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Ramaco Carbon appoints research director to direct new facilities in Wyoming, West Virginia
By January 23, 2020 Read More →

Ramaco Carbon appoints research director to direct new facilities in Wyoming, West Virginia

Release from Ramaco Carbon: SHERIDAN, WY — Ramaco Carbon, a coal technology company headquartered in Sheridan, announced today it had hired Christopher Yurchick to serve as director of research. Yurchick will manage research operations in both Sheridan and Charleston, West Virginia. Coming to Ramaco with over a decade of experience working in joint academic/industrial ventures, and 15 […]

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. through service and action
By January 20, 2020 Read More →

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. through service and action

Release from WVU Today: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —  West Virginia University Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Meshea L. Poore encourages West Virginians to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a call to action to create and strengthen more inclusive communities. Poore is an attorney who has served as a member of the West Virginia House of […]

W.Va. Commerce Secretary sees need for regionalization of economic development efforts
By January 20, 2020 Read More →

W.Va. Commerce Secretary sees need for regionalization of economic development efforts

By Crystal Good West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Citing a need for more regionalization of West Virginia’s economic development efforts, Commerce Secretary Ed Gaunch said the 44 agencies operating across West Virginia can “get in each other’s way.” During an update to the House of Delegates Government Organization Committee on Jan. 16, Gaunch said […]

By January 20, 2020 Read More →

Highmark Foundation accepting applications for 2020-2021 School Grant, Awards Program

Release from The Highmark Foundation PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Highmark Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2020-2021 School Grant and Awards Program, which will make available a total of $450,000 for schools grades K-12 in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The goal of the program is to create healthier school environments that experience positive, sustainable, […]

Media advisory: Gat Caperton to discuss WV Ready Graduate at Jefferson County Regional Chamber of Commerce
By January 17, 2020 Read More →

Media advisory: Gat Caperton to discuss WV Ready Graduate at Jefferson County Regional Chamber of Commerce

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Education Alliance has issued the following media advisory: Members of the media are welcome to attend the Jefferson County Regional Chamber of Commerce meeting to hear local business leader Gat Caperton discuss WV Ready Graduate, an innovative program of The Education Alliance that highlights the knowledge, skills and traits students need […]

Cancer survivor pays it forward at Bob Huggins Fish Fry
By January 16, 2020 Read More →

Cancer survivor pays it forward at Bob Huggins Fish Fry

From WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — When Angie Blankenship woke up following double mastectomy surgery, she was relieved to hear that her breast cancer had not spread to her lymph nodes. But, she said, “in that moment of jubilation, I also knew that we had the fight of healing.”  That fight continues even as she approaches […]

WVU Reed College of Media launches fellowship to support local newspaper ownership
By January 14, 2020 Read More →

WVU Reed College of Media launches fellowship to support local newspaper ownership

Knight Foundation investment supporting plan MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Aspiring journalists looking for a pathway to newspaper ownership will get a leg up at West Virginia University thanks to the nation’s only fellowship program designed to maintain and strengthen local news ownership.  “Many current owners are aging and ready to retire but have no succession plans and don’t […]

WV Press Legislative Breakfast set for Thursday, Feb. 6, at Culture Center at Capitol Complex
By January 14, 2020 Read More →

WV Press Legislative Breakfast set for Thursday, Feb. 6, at Culture Center at Capitol Complex

Evening Media Social set for Feb. 5 at Embassy Suites in Charleston WV Press Association Release CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association’s annual Legislative Breakfast is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Culture Center at the Capitol Complex. The Legislative Breakfast provides a mid-session update on bills and action at the legislature. Again […]

By January 13, 2020 Read More →

10 things to know: Monday, Jan. 13, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. IRAN CRACKS DOWN ON PROTESTERS Videos verified by The Associated Press show police and security forces firing […]

WVU researchers to unveil economic action plan for Potomac Highlands counties
By January 13, 2020 Read More →

WVU researchers to unveil economic action plan for Potomac Highlands counties

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The five-county area comprising West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands could improve economically by embracing and promoting its regional identity, according to a new study by three West Virginia University centers. After a year and a half of research, the plan which recommends several strategic actions to promote economic prosperity in the region will be released Friday […]