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Chester native gets first Tony Award nom
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Chester native gets first Tony Award nom

By STEVE RAPPACH The Weirton Daily Times WEIRTON, W.Va. — Greg Anthony Rassen has accomplished quite a bit in his music career. He has worked with some of the top orchestras in the country and has lent his talents to singers, television shows and Broadway musicals throughout nearly two decades in the business. This weekend, though, […]

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10 things to know: Monday, June 12, 2017

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, June 12, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SESSIONS POISED TO […]

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Attorney General Morrisey alerts consumers to misleading tobacco settlement promotion

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey alerted individuals to an online promotion that misleads consumers to believe they can receive tobacco settlement money. The online promotion claims individuals can sign up for the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. Despite the promotion’s assertion, there is no mechanism for payments to consumers. Payments are made […]

Take time today to share ‘What makes West Virginia #AlmostHeaven’ to you
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Take time today to share ‘What makes West Virginia #AlmostHeaven’ to you

Editor’s Note: Chelsea Ruby, West Virginia’s Tourism Commissioner, recently shared a column asking West Virginians to post on social media “What makes West Virginia #AlmostHeaven to me!”   WVPA News Today is re-posting that column again today.  By Chelsea Ruby West Virginia Tourism Commissioner West Virginians — and everyone who loves West Virginia — I have a small […]

WVU’s Dr. Gee shares vision of change for West Virginia
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WVU’s Dr. Gee shares vision of change for West Virginia

By Wendy Holdren Register-Herald Reporter BECKLEY, W.Va. — Community colleges train people to do jobs. Universities, however, generate the ideas that create the opportunities for those jobs. That’s the philosophy of West Virginia University President Dr. Gordon Gee, and that’s precisely his goal in moving the state of West Virginia forward. “This university is in […]

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Editorial: More states are considering online gambling

From The Herald Dispatch of Huntington: West Virginia got into the gambling business 30 years ago, and for much of that time, the Mountain State stayed ahead of the game. It began in 1986 with instant lottery tickets and a prize of $5,000, and the state netted about $20 million that first year. Those revenues […]

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Huntington’s Rails and Ales Festival looking for volunteers

From the The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  – In an effort to attract volunteers to help run the fifth annual Rails and Ales Festival on Aug. 12, organizers are offering donations to nonprofit organizations in exchange for people’s time. For each team of six members that completes a six-hour shift, festival organizers will donate […]

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1 winning Powerball ticket sold in California worth $447M

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million and matching all six numbers was sold in southern California and will claim the 10th largest lottery prize in U.S. history, lottery officials said Sunday. The winning ticket was sold at Marietta Liquor & Deli in southern California’s Riverside County, about 80 […]

Art, music and more planned at Wheeling Culture Fest, June 16-17
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Art, music and more planned at Wheeling Culture Fest, June 16-17

By BETSY BETHEL Life Editor Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Wheeling Heritage Port will be abuzz with arts and cultural offerings Friday and Saturday for the 2017 Arts and Culture Fest. Events include but are not limited to hands-on art projects and free classes, games from around the world, diverse musical acts, culinary demonstrations, random […]

Auditor: W.Va. budget debacle could affect July payroll
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Auditor: W.Va. budget debacle could affect July payroll

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer of Wheeling WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia Auditor J.B. McCuskey says if lawmakers pass a budget by the end of this week, his office should have no problem paying state workers and meeting other financial obligations come next month. But issues could arise, he said, if the budget debate in […]