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By March 22, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia PEIA Executive Director Cheatham: New $105M reserve fund will keep PEIA solvent through 2021

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON,W.Va. — With $105 million ready to be deposited into a newly created reserve fund, West Virginia’s Public Employees Insurance Agency will be able to get through the 2020-21 plan year without needing premium increases or benefits cuts, PEIA Executive Director Ted Cheatham said Thursday. However, he said of the […]

By March 22, 2019 Read More →

State trooper indicted for excessive force after alleged beating of 16-year-old

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Berkeley County prosecuting attorney released dashcam footage Thursday of the November police beating of a 16-year-old male in Martinsburg. The daschcam release came one day after a federal grand jury indicted former West Virginia state trooper Michael Kennedy on one charge of the deprivation of rights […]

Wheeling Metropolitan Statistical Area has nation’s 8th-highest rate of population decline; Weirton-Steubenville MSA Is 6th
By March 22, 2019 Read More →

Wheeling Metropolitan Statistical Area has nation’s 8th-highest rate of population decline; Weirton-Steubenville MSA Is 6th

By ALAN OLSEN The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — The metropolitan areas that contain much of the Northern Panhandle have two of the nation’s 10 worst rates of population decline, according to recent census data. The Wheeling Metropolitan Statistical Area — which contains Ohio and Marshall counties in West Virginia and Belmont County […]

WVU researchers evaluate impact of local rail-trails
By March 22, 2019 Read More →

WVU researchers evaluate impact of local rail-trails

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — An effort to expand a multi-use rail-to-trail network throughout the Industrial Heartland is drawing on the expertise and work of faculty at the West Virginia University Health Research Center. In 2016-2017, the Center evaluated the business impact of the Mon River Trails System, a network of 48 miles of trails […]

WVU Provost McConnell to leave for Colorado State president’s job
By March 22, 2019 Read More →

WVU Provost McConnell to leave for Colorado State president’s job

The Daily Athenaeum MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU provost and vice president for academic affairs Joyce McConnell has been named as the finalist for Colorado State’s president’s job, and will likely leave after more than 24 years at the University. According to CBS Denver, McConnell will become the school’s first female president and the 15th in […]

Morgantown native Cody Clayton Eagle heads to American Idol
By March 22, 2019 Read More →

Morgantown native Cody Clayton Eagle heads to American Idol

By EDDIE TRIZZINO Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. – When an injury took Cody Clayton Eagle out of sports, he picked up a guitar. Although he could barely walk due to a broken hip, Eagle began learning to play the instrument and even tried singing accompaniment beginning at the age of 8. It would take […]

By March 22, 2019 Read More →

By March 22, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. attorney general calls for more victims to come forward after lawsuit against diocese

By MEGAN OSBOURNE The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia attorney general is calling for more victims to step forward after a lawsuit was filed against the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and a former bishop Tuesday for knowingly employing pedophiles and failing to conduct background checks. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said the situation is still […]

West Virginia Master Naturalist program features field trips, nature events in mid-Ohio Valley
By March 22, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia Master Naturalist program features field trips, nature events in mid-Ohio Valley

By Staff Reports The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG — Do you enjoy learning about nature and spending time exploring the wonders of our natural world? If so, consider joining the West Virginia Master Naturalist Programs, Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter, an organization official said. The local program covers 64 hours of classes every year through indoor […]

Kanawha County native trying to become the next ‘American Idol’
By March 22, 2019 Read More →

Kanawha County native trying to become the next ‘American Idol’

By BILL LYNCH Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kia Ayers has high hopes about her chances on ABC’s “American Idol,” though she really won’t know for a few weeks whether she’ll be a contestant on the show this season. Last week, the 21-year-old Kanawha County native made her debut on the television singing competition, appearing […]