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Opinion: November is National Family Caregivers Month

Mon Health System leaders note the special role of caregivers By Mark Gillam, Avah Stalnaker and Melissa Lockwood The President’s recent proclamation to recognize and honor family caregivers throughout the month of November was welcomed by all of us at Mon Health System.  As we treat patients at our facilities in Morgantown, Weston, Kingwood and […]

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W.Va. Senator Beach asked Governor Justice for Executive Order prohibiting sale of E-Cigarettes
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W.Va. Senator Beach asked Governor Justice for Executive Order prohibiting sale of E-Cigarettes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — W.Va. Senator Bob Beach, D-Monongalia, has written a letter to Governor Jim Justice, asking him to issue an Executive Order declaring that a public health emergency exists around the dangers of e-cigarettes. Sen. Beach requested the governor order the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), through the Bureau for Public […]

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Editorial: Ransomeware attack of Wood County Schools should make all West Virginia wary
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Editorial: Ransomeware attack of Wood County Schools should make all West Virginia wary

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: As Wood County Schools continues to go school-by-school, computer-by-computer checking and repairing machines affected by a ransomware attack last week, local residents are getting a first-hand look at the way terrorists and criminals have shifted tactics in recent years. In fact, more than 500 school systems across the country […]

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Racing Commissioner says W.Va. racing industry under attack, must stand united

By Phil Kabler, The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Racing Commissioner Ken Lowe called Tuesday for all sides of the greyhound and thoroughbred racing industries to unite against legislative and humane-group efforts to decouple racing at the state’s racetrack casinos. “The racing industry is constantly under attack. We’re under attack, folks; we’re low-hanging fruit,” […]

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Corporate owner of Broughton Foods files for bankruptcy

By Brett Dunlap, Parkersburg News and Sentinel MARIETTA, Ohio — The company which owns Broughton Foods in Marietta has filed for bankruptcy and the impact locally is uncertain. Dean Foods Company, based in Dallas, announced Tuesday it and substantially all of its subsidiaries have initiated voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings in the Southern District of […]

West Virginia Auditor McCuskey to seek reelection
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West Virginia Auditor McCuskey to seek reelection

By Jake Zukerman, The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia State Auditor J.B. McCuskey said he’s running for re-election in 2020. McCuskey, who ascended to statewide office after serving as a GOP state lawmaker, said he plans to run for his second and final term as auditor. “When I took office, I found that the […]

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By November 13, 2019 Read More →

Family Treatment Court Opens in Ohio County, W.Va.

By Joselyn King, The Wheeling News-Register WHEELING — A Family Treatment Court option is now open in Ohio County, and West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals justices and court officials celebrated with a reception Tuesday. The Family Treatment Court in Ohio County, under the supervision of Circuit Judge David Sims, is one of three now […]

By November 13, 2019 Read More →

10 things to know: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.

West Virginia launches new state college scholarship
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West Virginia launches new state college scholarship

$40,000 Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars program created to attract math, science teachers CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) recently launched the online application for its newest and most-prestigious state scholarship, which is aimed at addressing critical teacher shortages in math, science, elementary education and special education.  The Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars Program will provide […]

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Editorial: Marcellus shale drilling benefits more than big companies, gas owners in West Virginia

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: While various delays have impeded efforts to expand Marcellus drilling in West Virginia and other nearby states, recent studies indicate the natural gas business remains good for many residents of the Mountain State. The Natural Gas Savings to End-Users: 2008-2018, A Technical Briefing Paper, is a new economic analysis […]

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