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  • Superheroes help lay 15-year-old girl to rest who fought courageous cancer battle

    06/09/2017 10:35:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    wchstv.com ^ | June 8, 2017 | LESLIE RUBIN
    LOGAN, W.V. (WCHS/WVAH) — Superheroes helped lay a 15-year-old Logan County High School student to rest who fought a courageous battle against brain cancer. "Us being here today, it's not about us," said John Buckland, who plays Batman with Heroes 4 Higher. "It's about celebrating Shyanna's life." A life full of courage and strength that family and friends said Shyanna Workman, of Logan, West Virginia, exuberated every day of her 15 years on Earth.
  • A mother's solace: A letter from a World War I enemy

    06/03/2017 8:30:49 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 19 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | April 2O, 2015 | Patrick OGran
    In 1922, four years after her American son was killed in action in World War I, Sallie Maxwell Bennett received a letter from Emil Merkelbach, a German officer who had fought against her son in the battle that ended his life. "You will look upon my writing, no doubt, as something unusual, and rightly so, for it is indeed not exactly usual for a former enemy of his own accord to report about his opponent in the World War. I was myself a German officer in the World War." Emil Merkelbach was the leader of a German balloon squadron stationed...
  • Drivers, Pay Attention

    05/21/2017 10:58:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 120 replies
    The Intelligencer (Wheeling News-Register) ^ | May 20, 2017 | Heather Ziegler
    Please stop, I silently beg the three drivers heading down the on ramp to Interstate 70 from Washington Avenue. I’m driving parallel to them at 55 mph with a line of traffic behind me. I have my turn signal on signifying that I’m getting off at the exit just west of that on ramp. I cannot slam on my brakes and stop on the highway to allow these drivers to merge into my lane. Yet they keep coming down the ramp toward me. Fear has crept into my throat and I cannot scream if I wanted to. Don’t they understand...
  • Ethane hub gets bipartisan support (100,000 jobs in West Virginia averaging $90,000 a year)

    05/20/2017 2:50:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Herald-Star ^ | May 20, 2017 | Joselyn King
    WHEELING — West Virginia’s congressional delegation is showing a unified front in pushing for an ethane storage hub for central Appalachia, and they hope state leaders in Ohio and Pennsylvania join them. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., were joined Thursday by Rep. David McKinley, R-Wheeling, and American Chemistry Council President Cal Dooley for a news conference to tout the economic benefits of placing the hub near oil and gas reserves in Appalachia rather than near chemical industry operations on the Gulf Coast. Manchin and Moore, along with Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, last week introduced the...
  • Reporter Arrested For Asking Donald Trump Aides A Question

    05/10/2017 5:25:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | May 10, 2017 | Gregory Wakeman
    Dan Heyman, a veteran health reporter for the Public News Service, was arrested on Tuesday night for repeatedly asking a question to two Donald Trump aides on healthcare that he believed hadn’t been answered. The incident unfolded at the state Capitol building in Charleston, West Virginia, where Dan Heyman simply wanted to ask White House adviser Kellyanne Conway and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price whether or not domestic violence would count as a preexisting condition under the new health care bill that the Republicans want to replace Obamacare. But after asking the above duo the question, Dan Heyman...
  • West Virginia Man Convicted of 143 Counts of Child Sex Crimes

    05/01/2017 6:10:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    wowk ^ | May 1, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater
    FAIRMONT, W.Va (WBOY) -A Fairmont man has been convicted of sexually assaulting and sexually abusing five children over a period of five years after a trial concluded in Marion County on Monday. Iran Eli Glover, 42, was found guilty on all 143 counts against him after a jury deliberated for three hours. He is now convicted of 48 counts of first degree sexual assault, 25 counts of first degree sexual abuse and 72 counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person of trust. The jury must be unanimous on each count in order to convict.
  • West Virginia enacts abortion notification change

