Archive for December, 2017

Blennerhassett Island open for season
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Blennerhassett Island open for season

By WAYNE TOWNER The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park will open for the 2017 season next Tuesday as visitors begin taking sternwheeler rides to visit the restored mansion and tour the historic island. With the opening of the island on May 2, visitors can board the Island Belle […]

By April 27, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Honest elections critical for trust

The Journal editorial Earlier this month, we commended West Virginia county clerks and Secretary of State Mac Warner for cleaning up voter registration rolls. Working together, his office and county officials had removed 36,635 names from the list of people eligible to vote in our state. What a difference a few weeks makes. By this […]

Posted in: Opinion
Manchin cautiously hopeful of permanent Miners Protection Act fix
By April 27, 2017 Read More →

Manchin cautiously hopeful of permanent Miners Protection Act fix

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Sen. Joe Manchin says he is “cautiously hopeful” of a permanent health care fix for miners after hearing support from President Donald Trump and the Senate majority leader. However, Manchin said there still may be a few hurdles in the future, saying “it’s not done until it’s […]

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Justice signs the Second Chance for Employment Act

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice has signed the Second Chance for Employment Act, which would allow people convicted of nonviolent felonies to petition a judge to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor. The West Virginia Legislature passed Senate Bill 76 with time down to the wire. It was the […]

By April 27, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Wednesday, April 27

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, April 27, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP’S ABOUT-FACE ON NAFTA Hours after the administration threatened to pull out of the trade pact, Mexico and Canada agreed to […]

Ten business organizations host inaugural WV Corporate Responsibility Summit
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Ten business organizations host inaugural WV Corporate Responsibility Summit

Events set for Charleston on June 5, Morgantown on June 7 From Philanthropy WV:  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — During challenging economic times in West Virginia, companies of all sizes are determining the best ways to invest in their communities with charitable giving, foundation grantmaking, employee volunteerism, and overall community involvement. “Philanthropy WV is pleased to co-host the WV Corporate Responsibility […]

By April 26, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: What’s so hard about extending tolls?

From the Register-Herald of Beckley Why on God’s green Earth has the state legislature dawdled on the question of whether or not to extend tolling on the West Virginia Turnpike? Seriously. We have looked all around the issue for the past few years and have not found a single, solitary good reason the $2 fee […]

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Governor: Lack of sound plan hurting West Virginia
By April 26, 2017 Read More →

Governor: Lack of sound plan hurting West Virginia

By MICHELLE DILLON Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice discussed the budget situation and his hopes for the future of West Virginia at the North Central West Virginia Business Summit, Bridges Without Boundaries, Tuesday at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center. Justice said that there are obstacles in business that have to […]

By April 26, 2017 Read More →

After three witnesses testify, Kostenko enters guilty plea

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — During the second day of his criminal trial, after hearing testimony from the prosecution’s third witness, Dr. Michael Kostenko asked the court to accept a guilty plea to one of the 22 felony counts against him. The third witness, Michael Kevin Meadows, a former patient, employee and […]

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Bill gives ‘more autonomy’ to higher education
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Bill gives ‘more autonomy’ to higher education

By KELSIE LeROSE Times West Virginia MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice visited West Virginia University Tuesday to sign House Bill 2815 pertaining to higher education governance. The legislation will give greater freedom and flexibility to West Virginia University including Potomac State College and West Virginia University Institute of Technology, along with Marshall University and […]