Opinion

By November 14, 2013 Read More →

Wheeling Intelligencer, News-Register say EPA, Obama Just Don’t Care

Some Democrat leaders in West Virginia may give their allegiance to constituents rather than their party – but they surely understand how the political wind blows in Washington. And they also must understand the liberals who have taken control of their party mean to let nothing stand in the way of their agenda. That may […]

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By November 14, 2013 Read More →

Charleston Daily Mail hails Sogefi expansion

You can make money in the Mountain State Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and the state’s economic development team deserve credit for their work to get the Sogefi Group to invest $20 million in its plant in Wayne County, which will add 250 jobs and more than double its work force. The company has plants on […]

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By November 12, 2013 Read More →

Wheeling News-Register editorial looks at WVU Presidential search

Finding New WVU Leader        Outgoing West Virginia University President James Clements is doing one final, important service for WVU. In several ways his tenure provides a blueprint for what the university’s Board of Governors should look for in a successor. It was revealed Monday that Clements, who has headed WVU since 2009, […]

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By November 12, 2013 Read More →

The Herald Dispatch editorial looks at child poverty

Coalition working to reduce child poverty We all love rags-to-riches stories. Oprah Winfrey was the child of an unwed teenage mother and rose from a hard-scrabble Mississippi farm to become one of the richest women in the world. Andrew Carnegie began 12-hour shifts in a Pennsylvania cotton mill at age 13 and through tireless hard […]

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Pocahontas Time’s Geoff Hamill documents fire in downtown Marlinton
By November 10, 2013 Read More →

Pocahontas Time’s Geoff Hamill documents fire in downtown Marlinton

MARLINTON — Early Sunday morning, a blaze destroyed three buildings on Main Street in Marlinton. The conflagration consumed the McK, now known as The Old Bank Building, Dirt Bean Ohana and Hudson’s Variety Store buildings. Firefighting units from as far away as Lewisburg responded to the scene. The first alarm sounded at about 3:30 a.m. Early, […]

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By November 10, 2013 Read More →

Free smoke alarms available to West Virginians who are deaf or hard of hearing

CHARLESTON – Most of us know smoke alarms save lives, but have you ever thought about the people who can’t hear a smoke alarm? People who are deaf or hard of hearing often cannot hear a standard home smoke alarm, according to the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services. Now West Virginia homeowners who are […]

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By November 10, 2013 Read More →

Senior citizens at risk for gambling problems

CHARLESTON — Can you describe a problem gambler? The person might be older than you would expect. The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia (PGHNWV) reports that in the past 12 years, the organization has received nearly 1,800 calls from West Virginians who are older than 55 asking for help with a gambling problem. […]

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WVPA Sharing: Opinion — Renewable Fuel Standard harmful to consumer
By October 16, 2013 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Opinion — Renewable Fuel Standard harmful to consumer

Editor’s Note: This op-ed article is distributed through the WVPA Sharing Network and is made available for use  in print and online by WVPA members at the newspaper’s discretion. For more information or assistance with downloading, contact WVPA executive DirectorDon Smith at 304-342-1011, ext. 160. CHARLESTON — When Washington knows best, you can bet your boots […]

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WVU Student Report: VH1’s Save the Music supports musical education in West Virginia Schools
By October 15, 2013 Read More →

WVU Student Report: VH1’s Save the Music supports musical education in West Virginia Schools

Editor’s Note:  The Mountaineer News Service is produced by journalism students at West Virginia University.  Students from the P.I. Reed School of Journalism report, write and produce multi-platform news and feature packages about newsworthy subjects in West Virginia.    By Michelle Deehan, Brandon Hite and Laken Vita The Mountaineer News Service MORGANTOWN – Louis Armstrong […]

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By August 27, 2013 Read More →

West Virginia newspaper obituaries for Aug. 27

The West Virginia Press Association offers a listing of obituaries from its member newspapers around West Virginia: Bluefield Daily Telegraph – http://bdtonline.com/obituaries Elizabeth (Beth) Clare Kearns Aker, 51, of Princeton Robert Eugene ”Gene” Anderson, 59, of Spanishburg Marvin S. Harold, age 63, of LaVergne. Ruby Geraldine Neely, 68, of Princeton Jeffrey Clark Watkins, 50, of Bluefield Lucy […]

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