Archive for December, 2017

Cost of monthly meter reading stirs dissent

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Coalition for Reliable Power spokesman Keryn Newman isn’t happy with the state Public Service Commission’s decision requiring FirstEnergy subsidiaries Potomac Edison and Monongahela Power to provide monthly meter reading and billing – practices that will be subsidized by ratepayers, she said. However, her prediction isn’t being challenged by either the electric utility or […]

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Big rig rollover in Randolph County

Big rig rollover in Randolph County

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Cyclists see strong bike culture in new state law

Cyclists see strong bike culture in new state law

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Local cyclists seem to generally approve of new traffic laws in West Virginia to protect them, though many say the increasing number of riders on city streets already has created something of a truce with motorists. The new law that passed the 2014 state Legislature session went into effect Tuesday and requires […]

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WVU plans 8 percent in-state tuition hike

WESTON —WVU tuition and fees will increase for all students. The WVU Board of Governors approved a tuition hike and the university’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget during its meeting Thursday, June 5. The BOG met at Jackson’s Mill and started by hearing a presentation about WVU Extension efforts. The tuition plan includes an 8 percent […]

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Experts suggest more testing of W.Va. tap water

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Experts hired by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin have recommended West Virginia conduct a broader sampling program of home tap water to ensure the elimination of MCHM from January’s chemical leak and improve public confidence in the region’s drinking-water supply. The West Virginia Testing Assessment Project said a program to test water supplies […]

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Why limit home rule to 20 cities?

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Twenty-three cities are applying for 16 new vacancies in West Virginia’s Municipal Home Rule program. The municipalities applied for the second round of a five-year program by the June 1 deadline, per law passed by the legislature in 2013. A separate home-rule program is needed […]

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Country superstar touches down in Bridgeport

Country superstar touches down in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Country music superstar Miranda Lambert was in Bridgeport Tuesday, but not for a performance. Her West Wing aircraft lost cabin pressure and the pilot made an emergency landing at the North Central West Virginia Airport, according to Director Rick Rock. Lambert and five other people were traveling from New York City to […]

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Marion County official concedes, ends recount

Marion County official concedes, ends recount

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Marion Commissioner Burley “Butch” Tennant conceded the Democratic nomination to challenger Rick Garcia Wednesday after a recount he continued for a second day failed to change the election’s outcome. Commissioners Randy Elliott and Ernest “Ernie” VanGilder, acting as the county’s Board of Canvassers, certified the results of the race after Tennant stopped […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, May 5

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, June 5, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT TOPS OBAMA’S AGENDA IN EUROPE The president will discuss shifting conditions in […]

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Wheeling arena upgrades unveiled

Wheeling arena upgrades unveiled

WHEELING, W.Va. – City leaders unveiled images of a future, new-look WesBanco Arena on Tuesday as they prepare to invest more than $4 million in upgrades into the 37-year-old facility. Plans call for the city to sell bonds backed by a portion of revenue from Wheeling’s new 0.5-percent sales tax to fund construction. City Manager […]

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