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City of Chester, W.Va., passes $2 per week user fee

Non-residents question why fee is higher than Resident Fee By JULIE RIEDEL, Weirton Daily Times CHESTER, W.Va. — City council voted Monday to levy a user fee on out-of-town workers despite hearing objections from several people. The ordinance charges people who work within city limits, but do not reside in city limits, a $2 a […]

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Educators, professionals in W.Va. learn how to identify sexual abuse
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Educators, professionals in W.Va. learn how to identify sexual abuse

By Eddie Trizzino | Times West Virginian WHITE HALL, W.Va. – Sexual abuse is a concept hard to grasp for kids under a certain age. Even those who have been victimized may have a hard time processing the actions, which is why there are specially trained professionals who take on these cases. “A lot of […]

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Nonprofits stretch resources to meet demands of an aging population in W.Va.

By Joseph LaFave, The Journal of Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — As the population ages and more members of the baby-boomer generation become senior citizens, organizations which care for these individuals are continuously trying to do more with less. For the nonprofit organizations which rely on donations and grants to serve their clientele, charity and giving […]

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W.Va. Lottery figures show modest start for new sports betting apps

By Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Early revenue figures from the West Virginia Lottery Commission indicate a modest launch for sports wagering mobile apps in the state. For the week ending Aug. 31 — the week that mobile apps offered by DraftKings and FanDuel launched — mobile gaming apps produced a total of […]

10 things to know: Tuesday, Sept. 10
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10 things to know: Tuesday, Sept. 10

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP’S TALIBAN DECISION PUSHES COUNTRY TOWARD VOTE The U.S. president’s decision to halt talks with the insurgent […]

News Media Alliance leading advocates for Congressional passage of Journalism Competition & Preservation Act
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News Media Alliance leading advocates for Congressional passage of Journalism Competition & Preservation Act

Bill would grant newspapers safe harbor to negotiate better business terms with tech platforms ARLINGTON, Va. – Today the News Media Alliance is hosting a Congressional fly-in to advocate for the passage of the “Journalism Competition and Preservation Act.” Executives representing Gannett, Los Angeles Times, Minneapolis Star Tribune, News Corp, Philadelphia Inquirer, Post & Courier and Tribune Publishing Company will […]

Spotlight on McDowell, W.Va.: Groundbreaking for Renaissance Village draws national dignitaries
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Spotlight on McDowell, W.Va.: Groundbreaking for Renaissance Village draws national dignitaries

By CHARLES BOOTHE, Bluefield Daily Telegraph WELCH, W.Va. — Local, state and national dignitaries were in Welch Monday morning to celebrate the official groundbreaking of Renaissance Village, a housing project for teachers. A $7 million project by the revitalization group Reconnecting McDowell, the four-story facility, which is located beside the movie theater in downtown Welch, […]

Media Advisory: WVU to kick off ‘Point Pleasant W.Va., Branding Community’ event this week
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Media Advisory: WVU to kick off ‘Point Pleasant W.Va., Branding Community’ event this week

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A kickoff ceremony is set for Thursday in Point Pleasant, the latest community for BrandJRNY, a West Virginia University Reed College of Media community branding initiative. WHAT: Kickoff event for Point Pleasant, the latest community for BrandJRNY, a West Virginia University Reed College of Media community branding initiative WHO: Rita Colistra, WVU Community Branding Initiative project director; David Smith, […]

W.Va. Commerce Secretary Gaunch business listening tour visits Marion, Monongalia and Harrison counties
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W.Va. Commerce Secretary Gaunch business listening tour visits Marion, Monongalia and Harrison counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —   Commerce Secretary Ed Gaunch toured businesses in Marion, Harrison and Monongalia counties on Sept. 5 – 6. “Under the leadership of Gov. Jim Justice, we have sought to create opportunities to  hear from those doing businesses in West Virginia,” Gaunch said. “We have toured companies that range from new to decades-old, international corporations to […]