WVPA Sharing

West Virginia Power hosting Negro Leagues’ Centennial Celebration from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 7

West Virginia Power hosting Negro Leagues’ Centennial Celebration from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 7

Club partnering with the Josh Gibson Foundation and AARP-WV for August 7 event CHARLESTON, W.Va. – As part of the Centennial Celebration of the creation of the Negro Leagues, the West Virginia Power, in partnership with the Josh Gibson Foundation and AARP-West Virginia, is excited to be the first team across professional baseball in 2020 to host this […]

By July 31, 2020 Read More →
Mister Bee Potato Chips adds Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels to its West Virginia family of snacks

Mister Bee Potato Chips adds Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels to its West Virginia family of snacks

Release from Mr. Bee: PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels is now available to customers throughout West Virginia, thanks to Mary Anne Ketelsen, CEO of Mister Bee Potato Chips. After Ketelsen tried and loved the product, she then learned the North Dakota family-owned business has never sold its thriving product in West Virginia. That led […]

By July 31, 2020 Read More →
Media Advisory: Education Alliance to host Virtual Internship Capstone Projects zoom event on Friday

Media Advisory: Education Alliance to host Virtual Internship Capstone Projects zoom event on Friday

U.S. Sen. Capito to participate in the event CHARLESTON, W.Va.— The Education Alliance has issued the following media advisory for Virtual Internship Capstone Projects zoom events on Friday. U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito will participate. WHAT: High School Students Present Virtual Internship Capstone Projects to Senator Capito and company presidents WHEN: Friday, July 31, 2020 ●  10:00 AM […]

By July 29, 2020 Read More →

Opinion

Opinion: West Virginia can’t fight the COVID-19 nursing home crisis alone

Opinion: West Virginia can’t fight the COVID-19 nursing home crisis alone

By Jane Marks COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire through the nation’s nursing homes. Already, more than 56,000 residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities —have died from COVID-19. Based on the last data available from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, nearly half the deaths in West Virginia […]

By July 29, 2020 Read More →
Opinion: COVID-19 Pandemic —  A rallying cry for rural broadband expansion

Opinion: COVID-19 Pandemic —  A rallying cry for rural broadband expansion

By Scott Rotruck Despite its tragedies, the COVID Pandemic has been an unexpected catalyst for change.  Businesses, schools, healthcare providers, and others have had to adapt at breakneck speed, moving much of what we do online.  Now policymakers have to step up and make sure everyone, particularly rural residents, are connected to broadband.  It is […]

By July 29, 2020 Read More →
WVU applauds decision to rescind ICE guidance for international students amid COVID-19 pandemic

WVU applauds decision to rescind ICE guidance for international students amid COVID-19 pandemic

From WVU Today: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The federal government has rescinded guidance, opposed by West Virginia University and other higher education institutions, that would have required international students to enroll in in-person courses to remain lawfully present in the United States.  With the revocation of the July 6 rules, regulations set forth on March 13 apply to F-1 international […]

By July 15, 2020 Read More →

Industry News

West Virginia part of U.S. Census’ new community response initiatives

West Virginia part of U.S. Census’ new community response initiatives

West Virginians urged to fill out the 2020 census at www.2020census.gov By Lexi Browning West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Census is underway, and this year, West Virginia is playing a key role in the debut of two of the Census Bureau’s new initiatives as it works for a census response from every […]

By July 20, 2020 Read More →
Coronavirus Update: County officials across West Virginia dealing with numerous challenges

Coronavirus Update: County officials across West Virginia dealing with numerous challenges

By Lexi Browning West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Across West Virginia, government officials in all 55 counties are responding to a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Though each region faces individual challenges, these officials say they are working to find the best solutions for local residents. Serving the public: From the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in […]

By July 10, 2020 Read More →
Coronavirus driving the auto industry forward in West Virginia

Coronavirus driving the auto industry forward in West Virginia

Impact on sales and operations differ at dealerships across the state By Lexi Browning West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Chris Miller knows a thing or two about cars, but like other business owners, he didn’t have a repair manual for handling coronavirus’ impact on the local economy.  Co-owner of the Dutch Miller auto dealership […]

By July 1, 2020 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

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

By August 6, 2018 Read More →

WV Press Convention

Coronavirus Update: WV Press cancels 2020 Convention

Coronavirus Update: WV Press cancels 2020 Convention

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association has canceled its 2020 convention, which had been set for Aug. 6-8 in Charleston, W.Va. WVPA Executive Director Don Smith has issued to the following statement to the membership: Hello everyone, It is with much regret that I am notifying you of cancellation of the West Virginia Press […]

By May 14, 2020 Read More →

W.Va. Press Association Convention 2020 Canceled

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association Convention 2020 that has scheduled for Aug. 7-8 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, W.Va., has been cancel due to health concerns around the Coronavirus. The WVPA will be conducting online, virtual convention activities. 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 →

Warning: Use of undefined constant yes - assumed 'yes' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /srv/users/wvpressorg/apps/wvpressorg/public/wp-content/themes/wp-bold110/index4.php on line 333

Other Recent News

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: W.Va. with 6,973 positive cases, 117 deaths as of 10 a.m. Monday

Coronavirus Update: W.Va. with 6,973 positive cases, 117 deaths as of 10 a.m. Monday

State reports 395 new cases since Friday CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Here are the totals from the West Virginia Health and Human Resources website as of 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 3. West Virginia Cases Total Positive Cases – 6,973 Total Lab Results reported – 281,451 Cumulative positive test percentage – 2.34 Total Deaths – 117 After […]

By August 4, 2020 Read More →
Coronavirus Update: Dedicated workspaces improve quality of life during COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus Update: Dedicated workspaces improve quality of life during COVID-19 pandemic

From WVU Today: MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—There’s no place like home, but because of COVID-19, many people are learning there’s no place like the classroom or the office, either. New research led by Tina Antill Keener, an assistant professor in the West Virginia University School of Nursing, suggests that having a dedicated workspace in the home may ease the transition […]

By August 4, 2020 Read More →
Coronavirus Update: W.Va. Governor press briefing today, starting at 11 a.m.

Coronavirus Update: W.Va. Governor press briefing today, starting at 11 a.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va.— The office of West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has announced a press briefing for today at 11 a.m. COVID-19 BRIEFING WHO: Gov. Justice and other State officials. WHAT: Gov. Justice will provide an update for media on COVID-19 response. WHEN: Today, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at 11 a.m. West Virginians can watch the live stream of this […]

By August 3, 2020 Read More →