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West Virginia News

University pays account balances for nearly 3,000 students

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — A university in West Virginia used federal relief funds to pay off account balances for nearly 3,000 students who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. West Virginia State University paid off balances for all degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate ...

Sherriff: Two arrested in Mountain Valley Pipeline protest

LAWN, W.Va. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say two people have been arrested after they were found chained to pipeline construction equipment in Greenbrier County. Local news outlets report that the two were found Friday morning in the Dawson area secured to pipeline equipment with chains ...

Family recalls life and times at demolished W.Va. motel

By CANDICE BLACK, News and Sentinel undefined RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — Last week, the Washington Motel in Ravenswood was demolished, causing a family to reflect on their fond memories and experiences in the building. Built in the 1950s, the Washington Motel was built to meet travelers' ...

Decision on school masks in WVa will be made at county level

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's public schools superintendent pushed back Wednesday against new recent federal guidelines that masks should be worn in schools, saying that any decision as the coronavirus pandemic drags into another school year will be ...

WVU aims to reach 80% COVID-19 vaccination rate by Sept. 1

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is asking its students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated for the coronavirus as it tries to keep pace with the rest of the state. The university will develop additional enforcement and safety protocols for unvaccinated individuals if WVU ...

CDC calls for more syringe access in WVa county hit by HIV

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — People who inject drugs in West Virginia's largest county should have expanded access to sterile syringes, testing and treatment in response to one of the nation's highest spikes of HIV cases, according to federal and state ...

Final drawing in West Virginia vaccine sweepstakes postponed

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday postponed the final drawing in the state's vaccination sweepstakes for several days, allowing more people to get their COVID-19 shots and enter for a chance to receive prizes. The final drawing, ...

Services set for West Virginia serviceman from World War II

THOMAS, W.Va. (AP) — Services are set this week for a West Virginia service member who died during World War II. The remains of Navy Patternmaker 1st Class Stanislaw F. Drwall are set for burial in his hometown of Thomas in Tucker County, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said in a news ...

Opioid-ravaged West Virginia looks to $26B deal for help

By JOHN RABY Associated Press HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Crumbling roofs and parking lots. Broadband glitches. Technology challenges. The priority list for Prestera Center goes beyond the mental health and addiction treatment services it provides to patients throughout West Virginia. One ...

WVa treasurer raises nearly $140K in firearms auction

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia state treasurer's office raised nearly $140,000 for law enforcement agencies through its unclaimed property firearms auction, the office announced Friday. This year's event had record inventory — more than 500 firearms lots — because the ...