Archive for October, 2017

An adoption story of hope, sacrifice and love
By December 25, 2013 Read More →

An adoption story of hope, sacrifice and love

  By Dave Boucher Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s a rare person who can grasp the magnitude of a moment as it happens. Julia Preservati is one of those people. The 9-year-old saw one of those times unfolding before her in September. So she grabbed a journal. Its pages soon became covered by […]

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Big bill dropped into Salvation Army kettle
By December 24, 2013 Read More →

Big bill dropped into Salvation Army kettle

By Bob Gay The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Lt. Alvaro Porras, Morgantown commander for the Salvation Army, sees a lot of presidential portraits this time of year. The faces of Washington, Lincoln and Hamilton, which adorn the $1, $5 and $10 bills, are all familiar. On Monday, he got his first look at Grover […]

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By December 24, 2013 Read More →

Nearly 7,000 W.Va. residents to lose jobless benefits

By Dave Boucher Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Nearly 7,000 West Virginians receiving federal unemployment benefits are set to lose that aide when funding expires at the end of the week. They’re part of the nearly 1.3 million Americans unemployed for 26 weeks or more who receive funds from an account that’s nearly dry. […]

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By December 24, 2013 Read More →

W.Va. ski resorts all open, ready for another season

By Dave Lavender The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — High in the mountains of West Virginia they’re getting snow and cold just they way they like it — early and often. The state’s five downhill ski resorts have all opened ahead of schedule and some good deals await for folks wanting to get a good ski […]

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By December 24, 2013 Read More →

There is still coal in W.Va.’s future

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Between the recession and restrictions on the burning of steam coal to generate electricity, consumption of coal in the United States fell 20 percent from more than 1.1 billion tons in 2008 to just under 900 million tons last year, according to the U.S. Energy […]

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By December 24, 2013 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Dec. 24

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR JAN. 1 HEALTH CARE Today’s 24-hour extension […]

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By December 24, 2013 Read More →

How many speeders ponied up toys in Ranson?

A column by Grant County Press Editor Bill Foutch PETERSBURG, W.Va. — Here’s a neat story for the Christmas season from the town of Ranson, W.Va. Motorists who get ticketed for speeding in that city can avoid paying a fine by donating to the police department’s holiday toy drive. The department calls it “Slow Down […]

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By December 23, 2013 Read More →

Vienna woman has close brush with phone scam

By Gretchen Richards Parkersburg News and Sentinel VIENNA, W.Va. – Residents are warned of a scam from callers claiming to be with Publishers Clearing House that has been reported in the area, said officials. The scam comes from a caller claiming to be the executive of the popular magazine subscription service, said officials. The scammer […]

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By December 23, 2013 Read More →

W.Va. moving up in ranks of gas producers

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — The coal industry’s well-documented problems notwithstanding, there was positive news last week for West Virginia in the area of energy extraction. The U.S. Energy Information Administration announced that the state had broken into the Top 10 in the production of natural gas. West Virginia ranks No. 10 […]

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By December 23, 2013 Read More →

Volunteers give voice to abused, neglected children

An editorial from the Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. -— Silence can’t be tolerated. Abused and neglected children, way too often, don’t have the voice they need to make their lives better. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in Marion County are committed to changing that situation. The goal in the state is “to assure quality […]

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