Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:31:47 GMT
West Virginia's most populous county will be much closer to the nation's capital than the state capital in a few decades, if current U.S. Census trends continue.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:32:50 GMT
Kyle Lovern/WDN Photo An agreement has been reached for the sale of Williamson Memorial Hospital and its associated assets to Collaborative Healthcare Solutions, LLC. The transaction is expected to be complete in the second quarter this year, subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions, including certificate of need review by ... (more)
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:14:04 GMT
The West Virginia Legislature is quickly approaching the end of the 60 Day Session.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:41:07 GMT
A group concerned with Republican dismantling of the Affordable Care Act rallied Thursday morning at a Parkersburg field office for Congressman David McKinley. About 18 West Virginia residents associated with Wood County Indivisible held signs and spoke with Robert Villers, a Parkersburg field representative for the Republican congressman.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:13:46 GMT
The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday advanced Senate Bill 437, which would discontinue the West Virginia Racing Commission's special account known as the West Virginia Greyhound Breeding Development Fund. Members voted by voice vote, and there were both The committee had delayed a decision on the measure Tuesday as members sought answers to what effect the bill might have on breeders pensions plans established by the tracks.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:13:59 GMT
Convoys of trucks with oversized loads are once again a common site in West Virginia. Daytime trips through the state's interstate highways reveal truck after truck carrying loads of industrial equipment covered in orange hazard flags and signs to alert motorists.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:13:53 GMT
The West Virginia Women's Commission is hosting the 2017 Women's and Girls' Day at the Legislature on March 27, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Culture Center and State Capitol in Charleston. Attendees will tour the Capitol, attend either the house or senate sessions where the reading of resolutions will take place, and lastly be given the opportunity to discuss concerns with their legislators.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:42:53 GMT
BREAKING NEWS: 'Explosion' reported in Westminster after police are called to suspicious package just yards from scene of terror attack Mother's boyfriend gets trial date for the horrific rape and murder of a 10-month-old girl whose namesake 'Emmaleigh's law' mandating stiffer penalty for child abuse passed in West Virginia on the same day Benjamin Taylor, 32, charged with murder and sexual assault in the October 2016 death of Emmaleigh Elizabeth Barringer in West Virginia Legislation inspired by the deceased infant would increase sentence for those convicted of child abuse cases causing death from 10-40 years to 20-80 years A judge on Wednesday set an August trial date for a West Virginia man accused of brutally raping and murdering his girlfriend's 10-month-old daughter.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:33:28 GMT
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources today announced applications for the Emergency Low Income Energy Assistance Program will be accepted beginning Monday, March 27, 2017, until funds are exhausted. The federally funded program assists eligible state residents who have a termination notice in paying their home heating bills.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:51:30 GMT
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a major step in destroying unwanted and expired prescription drugs in the Mountain State. The Attorney General's Office has partnered with Ben Franklin and Carver Career Centers, where students are preparing drug incinerators for several police agencies across the state.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:19:14 GMT
Ford said Williamstown was the first city in West Virginia to receive the honor. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, the number state cities closest to Williamstown in the number of years is Morgantown with 19 years and 18 years for Parkersburg.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:50:08 GMT
The West Virginia Board of Education said Wednesday it has three finalists for West Virginia superintendent of schools, including the current superintendent of Jackson County Schools. Hess, who has served as superintendent of schools in Jackson County since July 2006, was named 2013 West Virginia Superintendent of the Year by the West Virginia Association of School Administrators .
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:19:40 GMT
Money-saving bills that greyhound racing officials say would doom the industry in West Virginia have advanced to both floors of the state Legislature. Separate bills that passed the House and Senate finance committees on Wednesday would end the West Virginia Racing Commission's Greyhound Breeding Development Fund.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:34:47 GMT
The new executive director of the Greater Kanawha Long-Term Recovery Committee will be recognized for her volunteer efforts during the aftermath of the June flood. The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Wednesday Susan Jack will receive the 2017 Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery by a Volunteer.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:16:44 GMT
Growing up, I realized I wasn't okay with doing nothing after high school, and "after high school" was peering at me before I knew it. As a first-generation college student, I didn't have a whole lot of influences stressing the importance of a postsecondary education.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:30:21 GMT
Actions taken by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice on Tuesday in regard to lighting the emergency lantern on the top of the Capitol dome for the duration of the budget crisis has rubbed the Republican leadership the wrong way.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:30:20 GMT
Tuesday, Governor Jim Justice informed West Virginia families that the Republican-led legislature doesn't want to come clean about the specific budget cuts they are planning.