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Flash flooding hits Wetzel County, Hundred VFD devastated

Hundred, Pine Grove Areas Suffer From The Wetzel Chronicle HUNDRED, W.Va. — It has been confirmed that Hundred Volunteer Fire Department has suffered devastating losses due to flash flooding, including four trucks and equipment. Governor Jim Justice has declared a state of emergency for several area counties, including Wetzel. Donations toward flood relief can be […]

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Authorities recover body from Ohio River as flash flooding hits Ohio Valley again

By IAN HICKS AND J.W. JOHNSON JR. WHEELING, W.Va. – Amid the chaos of what Ohio County Emergency Management Director Lou Vargo called the worst flooding he’s seen since the devastation caused by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, crews recovered a body from the Ohio River early this morning which they believe is that of a […]

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The Exponent Telegram: video of flooding in Farmington/Mannington

CLARKSBURG: Heavy rains Friday and overnight forced Buffalo Creek out of its banks and into the roadways and homes throughout the Mannington, Farmington and Rachel areas. Here’s a look at the situation from The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: video Photos  

Gov. Justice declares State of Emergency for six counties due to flooding
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Gov. Justice declares State of Emergency for six counties due to flooding

WVDOH outlines problems, areas CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice has declared a State of Emergency for portions of the Northern Panhandle and North Central West Virginia due to heavy rainfall that has caused significant flooding in those areas. Counties included in the Declaration at this time are Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Marion, Monongalia and Harrison. […]

Time running out to register for WVPA Convention 2017
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Time running out to register for WVPA Convention 2017

Have you reserved your room at Canaan Valley? CANAAN VALLEY, W.Va. — Registration for the West Virginia Press Association’s 2017 Convention, Aug. 4-5 is open but down to the final days. “West Virginia: Adapting to Marketplace Changes” is the convention theme. One of this year’s sessions centers on advertising opportunities and focuses on that theme. Legal […]

Weston’s Earle, Parkersburg’s Owen elected to WVPA Hall of Fame
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Weston’s Earle, Parkersburg’s Owen elected to WVPA Hall of Fame

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Decades of outstanding service as editor at their West Virginia newspapers has earned two journalists inclusion in the West Virginia Press Association Hall of Fame, class of 2017. Robert Stanley Earle, 1918-2008, served as publisher and editor of The Weston Democrat for more than 40 years, after first starting as a reporter  in 1946. Born on Nov.13, […]

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U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin: Dems ready to step in on health care

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — The current debacle in Washington surrounding health care reform is what results when congressional leadership circumvents the typical committee process for crafting legislation, according to Sen. Joe Manchin. And he says Democrats and moderate Republicans are ready to step in and offer their own […]

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West Virginia’s correctional officers getting pay raise

By LINDA HARRIS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The State Personnel Board has approved a $1 an hour pay raise for West Virginia’s 2,600-plus correctional officers. The increase, which takes effect Sept. 2, will boost pay for correctional officers by $2,080 a year, with a starting Correctional Officer 1 earning $24,664 — an increase […]

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Ohio Valley unemployment rates down from last year

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Even as jobless rates are lower in all 10 Upper Ohio Valley counties compared to this time last year, Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott said officials need to keep their “feet on the gas” to attract more and better career opportunities for residents. Elliott and […]

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Investment banker hired to lead WV water agency following ethics probe

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A long-time investment banker has been appointed to head the West Virginia Water Development Authority, a state agency marked over the past year by employee disputes, investigations and ethics violations. Marie Prezioso, who was serving as a water authority board member, stepped down from that post Thursday, […]