West Virginia News

Lawsuit alleges malfunctioning log splitters sold online

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's attorney general has filed a lawsuit alleging malfunctioning log splitters were sold online. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey alleges consumers' physical safety and financial well-being were threatened. The lawsuit seeks a temporary order ...

Mold found in 25 rooms of West Virginia high school

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Mold has been found in at least 25 rooms of a West Virginia high school just two weeks before classes start. News outlets report cleaning crews with Belfor Property Restoration began work Monday to remove mold at Kanawha County's Capital High School. Belfor General ...

Veteran spearheaded effort to teach patriotism in schools

By SARAH GOODRICH, The Inter-Mountain BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (AP) — A Buckhannon native, who spent nine years, six months and 22 days in the military, spearheaded the effort that would lead to the implementation of Americanism and patriotism into West Virginia Schools' curriculum. With a slight ...

US Rep. Evan Jenkins hosting discussion on economics

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins is hosting a round-table discussion on the importance of economic diversification and the need for investment in southern West Virginia. A statement from Jenkins says Monday's roundtable will include Appalachian Regional Commission Co-Chair Tim ...

Filing period opens for West Virginia Supreme Court seat

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The filing period has begun for a special election for the West Virginia Supreme Court. The filing period for the unexpired seat of former Justice Menis Ketchum started Monday and runs through Aug. 21. The special election will be held concurrently with the Nov. 6 ...

Community clashes with clinic over addiction treatment

By KARA LEIGH LOFTON, WVPB-FM BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A few weeks ago, community members and physicians gathered for a town hall in Beckley, West Virginia. On the agenda? Whether a new psychiatric clinic downtown should be allowed to do medication-assisted treatment from their building. "What ...

Governor Justice Says Rep. Jenkins May Run for Supreme Court

On social media, governor says Jenkins may run for W.Va. Supreme Court U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins may run for the state Supreme Court seat opened when Menis Ketchum resigned last month, Gov. Jim Justice said on social media Wednesday evening. On his official state Twitter account, the ...

West Virginia gets grant to train veterans in agriculture

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has been awarded a $400,000 federal grant to provide agriculture training for military veterans. The state Department of Agriculture says in a news release the grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs aims to improve veterans' health. The ...

Services Friday in West Virginia for Betty Schoenbaum

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Services are scheduled in West Virginia for Betty Schoenbaum, widow of the founder of Shoney's Restaurants. Schoenbaum's funeral is set for Friday at B'nai Jacob Synagogue in Charleston, followed by a burial at the B'nai Jacob Eternal Home in South Charleston. Rabbi ...

FBI: Van thought stolen by man who threatened Trump found

NITRO, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia have recovered a stolen vehicle believed to have been abandoned by a man wanted for allegedly threatening President Donald Trump, a police chief and a district attorney. The FBI's Pittsburgh office said on Twitter that the vehicle was found near ...

West Virginia Attorney General’s office to remove division

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Attorney General's Office is eliminating its Division of Employment Programs and Workers' Compensation Defense, resulting in the loss of 10 jobs. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the division will shut down Monday in response to the state ...

West Virginia school clothing allowance deadline extended

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An application period for a school clothing allowance is being extended in West Virginia. The Department of Health and Human Resources says in a news release the deadline for the program administered by the Division of Family Assistance has been pushed back to Aug. ...

Mold cleanup planned at West Virginia high school

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Crews plan to clean up a mold problem at a West Virginia high school less than three weeks before the start of school. Classes were canceled at Capital High School for a week due to elevated mold levels. Kanawha County schools officials tell news outlets the mold ...

Locals Watching Parkersburg Council Meeting Prayer Lawsuit

WHEELING — City Council here opens each meeting with an inspirational reading, while Moundsville also uses prayer to begin public council sessions. But those activities could come into question if the Freedom From Religion Foundation based in Madison, Wisconsin, gets its way in a lawsuit ...

Data: Bulk of names on Blankenship petition are Democrats

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Preliminary data shows that so far Democrats make up the bulk of signatures on a petition to let ex-coal executive Don Blankenship run in West Virginia's U.S. Senate race as the Constitution Party's nominee. The Gazette-Mail reported Wednesday that the Secretary of ...

Federal mine safety agency holding input meetings around US

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — The federal agency that oversees mining safety is holding public stakeholder meetings in six states, including West Virginia. The Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration is seeking information on safety improvements with hauling vehicles and ...

Group seeks to halt prayers at West Virginia council meeting

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city that opens its council meetings with The Lord's Prayer is being sued by the Freedom from Religion Foundation. The Madison, Wisconsin-based group and two of its members filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court in Charleston against the city of ...

Coal severance money allows county sheriff to hire deputies

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a West Virginia county sheriff's office has hired four deputies after it had $240,000 in budget cuts during the last few years. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday that the McDowell County Sheriff's Office now has 13 deputies. County budget cuts ...

K-9 dies after air conditioner stops working in cruiser

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia authorities say a police K-9 has died after being pulled from a cruiser with a malfunctioning air conditioner. The Hancock County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post Monday that 4-year-old Midas was in his vehicle kennel when the cruiser's air ...

West Virginia official sues home improvement contractor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's attorney general is suing a contractor who allegedly accepted down payments for home improvements that were never completed. Patrick Morrisey filed a lawsuit in Harrison County Circuit Court accusing Clarksburg-based Vision Home Improvements, its ...