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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…]

After finishing rape sentence, high school QB starting season opener

 STEUBENVILLE – On Aug. 12, 2012, Ma’Lik Richmond sexually assaulted a Weirton girl at an underage drinking party. Today – Aug. 12, 2014 – Richmond likely will be in uniform as the Steubenville Big Red football team scrimmages Cambridge at 10 a.m. at Harding Stadium. Big Red head football coach[Read More…]

Columnist Giles Snyder: He’s such a deer man.

I’m beginning to get the feeling that perhaps I’ve carried jokes about dodging the deer on my commute a bit too far, that they have pulled out their laptops and tablets, scanned my Facebook and Twitter accounts and have decided it’s to time to get even with me for taunting[Read More…]

Senate President Kessler appoints senators to juvenile justice task force

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Looking for solutions to the problems with the juvenile justice system, Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, appointed five senators to serve on the West Virginia Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice. The task force was formed through an executive order earlier this year and is similar to the Justice Reinvestment Act[Read More…]

Contractors Association of W.Va. elects new officers

Flesher to head the Contractors Association of West Virginia CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Daniel B. Flesher, president of Trimble Engineers and Constructors, Inc., Morgantown, was elected president of the Contractors Association of West Virginia at the association’s Annual Meeting held July 10-13 at The Greenbrier. Flesher replaced Phil Weser, president and CEO of March-Westin Company, Inc., Morgantown, who will serve on[Read More…]

Charleston, W.Va., attorney’s shooting charges dismissed

By Ashley B. Craig Police Reporter CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A local attorney was suffering from delirium brought on by an over-the-counter sleep aid when he shot up his South Hills area home last summer and is “not criminally responsible” for his actions, a Kanawha Circuit judge ruled. Judge Carrie Webster issued[Read More…]

Charles Town carving out an arts hub

$50,000 NEA grant will create new district downtown By Christine Snyder [email protected] CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – City leaders seeking to boost downtown as a one-of-a-kind destination for art and history are celebrating after winning a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Charles Town Mayor Peggy Smith led[Read More…]

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