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‘He was one of a kind’: Renowned photographer, beloved community member Mel Grubb dies at 93
By February 16, 2018 Read More →

‘He was one of a kind’: Renowned photographer, beloved community member Mel Grubb dies at 93

By SAMANTHA PERRY AND CHARLES BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — Renowned photographer, World War II veteran, pilot and beloved Bluefield community member Melvin L. Grubb, 93,  died Wednesday morning. Throughout his life, Grubb documented events — large and small — that characterized his community. From weddings and engagements to underground coal mining operations, […]

By February 14, 2018 Read More →

OVP editor named finalist in AP contest

Point Pleasant Daily Register COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Finalists have been announced in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors’ 2017 newspaper contest and Ohio Valley Publishing (OVP) will be vying for an award. OVP Editor Beth Sergent has been nominated for Best Feature Writer for her work which appeared in the Gallipolis Daily Tribune, The […]

Longtime reporter Nyden recognized by West Virginia House of Delegates
By February 13, 2018 Read More →

Longtime reporter Nyden recognized by West Virginia House of Delegates

Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Longtime Charleston Gazette investigative reporter Paul J. Nyden was honored with a memorial resolution during the House of Delegates session Monday morning. Nyden’s son, Christopher Nyden, left , received the resolution from House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha. Paul Nyden, who detailed coal industry abuses and government corruption, died […]

By February 8, 2018 Read More →

Bids for Gazette-Mail won’t disclose plans for employees

By LACIE PIERSON Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Companies placing bids to purchase the Charleston Gazette-Mail won’t have to include provisions as to how they intend to treat current employees once they own the paper, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Volk said he wanted to make sure all of the entities […]

By January 31, 2018 Read More →

Wheeling Newspapers’ highest bid for Gazette-Mail nearly $11 million

By LACIE PIERSON Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Ogden Newspapers bid nearly $11 million to purchase control of the Charleston Gazette-Mail and its related assets, according to documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Charleston on Tuesday. The figure — $10.911 million — was included in an asset purchase and sale agreement that was part […]

West Virginia’s Gazette-Mail declaring bankruptcy; Wheeling Newspapers is planned buyer
By January 30, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia’s Gazette-Mail declaring bankruptcy; Wheeling Newspapers is planned buyer

Staff report Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The owners of the Charleston Gazette-Mail agreed Monday to take the company into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Wheeling Newspapers is currently the high bidder to assume ownership of the company. The company, operated by the Nutting family, owns more than 40 daily newspapers across the nation, including the Wheeling, […]

By January 30, 2018 Read More →

Charleston Gazette-Mail to file for bankruptcy

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — The Charleston Gazette-Mail on Monday announced it would be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and that The Ogden Newspapers Inc. has emerged as the high bidder for the company. The Gazette-Mail plans to file for bankruptcy today, officials with the newspaper said. “We’re extremely proud to be […]

WVU Reed College of Media alumna nominated for an Academy Award
By January 26, 2018 Read More →

WVU Reed College of Media alumna nominated for an Academy Award

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — An Oscar nomination won’t entice Elaine McMillion Sheldon and her husband, Kerrin, away from their passion: telling the stories of their home state of West Virginia in hopes of bringing attention, and solutions, to its problems – especially opioid addiction. The couple has been nominated for an Academy Award in […]

Julie Kemp, longtime Daily Mail editor and Charleston Ballet leader, dies at 87
By January 19, 2018 Read More →

Julie Kemp, longtime Daily Mail editor and Charleston Ballet leader, dies at 87

Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Julianne Kemp, who worked as a reporter and editor at the Charleston Daily Mail for more than half a century and was also a leading figure at the Charleston Ballet, died this week at the age of 87. Known as Julie, she was born on Feb. 5, 1930, in Huntington, […]

WVU Reed College of Media receives $250,000 AEP Foundation grant to expand community branding initiative
By January 18, 2018 Read More →

WVU Reed College of Media receives $250,000 AEP Foundation grant to expand community branding initiative

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University Reed College of Media students will work with local communities to tell and “sell” their stories thanks to a grant from the American Electric Power Foundation. The $250,000 grant supports WVU’s Community Branding Initiative, BrandJRNY. Students enrolled in specialized upper-level strategic communications courses will develop integrated communications campaigns […]