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Parkersburg panhandling signs spark debate

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — It remains to be seen whether recently placed signs will discourage giving to panhandlers, but one thing the placards have done is get people talking. Parkersburg Mayor Bob Newell had signs reading “Please do not contribute to the drug & alcohol problem by giving to panhandlers” put[Read More…]

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Oct. 14

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. NEARLY 70 MEDICS CARED FOR DEAD EBOLA VICTIM IN[Read More…]

New projects to lead to higher W.Va. gas royalties

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. – With new, multi-billion dollar projects in the works and pipelines under consideration, it won’t be long before Ohio Valley mineral rights owners could start to see a significant jump in their royalty checks. The latest announcement that could benefit local residents is the Dominion Resources Cove Point[Read More…]

W.Va. county clerks grapple with same-sex marriage

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After West Virginia’s governor and attorney general announced Thursday afternoon they would no longer defend the state’s statute banning same-sex marriage, same-sex marriage was understood to be something to happen soon, but at an unknown time. Then, the state announced same-sex marriages could begin on Tuesday. Then,[Read More…]

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Oct. 13

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. WHAT LED TO EBOLA INFECTION IN DALLAS HOSPITAL WORKERA[Read More…]

Unclaimed property inserts in newspapers spark interest

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Treasurer John Perdue’s Unclaimed Property Division wrapped up its most recent newspaper advertising insert campaign Friday, sparking a large uptick in both those requesting phone assistance and those choosing to file claims electronically. The division also made plans to hold another online auction of items left behind[Read More…]

Marlinton Council outlaws un-diapered horses

MARLINTON, W.Va. — As a result of complaints about horse manure on streets following Pioneer Days, Marlinton Town Council is outlawing horses without “diapers.” Council unanimously approved a revision to its animal ordinance, on first reading, during its meeting on Monday night. Councilmember Norris Long talked about complaints he had[Read More…]

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