Archive for December, 2017

WVU staffers make gingerbread alumni center
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WVU staffers make gingerbread alumni center

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — What can you make with more than 100 pounds of gingerbread, $300-$400 in candy and 150 man hours? A festive gingerbread replica of WVU’s Erickson Alumni Center. Work began in July to craft the model — which is scaled to about 125th the size of the real building, Executive Chef Scott Spiker […]

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WVU stadium policies reduce binge drinking

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The elimination of half-time reentry during WVU football games and selling beer in the stadium have reduced binge drinking and improved crowd behavior, officials said. Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston said eliminating half-time reentry in 2011 is the “number one factor for the reduction of incidences we’ve had to deal with.” “People […]

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Riverfront deal heads to Huntington council

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — After a 21-year saga that ended up in court, the city of Huntington and Huntington Marine Services Inc. are close to starting a new chapter together on the Ohio River project they hope will yield a $100 million investment. City Council will hear the first reading of an ordinance Monday allowing Mayor […]

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Marshall closing one of oldest campus buildings
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Marshall closing one of oldest campus buildings

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In the quest to save money in the public sector amid dwindling financial support from the state government, Marshall University officials are pulling the plug on one of the oldest buildings on campus. Laidley Hall, a three-story coed residence hall, will be decommissioned at the end of the current academic year as […]

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Hundreds seek food at Wheeling giveaway
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Hundreds seek food at Wheeling giveaway

WHEELING, W.Va. — They came in droves. Hundreds of people, some waiting as long as 18 hours, stood in the chilly morning sun on Main Street in North Wheeling on Saturday morning. Each person’s story was a little different but they were all there for the same reason – to feed their families. The Rev. […]

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Drilling firm selling Marshall, Wetzel county properties

WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginia Northern Community College students continue preparing for careers in the Marcellus and Utica shale fields even as area natural gas producers struggle with prices at $2 per unit less than at this time last year. Last week, students in the college’s Petroleum Technology program trained on a horizontal separator machine. […]

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About refugees, tourists

A column by Mike Myer, executive editor of The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register  WHEELING, W.Va. — Americans are supposed to open our arms wide and embrace 20,000 or so refugees from Syria, even though there’s an excellent chance some of them may be terrorist moles. President Barack Obama says so. But Luke Angel? No way. He’s not permitted […]

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Parkersburg officials mixed on needle exchange program

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Local officials recently weighed in on the controversial idea of a needle exchange program for the Mid-Ohio Valley. Although no local organizations have suggested a needle exchange be introduced in the Mid-Ohio Valley, other cities in West Virginia have decided to introduce the program, according to research. The concept of a needle […]

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Marion County library first in WV with free streaming
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Marion County library first in WV with free streaming

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The Marion County Public Library is the first in the state to offer free streaming access for card-holders. The Marion County Public Library has partnered with Hoopla Digital to allow library card-holders to instantly explore, borrow and enjoy content on their smartphones, tablets and computers.  Jessica Batten, the public relations manager at […]

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WV ski resorts have new equipment, features

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Within the next couple weeks, Snowshoe Mountain and Winterplace are slated to open for the new skiing season after investments in improving winter sport activities for visitors. Winterplace in Ghent should open shortly after Thanksgiving, said Tom Wagner, executive vice president of the resort.  The resort invested in new snow-making equipment which […]

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