Archive for October, 2017

W.Va. work force needs more people with coding and cybersecurity skills, speakers say
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W.Va. work force needs more people with coding and cybersecurity skills, speakers say

By JIM ROSS The State Journal SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — About 150 people gathered at the West Virginia Technology Park on Thursday to hear speakers talk about the need to train more young people and unemployed people in the fields of computer coding and cybersecurity. “Work force development is essential for economic growth,” said Bernard […]

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WV Supreme Court guts cases against student landlords

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Supreme Court on Thursday threw a major wrench into Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s attempt to crack down on landlords who primarily rent to college students, saying a West Virginia consumer protection law doesn’t apply to those landlords and their tenants. Kanawha Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey […]

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Sword elected president of West Virginia AFL-CIO

Staff report The Register-Herald More than 200 union members representing over 100 local union affiliates gathered in Charleston this week for the West Virginia AFL-CIO’s 29th Constitutional Convention to adopt policy and elect officers, selecting Josh Sword to a full four-year term as president of the organization. “It is absolutely the highest professional honor of […]

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WVU Reed College of Media launches new Sports and Adventure Media major

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media has developed the only known undergraduate major in the country to focus on sports and adventure media. With its big-time college sports programs and beautiful natural setting, the Mountain State is a mecca for sports and adventure enthusiasts, and also the perfect setting for […]

The Amazing Chamber Chase looks for downtown Parkersburg landmarks
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The Amazing Chamber Chase looks for downtown Parkersburg landmarks

By JEFFREY SAULTON The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — With clues ranging from Roman numerals to museums and fountains, 26 teams participated in the Amazing Chamber Chase, a scavenger hunt of downtown landmarks sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley. Jill Parsons, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, said […]

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Release the hounds: Wheeling Dog Park officially opens

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Sawyer, a 10-month-old Great Pyrenees, seemed to quickly become friends with Apollo, a 5-month-old boxer, when the two met Thursday at the Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park: A PetSafe Park.  “They just met a few minutes ago,” said Sawyer’s owner, Scott Pinter of Wheeling. “It’s […]

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Training prepares volunteers for Read Aloud program

By JOSEPHINE MENDEZ The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — For roughly 17 years, Betty Dennison’s leadership development studies class at Mountwest Community & Technical College has partnered with Read Aloud West Virginia to serve a local elementary school. But before her students are allowed to enter a classroom, they must complete a training course. On Thursday, Mary […]

Clowns and zombies to take over Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
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Clowns and zombies to take over Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Nights of terror and mayhem featuring clowns and zombies will take over the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine beginning this weekend at the Haunted Coal Mine event to benefit Theatre West Virginia. The event will play out a scenario to see if clowns and zombies can get along, and attendees […]

WVU celebrates Pearl Buck Day on Wed., Oct. 25
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WVU celebrates Pearl Buck Day on Wed., Oct. 25

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University and the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation, Inc. are co-sponsoring a Pearl Buck Day on Wed., Oct. 25 at the University’s Mountainlair Student Center. For WVU, this day of festivities helps to not only honor the 125th anniversary of the great author’s birth in Hillsboro (Pocahontas County), but also […]

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10 things to know: Friday, October 13

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, October 13, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP MOVES TO WEAKEN ‘OBAMACARE’ The president plans to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law that […]