Archive for December, 2017

2016 WVPA Newspaper Contest site open, packets available
By February 25, 2016 Read More →

2016 WVPA Newspaper Contest site open, packets available

Editorial and advertising packets emailed and linked below CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association’s 2016 Newspaper Contest entry packets for editorial and advertising are available and the contest website is open for entries. Every August, the West Virginia Press Association sponsors a statewide convention for newspaper staff members around the state. Benefits include professional development workshops, awards to the best […]

Let there be light, again
By February 25, 2016 Read More →

Let there be light, again

MASON, W.Va. — The Bridge of Honor, connecting Pomeroy, Ohio, and Mason, W.Va., is once again living up to its name after illumination was restored this week. It has been more than a year since the cobalt blue lights have shown on the bridge structure. It didn’t take long for the good news to spread […]

Posted in: Photos
By February 25, 2016 Read More →

Weirton plant closing to affect 320 employees

WEIRTON, W.Va. — Area officials reacted to news Wednesday of Ball Corp.’s decision to close its Weirton facility, which it acquired in 1993 and employed about 320. The local plant is slated to close by March 2017, according to company officials. The Broomfield, Colo. company announced the closing on Wednesday, saying its role in producing […]

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By February 25, 2016 Read More →

Limit proposed increase in tobacco tax

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register  WHEELING, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin proposed increasing tobacco taxes in West Virginia, taking them up by 45 cents per pack of cigarettes. Tomblin said the money would prevent drastic cuts in insurance benefits for active and retired public employees. State senators have approved a $1 per pack increase […]

Posted in: Opinion
By February 25, 2016 Read More →

WV Medal of Honor recipient receives $50K award

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams has been named the grand prize winner for Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey’s 2016 Rare Life Award. A $50,000 donation from Eagle Rare will be made to the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation, which honors and supports the families of American military […]

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WV trooper pushes for world record for a cause
By February 25, 2016 Read More →

WV trooper pushes for world record for a cause

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In a crowded room of cheering supporters Wednesday afternoon, nobody could care less about the world record than Capt. Ron Arthur, except maybe his 9-year-old daughter, Madi. Whether or not he beat the Guinness World Record for most push-ups in an hour was secondary to the money his feat had raised to […]

Posted in: Photos
By February 25, 2016 Read More →

Trend turning toward seat belts in school buses

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — For years, the conventional wisdom has been that children on a school bus were safer without seat belts. While that probably left many of us scratching our heads, many safety officials recommended more of a “compartmentalization” approach, where closely-spaced, padded seats form sort of a protective barrier around […]

Posted in: Opinion
By February 25, 2016 Read More →

With new institute, WVU to double cardiac doctors

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU’s new Heart and Vascular Institute, scheduled to open in January, is expected to double the number of WVU cardiac physicians from about 25 to 50 over the next five years, according to Albert Wright, president and CEO of WVU Hospitals and COO of WVU Medicine. The institute will be headquartered in […]

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Permitless concealed gun bill heads to WV governor
By February 25, 2016 Read More →

Permitless concealed gun bill heads to WV governor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislation to legalize concealed carry of firearms without licenses, background checks or gun safety training is headed to the governor, after the House of Delegates and Senate reached an agreement on a final version of the bill Wednesday. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is expected to veto the bill (HB 4145), as he did […]

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WV Senate weighs ‘decoupling’ dog racing, casinos
By February 25, 2016 Read More →

WV Senate weighs ‘decoupling’ dog racing, casinos

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A new proposal to “decouple” greyhound racing from two state racetrack casinos offers no buyouts to greyhound owners and breeders, but the prospect of freeing up more than $21 million of greyhound racing subsidies to help close the 2016-17 state budget deficit. “We’re hopeful that the issue of purse funds, breeders’ funds and […]

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