West Virginia News

Justice touts highways construction plan in statewide tour

SLAB FORK, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice touted his highways construction program that would be financed by higher taxes and fees as he launched a statewide tour to promote the plan that he says would create tens of thousands of jobs in West Virginia. Justice told a crowd in Slab Fork that ...

Producers participating in Mountain State Maple Day March 18

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Maple houses across West Virginia are opening to allow visitors to see how maple sap is collected, processed and bottled during the second annual Mountain State Maple Day on March 18. The West Virginia Department of Agriculture says 11 maple houses are participating, ...

WVU offers tuition incentives to nursing students

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is offering tuition incentives in hopes of increasing the number of highly trained nurses in the state and beyond. The WVU School of Nursing says it will offer in-state tuition for all students — regardless of residency — to enhance ...

West Virginia House OKs fund-raiser reporting, litter fines

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's House of Delegates has voted to require lawmakers promptly report fund-raising events held while the Legislature is in session. The bill approved 98-0 would require reporting all campaign donors and amounts within five business days of an event. The ...

Robert’s family’s legacy casts long shadow on Tyler County

By MILES LAYTON, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel ELK FORK, W.Va. (AP) — A chicken was walking around taking advantage of the warm weather recently at Sarah Midcap's farm along W.Va. 18. At a knock, the longtime Tyler County woman opened her front door to give solid directions for the ...

New DEA program targets West Virginia opioid traffickers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will spend $500,000 on a program that aims to curb prescription drug and heroin abuse across the state. DEA special Agent Karl Colder tells the Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/2kO4gC8) the project, announced Wednesday, ...

No boundaries: Adult classes in Charles Town help immigrants

By DANYEL VANREENEN, The Journal CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — People of varying backgrounds, languages, cultures and ages gathered at the Adult Education Center in Charles Town. The center holds a variety of immigrant services, but the majority gathered for the citizenship class, which teaches ...

3 chosen as finalists for Fairmont State president

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Three candidates have been chosen as finalists for president at Fairmont State University. The Exponent Telegram (http://bit.ly/2m0Yi1D ) reports the finalists are Anthony L. Brizendine, Christopher P. Cirmo and Michelle R. Howard-Vital. Brizendine is chairman of the ...

2 University of Charleston players dismissed after arrests

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say two University of Charleston football players have been dismissed following their arrest on drug charges at a motel. University spokesman David Traube says in a statement to WSAZ-TV (http://bit.ly/2lYp1iI ) that Nic Covington and Juan Morgan were ...

West Virginia governor to visit highway project

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice plans to visit a highway project in Raleigh County on Sunday, calling it the first stop on his statewide "S.O.S Tour." In the early afternoon visit to the Coalfields Expressway project on Route 121 near Sophia, Justice says he'll discuss his proposal ...