West Virginia News

Fairmont State professors sue school over president search

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Two Fairmont State University professors are suing the school over its search for its next president. The Times West Virginian (http://bit.ly/2mSUUs1) reports Dr. Galen Hansen and Dr. Albert Magro filed a lawsuit March 3 against the FSU Board of Governors and the West ...

Sen. Joe Manchin to voters: Fight Republican health plan

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin said Thursday he'll oppose any legislation that takes health care away from West Virginians and urged people to "bombard" President Donald Trump with calls and emails to halt the Republican ...

Police: 13-year-old driver killed in van crash

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Charleston police say a 13-year-old boy has died after taking a van from a residential facility and crashing into a retaining wall. WCHS-TV (http://bit.ly/2nKMX5K ) reports police said Jeremy Bush died in the wreck Wednesday evening. The van burst into ...

12 apply for West Virginia schools superintendent position

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A state school board member says 12 people have applied for the state schools superintendent position that Michael Martirano plans to vacate. Board member Dave Perry told the Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/2mYeTGq ) that the screening process will start ...

Hot tubs, fire pits in Appalachia for offseason bargains

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press ROANOKE, W.Va. (AP) — The sky faded toward cobalt over the rolling horizon and its bare hardwood forest, the faux street lamps in the foreground lighting the outdoor walkway and swimming pool. One man lingered in the adjoining Jacuzzi despite the ...

West Virginia ag officials trimming vehicles from fleet

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state Department of Agriculture is heeding a call from Gov. Jim Justice to reduce the number of state vehicles its workers drive. Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt says the department is reducing its vehicle fleet by 23, or 15 percent. That will leave the ...

Tentative settlement reached after trooper kills teen

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A tentative settlement agreement has been reached between the West Virginia State Police and the parents of an unarmed teenager who was fatally shot by a trooper following a prank. The Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/2mJAP5E ) reports a proposed agreement was ...

Glenville State College picks new president

GLENVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Glenville State College's Board of Governors has selected Tracy L. Pellett to be the school's 24th president. Glenville State announced Pellett's appointment in a news release Wednesday. Pellett (pah-LAY) currently serves as provost and vice president for academic ...

West Virginia Strawberry Festival seeks berries for market

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (AP) — Organizers of the West Virginia Strawberry Festival are looking for local growers to stock a market with berries at this year's event. The festival board, the city of Buckhannon and the state Department of Agriculture are working with private farmers to have fresh ...

Morrisey, nursing school begin drug abuse prevention program

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University School of Nursing and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey are embarking on a drug abuse prevention program with eighth-graders. The students and attorney general are trying to raise awareness about opioid abuse prevention. They will share ...

Sen. Joe Manchin to participate in 4 town halls this week

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin plans to participate in four town hall meetings being organized by constituents this week. The West Virginia Democrat says in a news release that first two meetings will be held Thursday morning at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center in ...

Boone school employees: System skipped retirement payments

MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — Two Boone County public school employees are suing because they say their paycheck deductions didn't properly go toward paying for requested supplemental retirement and supplemental insurance coverage. The Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/2nlI7g7 ) reports that a ...

West Virginia lawmakers weigh tank registration repeal

By The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers are weighing whether to stop requiring state registration of about 29,000 storage tanks that can hold up to 210 barrels of brine water and crude oil produced in drilling for oil and natural gas. At a House hearing on ...

West Virginia legislative leaders outline budget with cuts

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican legislative leaders have unveiled the framework for their budget proposal for the coming fiscal year that would cut spending from general revenues to a little over $4 billion. House Speaker Tim Armstead and Senate President Mitch ...

West Virginia education official testifying in Washington

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Community and Technical College System chancellor, Sarah Tucker, is testifying this week before a congressional subcommittee. Tucker will appear before the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and ...

Sanders rallies against GOP health care plan at Town Hall

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Following a Town Hall meeting in one of West Virginia's poorest counties U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday that the Senate can defeat the House Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act with a version he said would ...

Nor’easter to bring heavy snow, strong winds to Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) — A powerful nor'easter could bring blizzard conditions and more than a foot of snow to some parts of the Northeast, proving that winter is not done yet. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard watch from late Monday night through Tuesday evening for New York City and ...

Survey: Elkins residents, local producers want food market

By LYDIA RHODES, The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — A recent Elkins Main Street study concludes that Elkins residents want a local food market. Downstream Strategies conducted a survey among Elkins consumers finding there is a large amount of desire and support for a food market in ...

Marshall handling of sex assault complaint under fed review

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is looking into Marshall University's handling of a student's report that she was sexually assaulted on campus last year. The Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/2niIRT2 ) reports a female student complained to the department's ...

West Virginia State inaugurating Jenkins as president

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University is inaugurating Anthony L. Jenkins as its 11th president this week. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. Friday in Ferrell Hall. A ceremonial tree planting will be held at about 3:30 p.m., and a reception in honor of Jenkins and celebrating ...