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George Wallace, longtime WV Press leader, dead at 85

George Wallace, longtime WV Press leader, dead at 85

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Longtime West Virginia Press Association supporter George Wallace, 85, died Tuesday in McCandless, Pa. Wallace was the former owner and publisher of the The Brooke County Review in Wellsburg. He was past-president and board member of the WVPA, winner of the Adam R. Kelley Award, and an honorary Lifetime Member of the association. […]

By March 26, 2020 Read More →
Coronavirus Update: W.Va. Tourism’s media event today at Timberline is canceled

Coronavirus Update: W.Va. Tourism’s media event today at Timberline is canceled

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The WV Tourism Office has canceled today’s media event on Timberline Mountain Infrastructure plans. The event was set for 1 p.m today at Timberline. It could rescheduled at a later date. The owners of Perfect North Slopes in Indiana purchased Timberline late 2019 and have been making plans to upgrade the resort ever since. […]

By March 17, 2020 Read More →
W.Va. Power to delay start of 2020 baseball season

W.Va. Power to delay start of 2020 baseball season

Marshall baseball games, Suddenlink High School Showcase in March have been canceled Release from the W.Va. Power: CHARLESTON, W.Va. (March 16, 2020) – In conjunction with Minor League Baseball’s announcement that the start of the 2020 season has been delayed indefinitely, the West Virginia Power has made several changes to upcoming events at Appalachian Power Park, […]

By March 16, 2020 Read More →

Opinion

Campaign Update: Candidate Bill Schwartz offers opinion on Supreme Court and West Virginia

Campaign Update: Candidate Bill Schwartz offers opinion on Supreme Court and West Virginia

By Bill Schwartz Candidate for W.Va. Supreme Court In 2018 our Supreme Court and our state faced a real constitutional crisis. $32,000 couches and over 3-million-dollar office renovations for justices outraged taxpayers – and I was one of them. As an award-winning lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in West Virginia Courts I decided to […]

By March 20, 2020 Read More →

Coronavirus Update: Opinion – Being proactive on COVID-19

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: Gov. Jim Justice had an ironclad answer Friday, in the form of a question, to those who wonder why he closed public schools in West Virginia despite the absence then of a single confirmed case of COVID-19 in our state: “How would you answer the question, ‘Why did you wait?’” […]

By March 16, 2020 Read More →

Opinion: Deal with Coronavirus; Keep calm, don’t panic, wash your hands and trust God

By Andy Kniceley Publisher of W.Va. News The world, our nation and eventually our state must address the pandemic known as coronavirus or COVID-19. It has caused extreme disruption in terms of our normal routines, travel, school, events, work, hoarding of hand sanitizer, toilet paper and cleaning supplies. It threatens our elderly, with the death […]

By March 15, 2020 Read More →

Industry News

W.VA. newspapers enhancing printed legal ads for public notices with online access at no cost

W.VA. newspapers enhancing printed legal ads for public notices with online access at no cost

Industry-funded website also delivers legal ads by email W.Va. Press Association Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia residents, business and community leaders, government officials and legislators know to look for legal ads for public notice in their community newspapers. But they can also look online and in their email “inbox” as part of the West Virginia […]

By March 5, 2020 Read More →
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 →

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

WV Press Legislative Breakfast set for Thursday, Feb. 6, at Culture Center at Capitol Complex

WV Press Legislative Breakfast set for Thursday, Feb. 6, at Culture Center at Capitol Complex

Evening Media Social set for Feb. 5 at Embassy Suites in Charleston WV Press Association Release CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association’s annual Legislative Breakfast is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Culture Center at the Capitol Complex. The Legislative Breakfast provides a mid-session update on bills and action at the legislature. Again […]

By January 14, 2020 Read More →
Understanding Public Notice

Understanding Public Notice

From the Public Notice Resource Center: I.     Public Notice Public notice is information alerting citizens of government or government-related activities that may cause a citizen to take action.  Traditionally and effectively newspapers—that are intended for general circulation, published regularly at short intervals, containing intelligence of current news of general interest—have published public notices […]

By January 6, 2020 Read More →

Fayette County, W.Va., Board of Education seeking input on qualities for next superintendent of schools

Release from West Virginia School Board Association: CHARLESTON, W. Va. – The Fayette County Board of Education wants to hear from Fayette County citizens, school employees, students, business leaders and others about what leadership attributes the incoming county superintendent should have so he or she will be best able to work effectively with various Fayette […]

By March 29, 2020 Read More →
Coronavirus Roundup: Five articles from across W.Va.

Coronavirus Roundup: Five articles from across W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Press Association each day will be highlighting five newspaper articles on the coronavirus crisis across West Virginia. Today’s five (not in order or importance or ranking but cause you should read these five) are as follows: No. 1 – Erin Beck has article in the Register-Herald of Beckley on West Viriginians […]

By March 28, 2020 Read More →
Coronavirus Update:  WVU launches online map of COVID-19 testing sites in West Virginia

Coronavirus Update: WVU launches online map of COVID-19 testing sites in West Virginia

From WVU Today: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginians now have a virtual one-stop shop to see where they can get tested for the novel coronavirus.  The Office of Health Services Research, in the West Virginia University School of Public Health, has launched an online map that shows all COVID-19 testing sites in the Mountain State from Newell to Bluefield […]

By March 27, 2020 Read More →