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Pierpont Community & Technical College culinary team to represent West Virginia in New York cook-off
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Pierpont Community & Technical College culinary team to represent West Virginia in New York cook-off

By EDDIE TRIZZINO Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  – After months of practice and preparation, Kayleb Band found himself in a race against the clock to complete a four-course meal. Band and the rest of the team members of Pierpont Community & Technical College’s culinary competition team managed to beat the clock and win in […]

Work by Mid-Ohio Valley photographers showcased in West Virginia calendar
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Work by Mid-Ohio Valley photographers showcased in West Virginia calendar

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A picture by a St. Marys woman whose hobby is photography was chosen for the cover of a calendar being published by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Transportation. Ronda Knight’s photo of goldenrod growing next to a barn […]

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Weirton looks to establish land bank

By CRAIG HOWELL The Weirton Daily Times WEIRTON, W.Va.  — The City of Weirton may soon begin the process of establishing its own land bank. The issue was raised by Ward 4 Councilman George Ash during Monday’s Weirton Council meeting. “I’m not sure how it works,” Ash said, suggesting the city begin to look into […]

Ski season set to open this week in Wheeling, Seven Springs
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Ski season set to open this week in Wheeling, Seven Springs

By HEATHER ZIEGLER The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register SEVEN SPRINGS, Pa. — Mother Nature is expected to aid in the snow-making process in time for the official opening of the winter ski season beginning this weekend in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania and in Wheeling. Seven Springs Mountain Resort will reopen the slopes on Friday, […]

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10 things to know: Thursday, December 14

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHO REPUBLICANS ARE BLAMING FOR ALABAMA SENATE LOSS Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is being singled out, but he […]

West Virginia’s Green Bank scope tracks object for signs of alien design
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West Virginia’s Green Bank scope tracks object for signs of alien design

By RICK STEELHAMMER Charleston Gazette-Mail GREEN BANK, W.Va. — Could a mysterious, cigar-shaped object believed to have come from another star system and now streaking toward Jupiter at speeds approaching 200,000 miles per hour be a probe from a distant civilization? Probably not, according to scientists with Breakthrough Listen, the global astronomical program searching for […]

West Virginia’s adult smoker ranks decline
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West Virginia’s adult smoker ranks decline

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The number of adult smokers in the state has declined over the past five years, according to a report released Tuesday by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health. According to the DHHR’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, the number of adults […]

West Virginia University president’s Gee Mail: The Best of 2017
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West Virginia University president’s Gee Mail: The Best of 2017

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — With 2018 lurking around the corner, West Virginia University President Gordon Geebids farewell to the year in this look at the Best of Gee Mail: 2017 edition. “Though I am not one to gaze longingly into the rearview mirror, it is important to reflect on the joys and successes of […]

West Virginia House representatives urging Senate to back CHIP
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West Virginia House representatives urging Senate to back CHIP

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Studies have shown if Congress does not reauthorize CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program), costs would increase for children with chronic conditions and overall children’s health could worsen. In a release Tuesday, Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., said he is urging the Senate to reauthorize the program. Jenkins, along […]

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Human rights commission headed to Fairmont voters

By CARTER WALKER Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — Fairmont City Council did not set a public hearing on a proposed repeal of the human rights commission ordinance on Tuesday, sending the issue to a ballot vote in November of 2018. “I don’t think anybody on council was going to change their mind on the […]