Archive for October, 2017

West Virginia Home Rule Board meets at Elkins City Hall
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West Virginia Home Rule Board meets at Elkins City Hall

By TIM MacVEAN The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va.  — Members of the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Board hosted their quarterly meeting Thursday morning in the Elkins City Hall Council Chamber. The goal of the meeting was to take action on six plans submitted by the city of Morgantown to amend that municipality’s Home Rule Plan. […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters loses donations following LGBTQ grant
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Big Brothers Big Sisters loses donations following LGBTQ grant

By MARIA YOUNG Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Shortly after accepting a grant to help LGTBQ children and teenagers, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central West Virginia lost thousands of dollars in promised donations and might have to shut down its Raleigh County program, the organization’s executive director said Thursday. Sara McDowell said the […]

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Wheeling area business, community leaders await Ohio cracker decision

By LINDA HARRIS The State Journal WHEELING, W.Va.  — Business and community leaders attending Wednesday’s Economic Outlook Conference heard about the opportunities natural gas has already unlocked in the Northern Panhandle and rosy projections for the future. What they didn’t hear was a definitive answer about the prospects for an ethane cracker just a few […]

VH1 helps gives local schools grants to purchase new musical equipment
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VH1 helps gives local schools grants to purchase new musical equipment

By ADRANISHA STEPHENS The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — In partnership with The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation took it’s fall tour to West Virginia Thursday, awarding seven middle schools across Berkeley and Jefferson County with matching grants. Each school received about $35,000 worth of musical equipment. The […]

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Marshall County Commissioner, W.Va. Senator go to the White House

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia state and county officials got a tour of the White House, heard comments from presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway and walked away with contact information for executive office administration during a visit to Washington Thursday. A contingent consisting of members of the County […]

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Half of WV kids have traumatic experience

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In West Virginia, 52.4 percent of children under age 18 have had at least one of what officials call an adverse childhood experience, a rate significantly higher than the national average, according to the newest national data. Twenty-six percent have had two or more experiences, such as the […]

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Newspaper seeks stories, photos from Mid-Ohio Valley veterans

Staff report The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Submissions are being accepted for the annual Veterans Tab published by The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. The tab is a collection of reader-submitted stories and photos about veterans in Wood, Washington and surrounding counties, living or deceased in any period of history. Information readers would […]

John Douglas, longtime Messenger editor, dies at 70
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John Douglas, longtime Messenger editor, dies at 70

The Morgan Messenger BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — We are saddened to learn of the death this morning of John Douglas, the former longtime editor of this paper and The Hancock News. He died at his Berkeley Springs home with family present. Douglas became a reporter for the papers in 1974 and continued to work in […]

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10 things to know: Friday, October 20

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. IMPACTING THE POCKETBOOK After approving the president’s $4 trillion budget plan, GOP senators begin efforts to enact the first tax […]

Opinion: Thrasher sees good news, bad news in W.Va. business climate
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Opinion: Thrasher sees good news, bad news in W.Va. business climate

By Woody Thrasher West Virginia Secretary of Commerce There’s good news and bad news in West Virginia’s business climate. First the good. The Department of Commerce, West Virginia University, and Marshall University just released their findings from McKinsey and Company’s extensive analysis of the state’s economy and future.  The project, known as WV Forward, creates a […]