Archive for December, 2017

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Ethics, possible investigation unclear over trooper allegation

By COURTNEY HESSLER The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Neither the defense attorney nor the prosecutor’s office shared with West Virginia State Police information they had indicating a state trooper had a sexual relationship with a witness in an ongoing Cabell County murder case investigated by that trooper. Both attorneys – Cabell County Prosecutor Sean “Corky” Hammers […]

By August 24, 2017 Read More →

Bridgeport contractor AST named to Inc. 5000 for fourth consecutive year

Staff report The Exponent Telegram BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Allegheny Science & Technology (AST) has once again been recognized as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies by Inc. Magazine! Ranked NO. 757, AST has been consistently recognized among successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent small and midsized businesses. “AST is […]

Wheeling native John Corbett secures hometown opening for film
By August 24, 2017 Read More →

Wheeling native John Corbett secures hometown opening for film

By LINDA COMINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Wheeling native John Corbett has intervened to ensure his new film, “All Saints,” opens in his hometown Friday, and he urged area fans to attend a screening this weekend. “All Saints,” based on a true story, is set to open in 1,000 theaters nationwide […]

Unclaimed property auction a big success at W.Va. State Fair
By August 24, 2017 Read More →

Unclaimed property auction a big success at W.Va. State Fair

By CHRISTOPHER DOWELL The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — An unclaimed property auction held by State Treasurer John Perdue’s office at the State Fair of West Virginia raised $4,796, officials said. The fair was open from Aug. 10-19, and auctions were held five times throughout those dates, according to Perdue’s office. Over the five days […]

Parkersburg’s City Park to host West Virginia State Honey Festival this weekend
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Parkersburg’s City Park to host West Virginia State Honey Festival this weekend

By WAYNE TOWNER The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — The 2017 West Virginia State Honey Festival will be Saturday and Sunday at City Park in Parkersburg. The festival will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages […]

By August 24, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know today: Thursday, Aug. 24

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. A DAY LATER, AN ABOUT-FACE Within a 24-hour span, Trump delivers one speech in which he tears into the media […]

Despite party switch, WV GOP to oppose Justice’s road bond referendum
By August 23, 2017 Read More →

Despite party switch, WV GOP to oppose Justice’s road bond referendum

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Despite Gov. Jim Justice’s recent flip to the Republican party, the state GOP executive committee voted to oppose Justice’s road bond referendum. The party met in Princeton on Saturday and passed a resolution to oppose the referendum for a constitutional amendment in a nearly-unanimous voice vote, according […]

DHHR Secretary says W.Va. Experiencing child welfare crisis
By August 23, 2017 Read More →

DHHR Secretary says W.Va. Experiencing child welfare crisis

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Bill Crouch said the state is experiencing a child welfare crisis. In a Tuesday presentation to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources Accountability, Crouch said the DHHR is experiencing a record number of child protection referrals and removals […]

By August 23, 2017 Read More →

Legislature may revive contract wage bill

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — West Virginia state lawmakers may try to resurrect a bill that would exempt details of wages paid on state construction projects from disclosure under the state’s Freedom of Information Act. Under current law, what contractors pay to workers hired for state construction projects is considered public […]

By August 23, 2017 Read More →

Audit delay causes problems for WV community colleges, officials say

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Recent sanctions on the state’s public colleges could make it harder for community colleges to launch programs quick enough to respond to the needs of the workforce, said Sarah Tucker, chancellor of the Community and Technical College System. The sanctions, which came after West Virginia submitted a […]