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Ohio: Monroe County Beacon seeking publisher

WOODSFIELD, Ohio — The Monroe County Beacon, a weekly newspaper in the southeastern part of the state, has an immediate opening for a publisher. This position would oversee the day to day operations of the newspaper. The Monroe County Beacon has a paid circulation of 3951 and has a shopper that covers the entire county. This newspaper […]

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Fayette candidate disallowed from ballot after ruling

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A Fayette County Circuit Court judge ruled Monday that former longtime House of Delegates member William T. Louisos Sr. does not have the legal authority to run for Fayette County Commission in November. Judge John W. Hatcher Jr. ruled that Louisos, a registered Democrat, could not legally file Certificate of Candidacy papers […]

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Parkersburg daughter of Civil War vet dies at 100
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Parkersburg daughter of Civil War vet dies at 100

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Rachel Perine, 100, of Parkersburg, the last surviving daughter of a Civil War veteran in West Virginia, passed away on Friday. Perine was born on March 8, 1916 and grew up in Doddridge County. Her father, Harvey Smith, served in the Civil War, joining the Union Army in August 1862 in Wheeling, […]

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WV school superintendent using scare tactics

An editorial from the Parkerburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano is issuing a pre-emptive strike with dire predictions about what might happen if lawmakers are forced to make further budget cuts to the Department of Education next year. And why not? All those doom-and-gloom predictions when agencies were […]

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U.S. energy secretary discusses fossil fuels on WV visit
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U.S. energy secretary discusses fossil fuels on WV visit

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — About 80 percent of America’s coal-fired electricity generation takes place in units that are at least 30 years old, so officials believe the only way coal will remain a viable source of power is through innovative technologies to comply with environmental standards. On Monday, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz joined Sen. Joe […]

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Ruling knocks two Preston candidates off ballot

KINGWOOD, W.Va. — The State Supreme Court’s ruling in an election case Sept. 12 means two Preston County candidates are off the ballot. Tina Bishop and Charles Lewis filed candidate nomination petitions to be placed on the November ballot. Bishop was running for Preston County clerk against incumbent Linda Huggins and Lewis against incumbent County […]

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Miners deserve Congress, nation’s support

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — While Congress deals with looming budget issues amid the potential of a government shutdown, members can’t put off for long the pending bankruptcy of the United Mine Workers pension fund. In fact, Senatorsw Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W. Va., as well as Congressman […]

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Kanawha juror charged with perjury after mistrial
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Kanawha juror charged with perjury after mistrial

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A perjury charge was filed Monday against a juror, who a judge said lied to him about visiting the scene of a killing and caused a mistrial in a murder trial last week. Taniqra R. Payne, 31, was arrested Monday afternoon, said Sgt. Brian Humphreys with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office. Perjury is […]

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WV high court won’t let Wells on ballot for clerk
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WV high court won’t let Wells on ballot for clerk

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former state senator Erik Wells cannot be on the general election ballot for Kanawha County clerk as an independent, the state Supreme Court ruled in an order released Monday morning. The court upheld an Aug. 18 ruling by Kanawha Circuit Judge Charles King, who ruled that Wells is ineligible to run as an […]

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Why Print News Still Rules

Each time my newspaper delivery runs late, as it did last Saturday morning, and I’m forced to the Web for my early dose of news, I’m reminded how reading the news online pales compared to reading it in newsprint. Don’t get me wrong: I’m not some aging dead-ender who wishes it was 1995 and not […]