News

China Energy officials cancel trip related to WV deal due to Trump trade spat

By MAX GARLAND Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — China Energy has canceled its trip to a petrochemical industry event in the United States — where officials were expected to make an announcement about the company’s more than $80 billion natural gas investment deal with West Virginia — because of the Trump administration’s trade spat with […]

By June 20, 2018 Read More →

Valley Health pays tribute to Mountaineer Opry House in Milton, W.Va.

Valley Health pays tribute to Mountaineer Opry House in Milton, W.Va. Importance of historic venue commemorated with free concert Release from Valley Health: MILTON, W.Va.  –  After nearly 46 years and more than a thousand shows, the Mountaineer Opry House is soon preparing to close the curtains for the last time. Only a few performances […]

By May 18, 2018 Read More →

Media Alert: Gov. Justice, DNR Director McDaniel to introduce newest Elk, speak about expansion of reintroduction program on Tuesday in Logan County

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will host a ceremony on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, to introduce 50 elk recently acquired from Arizona. Gov. Justice and DNR Director Stephen McDaniel will speak about this next important step in the state’s elk reintroduction program. WHEN AND WHERE: 1 […]

By May 14, 2018 Read More →

WVPA Sharing

Suspended West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Loughry indicted on 22 federal counts

Suspended West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Loughry indicted on 22 federal counts

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Allen H. Loughry II Wednesday was charged in a 22-count federal indictment. Loughry, 47, of Charleston, faces 16 counts of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, one count of witness tampering and three counts of making false statements to […]

By June 21, 2018 Read More →

Officials weigh in on Justice Allen H. Loughry II indictment

Staff reports The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Reaction Wednesday to the indictment of a suspended West Virginia Supreme Court justice included calls for his immediate resignation. Justice Allen H. Loughry II, 47, of Charleston was accused by a federal grand jury in an indictment unsealed Wednesday with 16 counts of mail fraud, […]

By June 21, 2018 Read More →

Judges reverse Clean Water Act decision

By KATE MISHKIN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After a federal judge decided the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency weren’t doing enough to clean up hundreds of state streams, a panel of circuit judges instead sided with the EPA. The citizen group, which included the West Virginia Rivers Coalition […]

By June 21, 2018 Read More →

Opinion

EDITORIAL: W.Va. lawmakers must embark on new initiatives on the economy

The Inter-Mountain editorial Increasing salaries paid to public school teachers in West Virginia was a step toward improving the state’s economy. The action, taken earlier this year by legislators, should make it easier to attract and retain educators. But, as West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee pointed out last week, the process of gaining […]

By June 19, 2018 Read More →
Opinion: Travel W.Va. on her birthday

Opinion: Travel W.Va. on her birthday

Sticker campaign celebrates the attractions that make West Virginia almost heaven   By Chelsea Ruby W.Va. Commissioner of Tourism Roots run deep in West Virginia — not just in the places where we live, but also in the places we visit. The summer travel season is upon us, and thousands of travelers are returning to […]

By June 14, 2018 Read More →

Gazette editorial: Can WV competently help its own flood survivors?

Charleston Gazette-Mail Gazette editorial Anyone who saw the devastation from the flood of June 2016 in Clendenin, Clay, Richwood, Rainelle, White Sulphur Springs and numerous other communities will never forget it. That’s why it’s so disheartening to learn that a program intended to help survivors of that disaster has apparently been adding to their problems, […]

By May 25, 2018 Read More →

Industry News

Independent Herald reporter John Aubrey Conley dies at age 60

Independent Herald reporter John Aubrey Conley dies at age 60

By CASSANDRA PARSONS HD Media PINEVILLE, W.Va. — Wyoming County has lost not only a dedicated journalist of nearly 40 years, but also a respected community member and friend to many. John Aubrey Conley died on Saturday, June 16, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. He was 60. Conley was born in 1958 […]

By June 19, 2018 Read More →
Russian journalist visits Gazette-Mail in international exchange

Russian journalist visits Gazette-Mail in international exchange

By KRISTINA SAFONOVA Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On Saturday afternoon, a completely disorientated and strange English-speaking girl appeared in Charleston, West Virginia. So it’s time to say it was me, a Russian reporter, Kristina Safonova. I know it’s not the first time that journalists from Russia have come to Charleston, but just two weeks […]

By June 13, 2018 Read More →
An original comic in Charles Town

An original comic in Charles Town

Spirit of Jefferson CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Rob Snyder is the Spirit of Jefferson’s publisher, and also a photographer, writer, copy editor, editorial cartoonist, headline writer and ad salesman. He’s also the weekly paper’s sole comic strip artist. Snyder’s original comic strip, Pet Peevy, has been running each week in the Spirit since mid-November. He […]

By June 7, 2018 Read More →

Photos

PHOTO: Cats convene in Charleston

PHOTO: Cats convene in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than 150 purebred cats competed during the annual All Breed Cat Show at the Charleston Civic Center Saturday and Sunday. The show was sponsored by the Cat Fanciers’ Association and member clubs Almost Heaven and Great Lakes Great Maines.

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Wheeling Park High School students join national walkout

Wheeling Park High School students join national walkout

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — On Wednesday, Wheeling Park High School students take part in the 17-minute National Student Walkout to remember the 17 lives lost in the massacre at a Parkland, Fla., high school. The students also held signs stating “Silence Gun Violence” and chanted “We want change” regarding school safety […]

By March 15, 2018 Read More →

Blog: WVPress Extra

Shooting in Alexandria: Sad and sickening

Shooting in Alexandria: Sad and sickening

By Don Smith West Virginia Press Association While saddened by the news of the shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday, I was sickened by the hypocrisy in the comments of some politicians, cable news commentators and fellow journalists. Are we really surprised that another troubled, angry and frightened individual turned to […]

By June 15, 2017 Read More →

2016 in retrospect: Gov. Tomblin was a resource

From Executive Director Don Smith, WVPRESS Extra Blog: Tomorrow starts the new year, but it’s hard to think about the future, or keep your mind in the present, on Dec. 31. Reminiscing seems appropriate and necessary. Working for the West Virginia Press Association means lots of days at the Capitol and contact with elected officials […]

By December 31, 2016 Read More →

Newz Group partnership gives member newspapers off-site backup

  From Executive Director Don Smith: In the coming days and weeks, all West Virginia Press Association newspapers should be getting a call from Newz Group. These calls are coming with the support and urging of the WVPA and are about your access to free off-site archiving and backup. It’s a benefit service provided at no […]

By July 21, 2016 Read More →

Other Recent News

Father plans to sue Berkeley County Schools over lesson on Islam

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Berkeley County father has secured help from an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based law firm to file a suit against his daughter’s school, claiming she was given an assignment that goes against his religious beliefs. The Thomas Law Center will represent Richard Penkoski in a suit against Berkeley […]

By June 21, 2018 Read More →

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North Central West Virginia’s ‘McDonald’s of the future’ nearly complete

North Central West Virginia’s ‘McDonald’s of the future’ nearly complete

By ERIC HRIN Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — They haven’t started making the Big Macs and fries yet, but the new McDonald’s on Fairmont’s East Side is almost ready for business. Randy Westfall, director of operations for eight McDonald’s stores in North Central West Virginia, said the new McDonald’s — dubbed the “McDonald’s of […]

By June 21, 2018 Read More →