News

Mosquito in Cabell tests positive for West Nile virus

Mosquito in Cabell tests positive for West Nile virus

Staff report The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A mosquito trapped in Cabell County has tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Cabell-Huntington Health Department. The health department has been monitoring West Nile virus in the mosquito populations by trapping the mosquitoes and submitting them to the West Virginia Office of Laboratory Services for viral […]

By June 22, 2017 Read More →

Hearings in WV drug wholesale lawsuits begin

By KAYLA ASBURY Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Attorneys for drug wholesalers being sued by numerous West Virginia counties want the lawsuits tossed out, arguing that claims against them are “legally insufficient.” The first hearing for the West Virginia counties suing various drug wholesalers took place Tuesday in the U.S. District Court, in Charleston. Parties […]

By June 21, 2017 Read More →

Berkeley County overdose deaths see decrease

By JIM McCONNVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Berkeley County has seen a decrease in drug overdose deaths in the last two months, according to Berkeley County Community Recovery Services Coordinator Kevin Knowles, who spoke before the Berkeley County Council on Thursday. “We went from 7 overdose deaths in March and 7 in April, to […]

By June 19, 2017 Read More →

WVPA Sharing

Justice, lawmakers commemorate 2016 flood in WV

Staff report The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is among the thousands of people who will be participating in events today to commemorate the one-year anniversary of a flash flood that killed 23 people on June 23, 2016. Justice and other lawmakers on Thursday began their remembrance of the disaster with a […]

By June 23, 2017 Read More →
Manchin remains opposed to Senate GOP health plan, Capito still mum

Manchin remains opposed to Senate GOP health plan, Capito still mum

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, remains opposed to Senate Republicans’ newest plan to replace the Affordable Care Act released Thursday morning. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, the state’s Republican senator, still isn’t saying where she stands. The American Health Care Act, House Republicans’ plan to replace […]

By June 23, 2017 Read More →
Vermont senator Bernie Sanders returning to WV for health care rally

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders returning to WV for health care rally

Staff reports Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Those who didn’t get a chance to “feel the Bern” in March will have another chance Sunday. Bernie Sanders, the independent Senator from Vermont and former Democratic presidential candidate, is returning to Charleston for the Protect Our Health Care Rally at the Charleston Civic Center at 3 p.m. […]

By June 23, 2017 Read More →

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Justice has chance to do more than showboat

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel editorial Surely anyone who begins a speech by announcing he “can’t do anything but tell the truth” understands he has just cued his audience to put up its guard. But Gov. Jim Justice’s spotlight grab Wednesday morning was so dishonest, disingenuous and full of self-serving nonsense that it made his […]

By June 22, 2017 Read More →

EDITORIAL: Program to help miners should expand

The Inter-Mountain editorial President Donald Trump knows, despite his rhetoric on the campaign trail, that nothing he can do will restore the job of all the coal miners who lost them during the past eight years. Between former President Barack Obama’s war on coal and market forces, some of those men and women will never […]

By June 21, 2017 Read More →

WEST VIRGINIA DAY EDITORIAL: Mountaineers must always look forward

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel editorial She has been “Open for Business,” she has been “Almost Heaven,” and today, she is “Wild and Wonderful,” according to the signs posted at her borders. But one thing that has not changed for 154 years in West Virginia is “Montani Semper Liberi” — Mountaineers are always free. Of […]

By June 20, 2017 Read More →

Industry News

NCWV Media purchases The Republican of Oakland, Maryland

NCWV Media purchases The Republican of Oakland, Maryland

Staff reports The Preston County News & Journal CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — NCWV Media continued its growth efforts on Thursday, purchasing The Republican, a weekly newspaper based in Oakland, Maryland. The deal is effective June 30, said Donald W. Sincell, president of Sincell Publishing Co. Inc., Oakland, and editor of The Republican newspaper. The newspaper, which was […]

By June 20, 2017 Read More →

Be a part of Parkersburg High School history

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The Parkersburg News and Sentinel is commemorating the centennial of Parkersburg High School on Dudley Avenue with a book denoting the last 100 years in photos, from its earliest days to contemporary times. People are a vital part of the book and you can be included by sending […]

By June 16, 2017 Read More →
Law firm kicks off campaign to support Legal Aid of W.Va.

Law firm kicks off campaign to support Legal Aid of W.Va.

  Non-profit organization provides free civil legal services across state Release from Legal Aid of W.Va.:  CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – At a recent reception, Charleston attorney John Barrett of Bailey & Glasser, LLP, announced the results of a kickoff effort supporting Just One, an annual fundraising campaign for Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV).   “In two short weeks, ten area […]

By June 14, 2017 Read More →

Photos

Editorial: Getting Input On Education

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling:  Obviously, the national Common Core curriculum seemed like a good idea to many leaders in West Virginia’s public education establishment. Just a couple of years ago, it seemed as if the plan was set in stone for our state. Someone forgot to check with the people of our state, however. […]

By June 18, 2017 Read More →
Shining up the Big Apple

Shining up the Big Apple

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — From left: Alexander Cole, Matthew Hausafus, Daniel Price and Max Fitz — Boy Scouts from Troop 29 in Martinsburg — scrap rust and chipped paint from the Big Apple Time Capsule on West King Street Thursday evening in Martinsburg. The project is Max Fitz’s Boy Scout Eagle Project. The Scouts will apply […]

By June 9, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Increasing culture of “college-going” crucial for Mountain State

From The Register-Herald of Beckley:  The “college-going rate” is one of the key measures of educational improvement for West Virginia, and there is good news. After dipping for a couple of years, the percentage of Mountain State high school graduates who enrolled in community colleges and four-year colleges increased last year. The statewide percentage is […]

By May 22, 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

Radio host Joni Deutsch working to raise profile of state’s music scene

Radio host Joni Deutsch working to raise profile of state’s music scene

By DAVE LAVENDER The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If you’re tuned into the West Virginia music scene for even a minute, say the name Joni and everyone knows who you’re talking about. It’s Joni Deutsch, one of the next generation of West Virginia Public Broadcasting radio personalities, creator and host of the weekly indie/alternative music program […]

By June 23, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia fairs, festivals showcase state, community pride

By KRISTEN RENEAU The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Fairs and festivals have a long history in West Virginia, and with some now approaching their 100th anniversaries, many of these events are holding on to their original traditions while bringing communities together. The agriculture industry was a prominent part of many West Virginia community events […]

By June 23, 2017 Read More →
Wood County Clerk Mark Rhodes to study federal elections

Wood County Clerk Mark Rhodes to study federal elections

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The Wood County Clerk has been appointed to a national commission studying federal elections. County Clerk Mark Rhodes said he was notified Thursday of the appointment by President Donald Trump to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Rhodes, one of only two county […]

By June 23, 2017 Read More →