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Nearly 30 Buckeye Local High School students injured in accident in Ohio County
By April 21, 2017 Read More →

Nearly 30 Buckeye Local High School students injured in accident in Ohio County

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY and IAN HICKS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WEST LIBERTY, W.Va.  — At least 26 Buckeye Local High School students and one adult were treated at local hospitals Thursday after their school bus left the road and crashed into a tree along W.Va. 88 about a mile south of West Liberty. Although several […]

Alderson prison camp celebrates 90 years
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Alderson prison camp celebrates 90 years

By JESSICA FARRISH The Herald-Dispatch ALDERSON, W.Va. — West Virginia Congressman Evan Jenkins spoke to a crowd of around 500 who gathered Thursday morning at the Federal Prison Camp (FPC) in Alderson to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the women’s prison, which famously housed mogul Martha Stewart in 2004. Opened April 30, 1927, the prison […]

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Power plant questions, concerns aired at public hearing in Colliers

By WARREN SCOTT The Weirton Daily Times COLLIERS, W.Va.  — The pews of Cross Creek United Presbyterian Church were filled Thursday evening by people with questions about plans to build a natural gas-fired power plant not far away. John Black, project engineer for Energy Solutions Consortium Brooke County Power I — the company planning to […]

U.S. Rep. David McKinley meets with call center workers in Ohio County
By April 21, 2017 Read More →

U.S. Rep. David McKinley meets with call center workers in Ohio County

By ALAN OLSEN The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register TRIADELPHIA, W.Va. — Local union workers at the AT&T call center at The Highlands met with U.S. Rep. David McKinley Thursday morning, as he discussed legislation to preserve American call center jobs. McKinley, R-W.Va., met with about 10 representatives from the Communication Workers of America Local 2006, […]

Media Alert: Great photo/story opportunities at WVDNR Earth Day trout events Saturday
By April 21, 2017 Read More →

Media Alert: Great photo/story opportunities at WVDNR Earth Day trout events Saturday

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will stock rainbow and golden trout at five state park lakes this Saturday, April 22, as part of an Earth Day event to encourage anglers and their families to visit and fish at state parks. Media representaitves are invited to attend stocking events at any […]

By April 21, 2017 Read More →

Capito delivers optimistic message to Huntington chambe

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Economic development and getting people back to work were the main topics of U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s keynote address at the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 126th annual dinner Thursday night at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. “We are working on broadband deployment, retraining our miners, getting […]

WVU Press publishes Ken Hechler biography
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WVU Press publishes Ken Hechler biography

By JAMES CASTO The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia University Press has published “The Rebel in the Red Jeep: Ken Hechler’s Life in West Virginia Politics,” a biography written by Carter Taylor Seaton. The book follows the personal and professional experiences of Hechler, the West Virginia politician and activist who died in 2016 […]

WVU’s second Academic Media Day is set for Monday
By April 21, 2017 Read More →

WVU’s second Academic Media Day is set for Monday

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s second Academic Media Day is set for Monday, April 24, where reporters and editors can hear from six of the University’s top researchers about their work and the everyday impact it can have on people’s lives.;  The event will be held in the Rhododendron Room of the Mountainlair Student Union, beginning at 10 […]

By April 21, 2017 Read More →

Mon Power spending $72 million to trim trees

By SARAH GOODRICH Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — Mon Power’s $72 million vegetation-management program is underway and consists of tree trimming along 4,500 miles of lines to help enhance reliability. Since the beginning of the year, tree contractors have trimmed more than 1,100 miles of distribution and transmission line in the Mon Power area. […]

Professionals respond to marijuana legislation
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Professionals respond to marijuana legislation

By DANYEL VANREENEN The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — After Gov. Jim Justice signed HB 386 into effect Wednesday, law enforcement and professionals in the Eastern Panhandle are preparing to implement and establish a new system for legalized medical marijuana in West Virginia. Although the system for medical marijuana won’t be in place until 2018, Jefferson […]