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Capito announces broadband funding

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:57:21 GMT

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has announced $3 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide broadband access in Barbour, Randolph and Upshur counties.




Mooney praises House committee work on flood insurance

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:45:32 GMT

A U.S. House of Representatives committee has passed seven bills in the past week related to improving the National Flood Insurance Program. The program provides flood insurance to property owners and encourages the development of community floodplain management regulations.




Ripley High student wins full scholarship to Wesleyan

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:47:11 GMT

The competition for a full four-year scholarship to West Virginia Wesleyan came to an end Wednesday with a Ripley High School student following in his parents' footsteps. The scholarship, which is valued at $125,000, was awarded to Chris Neil, of Kenna, who will be a senior this fall at Ripley.




Pa. becomes 25th state to partner on U.S. Bicycle Route 50

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:29:13 GMT

U.S. Bicycle Route 50 is a 163-mile route that mostly follows off-road trails, including the popular Great Allegheny Passage, Montour Trail, and the Panhandle Trail and connects Maryland to West Virginia through a variety of natural and agricultural landscapes, historical sites, thriving small towns, and recreational hot spots. U.S. Bicycle Route 50 is a 163-mile route that mostly follows off-road trails, including the popular Great Allegheny Passage, Montour Trail, and the Panhandle Trail and connects Maryland to West Virginia through a variety of natural and agricultural landscapes, historical sites, thriving small towns, and recreational hot spots.




West Virginia travelblog: Getting lost in Morgantown

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:04:33 GMT

Tony Caridi poses with Brad Howe and Greg Hunter in the studios at Pikewood Creative in Morgantown, W.Va. Morgantown is a great town.




West Virginia governor won't sign budget amid tax impasse

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:04:32 GMT

Democratic Gov. Jim Justice is allowing the budget passed by the Republican-controlled West Virginia Legislature to take effect, but he won't sign it. He says the cuts go too deep.




Medicaid rollback collides with opioid epidemic

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:42:07 GMT

The Republican campaign to roll back Barack Obama's health care law is colliding with America's opioid epidemic. Medicaid cutbacks would hit hard in states deeply affected by the addiction crisis and struggling to turn the corner, according to state data and concerned lawmakers in both parties.




BDC's Ford heads back to Japan for trade

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:14:00 GMT

The executive director of the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle will be leaving Thursday morning as part of a West Virginia delegation that has a goal of further cementing the Mountain State's relationship with the Japanese people and encouraging further business development.




Worth the Fight

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:16:53 GMT

As we marked our state's birthday Tuesday, some West Virginians may be wondering whether there was much to celebrate.




West Virginia turns 154

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:18:22 GMT

Members of Buck and Company perform at the Williamstown Visitors Center during a West Virginia Day celebration Tuesday. Noah Vanlaningham was part of a group of 4-year-olds from the Parkersburg Day Nursery who painted rocks Tuesday at Artsbridge.




Ferns wants changes to budget process

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:18:21 GMT

After two straight years of tough, down-to-the-wire budget talks in the West Virginia Legislature, Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns says it's time to change the process.




Northern Panhandle Residents Celebrate West Virginia's Birthday

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:18:20 GMT

Photo by Scott McCloskey Taylin Holt, 9, of Wheeling, foreground, and her brother, Blaise Holt, 7, wear top hats while enjoying West Virginia Day activities Tuesday at West Virginia Independence Hall in downtown Wheeling. A small, but enthusiastic, audience gathered at West Virginia Independence Hall Tuesday to celebrate the Mountain State's 154th birthday.




Semester of a Star Studentsa

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:17:42 GMT

April Students of the Month for PPPS are pictured with Principal, Vickie Workman; Bri Lewis; Trenton Thaxton; Olivia Sargent; Calli Kerwood; Alex Arbogast, Jacklin Johnson; Xander Gilbert; Braydon Bonecutter; Jason Li; Mckynlee Gilley Pictured with Principal Vickie Workman, the February students of the month for PPPS from left: Isaac Stephens; Owen Frazier; Mac Grimm; Isabella Gillispie; Braydon Blain; Lukas Woodall; Braxton Harmon, Trinity Price; Ryleigh Cundiff; Chance Woodall.




West Virginia Supreme Court: Bad Faith Claims Are Premature when the Insurer Is Providing a Defense

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:41:15 GMT

The West Virginia Supreme Court recently granted an insurer the extraordinary legal remedy of a writ of prohibition, awarding it an immediate dismissal of the insureds' bad faith claims. State ex rel.




Red Cross marks West Virginia Day by helping 2016 flood victims

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:33:45 GMT

CLENDENIN, W.Va. - The American Red Cross celebrated West Virginia Day on Tuesday like they do many other days of the year, helping people who need it.




State of West Virginia v. Chaz Simmons

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:01:32 GMT

Jason D. Parmer, Esq., Appellate Advocacy Division, Public Defender Services, Charleston, West Virginia, Counsel for the Petitioner Patrick Morrisey, Esq., Attorney General, Benjamin F. Yancey, III, Esq., Assistant Attorney General, Charleston, West Virginia, Counsel for the Respondent Chaz A. Simmons appeals the July 21, 2015, Amended Order of the Circuit Court of Roane County, West Virginia, entering a guilty verdict on a two count Indictment for driving under the influence of alcohol . The circuit court sentenced him to two to ten years for the felony Count I, DUI Resulting in Death, and one year for the misdemeanor Count II, DUI Resulting in Injury.




West Virginia Day activities planned statewide

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:15:05 GMT

The state Division of Culture and History will commemorate West Virginia Day with several festivities planned across the state on Tuesday. Activities will take place at the state Culture Center in Charleston, Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville, Museum in the Park at Chief Logan State Park in Logan and West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling.