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It also owns Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack in West Virginia. The company signed an agreement Thursday to purchase the gaming interest from Hartman & Tyner Inc. Terms were not disclosed. The agreement is subject to the approval of the West Virginia Racing Commission and the West ...
Jim Justice and the West Virginia Legislature. DHHR Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch said this plan is a crucial step in combating the opioid epidemic. The plan offers two recommendations in terms of prevention: West Virginia should expand the authority of medical professional boards and public health ...

"The only required credits being removed from the current policy are two additional elective credits," said Jessica Hall, spokeswoman for the West Virginia Department of education. "Counties have the ability to increase credits beyond the minimum set forth. … This change will allow counties the flexibility for ...
(AP) -- Jim Johnson, director of the West Virginia's new Office of Drug Control Policy, has announced his retirement after almost five months in the position. The office within the Department of Health and Human Resources was established by lawmakers to coordinate and expand state measures against ...
An Amherst family whose son died of alcohol poisoning during a fraternity hazing ritual in West Virginia more than two years ago has reached a settlement with the students, fraternity and university responsible for the teen's death. Nolan Michael Burch, a Canisius high school graduate, was 18 years old ...
... prosecutor Organizes Staff. The new U.S. attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia has announced the leadership team of Federal Prosecutors and civil litigators, saying they bring more than a century of combined experience there. Jan. 19, 2018, at 3:39 a.m.. West Virginia Federal Prosecutor Organizes Staff ...

Speaking with Don Smith, executive director of the West Virginia Press Association on the state newspaper industry's new weekly video program, Ruby said a recent study by the Office of Tourism shows the current return on investment (ROI) is $8 of economic activity for every $1 spent by the state.
An ex-coal company executive who went to prison for charges stemming from the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades kicked off his U.S. Senate bid Thursday evening, telling an audience he backs President Donald President Trump as a real opportunity for West Virginia. Ex-Massey Energy boss ...
A West Virginia man has been given the longest prison sentence in the state's history. Jan. 19, 2018, at 11:48 a.m.. West Virginia Man Sentenced ... (AP) -- A West Virginia man convicted of 40 counts sexual assault has been sentenced to up to 1,425 years in prison. The Herald-Dispatch reports 50-year-old Michael Daniel ...
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The West Virginia Division of natural resources is seeking paintings for its 2019 wildlife calendar. The DNR says in a news release that the deadline for submitting original, color wildlife paintings is Feb. 19. The statement says the paintings can depict game and fish ...
West Virginia Grants Available for Land Protection. The West Virginia Outdoor Heritage conservation Fund says it's accepting grant applications for land-protection projects with up to $1.2 million that may be awarded. Jan. 16, 2018, at 3:10 a.m.. West Virginia Grants Available for Land Protection ...
WESTON, W.Va. -- The city of Weston is highly visited by tourists, with attractions such as the West Virginia Museum of American Glass and the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic asylum, but the county seat of Lewis County is also gaining attention for its safety. Yet another publication has named Weston as the ...
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - A bill requiring all schools in West Virginia to provide an elective course on Hebrew Scriptures, the Old Testament of the Bible, or the New Testament of the Bible has been introduced to the West Virginia Senate. Senate Bill 252 was submitted on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 ...
Back in October, there was word that West Virginia would again debate the merits of allowing its casino industry to offer games over the web. Last week, the legislation, House Bill 3067, was formally introduced. It sits with a House legislative committee for a potential hearing in the coming weeks.
(CNN/Meredith) -- A driver in West Virginia is okay, after being pulled out of a vehicle stranded in flash flooding. firefighters had just minutes to spare after the water swept his SUV in Elkview Friday night. The fast-moving Little Sandy River was anything but little, as it started to sweep the vehicle away.
West Virginia authorities say a second body has been found after a vehicle sank in floodwaters. Media outlets report the body of 56-year-old Robert Smith Jr. was recovered Saturday in Laurel Creek outside Parkersburg. Smith's daughter, 18-year-old Topanga Smith, was recovered from the vehicle on ...

