Archive for October, 2017

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, May 31

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to knowTuesday, May 31, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. IRAQI FORCES REPEL IS ATTACK IN FALLUJAH The attack came as government troops and Shiite militias battle to recapture […]

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At the Capitol:  Special Budget Session

By Phil Kabler For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As legislators left Charleston Friday for the long Memorial Day weekend, closing out the second week of a special session to pass the state’s 2016-17 budget, the House and Senate had inched closer to a final deal on the $4.0 billion budget bill. […]

Lawmakers must learn to compromise

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel  PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia’s budget standstill will not end unless both sides are willing to compromise and legislative leadership exerts enough influence to stop the game-playing. Earlier this week, the House of Delegates demonstrated it is incapable of either. When some House Republicans gave in to the […]

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Wetzel County board to buy out superintendent

NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. — Following months of controversy in the school district, the Wetzel County Board of Education on Thursday voted to buy out Superintendent Leatha Williams’ contract. The decision was made during a special meeting, after a closed-door executive session that lasted slightly more than an hour. Williams’ employment will last through June 30. […]

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Tensions, tempers rise in WV budget deliberations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Nine amendments to the House budget bill that would have raided money from higher education institutions from around the state caused such a stir on the House floor Thursday evening that Speaker Tim Armstead felt compelled to leave his podium and address the body from his seat. The amendments, which were offered […]

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WV deputy says kids were force-fed hot peppers

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Idamay parents have been charged with felonies after a deputy discovered they were allegedly forcing their children to eat habanero peppers as punishment. On Wednesday, Deputy Aaron VanPelt with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department went to a residence on Chestnut Street in Idamay in reference to an abuse/neglect investigation. VanPelt wrote in […]

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More WV girls get chance to sample engineering

More WV girls get chance to sample engineering

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Eighth-grade girls had a chance to attend the first Introduce a Girl To Engineering Day in North Central West Virginia Thursday. BridgeValley Community & Technical College of South Charleston and Montgomery and Pierpont Community & Technical College hosted the event at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center at the I-79 Technology Park. About […]

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Cabell County raises landline fees to fund 911 center

Cabell County raises landline fees to fund 911 center

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Cabell County residents and businesses with landline phones will soon see an increase on their phone bills. The Cabell County Commission voted Thursday to increase the landline tariff for residential and business lines in order to compensate for an anticipated $430,000 increase in next year’s medical insurance for employees at the Cabell […]

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Inland waterways still vital asset

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — One of Collis P. Huntington’s big ideas after the Civil War was to connect his Chesapeake and Ohio rail line with the nation’s inland waterways and expand commerce into the Midwest. Huntington was founded in 1871 on the banks of the Ohio River as part of that plan, […]

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WVU board extends Gee contract for five years

WVU board extends Gee contract for five years

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The WVU Board of Governors (BOG) voted unanimously Thursday, May 26, to keep President E. Gordon Gee at the helm for another five years. Gee’s current two-year contract expires June 30. The vote followed an executive session that ran just shy of 45 minutes, during which the BOG discussed Gee’s recent evaluation […]

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