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Road connecting Chief Logan State park, lodge opens
By December 22, 2016 Read More →

Road connecting Chief Logan State park, lodge opens

By OWEN WELLS The Logan Banner LOGAN, W.Va. — The road has been named “Tomblin Drive” after Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. Prior to the road’s opening, patrons of the conference center would have to drive the long way around on U.S. Route 119 to enjoy the rest of Logan’s scenic state park. Chief Logan State […]

Two new films profile NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson
By December 22, 2016 Read More →

Two new films profile NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson

By NATALIE SCHREYER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLEESTON, W.Va. — One West Virginia woman’s story will be told in two upcoming films. But this is no ordinary West Virginian. Katherine Johnson, a 98-year-old native of White Sulphur Springs, was hired as a mathematician for the original version of NASA in 1953, calculating the trajectories for astronauts journeying into […]

By December 22, 2016 Read More →

NASA administrator: IV&V ‘critically important’

By KELSIE LeROSE Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden came to Fairmont Tuesday to visit NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility, located in the I-79 Technology Park. Bolden spent 14 years as an astronaut and flew on two missions as a commander and two as a pilot. Those missions included the first […]

By December 22, 2016 Read More →

Sign-ups for health insurance increase in Ohio, West Virginia

By LINDA COMINS The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Open enrollment in the health insurance marketplace resulted in 22,777 West Virginians and 165,046 Ohioans making plan selections under the Affordable Care Act by the extended deadline on Monday. Sylvia Burwell, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Andy Slavitt, acting administrator […]

By December 22, 2016 Read More →

Fourth time in the last 100 years: Celebration of Hanukkah begins on Christmas Eve

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUE FIELD, W.Va.  — For only the fourth time in the last 100 years, the start of the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah (or Chanukah) will be on Christmas Eve. The first candle (of the eight) on the menorah will be lit at sunset on Christmas Eve and the last on […]

By December 22, 2016 Read More →

10 things to know: Thursday, Dec. 22

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. EUROPE SCRAMBLES TO FIND TUNISIAN SUSPECT IN BERLIN ATTACK German officials had deemed suspect Anis Amri, who arrived […]

By December 21, 2016 Read More →

Carmichael announces leadership appointments in 83rd Legislature

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A freshman senator from Wood County has been named a vice chairman of two committees by West Virginia Senate President-elect Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson. State Sen. Michael Azinger, R-Wood, was named vice chairman of the Banking and Insurance and the Interstate Cooperation committees. After serving in the House […]

By December 21, 2016 Read More →

Manchin appointed to Senate appropriations committee

By ANDREW BROWN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Sen. Joe Manchin has been appointed by Democratic leadership to the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Appropriations, a powerful congressional committee that has control over the purse strings for the federal government. Manchin, who was most recently being considered by president-elect Donald Trump for U.S. Energy Secretary, announced […]

Chocolate-covered Christmas at The Greenbrier
By December 21, 2016 Read More →

Chocolate-covered Christmas at The Greenbrier

By MICHELLE JAMES The Register-Herald WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Jean-Francois Suteau describes says a walk through the lobby of The Greenbrier Hotel as a walk through the woods in the wintertime. That is, if the woods were sweetly edible and featured a scene straight out of a child’s imagination. “I wanted to create a […]

By December 21, 2016 Read More →

Wheeling City Council passes LGBT ordinance

By ALEC BERRY The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — During its final meeting of 2016, Wheeling City Council unanimously established new protections in the city’s human rights ordinance based on sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran status. After months of discussion, Wheeling is now the 11th West Virginia city with a policy in place to […]