Charleston became an exhausting place for leaders of West Virginia's higher education institutions over the past several years. As the state attempted to navigate an economic downturn from loss of revenue from industries like coal, higher education absorbed cut after cut to their budgets with many ...
... After Embezzlement by Ex-schools worker. At least three people wrote letters in support of a former West Virginia school system employee who was released from jail when a judge changed his sentence for embezzlement. Jan. 15, 2018, at 10:19 a.m.. Friends Show Support After Embezzlement by Ex-Schools Worker ...
Ten higher education institutions across West Virginia recently formed an alliance to promote the economic development of communities across the state's southern coalfields. Dubbed the Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia, the group hopes to improve the economy of a ...
(AP) -- Some West Virginia lawmakers say they'll introduce legislation intended to better protect children from sex abuse following a task force report indicating one in 10 are victims before they turn 18. The group's recommendations include training all public school personnel to recognize and respond to ...
In 2015, West Virginia passed legislation requiring some applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to submit to drug testing. The state estimated that over the first year, the program would identify 390 people as drug users at a cost of $50,000. The program has now been in place for ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia health officials have proposed limiting initial opioid prescriptions, increasing oversight to stop inappropriate prescribing and requiring all emergency responders carry overdose antidotes in a state response to the drug state crisis that killed 884 people in 2016.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - High graduation rates in West Virginia high schools are being noticed. About 70 West Virginia high schools were recognized for having exemplary graduation rates of 90 percent or more during the 2016-17 school year. Representatives from first lady Cathy Justice's office ...
Officials say a sunken tow boat is leaking oil in the Big Sandy River on the West Virginia-Kentucky border and crews are trying to contain the spill. Jan. ... to a report of a leaking towboat that had sunk at its mooring just south of Kenova, West Virginia, and had the potential to spill 5,000 gallons into the water.
Second-year specialist Jonn Young has left the West Virginia football team, according to a source, the latest piece of offseason roster shuffling. ... West Virginia used two walk-on kickers in 2017 -- senior Mike Molina and freshman Evan Staley -- and recently signed Western Kentucky transfer Skyler ...
... in West Virginia With Approaching Storm. Forecasters have issued a flood watch in much of West Virginia as a storm approaches. ... The National Weather Service says the flood watch is in effect through Friday morning for about half of West Virginia's counties. the weather service says up to 2 inches of ...
... Board Revises High school Requirement, Grading. The West Virginia Board of education has agreed to reduce the credits required to graduate from the state's high schools from 24 to 22, allowing two fewer elective classes. Jan. 11, 2018, at 12:04 p.m.. West Virginia Board Revises High School Requirement, Grading ...
West Virginia's five downhill ski resorts are running wide open from the Mountain State's largest resort Snowshoe Mountain and smallest at Wheeling's Oglebay Resort to Canaan Valley, home to two downhill ski resorts, Timberline and Canaan and the state's largest cross country ski area, White Grass.
A 56-year-old West Virginia man is the 21st person to die worldwide due to exploding Takata air bag inflators. Steve Mollohan was driving a 2006 Ford Ranger when he was involved in a relatively minor crash and died July 1, an attorney for his family said. Ford said it was notified of the death Dec. 22 and ...
Jim Justice says federal authorities have approved West Virginia's plan for improving student success, whose long-term goals include significantly raising ... The West Virginia Department of education's Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, Plan targets raising overall proficiency from 47.5 percent to 73.8 ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- If both houses agree this session, 2018 could be the year when West Virginia raises the age for purchasing and using tobacco products. Senators Ron Stollings, Roman Prezioso, Mike Woelfel, Stephen Baldwin, and Robert Beach introduced Senate Bill 13 Wednesday.
West Virginia Extends Winning Streak to 15, Its Longest Streak Since 1988-89 ... Fact: The West Virginia Mountaineers extended their winning streak to 15 games with a 57-54 victory over the Baylor Bears on Tuesday, giving the Mountaineers their longest winning streak since being victorious 22 games in ...
SCOTT DEPOT - On Jan. 2, West Virginia Writers, Inc., (WVW) began accepting submissions for its annual writing competitions, offering $5,075 in total cash prizes, including monetary awards specifically designated for students in elementary, middle, and high school through the New Mountain Voices ...
