Archive for October, 2017

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Editorial: Increasing diversity on police force

From The Wheeling News-Register: Wheeling City Council members were urged a few days ago to increase diversity on the city’s police force. Just one of the 66 officers falls into the black or biracial category, officials were told. And, they were urged, more diversity training is needed for officers. The latter is doable. Police Chief […]

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Editorial: W.Va. capitol dome worth the cost

From The Journal of Martinsburg: West Virginia government finances are tight, these days. State legislators and Gov. Jim Justice felt they had to increase taxes and fees by about $130 million a year merely to take care of our roads and bridges. Special interests and government-funded entities have complained vociferously that they are not getting […]

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Editorial: West Virginia citizens, visitors serve as great travel promoters

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail: Two years ago, the West Virginia Department of Commerce’s Division of Tourism promoted a new travel campaign: Real. It’s a great campaign, still ongoing, and at the time the agency included a commendable effort to get West Virginia residents involved in promoting the state using social media. This year, in conjunction […]

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Do you want to know a secret? Here’s the rub on Smokey Rumps

By Jessica Farrish The Register-Herald of Beckley OAK HILL, W.Va. — There aren’t many secrets in a small town. A spicy tale is apt to smolder like hickory along Main Street, smoke its way through a church choir and burn like wildfire through the local teachers’ lounge – all by lunchtime. In Oak Hill, Smokey […]

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Editorial: Being armed can mean dangerous

From The Dominion Post of Morgantown:  Most would agree no traffic stop is routine. Some would say they are terribly risky, including the U.S. 4th Circuit of Appeals in a decision. That case involved a felon, who was arrested in the state’s Eastern Panhandle in March 2014, with a gun in his pocket following a […]

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Editorial: State treasurers putting pressure on drug company

From The Register-Herald of Beckley: The drug companies make the profits, and the public pays the bills. For most of the last 10 years, that has been the story of the opioid epidemic. Drug companies have made billions on the sale of painkillers that they touted as safe and non-addictive. Meanwhile, thousands of users fell […]

By July 29, 2017 Read More →

Gov. Justice: State resources, personnel have been dispatched to assist flood victims

First responders from across the state, National Guard, Division of Highways personnel are on the scene in affected areas CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — “We are extremely saddened and deeply concerned for all West Virginians that are experiencing flooding and damage right now,” said Gov. Justice. “We have mobilized our National Guard and Highways personnel and they are assisting […]

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Flash flooding hits Wetzel County, Hundred VFD devastated

Hundred, Pine Grove Areas Suffer From The Wetzel Chronicle HUNDRED, W.Va. — It has been confirmed that Hundred Volunteer Fire Department has suffered devastating losses due to flash flooding, including four trucks and equipment. Governor Jim Justice has declared a state of emergency for several area counties, including Wetzel. Donations toward flood relief can be […]

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Authorities recover body from Ohio River as flash flooding hits Ohio Valley again

By IAN HICKS AND J.W. JOHNSON JR. WHEELING, W.Va. – Amid the chaos of what Ohio County Emergency Management Director Lou Vargo called the worst flooding he’s seen since the devastation caused by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, crews recovered a body from the Ohio River early this morning which they believe is that of a […]

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The Exponent Telegram: video of flooding in Farmington/Mannington

CLARKSBURG: Heavy rains Friday and overnight forced Buffalo Creek out of its banks and into the roadways and homes throughout the Mannington, Farmington and Rachel areas. Here’s a look at the situation from The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: video Photos