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Wood joins Ohio Valley Publishing news team
By January 4, 2017 Read More →

Wood joins Ohio Valley Publishing news team

By BETH SERGENT Point Pleasant Register OHIO VALLEY — Miranda Wood, a familiar face to the area, has joined Ohio Valley Publishing and its news department. Wood, a native of Gallia County, also has family in Mason County. The daughter of Melissa Jackson of Gallipolis and Chris Wood of Point Pleasant, she is the granddaughter […]

By January 2, 2017 Read More →

Herald-Dispatch updates e-edition

The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Subscribers of The Herald-Dispatch will notice an updated e-edition, and should update any bookmarks to http://www.herald-dispatch.com/eedition/. The Herald-Dispatch e-edition is the digital version of the daily newspaper that can be viewed on a computer or tablet. From the upper left of the screen, click the three horizontal lines for the menu. From […]

Julie Fox named publisher of Times West Virginian
By December 29, 2016 Read More →

Julie Fox named publisher of Times West Virginian

Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — Julie Fox, a veteran newspaper executive, has been appointed publisher of the Times West Virginian, effective Wednesday. Fox has been the regional audience development director for the Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, for the past 11 years. She has also managed the audience development department at the Cumberland, Maryland, Times-News […]

Huntington paper offers Tri-State photo book
By November 25, 2016 Read More →

Huntington paper offers Tri-State photo book

HUNTINGTON – With the help of its trusted readers, The Herald-Dispatch has compiled a list of 100 of the most iconic, influential and noteworthy things that make the Tri-State region what it is today. A full-color, 106-page soft-cover book, “100 Things That Make the Tri-State Great” features things in the westernmost part of West Virginia, […]

By November 21, 2016 Read More →

Elkins paper prepares for ‘Wild Wednesday’ edition

ELKINS, W.Va. — A staff of Santa’s elves will be on hand Wednesday at The Inter-Mountain, checking lists twice for the chief jolly old elf, bringing holiday joy and distributing some early Christmas gifts. Sales of The Inter-Mountain’s Wild Wednesday edition — priced at $1.25 — will begin at 6:30 a.m. that day, and prizes […]

Book highlights 50 years of Wheeling photojournalism
By November 21, 2016 Read More →

Book highlights 50 years of Wheeling photojournalism

WHEELING, W.Va. — Any fan of the history, beauty and life of the Ohio Valley will enjoy the walk down memory lane offered in our new, hard-bound book, “Through the Lens.” The 128-page book, which has been shipped and is now available for pick-up at The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, 1500 Main St. in Wheeling, […]

Big media tunes into WV coalfields after Trump win
By November 17, 2016 Read More →

Big media tunes into WV coalfields after Trump win

LOGAN, W.Va. — Part of the mainstream media’s coverage of the election of Donald Trump, has involved a turning of attention to West Virginia and, in particular, the coalfields. The New Yorker, CBS News and Al Jazeera English are among others who have sought answers to the questions which explain the meteoric rise of a […]

Ohio Valley Publishing names managing editor
By November 7, 2016 Read More →

Ohio Valley Publishing names managing editor

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A familiar face in the tri-county region has been appointed managing editor of Ohio Valley Publishing (OVP). Beth Sergent has been with OVP since 2004, starting as a staff reporter with The Daily Sentinel where she worked until being transferred to the Point Pleasant Register in 2011. Earlier this year, Sergent […]

Elkins paper boosts NIE with Freezer Fill-up contest
By November 2, 2016 Read More →

Elkins paper boosts NIE with Freezer Fill-up contest

ELKINS, W.Va. — An area woman is living high on the hog Tuesday after winning The Inter-Mountain Freezer Fill-up Contest. Rose Booth, of Montrose, and her husband, John, were the lucky winners of the contest, which nets her a 7-cubic-foot chest freezer filled with half a hog — 130 to 160 pounds processed — prepared […]

By November 1, 2016 Read More →

The AP wants to use machine learning to automate turning print stories into broadcast ones

On average, when an AP sportswriter covers a game, she produces eight different versions of the same story. Aside from writing the main print story, they have to write story summaries, separate ledes for both teams, convert the story to broadcast format, and more. “It’s a manual labor nightmare,” Jim Kennedy, the AP’s senior vice […]