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Wood County voters OK $41M school bond issue
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Wood County voters OK $41M school bond issue

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Despite heavy opposition at times, Wood County Schools’ $41 million bond call passed Tuesday by a respectable margin. With 69 of 69 precincts reporting in, school bond was approved with 20,103 votes, or 58.67 percent in Tuesday’s unofficial results. The bond received 14,161 votes against, or 41.33 percent. Superintendent John Flint said […]

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McKinley re-elected in West Virginia’s 1st District
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McKinley re-elected in West Virginia’s 1st District

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Voters in the 1st District soundly re-elected Congressman David McKinley Tuesday. With about 80 percent of precincts reporting in the 20-county district, the GOP congressman first elected in 2010 brought in 134,341 votes (67 percent) to challenger Mike Manypenny who collected 64,827 votes (33 percent). The margin was a little closer in […]

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Jim Justice elected governor of West Virginia
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Jim Justice elected governor of West Virginia

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Reiterating the mantra of his campaign, newly elected governor Jim Justice told well-wishers at his victory celebration that he is tired of seeing West Virginia dead last in everything that counts. The Associated Press called the race for Justice at 9:17 p.m. Afterward, the billionaire owner of The Greenbrier and […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Nov. 9

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.   1. TRUMP WINS WHITE HOUSE   It’s an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice, fueled […]

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WV to get another Santa-themed train excursion
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WV to get another Santa-themed train excursion

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Thanks to Santa Claus, West Virginia’s excursion train season is getting longer, busier and more profitable. The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad got the trend rolling six years ago when it landed a regional franchise to operate Polar Express trains, themed rides based on the Tom Hanks movie and the popular children’s book. […]

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WV prisons chief gets pay cut amid ethics inquiry
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WV prisons chief gets pay cut amid ethics inquiry

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Corrections Commissioner Jim Rubenstein has had his pay cut by $10,500 a year amid an ethics investigation. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s administration also recently stripped Rubenstein of his second job title as deputy secretary of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. Rubenstein had served in a dual role as […]

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Wheeling church remembers family killed in fire
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Wheeling church remembers family killed in fire

WHEELING, W.Va. — The Laughlin Memorial Chapel family came together Monday to honor the memory of Tracy Daugherty and her two sons, Javon and Jadien, who suddenly lost their lives when a fire consumed their McColloch Street home last week. More than 100 people were in attendance at the 18th Street facility, including members of the […]

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British travel writers honor Mountain Music Trail

MARLINTON, W.Va. — The Mountain Music Trail, a grass-roots effort to preserve music, dance and folk customs in five counties along U. S. Route 219, was “Highly Commended” by the British Guild of Travel Writers during their 2016 annual awards dinner Sunday evening at  London’s Savoy Hotel. Nominated by London-based travel writers Paul Wade and […]

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Ex-health insurance chief gets top WV civilian award
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Ex-health insurance chief gets top WV civilian award

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Less than a week into his retirement, former Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia president J. Fred Earley II was honored Monday with the highest civilian award a Mountain State native can receive. Earley received the Distinguished West Virginian Award during a Highmark board of directors meeting, bestowed by Gov. Earl […]

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Marshall students hold ‘Meet a Muslim’ event
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Marshall students hold ‘Meet a Muslim’ event

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall’s Muslim Student Association organized “Meet a Muslim” Monday as a part of Islam Awareness Week. The MSA set up a table outside the Memorial Student Center in an attempt to talk to the Marshall community. The table was set with Jeopardy consisting of questions related to Islam. Sophomore biology major Deena […]

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