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By April 23, 2018 Read More →

Media Advisory: Presentation set for 10 a.m. Tuesday on Parkersburg to Pittsburgh Rail-Trail WV Feasibility Study

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy feasibility study finds Parkersburg to Pittsburgh rail-trail achievable within the coming decade   BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Just 22 miles remain in West Virginia’s decades-long push to complete a world-class tourism and recreation amenity that would have a transformative impact on the region’s economy. That’s the primary finding of a feasibility study being released on […]

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By April 17, 2018 Read More →

Report on egg recall’s effect in West Virginia

By KAITLYN NEFF Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — The FDA released a public service announcement regarding an egg recall due to a possible health risk. The Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling over 200 million eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can […]

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By April 13, 2018 Read More →

Residents invited to offer opinion on how next Wood County Superintendent of Schools can be successful

Residents invited to offer opinion on how next Wood County Superintendent of Schools can be successful PARKERSBURG, W.Va. —  Residents, school employees, community groups, civic organizations and other interested parties are being asked to help the next Wood County Superintendent of Schools prepare for the challenge of addressing major issues facing Wood County Schools. With […]

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WVPA Alert: Press Conference – 10 a.m. Wednesday – Gov. Justice to preview new tourism advertising campaign
By April 10, 2018 Read More →

WVPA Alert: Press Conference – 10 a.m. Wednesday – Gov. Justice to preview new tourism advertising campaign

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice will preview West Virginia’s new tourism advertising campaign at media event at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the West Virginia Tourism Office.  Emily Hatfield, director of Public Relations for the West Virginia Tourism Office, which is located on the first floor Building 3 in the West Virginia Capitol Complex, issued the media alert […]

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Palliative care legislation now law in West Virginia
By April 9, 2018 Read More →

Palliative care legislation now law in West Virginia

Release from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network:  CHARLESTON, W. Va. – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the American Cancer Society (Society) commend the West Virginia legislature and Governor for improving the quality of life of cancer patients and their families through palliative care and the recognition of colorectal cancer awareness. […]

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W.Va. Secretary of State’s office working to get voter registration, Voter ID, election information to the public
By April 9, 2018 Read More →

W.Va. Secretary of State’s office working to get voter registration, Voter ID, election information to the public

WVPA Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With the deadline to register to vote just a week away and a new voter identification law on the books, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner’s staff is working to get residents registered and informed for the upcoming primary election. Warner said April 17 is the last day […]

W.Va. Treasurer’s unclaimed property effort on record pace; inserts out soon
By April 3, 2018 Read More →

W.Va. Treasurer’s unclaimed property effort on record pace; inserts out soon

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With his Unclaimed Property Division already returning lost assets at a record clip, State Treasurer John Perdue announced that his office’s next newspaper insert listing names of unclaimed property owners will be distributed beginning this week. The inserts are designed to inform and encourage owners to file claims for their unclaimed property. […]

Almost $4 million in federal funding headed to West Virginia’s northern panhandle
By March 27, 2018 Read More →

Almost $4 million in federal funding headed to West Virginia’s northern panhandle

By CRAIG HOWELL Weirton Daily Times WEIRTON, W.Va.  — Approximately $4 million in federal grants announced Monday will assist with continuing development projects in Hancock and Brooke counties. A group of dignitaries, including U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and U.S. Rep. David McKinley, both R-W.Va., gathered along Three Springs Drive in Weirton to announce the […]

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By March 23, 2018 Read More →

Drug firm CEO not expected to answer questions about West Virginia opioid probe

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail MADISON, W.Va. — Drug giant McKesson Corp.’s top executive doesn’t plan to answer questions about a congressional investigation into the company’s alleged role in West Virginia’s opioid epidemic, a lawyer for the firm told a Boone County judge Thursday. The House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter last month to McKesson […]

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By March 22, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania governors form shale gas agreement

Staff reports The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Leaders in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania will continue to work together to market the region for natural gas development. Gov. Jim Justice announced the extension of the Tri-State Shale Coalition Agreement with Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. The goal of […]

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