News

In push to keep opioid pill numbers secret, DOJ claims release would spur robberies

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The nation’s largest drug companies — backed by the U.S. Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration — are fighting to shield the release of information that would show how many prescription opioids they shipped to pharmacies across the country over the past decade. The drug manufacturers […]

By June 27, 2018 Read More →

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 →

WVPA Sharing

DEA seeks to hide some reasons for keeping painkiller numbers secret

DEA seeks to hide some reasons for keeping painkiller numbers secret

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In the federal government’s alliance with drug companies to conceal the number of prescription opioids supplied to pharmacies across the United States, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Justice Department are hiding their reasons for wanting to keep the pain-pill information under wraps. The DEA and DOJ have […]

By July 13, 2018 Read More →

By July 13, 2018 Read More →
Former Commerce Department officials testify on RISE West Virginia program

Former Commerce Department officials testify on RISE West Virginia program

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Members of the Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding heard testimony Thursday from several former officials with a controversial disaster relief program, including one official who was a no-show at an earlier committee meeting. Mary Jo Thompson, former director of community development in the […]

By July 13, 2018 Read More →

Opinion

Editorial: Visiting national arts officials can see what W.Va. offers

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel editorial Several months ago, a couple of Kentucky lawmakers suggested the Appalachian Regional Commission move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to a location in the region it serves. It was a good idea — bureaucrats need to get outside the swamp once in a while to best serve taxpayers in […]

By June 29, 2018 Read More →

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 →

Industry News

CHNI considering selling all of its newspaper properties

From CNHI News Service:   MONTGOMERY, Ala. – CNHI, LLC, one of the country’s leading providers of local news and information, said Monday it is exploring the sale of its newspaper properties in 22 states. Register-Herald in Beckley, Times West Virginia in Fairmont, Bluefield Daily Telegraph are among the CNHI newspapers located in West Virginia. […]

By June 29, 2018 Read More →
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 →

Photos

Ripley hosting Mountain State Art & Craft Fair

Ripley hosting Mountain State Art & Craft Fair

Charleston Gazette-Mail The 56th annual Mountain State Art & Craft Fair will be held through Saturday at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center, located at 82 FFA Drive in Ripley. The fair features more than 100 exhibitors including heritage artisans, as well as members of the West Virginia Art & Craft Guild. Fair hours are from […]

By July 5, 2018 Read More →
West Virginia’s first lady Cathy Justice is a doll

West Virginia’s first lady Cathy Justice is a doll

By KENNY KEMP Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia Division of Culture and History and first lady Cathy Justice unveiled a doll in Justice’s likeness for the First Ladies of West Virginia Collection in a ceremony Wednesday in the Great Hall at the Culture Center. The Cathy Justice doll was hand-sculpted by Washington, D.C., artist Ping Lau […]

By June 28, 2018 Read More →
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.

By May 21, 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

Perry new WV state school board president; Hall named VP

Perry new WV state school board president; Hall named VP

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In unanimous votes Thursday, the West Virginia Board of Education moved its vice president, Dave Perry, to the president position, moved its parliamentarian, Miller Hall, to vice president, and moved its president, Tom Campbell, to financial officer. Those were the only nominations the school board members made […]

By July 13, 2018 Read More →

Impeachment, abortion on the minds of West Virginia Republicans

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A resolution supporting the impeachment of West Virginia Supreme Court justices, the governor and any other elected or appointed official who violates the state Constitution will go before the state Republican Party at its summer meeting Saturday in Wheeling, the chairman of the Wood […]

By July 13, 2018 Read More →

Free downtown internet coming soon to West Virginia city

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A vision to bring safe and free wireless internet service to downtown Huntington is closer to becoming reality. Officials said they are hoping to launch “FREEinDOWNTOWN” live around the first or second week of August. “This is a project that Cabell Huntington Hospital has been supporting, along […]

By July 13, 2018 Read More →