Archive for May, 2019

Charleston pair compiles barn quilt photo books
By May 22, 2015 Read More →

Charleston pair compiles barn quilt photo books

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two West Virginia quilters have discovered a related interest. Sara Hoblitzel and Holly Flint, both of Charleston, have traveled many miles of winding roads in search of barn quilts, colorful painted blocks with patterns or pictures found on structures. Neither remembers exactly how the hobby began six years ago. However, the quest […]

By May 22, 2015 Read More →

Manchin, Capito split on bulk phone data collection

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s two U.S. senators are divided on whether to rein in the federal government’s bulk collection and surveillance of telephone records, a program that recently was ruled illegal by a federal appeals court. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., supports a bill that would prevent U.S. intelligence agencies from collecting data from nearly […]

By May 22, 2015 Read More →

Panel votes to reduce casinos’ share of ad grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Tourism Commissioners Thursday repealed a long-standing preference that provided the state’s four racetrack casinos with the lion’s share of funding for tourism advertising matching grants. With the change, the four casinos combined will be eligible for maximum matching grants totaling no more than $500,000 in the 2015-16 budget year – about […]

By May 22, 2015 Read More →

Merely patching highway funding doesn’t hold up

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Another Band-Aid is being placed on the federal program that pays for maintaining the nation’s transportation infrastructure, and it won’t be sticking around long. So is there any hope that the nation’s lawmakers will come up with a way to fix the wound rather than apply a temporary […]

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Census paints a bleak picture of Ohio Valley
By May 22, 2015 Read More →

Census paints a bleak picture of Ohio Valley

WHEELING, W.Va. — Since 2010, the city of Wheeling has lost an estimated 696 residents, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. During that same time period, Moundsville lost 427 residents, while Weirton lost 384. Steubenville has an estimated 356 fewer residents than in 2010. According to the Census Bureau, Wheeling had […]

By May 22, 2015 Read More →

Jefferson County officials of like minds on horse racing

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — There is much that local Democratic and Republican state legislators cannot agree on, but one thing they can agree on is the importance of thoroughbred horse racing to Jefferson County’s economy and the importance of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races to thoroughbred racing. “The way to save thoroughbred horse racing […]

A gown, a mortarboard and a selfie stick
By May 22, 2015 Read More →

A gown, a mortarboard and a selfie stick

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — With the benefit of “perspective and outlook,” the members of the Berkeley Springs High School class of 2015 will see the world very differently in a few years. That was the message class treasurer Alec Kidwell conveyed to his classmates Thursday evening during commencement exercises in the school’s football stadium. “Look […]

Posted in: Photos
By May 22, 2015 Read More →

Officials right to suspend teacher for showing ‘Grey’

An editorial from The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Hampshire County school officials may well have turned 50 shades of red in their embarrassment over a fiasco last week. They were right to discipline the teacher involved. It seems that students in the teacher’s class asked if they could watch a movie – “50 Shades of Grey.” […]

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Fairmont school shows potential of math initiative
By May 22, 2015 Read More →

Fairmont school shows potential of math initiative

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — East Dale Elementary School opened its second-grade classroom Thursday to demonstrate the success of Reasoning Mind to state and local officials who are working toward creating a network for STEM education. Representatives from both Marion and Harrison County boards of education, as well as state senators and delegates and officials from Pierpont Community […]

By May 22, 2015 Read More →

Pipeline route could affect Monroe County springs

UNION, W.Va. — Monroe County has always been known for its abundance of natural springs. According to a 2009 comprehensive plan, by the early part of the 20th century at least 13 resorts had developed around some of the more famed Monroe springs — Red Sulphur, Salt Sulphur and Sweet Springs among them. But Peters […]