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WVU recruiting: Busy week for a supposedly slow time

For what is supposed to be such a slow time of year, it’s been a wild week in West Virginia recruiting. Here’s a breakdown of all the latest:

n Two big visitors are expected Thursday in Morgantown.

WVU recruiting: Busy week for a supposedly slow time

For what is supposed to be such a slow time of year, it’s been a wild week in West Virginia recruiting. Here’s a breakdown of all the latest:

n Two big visitors are expected Thursday in Morgantown....

Despite testing refusals, majority of Kanawha students tested

Despite reports of students refusing to take Common Core-related standardized tests in other states and other West Virginia counties, the Mountain State’s largest school district hasn’t seen many students do so.

Jon Duffy, Kanawha ...

New prevailing wage method won’t change much, union leader says

New methodology for calculating prevailing wage rates for state-funded construction projects is not likely to dramatically change wages for construction workers – and in parts of the state, will probably mean higher rates than the current...

Logan man admits lying to get guns

A Logan County man admitted Tuesday that he lied in an attempt to retrieve guns he had pawned.

Brian Keith Conley, 42, of Logan, admitted that he lied about a misdemeanor domestic violence charge he had been convicted of on a form required to...

Commission to study how to maintain racing industries

Recognizing that the state’s racing industry faces a “changing and challenging atmosphere,” the state Racing Commission Tuesday voted to create a committee to study ways to maintain and grow the state’s ...

South Hills business looking for buyer
South Hills business looking for buyer

Any day now -- any minute -- Harriet Nelson will become a first-time grandmother.

“Harriet’s gonna have a grandchild any minute,” Kathy Stansfield said.

“Literally any minute,” Ann Adkins added.

The ...

Auditor: health departments should standardize finance practices

In the wake of concerns about the financial stability of more than one-third of the state’s local health departments, representatives of the State Auditor’s office spoke to state and local health officials Tuesday about standardizing...

Charleston man guilty of arson, not abuse or assault

Jurors took a little less than three hours Tuesday to find Edward Perod guilty of first-degree arson, but not guilty of domestic abuse and assault charges.

Perod, 34, faces between 2 and 20 years in prison when he is sentenced July 9....

Appalachian Power to provide more information on plant closings

The state Public Service Commission has temporarily stopped Appalachian Power Company from dismantling several recently-closed power plants and asked the company to provide more information on those closures.

Last Friday, the PSC approved a May...

Boil-water advisory

West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for about 300 customers in Pratt after a water line broke and had to be replaced. Affected roads include Campbell Avenue, Stark Avenue, Harper Avenue, James Street, Morris...

Contract awarded for U.S. 35 completion

Two weeks after finalizing bids for the completion of U.S. 35, the West Virginia Division of Highways has announced the winning contract for the 14.6 mile project.

On Tuesday, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox...

WVU finalizes Mountain State campus purchase

West Virginia University announced Monday evening that it had finalized its long-anticipated $8 million purchase of the former Mountain State University campus in Beckley.

“This is truly a unique opportunity to better serve the citizens...

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