    04/28/2017 3:59:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    wowk ^ | April 28, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Gov. Jim Justice has signed a law ending a doctor's ability to waive the legal requirement to notify parents of an underage daughter's abortion. It allows only a judge to waive parental notification. Under the old law, a physician other than the one performing an abortion can waive the requirement by finding that the minor is mature enough to decide independently or that notification wouldn't be in her best interest.
  • Pregnant Mother and Baby Die After Charleston (W.Va.) Heroin Overdose

    04/26/2017 6:01:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    wowk ^ | April 26, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater
    Charleston Police have confirmed to 13 News that a pregnant woman has died from a drug overdose. It happened on the 400 block of South Ruffner Road around 10 a.m. Wednesday.
  • What's so hard about extending tolls? (West Virginia)

    04/26/2017 1:13:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Beckley Register-Herald ^ | April 23, 2017 | Editorial Board
    Why on God’s green Earth has the state legislature dawdled on the question of whether or not to extend tolling on the West Virginia Turnpike? Seriously. We have looked all around the issue for the past few years and have not found a single, solitary good reason the $2 fee shouldn’t be continued once the bonds are paid off in May 2019. Under current state law, toll collections will cease, the Parkways Authority will disband and the commissioner of Highways will assume oversight of the Turnpike the year after next if legislators fail to amend current legislation. Forget – in...
  • Boone teacher photographed wearing anti-Trump jacket at school

    04/23/2017 10:18:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 45 replies
    Charleston Gazette-Mail ^ | April 18, 2017 | Ryan Quinn
    A Boone County school teacher says she let students Thursday see and one student photograph her at school wearing a jacket saying “Tuck Frump,” with letters composing the f-word highlighted in white. Cheryl Judy, who’s now receiving backlash online, said she only briefly revealed the anti-President Trump statement at school to about six to eight high school students. . . . She said she’s been a West Virginia public school teacher for about 23 years, 13 or 14 of those in Boone. She said she’s also the secretary for the Boone branch of the American Federation of Teachers, one of...
  • WV SOS office removes more than 47,000 names from voter rolls this year

    04/19/2017 5:52:47 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 11 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | April 18 , 2017 | Carrie Hodousek
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Secretary of State Mac Warner is working with all 55 county clerks to clean up voter rolls in the Mountain State. The office has removed 47,490 names off the lists since Warner took office in mid-January. “There are a lot of people who have moved, changed names, gotten married, deceased — there are a number of reasons why these files have extra names on there,” Warner explained on Tuesday’s MetroNews “Talkline.” Of the total removed names, 1,170 were convicted felons who lost their right to vote upon conviction. West Virginia had at least three counties that had...
  • Trump travel ban defended by 15-state coalition led by Texas AG

    04/11/2017 8:16:32 PM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    FOX ^ | 10 April 2017 | Brooke Singman
    The Texas attorney general led a 15-state coalition Monday defending President Trump’s revised immigration order, amid lawsuits opposing the plan to halt immigration from six countries. In a friend-of-the-court amicus brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, 13 other state attorneys general and Republican Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, laid out constitutional and federal statutory provisions defending Trump’s authority. The attorneys general also defended Trump’s “lawful actions” to revise the executive order, which was blocked last month by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit. “The president’s revised immigration order is constitutional, lawful, addresses the 9th Circuit’s concerns and...
  • PA Turnpike Commission Stops Work on Mon-Fayette Expressway

    04/01/2017 10:47:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ^ | March 21, 2017 | Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
    PA Turnpike Commission Stops Work on Mon-Fayette ExpresswayCommissioners freeze project spending due to apparent lack of support.HIGHSPIRE, PA. (March 21, 2017) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced today that it will stop engineering-design activities on the 14-mile Mon-Fayette Expressway project in Allegheny County in light of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission’s recent decision to table the project. “The PA Turnpike has a legislative mandate to develop the Mon-Fayette Expressway, but our role is not to serve as an advocate for the project,” said PA Turnpike CEO Mark Compton. “This is a regional project, and the decision as to whether it is...
  • Mercer expects 280 new jobs (West Virginia)

