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WV Press convention opens tonight with reception honoring Parkersburg’s Jim Spanner
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WV Press convention opens tonight with reception honoring Parkersburg’s Jim Spanner

Educational seminars open to print and broadcast media CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “Innovate” is the theme for this weekend’s West Virginia Press Association 2018 Convention, which starts tonight with a reception honoring WVPA President Jim Spanner, publisher of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.  “The theme this year — Innovate — focuses on the need of every newspaper […]

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Hoyer: 17 houses now completed under RISE WV program

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Roughly 60 days into the West Virginia National Guard’s stewardship of a troubled, federally funded disaster recovery program, progress continues to inch forward, according to its new chief. Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, National Guard adjutant general, said at a news conference Wednesday that RISE West Virginia has […]

West Virginia is first stop on Facebook national tour teaching people how to use website
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West Virginia is first stop on Facebook national tour teaching people how to use website

By JEFF BAUGHAN The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Millions of people go to Facebook daily to communicate with friends, family, associates or to keep up with news and other information. Wednesday night Facebook came to Parkersburg and the Blennerhassett Hotel. The informational gathering was Facebook’s first stop nationally in what is going […]

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Former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Ketchum plea hearing set for Aug. 23

By LACIE PIERSON Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum is scheduled to appear in court later this month to plead guilty in relation to misuse of state money and property. Ketchum, 75, has agreed to plead guilty to one count of wire fraud as part of a plea […]

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Letter: Ethics advisory does not apply to judiciary

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — The House of Delegates released a letter Tuesday that was an exhibit in the impeachment proceedings by the Judiciary Committee against the justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court. Among exhibits reviewed by the committee considering is a letter from the court saying the […]

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State archaeologists gather to unearth causes of declining participation

By RICK STEELHAMMER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Archaeological Society has not published an annual journal in seven years, and last year, for the first time in its 68 years of existence, failed to have an annual meeting due to a lack of speakers willing to give presentations on their work. To […]

Augusta Festival to offer music, crafts Saturday
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Augusta Festival to offer music, crafts Saturday

By TIM MacVEAN The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va.  — The Elkins City Park will be alive with music and the arts Saturday as what has become a summer tradition celebrates its 45th year. The 45th annual Augusta Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and include a juried craft fair, live music, […]

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10 things to know: Thursday, August 9

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, August 9, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TAX CUTS TAKE BACKSEAT TO FEAR IN GOP POLITICS In primary season, Republican candidates are embracing the general-election strategy of […]

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WV House committee approves 14 articles of impeachment against justices

By LACIE PIERSON Charleston Gazette-Mail The West Virginia House Judiciary Committee approved 14 articles of impeachment against the four sitting justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on Tuesday. The eighth day of the committee’s meetings regarding possible impeachment produced the first material results when 14 articles of impeachment were introduced at 9:25 […]