WVPA Sharing

W.Va. residents remembered Farmington No. 9 disaster

By Eric Hrin, Times West Virginian MANNINGTON, W.Va. — UMWA International President Cecil Roberts urged guests at the 51st Farmington No. 9 Memorial Service Sunday to never let the 1968 explosion that claimed the lives of 78 miners be forgotten. “Continue to come here,” he told the estimated 250-300 people gathered at the Farmington No. […]

By November 18, 2019 Read More →

Shepherd University freezes tuition for 2020-2021 academic year, approves tobacco-free campus

From The Journal of Martinsburg, W.Va. MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Shepherd University Board of Governors have approved to freeze tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year Friday. The Shepherd University Board of Governors approved the resolution to hold tuition and other required enrollment fees to current year levels, according to a statement released by the University […]

By November 18, 2019 Read More →

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College presents 2019 WV Ag Innovation Showcase

Release from Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College: MOOREFIELD, W.Va —  Giving middle and high school students the opportunity to explore agriculture innovations, Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, Robert C. Byrd Institute, WV Department of Education and WV Department of Agriculture will present the 2019 WV Ag Innovation Showcase on Thursday, November […]

By November 18, 2019 Read More →

Opinion

Opinion: November is National Family Caregivers Month

Mon Health System leaders note the special role of caregivers By Mark Gillam, Avah Stalnaker and Melissa Lockwood The President’s recent proclamation to recognize and honor family caregivers throughout the month of November was welcomed by all of us at Mon Health System.  As we treat patients at our facilities in Morgantown, Weston, Kingwood and […]

By November 14, 2019 Read More →
Editorial: Ransomeware attack of Wood County Schools should make all West Virginia wary

Editorial: Ransomeware attack of Wood County Schools should make all West Virginia wary

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: As Wood County Schools continues to go school-by-school, computer-by-computer checking and repairing machines affected by a ransomware attack last week, local residents are getting a first-hand look at the way terrorists and criminals have shifted tactics in recent years. In fact, more than 500 school systems across the country […]

By November 13, 2019 Read More →

Fallen journalists deserve a memorial

By Barbara Cochran Journalists relentlessly pursue the truth in order to provide citizens with the information they need to be self-governing. And yet, for journalists, doing that work can be risky, dangerous and even cost lives. Just 15 months ago the deadliest attack on journalists in U.S. history took place at the office of the […]

By November 13, 2019 Read More →

Industry News

W.Va. Book: Virginia Slavery and King Salt in Booker T. Washington’s boyhood home

W.Va. Book: Virginia Slavery and King Salt in Booker T. Washington’s boyhood home

W.Va. Delegate’s new book previewed for West Virginia residents By Larry Linwell Rowe Editor’s Note: The West Virginia Press Association will be sharing a six-part preview of  “Virginia Slavery and King Salt in Booker T. Washington’s boyhood home,” a book by Larry Rowe, Charleston attorney and member of the W.Va. House of Delegates. To see […]

By October 23, 2019 Read More →
Former Journal reporter John McVey remembered for fairness, friendliness

Former Journal reporter John McVey remembered for fairness, friendliness

By MATT WELCH The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Whether you knew John McVey for his thick, white mustache or his greeting of “how are ya, by golly,” or for his fairness and thorough reporting at multiple news outlets in the area, you easily could have walked away with a story, according to those who knew […]

By June 3, 2019 Read More →
Campaign: Local news is handy! Subscribe to your local W.Va. newspaper today.

Campaign: Local news is handy! Subscribe to your local W.Va. newspaper today.

Find West Virginia newspapers‘ Easy-To-Use links or subscription information below: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association’s “Local News is Handy” campaign reminds everyone of the value of having access to creditable local news, information and advertising. Whether it’s delivered digitally to your cell phone and computer, in the traditional newspaper on your doorstep, […]

By May 18, 2019 Read More →

Photos

Gift for the Winter Solstice: A rainbow over Green Bank

Gift for the Winter Solstice: A rainbow over Green Bank

The Pocahontas Times GREEN BANK, W.Va. — The sun broke through the rain in the early morning of the Winter Solstice just long enough to produce this beautiful rainbow at the Green Bank Observatory. The Green Bank Telescope appears at one end of these colors and appears bathed in the light. Photo courtesy of Michael […]

By December 27, 2018 Read More →
Spotted in Pocahontas: Insect fashion show

Spotted in Pocahontas: Insect fashion show

The Pocahontas Times MARLINTON, W.Va. — Last week The Pocahontas Times asked about a spotted bug found on Thistlewood Farm. This September, one of those orange and black bugs showed up in the company of a cloud of migrating butterflies.  Now called the “Ailanthus Webworm Moth,” it looks like a beetle and flies like a […]

By November 5, 2018 Read More →
Protected: Media Alert – Photos, notes, video links from the WV Supreme Court tour

Protected: Media Alert – Photos, notes, video links from the WV Supreme Court tour

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By August 6, 2018 Read More →

WV Press Convention

W.Va. Press Association Convention 2020 set for Charleston, W.Va., on Aug. 7-8

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association Convention 2020 is scheduled for Aug. 7-8 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, W.Va. Watch for updates.

By October 3, 2019 Read More →

Editorial: Hoping W.Va. tax revenues show rebound

From The Wheeling News-Register: Within a few days, state officials will make public information on how much money West Virginia state government officially collected in August. Keep your fingers crossed, especially if you want to see more potholes patched. Revenue in July, the first month of the new fiscal year, was far below what had […]

By September 4, 2019 Read More →
WV Press 2019 Convention education seminar videos available for staff review

WV Press 2019 Convention education seminar videos available for staff review

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If you couldn’t attend the educational seminars at the West Virginia Press Association Convention in Morgantown on Aug. 2-3, you can still get the benefit. The educational seminar videos are embedded below. WV Press has also uploaded the seminars to Facebook and YouTube channels and its award presentations to YouTube. Awards presentations […]

By August 15, 2019 Read More →

Other Recent News

National Newspaper Week

National Newspaper Week

By October 7, 2019 Read More →

10 things to know: Monday, Nov. 18, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHO DEMOCRATS INVITED TO TESTIFY IN THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY As hearings enter a second critical week House […]

By November 18, 2019 Read More →
Media Advisory: WVU School of Public Health and statewide partners to host opioid policy and research symposium on Tuesday

Media Advisory: WVU School of Public Health and statewide partners to host opioid policy and research symposium on Tuesday

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —  The WVU School of Public Health has issued the following media advisory on the WV Policy and Research Engagement Symposium. WHAT: “WV Policy and Research Engagement Symposium,” an opportunity for researchers and state decision-makers to connect, identify challenges and craft an action plan to bring evidence-based opioid policy to West Virginia WHO:  West […]

By November 18, 2019 Read More →
Third annual Day of Giving brings in more than $11 million for WVU

Third annual Day of Giving brings in more than $11 million for WVU

Release from WVU Today: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Donors gave more than $11 million Wednesday (Nov. 13) during West Virginia University’s third annual Day of Giving, topping last year’s $6.2 million raised. It was promoted as “One University. Our Future. Our Day” and donors responded making more than 4,000 gifts during the WVU Foundation’s 24-hour online giving event totaling $11.3 million. […]

By November 18, 2019 Read More →