Archive for October, 2017

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Slipshod follow-through on rape evidence

A Gazette editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — DNA evidence is a powerful tool for justice. If an attacker rapes a woman, leaving traces of semen, the genetic code in the residue can identify him as surely as a fingerprint or a clear photo. It’s undeniable proof of guilt (and it also can free […]

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Huntington’s Tom Miller recalled as top journalist
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Huntington’s Tom Miller recalled as top journalist

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Tom Miller is being remembered today as an outstanding reporter, colleague and humanitarian. Miller, 78, died Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Wyngate in Barboursville. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church. He began working part time at The Herald Advertiser, the evening newspaper in […]

Arnold Palmer leaves golf footprint at Oglebay
By September 27, 2016 Read More →

Arnold Palmer leaves golf footprint at Oglebay

WHEELING, W.Va. — It seems everyone that had the opportunity to meet or interact with Arnold Palmer has a story to tell. That’s the way the golfing legend wanted it, according to Oglebay Foundation Chairman Randy Worls. ”He was exactly what you thought he was whether it was on TV or off the course,” Worls […]

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Cedar Lakes being refitted for agriculture training
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Cedar Lakes being refitted for agriculture training

RIPLEY, W.Va. — Cedar Lakes Conference Center will be developed as a teaching location for the West Virginia Department of Agriculture’s practical agriculture program, officials announced Monday. Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick made the announcement at Cedar Lakes, saying the facility, which came under the department’s control in July, would likely open for classes at […]

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By September 27, 2016 Read More →

WV school building panel OKs Fayette plan

ROANOKE, W.Va. — A nine-month review of Fayette County Schools seemed to appease the School Building Authority’s 11-member board as they voted unanimously Monday to accept Fayette County’s new comprehensive plan that trims 18 schools down to 11. In December 2015, the board balked at a request for $39 million over three years with a […]

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A WV town that grew around outdoor adventure
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A WV town that grew around outdoor adventure

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Business owners and local officials agree there are good things going on in Fayetteville and the immediate area. The past few years alone have seen the rise of new restaurants, retail shops, a strong farmers’ market, resident artist and live music in Fayetteville. Area outdoor adventure resorts and outfitters are continuing to […]

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By September 27, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Sept. 27

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. HOW CLINTON, TRUMP PERFORMED IN FIRST DEBATE The Democrat put the Republican on the defensive for much of […]

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Media alert: WVU experts available to discuss presidential debate
By September 26, 2016 Read More →

Media alert: WVU experts available to discuss presidential debate

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Several West Virginia University faculty members will be available to offer reaction and expert commentary to the media tonight (Sept. 26) and in the coming days following the first of three presidential debates between the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and the Republican nominee Donald Trump. Contact University Relations/Communications at 304.293.6997 for more information. WVU experts can provide […]

By September 26, 2016 Read More →

WV ranks among least vulnerable to identity theft

BECKLEY, W.Va. — West Virginia ranked fourth in states least vulnerable to identify theft, according to a recent survey. The Mountain State ranked low in employment fraud complaints per capita and bank fraud complaints per capita, coming in fourth least in both, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center’s Data Breach Report. Key findings in […]

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Marlinton serves up another Roadkill Cook-off
By September 26, 2016 Read More →

Marlinton serves up another Roadkill Cook-off

MARLINTON, W.Va. — Beautiful late-September weather and the annual Roadkill Cook-Off brought a wild time to Marlinton this past weekend as nearly a thousand people ventured to the small mountain town to taste and vote on wild game dishes and take in the sights, sounds and smells of the annual Autumn Harvest Festival. The weather […]

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