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US: prison term for key figure in W.Va.-Detroit drug ring

January 29, 2015

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A 38-year-old West Virginia man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for operating what the government called a Detroit-to-Wheeling drug ring.

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Manchin backs prescription-only cold medicine to stem meth

January 29, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is calling on state lawmakers to make certain cold medicines used to create methamphetamine available by prescription only. more »»

W.Va. community, technical college system chief leaving

January 29, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The chancellor of West Virginia's community and technical college system is leaving after 11 years on the job.

Chancellor James L. more »»

W.Va. GOP wants election changes in possible Manchin gov bid

January 29, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — As U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin considers a 2016 return bid for governor, Republicans hope to block him from handpicking his Senate successor for two years. more »»

Hunters kill 105 deer during Morgantown's 2014 urban hunt

January 29, 2015

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Hunters killed fewer deer during Morgantown's 2014 urban archery hunt than they did the previous year. more »»

Ex-WVU Parkersburg employee pleads guilty to taking money

January 29, 2015

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia University at Parkersburg employee faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to using school funds for personal expenses. more »»

Clarification: XGR-Well Pads story

January 29, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In a Jan. 28 story, The Associated Press reported that Southwestern Energy expects to employ up to 400 full-time workers by the first quarter's end. more »»

Employee pleads guilty to taking money from WVU-Parkersburg

January 29, 2015

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia University at Parkersburg employee faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to using school funds for personal expenses. more »»

West Liberty president accused of violating ethics law

January 29, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Liberty University President Robin Capehart faces allegations that he violated state ethics law by using university resources to promote his film compan. more »»

Regional schedule set for West Virginia History Bowl

January 29, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Regional competitions start next month in the sixth annual West Virginia History Bowl. more »»

W.Va. delegate appeals for donations for veterans' program

January 29, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Delegate Joshua Nelson is seeking donations of farm equipment for a program that gives a hand to veterans getting into farming. more »»

W.Va. stakeholders split in House hearing on charter schools

January 28, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Stakeholders are giving lawmakers split opinions about possibly allowing public charter schools in West Virginia. more »»

Yeager Airport reports drop in boardings in 2014.

January 28, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Passenger boardings at Yeager Airport were down 4 percent in 2014. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

January 28, 2015

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:

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W.Va. lawmakers pass bill allowing well pad permit transfers

January 28, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State lawmakers have approved a bill letting companies transfer well permits for oil and natural gas drilling.

The change would help Southwestern Energy Co. more »»

Charleston Area Medical Center fined for waste violations

January 28, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State regulators have fined Charleston Area Medical Center $48,049 for hazardous waste violations at its three hospital. more »»

Timberline uses crowdfunding to raise money for improvements

January 28, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Timberline Four Seasons Resort is using crowdfunding to raise money for improvements.

The Tucker County resort launched an online crowdfunding on Tuesday at www. more »»

Comment sought on pipeline surveys in Monongahela forest

January 28, 2015

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials are seeking the public's input on whether surveys for a proposed natural gas pipeline should be allowed in the Monongahela National Forest. more »»

New eagle pair takes up residence in New River Gorge nest

January 28, 2015

BROOKS, W.Va. (AP) — A new pair of bald eagles has taken up residence in a nest in the New River Gorge. more »»

 
 

Belmont County Commissioners Meeting February 4, 2015

Meetings held every Wednesday in the court house at 10 a.m. more »

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