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Sunday | Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

Colleges cut jobs as state support declines

West Virginia colleges are slashing payrolls and making other adjustments to compensate for losing $42 million in state funding over the past two years.


Related Topix: Bolt, WV, Marshall University, West Virginia State University, Virginia State University

Sunday | Weirton Daily Times

Quick Takes

At the Community Bike Ride sponsored by the Urban Mission and held at Jim Wood Park, participants and volunteers could sample some of the popular toppings offered at the frozen yogurt shop, receive coupons and enter to win a $20 gift card.


Sat Aug 30, 2014

Football makes fall the best season

Football season has begun! Fall is, by far, my favorite time of year; and football has a lot to do with that.


The Daily Caller

America's Seven Most Grossly Overpaid College Presidents Ever

If you are out of job and looking to start a new prosperous career, look no further than becoming a college president.


Related Topix: Ohio State University, University of Chicago, US News, Conservative Political News

Weirton Daily Times

Bethany alumna tapped as speaker

Dr. Linda Lewis, professor of neurology at Columbia University Medical Center, has been announced as the speaker for Bethany College's Fall Convocation on Sept.


Related Topix: Medicine, Neurology, Columbia University, Case Western Reserve University, American University

Fri Aug 29, 2014

West Virginia Metro

Judge grants WVRC request for AG documents

Business Court Judge Thomas Evans made two rulings in the ongoing media rights case between West Virginia Radio Corporation and multiple defendants, including West Virginia University, during a hearing at the Jackson County Courthouse in Ripley Thursday.


Related Topix: Evans, WV

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Acclaimed opera singer's antiques go on the auction block

She was an acclaimed New York opera singer in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s who led a double life: as an artist and, with her husband, a collector of rare antiques, books and art.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Fairmont, WV

The York Daily Record

Matt Stroud named AP reporter in Morgantown, W.Va.

Matt Stroud, a reporter covering criminal justice for technology website The Verge, is joining The Associated Press as a correspondent based in Morgantown, home of West Virginia University.


Related Topix: Prison, Morgantown, WV, Point Park University, Park University

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Jefferson discusses Common Core issues

Despite ongoing efforts to implement state-mandated Next Generation Content Standard Objectives, West Virginia's version of the Common Core, Jefferson County Board of Education members are still concerned about the transition and what the changes will mean for students - as well as parents, many of whom are now finding it hard to help with ... (more)


Related Topix: Core, WV, Jefferson County, WV, Charles Town, WV

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Mara Burton-McClellan

Mara graduated from Parkersburg High School and attended West Virginia University before becoming a flight attendant for U.S. Airways.


WCHS-TV Charleston

WVU Band To Perform In McDowell County

Bradshaw, McDowell County , West Virginia The West Virginia University marching band will take a side trip to McDowell County on its way to this weekend's start of the college football season in Atlanta.


Related Topix: McDowell County, WV, Bradshaw, WV, Princeton, WV

Mon Aug 25, 2014


Jamestown mayor reacts to loss of New York-Penn League team

Monday night's Jamestown City Council meeting got off to a somber start as the news of the Jamestown Jammers departure set in.


Related Topix: Morgantown, WV

The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

Jammers Leaving Jamestown

According to West Virginia TV station WBOY, Rich Baseball Operations officially made the announcement that the Jammers are moving to Morgantown during a news conference Monday at the West Virginia University Coliseum.


Related Topix: Jamestown, NY

The Inter-Mountain

Betty Lee Talbott Luff

Betty Lee Talbott Luff, formerly an 83 year resident of Barbour County, passed away on Aug. 23, 2014, at the age of 90 in her current home in Bridgeville, Pa.


Related Topix: Barbour County, WV, Philippi, WV, