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Ohio County parents vote no on year-round school
By February 11, 2014 Read More →

Ohio County parents vote no on year-round school

By Joselyn King The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. – People told Ohio County Board of Education members Monday night they “want their summers back,” and they strongly oppose a year-round school calendar. More than 200 concerned citizens turned out for a town hall meeting at Wheeling Park High School to discuss the school district’s 2014 […]

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WVPA Sharing: Photo of Congressional Hearing on chemical leak available
By February 10, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Photo of Congressional Hearing on chemical leak available

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W.Va. agriculture audit reveals ‘extravagant’ expenses

By Pamela Pritt Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — “Extravagant” expenses, padded travel statements and improper accounting practices are among the charges revealed in the audit of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture from 2008-2012. The audit found more than $11,000 in potential improper expenditures for former commissioner Gus Douglass, including nearly $4,000 in reimbursement for a […]

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Dunbar School still a beloved Fairmont landmark
By February 10, 2014 Read More →

Dunbar School still a beloved Fairmont landmark

  By Chelsi Baker Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — There was a time, not too long ago, when children were kept separate. White students went to Fairmont Senior High School, and black students went to the “Colored School,” later known as Dunbar. What is now considered Dunbar High School is located where Weatherwax becomes […]

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Just what is rolling on the Ohio River?
By February 10, 2014 Read More →

Just what is rolling on the Ohio River?

By Shelley Hanson The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. – With so much focus lately on what’s stored alongside the region’s waterways in tanks, some folks may not realize there are thousands of tons of compounds, chemicals and even grains being shipped through our region via barge. Locally, a proposal by GreenHunter Water to barge frack […]

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Charleston Daily Mail unveils newspaper redesign
By February 10, 2014 Read More →

Charleston Daily Mail unveils newspaper redesign

From staff reports Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — You may have noticed something a little different about your newspaper today. Well, that’s because there is. Ten years after its last makeover, the Charleston Daily Mail has freshened up its look. Most of the changes are subtle, with the addition of a couple of new […]

Rockefeller to receive prestigious Japanese award
By February 10, 2014 Read More →

Rockefeller to receive prestigious Japanese award

  By Paul J. Nyden Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Jay Rockefeller traces the close relationship he helped West Virginia develop with Japan to three years when he lived in a “wood and paper house in the middle of a rice field with four Japanese students.” Rockefeller took a break after finishing his junior year […]

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By February 10, 2014 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Feb. 10

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. AP FINDS MILITARY’S HANDLING OF SEX-ABUSE CASES VERGES ON CHAOTIC Analysis of more […]

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Gallery: Newspaper photographers provide visions of winter
By February 8, 2014 Read More →

Gallery: Newspaper photographers provide visions of winter

A blog by Don Smith, WVPA Executive Director: Posted on Feb. 8, 2014. Picture a cold, miserable winter with lots of snow, ice, freezing pipes and dangerous roads. You can almost see the people, bundled up in the bulky winter coats, hats and gloves with steamy breath escaping as they struggle to travel in wintry […]

Three more Kanawha schools close over water
By February 7, 2014 Read More →

Three more Kanawha schools close over water

  By Shay Maunz and Marcus Constantino Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three schools in Charleston closed early Thursday after chemical odors were detected in the schools’ tap water. Overbrook Elementary in South Hills closed at noon. West Side schools Watts Elementary and J.E. Robins Elementary dismissed at 11:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., respectively. […]

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