Archive for December, 2017

Marshall’s Johnson received his Christmas gift
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Marshall’s Johnson received his Christmas gift

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Marshall University running back Devon Johnson wanted one last Christmas gift wrapped in green. Johnson missed most of the season because of an unspecified injury and wanted one more chance to take the field with his Marshall football teammates and one last opportunity to play for the Thundering Herd faithful. The […]

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Linking food stamps, job training is a good step

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The size of the food stamp program doubled in the wake of the Great Recession. About 26 million people were receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) in 2007, and by 2013 the total was 47.6 million. The number of recipients has fallen a little over the […]

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WVU sells a third of its tickets for bowl game
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WVU sells a third of its tickets for bowl game

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU has sold about a third of its tickets and officials expect a small — but loud — group of Mountaineers fans at the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl. Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs Matt Wells said WVU has sold — or taken for its own usage — 2,100 tickets. The university […]

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Number of WV cities with sales tax approaching 18

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Like it or not, shoppers will likely be paying 7 percent in sales taxes on their purchases no matter where they go in West Virginia. Eighteen municipalities in the state’s home rule pilot program have either enacted a 1 percent sales tax or plan to do so, according to a report from […]

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Central WV pipeline complete and pumping gas
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Central WV pipeline complete and pumping gas

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — An extra 700 million cubic feet of natural gas is now being pumped each day from North Central West Virginia thanks to the recent completion of the Stonewall Gas Gathering Pipeline. That pipeline will carry up to 1.4 billion cubic feet of gas daily once fully operational, according to Dave Mashek, a […]

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Clarksburg paper names biometrics center project of year
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Clarksburg paper names biometrics center project of year

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — When the FBI moved its fingerprint division to Clarksburg in 1995, prints were on index cards stored in thousands of cabinets. Twenty years later, over 100 million fingerprints are stored on a computer database, and employees of the Criminal Justice Information Services Division can make a match in a matter of minutes. […]

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WV’s first inter-county elementary 60 percent full
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WV’s first inter-county elementary 60 percent full

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State School Building Authority officials say West Virginia’s first inter-county elementary school, built with $10.3 million in SBA money, has only about 60 percent of the students planned for it. The school, Leading Creek Elementary, consolidated Troy Elementary, in Gilmer County and Alum Bridge Elementary, in Lewis County. It was built with […]

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HealthNet wary of drones flown near aircraft
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HealthNet wary of drones flown near aircraft

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Just before Christmas, the Federal Aviation Administration unveiled the online registration process for people who own drones. Jeff White, director of safety for HealthNet, thinks that is good timing. Over the past year or so, HealthNet helicopters have had several close calls with unmanned drones, he said. In Morgantown, people were flying their […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Dec. 28

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. DALLAS-AREA TORNADOES LEAVE AT LEAST 11 DEAD Dozens are also left injured by the tornadoes — the latest […]

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By December 24, 2015 Read More →

OP-ED: Why We Need ‘The West Virginia Channel’

By Scott Finn Executive Director West Virginia Public Broadcasting   What do you think is West Virginia’s most valuable resource? Many of you will name our natural beauty – green mountains, rolling hills and clear streams. Some will name resources beneath our feet, like coal and natural gas. Others will say, “our people.” All these […]

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