Archive for January, 2018

By October 24, 2017 Read More →

Randolph County leaders meet at White House

By TIM MacVEAN The Inter-Mountain WASHINGTON D.C. — Area county officials said they were honored to meet at the White House Thursday to discuss ways to help better the communities they serve. Randolph County Commission President Mike Taylor and Commissioner Mark Scott were two of more than three dozen West Virginia county leaders at the […]

By October 24, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Monday, October 24

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Oct. 24, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT US OFFICIALS ARE PREPPING TILLERSON FOR AP learns they are preparing a recommendation for the secretary of state to […]

WVONGA says pipelines mean more drilling
By October 23, 2017 Read More →

WVONGA says pipelines mean more drilling

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — About $8.5 billion worth of new pipeline infrastructure may help unleash West Virginia’s oil and natural industry, but environmental advocacy groups vow to continue the fight against both the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline. “The approval of these projects marks a […]

By October 23, 2017 Read More →

Lawmakers look for fix to overcrowding, understaffing in jails, prisons

By LINDA HARRIS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — What do you do when your jails are overflowing, you have nearly 600 openings for correctional officers you can’t fill and 10 counties that, collectively, have fallen more than $5 million behind on their regional jail fees? State Sen. Charles Clements, R-Wetzel, and Del. Tom Fast, […]

By October 23, 2017 Read More →

Interest rate lower than expected for first GARVEE road bond sale

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The interest rate for the first GARVEE bond sale is lower than state officials initially expected. In a Friday news release, Gov. Jim Justice announced the interest rate for the first GARVEE bond sale of $260 million is 2.145 percent. The bond sale will close next Thursday. “To […]

By October 23, 2017 Read More →

More former students sue over alleged abuse at boarding school

By LACIE PIERSON Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Nine former students of a now-closed boarding school have filed lawsuits this month saying they suffered severe abuse as part of a “culture of silence and secrecy” among officials at two schools in West Virginia and Tennessee. The lawsuits, filed in Kanawha Circuit Court from Oct. 13-17, […]

WVU researcher looks to Iceland to curb teen substance use in West Virginia
By October 23, 2017 Read More →

WVU researcher looks to Iceland to curb teen substance use in West Virginia

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In Iceland, drug, alcohol and tobacco use in teens has been “virtually eradicated” as a result of a nationwide push to replace teens’ unsupervised, aimless leisure time with purposeful, organized activities. Now, a West Virginia University researcher is transplanting the program to West Virginia and hoping it takes root. Alfgeir Kristjansson, […]

By October 23, 2017 Read More →

Berkeley County officials: Drug czar important to opioid epidemic

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — How important is a national “drug czar” to the county level fight against the opioid crisis? Quite important, say Berkeley County officials who work in the drug recovery field, who cited the need to have a leader at the national level who will take a proactive stand […]

By October 23, 2017 Read More →

Scale of Mylan facility difficult to fathom

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — There’s at least one security camera on just about every door and passageway in Mylan’s massive pill manufacturing plant in Morgantown. Technicians scurry around in blue and white protective gear, and signs, slogans and reminders adorn many of the walls. “No photography, video or audio recording […]

Wood County Schools close as crews continue battling blaze at former Ames facility
By October 23, 2017 Read More →

Wood County Schools close as crews continue battling blaze at former Ames facility

By WAYNE TOWNER The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Wood County Schools are closed today because of the Ames Plant fire which broke out early Saturday morning in south Parkersburg. School Superintendent John Flint said school and county officials met Sunday afternoon to review the situation and decided to cancel classes due to […]