Author: WV Press Sharing

Report: Readers trust newspapers more than TV, social media for public notices

By Mark McCormick The Newspaper Manager America’s Newspapers just released its 2023 Local Newspaper Study, not only highlighting how news consumption and readers have changed but, as America’s Newspapers CEO Dean Ridings puts it, also “measuring the difference local newspapers make.” First, the big numbers. 218 million Americans access their local newspapers[Read More…]

U.S. Senator Manchin introduces bipartisan legislation to overhaul federal correctional facilities oversight

WV Press Release Sharing WASHINGTON, DC— Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Federal Prison Oversight Act, bipartisan legislation that would create a new oversight structure to ensure transparency, safety, and accountability in federal correctional facilities. “After serious reports of abuses, staff shortages, and dangerous conditions in federal facilities in West Virginia[Read More…]

WV Press Political Advisory: W.Va. State Senate announces fundraising events for State Senators Grady, Woodrum and Swope

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association, as a public service to residents and political candidates, will share ‘Political Advisories” outlining public appearances, campaign events and fundraising efforts by candidates for federal, statewide and legislative offices. Candidates are encouraged to share details with WV Press Executive Director Don Smith at[Read More…]

Shay 5 locomotive cuts the ribbon on Trout Run Bridge as WVDOT reopens Cass to Durbin rail line

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLETSON, W.Va. — West Virginia Secretary of Transportation and Commissioner of Highways Jimmy Wriston, P.E., joined local dignitaries on the first official trip over the reopened Trout Run Bridge on Friday, May 12, 2023, when Shay 5, the locomotive, burst through a golden ribbon on the new[Read More…]

Perseverance, purpose underscore WVU Commencement Weekend

WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Acclaimed for their perseverance and encouraged to live a life filled with purpose, nearly 4,500 West Virginia University graduates walked across the stage during 14 commencement ceremonies this weekend (May 12-14) to receive their diplomas as family and friends cheered. “Many of you have endured the unique challenges of[Read More…]

Hurricane’s Savannah Hawkins, Argyle Downes of Charles Town take WVGA 23rd Junior Match Play titles

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va — The final day of play for the Junior Match Play Championship, conducted by the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA), took place Sunday at Parkersburg Country Club. In the girls’ championship match, Hurricane’s Savannah Hawkins defeated Oceana’s defending champion Kerri-Anne Cook 6 and 5. Following[Read More…]

The story behind ‘Las Noticias en tu idioma con Sergio Rodriguez’

WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sergio Rodriguez and WV Press share the story behind ‘Las Noticias en tu idioma.’ This English language episode tells why and how this Spanish-language program is being created and shared. Viewers can share their comments about this episode [email protected] See Spanish-language segments of ‘Las[Read More…]

Miles in a Minute with Betsy Miles: Charleston Dirty Birds celebrate first ‘Furry Friends Friday’ and weekend baseball at GoMart Ballpark

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Press’ Betsy Miles gives you news and updates with “Miles in a Minute.” Tonight the Charleston Dirty Birds celebrate the first ‘Furry Friends Friday’ and weekend baseball at GoMart Ballpark. Fans can bring out the family and the family pet to watch the Dirty Birds play[Read More…]

Third Qualifier for 104th WV Golf Amateur Championship tees off in Charleston

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The third qualifier for the 104th WV Amateur Championship, presented by Astorg Motor Company and Mercedes-Benz of Charleston and conducted by the West Virginia Golf Association (WVGA), took place Tuesday at Edgewood Country Club. Jeremy Vallet of Logan was the Medalist of Wednesday’s qualifier[Read More…]

Dirty Birds open season at GoMart Ballpark

W.Va. Gov. Jim Justice with Babydog, Charleston Mayor Amy Goodwin and Landau Eugene Murphy at the game: 8-3 loss By Matt Young, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – While the Dirty Birds may have dropped Tuesday’s home opener to the Lancaster Barnstormers by the score of 8-3, fans at GoMart[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Marshall University working in the field of Cyber security

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University is positioning itself to become a national leader in the field of cyber security, and, according to General Counsel Toney Stroud, leadership is working hard to make that happen.  While speaking before members of the legislative Joint Standing Committee[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Drug Court and Home Confinement reviewed

By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Presentations regarding Drug Court and Home Confinement were among the Business before the West Virginia Legislature’s Oversight Committee on Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority during the final day of May Interim Sessions on Tuesday.  First to present was the[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Foster care ombudsman, correctional inmate grievances discussed

By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Government Organization, on Monday, heard presentations on both the scope of the state’s Foster Care Ombudsman, as well as the grievance procedure for inmates housed within the state’s correctional facilities.   First to[Read More…]