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WVa classroom added for commercial driver's license training

Nov. 22, 2021 04:05 AM EST

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Highways has added a classroom in Parkersburg to its Equipment Training Academy in Buckhannon. The expansion gives the facility three classrooms, two in Buckhannon and one in Parkersburg. The academy can run three...

West Virginia sheriff accused of misconduct is retiring

Nov. 16, 2021 12:32 PM EST

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A county sheriff in West Virginia who was being investigated for allegations of inappropriate behavior and a hostile work environment is retiring. Steve Stephens submitted a brief resignation letter to the Wood County Commission on Monday, the...

Friday's Scores

Nov. 06, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Berkeley Springs 40, Moorefield 13 Bluefield 55, Mingo Central 6 Bridgeport 38, Lincoln 7 Brooke 14, Preston 7 Buckhannon-Upshur 33, Elkins 6 Buffalo...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 29, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Albert Gallatin, Pa. 15, Spring Mills 7 Berkeley Springs 54, Clear Spring, Md. 0 Bluefield 21, Ridgeview, Va. 19 Bridgeport 63, Musselman 27 Buffalo 27, Van 0 ...

2 West Virginia prosecutors accused of conduct violations

Oct. 28, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia prosecutors are accused of conduct violations for their part in dismissing charges for monetary donations to a Christmas gift program, officials said. The Investigative Panel of the West Virginia Lawyer Disciplinary Board...

Groups ask regulators to reconsider decision on power plants

Oct. 26, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three groups are asking the West Virginia Public Service Commission to reconsider a decision allowing Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power to keep three plants operational through at least 2040. West Virginia Citizen Action Group, Solar United...

West Virginia ex-sergeant claims hostile work enviornment

Oct. 24, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia sheriff's officer filed a lawsuit Friday afternoon accusing the Wood County sheriff of making derogatory and sexist comments about her and another officer, inappropriately touching a female officer and creating a hostile work environment, The...

ArtOberfest Returns: Hundreds join the fun on Market Street

Oct. 24, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Restaurants were packed in downtown Parkersburg on Oct. 18 for the city's ArtOberfest, which was complete with live music, fine art, beer, food, heritage craft demonstrations and the unveiling of the GoodSpace mural. After a couple of years of...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 22, 2021 23:48 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Berkeley Springs 56, East Fairmont 48 Beverly Ft. Frye, Ohio 41, Williamstown 9 Bluefield 41, Oak Hill 21 Braxton County 47, Webster County 6 Bridgeport 42, Princeton 7 ...

WVa sheriff's, police departments receive cash for firearms

Oct. 18, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

PINEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Several police and sheriff's departments in West Virginia are among those benefiting from the state treasurer's recent unclaimed property firearms auction. Last week, state Treasurer Riley Moore presented a check for $19,098 to the Wyoming County...