    03/28/2017 5:55:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | March 23, 2017 | Blake Stowers
    PRINCETON — Two new manufacturing companies, and three other currently unidentified projects, will create approximately 280 new jobs for Mercer County, officials confirmed Wednesday. Mercer County Development Authority Executive Director Janet Bailey said in a report given at a Development Authority meeting that the new projects represent an estimated $15.5 million in new capital investments for 2017 and 2018. She said officials have four or five manufacturing projects underway and three projects “we can’t talk about yet.” Bailey said project number one involves a company moving from Cedar Bluff, Va. to Princeton. “Project number one is Elgin Industries/Tabor Machines,” Bailey...
  • 13 states join brief in support of Trump’s temporary travel ban

    03/27/2017 9:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2017 | John Sexton
    Representatives from 13 states including 12 state attorneys general and one governor filed a motion in support of President Trump’s temporary travel ban. From the Dallas Morning News: Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday led a coalition of 13 states in filing a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defending President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order.In the brief, Paxton and representatives from 12 other states argue that the Trump administration’s new order is legal and falls under the president’s power over foreign affairs and national security. Those joining the brief included Paxton plus AG’s in the...
  • 150 new jobs coming to GC Services in Huntington (West Virginia)

    03/16/2017 3:52:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WSAZ-TV ^ | March 13, 2017 | Staff
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- GC Services, a call center in Huntington, is hiring 150 long-term, full-time customer service positions. The company will be hosting onsite job fairs Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The interviews will take place at GC Services at 4220 Terrace Ave, Huntington, WV 25705. At each job fair, managers will be taking applications, conducting interviews and making same-day offers to qualified applicants. If you don't have a computer to fill out an application, you can use one onsite. "The best part about our business is it's actually booming and we've done such a...
  • West Virginia man is charged with sexual assault after unwittingly 'admitting to it....

    03/15/2017 9:03:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 15, 2017
    West Virginia man is charged with sexual assault after unwittingly 'admitting to it in his job interview to become a COP' A man was charged with sexual assault after he admitted during an interview to become a police officer that he had a sexual encounter with a woman while she was passed out from drinking. Tyler Ray Price, 21, of Nitro, West Virginia, was at the South Charleston Police Department on February 8 participating in the third phase of his interviews to become a cop. hat's when police say he said that he'd had a sexual encounter with a woman...
  • 36,635 dead lose their right to vote in West Virginia

    03/04/2017 11:15:52 AM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Don Surber ^ | March 4, 2017 | Don Surber
    Republican Mac Warner has been West Virginia's secretary of state for only 45 days, and already he has suppressed the votes of up to 36,635 dead people -- in an act of zombiephobia that defies the logic and reason. Where in the state constitution does it say that your right to vote Democratic ends when you die? Doesn't the ADA cover the "living challenged"? Well, it should. [Snip] What next? Voter photo ID to stop you from voting 11 times? If this keeps up, Democrats may never be able to steal another election in the Mountain State.
  • 225,000 liberals sign petition to fire Manchin after he hugged it out with Trump

    03/02/2017 11:13:36 AM PST · by kevcol · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 1, 2017 | Philip Wegmann
    After his speech Tuesday night, President Trump gave Sen. Joe Manchin a bro handshake and a bro hug. Now almost a quarter million liberals want Sen. Chuck Schumer to give the West Virginia Democrat the boot. On Thursday dozens of activists plan to deliver 225,000 petitions to Schumer's office, asking the minority leader to kick the "Trump-apologist Joe Manchin from Senate Democratic Leadership."
  • Senate Dems Facing Tough 2018 Races Avoid Town Halls

    02/27/2017 6:25:32 AM PST · by scooby321 · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/27/2017 | Kerry Pickett
    Town halls centered around rowdy crowds disrupting Republican members of Congress grabbed headlines recently, but certain Senate Democrats facing tough reelection races next year have avoided in-person town halls in their own states all together. The Associated Press reported Friday Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Bill Nelson of Florida, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Joe Manchin West Virginia all decided against going to town halls to speak to and answer questions from their constituents, preferring to communicate through tele-town halls, e-mail opinion surveys, social media and speeches.