... Funeral Director Sentenced for False Services Claims. A former West Virginia funeral director who filed false insurance claims for services for clients who were still alive has been sentenced to a year and a month in federal prison. Jan. 10, 2018, at 12:10 p.m.. Former Funeral Director Sentenced for False Services Claims ...
CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Legislature will gavel in the first day of its 60-day regular session Wednesday with education and tax reform ... At last week's West Virginia Press Association Legislative Lookahead, lawmakers addressed issues they expect to come up during this year's session.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- It's almost time to get back to business at the West Virginia state capitol as the 2018 legislative session will kick off on Wednesday. On Tuesday, WSAZ spoke with both Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate to see what goals they want to accomplish this year ...
Several higher education institutions in West Virginia have launched an alliance meant to kick-start economic development. Jan. ... Gilbert said an existing economic plan developed by West Virginia University, known as West Virginia Forward, provides "detailed statewide plans and a roadmap to economic ...
Courtesy of West Virginia Press Association Moderator John Dahlia, NCWV business editor, standing, and, from left, Christine Campbell, president of the American Federation of teachers; Del. Larry Rowe, D-Kanawha; Del. Joe Statler, R-Monongalia; and Del. Robert Thompson, D-Wayne, discuss possible ...
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia woman has admitted stealing more than $75,000 from a volunteer fire department. Federal Prosecutors say 52-year-old Kathy Sue Gwinn of Hurricane pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Huntington to theft from a program receiving federal funds.
Ten public higher education institutions are planning to promote job creation and economic opportunities in southern West Virginia. Jan. ... Other institutions in the group are Bluefield State College; BridgeValley, Mountwest, New River and Southern West Virginia community and technical colleges; Concord ...
Chicago, ILL -- Sears Holding Company announced Thursday it's closing three more Kmart stores in West Virginia. Stores in Huntington, Clarksburg and St. Albans are on the list of 64 Kmart locations nationwide that will close in the coming months. workers were told of the plans Thursday. A company ...
Former Postal worker Sentenced for Stealing opioids. A former West Virginia postal worker who stole opioid pills mailed by the Department of Veterans Affairs to veterans has been sentenced to five years' probation. Jan. 5, 2018, at 2:48 a.m.. Former Postal Worker Sentenced for Stealing Opioids ...
Read Aloud West Virginia has scheduled three orientation sessions for volunteers interested in reading to students in Berkeley County public schools. They will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the Berkeley Senior Center, 217 N. High St.,; Thursday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m. at Tuscarora Elementary school, 2000 ...
State officials say West Virginia's overall general revenue fund collections through the first half of the fiscal year are nearly $106 million ahead of last year. The state Department of Revenue said Thursday that general revenue fund collections of more than $1.9 billion were $2.7 million above estimates.
One West Virginia county has led the state in overdose deaths for the second consecutive year, accounting for more than 20 percent of West Virginia's total overdose deaths in ... The Herald-Dispatch reports West Virginia Health Statistics Center data shows a record 152 deaths in Cabell County in 2017.
GASSAWAY, W.Va. (AP) -- Three people have died in a house fire in West Virginia. The West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office said on social media that two people also were injured in Thursday's fire in Braxton County. News outlets report the fire broke out about 7:30 a.m. Deputy State Fire Marshal ...
"Last year, we had a very bad winter for maple syrup production across most of the state and we need cold weather to help set that process in motion," said Joe Hatton, deputy commissioner for the West Virginia Department of agriculture. As for the bugs, "I think most folks will be happy if there's less stink ...
The Morgantown, West Virginia-based company says the mine's old age and poor geological conditions resulted in high production costs. The mine in Mount Morris, near the West Virginia border, will be idled in March and 191 workers will be laid off. The company says the remaining 179 employees will ...
(WDTV) -- West Virginia saw a small decrease in business growth in 2017, according to the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office. In a press release Wednesday, the office sites data from the Business Statistics database. That data shows that the state saw a 10.87% growth in new business registrations ...


 

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