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By November 16, 2018 Read More →

MEDIA ADVISORY: First Lady Cathy Justice to unveil 2018 Holiday Ornament

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia First Lady Cathy Justice will be unveiling the 2018 Holiday Ornament alongside the artists who help handcraft each of the 500 ornaments on Monday at the W.Va. Culture Center in Charleston The Ornaments will be available for sale at $25 each at the WV Cultural Center and later additional ornaments will be available […]

‘Trees of Our Heritage’ on display in WV at Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History
By November 14, 2018 Read More →

‘Trees of Our Heritage’ on display in WV at Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History

Release from the West Virginia State Parks: PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — It’s beginning to look like Christmas at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History in Parkersburg, with the annual “Trees of Our Heritage” display underway through Dec. 23, 2018.   The event features 36 Christmas trees representing different countries around the world, as well as special […]

Parkersburg News and Sentinel sports reporter Steve Hemmelgarn retires after 46 years
By November 5, 2018 Read More →

Parkersburg News and Sentinel sports reporter Steve Hemmelgarn retires after 46 years

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — One of the most recognizable sportswriters in the Mid-Ohio Valley retired Friday from The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. Steve Hemmelgarn started with the newspaper in 1972, back in the day when Jim Snyder was sports editor and Jim Young was the editor of The […]

SNPA recognizes Register-Herald photographers Barbero and Harnish
By October 22, 2018 Read More →

SNPA recognizes Register-Herald photographers Barbero and Harnish

By JESSICA HARNISH The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Register-Herald head photographer Rick Barbero and videographer Jenny Harnish have both been recognized by the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association for their work in southern West Virginia. Barbero’s photo “Teacher’s Walkout” pulled in the popular vote in the “Reader’s Choice” competition with second place and compelled a third-place ranking […]

Jury begins deliberations in Justice Loughry trial
By October 11, 2018 Read More →

Jury begins deliberations in Justice Loughry trial

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — After a morning filled with last-minute appeals by the prosecution and defense, the jury determining the guilt or innocence of Allen Loughry, a justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, began its deliberations Wednesday afternoon. After about an hour of instructions […]

National Newspaper Week: Community journalism matters because communities matter
By October 9, 2018 Read More →

National Newspaper Week: Community journalism matters because communities matter

By Matt Geiger Executive Editor News Publishing Co. BLACK EARTH,  Wis. — “Everything in this newspaper is important to someone.”  It’s become something of a mantra for me, in recent years.  Weekly community newspapers are eclectic, to say the least. We publish photos of ribbons being cut at bakeries, and donations being dropped off at local […]

National Newspaper Week: Journalism matters because democracy matters
By October 8, 2018 Read More →

National Newspaper Week: Journalism matters because democracy matters

By Dave Zweifel Editor Emeritus The Capital Times, Madison, Wis.   An in-depth newspaper investigation revealed that a state-operated home for aged military veterans was providing sub-standard care and that taxpayer money that was to go to improve the home was spent elsewhere. The result was the replacement of the state’s veterans secretary and numerous corrections […]

WV Secretary of State Warner presents mobile voting app for military voters
By October 4, 2018 Read More →

WV Secretary of State Warner presents mobile voting app for military voters

Release from the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office: WASHINGTON, D.C.—   The U.S. Elections Assistance Commission (EAC) invited West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner to participate in a program the EAC hosted on election preparation for the November General Election.  The Election Readiness Summit took place today in the Visitor’s Center Conference Room in […]

WVU College of Media partners with PolitiFact
By October 2, 2018 Read More →

WVU College of Media partners with PolitiFact

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia University Reed College of Media is partnering with PolitiFact, a Pulitzer Prize-winning news organization, to help train student journalists how to properly fact-check. Bob Britten, a teaching associate professor in the College of Media, is leading a class that has been working with Lou Jacobson, senior correspondent […]

By September 28, 2018 Read More →

Changes in printing for TimesWV

Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — As of Oct. 1, the Times West Virginian’s print publications will be printed at the press facility operated by its sister newspaper, the Register-Herald, in Beckley, W.Va. The printing press located at the TimesWV building in Fairmont will no longer be in use, as the paper is instead printed […]