Archive for October, 2017

Mid-Ohio Valley lawmakers pleased with special session
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Mid-Ohio Valley lawmakers pleased with special session

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The governor and legislative leadership claimed victory for the state in the bills passed in the special legislative session and the impact they will have on road jobs. Local lawmakers praised what was accomplished. Gov. Jim Justice and legislative leaders held a press conference […]

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I-81 road bond amendment will pay for project

By JOHN McVEY The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Expanding Interstate 81 to six lanes between Tabler Station Road and Apple Harvest Drive has been added to the Hagerstown Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Improvement Program. The $75 million project will be funded with general obligation bonds, meaning the bonds approved by voters during a […]

Fairmont State Board of Governors names Dr. Martin president-elect
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Fairmont State Board of Governors names Dr. Martin president-elect

Staff report The Exponent Telegram FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — The Fairmont State University Board of Governors has selected Dr. Mirta M. Martin as president-elect of the university, pending approval from the Higher Education Policy Commission. Martin, who was present for the meeting, is scheduled to officially begin her presidency on Jan. 1, taking over duties from […]

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Fentanyl changed dynamic of heroin epidemic
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Fentanyl changed dynamic of heroin epidemic

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — What is bought and sold on the street as “heroin” has morphed into a much deadlier mix with the widespread use of fentanyl within the past three years. The pharmaceutical painkiller, often 50 times more potent than pure heroin, became enemy No. 1 after overdose deaths in West […]

Morgantown council votes unanimously to add LGBT protections
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Morgantown council votes unanimously to add LGBT protections

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Morgantown has added protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents to a human rights ordinance. “The only thing I’d say is this simply verbalized the kind of community I really hope that we are,” said Mayor Bill Kawecki. “I’m happy that’s the case because that’s the […]

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Ohio Valley economy should grow with or without Belmont County cracker plant

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Jobs in law, health care, education, finance and numerous other careers help Ohio County residents earn higher per capita income than those in any other West Virginia county, and about 35 percent more than the statewide average. Also, amid ongoing urban redevelopment and economic […]

DHHR releases medical marijuana survey
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DHHR releases medical marijuana survey

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Department of Health and Human Resources posted a medical marijuana survey online Wednesday. State officials are trying to get an idea of the number of patients interested in medical marijuana and gather information about them. The West Virginia Legislature passed a law allowing doctors to […]

Senate committee narrowly recommends David Zatezalo for mine safety position
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Senate committee narrowly recommends David Zatezalo for mine safety position

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — The nomination of Wheeling resident David Zatezalo to lead the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration gained the narrow approval of a Senate committee on Wednesday, and now moves before the full Senate. President Donald Trump has nominated Zatezalo to be Assistant Secretary of […]

FestivALL Fall celebrates autumn with music, arts, dance and more
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FestivALL Fall celebrates autumn with music, arts, dance and more

By BILL LYNCH Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston welcomes a generous pumpkin pie slice of music, art, theater and dance this weekend with another helping of FestivALL Fall. High points include a return visit by the American Shakespeare Center, “Mountain Stage” with Broadway, television and film actor Michael Cerveris hosting, and the West Virginia […]

WVU’s 70th annual celebration of Mountaineer Week begins Friday
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WVU’s 70th annual celebration of Mountaineer Week begins Friday

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s Mountaineer Week gives students and other guests the opportunity to discover the historically rich culture of West Virginia and Appalachia by showcasing music, cuisine, arts, influential people and various traditions that make West Virginia unique. The celebration, now in its 70th year, will kick off at 11:30 a.m. […]