Archive for October, 2017

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WV ethics panel OKs ads on DMV video screens

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Paid commercials soon will be featured on video screens at West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles regional offices, after the Ethics Commission on Thursday approved the arrangement — over strong objections from one commissioner. “I think this is a horrible idea,” Commissioner Michael Greer complained. “First of all, you’ve got a captive […]

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Jeff Kessler says WV needs more tax money
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Jeff Kessler says WV needs more tax money

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s going to take increased state spending and investment for West Virginia to turn around its flailing economy, state Sen. Jeff Kessler, a Democratic candidate for governor, said Thursday. And the money for that spending is going to have to come from higher taxes. “You can’t cut your way to prosperity, and […]

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Cable theft disrupts Internet in McDowell, Mercer

WELCH, W.Va. — Thieves seeking copper instead cut down fiber optic cables Thursday, knocking out Internet and telephone service to thousands of customers in McDowell County and Mercer County. “It’s ridiculous,” Communications Manager Andy Malinoski of Frontier Communications said. “We’ve had a cable theft that has knocked out service to 4,000 of our customers. It […]

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The Cradle Act: Necessary measure merits passage

An editorial from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — The statistics are alarming and merit prompt attention. According to health officials, 7 percent of all babies born in the Mountain State are suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome as a result of withdrawal from the drugs their mothers consumed during pregnancy. That is far more than […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Nov. 6

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers: 1. STRANDED BRITONS ANXIOUS TO LEAVE SHARM-EL-SHEIKH EasyJet says the Egyptian government has disrupted its plans to fly British […]

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By November 5, 2015 Read More →

WVPA offering ad/data/office position

Job opportunity in CharlestonCHARLESTON, W.Va. — Are you a detail-oriented person with experience in data entry, billing and general office operations? Do you want or need a flexible work schedule in Charleston, W.Va.?  Do you understand customer service and sales but don’t want to travel, make sales visits or work on commission? The West Virginia Press Association is […]

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Mountain Media purchases newspaper in Virginia

WV newspaper company acquires The Enterprise in Stuart, Va. LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Mountain Media LLC, a community newspaper acquisition company, has purchased The Enterprise, newspaper of record in Patrick County, Virginia. Mountain Media LLC, based in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, owns five community weekly newspapers, their affiliated publications and multimedia products. These include high-quality websites and […]

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The Princeton Times hiring full-time reporter

PRINCETON, W.Va. — The Princeton Times is currently seeking applicants for a full-time reporting position in the Princeton, W.Va., and greater Mercer County area. Qualified applicants must be comfortable interviewing people in a wide range of different circumstances; be able to meet regular deadlines; assist in proofreading copy from a variety of sources; seek out […]

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WVU hiring director of student media

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s Division of Student Life invites applications for the Director of Student Media.  Reporting to the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students, the newly created position will be responsible for the overall vision, direction, and supervision for the area of Student Media, which includes student-created content produced for the campus newspaper (The […]

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Judge rules against attorney general in case against Charleston newspaper

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Putnam County judge on Wednesday turned down West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s request to force the Daily Gazette Co. to turn over information about the combination of the Charleston Gazette and Charleston Daily Mail newspapers. Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers agreed with attorneys for the Gazette-Mail that probable cause must first be […]

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