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State Senate backtracks on medical marijuana bill

CHARLESTON — Members of the West Virginia Senate took a significant step backward Saturday on changes to the state’s medical marijuana bill, throwing up roadblocks to legalizing smoking cannabis for medical purposes and scaling back increases in the number of…

Published on 11 March 2018 | 6:00 am


State agencies must be prepared for the worst

Serving 21 years as an intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps taught me one thing; always be prepared for the worst. With the recent natural disasters that have hit our country, this philosophy is more relevant than ever.…

Published on 5 February 2018 | 5:00 am


Operation Welcome Home receives donation

MORGANTOWN — Dominion Energy donated $50,000 to Operation Welcome Home, a nonprofit organization based in Monongalia County dedicated to helping military veterans upon their return to civilian life.

Published on 18 December 2017 | 2:45 am


Schools for Deaf and the Blind to partner with Defense Department for building improvements

HUNTINGTON — The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind could get some help for building demolition and renovation projects from the Defense Department.

Published on 18 December 2017 | 1:00 am


Moundsville's new RV park gets first tenants

MOUNDSVILLE — It's taken longer than they'd hoped, but Moundsville's new RV park is up and running, with its first two tenants already in place.

Published on 17 December 2017 | 4:00 pm


WVU shared labs allow for research and savings

MORGANTOWN — WVU faculty and local business need only look to the Evansdale Campus for the right equipment for their respective research projects.

Published on 17 December 2017 | 4:00 pm


Cabell senator to reintroduce sexual assault legislation

HUNTINGTON — When the state Legislature reconvenes in January, state Sen. Mike Woelfel, D-Cabell, said he intends to re-introduce two bills intended to expand rights for victims of sexual assault.

Published on 12 December 2017 | 10:00 pm


Jefferson, Berkeley counties sue drug manufacturers, distributors

MARTINSBURG — Jefferson and Berkeley counties are suing drug companies and wholesale drug distributors, blaming them for the opioid epidemic gripping their Eastern Panhandle communities.

Published on 11 December 2017 | 5:00 pm


Justice touts economic growth in latest political victory

CHARLESTON — The hits just keep on coming for West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, who is claiming a top-ranked spot in a national economic study as his latest gubernatorial victory.

Published on 11 December 2017 | 5:00 pm


Student teaching experience in W.Va. about to get longer

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University students who want to become teachers will spend more time in the classroom before they earn their degrees.

Published on 11 December 2017 | 5:00 pm


Healthy health care system said key to West Virginia's economic fortunes

BECKLEY — The way Debrin Jenkins sees it, West Virginia is in the eye of what she describes as a health care tsunami.

Published on 11 December 2017 | 5:00 pm


AEP, BridgeValley CTC partner to recruit STEM students

SOUTH CHARLESTON — Students at two high schools in Kanawha County will have the opportunity to learn more about STEM careers while earning credit at BridgeValley Community and Technical College thanks to a new program announced Monday.

Published on 11 December 2017 | 5:00 pm


PEIA approves increases as employee representatives ask for other solutions

CHARLESTON — Months of debate over state employee insurance costs ended Thursday as the Public Employees Insurance Agency unanimously and without debate approved a plan to increase rates.

Published on 11 December 2017 | 5:00 pm


Gasoline school buses back in service, Harrison County first on list

CHARLESTON — At the beginning of next school year, some West Virginia schoolchildren will ride something that has not been used in the state in decades.

Published on 11 December 2017 | 5:00 pm


It's the most wonderful time of the year ... for outstanding wine recommendations

It’s that time of year again! You know what I’m talking about: Rudolph with his nose so bright; folks dressed up like Eskimos; and Jack Frost nipping (hopefully a sip or two of vino). Yes siree, I’m ready and raring…

Published on 11 December 2017 | 5:00 am


'Full-court press' mounts to attack state's broadband issues

As a small, rural state, West Virginia faces challenges to economic growth and stability, but probably none more daunting that the lack of broadband internet service.

