Archive for October, 2017

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, May 30

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, May 30 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. HOW THE VETERANS AFFAIRS CHIEF PLANS TO FIX PROBLEMS Eric Shinseki is expected […]

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Life and times of a Charleston Daily Mail intern

Life and times of a Charleston Daily Mail intern

A blog post by Daily Mail Editor and Publisher Brad McElhinny  Ever wonder what it’s like to work for a newspaper? Every summer, we give a couple of college students a chance to find out — which is a very good thing because the students have set journalism as a career goal. We don’t have […]

W.Va. high court won’t suspend Plants’ license

W.Va. high court won’t suspend Plants’ license

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Supreme Court has decided not to suspend Kanawha Prosecutor Mark Plants’ law license and also found the office’s disqualification from prosecuting certain cases sufficient. In April, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel filed a complaint against Plants, seeking to suspend his license until charges he faces are resolved. Plants faces […]

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Ohio River span one of three public-private possibilities

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Officials lobbying for the construction of a new Ohio River bridge between an area south of Wellsburg and Brilliant are optimistic work on the span can begin in 2016. John Brown, executive director of the Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission, said West Virginia Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox advised him and other local officials […]

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Residents unnerved by Glade Springs burglaries

Residents unnerved by Glade Springs burglaries

DANIELS, W.Va. — A spate of burglaries in the past few months at the exclusive, gated Resort at Glade Springs near Daniels has residents upset and security and law enforcement on alert. Despite the cost of homes at Glade, the recent crime wave shows there is no place in southern West Virginia immune from drug-related […]

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WVU launches app to increase campus safety

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. West Virginia University’s Student Government Association and University Police have teamed up to bring a safety mobile app to the WVU campus. Students with an iPhone or Android phone can download the LiveSafe app and be one step closer to campus safety. Kristina Anderson, a survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, created […]

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Holocaust story moves Berkeley County students

Holocaust story moves Berkeley County students

SPRING MILLS, W.Va. – Right from the beginning, Holocaust survivor Rubin Sztajer connected with his young audience. Spring Mills Middle School eighth-graders and Spring Mills High School ninth-graders didn’t move – or make a sound – as Sztajer, now 88 years old, described losing his teen years to German Nazis when they invaded Poland and […]

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Race Card: Rockefeller owes W.Va. an apology

An editorial from The Journal  MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Once again, U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., has accused those critical of President Barack Obama’s health care law of being racists. He did it last week during a Senate hearing. Rockefeller said some critics of Obamacare “don’t want it to work, because they don’t like the president. […]

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Try again on abortion limits

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginians with deep moral concerns about abortion often grow frustrated at the name-calling so prevalent in most discussions of the subject. Proponents of limits on even late-term abortions frequently are accused of waging “war on women.” That is nonsense, of course. Many of the unborn children […]

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Mon Power ordered to read meters once a month

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The state Public Service Commission has ordered FirstEnergy subsidiaries Mon Power and Potomac Edison to begin conducting monthly meter readings as part of a ruling issued Wednesday. Citing the need for more accurate billing, the ruling concludes that FirstEnergy must make the switch from bi-monthly to monthly meter reading as soon as […]

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