Archive for October, 2017

Study estimates cost of coal-to-solar retraining
By August 22, 2016 Read More →

Study estimates cost of coal-to-solar retraining

WHEELING, W.Va. — A new study featured in the Harvard Business Review finds it would cost as much as $1.8 billion to retrain the “vast majority” of U.S. coal miners to work in the solar power industry, with $475 million of this required in West Virginia. West Virginia Coal Association President Bill Raney said about […]

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By August 22, 2016 Read More →

9/11 more than ‘OMG’ experience

A column by Mike Myer, executive editor of The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register  WHEELING, W.Va. — Oh my God. Many of us reserve the exclamation, no punctuation needed, for events that shock us to the core. Like September 11. It’s something of a prayer, really, of supplication that what you’ve seen or heard didn’t really happen. But it […]

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Huntington man finds creek cleanup ‘personal’
By August 22, 2016 Read More →

Huntington man finds creek cleanup ‘personal’

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Mark Connelly and his wife, Karen Hoth, want to do whatever they can for the health of Fourpole Creek in Huntington. “We were victims of the July flooding along Fourpole Creek at our property at Enslow Park,” Connelly said. “The health of this creek is personal to us, so anything we can […]

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Women turn out for WVU’s ‘Football 101’
By August 22, 2016 Read More →

Women turn out for WVU’s ‘Football 101’

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Milan Puskar Stadium was full of women Aug. 21 for the fifth annual Football 101 program with members of the WVU football team. The participants talked with the WVU coaching staff, took pictures with their favorite players, learned the rules and even ran through basic plays with the players. For Sandy Stafford, […]

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By August 22, 2016 Read More →

‘Ban the box’ could ease unemployment

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Few things in life are as vital as having a job. A steady income means the ability to provide the basics while making purchases that strengthen the economy. Why, then, do government regulations prevent hundreds of thousands of Americans from obtaining and keeping a job? […]

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By August 22, 2016 Read More →

THe Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Aug. 22

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. THE OLYMPICS END IN RIO, AND LOOK AHEAD TO ASIA The Games are headed for South Korea, Japan […]

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WV to offer DMV kiosks in malls, grocery stores
By August 19, 2016 Read More →

WV to offer DMV kiosks in malls, grocery stores

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia will begin offering kiosks in malls, grocery stores and elsewhere as another option to renew car registrations without going to local Division of Motor Vehicles offices. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin unveiled the booths Thursday at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds in Fairlea. Tomblin spokeswoman Jessica Tice says the touch-screen kiosks […]

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WV State majorettes help welcome new students
By August 19, 2016 Read More →

WV State majorettes help welcome new students

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By August 19, 2016 Read More →

New students at Wheeling Jesuit up 29 percent

WHEELING, W.Va. — Wheeling Jesuit University kicked off the start of the 2017 academic year with a 29 percent increase in new students entering the university this fall. On Thursday, WJU welcomed 275 new students to campus. This day has become an annual tradition at WJU. Organized by the Office of Student Life, an army […]

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Ogden Newspapers race presents $20,000 to YMCA
By August 19, 2016 Read More →

Ogden Newspapers race presents $20,000 to YMCA

WHEELING, W.Va. — Between 2010 and 2015, the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic handed out more than $100,000 to six local charitable causes. That amount grew by its largest-ever one-year total on Thursday, with the race committee presenting J.B. Chambers YMCA Executive Director Adam Shinsky a check for $20,000. Shinsky said the donation is huge […]