News

More details being made public in WV water crisis settlement

More details being made public in WV water crisis settlement

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha Valley residents, businesses and workers will be able to easily obtain millions of dollars in payments from West Virginia American Water Co. and Eastman Chemical for the contamination of the region’s drinking water supply, according to detailed class-action settlement documents made public in federal court […]

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WVSU sues Dow over water pollution at Institute campus

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia State University has sued Dow Chemical and former operators of the Institute chemical plant, alleging that the facility has contaminated the groundwater under the university’s campus. University officials insist the contamination poses no health risks — the campus does not use groundwater for its […]

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Duke fracking study finds no contamination of ground water due to fracking

Duke fracking study finds no contamination of ground water due to fracking

By CHARLES YOUNG The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — Fracking has not contaminated groundwater in Northwestern West Virginia, according to a recently released study by scientists at Duke University. “The study was able to measure a very wide range of chemical tracers in wells before and after fracking in West Virginia,” said Avner Vengosh, professor […]

By April 27, 2017 Read More →

WVPA Sharing

‘It’s not true’: Concord president shuts down rumor of school closing

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph ATHENS, W.Va.  — “It’s not going to happen. It’s not true.” Concord University President Dr. Kendra Boggess on Thursday laid to rest a rumor that the school is closing, saying Concord is facing budgetary challenges just as the state is. “Concord is in the same shape as the state […]

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10 things to know: Friday, April 28

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, April 28, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP HEADS TO NRA CONVENTION IN ATLANTA Gun control advocates say they are ready to rumble now that the president, […]

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WV Rivers Coalition’s Angie Rosser named River Hero

Award from River Network cites Rosser’s work at making clean water a non-partisan issue CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The River Network, a Colorado-based national nonprofit organization that supports local and statewide organizations involved in restoring and protecting rivers and streams, has named WV Rivers Coalition’s executive director Angie Rosser as one of its 2017 River Heroes. […]

By April 27, 2017 Read More →

Opinion

Delegate Gearheart statement on Governor Justice decision on state park fees

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – House Roads and Transportation Committee Chairman Marty Gearheart, R-Mercer, today applauded Gov. Jim Justice for recognizing that West Virginia families are struggling financially, and called on him to abandon his proposals for massive tax increases. “Last night, the Governor said<http://www.governor.wv.gov/News/press-releases/2017/Pages/Justice-Stops-Move-To-Charge-Park-Visitors.aspx>, ‘West Virginians are struggling and at this time there is no way […]

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Speaker Armstead statement on Governor’s call for a special session

Speaker Armstead statement on Governor’s call for a special session

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, issued the following statement after Gov. Jim Justice announced he intends to call the Legislature back into session Thursday, May 4, to push his tax-increase plans. “I’m saddened that the Governor continues to refuse to acknowledge the reality that his current plan still does not have the […]

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Opinion: AARP, Hospitals and patients condemn GOP Health Care Plan

From the Alliance for Healthcare Security: CHARLESTON, W,Va. —  AARP, American Medical Association, doctors, hospitals and patient advocacy groups this week have all voiced their condemnation and opposition to the current GOP proposal dubbed the American Health Care Act. The AARP, issued a second letter to Congress, urging all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote “No.” […]

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Industry News

What a difference a year can make: Proud of what Fairmont News has become, where its heading

What a difference a year can make: Proud of what Fairmont News has become, where its heading

By JOHN DAHLIA The Fairmont News FAIRMONT, W.Va. — What a difference one year can make. But for me, and a lot of us who support The Fairmont News, a good portion of our effort to make this weekly publication the best it can be, began long before April 2016. Right around early March last […]

By April 18, 2017 Read More →

Marshall School of Journalism names five to its Hall of Fame

By JAMES CASTO The State Journal HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications has announced it will add five graduates to its Hall of Fame this fall. Sean Callebs, John Hackworth, Susan Lavenski, Chris Stadelman and Dave Wellman will be inducted during a Sept. 29 ceremony. Callebs, a […]

By April 13, 2017 Read More →
WV South, Barbero win Best of CNHI awards

WV South, Barbero win Best of CNHI awards

The Register-Herald BECKLELY, W.Va. — West Virginia South magazine and Register-Herald photojournalist Rick Barbero recently received prestigious “Best of CNHI” awards, honoring their work as the best in the newspaper’s parent company for 2016. Barbero, a 36-year employee of the newspaper, received the award for “Best Video” for his video story on the cadaver dog […]

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Photos

Boys and Girls Club of Huntington celebrates Earth Day

Boys and Girls Club of Huntington celebrates Earth Day

Photo by Sholten Singer HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Boys and Girls Club of Huntington hosts an Earth Day celebration on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Guyandotte Boys and Girls Club. Starbucks district manager Beth Hyatt helps children plant a garden.

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Coloring Easter eggs at Nella’s

Coloring Easter eggs at Nella’s

ELKINS, W.Va. — Students from Shining Light Pre-School visited Nella’s Inc. and Nella’s Nursing Home on Tuesday to color Easter eggs with Nella’s residents. Lily Perry, left, shares her finished egg with Nella’s Inc. resident Kathleen Cain after a fun-filled afternoon shared together.

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Justice to WVU: ‘We are too blooming good to be last’

Justice to WVU: ‘We are too blooming good to be last’

By JIM BISSETT The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice made a Morgantown stop March 29 as part of his ongoing Save our State tour. He told a standing-room-only audience at WVU that his budget proposals for his year’s state Legislative session could pull West Virginia out of generations of fiscal mediocrity. “We […]

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Blog: WVPress Extra

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 […]

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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 […]

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Heavy rains fall on WV flood victims

A heavy rain pours across the flood ravaged areas of West Virginia. Predictions call for three inches and flash flooding. Today, on Independence Day, thousands of West Virginians sit cold and damp in tents, shelters, their vehicles and their damages homes – most still without power – watching the rain fall and the creeks rise. […]

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Other Recent News

Benedum Foundation’s latest grants continue support to WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation recently awarded three grants to West Virginia University through the WVU Foundation totaling $304,300. These grants will benefit various programs, initiatives, and individuals at WVU including: ·  WVFOODLINK Nourishing Networks Program – $152,300- Grant funding received by the program, led by Dr. Bradley Wilson in the department of […]

By April 27, 2017 Read More →

Hardwood industry maintains self-sustainability

From the West Virginia Hardwood Alliance Zone: Elkins, W.Va. – The long-term outlook for jobs and industry supported by West Virginia’s hardwoods looks strong as data trends show that reforestation efforts and responsible timbering have enabled the state to maintain a steady growth in hardwood volume since 2010. The average hardwood timber growth in West Virginia is […]

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Twelve Highmark Health employees named Jefferson Awards winners for public service

PITTSBURGH — In a ceremony this week, the Highmark Health organization honored dedicated employees for their outstanding volunteer work by presenting them with Jefferson Awards for Public Service and a monetary contribution for the nonprofit organization of their choice. Highmark Health is one of 27 U.S. organizations that serve as Jefferson Awards Champions, bringing to the workplace the […]

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