Archive for October, 2017

Lightning fire destroys $1 million Parkersburg house

Lightning fire destroys $1 million Parkersburg house

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Lightning is responsible for the fire that destroyed a house at 34 Wyndemere Drive on Tuesday afternoon, officials said. The National Weather Service in Charleston confirmed a lightning strike in the area shortly before the fire was reported, said Capt. Tim Flinn of the Parkersburg Fire Department. Calls about a fire were […]

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Raleigh legislator’s mailing list doubled by mistake

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A double entry in mailing records kept by the House of Delegates Clerk caused one local lawmaker to do a double-take when he read his mailing numbers in a story in a Charleston newspaper. Delegate Ricky Moye, D-Raleigh, said he knew something was wrong with the report that said he’d sent more […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, May 28

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. OBAMA BENT ON NEW CHAPTER OF AMERICAN LEADERSHIP In today’s address in West […]

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Editor marks National Hospital Week in hospital

A column by Bill Fouch, editor of the Grant County Press PETERSBURG, W.Va. — It was only fitting that during National Hospital Week, I spent part of it at Grant Memorial Hospital. I’m no stranger to that facility. I’ve been up there so many times they know me on a first name basis. I’ve been there for a […]

Last man attends Weirton’s Last Man’s dinner

Last man attends Weirton’s Last Man’s dinner

WEIRTON, W.Va. — Milton Fabianich was 17 years old when he volunteered for the U.S. Army during World War II. “I was still in high school but I quit and told the recruiters I was really 18. I never got my high school diploma but I wanted to do my share,” Fabianich related Sunday night […]

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Fayette County has too many schools

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — The depth of the problems facing Fayette County schools was revealed in a recent interview with Ron Cantley, the Board of Education’s operations director. Cantley candidly described what the county was up against: leaky roofs, old coal boilers, failing windows and old furnishings in a school system in which […]

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At the Capitol: Legislators deal with special session and interims

WVPA Note: “At the Capitol’ is a legislative column provided as a member service to our newspapers for statewide publication. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislators found themselves juggling both a special session and regularly scheduled May interim meetings this month in Charleston. On the plus side, in the special session, legislators appropriated a total of $69.9 million […]

Mason County bridge named for brothers, POWs

Mason County bridge named for brothers, POWs

  NEW HAVEN, W.Va. — Two New Haven brothers who were held as prisoners of war during World War II were honored posthumously Saturday when a bridge was named in their memory. The Layne Street Bridge on Old Route 33 in New Haven was renamed the Ord Brothers Memorial Bridge in honor of Charles Richard […]

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Story behind Mingo County’s “Pool of Bethesda”

Story behind Mingo County’s “Pool of Bethesda”

LOGAN, W.Va. — “Unless you believe, you shall not understand.” — Bible, Isiah 7:9 What does a 1943 drama film, the Gospel of John , a 2006 letter from then Governor Joe Manchin and a woman living over 500 miles from Logan have to do with a spring of flowing water located about one mile […]

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Bike lane to connect C&O towpath to W.Va. town

PAW PAW, W.Va. – Work is underway to install a dedicated, shared-use biking and hiking path along Md. 51 in Allegany County, Maryland, from the C&O Canal towpath trailhead on Oldtown Road to the Potomac River bridge leading to Paw Paw. The trailhead leads to the C&O Canal National Historical Park’s Paw Paw Tunnel. “The […]

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