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WV secretary of state defends firing 1/3 of staff

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner on Monday defended his decision to fire 16 longtime employees upon taking office in January, an action that has resulted in wrongful-termination lawsuits being filed against him. “It’s just what we needed to do to move the office forward,” Warner […]

By February 21, 2017 Read More →

Ohio, West Virginia senators target opioid abuse

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — Addiction to painkillers such as heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil continues sweeping through the U.S., regardless of socioeconomic status or geographic location, so a group of Senate Democrats and Republicans are joining forces in the effort to combat the opioid epidemic. U.S. Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Marco Rubio, […]

By February 20, 2017 Read More →

Bluefield hosting ‘Meet the Millennials’ event to ‘pass down knowledge’ to next generation

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W. Va. — The City of Bluefield is using the skills and experience of successful business people to help those who have just started a business or plan to. As part of National Entrepreneurship Week, which starts today, the city’s Community and Economic Development Department (CED) is participating by […]

By February 20, 2017 Read More →

WVPA Sharing

Justice, GOP lawmakers push similar bills to cut WV vehicle fleet

Justice, GOP lawmakers push similar bills to cut WV vehicle fleet

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail Gov. Jim Justice and Republican lawmakers have introduced competing bills that would overhaul the agency that manages more than 7,500 state-owned vehicles in West Virginia. On Monday morning, Delegate Gary Howell, R-Mineral, submitted legislation (HB 2004) to create a centralized system to track state vehicles. Hours later, Justice sent out […]

By February 21, 2017 Read More →
WV Senate votes to give counties say in PSD rates

WV Senate votes to give counties say in PSD rates

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal Members of the West Virginia Senate voted almost unanimously on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 to give county governments more of a say in the setting of water rates for their local public service districts. The Senate voted 32-1, with one member absent, to allow county commissioners the power to […]

By February 21, 2017 Read More →
Cabell, Wayne Co. lawmakers take aim at West Virginia’s addiction crisis

Cabell, Wayne Co. lawmakers take aim at West Virginia’s addiction crisis

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Cabell and Wayne county legislative representatives are sponsoring or supporting numerous bills aimed at curbing drug addiction in the Mountain State, including a bill introduced Monday that would increase penalties for delivering drugs that result in death. House Bill 2003 creates a new felony offense for administering, […]

By February 21, 2017 Read More →

Opinion

This Week in the W.Va. House of Delegates – Feb. 13-17

This Week in the W.Va. House of Delegates – Feb. 13-17

A release from Jared Hunt Communications Director West Virginia House of Delegates CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The House of Delegates passed its first bills of the 2017 session this past week, with lawmakers focusing efforts on boosting government ethics and accountability and gathering more information on the state’s budget situation. The House passed its first bill on […]

By February 19, 2017 Read More →
Editorial: Legislature can help Wheeling with Tax Credit

Editorial: Legislature can help Wheeling with Tax Credit

From the Wheeling News-Register: Developers understand a few percentage points can make a critical difference when one is involved in a big construction or renovation project. The old Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel headquarters building, with 144,000 square feet of interior space, is a big project. Towering over downtown Wheeling, the building has been vacant for the past few years. […]

By February 19, 2017 Read More →
Editorial: State cannot just keep crying wolf

Editorial: State cannot just keep crying wolf

From The Dominion Post:  “Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.” Of course, no other than a saint said that. If you doubt the truth in that wisdom, look no further than how our state balances budgets. A little more than three years ago Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin proposed dipping into the state’s Rainy Day […]

By February 19, 2017 Read More →

Industry News

A Look at ‘Life in the Ohio Valley:’ Six-part series runs through Wednesday

The Intelligencer/Wheeling News Register Life in the Ohio Valley. For many of us, it’s a life where we can raise our families, enjoy our friendships and live in relative peace in quiet. We’re close enough to cities such as Pittsburgh and Columbus that we can enjoy, through a simple day trip, what major metropolitan areas […]

By February 20, 2017 Read More →
Times West Virginian celebrates 20th anniversary of CNHI

Times West Virginian celebrates 20th anniversary of CNHI

Times West Virginian The Times West Virginian’s parent company, Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., celebrated a special birthday Tuesday. For the 20th anniversary of the company, which is based out of Montgomery, Alabama, the staff members of the Times West Virginian ate birthday cake and celebrated in other little ways. FRONT (from left) — Cathy Morrison, […]

By February 15, 2017 Read More →

Times West Virginian publisher is officially adopted by community

By ELTON SLUSSER Citizen Reporter Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — I recently attended an open house at the Times West Virginian to meet and welcome Julie Fox, the new publisher. She was impressively personable and easy to converse with. After welcoming her to our area, I endeavored to describe to her our neck of […]

By January 31, 2017 Read More →

Photos

Around the Rotunda: University of Charleston School of Pharmacy
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Around the Rotunda: West Virginians for Affordable Health Care
By February 14, 2017 Read More →
24 Hours in Marion County January 2017

24 Hours in Marion County January 2017

Reporters, photographers and editors of the Times West Virginian spent a full 24 hours, from 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, to 5:59 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, snapping pictures of the people, places and events in Marion County. See more than 90 images of just some of the things they encountered during the 24-hour period. See this story from the […]

By January 30, 2017 Read More →

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 […]

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 →

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. […]

By July 4, 2016 Read More →

Other Recent News

West Virginia tax credits could spur development

West Virginia tax credits could spur development

By JANET METZNER The Intelligencer and Wheeling News Register CHARLESTON — Some lawmakers want to encourage companies to renovate West Virginia’s historic buildings by offering a higher tax credit on rehabilitating them comparable to those in surrounding states. House Bill 2545, introduced Monday in the state Legislature, aims to even the playing field. It proposes […]

By February 21, 2017 Read More →
WV House bill requires fundraiser reports during 60-day session

WV House bill requires fundraiser reports during 60-day session

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates approved a bill Monday that’s designed to discourage lawmakers from holding campaign fundraisers during the legislative session.  House members voted 98-0 to approve HB 2319, which would require lawmakers to disclose fundraising events held during the session — and the amount […]

By February 21, 2017 Read More →
Fundraisers, fines bills approved

Fundraisers, fines bills approved

By DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The House of Delegates approved bills Feb. 20 dealing with legislator fundraisers and littering fines. HB 2319 requires a legislator running for legislative office who holds a fundraiser during a legislative session to disclose the event, the receipt of all contributions and the source and amounts […]

By February 21, 2017 Read More →