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The Morgan Messenger revisits Washington House Hotel fire that shocked town 40 years ago

  BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va — Forty years ago, the Washington House Hotel burned in a fire that killed 12 people and destroyed a block of downtownBerkeley Springs. This was the scene around 4 a.m. on Sunday, August 25, 1974, when Dwan McBee arrived, camera in hand. His first impression, as reported in The Morgan Messenger at this time:[Read More…]

New Report: West Virginia falling short on policies to prevent and fight cancer

 States measured by progress on tobacco control, access to care and cancer prevention CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia is falling short when it comes to passing policies to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. “How Do You Measure up?: A Progress Report[Read More…]

Moundsville Power praises Marshall County Commission action

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. – Moundsville Power LLC Managing Partner Andrew Dorn said Wednesday that he is delighted that the Marshall County Commission has officially approved his company’s PILOT proposal to build a 549-megawatt, privately-financed natural gas power plant in the county.Dorn praised the commissioners’ cooperation in bringing jobs and revenue to[Read More…]

United for Coal is now part of Citizens for Coal

LOGAN, W.Va. — United for Coal is now part of Citizens for Coal. The two organizations announced Aug. 16 that United for Coal will be rolled into Citizens of Coal.  UFC president Allen Gibson is stepping down with CFC President Roger Horton maintaining the leadership role of CFC. For more information, contact[Read More…]

West Virginia getting grant funding for workforce development

W.Va. selected as part of Learning Network by National Governors Association    CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – West Virginia has been selected by the National Governors Association (NGA) to receive grant funding and additional support to expand workforce education and training programs as part of a two-year program hosted by the NGA Policy Academy to align[Read More…]

WVPA announces new officers and directors

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association has announced its slate of officers and directors, as approved by the membership during the Aug. 9, 2014, membership meeting at Canaan Valley Resort.   WVPA and WVPS officers for 2014-15, are as follows: 2014-2015 WVPA Officers & Directors Nominations President: Matt[Read More…]

Officials say overdoses show increase of heroin availability

CLARKSBURG — Four suspected heroin overdoses over the weekend in Clarksburg underscore how prevalent the addictive drug is in the area, according to drug-control advocates. Two people died and two others were hospitalized late Friday night and Saturday as a result of suspected heroin overdoses, Clarksburg Police Chief Robbie Hilliard[Read More…]

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