West Virginia News

Mine safety nomination follows history as coal executive

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The retired coal company executive from West Virginia chosen by Republican President Trump to oversee U.S. mining safety says his first priority is preventing people from getting hurt and that he replaced the managers of a mine ...

Jury finds man guilty in longtime coal exec’s killing

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — A jury on Friday convicted the accused trigger man in the 2016 fatal shooting of a longtime coal executive in West Virginia. According to news outlets, 22-year-old Anthony Raheem Arriaga of Ohio was found guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and two ...

Pharmacy students reach out to elementary schools

By BEN CALWELL, The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A group of white-coated pharmacy students from the University of Charleston visited Richmond Elementary School in South Charleston on Oct. 9. Their mission? To inspire a new generation of "Pharmacy Heroes." The first-year ...

West Virginia man creates lifestyle fitness brand

By MATT WELCH, The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — When Michael Seal lays down on a weight bench, stretches his muscles and prepares to rep whatever weight he's thrown on the bar that day, he closes his eyes and remembers a time when working out and eating right wasn't an integral part of ...

Bridge Day this year marks New River Gorge Bridge’s 40th anniversary

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In 1977, Eddie Miller was among the first people to walk on the New River Gorge Bridge. On Saturday, he’ll do it again, for the first time in 40 years. As it does every year, the bridge will close to vehicular ...

Morgantown council votes unanimously to add LGBT protections

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Morgantown has added protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents to a human rights ordinance. “The only thing I’d say is this simply verbalized the kind of community I really hope that we are,” ...

West Virginia Home Rule Board meets at Elkins City Hall

By TIM MacVEAN The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va.  — Members of the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Board hosted their quarterly meeting Thursday morning in the Elkins City Hall Council Chamber. The goal of the meeting was to take action on six plans submitted by the city of ...

Legislation introduced to repeal bill hindering DEA

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Congressman Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., introduced legislation Thursday to re-empower the Drug Enforcement Administration to go after irresponsible drug distributors. The legislation would repeal the provisions of the Ensuring ...

PEIA proposes premium increases ranging from slight to significant

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia government and public school employees covered by Public Employees Insurance Agency health insurance can anticipate one-half percent across-the-board premium increases — with more substantial hikes for many ...

For Zatezalo, mine safety nomination follows history as coal executive

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The retired coal company executive from West Virginia chosen by Republican President Trump to oversee U.S. mining safety says his first priority is preventing people from getting hurt and that he replaced the managers of a mine ...