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State must halt decline in teacher workforce

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — When talk turns to the public education system, so much attention is paid to Common Core, standardized tests and new and improved buildings. But at the core of any great education is a dedicated workforce of teachers, administrators and service personnel who put educating children first […]

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WVU sorority wins annual PRT cram
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WVU sorority wins annual PRT cram

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU students packed a PRT car on Monday, Oct. 27, and it was for more than a trip to class. The PRT cram is part of WVU’s Mountaineer Week festivities. The Chi Omega sorority set the high mark for the PRT cram with 73 students in the car. The sisters were aided […]

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More precaution needed for online users

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Not so many years ago, the greatest crime concern for most of us was a home or auto break-in. But with the growth of online commerce and a steady stream of data breeches and computer scams, the landscape has changed. A recent survey shows almost 70 percent […]

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Wheeling hospital ER screening for Ebola virus
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Wheeling hospital ER screening for Ebola virus

WHEELING, W.Va. — Until the Ebola outbreak in Africa is under control, medical providers are expected to ask incoming patients about their travel history and related symptoms, said Howard Gamble, Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department administrator. And some medical facilities, such as Wheeling Hospital, have taken screening patients a step further by posting signs at their […]

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Morgantown’s post-Baylor win damages total $45k

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Morgantown is expending roughly $45,000 to cover the costs of the damages sustained to the city, as well as replenishing the stocks of riot control equipment, following the win over Baylor. Damages were assessed by all city departments, including Public Works who reported $7,478.83 spent toward repairs, resupplying town equipment and compensating […]

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Fairmont teacher suspended for ‘security breaches’

FAIRMONT — The Marion County Board of Education has suspended a teacher for 30 days who is accused of committing security breaches while administering the WESTEST in the spring. By a vote of four in favor and one abstention, the BOE approved the 30-day suspension of East Fairmont Middle School teacher Crystal Adkins. At the […]

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Some Beckley businesses offering Apple Pay

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A number of Beckley businesses are now offering customers the option of using Apple Pay, a mobile payment and digital wallet service available to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users. All McDonald’s, Subway and Walgreens locations in Beckley are using the Apple Pay option, and Panera Bread and Radioshack say the […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Oct. 28

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. WHY FEDERAL, STATE EBOLA QUARANTINE RULES DIVERGEQuarantines are determined state by state in the […]

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By October 27, 2014 Read More →

The Times West Virginian: Amendment to help Scouts keep Summit busy deserves support

— *** Newspaper Endorsements 2014 ***— FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) hopes to bring major activities to southern West Virginia and boost business in the state. The stage is the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Fayette County, a 10,600-acre property situated adjacent to the New River Gorge National River. It’s the new, […]

W.Va. natural gas flows skyrocketing
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W.Va. natural gas flows skyrocketing

WHEELING – In 2011, Ohio County’s natural gas production, via three traditional vertical wells, came in at 84,000 cubic feet. Just two years later, with several horizontal wells fracked and producing, the total skyrocketed to 22.6 billion cubic feet – an almost 270,000-fold increase. A similar boom is taking place in the three West Virginia […]

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