News

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 →

Governor says companies close to agreement on back taxes

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said state tax officials and those running several of his coal companies are close to reaching an agreement on millions of dollars in past-due severance and other taxes. “I’m a high-profile guy now,” Justice said Aug. 4, a day after announcing […]

By August 14, 2017 Read More →

WVPA Sharing

WV PSC seeks dismissal of Frontier lawsuit

By MAX GARLAND Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Public Service Commission has filed a motion to dismiss Frontier Communication’s federal lawsuit which names all three of its commissioners, stating it has no role in enforcing the section of House Bill 3093, known as the broadband bill, Frontier says conflicts with federal law. “Under […]

By August 18, 2017 Read More →
Mingo County native recorded with Jimi Hendrix

Mingo County native recorded with Jimi Hendrix

By KYLE LOVERN HD Media MATEWAN. W.Va. — Growing up in the small hamlet of Newtown nestled deep in the mountains in rural Mingo County, Rocky Isaac never dreamed he would one day be drumming for a rock-and-roll icon. However his travels and musical talents eventually led him to recording sessions with famed guitarist Jimi Hendrix. […]

By August 18, 2017 Read More →

Sex offender supervision unit ending in WV

By COURTNEY HESSLER The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s intensive supervision office, which employs dozens of officers who have spent nearly a decade herding hundreds of sex offenders, will end in September. The termination of the ISO program comes after a June 26 order signed by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Chief Justice Allen […]

By August 18, 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

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 offer memories of WVPA Convention 2017

Photos offer memories of WVPA Convention 2017

DAVIS, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association held its 2017 Convention, Aug. 3-5, at Canaan Valley Resort. Here are photos from the event:  

By August 14, 2017 Read More →

Photos

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 →
WVPA Sharing: The Register-Herald provides photos of President Trump in W.Va.

WVPA Sharing: The Register-Herald provides photos of President Trump in W.Va.

  BECKLEY, W.Va. — With the assistance of the Register-Herald in Beckley, the WVPA is providing five photos from President Donald Trump’s visit to W.Va. . The photos and cutlines are below. Please remember to credit photographer Chris Jackson and The Register-Herald of Beckley for the photos. . The WVPA greatly appreciates the support of Register-Herald […]

By July 24, 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

Johnson to lead office to combat drug abuse

Johnson to lead office to combat drug abuse

Staff report The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch has appointed Jim Johnson as director of the newly formed Office of Drug Control Policy, according to a Thursday press release.   For the past three years, Johnson has served as director of the Huntington Mayor’s […]

By August 18, 2017 Read More →

Wyoming delegation opposes Justice’s coal plan

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Wyoming’s congressional delegation sent a letter to President Donald Trump, expressing their opposition to a plan proposed by Gov. Justice to provide a $4.5 billion annual subsidy to eastern coal producers. U.S. Sens Mike Enzi and John Barasso and Rep. Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., sent the letter […]

By August 18, 2017 Read More →

WVU to host Children’s Health Policy Summit

Staff report The State Journal MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — As children’s access to quality and affordable health care is in uncertain times, West Virginia University’s John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics is partnering with the WVU Health Sciences Center and WVU Libraries to host a Children’s Health Policy Summit: Understanding the People, Place […]

By August 18, 2017 Read More →