Published on 11 December 2017 | 5:00 am


Chamber Notes

Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce

Published on 11 December 2017 | 5:00 am


Multi-state development efforts equate to a brighter future

West Virginia and its cities are not islands unto themselves. As they move in to the 21st century, they will find that many of their opportunities relate to crossing what have been historically inviolate territorial boundaries. This is true locally,…

Published on 11 December 2017 | 5:00 am


People

BANKING

Published on 11 December 2017 | 5:00 am


State's fledgling broadband expansion beginning to take flight

BUCKHANNON — A year ago, according to West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council Chairman Robert Hinton, the Mountain State had no state funding, little federal funding and no comprehensive plan to bring high-speed internet service to tens of thousands of state…

Published on 11 December 2017 | 5:00 am


Across the State

NORTH WHEELING

Published on 11 December 2017 | 5:00 am


How to fig yourself out of a rut

If you’re in a funk right now, you’re not alone.

Published on 11 December 2017 | 5:00 am


Life for adults with disabilities and families difficult but not all 'doom and gloom'

Imagine living at home with your aging parents. Imagine sleeping in the same bedroom that you shared with your sibling when you were four years old. Imagine not having your own space, bathroom, food, refrigerator or transportation. Imagine relying on…

Published on 11 December 2017 | 5:00 am


Monongalia County from 10,000 feet: Does the bustle in your hustle mean business?

The holiday season kicked off last week throughout America and most of the world. Whether one is celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yuletide or other holiday, the love of family and community is rededicated through feast, festivities and giving. To many,…

Published on 11 December 2017 | 5:00 am


Connecting West Virginia: What we’ve done, where we’re going

Now more than ever, broadband is a powerful tool that is necessary for West Virginia students and businesses to be able to compete in a global digital economy.

Published on 11 December 2017 | 5:00 am


Fairmont one of four primary sites for massive NOAA, DOC cybersecurity operations center

FAIRMONT — The I-79 Technology Park is listed as one of four sites for a major National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Department of Commerce (DOC) cybersecurity initiative, according to a NOAA draft Request for Proposal (RFP)

Published on 11 December 2017 | 2:00 am


Scores attend 110th anniversary of Monongah mine disaster

MONONGAH — More than 100 years after an explosion rocked the No. 6 and No. 8 mines in Monongah, family members, locals and even visitors from abroad gathered Wednesday to honor the hundreds who died in the disaster.

Published on 11 December 2017 | 12:00 am


'Nothing more warming than a young child's smile'

CHARLESTON — As it rained, Benjamin Lacau, Robert Freeman and William Turman, all members of Cabell Midland High School’s jazz band, stood in a huddle on a landing at the state Capitol in Charleston Tuesday awaiting the Joyful Night celebration…

Published on 10 December 2017 | 10:00 pm


Local ISPs aim to meet customers' needs, draw in business

MORGANTOWN — Scattered throughout West Virginia are a number of smaller internet service providers (ISPs) that have risen to the challenge of serving residents and, in some cases, bringing in new businesses.

Published on 10 December 2017 | 10:00 pm


Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce holds legislative breakfast

MORGANTOWN — Workforce education and pay, along with taxes and the opioid crisis, were among topics brought up during the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast with state legislators on Dec. 6.

Published on 10 December 2017 | 9:00 pm


New Women’s rehab center to open in Northern Panhandle

BEECH BOTTOM — HealthWays Inc. is opening a new womens’ residential treatment facility in Beech Bottom.

Published on 10 December 2017 | 9:00 pm


Marshall County commissioner, Trump assistant discuss I-68 expansion effort

MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County Commissioner Bob Miller took the case for extending I-68 to the White House Friday.

Published on 10 December 2017 | 8:00 pm


WVU, state auditor unveil Small Gov Monitoring Project

MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia Auditor’s Office and West Virginia University College of Business and Economics have formed a new partnership with the goal of helping local governments operate more efficiently.

Published on 10 December 2017 | 7:00 pm


Marketing Matters - Use Video to produce more engagement and better results in your marketing

If it’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words, then what is a video worth?

Published on 10 December 2017 | 6:00 pm


State school board not rushing to replace Schools for the Deaf and The Blind superintendent

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Board of Education has not begun a search for a new superintendent for the Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and it has not set a timetable for doing so.

Published on 10 December 2017 | 5:00 am


Large W.Va. health care providers helping drive economy forward despite challenges

CHARLESTON — A third of West Virginia’s population is on Medicaid — a fact not lost on Dan Lauffer, president and CEO of Thomas Health Systems in Charleston.

Published on 10 December 2017 | 1:00 am


Two Marion robotics teams reach state championships

MONONGAH – It was a big weekend for Marion County robotics, as two First LEGO League teams from Monongah competed in this year’s state championship at Fairmont State University.

Published on 9 December 2017 | 11:00 pm


Federal No. 2 mine in Marion County idles most workers

BLACKSVILLE — A mine in Marion County has idled almost all its workers.

Published on 9 December 2017 | 10:00 pm


EQT scholarship recipients told not to be afraid to fail

CHARLESTON — Dan Carder had some unusual advice for about 50 high school students who turned out for the EQT Students of Excellence scholarship awards in Charleston on Dec. 2.

Published on 9 December 2017 | 6:00 pm


Legislature approves up to $1.6 billion road bond sale

CHARLESTON — Members of the West Virginia Legislature have given state officials permission to sell up to $1.6 billion in road bonds to pay for Gov. Jim Justice’s highway construction program.

Published on 9 December 2017 | 4:00 pm


Morgantown's new track and aquatic center going up

MORGANTOWN — Work continues on the Mountaineer Center Wellness Facility in Mylan Park, which will bring a new track, outdoor walking trail and aquatic center to Monongalia County.

Published on 9 December 2017 | 4:00 pm


Parkways Authority begins process of selling road bonds

BECKLEY — The West Virginia Parkways Authority has begun the process of doing its part in bringing Gov. Jim Justice’s “Roads to Prosperity” bond program to fruition.

Published on 9 December 2017 | 3:00 pm


Brownfield funding helping reshape West Virginia communities

WEIRTON — With three signed letters of intent already in his back pocket, Pat Ford said the old Follansbee Steel site in Brooke County could soon be off his “available properties” list.

Published on 9 December 2017 | 3:00 pm


W.Va. nursing shortage said to be 'worst ever'

CHARLESTON — Across the nation, there’s a critical shortage of nurses and a number of West Virginia hospitals desperately need new nurses.

Published on 9 December 2017 | 3:00 pm


Honor Flights help Preston veterans visit Washington memorials

KINGWOOD — Since its founding in 2005, the Honor Flight Network has flown nearly 160,000 U.S. armed forces veterans from their homes across America to visit the Washington, D.C., war memorials that honor their respective sacrifices.

Published on 9 December 2017 | 2:00 am


Women's Giving Circle donates to nonprofits

MORGANTOWN — The Women’s Giving Circle of North Central West Virginia recently awarded grants totaling $14,000 to six nonprofit organizations that help women and girls.

Published on 8 December 2017 | 10:45 pm


Officials drop by for Hour of Code at Mylan Park Elementary

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University and state officials visited Mylan Park Elementary School Friday morning to observe the school’s Hour of Code activities.

Published on 8 December 2017 | 10:00 pm


Turnpike authority urged to update wage structure

BECKLEY — The West Virginia Parkways Authority has a high turnover rate in its workforce, and its pay structure provides no incentive for employees to stay, a Marshall University researcher says.

Published on 8 December 2017 | 10:00 pm


Parkways Authority begins process of selling road bonds

BECKLEY — The West Virginia Parkways Authority has begun the process of doing its part in bringing Gov. Jim Justice’s “Roads to Prosperity” bond program to fruition.

Published on 7 December 2017 | 10:45 pm


Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce holds legislative breakfast

MORGANTOWN — Workforce education and pay, along with taxes and the opioid crisis, were among the topics brought up during the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast with state legislators Wednesday morning.

Published on 6 December 2017 | 11:00 pm








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