Archive for October, 2017

By December 29, 2013 Read More →

Another rate hike won’t fix the Postal Service

An editorial from the Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Earlier this year, when Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe announced that the U.S. Postal Service would no longer have home delivery of mail on Saturdays in an effort to save $2 billion per year, we applauded the decision. We knew it wasn’t an easy decision […]

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By December 29, 2013 Read More →

A cautionary note about New Year’s parties

An editorial from the Weirton Daily Times WEIRTON, W.Va. — New Year’s parties are about to get under way, and it is a good time to again remember not to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking at one of those parties. There is no excuse for getting behind the wheel any day […]

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Jay Rockefeller named West Virginian of the Year
By December 29, 2013 Read More →

Jay Rockefeller named West Virginian of the Year

  By David Gutman Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Jamie Rockefeller was 2 weeks old and he was sick. It was 1969, and he had something called pyloric stenosis, a narrowing of the stomach that prevents food from being digested. He needed surgery. “I will never forget Sharon’s and my terror,” Jamie’s father, Sen. Jay […]

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Bridgeport native’s fishing show lands a big one
By December 29, 2013 Read More →

Bridgeport native’s fishing show lands a big one

  By Mary Wade Burnside Exponent-Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Curtis Fleming made a deal with his fellow Bridgeport native, former Miss West Virginia Kaitlin Gates, as they prepared to fish the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers for the show he hosts, “Fly Rod Chronicles.” If he caught the biggest fish during their August outing, she would […]

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Herald-Dispatch offers visual review of 2013
By December 29, 2013 Read More →

Herald-Dispatch offers visual review of 2013

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Lori Wolfe, a photographer for The Herald-Dispatch, looks back on 2013 with a photo gallery. This is one of the 50 shots she chose. Click here for more.

Posted in: Photos
By December 28, 2013 Read More →

Corruption cases show need for vigilance

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Corrupt public officials are not simply the realm of historical researchers or big-city newspapers in other parts of the country, as West Virginians and Ohioans have learned this year. Although we may wish to believe the likes of former Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, are a thing […]

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Marshall marches to Military Bowl victory
By December 28, 2013 Read More →

Marshall marches to Military Bowl victory

By Grant Traylor The Herald-Dispatch ANNAPOLIS, Md. — In the biggest football game of the season, Marshall University came up with its biggest performance of the year. Marshall’s Rakeem Cato threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns Friday to earn Most Valuable Player honors and solidify the Thundering Herd’s 31-20 win over Maryland in the […]

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By December 28, 2013 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to take away from the past week

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares 10 things to take away from the past week. Look for in-depth stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. DEADLINE FOR SIGNING UP FOR HEALTH INSURANCE PASSES Many Americans who wanted to be insured at the start of the new year had until […]

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Registering for Legislative Lookahead includes extra opportunities
By December 27, 2013 Read More →

Registering for Legislative Lookahead includes extra opportunities

WVPA advises member newspapers to have staff attend Lookahead, Legislative Interims and obtain Legislative Press Credentials during Jan. 6 visit to Charleston CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Newspapers sending staff members to the Jan. 6 Legislative Lookahead —  sponsored by The Associated Press, AP member editors and the West Virginia Press Association — can get a great […]

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Crews scurry to clean up after train derailment
By December 27, 2013 Read More →

Crews scurry to clean up after train derailment

By Bill Archer Bluefield Daily Telegraph VIVIAN, W.Va. — Train traffic through McDowell County is one of the constants of life, and when a major derailment occurs, alarms go up throughout the region. “We’re lucky it happened where it happened and when it happened,” Jimmy Gianato, director of the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security […]

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