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Coronavirus Update: Ogden Newspapers establishes $1 million fund to help local businesses recover

Coronavirus Update: Ogden Newspapers establishes $1 million fund to help local businesses recover

WHEELING, W.Va. — “A community newspaper is only as strong as the community it serves.”  That message — from Robert Nutting, CEO of Ogden Newspapers — came as Ogden Newspapers announced it has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to full strength by subsidizing local marketing efforts through matching advertising dollars. “As […]

By March 30, 2020 Read More →
Robert Allen Byrne, former editor of The Barbour Democrat, dead at 83

Robert Allen Byrne, former editor of The Barbour Democrat, dead at 83

PHILIPPI, W.Va. —  West Virginia Press is saddened to learn of the death of Robert Allen Byrne, retired editor of The Barbour Democrat and president of The Barbour Publishing Company in Barbour County. Robert Allen “Bob” Byrne, 83, a resident of Philippi passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020, in the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center. Bob […]

By March 30, 2020 Read More →
Ogden Newspapers establishes $1 million fund to help local businesses recover from coronavirus

Ogden Newspapers establishes $1 million fund to help local businesses recover from coronavirus

WHEELING, W.Va. — “A community newspaper is only as strong as the community it serves.”  That message — from Robert Nutting, CEO of Ogden Newspapers — came as Ogden Newspapers announced it has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to full strength by subsidizing local marketing efforts through matching advertising dollars. “As […]

By March 29, 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 →
Coronavirus Update: Bipartisan legislative leaders encourage Governor to Close West Virginia’s schools for remainder of year

Coronavirus Update: Bipartisan legislative leaders encourage Governor to Close West Virginia’s schools for remainder of year

Release from the W.Va. Legislature: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, Senate Minority Leader Roman Prezioso, D-Marion, Speaker of the House Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, and House Minority Leader Tim Miley, D-Harrison, today delivered a letter to Governor Jim Justice to request that he initiate the necessary actions to cancel the remainder of the […]

By April 3, 2020 Read More →

Coronavirus Update: W.Va. lawmakers urge governor to close schools for rest of the year, Gov. Justice says no decision yet

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The leaders of both political parties in the West Virginia Legislature called Thursday for the governor to cancel in-person prekindergarten- through 12th-grade classes for the rest of this school year because of the coronavirus pandemic. But state schools Superintendent Clayton Burch, at a news conference with Gov. Jim […]

By April 3, 2020 Read More →
Coronavirus Update: There is help with Suicide Lifeline for West Virginia operating during crisis

Coronavirus Update: There is help with Suicide Lifeline for West Virginia operating during crisis

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In a time  and place of high anxiety, sometimes a caring voice on the other end of a phone is a lifesaver.   According to the World Health Organization, the United States has the 3rd highest level of anxiety and depression in the world. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports […]

By April 3, 2020 Read More →