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 →

Media Alert: Gov. Justice, DNR Director McDaniel to introduce newest Elk, speak about expansion of reintroduction program on Tuesday in Logan County

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will host a ceremony on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, to introduce 50 elk recently acquired from Arizona. Gov. Justice and DNR Director Stephen McDaniel will speak about this next important step in the state’s elk reintroduction program. WHEN AND WHERE: 1 […]

By May 14, 2018 Read More →

Media Advisory: American Rosie Movement event set for 4 p.m. today in Huntington

American Rosie Movement to be launched with new song Huntington, W.Va. — The American Rosie Movement kicks off today with the theme song of the American Rosie Movement.  The event is set for 4 p.m. today at the Cabell County Library, Rm 1.  9th St. E and 5rd Ave.  Huntington. “The song is called “Thank You, Rosie, […]

By May 14, 2018 Read More →

WVPA Sharing

West Virginia House Speaker calls for investigation into RISE flood relief program

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Commerce fired its second-in-command as the result of a bungled contract that prompted a freeze on a roughly $150 million flood recovery effort. Brian Abraham, general counsel for Gov. Jim Justice, said in a phone interview Tuesday evening that a $17 million […]

By May 24, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia health officer urges hepatitis A vaccine for food workers

The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hepatitis A vaccination clinics will be held for restaurant and food service employees in Kanawha and Putnam counties in response to a recent outbreak of the virus both locally and nationally. Dr. Rahul Gupta, state health officer and commissioner of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Bureau […]

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Opinion: The W.Va. Democratic Party must represent the working class

From The Spirit of Jefferson, Charles Town, W.Va.: MARY ANN CLAYTOR  For The Spirit of Jefferson As an adult, I have always thought that speaking out and speaking up is of the utmost importance.  As a child, I was molested by an adult neighbor; one of my biggest regrets from that experience is that I […]

By May 16, 2018 Read More →

OPINION: Happy Mother’s Day

Weirton Daily Times editorial Mothers may be much different in their public life than they were 104 years ago when President Woodrow Wilson set aside the second Sunday in May 1914 as a day to honor mothers. Moms then were, by and large, homemakers, what we’d call a “stay-at-home mom” nowadays. They cooked and cleaned […]

By May 13, 2018 Read More →

COLUMN: Where’s the integrity in cut-and-paste journalism?

By SAMANTHA PERRY Bluefield Daily Telegraph The subject line on the email from a friend, a former journalist, was a succinct question. “Look familiar?” I clicked to open, then followed the link provided. I was directed to a purported “news” website — Par the Course — and a story that did indeed sound very familiar. […]

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Industry News

Media Alert: Conference Call at 1:15 p.m. today on Rosie the Riveter/Mother’s Day

Media Alert: Conference Call at 1:15 p.m. today on Rosie the Riveter/Mother’s Day

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — ‘Thanks! Plain and Simple, Inc.’ is hosting a conference call today to all Rosie the Riveters to explain the importance of Mother’s Day to their members and movement.    WHO: Two Rosie the Riveters and one Rosie’s Daughter  WHAT:   Two Rosies and one Rosie’s daughter hold a teleconference to discuss the importance […]

By May 10, 2018 Read More →

Wood County to interview five candidates for school superintendent​

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The Wood County Board of Education’s county superintendent search, coordinated by the West Virginia School Board Association (WVSBA), is entering its “final stage,” said Howard O’Cull, director of the West Virginia School Board Association (WVSBA), who is coordinating the search. “The momentum is present. Next week is pivotal.” said O’Cull, outlining the schedule of activities: […]

By May 8, 2018 Read More →

MEDIA ADVISORY: Farmers Bank grand opening and ribbon cutting signals expansion into Teays Valley

Community invited to free celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 11 HURRICANE, W.Va. – Farmers Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of Farmers Bank and Savings Company, headquartered in Pomeroy, Ohio, invites the community to its Friday, May 11 grand opening and ribbon cutting at its new state-of-the-art banking center in Hurricane. When: 10 […]

By May 3, 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.

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Wheeling Park High School students join national walkout

Wheeling Park High School students join national walkout

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — On Wednesday, Wheeling Park High School students take part in the 17-minute National Student Walkout to remember the 17 lives lost in the massacre at a Parkland, Fla., high school. The students also held signs stating “Silence Gun Violence” and chanted “We want change” regarding school safety […]

By March 15, 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 […]

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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

‘Every victim counts’ with changes to West Virginia human trafficking laws

By KELSIE LEROSE The Journal SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia law surrounding the issue of human trafficking has changed significantly over the last year. J. Robert Leslie, West Virginia senior deputy attorney general, said Tuesday evening during a panel discussion on human trafficking that West Virginia’s law on human trafficking is brand new, which went […]

By May 24, 2018 Read More →
WVU professors bring the scientific community closer to understanding binary star mergers

WVU professors bring the scientific community closer to understanding binary star mergers

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Imagine only knowing 15 people in the world, and as you discover more people, your knowledge expands. Scientists studying our galaxy face something similar as they make discoveries that build our understanding of the universe. Maura McLaughlin and Duncan Lorimer, professors of physics and astronomy at West Virginia University, have […]

By May 24, 2018 Read More →

Environmental Working Group: PFAS contamination far worse than was believed

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The number of Americans impacted by contamination from fluorinated chemicals is much worse than previously estimated, an environmental organization said on Wednesday. The Environmental Working Group said its data shows the tap water supplies for about 110 million Americans have been impacted by the PFAS compounds. C8, […]

By May 24, 2018 Read More →