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WVa man accused of threats to posh resort, retirement home

Jul. 01, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been arrested for allegedly making bomb threats that forced the evacuation of a posh resort, state police said Friday. Joseph Toler, 62, of Danville, was arrested Thursday on three counts each of terroristic threats and false...

WVa opioid trial verdict still pending nearly a year later

Jul. 01, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Last July, a federal judge in West Virginia heard closing arguments in the first lawsuit to go to trial over the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic. With an avalanche of documents from the three-month trial, Judge David Faber didn’t indicate when he would...

Medal of Honor recipient to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Jul. 01, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Medal of Honor recipient from West Virginia who died this week has been chosen as the first inductee into the West Virginia Military Hall of Fame, Gov. Jim Justice said. Hershel “Woody” Williams, 98, died Wednesday, and Justice said Thursday he had...

WVa National Guard's full-time pandemic response to end

Jun. 30, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia National Guard’s full-time response to the COVID-19 pandemic will end Friday, Gov. Jim Justice said. Justice first activated the National Guard to assist with the state’s pandemic response in March 2020. Among their duties, guard...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jun. 30, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

The Intelligencer. June 29, 2022. Editorial: Filling Shortages In Nursing Ranks Workforce challenges have hit just about every industry in West Virginia, though some have been feeling the pinch for longer than others. It was necessary years ago to start looking for...

Ex-police department employee pleads guilty to perjury in WV

Jun. 30, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A former police department employee in West Virginia has pleaded guilty to lying to a federal grand jury about a program that allowed people to pay with cash and gift cards to avoid criminal sanctions, a prosecutor's office said. Carolyn Taylor, 40, of St....

Last remaining WWII Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98

Jun. 29, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, whose heroics under fire over several crucial hours at the Battle of Iwo Jima made him a legend in his native West Virginia, died Wednesday. He was 98. Williams'...

WVa gov elected chair of Southern Regional Education Board

Jun. 29, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has been elected chairman of the Southern Regional Education Board. Justice was elected at the board's annual meeting Sunday in Atlanta. He will lead the group's 80-member board that includes governors, legislators and state...

WVa Small Business Development Center announces new director

Jun. 29, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Small Business Development Center has announced its next state director. He is Steve Johnson, who has been with the agency for almost a decade in various roles, including business coach, network coordinator and deputy director. He also has...

German company's new West Virginia plant to create 100 jobs

Jun. 28, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A German packaging manufacturer is investing $48 million in a plant in West Virginia and expects to create 100 jobs in Moorefield, officials said. Papier-Mettler acquired an industrial building in May for the company's first U.S. production plant, according...