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Trump rally will lead to road closures Thursday afternoon

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Several roads and areas will be closed off Thursday, Aug. 3, as Huntington prepares for the arrival of President Donald Trump for a campaign rally at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Roads in the immediate vicinity of the arena will close at noon Thursday. There will be additional […]

Hundreds attend Wheeling vigil for pair killed in flood
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Hundreds attend Wheeling vigil for pair killed in flood

By ALAN OLSEN The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — The strains of spiritual and country music washed over the mouth of Wheeling Creek as the community gathered for a much-needed outpouring of grief in remembrance of 18-year-old Page Gellner. A candlelight vigil was held late Tuesday near the wooden bridge behind WesBanco Arena […]

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Opioid crisis a national emergency, federal drug commission suggests

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — President Donald Trump should “declare a national emergency” and increase tools and funding to states to combat a growing opioid drug epidemic, an interim draft report by the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis suggests. The report, released Monday, July 31, cities […]

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WV moves to improve oversight of internal jail problems

By COURTNEY HESSLER The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia is combining its correctional facility internal investigation units to better oversee misconduct complaints and contraband smuggling within its three branches, state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Secretary Jeff Sandy announced Tuesday. William K. Marshall III has been appointed to lead the new Correctional Investigations […]

House bill includes $668 million for research and development
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House bill includes $668 million for research and development

By CARTER WALKER Times West Virginian MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., toured the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown on Tuesday, following his success last week in securing House funding for the facility. Jenkins recently authored a provision in the fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill that would protect government funding for the […]

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Funeral board members quit, say Gatens-Harding penalty ‘slap on the hand’

By CARLEE LAMMERS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three members of the board that oversees West Virginia’s funeral directors abruptly resigned this month, citing the board’s decision to only temporarily suspend the license of a Putnam County funeral home owner who cashed in more than 100 prearranged funeral plans for people who hadn’t died. On […]

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West Virginia’s state ESSA plan available for public comment

By PAM KENDALL The Exponent Telegram CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A draft of the West Virginia Department of Education’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan is now available online for review and public comment. Public comment on the plan is open until Aug. 30. The W.Va. Department of Education will submit its final plan to the U.S. […]

Healthy living: Avoiding obesity combats many health problems
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Healthy living: Avoiding obesity combats many health problems

By EVAN BEVINS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A healthy lifestyle is the key to heading off a number of potential health problems. According to Dr. Frank Schwartz, director and endocrinologist at the Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Diseases at Camden Clark Medical Center, obesity is a major contributor to all chronic […]

WV Treasurer’s SMART529 plan lauded by college savings website
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WV Treasurer’s SMART529 plan lauded by college savings website

CHARLESTON, W.VA. – SMART529 WV Direct, a college savings plan offered by State Treasurer John Perdue’s office, has attained a “five-cap” ranking from savingforcollege.com, a leading college savings website. The five-cap designation is the site’s highest rating. The plan also rated fourth in the country for performance in three different year spans. Savingforcollege.com released its list of the top-rated 529 plans based on […]

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10 things to know: Wednesday, Aug. 2

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. LAWSUIT: FOX NEWS COORDINATED WITH WHITE HOUSE ON FALSE STORY The investigator looking into the killing of DNC staffer Seth […]