Archive for October, 2017

Huntington removes set of stairs, curbs drug traffic
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Huntington removes set of stairs, curbs drug traffic

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — It may seem like a simple act, but the removal of one set of stairs in the Marcum Terrace housing complex has prompted residents there to say they have never seen their neighborhood so quiet. The stairs were known as a hot spot for drug activity and prostitution. The series of steps […]

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Huntington observes Overdose Awareness Day
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Huntington observes Overdose Awareness Day

HUNTINGTON,W.Va.  — Three years ago this month, Ann Niday lost her only son after he overdosed, just 13 days before his 27th birthday. More than a year ago, 23-year-old Dustina Spears found herself pregnant with her third child and addicted to heroin. She had already lost custody of her two sons after becoming addicted to […]

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EPA changes will threaten historic glassmakers

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch  HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — For years, the big criticism of the Environment Protection Agency is that the agency just looks at one side of an issue. The EPA understandably focuses on improving or preserving the environment, but too often little consideration is given to the impact of rule changes or new policies […]

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Dozens march to push for Wheeling LGBT rights
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Dozens march to push for Wheeling LGBT rights

WHEELING, W.Va. — Shawna Hillen and Erin George believe their experience in Wheeling illustrates why the city needs an ordinance establishing anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents. Hillen and George, a lesbian couple who were among about 100 people who marched through downtown Wheeling Wednesday in support of LGBT rights, said it […]

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Barbour officials alarmed by ‘Party Rock’ crowd
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Barbour officials alarmed by ‘Party Rock’ crowd

ARDEN, W.Va. — An unprecedented number of revelers turned up this weekend at Arden’s so-called “Party Rock” in an incident that has prompted area officials to issue a warning that unlawful activity will not be tolerated at the popular hangout along the Tygart River. The Barbour County Sheriff’s Department and Barbour County Commissioners are extremely […]

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U.S. energy secretary visit will have little impact

An editorial from The Inter-Mountain  ELKINS, W.Va. — Give U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., points for trying. Unfortunately, his new effort on behalf of West Virginia coal miners and families worried about their electric bills is based on faulty reasoning. Manchin announced this week that Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has accepted an invitation to come to […]

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WV jackpot winner funds Martinsburg High signage
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WV jackpot winner funds Martinsburg High signage

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Former Berkeley County Sheriff Randy Smith has continued to support the community after hitting the Powerball jackpot in late 2010. Shortly after winning, Smith created the W. Randy Smith Family Fund with a contribution of nearly $6 million to the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation. More than $3 million in grants have […]

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Parkersburg Catholic grad now executive at Uber

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A Parkersburg Catholic High School graduate is riding with Uber in a high-level executive position. Jeff Jones, who has served as chief marketing officer and executive vice president at Target since 2012, is joining Uber as its president of ride-sharing, according to a post from Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick on […]

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Officials discuss workforce impact of opioids
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Officials discuss workforce impact of opioids

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Opioid drugs have caused many challenges for West Virginia’s workforce. Some employers are forced to fire employees who abuse drugs on the job. Other employers struggle to fill open positions due to failed drug screenings before hiring. At the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Business Summit Wednesday at […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Sept. 1

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP RETREATS FROM VOW TO DEPORT ALL LIVING IN U.S. ILLEGALLY Yet, the billionaire sticks with an aggressive […]

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