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WVU professor develops tomatoes resistant to fungus, blight

April 8, 2017

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Mannon Gallegly, West Virginia University professor emeritus of plant pathology, has made it his mission to develop a disease-free tomato. more »»

US rig count increases 15 this week to 839; Texas up 7

April 7, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 15 this week to 839.

A year ago, 443 rigs were active. more »»

West Virginia office says miner dies following injury

April 7, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training says that a miner injured in February at the CK Mine No. more »»

West Virginia lawmakers vote to add addiction treatment beds

April 7, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers have voted to increase beds available at state-supported drug treatment facilities in response to the state's opioid addiction epidemic. more »»

Drug epidemic: 1 small-town mayor takes on pill distributors

April 7, 2017

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia mayor has joined the ranks of at least 11 communities suing some of the biggest U.S. more »»

West Virginia Supreme Court chief justice gets 4-year term

April 7, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Allen Loughry has been selected to serve a four-year term as chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court. more »»

College grant application deadline extended in West Virginia

April 7, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials have extended the application deadline for the need-based Higher Education Grant Program through May 1. more »»

West Virginia restaurant finds owner of 1947 wedding ring

April 6, 2017

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia restaurant customer has his wedding ring back just in time for his 70th anniversary.

The Herald-Dispatch (http://bit. more »»

Man accused of forming fake school sentenced on drug charges

April 6, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man accused of setting up a fake prep school has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for drug and other charges.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit. more »»

Official: West Virginia inmate dies after assault

April 6, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An official says a West Virginia inmate has died after being assaulted by another inmate. more »»

West Virginia restaurant seeks owner of 1947 wedding ring

April 6, 2017

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Workers at a West Virginia restaurant are looking for the owner of a wedding ring believed to be 70 years old.

The Herald-Dispatch (http://bit. more »»

West Virginia lawmakers back Sunday hunting

April 6, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers have voted to allow Sunday hunting on private land across the state with the written consent of the owner. more »»

Winter isn't over just yet in West Virginia

April 6, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Despite what the calendar says, winter isn't over just yet in West Virginia. more »»

Justice extends West Virginia legislative session

April 6, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice says he's extending the legislative session through Sunday to give lawmakers additional time to pass a budget. more »»

Officials: Man shared child porn of sex acts with animals

April 6, 2017

MORRISTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man is accused of sharing child pornography online that showed young kids being forced to engage in sexual acts with animals. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

April 5, 2017

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:


April 4

The Herald-Dispatch on painkiller prescription limits:

There is no question that over the past decade, doctors... more »»

West Virginia Senate backs budget with spending cuts

April 5, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Senate has advanced a budget that would cut about $160 million of state spending, including a 15 percent cut in support for West Virginia University. more »»



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