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The short memory of the EPA administrator

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It was an easy question, really, that U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., asked the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday. Everyone in the House appropriations subcommittee room already knew the answer. Still, it deserved an honest response. “Ms. McCarthy, in your official […]

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A different kind of presidential race
By March 24, 2016 Read More →

A different kind of presidential race

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Scores of Monongalia County elementary students gathered at Mylan Park Thursday, March 23, for the 25th annual Academic Games. Robin Marcus, coordinator of the event, said students in grades 3-5 engaged in equation exercises, in which they have to develop mathematical goals and equations to reach them all from pre-shaken cubes. Another […]

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Bus crossing closes Wheeling Suspension Bridge
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Bus crossing closes Wheeling Suspension Bridge

WHEELING, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Highways closed the Wheeling Suspension Bridge indefinitely Wednesday – the fourth such closure in little more than a year – after a Greyhound bus crossed the two-ton weight limit span. Wheeling Deputy Police Chief Martin Kimball said the incident occurred around 2:15 p.m. DOH officials decided to […]

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By March 24, 2016 Read More →

Upper Ohio Valley counties see population drop

WHEELING, W.Va. — The Upper Ohio Valley has lost more than 9,000 residents since the 2010 Census, which is roughly the equivalent of all those living in Tyler County, according to new population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 10-county area including Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler counties in West […]

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By March 24, 2016 Read More →

Government sets record on secrecy

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register  WHEELING, W.Va. — It is illegal for government officials to refuse to turn over most official documents to anyone who asks for them. Yet President Barack Obama’s administration has set new records in failing to turn documents over to journalists and in dragging its feet, sometimes for years, when it […]

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Hotel’s solar conversion celebrated in Harpers Ferry
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Hotel’s solar conversion celebrated in Harpers Ferry

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — Jefferson County residents, county officials and representatives from the business and tourism industries gathered at the former Cliffside Quality Inn on Wednesday morning to celebrate the hotel’s conversion into a solar-powered facility. Matthew Knott, owner of River Riders, purchased the Cliffside Quality Inn in October. Knott said he had been interested […]

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WV tourism officials weigh ad grant requests
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WV tourism officials weigh ad grant requests

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Members of the West Virginia Tourism Commission began a two-day meeting at the Blennerhassett Hotel Wednesday to hear presentations from groups for matching advertising and marketing funds. Mark Lewis, president and CEO of the Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the first day was for presentations for MAPP funds, which stands […]

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Stolen campaign signs prompt reward offer
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Stolen campaign signs prompt reward offer

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. – One candidate in the upcoming May Primary Election expressed concerns to the Williamson Daily News on election signs being stolen and removed. Don Stevens, candidate for Mingo County Magistrate, Division Three, is offering a $100 dollar reward for the arrest and conviction of anyone that has been stealing signs from any political candidate. […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, March 24

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, March 24, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. A SECOND ATTACKER IS SUSPECTED OF TAKING PART IN THE BOMBING OF BRUSSELS SUBWAY TRAIN Belgian and French […]

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By March 23, 2016 Read More →

Manchin backing Jim Justice for governor of WV

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia has thrown his support behind gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice. Justice, the billionaire owner of The Greenbrier, is in a three-man contest for the Democratic nomination with Sen. Jeff Kessler and former U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. Manchin appointed Carte Goodwin, Booth’s cousin, as the interim senator from […]

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