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WVa city council ordered to stop reciting The Lord's Prayer

May. 17, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city was ordered Tuesday to stop opening its council meetings with The Lord’s Prayer. U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr. ruled that Parkersburg City Council's practice of opening its meetings with the New Testament prayer violates...

Board chooses interim president for WVU Parkersburg

May. 04, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — An interim president has been chosen for West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The school's Board of Governors selected Torie Jackson as interim following the recent resignation of current president Chris Gilmer, Board of Governors Chair Steven Hardman...

Shed set up in W.Va. city is ‘like a tool lending library’

Apr. 03, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The City of Parkersburg and Community Resources unveiled a Community Tool Shed on March 31 in an effort to provide residents with equipment to improve their property. “Think of it like a tool lending library,” said Kayla Morris, community service...

Winners announced for 2021 Virginia AP Broadcasters Awards

Mar. 26, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Winners of the 2021 Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters Awards were announced Saturday at the Awards Banquet and Annual Membership Meeting at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Thirty-seven news organizations in...

Man who shot brother convicted of voluntary manslaughter

Mar. 20, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Jurors have convicted a West Virginia man of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his brother on Mother's Day in 2020. The jury deliberated for about two hours Friday before returning the verdict for William Allen Nutter, who was charged with...

Energy company to retire, sell Ohio, WVa power plants

Mar. 17, 2022 04:09 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia coal-fired power plant will be sold or retired next year, its owner said. Akron, Ohio-based Energy Harbor announced the plan this week for the Pleasants Power station along with a coal and diesel facility in Stratton, Ohio, as part of its...

Turning the page: W.Va. bookstore closing after 17 years

Feb. 26, 2022 09:12 AM EST

VIENNA, W.Va. (AP) — When her bookstore closes at the end of the month, owner Lee Campbell hopes to find a home for each book. After 17 years of business, the Paperback Palace in Vienna will close its doors Feb. 28. Campbell hopes to sell as much of her inventory as...