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By June 23, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia fairs, festivals showcase state, community pride

By KRISTEN RENEAU The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Fairs and festivals have a long history in West Virginia, and with some now approaching their 100th anniversaries, many of these events are holding on to their original traditions while bringing communities together. The agriculture industry was a prominent part of many West Virginia community events […]

Wood County Clerk Mark Rhodes to study federal elections
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Wood County Clerk Mark Rhodes to study federal elections

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The Wood County Clerk has been appointed to a national commission studying federal elections. County Clerk Mark Rhodes said he was notified Thursday of the appointment by President Donald Trump to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Rhodes, one of only two county […]

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FirstEnergy gives Pierpont C&TC $200K, hopes other businesses ‘step up and provide support’

By JOHN DAHLIA The Exponent Telegram FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The relationship between FirstEnergy Corporation and Pierpont Community & Technical College in Fairmont took a giant leap forward Thursday morning. Officials from both entities held a joint event at the North Central Advanced Technology Center to celebrate a $200,000 grant from FirstEnergy’s Foundation to Pierpont over […]

By June 23, 2017 Read More →

$484,000 in heroin seized in Ravenswood-Meigs traffic stop

Staff report Jackson Newspapers RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — A Columbus, OH man faces first degree felony charges of trafficking in heroin and possession of heroin in Ohio, following a pursuit initiated in West Virginia and traffic stop in Meigs County, Ohio by members of the Ravenswood Police Department Interdiction Team. A Columbus, OH man faces first […]

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U.S. Secretary of Energy to visit W.Va.

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLELY, W.Va. — U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will make his first official visit to West Virginia in July, U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin announced Thursday. In a press release, the senators said Perry accepted their invitation to visit the Mountain State where he will travel […]

By June 23, 2017 Read More →

God and Freedom Rally set for Saturday in Beverly

By LYDIA RHODES The Inter-Mountain BEVERLY, W.Va.  — The third annual God and Freedom Rally is scheduled to kick off Saturday morning at the Beverly Fire Hall, raising funding for Appalachian Wounded Warriors. “The purpose of this rally is to show support of the freedoms we have in this nation, to show support to God […]

By June 23, 2017 Read More →

Mylan votes to keep board of directors, nix executive pay packages

The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — Mylan NV shareholders voted on June 22 to keep the existing board of directors but disapproved, in a non-binding advisory vote, the executive pay packages. The votes came during the company’s annual meeting in Amsterdam, Reuters reported early June 22. Mylan has not yet released the vote tallies. It […]

By June 23, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know today: Friday, June 23

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, June 23, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHO IS STAKING IT ALL ON THE HEALTH CARE BILL Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made himself practically the […]

Director Morgan Spurlock producing C8 documentary
By June 22, 2017 Read More →

Director Morgan Spurlock producing C8 documentary

Staff report The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A Parkersburg native and noted documentary filmmaker is participating in a project about C8 in the Mid-Ohio Valley. “The Devil We Know” is a collaboration of Stephanie Soechtig, Erin Brockovich and Morgan Spurlock, the Parkersburg native whose fame started with “Super Size Me,” his first film […]

Manchin, Capito hear concerns about GOP health care bill
By June 22, 2017 Read More →

Manchin, Capito hear concerns about GOP health care bill

Staff report The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A group of West Virginians concerned with the health care legislation from congressional Republicans met Tuesday with U.S. senators from the state. Among those in the group was Pastor Janice Hill of the First Christian Church on Washington Avenue in Parkersburg, which is affiliated with […]