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By May 26, 2017 Read More →

Hope remains for Bible program

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph PRINCETON, W.Va.  — The Bible in the Schools program for Mercer County elementary students has been suspended for next year, but the head of the organization said it’s not gone. Wayne Pelts of Bluefield, who has been chairman of the Mercer County Bible in the Schools program for about […]

Demand for statewide robotics camps ‘incredible’
By May 26, 2017 Read More →

Demand for statewide robotics camps ‘incredible’

By JOHN DAHLIA The Fairmont News FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — While delivering a giant cargo van full of robotic tournament equipment to a school in Monongalia County, Todd Ensign takes a moment to return a phone call. He’s always busy — and for good reason. Ensign and his team manage 12 robotics competitions, which includes running […]

By May 26, 2017 Read More →

8 overdoses confirmed at Western Regional Jail in past month

By COURTNEY HESSLER The Herald-Dispatch BARBOURSVILLE – More details surrounding an influx of overdoses at Western Regional Jail have been released by the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority. Lawrence Messina, director of communications for the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, had confirmed Wednesday three inmates who had been long-term residents of […]

By May 26, 2017 Read More →

Oil, gas industry update to be offered

Staff report The Weirton Daily Times STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Area residents will have the opportunity to hear an update on the status of the oil and gas industry in Jefferson County on May 31. That’s when the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Jefferson County Port Authority, will present a panel discussion […]

Career of West Virginia Penitentiary corrections officer inspires book
By May 26, 2017 Read More →

Career of West Virginia Penitentiary corrections officer inspires book

By ALAN OLSEN The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — The career of one of the first women to work in the North Hall at the former West Virginia Penitentiary served as the inspiration for a book, released earlier this month. Written by Charles “C.J.” Plogger, “Life at The West Virginia Penitentiary: The Story […]

By May 26, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Friday, May 26

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, May 26, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHERE WORLD LEADERS ARE MEETING Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies are holding a summit in Sicily , […]

Justice revives bill shifting tax burden for education
By May 25, 2017 Read More →

Justice revives bill shifting tax burden for education

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice this week revived a bill that would reduce annual West Virginia prekindergarten through 12th-grade public education funding by tens of millions but automatically raise counties’ regular-levy property tax rates to make up for the loss. But it might die again, at least for this […]

By May 25, 2017 Read More →

Trump administration’s addiction crisis ‘Listening Tour’ gets earful

By AARON PAYNE The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Trump administration officials have been visiting parts of the country affected by the opioid addiction crisis, including the Ohio Valley. The administration called it a “listening tour,” and they got an earful in events marked by protests and controversies. Some people working to combat the epidemic in […]

Entrepreneurs launch products with a little help from RCBI
By May 25, 2017 Read More →

Entrepreneurs launch products with a little help from RCBI

Staff report The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — For years, Dr. Greg Crews attempted to make a better feed bucket for horses. He found the help he needed to bring his concept to life at the Robert C. Byrd Institute in Huntington. Less than two years later, his buckets are being sold across the country and […]

Mon Health birth center earns state’s first distinction from World Health Organization
By May 25, 2017 Read More →

Mon Health birth center earns state’s first distinction from World Health Organization

By KELSIE LEROSE Times West Virginian MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — Mon Health Medical Center is being recognized as the first Baby-Friendly USA designated birth center in the state. The World Health Organization (WHO) Baby-Friendly Hospital initiative approved Mon Health on May 8 after a 19-month process that included various trainings and a hospital inspection. This world-wide initiative […]