Archive for October, 2017

Once hooked on OxyContin, counselor gets pardon as she helps others
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Once hooked on OxyContin, counselor gets pardon as she helps others

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The letter arrived unexpectedly, dated Jan. 14, 2017, the last day of the governor’s term in office, and the first day Chelsea Carter could say she was no longer a convicted felon. “I am pleased to inform you,” the letter said, “that Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has […]

Berkeley County Chamber training programs seek to match applicants, businesses
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Berkeley County Chamber training programs seek to match applicants, businesses

By JENNIFER R. YOUNG The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. The members of the Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce met Friday at their “Rise and Shine” breakfast to hear about some employment and training programs joining forces to help match up job applicants with area businesses and organizations. One program discussed was the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — Employment and […]

24 Hours in Marion County January 2017
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24 Hours in Marion County January 2017

Reporters, photographers and editors of the Times West Virginian spent a full 24 hours, from 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, to 5:59 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, snapping pictures of the people, places and events in Marion County. See more than 90 images of just some of the things they encountered during the 24-hour period. See this story from the […]

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Justice releases details of timber industry plan

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Throughout his campaign and during his inaugural address, Gov. Jim Justice talked about his idea to create a state timber industry to help make up for the losses in revenue from the Mountain State’s coal, oil and gas industries. With about 77 percent of the state […]

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‘Winter is back’ in Central W.Va.

By MATTHEW BURDETTE The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. — Although it has taken until late January, it appears Old Man Winter finally has arrived — to stay — in Central West Virginia. The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a winter weather advisory for the area that will remain in effect until noon today. Total snow […]

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Huggins paying little mind to mailed-in free-throw advice for WVU basketball

By MIKE CASAZZA Charleston Gazette-Mail MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The topic of free-throw shooting has been on Bob Huggins’ mind for quite some time. Now it’s in his mailbox. The West Virginia coach who has suffered two losses this season that were greatly shaped by struggles at the foul line watched his players go 3-for-8 in the […]

Pennsylvania, Ohio casinos cut into West Virginia profits
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Pennsylvania, Ohio casinos cut into West Virginia profits

By CASEY JUNKINS The Weirton Daily Times WHEELING, W.Va.  — In 2007, officials with Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort worked hard to legalize West Virginia table gambling, even as they combined to gross more than $448 million in revenue from slot machines that year. In fiscal year 2016, nearly a decade […]

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Upping the ante for revenue: Lawmaker pushing bill to allow more video lottery machines

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — State and local revenue from video lottery facilities may increase if a bill being pushed by Del. Marty Gearheart (R-Mercer, 27) passes. “The number of machines out there in the market place is capped (at 9,000),” he said. “However, what you have is a lot of […]

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Senators Manchin, Capito announce $12.8 million in FEMA funding for flood recovery

Release from the US Senate: WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, D-WV, and Shelley Moore Capito. R-WV, have announced $12,833,232 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the State of West Virginia. The $12.8 million grant will be used by: The Nicholas County School District for emergency protective […]

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10 things to know: Monday, Jan. 30

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. SIX PEOPLE KILLED IN SHOOTING AT QUEBEC CITY MOSQUE Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls the attack during evening […]