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Marshall student remembered 10 years after unsolved death
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Marshall student remembered 10 years after unsolved death

By COURTNEY HESSLER The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Leah Hickman, a 21-year-old Marshall University student who was strangled to death, was last seen alive 10 years ago Thursday, Dec. 14, and her killer has still not been identified. The investigation was thrust into the national spotlight when it was initially treated as a missing person case, […]

UN expert hears about WV’s response to poverty
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UN expert hears about WV’s response to poverty

By LORI KERSEY Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After meeting with representatives from civic and advocacy groups Wednesday, a United Nations expert said he believes the way the government in West Virginia has addressed poverty may be making it worse. Professor Philip Alston, the UN’s special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, met with […]

West Virginia’s Sen. Manchin asks FDA, DEA to consider rescheduling gabapentin
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West Virginia’s Sen. Manchin asks FDA, DEA to consider rescheduling gabapentin

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKELY, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is calling on the Food and Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Administration to consider rescheduling a type of medication connected to overdose deaths in West Virginia. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Acting DEA Administrator Robert Patterson, Manchin […]

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Shale Energy Alliance touts ways to build the oil and gas industry in West Virginia

By JEFFREY SAULTON The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.V.a  — Area oil and gas company representatives gathered Wednesday at the Blennerhassett Hotel to learn how the Shale Energy Alliance can make a difference and make the industry grow. Dave Caliguiri, with the Shale Energy Alliance, said the alliance is dedicated to the development of […]

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Blue Ridge Community and Technical College discusses training facilities in West Virginia with plastic manufacturers

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is talking with two plastics manufacturers about providing them plastics technology worker training facilities at the college next year, said officials at the college’s Board of Governors meeting Wednesday. College officials met with two companies — Logoplaste and Technimark — that […]

AARP members prepare blizzard boxes for Eastern Panhandle seniors
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AARP members prepare blizzard boxes for Eastern Panhandle seniors

By ADRANISA STEPHENS The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — Members of the Martinsburg chapter of the AARP will be delivering Christmas to area seniors early this year. Members hand-prepared “blizzard boxes” Wednesday at the Berkeley Services Senior Center. According to Gloria Young, president of the Martinsburg/Berkeley County AARP Chapter, in West Virginia, many seniors rely on […]

NIH funds WVU research to make diabetes and hypertension management a community activity
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NIH funds WVU research to make diabetes and hypertension management a community activity

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Managing diabetes and high blood pressure can feel like a solitary enterprise dependent on relationships with objects (like pills or foods) and activities (like brisk walks or early bedtimes) instead of relationships with people, but a group of West Virginia Universityresearchers is hoping to change that. The National Institutes of […]

Pierpont Community & Technical College culinary team to represent West Virginia in New York cook-off
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Pierpont Community & Technical College culinary team to represent West Virginia in New York cook-off

By EDDIE TRIZZINO Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  – After months of practice and preparation, Kayleb Band found himself in a race against the clock to complete a four-course meal. Band and the rest of the team members of Pierpont Community & Technical College’s culinary competition team managed to beat the clock and win in […]

Work by Mid-Ohio Valley photographers showcased in West Virginia calendar
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Work by Mid-Ohio Valley photographers showcased in West Virginia calendar

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A picture by a St. Marys woman whose hobby is photography was chosen for the cover of a calendar being published by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Transportation. Ronda Knight’s photo of goldenrod growing next to a barn […]

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Weirton looks to establish land bank

By CRAIG HOWELL The Weirton Daily Times WEIRTON, W.Va.  — The City of Weirton may soon begin the process of establishing its own land bank. The issue was raised by Ward 4 Councilman George Ash during Monday’s Weirton Council meeting. “I’m not sure how it works,” Ash said, suggesting the city begin to look into […]