Archive for October, 2017

Old Fayette County mystery draws new attention
By January 28, 2016 Read More →

Old Fayette County mystery draws new attention

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Fayette County’s most persistent mystery has long been a thread in the fabric of local lore, rumors and stories. A billboard seeking information about George and Jennie Sodder five missing children stood along W.Va. 16 for nearly four decades, and generations of children stared at their portraits and wondered. That story is […]

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By January 28, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Jan. 28

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. 3 MORE ARRESTED AS BUNDY URGES REFUGE OCCUPIERS TO LEAVE It is unclear whether the last few armed […]

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By January 27, 2016 Read More →

Media Advisory: Fight Child Poverty event at Capitol on Thursday

Kids and Families Day Kick Off at Culture Center at 9:30 a.m. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Our Children, Our Future Campaign is convening the 2016 Kids and Families Day at the Legislature on Thursday, Jan. 28, to advocate for 10 policy proposals that the group believes will help fight child poverty in West Virginia. The day will include 30+ meetings […]

By January 27, 2016 Read More →

WV House Speaker Tim Armstead statement on prevailing wage:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, today issued the following statement in response to the House of Delegates’ passage of House Bill 4005, which repeals the state’s prevailing wage laws: “This is a win for West Virginia taxpayers and our state’s economy. We must remember: every dollar spent by government is a dollar […]

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Murray: Reduce severance tax to save coal jobs
By January 27, 2016 Read More →

Murray: Reduce severance tax to save coal jobs

Coal operator wants West Virginia tax reduced from 5 to 2 percent By Don Smith West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia politicians must stop the “political platitudes and lip service” and take immediate action if they want to save coal mining jobs in the state, according to the nation’s largest underground mine operator. […]

By January 27, 2016 Read More →

Al was a good journalist and a good man

A column by Mike Myer, executive editor of The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — When Al Molnar embarked upon his career in journalism, newspapers still produced type with molten lead. Writing was something of a physical effort because reporters used manual typewriters. The communications worldwide web on which most people relied was the telephone, plugged into […]

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By January 27, 2016 Read More →

West Virginia needs an entrepreneurial spirit

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Speaking to a group of journalists at an Associated Press-sponsored Legislative Lookahead just days before the 2016 legislative session started, State Senator Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, relayed what he said is a “crazy idea” for a tourist attraction in West Virginia. He suggested building a full-size […]

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By January 27, 2016 Read More →

Eastern Panhandle cities seek disaster declaration

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The city managers of Martinsburg, Charles Town and Ranson have appealed to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to request the federal government declare a disaster because of the weekend snowstorm that dumped 40 inches or more in several tri-county communities. “… In consultation and in coordination with the city managers of Charles Town […]

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Wheeling audience hears Gingrich predictions
By January 27, 2016 Read More →

Wheeling audience hears Gingrich predictions

WHEELING, W.Va. — Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich predicts Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton soon will be indicted – effectively ending her bid for the Oval Office. The event will be among many making 2016 “an extraordinary election year,” he told a packed audience at Wheeling Jesuit University’s Troy Theater Tuesday night. He also […]

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Ohio County’s $1M new voting machines arrive
By January 27, 2016 Read More →

Ohio County’s $1M new voting machines arrive

WHEELING, W.Va. — More than $1 million worth of new voting equipment arrived in Ohio County this week. County maintenance workers and employees with the Capitol Express courier service transported 42 ballot boxes and 177 touchscreen voting machines into the City-County Building, then took them up to the fourth-floor law library for storage. Arriving earlier […]

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