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Special moments, players and coaches in state sports history 06-19-2013 18:45
In celebration of West Virginia's 150th birthday, our sports staff decided to take a look at some of the athletes, coaches and venues that make sports in the Mountain State special.
In suit, Raese-owned company alleges fraud, collusion by WVU 06-19-2013 16:50
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Morgantown-based radio company filed a wide-ranging lawsuit against West Virginia University officials and a television station group Wednesday, asking a judge to block WVU from awarding a lucrative me...
West Virginia sports history, from A to Z 06-19-2013 16:49
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- OK, so lets get something straight right off the bat here: When West Virginia was born, so to speak, 150 years ago today, sports werent that big a deal. Yes, they were playing some golf over in Scotland, where the British Open was abou...
Raeses company files lawsuit against WVU 06-19-2013 16:06
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The media company owned by John Raese filed a lawsuit late Wednesday against numerous administrators at West Virginia University and another media company in the latest action involving the universitys athletic media rights.We...
Morrisey abortion review oversteps authority, groups say 06-19-2013 14:22
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has vowed to fight government overreach, but the West Virginia ACLU and womens health advocates say it is Morrisey whos doing the overreaching.The ACLU and WV Free say Morrisey ap...
"The Road to Statehood" film to debut 06-19-2013 13:10
“The Road to Statehood” airs Thursday night at 8 p.m. on West Virginia PBS, in commemoration of the state’s 150th birthday.
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It was a protest vote 06-19-2013 18:27
WHEELING, W.Va. — Ohio County state Delegate Ryan Ferns said his vote Tuesday against fellow Democrat and new House Speaker Tim Miley was a protest vote. Ferns believed that certain outside special-interest groups were going too far to sway votes. “What I believed were excessive bullying tactics,” he said on Wednesday’s MetroNews “Talkline.” Ferns was the only Democrat, outside of Miley himself, to vote against Miley. Ferns said he has no problem with special interest groups endorsing certain candidates, but don’t bully and in some cases threaten delegates. “I wasn’t going to stand by and be a part of that type of action for a speakers election,”...
Lawmakers return to where West Virginia began 06-19-2013 17:31
WHEELING, W.Va. –It could have been called Kanawha, Augusta, Allegheny or Vandalia. But all of those names were rejected in favor of West Virginia, the state that officially marks its 150th birthday on Thursday. Those who created West Virginia out of the western part of Virginia debated the name of the new state, its shape and its rules for governance on the third floor of the federal customs house in Wheeling which later became known as Independence Hall. On Wednesday night, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, members of the Legislature, Wheeling Mayor Andy McKenzie and other state and local leaders returned to the same...
SUTTON, W.Va. — Deputies in Braxton County said they have caught the teenagers responsible for vandalizing nearly every school bus owned by the county school system. One by one the windows and windshields were broken out of 30 vehicles sometime early Wednesday morning in a parking lot near Sutton. Braxton County Director of Curriculum Services Brenda Wells told MetroNews it was nothing more than senseless vandalism. “I just can’t imagine who would do that when we are here to support kids. That’s what it’s all about,” she said. “It’s just frustrating to find that people don’t see the big picture of things.” Only one or...
Two men rescued from run-away floating dock near Parkersburg 06-19-2013 15:56
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Two men from Maryland were rescued Tuesday from a run-away dock on the Ohio River. The WVDNR District 6 Office in Parkersburg was notified by 911 around 11:30 a.m. that two individuals had been spotted on a run-away floating dock just north of Blennerhassett Island across from Belpre, Ohio. Officials with the DNR said recent weather had left the river high, muddy, and full of debris, which made a rescue attempt difficult and dangerous. Two Natural Resource Officers responded to the call. They launched one of the agency’s patrol boats and began searching for the run-away dock. After a brief search, the dock with...
WVRC lawsuit cites ‘fraud, collusion’ 06-19-2013 13:26
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia Radio Corp. alleges the WVU Foundation violated state and federal non-profit laws by forfeiting more than $5 million in 2007 from a loan to WV Media. File photo West Virginia AD Oliver Luck was listed among 10 defendants in the lawsuit WVRC filed Wednesday. WVRC’s wide-ranging lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Monongalia County Circuit Court, names 10 defendants in all, including WVU president Jim Clements, athletics director Oliver Luck, WVU Board of Governors chairman Drew Payne and WV Media president Bray Cary. The suit claims unlawful dealings tainted the 2008 purchase of a scoreboard for Milan Puskar Stadium and...
Tax changes approved in Wheeling 06-19-2013 12:21
WHEELING, W.Va. – Taxes are changing in Wheeling. On Tuesday, Wheeling’s City Council approved a .5 percent addition to the sales tax, reduced the business and occupation taxes for retailers by 26 percent and eliminated the B&O taxes for manufacturers. “The B&O tax is the most archaic tax in the state of West Virginia, but still in the City of Wheeling we need to have a police force, a fire department, an inspection department and (have) infrastructure needs,” said Wheeling Mayor Andy McKenzie. McKenzie said the addition to the sales tax will help offset the losses that will come with the reduction and...
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Problems Within The Social Security Administration Are Mounting... by Jack SwintWhat began back in late 2010 as a regional SSA scandal alleging fraud and 'case-fixing' of disability appeal claims with the Office of Disability Adjudication Review (ODAR) office in Huntington WV, now has federal authorities and US Senators focusing their...Read more...
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