<>
Home » Entries posted by sojstaff (Page 67)
Stories written by sojstaff

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia officials are awarding $710,000 in tourism advertising grants, including assistance for The Greenbrier resort’s professional golf tournament. The West Virginia Tourism Commission requires the recipients to pour in investments to receive grants. Businesses are spending $1 million to be eligible for the state incentive money. After investing $150,000, The Greenbrier […]

Continue reading …

WEIRTON (AP) — Police are investigating explosive devices that were found outside the Weirton Municipal Building. Police Chief Bruce Marshall says a city police officer noticed one of the devices around 11 p.m. Monday night. Police examined the device and searched the grounds. Two other devices were found outside the building and one was found […]

Continue reading …

MARTINSBURG (AP) — Beginning July 1, smokers in Berkeley County won’t be able to light up in bars and private clubs. Media outlets report that the Berkeley County Health Department’s board voted Tuesday to expand the county’s smoking ban to bars and private clubs. However, board members rejected extending the ban to public parks, playgrounds, […]

Continue reading …

CHARLESTON (AP) — Two water projects in southern West Virginia are getting financial help from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall says the corps awarded $520,000 to the Logan County Public Service District to replace a failing water system. The system serves about 170 residential and small commercial customers in the […]

Continue reading …

HUNTINGTON (AP) — A training conference has been scheduled in Huntington for relatives and caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients and individuals with dementia. The conference is set for Thursday at Cabell Huntington Hospital. It includes a series of workshops aimed at enhancing the quality of patient care and support. Topics include legal and financial considerations, and […]

Continue reading …

MORGANTOWN (AP) — A California foundation has endowed a $1 million scholarship fund at West Virginia University for students seeking to return to school at least five years after leaving without a degree. The gift from the San Francisco-based Bernard Osher Foundation will fund at least 10 scholarships annually valued at $5,000, which can be […]

Continue reading …

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia gasoline prices have risen 3 cents per gallon in the past week. AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular is at $3.77. That’s 12 cents more than a year ago and the highest since prices hit $3.68 a gallon last July. Prices range from $3.73 […]

Continue reading …

CHARLESTON (AP) — A Maryland woman whose son drowned last year along an obstacle course in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the organizers of Tough Mudder’s Mid-Atlantic event. The lawsuit filed by Mita Sengupta against Tough Mudder LLC seeks unspecified damages. Avishek Sengupta of Ellicott City, Md., died a […]

Continue reading …

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A West Virginia doctor convicted of conspiracy and obstruction is getting a new trial. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says a judge should have postponed Josephine Adams’ trial so she could call her husband to testify in her defense. Adams was accused of obstructing an investigation into health care […]

Continue reading …

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A public defender who usually handles death-penalty cases is representing a man wanted for questioning in three unsolved Alexandria slayings, over the objections of prosecutors. Charles Severance, 53, of Ashburn, was arraigned Tuesday in Loudoun County General District Court on a felony charge alleging that he illegally possessed firearms despite a […]

Continue reading …