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Local leaders in Steubenville, Weirton react to New York Times column

By PAUL GIANNAMORE For The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Local business and economic development leaders were incensed by a column that appeared in the New York Times last week depicting the Steubenville-Weirton area as ill-suited to thrive or recover from the Great Recession. The column, “Why Big Cities Thrive and Smaller Ones […]

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Justice Assistance Grant program funds go to drug task forces, school resource officers

Staff report NCWV Media CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A total of $1,125,875 in federal Justice Assistance Grant program funds have been awarded to 36 projects statewide. The money will fund Prevention Resource Officers and drug task forces around West Virginia. These funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of […]

State senators look forward at Shepherdstown research forum
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State senators look forward at Shepherdstown research forum

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — It was a tale of two senators at Shepherd University’s research forum held Monday, with Sen. Joe Manchin D-WVa. addressing the country’s opioid crisis, while Shelly Moore Capito R-W.Va, stressed the importance for West Virginia to tap into the next cutting edge technological trends. Manchin and Capito […]

Spotlight hits Huntington’s recovery needs
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Spotlight hits Huntington’s recovery needs

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  — A week ago, as first lady Melania Trump sat down within earshot of about a dozen infants suffering addiction withdrawal and asked what the White House could do for Lily’s Place, there was one glaring tangle of red tape on Rebecca Crowder’s mind. The world’s first center […]

Free black lung screenings offered through Friday at Matewan UMWA hall
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Free black lung screenings offered through Friday at Matewan UMWA hall

Williamson Daily News MATEWAN, W.Va. — Matewan-area Miners Michael Johnson and his brother, Ronald Johnson, board the NIOSH Black Lung Mobile Screening truck on Monday morning. The mobile screening unit will be giving free black lung screenings through Friday at the UMWA hall in Matewan and miners can just walk in from 8 a.m. to […]

First four tenants at Barboursville retail center revealed
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First four tenants at Barboursville retail center revealed

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Ground was broken on phase one of the Barboursville retail development project known as Tanyard Station late Monday morning, with officials revealing the first four tenants of the planned shopping center. Tanyard Station is being built on the site of the historic CSX railroad yard, along the Mud […]

WVU-Parkersburg President Lamkin resigning
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WVU-Parkersburg President Lamkin resigning

Staff report The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The president of West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be stepping down. Fletcher Lamkin will resign from his current position at WVU-P to assume presidency of Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., where he was president from 2000-2007, according to a press release issued Monday by […]

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Local officials to visit White House

By TIM MacVEAN The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va.  — Elected officials from across the state will descend Thursday on Washington, D.C., to become more acclimated with federal office holders. A range of county commissioners, including Randolph County Commission President Mike Taylor and Commissioner Mark Scott, will be among those in attendance. “I am very proud and excited […]

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W.Va. receives more than $230K in specialty crop block grants

Staff reports The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the awarding of 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grants to West Virginia. Twelve out of 31 projects submitted from West Virginia were selected to share $230,000 in funding. The purpose of the program is to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. […]

LIGO and Virgo make first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars
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LIGO and Virgo make first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars

By WVU Today (Editor’s Note: Citation is below.) MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves—ripples in space and time—from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. Light from the collision was also observed by telescopes, marking the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitational […]