Archive for December, 2017

Parkersburg wrestles with team’s biblical slogan

Parkersburg wrestles with team’s biblical slogan

  PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A controversy concerning wrestling T-shirts and a Bible verse led to some heated comments Tuesday evening and more than a few fingers pointing in blame. Two weeks ago Superintendent Pat Law ordered a Bible verse painted over in the Parkersburg South High School gymnasium and removed from a PSHS wrestling team […]

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Boy Scout, 11, saves choking playmate

Boy Scout, 11, saves choking playmate

MARIETTA, Ohio — Quick action by a Boy Scout is being credited with saving the life of a friend Sunday evening. Brayden McAfee, 11, of Newport joined Boy Scout Troop 501 in February and over the last two months his Scoutmaster and grandfather, Terry McAfee, had been teaching the troop basic First Aid, tourniquet tying […]

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Berkeley board approves tougher smoking ban

Berkeley board approves tougher smoking ban

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Effective July 1, private clubs and bars are barred from allowing smoking – thanks to a decision made at Tuesday afternoon’s Berkeley County Health Department meeting. While a crowd of about 100 audience members listened, board members talked about the proposed regulation that would have not only banned smoking in bars and […]

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Intelligencer offers more ways to read the paper

WHEELING, W.Va. — Over the past 161 years, The Intelligencer has stood firm as the Ohio Valley’s leading source of news and information, and the public’s strongest advocate on issues ranging from politics to crime. The newspaper’s mission since its founding on Aug. 24, 1852, has remained unchanged, and is printed daily on our front […]

Heroin: old foe a new threat

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Illegal drugs have become a deadly merry-go-round in West Virginia. Just when the authorities believe they are making a dent in one form of abuse, another one comes around to take its place. Sometimes the cycle repeats itself. Police and prosecutors seem to be having some […]

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Jimmy Fallon to get taste of Hillbilly Hotdogs

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Food Network chef and host Guy Fieri is going to New York on Wednesday night to be on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” and he’s taking a little piece of Huntington with him. Fieri called Hillbilly Hotdogs owners Sonny and Sharie Knight on Monday afternoon to see if they’d make six […]

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Plaque honoring George Washington visible again

Plaque honoring George Washington visible again

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — If you cross the Cheat Lake bridge from the Morgantown side, headed toward Mont Chateau, look up. There, at that cleared spot on the hillside ahead, is a plaque that honors America’s first president. The bronze plaque, with a weathered patina, reads: George Washington Crossed Cheat River at this point via Ice’s […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, May 7

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. HOW GLOBAL WARMING IS IMPACTING THE US A new federal report says that […]

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EPA must delay new CO2 rules for power plants

An editorial from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is correct in asking the federal Environmental Protection Agency to delay its plans to establish new carbon dioxide emission regulations for existing power plants. Morrisey forwarded a letter to the EPA last week arguing that the decision should be postponed because […]

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Rockefeller introduces ‘carbon capture’ bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two bills designed to advance the commercial deployment of clean coal technologies were introduced Monday in the U.S. Senate. U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., introduced two bills — the Carbon Capture and Sequestration Deployment Act of 2014 and the Expanding Carbon Capture through Enhanced Oil Recovery Act of 2014 — that would […]

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