Archive for October, 2017

Wheeling police officer to receive national award
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Wheeling police officer to receive national award

WHEELING, W.Va. — A second Wheeling police officer in as many years is receiving national recognition for going above and beyond the call of duty. Sgt. John Schultz, the prevention resource officer at Wheeling Middle School, will be in Washington, D.C., on May 14 to receive a coveted Honorable Mention during the National Association of […]

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New Ohio County schools chief gets 4-year contract
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New Ohio County schools chief gets 4-year contract

WHEELING, W.Va. — Woodsdale Elementary School Principal Kimberly Miller will get four years to prove herself – and a starting salary of $138,000 annually – when she takes over as superintendent of Ohio County Schools on July 1. Board of education members voted 3-1 Monday night to approve a four-year contract for Miller that pays […]

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How open record laws work in state legislatures
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How open record laws work in state legislatures

Lawmakers in every state have adopted laws requiring most government meetings and records to be open to the public. But in some states, lawmakers have exempted themselves from complying. The Associated Press sent open-records requests to the top lawmakers in all 50 states and most governors, seeking copies of their daily schedules and emails from […]

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Part of Hatfield-McCoy trail to open to 4×4 vehicles

ETHEL, W.Va. — It very well could be a very Good Friday for jeep and 4×4 enthusiasts as one part of the Hatfield and McCoy Trail System will be opening to full-size vehicles. Soon you will be able to enjoy the Hatfield McCoy Trails experience even if you don’t own a dirt bike, side-by-side or […]

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Marshall professor pi’ed for Pi Day
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Marshall professor pi’ed for Pi Day

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Marshall University Department of Mathematics celebrated National Pi Day Monday on Buskirk Field. Pi Day is a nationwide mathematical holiday celebrated by many different people, especially those who find themselves in “love” with mathematics. President of the Thundering Nerds math club and treasurer of Pi Mu Epsilon Math Honor Society Sara Brumbaugh […]

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Fate of old Beckley Newspaper building in question
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Fate of old Beckley Newspaper building in question

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The City of Beckley has proposed the demolition of the old Beckley Newspapers building which sits empty inside the city’s downtown historic district, but is being met with opposition from the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office. “It’s a hazard to the public,” Mayor Bill O’Brien said of the brick building at […]

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More need than ever for transparency
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More need than ever for transparency

Journalists and First Amendment advocates faced discouraging news last week when VICE reporter Jason Leopold pulled back the curtain on secret attempts to hamstring open records laws in the United States. Leopold, who’s been hailed by The New York Times and others for his skill at prying secrets from the government, disclosed that the Obama […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, March 15

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. PUTIN ORDERS WITHDRAWAL OF MOST RUSSIAN FORCES FROM SYRIA He says he hopes the move will contribute to […]

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WVU draws 3 seed, to play in Brooklyn Friday
By March 14, 2016 Read More →

WVU draws 3 seed, to play in Brooklyn Friday

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Unless you found a way to avoid television, radio, any form of social media and any conversation with your neighbors Sunday evening, you’re probably already aware of West Virginia’s NCAA Tournament draw. The Mountaineers (26-8) landed the No. 3 seed in the East Region and will face No. 14 seed Stephen F. […]

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WV track faults smoking ban, Ohio competition

NEWELL — Net revenue at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort dropped by 17.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared to the same period the year before, parent company Eldorado Resorts Inc. reported last week. The Reno, Nev.-based company attributed the continued slide in earnings to new competition in northeast Ohio and the Hancock […]

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