West Virginia News

New design team joins Blenko Glass in Milton

FRED PACE, The Herald-Dispatch MILTON, W.Va. (AP) — Continuing a long tradition of engaging exceptional designers, Blenko Glass, of Milton, has joined forces with a dynamic new design team of Emma Walters and Andrew Shaffer, according to Dean Six, vice president of marketing for Blenko ...

Superintendent of West Va. schools for deaf, blind fired

ROMNEY, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education has fired the superintendent that runs the state's schools for blind and deaf students. Martin Keller Jr.'s attorney says Keller is planning to file a federal lawsuit to get his job back and seek punitive damages. The state school ...

Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

By JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the summer of 1969, a scruffy ex-convict with a magnetic hold on young women sent some of his disciples into the night to carry out a series of gruesome killings in Los Angeles. In so doing, Charles Manson became the leering face of evil ...

Getting more ‘wolflike’ is the key to the future for coyotes

By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The future of the coyotes that roam forests, cities and suburbs from Newfoundland to Virginia could hinge on the animals becoming the "wolves" of the East Coast. And humans better get used to them. Coyotes have lived in the East ...

Mooney bill to cut safety disclosures advances

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Regular disclosures to investors about publicly traded mining companies' safety violations and worker deaths would no longer be required under legislation sponsored by West Virginia Republican Rep. Alex Mooney. The bill was advanced this week by the House Financial ...

Group opposing anti-discrimination ordinance files petition

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — An organization opposing a West Virginia city's newly reinstated human rights commission ordinance has obtained enough signatures on a petition to place the issue back on the city council's agenda. News outlets report that Keep Fairmont Safe filed a petition with the ...

Judge won’t impose deadline in gas pipeline suit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge tells developers of the Mountain Valley Pipeline he won't order all landowners in its West Virginia lawsuit to respond by Dec. 4 to motions for summary judgment for rights of way available under federal regulations. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports ...

Public employees objecting to proposed benefits cuts

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A group of teachers, public employees and retirees in West Virginia is objecting to proposed health insurance benefits cuts. The group expressed its concerns Wednesday evening to the Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board at the last of five public hearings ...

WVU hospital plans more capacity for children’s services

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University's affiliated hospital system on Thursday announced plans to build a new 10-story tower at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital to increase capacity to provide services and treatment to children. According to WVU Hospitals, the $152 million tower in ...

Contents, safety sheets posted in Parkersburg warehouse fire

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia environmental and safety authorities have posted online more information on the contents of industrial warehouse that burned for a week in Parkersburg as well as safety data. The blaze began Oct. 21 in the 420,000-square-foot (39,000-square-meter) ...