Archive for December, 2017

WVU’s Martin Hall retools facilities, curriculum
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WVU’s Martin Hall retools facilities, curriculum

  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The oldest building on campus might have the newest look. Originally known as University Hall, Martin Hall was completed in 1870 and was the first building on the West Virginia University campus. Now, the building still stands strong as it houses the Reed College of Media. This year, for its 75th […]

W.Va. ag audit details market’s financial hole
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W.Va. ag audit details market’s financial hole

INWOOD, W.Va. — When the West Virginia Department of Agriculture chose to close the Inwood Farmers’ Market in 2014 and privatize it, one of the stated reasons was the market’s unprofitably. Recent audit results show that the farmers market lost a significant amount of revenue over a sustained period. In a recent audit of the […]

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Torahs restored in Huntington
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Torahs restored in Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Members of the B’Nai Sholom Congregation have been preparing their scrolls to be touched up by sofer Rabbi Gedaliah Druin, who lives in Israel and also has a home base in Florida.

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2014 WVPA Premier Journalist: Dave Hedges
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2014 WVPA Premier Journalist: Dave Hedges

  DAVIS, W.Va. – David Hedges, publisher of Spencer Newspapers in Spencer, W.Va., was honored with the Adam R. Kelly Premier Journalist Award by the West Virginia Press Association during its annual convention at Canaan Valley Resort on August 9. Hedges, an award-wnning editor, columnist and writer, was selected for the 2014 award due to […]

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Small Barboursville pharmacy linked to drug trade
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Small Barboursville pharmacy linked to drug trade

  HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A small, Barboursville-based pharmacy ordered more oxycodone than all but two pharmacies in West Virginia through August 2014, fueling a drug trade linked to at least five states, according to federal affidavits. This week’s revelations come amid a federal investigation into A+ Care Pharmacy and its president/director, Kofi Ohene Agyekum. The […]

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Rare collection to be auctioned near Fairmont
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Rare collection to be auctioned near Fairmont

  FAIRMONT, W.Va. — As musicians, Frances Yeend and James Benner traveled the world and bought antiques, artworks and native items along the way. At one point, their Morgantown home resembled more of a museum, featuring such pieces as a signed Tiffany vase, a circa 1936 Steinway piano, a bronze statue of an elephant, a […]

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Playing politics with education standards

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — In May, 2010, the West Virginia Board of Education approved Common Core State Standards for mathematics and English. According to its website, the board wanted to join other states across the nation “to establish consistent and clear education standards for English/language arts and mathematics.” “The initiative […]

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Kanawha school workers face theft ring charges

CHARLESTON, W.Va. A theft ring among Riverside High School employees, which allegedly went on for years, was broken up after one employee’s son told police about the theft while a State Police trooper was serving him a domestic violence petition. Five employees have been suspended without pay for their involvement in the scheme, the Kanawha […]

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Weaken or neglect chemical storage tank rules?

An editorial from The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As memory of the January water crisis ebbs away, forces are gathering to weaken a law intended to prevent above-ground chemical storage tanks from leaking poison into the water. Last month, House Speaker Tim Miley asked Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to interfere with regulations required by […]

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Tennant’s office to levy fees for some documents

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant’s office will start charging the public to obtain documents that were previously available free and online. The new charges take effect Sept. 4, according to a notice at the bottom of business license filings web page. Once the fees take effect, members of the public […]

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