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Ogden Newspapers’ Mike Myer, Spencer Newspapers Mary Helen Hedges voted into the WV Press Association Hall of Fame

William Harper, Don Marsh, Joe Mills and Samuel Craig Shaw entering Hall of Fame in ‘Veterans Class’ WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia newspapers have voted J Michael ‘Mike’ Myer of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register in Wheeling and Mary Helen Hedges of Roane County Reporter and Spencer[Read More…]

Wetzel County Board of Education scraps consolidation plan for Paden City and Magnolia high schools

Ed Parsons, For The Intelligencer NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. — The Wetzel County Board of Education, before a throng of Paden City High School supporters, voted unanimously Monday night against holding public hearings and a vote on the “reconfiguration” of the county’s schools. That vote led to loud cheers from Paden[Read More…]

WV Press Convention Follow-up: Pulse Research to begin follow-up calls and emails with data and information

Pulse to share new WV Data survey By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The WV Press Association is encouraging newspaper publishers, ad directors and advertising staffers to talk with Pulse Research Representative Sammy Papert in the coming weeks about his company’s research and opportunities to increase advertising[Read More…]

Political Advisory: Delegate Brandon Steele to seek Circuit Judge seat in West Virginia’s 10th Judicial Circuit

Steele: “I feel strongly that this is the next stage in my life”  By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association BECKLEY, W.Va. – Del. Brandon Steele, R-Raleigh, has announced his candidacy for circuit court judge in Raleigh County’s 10th Judicial Circuit. As a result, Steele will not be seeking re-election[Read More…]

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine White Coat Ceremony speaker to students: ‘Seize this opportunity’

WV Press Release Sharing LEWISBURG, W.Va. – One by one, first-year medical students participating in the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (WVSOM) Convocation and White Coat Ceremony crossed the stage to receive the coats that represent the beginning of their career in health care service, cheered on by an[Read More…]

WV Governor, state officials and residents celebrate grand opening of the historic Wellsburg Bridge

WV Press Release Sharing WELLSBURG, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice, West Virginia Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston, P.E., federal, state, and local officials took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the grand opening of the 1,875-foot Wellsburg Bridge connecting the communities of Wellsburg, W.Va., and Brilliant, Ohio. Hundreds of people[Read More…]

U.S. Sen. Manchin announces $11.9 million to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in West Virginia

WV Press Release Sharing WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has announced $11,977,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for four West Virginia projects. The funding will upgrade and improve water and wastewater infrastructure for communities across the state. “The Appalachian Regional[Read More…]

Gift to WVU School of Medicine establishes physical therapy scholarship for out-of-state students

WV Press Release Sharing MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Students drawn to the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s physical therapy program from other states will benefit from a new scholarship established by dedicated University supporters. James and Joan Williams Waggy, of Charleston, West Virginia, contributed $500,000 to create the Williams/Waggy Physical Therapy Scholarship, which goes to[Read More…]

Wild West Benefit aims to round up funds for West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine student scholarships

WV Press Release Sharing LEWISBURG, W.Va. – You can bet the ranch that the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (WVSOM) Wild West Benefit will be an evening to remember. The frontier-themed event, a fundraiser for student scholarships, will take place starting at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 4, in the Conference[Read More…]

WVU Marching Band to perform in 2024 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

WV Press Release Sharing MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Representing West Virginia University and the entire Mountain State, “The Pride of West Virginia,” the Mountaineer Marching Band, will participate in the 2024 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, marking the second appearance for the band in the historic parade. Macy’s Parade officials were in Morgantown Saturday (Sept. 16)[Read More…]

Political Advisory: West Virginia Freedom Caucus launches conservative movement in state legislature

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, on Constitution Day, the West Virginia Freedom Caucus (WVFC) announces its official launch as the spearhead of the Conservative movement in our State Legislature. The WVFC will serve and defend the People of West Virginia, and begin to usher in the promise[Read More…]

Antero Resources making $4 million donation to WVU’s Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

Pledge marks largest philanthropic gift in Antero’s history and serves as example of ‘Investing in the Next Generation’ WV Press Staff Report WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – Antero Resources has pledged a $4 million donation to WVU’s Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.  Paul Rady, president and[Read More…]

U.S. Senator Capito, colleagues introduce bill to raise minimum wage

Legislation would gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $11 WV Press Release Sharing WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., this week joined Senators Mitt Romney , R-Utah, Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Bill Cassidy, M.D. ,R-La., Susan Collins , R-Maine, and J.D. Vance , R-Ohio, to introduce the Higher Wages for[Read More…]

ARC grant will allow West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine to help individuals in recovery stay employed

LEWISBURG, W.Va. – The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) will receive $500,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to make it easier for individuals in Greenbrier County with substance use disorder to attain and maintain employment. Through ARC’s Investments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative, WVSOM’s Center[Read More…]

WV Treasurer Riley Moore returns nearly $32,000 worth of unclaimed property in Jefferson County

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – State Treasurer Riley Moore visited the Jefferson County Board of Education Thursday, September 14, to present two unclaimed property checks worth nearly $32,000 total to benefit the Jefferson County Board of Education and Jefferson County Commission. “It was great returning unclaimed property[Read More…]

Betsy Miles named executive director of the West Virginia Press Association

WV Press Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Betsy Miles will be the next executive director of the West Virginia Press Association, which was established shortly after the Civil War and serves as the newspaper industry representative for the state’s 69 newspapers. Miles has been assistant executive director and advertising director[Read More…]

WVU President Gee addresses ‘misrepresentations’ of WVU Transformation work during Faculty Senate meeting

WV Press Release Sharing MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University released a statement from President Gordon Gee based on his prepared remarks to members of the Faculty Senate about misrepresentations related to ongoing Transformation efforts during a Monday (Sept. 11) meeting at the College of Law.  “Since my arrival at West Virginia University, I have spoken consistently about three critical missions[Read More…]