Latest Morgantown News

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra still making music on the road

Jun. 19, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Forget air guitar. A lot of “air-conducting” was commencing in the seats of the Metropolitan Theatre on a bright spring morning some years ago in downtown Morgantown. It wasn’t hard to spy the smiles among the members of the Wheeling...

No injuries reported in fire at WVU building

Jun. 18, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A fire broke out at Armstrong Hall on the West Virginia University campus when a section of material used to resurface the roof caught fire, officials said. Fewer than 20 people, mostly faculty and staff, were in the building at the time of the fire on...

West Virginia cash-for-worker program welcomes new residents

Jun. 14, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A program offering $20,000 in cash and incentives for remote workers to move to West Virginia as part of a population push has chosen 33 people for its second class of newcomers and is now taking applications for a third host region, officials announced Tuesday. ...

Former Indiana mayor leaves US prison after bribe conviction

Jun. 07, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former eastern Indiana mayor has been released from a federal prison with more than six months remaining on his one-year term after pleading guilty to taking a bribe. Dennis Tyler, Muncie’s mayor from 2012 through 2019, was released Thursday from the Federal...

WVU gives peek inside new College of Business and Economics

May. 29, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Lawmakers and community leaders visited the new Chambers College of Business and Economics, Reynolds Hall, the old location of Stansbury Hall, at West Virginia University. Stansbury Hall was the location of WVU’s Basketball clubhouse, where WVU legend...

Approved West Virginia charter school won't open this fall

May. 26, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A charter school approved to open in West Virginia this fall has been delayed after a suitable location couldn’t be found. The four-member West Virginia Professional Charter School Board voted Wednesday to push back its contract with Nitro Preparatory...

Lawmakers want workgroup to help address jail overcrowding

May. 25, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers aim to form a workgroup to help address overcrowding in the state's regional jail system, according to a published report. Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority Committee Co-Chair David Kelly made the announcement during...

2 West Virginia students named Presidential Scholars

May. 13, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Two students from rival West Virginia high schools have been named Presidential Scholars, the U.S. Department of Education said. Alice Guo of Morgantown High School and Luke Watson of University High in Morgantown are two of 161 U.S. high school seniors...

After switch to GOP, 2 Senate candidates win WVa primaries

May. 11, 2022 18:21 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Switching to the Republican Party turned out to be a good move for some former Democrats in primary races for the West Virginia Senate. Mark Hunt and Mike Oliverio won their respective GOP parties Tuesday in their bids to return to the Legislature on the...

Applications being accepted for WVa State Police cadet class

May. 04, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Applications are being accepted for the newest cadet class at the West Virginia State Police Academy. Open testing will be done in person on Thursday in Beverly, Friday in Morgantown and Saturday at the Academy in Dunbar. If successful...