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Justice meetings with MU officials stir drama

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Meetings between Gov. Jim Justice and Marshall University officials have cultivated a flurry of questions about the governor’s engagement with operations at the university. While none of the people involved in the meetings have been willing to talk about the specific content of their conversations, media outlets have […]

Stream Cleanup Day improves quality of water entering Monongahela River
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Stream Cleanup Day improves quality of water entering Monongahela River

By SARAH GOODRICH Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — In conjunction with Fairmont State University, the City of Fairmont Utilities Stormwater Program held its sixth annual Stream Cleanup Day at a hidden stream near Hickman Run Wednesday morning. The program coordinated with the West Virginia Make It Shine activities, which advocates to “keep America beautiful.” […]

Batman zooms into Elkins and surprises student
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Batman zooms into Elkins and surprises student

By BETH HENRY-VANCE The Inter-Mountain MILL CREEK, W.Va.  — When the entire student body gathered Wednesday afternoon in front of George Ward Elementary School, 7-year-old Grayson Gragg had no idea he would be meeting Batman for a surprise spin in the Batmobile and a trip to Dairy Queen. The first-grader later admitted he was expecting […]

Area talking tourism: Working together key to effort
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Area talking tourism: Working together key to effort

By WARREN SCOTT The Weirton Daily Register WELLSBURG, W.Va.  — When considering vacation destinations, people are looking for a variety of things to see and do and places to stay and eat, so it benefits tourism agencies, parks, museums and businesses to promote each other, said Will Miller, outdoor recreation specialist for the West Virginia […]

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State bill threatens Eastern Panhandle RESA

By DANYEL VANREENEN The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — Lawmakers in the state House and Senate have voted to eliminate funding and reassign the responsibility of RESA agencies to counties in West Virginia, which could affect a vast number of students, agencies and community members relying on its services. Although many people may not know the […]

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Turnpike tolls’ future uncertain

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Although a bill to eliminate the West Virginia Parkways Authority failed to pass, the agency still faces uncertainty beyond 2019, the Parkways general manager said. Before the start of the session, the Parkways Authority asked legislators to take up the issue of whether to continue the tolls […]

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10 things to know: Thursday, April 13

The Associated Press shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, April 13, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. HOW BETTER VETTING COULD BENEFIT WHITE HOUSE Trump boasts that he hires only the best people, but his personnel choices — like Michael Flynn, Paul […]

WVU Tech no ‘magic bullet’ for Beckley development
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WVU Tech no ‘magic bullet’ for Beckley development

By LISA SHREWSBERRY The State Journal BEKCLEY, W.Va. — Optimism can be a good thing, except when it is too much of a good thing. Since the announcement WVU Tech would relocate from Montgomery to Beckley, those hit hard by an economy hit even harder yearned for a quick, sustainable solution. Rumors of real estate booms, entrepreneurial […]

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Overdoses continue to be issue for EMS personnel

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — Martinsburg’s emergency medical services reported two drug overdose deaths during March, according to an overdose report released by the Martinsburg Fire Department Monday. The EMS responded to 16 overdose calls and provided 25 doses of Narcan in March, said Lt. David J. Weller of the Martinsburg Fire […]

Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack employees speak out on Ohio County smoking ban
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Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack employees speak out on Ohio County smoking ban

By LINDA COMINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Employees and patrons of Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and limited video lottery outlets are urging the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health to keep in place those facilities’ current exemption from the county’s clear air regulation. The board conducted a public hearing Tuesday as part of […]