Archive for October, 2017

See ya later, alligator

See ya later, alligator

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Richard Bledsoe knows there are some things people have to see to believe. That’s why Bledsoe’s first instinct was to grab his phone and take a photo of a 3-foot-long alligator he found in his backyard along West Oakland Drive, just off of Norway Avenue, Monday evening. “I was coming home, and […]

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Wheeling city manager proposes job cuts

Wheeling city manager proposes job cuts

WHEELING, W.Va. – Looking to head off looming fiscal challenges, Wheeling City Manager Robert Herron on Monday proposed cutting about 20 mostly-vacant positions from the city’s budget, a move he expects could save more than $1 million annually over the coming years. Herron’s proposal amounts to about $826,000 in spending cuts – or about 2.75 […]

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Supreme Court says birth control is your boss’ business

An editorial from The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — President Obama’s historic 2010 health reform, the Affordable Care Act, guarantees free birth control to American women, mostly through medical insurance plans of firms with more than 50 employees. But the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that business owners with puritanical religious beliefs may prevent their […]

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Ruling is simple common sense

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Being in business does not need to mean compromising one’s morals, Supreme Court justices ruled Monday. That should be obvious, but it was not so to President Barack Obama’s administration. Among employers challenging the Obamacare mandate they provide specific health insurance coverage for employees was Hobby Lobby, […]

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W.Va. farm bureaus fight new EPA water rules

W.Va. farm bureaus fight new EPA water rules

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — It was practically a unanimous consensus of those attending a meeting of the Farm Bureaus of Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties Monday evening that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has overstepped its authority with a new definition of Waters of the United States. “There’s no common sense and it’s unfair – we […]

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Theatre West Virginia about to open 54th season

Theatre West Virginia about to open 54th season

BECKLEY, W.Va. — While many were skeptical about his endeavor to bring Theatre West Virginia back to life, Scott Hill, with the help of many devoted actors, actresses and volunteers, have resurrected the theater for its 54th season. Opening night will be held July 11. There will be 17 performances of “Hatfields and McCoys” shown through […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, July 1

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. GOP DECLARES VICTORY IN BIRTH CONTROL RULING But crowing too loudly could cause […]

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