Archive for December, 2017

By October 23, 2017 Read More →

Huntington ready to capitalize on historic rehab tax credit

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The historic building rehabilitation tax credit increase approved by the Legislature last week won’t go into effect until Jan. 1, but Huntington Mayor Steve Williams said if the date was Nov. 1 he believes at least two developers in the Jewel City would be ready to apply. Williams […]

Burning Man sculpture a fiery tribute to WV, beloved sister
By October 23, 2017 Read More →

Burning Man sculpture a fiery tribute to WV, beloved sister

By DOUGLAS IMBROGNO Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In the end, Mike Eros faced away from the mammoth memorial sculpture he brought to life at this year’s Burning Man festival, as Margareta Appalachia went up in flames in a Nevada desert. He was not making a statement in turning away from the 22-foot-high sculpture that […]

By October 23, 2017 Read More →

Manchin, Puccio not listed on hotel’s bankruptcy filing

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A bankruptcy filing from the ownership group controlling a hotel in Morgantown that owes nearly $15 million to creditors does not list a partnership between U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and his adviser as a stakeholder, contrary to an August complaint in federal court. Mountain Blue Hotel […]

“Our train has been running on time”
By October 23, 2017 Read More →

“Our train has been running on time”

By MATT COMBS The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In what may be the state’s largest festival dedicated to the railroad, West Virginia may also have its largest family reunion. Although not all related by blood, those who come to Hinton’s Railroad Days are all related by a love of the railroad, of southern West Virginia and […]

By October 23, 2017 Read More →

Bat week to be celebrated at Elkins-Randolph YMCA

The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va.  — The public is welcome to join the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service West Virginia Field Office, the West Virginia Division of Natural resources, the U.S. Forest Service, and AFHA AmeriCorps for the fourth annual international celebration of Bat Week from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. […]

By October 23, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know Monday, October 23

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Oct.23, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ‘MASSACRE’: MORE THAN 60 CIVILIAN BODIES FOUND IN SYRIA More than half of the victims, many of whom are believed to […]

Fire at former Ames plant in Parkersburg, W.Va., expected to burn for days
By October 22, 2017 Read More →

Fire at former Ames plant in Parkersburg, W.Va., expected to burn for days

By WAYNE TOWNER Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Smoke is expected to continue to billow for several days from the former shovel plant in south Parkersburg that caught fire early Saturday morning. Twenty departments from six counties — including the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Environmental Protection — responded […]

W.Va. Bridge Day first-timers thrilled by ‘insane, and so … intense’ event
By October 22, 2017 Read More →

W.Va. Bridge Day first-timers thrilled by ‘insane, and so … intense’ event

By Jordan Nelson The Register-Herald FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va — Isabella Chamberlain gasped over the crowd of people at the 38th annual Bridge Day as one BASE jumper got catapulted off the bridge and headed toward the cold New River below. “This is just insane, and so much more intense than what I was expecting,” Chamberlain said. “It […]

By October 22, 2017 Read More →

Richwood, W.Va.: Is Mayor Bob Henry Baber’s city on the brink of political chaos?

By Matt Combs Register-Herald of Beckley RICH WOOD, W.Va. — Bob Henry Baber is a little bit disorganized. As he made his way into the Richwood Dairy Queen, Baber is carrying a manila office folder stuffed full of receipts and credit card statements. When describing his predicament, Baber switches between the highs and lows, professing […]

By October 22, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: West Virginia’s children deserve better than adversity

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel:  According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, there are several experiences for children that can contribute to high stress, sidetrack healthy development and increase the chances of risky behavior, including: having a parent or guardian die, serve time in jail or be divorced/separated; living in a household where there […]