Archive for October, 2017

Poll shows W.Va. has second-highest obesity rate

Poll shows W.Va. has second-highest obesity rate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For the second time in as many years, West Virginia had the second-highest obesity rate in the nation in 2014, according to a new poll from Gallup-Healthways. The new rankings, which were released on Wednesday, place the Mountain State’s obesity rate at 34.3 percent, which only falls behind Mississippi’s rate of 35.2. […]

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Small Wyoming County town gets military Humvees

Small Wyoming County town gets military Humvees

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Through a federal program, Oceana Police Department received two military Humvees and two trailers, according to Chief Jeff Barlow. The “new” equipment came from the federal 1033 program that distributes surplus military equipment to cash-poor police departments.  The Humvees — or high mobility, multi-purpose, wheeled vehicles — will be used during inclement […]

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PSC apparently fails to look out for consumers

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — The approval this week of a massive rate hike for customers of Appalachian Power took us — and a lot of other ratepayers — by surprise. The utility’s president, Charles Patton, says the new higher rates for his company push West Virginia “more toward the national average.”  West […]

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

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, May 28, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. U.S., SWISS TIMED FIFA RAIDS FOR MAXIMUM EFFECT The anti-corruption investigation that would […]

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New book looks at history of Fayette County churches
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New book looks at history of Fayette County churches

By Steve Keenan Montgomery Herald Staff Writer MONTGOMERY, W.Va. — Dale Payne’s latest journey back in time focuses on the early years of churches in Fayette County. Payne, a retired State Policeman and Fayette County magistrate, recently released Fayette County Churches 1790 to early 1950s, a book featuring photos and historical information of about 200 […]

New River Birding & Nature Festival offers students insight
By May 27, 2015 Read More →

New River Birding & Nature Festival offers students insight

By Rachel Davis The Fayette Tribune OAK HILL, W.Va. — The forests in Fayette County and surrounding areas are rich in biodiversity. Birds, caterpillars, plants, insects and curious things abound. Nature enthusiasts from across North America take full advantage of this biodiversity during the all-inclusive week-long New River Birding & Nature Festival. The annual event features […]

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Wood County board may cut certification bonuses

Wood County board may cut certification bonuses

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A proposed change to a Wood County Schools’ policy would significantly reduce the bonus given to teachers and other professional staff achieving national certification. National Board Certification can be achieved by teachers, counselors, nurses and speech therapists who complete an exhaustive self-evaluation process and successfully pass a rigorous National Board Certification test […]

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Hard choices are needed to close road funding gap

An editorial from The Journal  MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginians did not need the national research group’s study released earlier this month to tell us we have some of the worst roads in the country. Many of us are reminded of that every time we go to work. For nearly three years, we have been waiting […]

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Deer leaves its mark on Randolph County vehicle

Deer leaves its mark on Randolph County vehicle

The Inter-Mountain photo by Lynn Setler The occupants of an SUV sustained only minor injuries after a deer crashed through the vehicle’s windshield Tuesday. The incident took place opposite All American Auto on the Beverly Five-lane at about noon. The accident was investigated by the Elkins Police Department. Randolph County EMS and the Elkins Fire […]

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Social Security reportedly reviewing Huntington area cases

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Social Security Administration reportedly is reviewing disability benefits that were awarded in hundreds of cases connected to Kentucky attorney Eric Conn and former Social Security administrative judge David B. Daugherty. The Herald-Dispatch recently learned Social Security officials mailed notices, including some suspending benefit payments, to area claimants while the review takes […]

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