Archive for October, 2017

Gov. Justice declares State of Emergency for six counties due to flooding
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Gov. Justice declares State of Emergency for six counties due to flooding

WVDOH outlines problems, areas CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice has declared a State of Emergency for portions of the Northern Panhandle and North Central West Virginia due to heavy rainfall that has caused significant flooding in those areas. Counties included in the Declaration at this time are Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Marion, Monongalia and Harrison. […]

Time running out to register for WVPA Convention 2017
By July 28, 2017 Read More →

Time running out to register for WVPA Convention 2017

Have you reserved your room at Canaan Valley? CANAAN VALLEY, W.Va. — Registration for the West Virginia Press Association’s 2017 Convention, Aug. 4-5 is open but down to the final days. “West Virginia: Adapting to Marketplace Changes” is the convention theme. One of this year’s sessions centers on advertising opportunities and focuses on that theme. Legal […]

Weston’s Earle, Parkersburg’s Owen elected to WVPA Hall of Fame
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Weston’s Earle, Parkersburg’s Owen elected to WVPA Hall of Fame

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Decades of outstanding service as editor at their West Virginia newspapers has earned two journalists inclusion in the West Virginia Press Association Hall of Fame, class of 2017. Robert Stanley Earle, 1918-2008, served as publisher and editor of The Weston Democrat for more than 40 years, after first starting as a reporter  in 1946. Born on Nov.13, […]

ACA survives; Capito votes to repeal, Manchin votes to keep
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ACA survives; Capito votes to repeal, Manchin votes to keep

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Senate voted down a “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act early Friday morning, with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., voting in the minority. A narrow 49 to 51 vote at roughly 1:30 a.m. knocked the proposal out of contention after a long day of […]

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U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin: Dems ready to step in on health care

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — The current debacle in Washington surrounding health care reform is what results when congressional leadership circumvents the typical committee process for crafting legislation, according to Sen. Joe Manchin. And he says Democrats and moderate Republicans are ready to step in and offer their own […]

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West Virginia’s correctional officers getting pay raise

By LINDA HARRIS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The State Personnel Board has approved a $1 an hour pay raise for West Virginia’s 2,600-plus correctional officers. The increase, which takes effect Sept. 2, will boost pay for correctional officers by $2,080 a year, with a starting Correctional Officer 1 earning $24,664 — an increase […]

By July 28, 2017 Read More →

Ohio Valley unemployment rates down from last year

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Even as jobless rates are lower in all 10 Upper Ohio Valley counties compared to this time last year, Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott said officials need to keep their “feet on the gas” to attract more and better career opportunities for residents. Elliott and […]

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Investment banker hired to lead WV water agency following ethics probe

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A long-time investment banker has been appointed to head the West Virginia Water Development Authority, a state agency marked over the past year by employee disputes, investigations and ethics violations. Marie Prezioso, who was serving as a water authority board member, stepped down from that post Thursday, […]

28th annual Appalachian Stringband Festival kicks off Aug. 2
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28th annual Appalachian Stringband Festival kicks off Aug. 2

Staff report The Register-Herald BECKELY, W. Va. — The annual Appalachian String Band Music Festival, featuring some of the best fiddlers and banjo pickers in the world, is set for Aug. 2-6 at Camp Washington Carver at Clifftop, Fayette County. The five-day camping experience in the heart of West Virginia also includes music contests, dancing, […]

Eat up at the annual WV Hot Dog Festival Saturday in Huntington
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Eat up at the annual WV Hot Dog Festival Saturday in Huntington

By SARAH HOFFMAN The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  — The 13th Annual Hot Dog Festival on Saturday, July 29, will offer much more than food. The concept for the festival, which benefits the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital, came from John Mandt Jr., owner of Stewarts Original Hot Dogs. “I just had an idea, being Stewarts and […]