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Sherman scores 23, West Virginia beats No. 15 UConn 56-53

Dec. 08, 2021 22:26 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia and No. 15 UConn bruised and fought to the finish, just like old times. Taz Sherman scored 23 points and West Virginia held on for a 56-53 victory over its former Big East foe on Wednesday night. The game was part of the Big...

Kinsey lifts Marshall over Bluefield College 100-57

Dec. 08, 2021 20:55 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Taevion Kinsey had 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as Marshall easily defeated Bluefield College 100-57 on Wednesday night. Obinna Anochili-Killen had 12 points and seven blocks for Marshall (6-3), which earned its fourth consecutive home...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Dec. 08, 2021 13:34 PM EST

Charleston Gazette-Mail. Dec. 2, 2021. Editorial: Last of shiny veneer ripped from college football College football is a business. A big one. Worth billions of dollars to universities, coaches, sponsors and television networks. Nothing speaks to that...

New substance abuse prevention program announced for schools

Dec. 08, 2021 11:38 AM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A pilot program to prevent drug abuse will begin at three West Virginia schools next fall, officials said. Gov. Jim Justice and the board of West Virginia Game Changers, public-private coalition designed to educate and empower youth, announced Tuesday that...

Federal officials investigate West Virginia flood program

Dec. 08, 2021 10:23 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A program that helps people rebuild homes that were damaged or destroyed in West Virginia’s 2016 flood has been under federal investigation, a state official told lawmakers. As a result of the investigation by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...

Bid review underway for 12 highway projects in West Virginia

Dec. 08, 2021 04:07 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Division of Highways is reviewing bids for 12 projects including replacing an aging Ohio County bridge and replacing four older bridges in Roane County. The agency said most projects are reviewed, analyzed and awarded within a week, but it...

Hatfield-McCoy Trails sees growth in number of ATV riders

Dec. 07, 2021 04:04 AM EST

BLUEWELL, W.Va. (AP) — Sales figures over the past year are showing a likely record number of all-terrain vehicle riders on the Hatfield-McCoy Trails in West Virginia. Sales for the past season could be as high as 25% to 30% over last year's sales record, said Jeffrey Lusk,...

Gophers re-hire Ciarrocca as offensive coordinator

Dec. 06, 2021 22:46 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota re-hired Kirk Ciarrocca as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Monday, after sagging production during the two seasons he was elsewhere. Coach P.J. Fleck's reunion with Ciarrocca was initiated after Mike Sanford was dismissed following the...

Report: West Virginia unemployment fraud totals $83 million

Dec. 06, 2021 18:46 PM EST

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia paid about $83 million in fraudulent unemployment claims during 2020 because of the overwhelming number of claims processed by the state, a report shows. Released on Sunday, the audit prepared by the Legislature’s Performance Evaluation...

WVU Faculty Senate rejects no-confidence resolution

Dec. 06, 2021 18:36 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University’s Faculty Senate has rejected a resolution that would have expressed no confidence in President Gordon Gee and Provost Maryanne Reed. The Faculty Senate voted overwhelmingly against the proposal Monday in Morgantown, news outlets...