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Coronavirus Update: Ogden Newspapers establishes $1 million fund to help local businesses recover
By March 30, 2020 Read More →

Coronavirus Update: Ogden Newspapers establishes $1 million fund to help local businesses recover

WHEELING, W.Va. — “A community newspaper is only as strong as the community it serves.”  That message — from Robert Nutting, CEO of Ogden Newspapers — came as Ogden Newspapers announced it has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to full strength by subsidizing local marketing efforts through matching advertising dollars. “As […]

Robert Allen Byrne, former editor of The Barbour Democrat, dead at 83
By March 30, 2020 Read More →

Robert Allen Byrne, former editor of The Barbour Democrat, dead at 83

PHILIPPI, W.Va. —  West Virginia Press is saddened to learn of the death of Robert Allen Byrne, retired editor of The Barbour Democrat and president of The Barbour Publishing Company in Barbour County. Robert Allen “Bob” Byrne, 83, a resident of Philippi passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020, in the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center. Bob […]

Ogden Newspapers establishes $1 million fund to help local businesses recover from coronavirus
By March 29, 2020 Read More →

Ogden Newspapers establishes $1 million fund to help local businesses recover from coronavirus

WHEELING, W.Va. — “A community newspaper is only as strong as the community it serves.”  That message — from Robert Nutting, CEO of Ogden Newspapers — came as Ogden Newspapers announced it has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to full strength by subsidizing local marketing efforts through matching advertising dollars. “As […]

George Wallace, longtime WV Press leader, dead at 85
By March 26, 2020 Read More →

George Wallace, longtime WV Press leader, dead at 85

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Longtime West Virginia Press Association supporter George Wallace, 85, died Tuesday in McCandless, Pa. Wallace was the former owner and publisher of the The Brooke County Review in Wellsburg. He was past-president and board member of the WVPA, winner of the Adam R. Kelley Award, and an honorary Lifetime Member of the association. […]

Coronavirus Update: W.Va. Tourism’s media event today at Timberline is canceled
By March 17, 2020 Read More →

Coronavirus Update: W.Va. Tourism’s media event today at Timberline is canceled

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The WV Tourism Office has canceled today’s media event on Timberline Mountain Infrastructure plans. The event was set for 1 p.m today at Timberline. It could rescheduled at a later date. The owners of Perfect North Slopes in Indiana purchased Timberline late 2019 and have been making plans to upgrade the resort ever since. […]

W.Va. Power to delay start of 2020 baseball season
By March 16, 2020 Read More →

W.Va. Power to delay start of 2020 baseball season

Marshall baseball games, Suddenlink High School Showcase in March have been canceled Release from the W.Va. Power: CHARLESTON, W.Va. (March 16, 2020) – In conjunction with Minor League Baseball’s announcement that the start of the 2020 season has been delayed indefinitely, the West Virginia Power has made several changes to upcoming events at Appalachian Power Park, […]

Alzheimer’s, Dementia Care: Half of primary care physicians say medical profession not prepared to meet expected increase in demands
By March 12, 2020 Read More →

Alzheimer’s, Dementia Care: Half of primary care physicians say medical profession not prepared to meet expected increase in demands

Release from the Alzheimer’s Association: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A new survey of primary care physicians appearing in the Alzheimer’s Association 2020 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report finds 9 in 10 primary care physicians (87%) expect to see an increase in people living with dementia during the next five years, but half (50%) say the […]

Independent pharmacies launching their own Medicare-D plan in W.Va.
By March 12, 2020 Read More →

Independent pharmacies launching their own Medicare-D plan in W.Va.

Newly licensed Indy Health Insurance Company aims to restore trust with debut of an independent pharmacy-owned Medicare-D Plan Release from Indy Health Insurance Company: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Who better to design a patient-centered, pharmacy-friendly pharmacy benefit plan than a pharmacist? That’s the premise behind a new Medicare-D plan making its debut this fall thanks to […]

By March 10, 2020 Read More →

Obituary: Dr. Ralph J. Turner dead at 80

Educator was leader in newspaper industry’s education efforts HUNTINGTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Press Association has learned of the death of Dr Ralph J. Turner of Huntington, West Virginia. Turner passed away on March 9, 2020, at the age of 80 Turner was leader in student journalism and also assisted the West Virginia Press Association […]

Sunshine Week: It’s always your right to know
By March 9, 2020 Read More →

Sunshine Week: It’s always your right to know

Jim Zachary, CNHI Deputy National Editor The media is most definitely not your enemy.  Far from being the enemy of the people, day in and day out we take our role as the Fourth Estate seriously and work hard to protect your right to know, making public records requests and attending public meetings to keep […]