Archive for October, 2017

Group considers bringing refugees to Charleston

Group considers bringing refugees to Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As Charleston’s population continues to decline, a refugee resettlement service is considering opening an agency in the city that would assist hundreds of refugees in moving to the area. Episcopal Migration Ministries, a refugee-resettlement agency, sent employees to Charleston to learn more about the city this week. The West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry, […]

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Veterans stop in Charleston on Run for the Wall

Veterans stop in Charleston on Run for the Wall

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When the “Run for the Wall” motorcyclists pulled onto the state Capitol grounds Thursday, they were met with flag-waving, patriotic support from West Virginians. Run for the Wall is an annual motorcycle event in remembrance of American veterans who were killed in action, missing in action or prisoners of war. Riders travel from […]

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Police say motive in Hatfield killing was money

Police say motive in Hatfield killing was money

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two young men saw Ben Hatfield’s luxury SUV Sunday morning and saw dollar signs, according to police. They could now face life in prison. Chief Deputy Joe Smith, of the Mingo County Sheriff’s Office, said Thursday that Anthony R. Arriaga, of Lima, Ohio, and Brandon Fitzpatrick, of Louisa, Kentucky, had talked about committing […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, May 27

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, May 27, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. OBAMA MAKES HISTORIC VISIT TO HIROSHIMA “Death fell from the sky and the world was changed,” the president […]

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Some of West Virginia’s best and brightest finding careers in state
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Some of West Virginia’s best and brightest finding careers in state

By George Hohmann For the W.Va. Press Association          CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Armed with a masters in business administration, a law degree and a decade of high-octane work experience, 35-year-old Sarah Smith could probably build a future anywhere.          While some have chosen to leave West Virginia for perceived greener pastures, Smith has committed to growing her career […]

WV AG, others sue over transgender directive

WV AG, others sue over transgender directive

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit — alongside Maine’s governor and attorneys general from nine other states — against the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. The lawsuit announced Wednesday accuses the Obama […]

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All five WV spellers go down at national bee

All five WV spellers go down at national bee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A gray couch sat on the side. Pulled back from the lights, it wasn’t meant to be flashy. Placed on the left side of the Scripps National Spelling Bee stage, it was a stark contrast to the gold trophy cup that shined from the stage’s right. The couch needed to be there, […]

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Harrison County airport gets six bids for service

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — While a network carrier airline decided not to submit a bid for air service at North Central West Virginia Regional Airport at this time, officials did receive six EAS proposals. The Benedum Airport Authority was briefed Wednesday on the multiple bids received for Essential Air Service, which is subsidized by the Department […]

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Dominion Post editor announces retirement

Dominion Post editor announces retirement

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Dominion Post Editor Geri Ferrara has announced her retirement. David A. Raese, publisher and co-owner of the multimedia company, assumes the role of editor and publisher, effective immediately. “I think it is time for me to spend more time with my family,” Ferrara said. “My three grandsons and daughters live in northern California and my son in New York. I would like to spend more time […]

Lyme Disease sufferer hopes to spread awareness

Lyme Disease sufferer hopes to spread awareness

ASHLAND, Ky. — Confined to her childhood home spending most of her time in bed is not where 27-year-old Ashland native Christina Kovacs saw herself being at this age. Before this, she was living in Los Angeles going to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise with the goal of doing merchandise design. However, a […]

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