Archive for October, 2017

Martinsburg ‘Unsung Hero’ gets tour of nuclear sub
By October 26, 2016 Read More →

Martinsburg ‘Unsung Hero’ gets tour of nuclear sub

NORFOLK, Va. — This past July, Martinsburg resident Robert E. Lee thought he was only sharing a bit of history with family. Little did he realize that a copy of an Unsung Heroes column from The Journal would result in an amazing journey to the bottom of a sub. Bob Lee was interviewed by The […]

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By October 26, 2016 Read More →

Take advantage of our state’s early voting option

An editorial from The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Early voting begins today in West Virginia. Before you decide there is no need to take advantage of it, consider this: During the 2012 primary election, 352,598 people cast ballots for president in the Mountain State. During the primary earlier this year, the total was 446,600. A lot […]

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Parkersburg nixes raises after drug abuse pleas
By October 26, 2016 Read More →

Parkersburg nixes raises after drug abuse pleas

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Nearly 20 people spoke about the life-and-death issue of drugs facing the region at Tuesday’s Parkersburg City Council meeting, with several asking council to redirect money from a proposed pay increase to drug abuse prevention and recovery efforts. A 5 percent pay increase for all City of Parkersburg employees except elected officials […]

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By October 26, 2016 Read More →

Clinton can be restrained by GOP-led Congress

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — As eager for change in the White House as many Mid-Ohio Valley residents are, some may not plan to support Donald Trump for president. But Hillary Clinton, the other major candidate on the ballot, is no alternative. Voting for her is out of the question. […]

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By October 26, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Oct. 26

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. PAKISTAN MOURNS DEAD BY SHUTTERING CITY Quetta shuts down following a deadly militant rampage as families bury many […]

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By October 25, 2016 Read More →

Media Alert: WVU, China Shenhua Energy partnering on clean energy technologies

Agreement make world’s largest coal company strategic partner with WVU MEDIA ADVISORY:  WHAT: Officials from West Virginia University and a delegation from the China Shenhua Energy Company will gather in Morgantown to sign a memorandum of understanding to partner on the development of clean energy technologies. The partnership will promote collaboration on technology innovation, education exchange and joint energy […]

By October 25, 2016 Read More →

WV lawmakers oppose Trans-Pacific Partnership

WHEELING, W.Va. — CEOs who lead companies with a combined $6 trillion in annual revenues believe the Trans-Pacific Partnership would help West Virginia businesses grow, but members of the state’s congressional delegation oppose the controversial deal. Proponents, including President Barack Obama, say the agreement would help open new markets for American-made products. Members of the […]

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NetJet CEO, a Huntington native, returning to speak
By October 25, 2016 Read More →

NetJet CEO, a Huntington native, returning to speak

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington native Bill Noe is one hometown boy who has reached the heights of success as an athlete, a pilot and as a businessman. Noe, 51, is the president and chief operating officer of NetJets, the world’s largest nonscheduled air carrier in the world. He was also a former standout swimmer for […]

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West Preston School dedicated in Arthurdale
By October 25, 2016 Read More →

West Preston School dedicated in Arthurdale

ARTHURDALE, W.Va. — The new West Preston School in Arthurdale was dedicated Oct. 24. Both the principal, Mark Graham, and the superintendent of Preston County, Steve Wotring, spoke at the dedication. The school, which students started attending Oct. 14, is equipped with a number of technological devices. There is a presentation station, a laptop, a […]

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By October 25, 2016 Read More →

Endorsement: McKinley remains our pick in House

An editorial from The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Dominion Post endorses David B. McKinley for U.S. House of Representatives 1st Congressional District. During his three two-year terms in the House, he has consistently worked to restore a modicum of civility and bipartisanship in Congress. In these hyper-partisan times, he, like some of our nation’s earliest presidents, sees partisan […]