Archive for October, 2017

Justice taps businessman Thrasher to lead WV Commerce Department
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Justice taps businessman Thrasher to lead WV Commerce Department

By MAX GARLAND Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov.-elect Jim Justice announced Tuesday that businessman Woody Thrasher will serve as secretary of Commerce. Thrasher, who has been serving as an economic development chair advising Justice’s transition team, is president of The Thrasher Group, an engineering and architecture firm that is the largest of its kind […]

WV Supreme Court to have female majority for 1st time
By December 28, 2016 Read More →

WV Supreme Court to have female majority for 1st time

By KATE WHITE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Supreme Court will have a female majority for the first time when Beth Walker takes the bench next week. Walker will join Justices Margaret Workman and Robin Davis in making West Virginia one of 11 top courts that will have a majority of justices who […]

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Feds: Mountain State Justice office manager stole $1.5M from nonprofit

By KATE WHITE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An office manager for the nonprofit legal aid organization Mountain State Justice is accused of defrauding her employer out of more than $1.5 million over the past 12 years. Kim Cooper, of St. Albans, was charged by federal prosecutors on Tuesday with wire fraud and tax evasion. […]

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By December 28, 2016 Read More →

Authorities: Thieves may strike when seeing holiday gift wrapping

By MATT DELLINGER The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — The holiday season can create a lot of things – memories, laughter, bonding and entertainment are some of the wonderful byproducts of Christmas. Unfortunately, waste products from the gift giving season may present unintended side effects, including serving as a billboard for would-be burglars. “The best suggestion […]

More than 5,000 cars drive through South Fairmont Rotary Club’s fundraising light display
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More than 5,000 cars drive through South Fairmont Rotary Club’s fundraising light display

By MICHELLE DILLON Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — Tuesday was the last day for this year’s Celebration of Lights in Morris Park. The Celebration of Lights has been around for several years and the South Fairmont Rotary Club has been hosting it since 2008, co-chairman of the event Bob Hunt previously told the Times West […]

Posted in: Photos
By December 28, 2016 Read More →

Clay County nonprofit head let go

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — The executive director of a Clay County nonprofit who made a Facebook post comparing the First Lady to an “ape in heels” will not return to work. Jessica Tice, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s communications director, announced the development in a Tuesday press release. Tice said the Appalachian Area […]

By December 28, 2016 Read More →

Officials probing where funds went

The Inter-Mountain If state officials had an unlimited pot of money to spend, one of the first checks they would write would be one to fund new drug addiction treatment centers. West Virginia simply does not have the resources to provide enough help to addicts. So when state officials are able to scrape up a […]

Posted in: Opinion
By December 28, 2016 Read More →

A not-so-silent issue with fracking: Noise from procedure can be a health hazard

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Forget about breathing silica dust or drinking methane-infused water: A new study suggests merely hearing the noise associated with natural gas fracking operations can jeopardize human health. Industry leaders, however, maintain their operations are safe, while highlighting declines in carbon dioxide pollution due to electricity producers […]

By December 28, 2016 Read More →

10 things to know for Wednesday, Dec. 28

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2106. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TURKEY, RUSSIA REPORTEDLY AGREE ON SYRIA CEASE-FIRE PLAN A Turkish news agency says Ankara and Moscow are working to […]

By December 27, 2016 Read More →

Advocates: Civil rights protections for LGBT community important as uncertainty looms

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After the Charlotte City Council voted to expand the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance to protect LGBT residents, North Carolina spent most of the rest of 2016 embroiled in the ensuing controversy and backlash against the state. Meanwhile, in West Virginia in 2016, five ordinances were passed that expanded […]