Archive for October, 2017

Parkersburg songwriter Todd Burge inspired by ‘Inauguration Day’
By January 27, 2017 Read More →

Parkersburg songwriter Todd Burge inspired by ‘Inauguration Day’

From Staff Reports The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG — Singer-songwriter Todd Burge of Parkersburg is getting positive feedback, and views, from a political song he released on Jan. 19, the day before President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Burge said Wednesday he has not gotten a single negative comment about his song, “Inauguration Day (We’re Not Leaving […]

By January 27, 2017 Read More →

Jenkins urges transportation chief to prioritize King Coal Highway, Coalfields Expressway

By CHARLES OWENS Bluefield Daily Telegraph CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., is asking newly appointed West Virginia Transportation Secretary Tom Smith to prioritize the construction of the long-delayed King Coal Highway and Coalfields Expressway projects in southern West Virginia. Jenkins said Thursday that he is urging Smith to use federal highway funds […]

Huntington lays off 24 employees, including police, fire officers
By January 27, 2017 Read More →

Huntington lays off 24 employees, including police, fire officers

By JOSEPHINE MENDEZ The Herald-Disptach HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — To deal with a nearly $5 million budget deficit, Mayor Steve Williams authorized reductions Thursday that will reduce police department staffing by 17 and the fire department staffing by seven. The layoffs from both departments mainly affect officers and firefighters hired within the past few months and will […]

By January 27, 2017 Read More →

Dismissed city police officers join in solace

By COURTNEY HESSLER The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Seven months ago, four eager young men took the first step to becoming Huntington police officers at a hiring ceremony at City Hall. One of the rookies, Timothy Chaffin, 21, of Salt Rock, said working as a Huntington police officer was an amazing job. “We had been on […]

By January 27, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Friday, Jan. 27

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. QUESTIONS ABOUND AFTER TRUMP SAYS TAX WILL PAY FOR WALL Will Mexico be footing the bill or American consumers? […]

By January 26, 2017 Read More →

W.Va. senators back Trump pipeline plans

From staff reports The Weirton Daily Times WASHINGTON — West Virginia’s two senators were in support Tuesday of President Donald Trump reviving efforts to build the Keystone XL Pipeline to carry Canadian crude oil to refineries in the United States. The president also signed an executive order reviving the Dakota Access pipeline, which also was […]

Volunteers conduct annual count of the homeless
By January 26, 2017 Read More →

Volunteers conduct annual count of the homeless

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Tonya Vannatter gingerly peeled back a piece of cardboard forming a makeshift wall under a stairway in an alley, and spotted some signs — an empty cigarette pack and some trash left behind. She shined a light and saw that the flooring was rusted and looked almost […]

Pipelines, protests at Pittsburgh natural gas conference
By January 26, 2017 Read More →

Pipelines, protests at Pittsburgh natural gas conference

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register PITTSBURGH, Pa.  — Williams Energy CEO Alan Armstrong knows President Donald Trump’s favor toward fossil fuels will not stop protesters from showing up at drilling pads, pipeline operations and gatherings such as the Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference. Inside Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center Wednesday, Armstrong and other oil and natural […]

By January 26, 2017 Read More →

Tourism holds great potential to boost economy

Herald-Dispatch editorial Most West Virginians agree that we need to diversify the state economy, but where do you start? One of the potential growth industries at the top of Gov. Jim Justice’s list is tourism, and that certainly seems to be an area where the Mountain State has much to offer and plenty of room […]

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Setting up for Auto Show
By January 26, 2017 Read More →

Setting up for Auto Show

As renovations continue at the Charleston Civic Center, an Audi vehicle is lifted up to a second floor entrance Wednesday in preparation for the West Virginia International Auto Show. Crews started working around 9 a.m. on Wednesday to crane more than 75 cars to the second floor. The auto show will run from Friday to […]

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