Archive for October, 2017

Marion candidate’s 1-vote loss now 2-vote victory

Marion candidate’s 1-vote loss now 2-vote victory

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Incumbent Burley “Butch” Tennant defeated Rick Garcia by two votes for the Democratic nomination for a seat on the Marion County Commission. After a little more than five hours, the unofficial results of last week’s election were canvassed Monday. The final results for the Marion County Commission Democratic race were Tennant receiving […]

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Parkersburg police train others to recognize meth

Parkersburg police train others to recognize meth

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — As discoveries of clandestine meth labs have increased in recent years, Parkersburg city employees outside the police department have received training in recognizing evidence of their existence. This helps sanitation workers and others recognize potential hazards, as well as assisting law enforcement in tracking down people who are making and using methamphetamine, […]

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Martinsburg teen a celebrity after primary win

Martinsburg teen a celebrity after primary win

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. –Fresh from a two-day trip to New York where she appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” 17-year-old House of Delegates hopeful Saira Blair said she has been caught off guard by her newfound celebrity following her recent victory over Republican Larry Kump in the West Virginia state primary. “I was entirely […]

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Birds turn hornets’ nest into their own

Birds turn hornets’ nest into their own

SPEEDWAY, W.Va. — A once dangerous hornets’ nest has been turned into a friendly habitat for a nest of birds. Shannon Dunn, of Speedway, noticed the large hornets’ nest a couple years ago near her children play set. “We had to kill the hornets’ nest because it was so close to my children’s playhouse, I […]

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Approve Stopgap Road Funding Bill

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — No one in Congress wants to take the blame for higher gasoline taxes just weeks before a major election. That probably explains delays in addressing long-term problems with the Highway Trust Fund. But unless something is done to provide an infusion of money for the fund, […]

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Marshall’s focus on retention is good strategy

An editorial from The Herald Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Colleges and universities across the nation are faced with declining enrollments — a challenge that has implications for the institutions themselves but also for their respective states and the nation as a whole. As fewer students pursue higher education, those institutions suffer lower revenues, adding more […]

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W.Va. legislators return to repair legislation

W.Va. legislators return to repair legislation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In what could be called a cleanup session, legislators convened in special session Monday to correct errors in or omissions from bills passed earlier this year. That includes bills to make appropriations for accounts including Tourism and the Courtesy Patrol that previously had been directly funded from video lottery profits, and to […]

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E. Gordon Gee’s WVU salary set at $775,000

E. Gordon Gee’s WVU salary set at $775,000

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Though it’s considerably less than his past earnings, E. Gordon Gee is set to receive a two-year contract worth $775,000 annually, a West Virginia University representative said Monday. According to a Chronicle of Higher Education survey, the former Ohio State University president earned more than $6 million last year before returning to […]

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McDowell County man busted for DUI on ATV

 WELCH, W.Va. — A McDowell County man is facing three felony charges after allegedly riding his all-terrain vehicle on U.S. Route 52 while under the influence, then fleeing from a West Virginia State Police trooper who tried to initiate a traffic stop. Jerrod Ivy, 36, of Elkhorn, was charged with driving under the influence third […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, May 20

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. CALM IN BANGKOK AS MILITARY DECLARES MARTIAL LAW Thailand’s armed forces, which staged […]

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