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Cabell County 8th grade teacher wins West Virginia honor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Cabell County instructor has been named the West Virginia teacher of the year. Brian Casto was recognized along with School Service Personnel of the Year Katherine Miller during a ceremony Tuesday night at the Culture Center in Charleston. Casto teaches West ...

7 charter schools seek OK to open in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Seven charter schools are seeking permission to open in West Virginia, the chairman of a new state school board said. Charter school board chairman Adam Kissel said they include three statewide online schools that would serve kindergarten through 12th grades, and ...

Court weighs drug distributor’s insurance coverage fight

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is deciding whether the insurance company for a drug distributor should be forced to provide a legal defense in the company's fight against government lawsuits related to the opioid epidemic. Justices on ...

West Virginia ending one of worst weeks during pandemic

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia had one of its worst weeks during the coronavirus pandemic as the number of positive cases neared a seven-day record. The 6,705 confirmed statewide cases for the six days ending Saturday already surpassed the previous week's total and were the fourth ...

New book highlights golden history of West Virginia town

By GREG JORDAN, Bluefield Daily Telegraph BRAMWELL, W.Va. (AP) — A photographer's efforts and an historical interpreter's research have come together to create a new book that describes a small town enriched by the history of residents who became coalfield millionaires and built the homes to ...

Mountain Valley seeks to unmask critical Facebook group

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The Mountain Valley Pipeline is trying to find it who some of its very public online critics are. The Roanoke Times reported Saturday that the company filed a subpoena in federal court last month to try to find out who is behind a Facebook group called Appalachians ...

Tire collection events set in West Virginia this month

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Several tire collection events are set in West Virginia in September. The Department of Environmental Protection said collections will be held Wednesday near U.S. Route 50 in Avondale in Doddridge County and on Sept. 15 at the Barbour County Fairgrounds and at the ...

Salem Apple Butter Festival in WVa cancels for 2nd year

SALEM, W.Va. (AP) — The Salem Apple Butter Festival in north-central West Virginia has been canceled due to concerns about COVID-19. Festival Chairman Gary Martin announced the cancellation of the festival, which had been scheduled for Oct. 7 to 10, The Exponent Telegram reported. The ...

West Virginia ICU patients approaching pandemic high

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The number of COVID-19 patients in West Virginia hospital intensive care units is approaching the high mark in the pandemic as officials pleaded Monday for more people to get vaccinated and for the federal government to expedite a ...

20 states sue over Biden admin school, work LGBT protections

By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys general from 20 states sued President Joe Biden's administration Monday seeking to halt directives that extend federal sex discrimination protections to LGBTQ people, ranging from transgender girls participating in school ...