next Wood County Superintendent of Schools prepare for the challenge of addressing major issues facing Wood County Schools. With […]

By April 13, 2018 Read More →

WVPA Sharing

Final Week: WVPA Foundation accepting scholarship and summer Internship applications for 2018-19

Final Week: WVPA Foundation accepting scholarship and summer Internship applications for 2018-19

Newspapers interesting in hosting an intern should contact the WVPA CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There is still one week for students to submit applications for the West Virginia Press Association Foundation’s 2018 Summer Internships and 2018-19 Scholarships. If internships are awarded, the WVPAF provides both paid and unpaid internships at newspapers across West Virginia. If scholarships are […]

By April 23, 2018 Read More →

Antiques, arts, collectibles show set for June 29-20 in Elkins

  ELKINS, W.Va. — On Friday and Saturday, June 29-30, 2018, The Arts Center in conjunction with the Phil Gainer Community Center (the former National Guard Armory) will hold its first Arts, Antiques, and Collectibles show. The Arts Center is seeking vendors to fill the 11,000 square feet of climate-controlled exhibit space.  Outdoor vendor and […]

By April 23, 2018 Read More →

DEA mulls further limits on opioid production

By COURTNEY HESSLER The Herald-Dispatch WASHINGTON — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has proposed an order that would reduce the influx of opioids pumped into areas highly targeted by drug firms in an effort to curb the number of illegally distributed painkillers. The proposal would change how the agency sets limits on the amount of opioids […]

By April 23, 2018 Read More →

Opinion

EDITORIAL: West Virginia is the place tourists belong, too

The Intelligencer editorial West Virginians who have done much traveling know the song “Country Roads,” and the state for which it has come to stand, are known all over the world. Bar patrons in almost any country sing along, word for word, if the tune comes over the sound system. If there happens to be […]

By April 19, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: Almost Heaven – Tourism officials right to embrace slogan

From the Parkersburg News and Sentinel:  West Virginians who have done much traveling know the song “Country Roads,” and the state for which it has come to stand, are known all over the world. Bar patrons in almost any country sing along, word for word, if the tune comes over the sound system. If there […]

By April 13, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: West Virginia must change its ways or turn out the lights

From The Register-Herald of Beckley:  If West Virginia wants to seriously take a run at finding a cultural, educational and economic mojo that entrepreneurs and businesses can take to the bank, if it wants to shape a place with lifestyle options that younger folks would find attractive and inviting, then it will also have to address […]

By April 13, 2018 Read More →

Industry News

Jarrid McCormick joins WDN as sports reporter

Jarrid McCormick joins WDN as sports reporter

Staff report Williamson Daily News WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Jarrid McCormick, a lifelong Williamson resident and a 2010 graduate of Williamson High School, has joined HD Media as a sports reporter for the Williamson Daily News. While at WHS, Jarrid played four years of basketball and baseball, three years of golf and one year of football. […]

By April 23, 2018 Read More →
Media Alert: Newspaper conference call on tourism set for Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Media Alert: Newspaper conference call on tourism set for Wednesday at 1 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association has arranged a newspaper industry conference call with W.Va. Tourism Commissioner Chelsea Ruby for 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, to discussion and answer questions on tourism plans. The WVPA will host the call. Information on participation has been emailed to each editor. If you have questions or did […]

By April 10, 2018 Read More →
WVPA stalwart Ed ‘Chad’ Chadwick dead at 83

WVPA stalwart Ed ‘Chad’ Chadwick dead at 83

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Edward Francis ‘Chad’ Chadwick, who was a leader in the West Virginia newspaper industry and the West Virginia Press Association for decades, passed away on April 6 at home surrounded by his family. Chadwick, 83, was an active member of the WV Press Association, serving numerous roles including President in 1982. In 1999, […]

By April 9, 2018 Read More →

Photos

Wheeling Park High School students join national walkout

Wheeling Park High School students join national walkout

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — On Wednesday, Wheeling Park High School students take part in the 17-minute National Student Walkout to remember the 17 lives lost in the massacre at a Parkland, Fla., high school. The students also held signs stating “Silence Gun Violence” and chanted “We want change” regarding school safety […]

By March 15, 2018 Read More →
Photo Album: The Ohio River at Mason and Point Pleasant

Photo Album: The Ohio River at Mason and Point Pleasant

Point Pleasant Register Read the entire article: http://www.mydailyregister.com/news/24367/photo-album-the-ohio-river-at-mason-and-point-pleasant See more from the Point Pleasant Register

By February 19, 2018 Read More →
Fascinating faces of Fasnacht in West Virginia

Fascinating faces of Fasnacht in West Virginia

The Inter-Mountain HELVETIA, W.Va. — The village of Helvetia celebrated Fasnacht Saturday, dressing up in various guises meant to scare off Old Man Winter and cold weather. Fasnacht is the Swiss equivalent of Mardi Gras in New Orleans or Carnivale in Rio. It is a time of celebration before the beginning of Lent. In Switzerland, the […]

By February 12, 2018 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

By April 23, 2018 Read More →
Morgantown Area Paddlers celebrate Earth Day

Morgantown Area Paddlers celebrate Earth Day

By ERIC HRIN Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — On Sunday, the Morgantown Area Paddlers (MAP) spent Earth Day in a place where they felt right at home — on the water. Eight of the paddlers set their kayaks into the water at Pricketts Ford in Fairmont. “Anytime you can get people out of doors, […]

By April 23, 2018 Read More →

Task force to address mental health, addiction among West Virginia lawyers

By JESSICA BROVERMAN The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has established a task force to combat mental health and substance abuse issues in the legal profession. Chief Justice Margaret Workman issued the order earlier this year. The task force is to report to the Supreme Court […]

By April 23, 2018 Read More →