Archive for December, 2017

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Monongalia County fair good to go

By JIM BISSETT The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — There’s nothing like the timeless fun of a county fair. Even one that offers entertainment that is oh-so 21st century: Drone racing. That’s just one of the pursuits presented at the 2017 edition of the Monongalia County Fair, which runs Aug. 1-5 at Mylan Park. The […]

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National Night Out set for Tuesday

By DANYEL VanREENEN The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Martinsburg Police Department is sponsoring a community partnership event at War Memorial Park on Tuesday, and cities across the United States will be holding similar events to encourage good relationships between police and citizens. The Martinsburg Police Department’s second annual National Night Out Against Crime is […]

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10 things to know: Monday, July 31

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, July 31, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHY THE U.S. MUST CUT DIPLOMATIC STAFF IN RUSSIA Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States needs to cut […]

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Railroad enthusiasts to gather in Huntington

By BOB WITHERS The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  — About a hundred people from several states will arrive at the Pullman Plaza Hotel this week for the 48th annual conference of the C&O Historical Society, which is based in Clifton Forge, Virginia. The society, which was organized in 1969, is one of the largest single-railroad historical […]

Northern Panhandle roads remain closed due to flooding
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Northern Panhandle roads remain closed due to flooding

From the Wheeling News-Register: WHEELING, W.Va. — Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger issued several statements regarding the flooding the occurred in Wheeling and Ohio and Marshall counties Friday night into Saturday. “The City of Wheeling, Ohio County and the region experienced another substantial rainfall and weather event last evening. With more rain forecast, we are […]

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Flooding brings ‘complete devastation’ to several parts of Marion County

By Sarah Goodrich Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — As Marion County residents reel from the devastating floods Saturday morning, local officials and county employees describe the flooding as a “complete devastation” and “one of the worst floods” for the affected areas. See 30 photos: Mannington, Rachel, Farmington and surrounding areas were reported to have […]

Wetzel County residents jarred by flooding
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Wetzel County residents jarred by flooding

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va.  — On Saturday, Wetzel County residents faced what some described as “devastation,” as another round of flash flooding hit the county. Hundred, Pine Grove, Jacksonburg, Smithfield and Pricetown were all hit by steady and heavy rains, the Wetzel Chronicle reported. A flood warning remained in effect […]

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Editorial: Flood relief is neighbor helping neighbor

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: It seems like the state of West Virginia is becoming accustomed to flooding, just as residents in California are used to fighting massive forest fires. Flooding and forest fires are powerful forces that cause loss of life and destruction of homes. In addition, both flooding and forest fires are […]

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Editorial: Can 60 senators from middle make something happen with health care?

From The Times West Virginia of Fairmont: Folks on the far left and far right are sure to be disappointed. We can only hope that those in the middle can bring some sanity to the long, often fierce debate over health care in the United States. The Republican-run Senate voted 51-49 early Friday morning to […]

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Editorial: Job losses, economy hitting southern W.Va. hard

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Daily Mail page: The economic news here in central and southern West Virginia isn’t good these days. “CAMC to cut 300 jobs” the Gazette-Mail’s Thursday headline blared. “Kanawha Electric & Machine Co. closing after 80 years” says one story in today’s print edition. Economically, it seems we are seeing more down […]