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Gee’s move to WVU could save Ohio State millions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University expects to save millions of dollars because former president Gordon Gee is giving up part of his retirement package as he becomes president of West Virginia University for the second time. Gee stepped down at Ohio State last year and agreed to a deal worth $5.8 million over […]

CHARLESTON (AP) — As Republicans rally for more control in West Virginia, some Democrats jumped ship and are running as Republicans against former colleagues. The most notable convert is state Sen. Evan Jenkins, who ditched the Democrats to challenge Democratic Congressman Nick Rahall. Rahall beat another Democrat-turned-Republican in 2010. In August, Mike Queen turned Republican […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The attorney general says a court challenge should be dismissed over whether West Virginians can bring guns to city recreational facilities that hold school events. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s filings Thursday argue the city of Charleston shouldn’t receive court guidance on how to implement a state gun law. The Kanawha County Circuit […]

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BECKLEY (AP) — A 44-year-old Beckley man who pocketed cash payments rightly intended for his employer has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay restitution. The government says Mark Randall Trump was sentenced Thursday on a fraud charge. According to prosecutors, Trump was a branch manager for Walker Machinery, operating an […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia is expanding its tourism funding in hopes of offsetting negative publicity from the January chemical spill in the Elk River that spurred a water-use ban for days. Officials on Thursday announced a $1.2 million cash infusion that will more than double the Division of Tourism’s budget for the spring advertising […]

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KINGWOOD (AP) — A man convicted of killing a Preston County woman faces life in prison without parole. Media outlets report that a Preston County Circuit Court jury found 50-year-old Denny Ervin guilty of first-degree murder and wanton endangerment on Thursday. Jurors recommended no mercy, meaning Ervin won’t be eligible for parole. Prosecutors say Ervin […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A female bald eagle that nested in the New River Gorge has died from injuries suffered last month when she was hit by a train and later by a vehicle. Three Rivers Avian Center executive director Wendy Perrone says the eagle, named Streaky, was euthanized Monday after she failed to regain the […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — The family of a Virginia man shot and killed by Martinsburg police officers has won a legal fight to obtain autopsy and state police reports from the incident. The Journal reports that U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert ordered the city on Wednesday to turn the reports over to lawyer Sherman Lambert. […]

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LITTLETON (AP) — A West Virginia State Police trooper says the investigation of an arson that killed three people is progressing. But the motive remains unknown. The Jan. 13 fire at a house in Wetzel County killed 63-year-old Michael McDougal, 55-year-old Carmen McDougal and 48-year-old Jimmy Kisner of Aleppo, Pa. The McDougals lived at the […]

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BECKLEY (AP) — Theatre West Virginia is preparing to return for its 54th season following a shutdown caused by financial problems. The Register-Herald reports that Theatre West Virginia has scheduled 17 performances of “Hatfields and McCoys” this season, beginning July 11. In past seasons, the outdoor theater company performed both “Hatfields and McCoys” and another […]

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