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Media Advisory: Presentation set for 10 a.m. Tuesday on Parkersburg to Pittsburgh Rail-Trail WV Feasibility Study

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy feasibility study finds Parkersburg to Pittsburgh rail-trail achievable within the coming decade   BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Just 22 miles remain in West Virginia’s decades-long push to complete a world-class tourism and recreation amenity that would have a transformative impact on the region’s economy. That’s the primary finding of a feasibility study being released on […]

By April 23, 2018 Read More →

Report on egg recall’s effect in West Virginia

By KAITLYN NEFF Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — The FDA released a public service announcement regarding an egg recall due to a possible health risk. The Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling over 200 million eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can […]

By April 17, 2018 Read More →

Residents invited to offer opinion on how next Wood County Superintendent of Schools can be successful

Residents invited to offer opinion on how next Wood County Superintendent of Schools can be successful PARKERSBURG, W.Va. —  Residents, school employees, community groups, civic organizations and other interested parties are being asked to help the next Wood County Superintendent of Schools prepare for the challenge of addressing major issues facing Wood County Schools. With […]

By April 13, 2018 Read More →

WVPA Sharing

Southern West Virginia mines owned by Gov. Justice missed deadline for installing safety tech

By KATE MISHKIN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two mines owned by Gov. Jim Justice are among only three across West Virginia that failed to install life-saving technology to prevent miners from being crushed to death by fast-moving machinery in underground coal mines on the job. The two McDowell County underground mines, Pay Car 57 […]

By April 25, 2018 Read More →
Early voting begins today in West Virginia

Early voting begins today in West Virginia

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Early voting in West Virginia begins today and continues through May 5. “Early voting is a great way to get out there and use your voice,” said Secretary of State Mac Warner. “Early voting gives citizens an easy and convenient way to cast their ballot. Our Elections […]

By April 25, 2018 Read More →

By April 25, 2018 Read More →

Opinion

EDITORIAL: Don’t overlook details on safety

The Intelligencer editorial: Safety against violent intruders has become a major concern in planning construction of new schools and renovation of existing ones. That can mean expensive provisions such as “mantrap” entrances and metal detectors. Let us not overlook the little things. A commission investigating the attack on a Florida high school earlier this year, […]

By April 25, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: ‘Free-range’ laws could aid parents more than kids

The Herald-Dispatch editorial Some states are pushing the notion that it’s OK — beneficial, even — to think beyond the backyard fence when it comes to raising self-reliant children, to the delight or dismay of modern parents. The new buzzword is “free-range,” and in this instance, it’s not describing barnyard fowl. It’s the idea that […]

By April 24, 2018 Read More →

EDITORIAL: West Virginia is the place tourists belong, too

The Intelligencer editorial West Virginians who have done much traveling know the song “Country Roads,” and the state for which it has come to stand, are known all over the world. Bar patrons in almost any country sing along, word for word, if the tune comes over the sound system. If there happens to be […]

By April 19, 2018 Read More →

Industry News

Final Week: WVPA Foundation accepting scholarship and summer Internship applications for 2018-19

Final Week: WVPA Foundation accepting scholarship and summer Internship applications for 2018-19

Newspapers interesting in hosting an intern should contact the WVPA CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There is still one week for students to submit applications for the West Virginia Press Association Foundation’s 2018 Summer Internships and 2018-19 Scholarships. If internships are awarded, the WVPAF provides both paid and unpaid internships at newspapers across West Virginia. If scholarships are […]

By April 23, 2018 Read More →
Jarrid McCormick joins WDN as sports reporter

Jarrid McCormick joins WDN as sports reporter

Staff report Williamson Daily News WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Jarrid McCormick, a lifelong Williamson resident and a 2010 graduate of Williamson High School, has joined HD Media as a sports reporter for the Williamson Daily News. While at WHS, Jarrid played four years of basketball and baseball, three years of golf and one year of football. […]

By April 23, 2018 Read More →
Media Alert: Newspaper conference call on tourism set for Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Media Alert: Newspaper conference call on tourism set for Wednesday at 1 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association has arranged a newspaper industry conference call with W.Va. Tourism Commissioner Chelsea Ruby for 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, to discussion and answer questions on tourism plans. The WVPA will host the call. Information on participation has been emailed to each editor. If you have questions or did […]

By April 10, 2018 Read More →

Photos

Wheeling Park High School students join national walkout

Wheeling Park High School students join national walkout

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — On Wednesday, Wheeling Park High School students take part in the 17-minute National Student Walkout to remember the 17 lives lost in the massacre at a Parkland, Fla., high school. The students also held signs stating “Silence Gun Violence” and chanted “We want change” regarding school safety […]

By March 15, 2018 Read More →
Photo Album: The Ohio River at Mason and Point Pleasant

Photo Album: The Ohio River at Mason and Point Pleasant

Point Pleasant Register Read the entire article: http://www.mydailyregister.com/news/24367/photo-album-the-ohio-river-at-mason-and-point-pleasant See more from the Point Pleasant Register

By February 19, 2018 Read More →
Fascinating faces of Fasnacht in West Virginia

Fascinating faces of Fasnacht in West Virginia

The Inter-Mountain HELVETIA, W.Va. — The village of Helvetia celebrated Fasnacht Saturday, dressing up in various guises meant to scare off Old Man Winter and cold weather. Fasnacht is the Swiss equivalent of Mardi Gras in New Orleans or Carnivale in Rio. It is a time of celebration before the beginning of Lent. In Switzerland, the […]

By February 12, 2018 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

Concervancy group finds full Parkersburg to Pittsburgh rail-trail achievable

Concervancy group finds full Parkersburg to Pittsburgh rail-trail achievable

By KAITLYN NEFF Times West Virginian BRIDGEPORT, W.Va.  — Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) released a feasibility study on Tuesday that finds a Parkersburg to Pittsburgh rail-trail achievable within the next decade. The Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition’s (IHTC) 1,500 mile-plus trail network vision spans 51 counties across Western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, eastern Ohio and the southwestern […]

By April 25, 2018 Read More →
Drug Take Back events scheduled for Saturday

Drug Take Back events scheduled for Saturday

By EVAN BEVINS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — That prescription you got filled then never finished doesn’t have to take up space in your medicine cabinet anymore — or pose a potential health and safety risk. In an effort to keep unused medication from finding its way into the possession of curious […]

By April 25, 2018 Read More →

Marshall selected to host 2018 NSA GenCyber summer camp

The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University’s College of Science will host an advanced GenCyber Summer Camp from July 8-13 on the Huntington campus. For the second year in a row, Marshall was chosen by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation to host the camp, which is free and open to high […]

By April 25, 2018 Read More →