Archive for October, 2017

Six years, 8K miles later, letter reaches WV soldier
By November 25, 2015 Read More →

Six years, 8K miles later, letter reaches WV soldier

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — In sixth grade, Wyatt Smith wrote a letter thanking a soldier for his service-just like many students and children throughout the United States do-but he never imagined writing that letter would affect his life six years later. “It was within our first two months being deployed here. We came into work like […]

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By November 25, 2015 Read More →

Be informed about the world around you

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel  PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — While it may not be the best idea to talk about politics or religion around the table Thursday, it will be impossible to avoid both entirely, if the conversation turns to ISIS and Syria. Those who find themselves tempted to expound on the topics would […]

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By November 25, 2015 Read More →

Hunters in W.Va. have a chance to help hungry

An editorial from the Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — We’re barely three days into this year’s buck firearm season in West Virginia, but officials with the state Division of Natural Resources (DNR) have already predicted that the buck harvest will be higher this year than it was in 2014. That means a lot of […]

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Charleston artists apply skills to Blankenship trial
By November 25, 2015 Read More →

Charleston artists apply skills to Blankenship trial

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For the past eight weeks, all eyes in the 5th floor courtroom of the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse in Charleston have been on Don Blankenship. But two sets of eyes are paying attention to every detail.  Jeff Pierson and Rob Cleland, two Charleston artists, were commissioned by national and local media […]

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By November 25, 2015 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Nov. 25

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers: 1. RUSSIAN PILOT RESCUED BY SYRIAN COMMANDO UNIT Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says the man is now “safe and […]

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By November 24, 2015 Read More →

Tenor of Trump’s world view is deeply disturbing

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Sometimes we’re just not sure where to start with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. We suppose the newspaper business should be thankful for the wealth of material he gives editorial writers, columnists and cartoonists — and how many digital online clicks he generates for news organizations across the […]

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By November 24, 2015 Read More →

Homeless numbers down in US, even more in WV

MARRTINSBURG, W.Va. — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development had good news for West Virginia when it released the latest national estimate of homelessness, federal data that also showed a continuing decline nationally among homeless individuals. HUD’s 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found an overall 11 percent drop in the number […]

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Coal CEO must pay fines, give safety speeches
By November 24, 2015 Read More →

Coal CEO must pay fines, give safety speeches

BENWOOD, W.Va. — An administrative law judge has ordered Murray Energy Corp. Chairman, President and CEO Robert E. Murray to give speeches at five West Virginia mines to make sure his workers know their rights when it comes to filing complaints with the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration. Judge Margaret A. Miller, ruling on […]

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WV hunters flock to the woods with big hopes
By November 24, 2015 Read More →

WV hunters flock to the woods with big hopes

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Hundreds of thousands of hunters are flocking to West Virginia’s woods and fields this week in hopes of finding that trophy buck. Firearms buck season began Monday and continues through next Saturday. As of 4 p.m. Monday, the Division of Natural Resources reported 10,086 bucks had been checked in through the automated […]

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By November 24, 2015 Read More →

New WV program to help those enrolling for health insurance

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — When the health insurance Marketplace opened enrollment Nov. 1, First Choice Health Systems Inc. also launched a new program entitled West Virginia Navicare. Through Navicare, the agency, which works under a cooperative agreement with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will be able to provide state residents answers and options for […]

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