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W.Va. school officials clear online testing kinks

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The first week of WESTEST 2 has gone smoothly despite the transition to online testing, area educators say. In Harrison County, there have been only minor complications with a few individual computers, but none have significantly delayed or prevented testing, Assistant Superintendent Wendy Imperial said. “I don’t[Read More…]

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Hazmat units needed across West Virginia

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — All one has to do is travel our highways to know that on a daily basis a huge amount of chemicals and other hazardous materials travel through our area. With increased Marcellus shale drilling, that will continue. And that’s also true[Read More…]

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Morgantown students get a grateful visit

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — While reading Suzanne Collins’ novel “The Hunger Games,” seventh-graders at Mountaineer Middle School attempted to replicate the story with a competition of their own. Carrie Harris’ students held contests to raise money for Pet Helpers, a nonprofit organization in Fairmont that helps animals in need. “We collected[Read More…]

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College degree is ticket to bigger earnings

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — This weekend, thousands of students across our region will pass a life-altering milestone when they receive a college degree. About 1,500 are set to graduate from Marshall University on Saturday, and commencements are scheduled over the next few days at West Virginia[Read More…]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, May 9

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, May 9, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. RUSSIA MARKS VICTORY DAY WITH MASSIVE PARADE Moscow[Read More…]

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Huntington initiative to help small business

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Tri-State grew in the first half of the 20th Century with many large manufacturers. Coal was a big part of the regional economy, of course, but plants in our region also cranked out automobile bumpers, glass bottles, railcars, steel and nickel.[Read More…]

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Southern W.Va. gets half of tourism ad grants

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Area tourist attractions got a boost in their marketing line item Tuesday from the State Tourism Commission, which handed out $700,000 in grants that will put advertising on the airwaves, the Internet, direct mail and in newspapers. More than half the grant dollars allocated in this round[Read More…]

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