News

Trump administration rejects coal protection pleas

Staff and wire reports The Herald-Dispatch WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to issue a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants. The U.S. Department of Energy has decided the order is unnecessary, and the White House agrees, according to The Associated Press. The Energy Department says it considered issuing the […]

By August 23, 2017 Read More →

Program aims to prevent spread of diseases related to opioid abuse

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Eight West Virginia counties, including Mercer and McDowell, have been targeted for a new program that will try to prevent the spread of infectious disease related to opioid abuse. With money provided by four federal grants, West Virginia University will head the program, which combines research, […]

By August 18, 2017 Read More →

Judge approves $23M settlement for Century Aluminum employees

By LACIE PIERSON Charleston Gazette-Mail RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — Seven years ago, Karen Gorrell sat on a couch in Ravenswood, crying and feeling defeated after she and hundreds of other former Century Aluminum employees lost their health care and retirement benefits. On Monday, Gorrell again cried, but this time with relief, on a wooden bench in […]

By August 15, 2017 Read More →

WVPA Sharing

Audit delay causes problems for WV community colleges, officials say

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Recent sanctions on the state’s public colleges could make it harder for community colleges to launch programs quick enough to respond to the needs of the workforce, said Sarah Tucker, chancellor of the Community and Technical College System. The sanctions, which came after West Virginia submitted a […]

By August 23, 2017 Read More →

Mid-Ohio Valley has few Gov. Justice appointments

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has made appointments to boards and commissions but with little representation from the Mid-Ohio Valley, local officials said. Former Wood County Sheriff Jeff Sandy was appointed as Justice’s Secretary of the West Viginia Department of Military Affairs and Public […]

By August 23, 2017 Read More →
WVU Medicine BMC becomes first in state to add robotic spine surgery

WVU Medicine BMC becomes first in state to add robotic spine surgery

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center added its first robot-neurosurgeon to its medical staff on Monday. On Monday, BMC became the first medical center in West Virginia and the tri-state region to add the Mazor X, a robotic surgical platform, which will be used by its new Medicine […]

By August 23, 2017 Read More →

Opinion

Editorial: Rise in student aid applications a good sign for WV

The Herald-Dispatch editorial t is really one of the first steps toward going to college or community college. But in recent years, only about half of West Virginia high school seniors have made it that far. So, it is encouraging to see that by the end of June this year, almost two-thirds of the state’s […]

By August 17, 2017 Read More →

Speed federal aid to our area

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register editorial Thousands of people in our region of West Virginia were harmed, some severely, by flash flooding in late July. Many still need help and will for months, perhaps years, to come. With the stroke of a pen, President Donald Trump can get some of that aid flowing from the […]

By August 16, 2017 Read More →
Opinion: Brewing Success in West Virginia

Opinion: Brewing Success in West Virginia

From the West Virginia Craft Brewers Guild:   West Virginia Craft Beer Week is Aug. 12 – 19 By Sam Mauzy President West Virginia Craft Brewers Guild Craft brewers in West Virginia are doing more than creating the perfect beer; they are creating new economic opportunities and bringing people to the state. In celebration of West Virginia’s […]

By August 11, 2017 Read More →

Industry News

New podcast: Saturday Morning Quarterbacks

By AUSTIN WEIFORD The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — In a continuing effort to expand our digital content, The Register-Herald is proud to announce our upcoming podcast, Saturday Morning Quarterbacks. Sports Reporter Tyler Jackson and Sports Editor Gary Fauber will break down high school football events in our coverage area, including Summers, Wyoming, Greenbrier, Raleigh, and […]

By August 23, 2017 Read More →
Former Parkersburg News editor Robert Robinson dies at 70

Former Parkersburg News editor Robert Robinson dies at 70

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A former editor of The Parkersburg News passed away on Saturday. He was 70. Robert Glen “Bob” Robinson Jr., editor of The News from 1985 to 1989, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1978 for a breaking story about the collapse of the cooling tower at […]

By August 16, 2017 Read More →
Scripps Howard Foundation recognizes WVU’s Maryanne Reed

Scripps Howard Foundation recognizes WVU’s Maryanne Reed

CHICAGO, Ill. — Maryanne Reed, dean of the WVU Reed College of Media, was honored the Scripps Howard Foundation as its Administrator of the Year during the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention in Chicago.  At AEJMC Conference, the Scripps Howard Foundation honors Reed as Administrator of the Year and Allan Richards from FIU College of Communication, Architecture […]

By August 15, 2017 Read More →

Photos

A Fair amount of bull

A Fair amount of bull

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. — Alex Jenks gets bucked off as he competes in the International Bullriding Tour event Monday evening at the 65th Annual Jefferson County Fair. jefferson county fair west virginia 2015 (Photo by Ron Agnir) See more from The Journal

By August 22, 2017 Read More →
Wayne County Fair continues at Camden Park

Wayne County Fair continues at Camden Park

Staff report The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  — The Wayne County Fair rolled on Wednesday evening with another hot summer night of fun and games in Huntington’s historic Camden Park. The park’s rides provided the perfect carnival atmosphere as the day’s event also included live professional wrestling and a petting zoo for children. The fair continues Thursday, […]

By August 3, 2017 Read More →
Marshall County Fair, Grecian Food Festival keep Ohio Valley entertained

Marshall County Fair, Grecian Food Festival keep Ohio Valley entertained

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register Six year-old Hallie Clark of Cameron participates in the “Pee Wee Hog Showmanship” competition at the Marshall County Fair in Moundsville Thursday afternoon.  The fair runs through Saturday. Children perform a dance Wednesday during the Grecian Food Festival at St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church in Center Wheeling. The festival […]

By July 28, 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

USDA and SCORE team up to aid new farmers

Staff report The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The U.S. Department of Agriculture and SCORE, a nonprofit that helps small businesses get off the ground, are partnering up to assist new farmers. The initiative will focus on veterans, women and socially disadvantaged Americans who are trying to start a farm or ranch, officials said. SCORE […]

By August 23, 2017 Read More →

Bonds approved for Cacapon State Park construction

By JOHN McVEY The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Vav.  — It has taken a little more than five years, but a multi-million dollar expansion project at Cacapon State Park is finally getting underway. At its July 20 board meeting, the West Virginia Economic Development Authority approved up to $25 million in bonds financed with excess lottery revenues […]

By August 23, 2017 Read More →
Uber hits the streets running in Wheeling

Uber hits the streets running in Wheeling

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — No longer will city resident Frank Haller need to drive all the way to Pittsburgh to pick up passengers seeking Uber transportation because the ridesharing service is now online in Wheeling. Haller, who said at one point recently he made about $1,000 in a […]

By August 23, 2017 Read More →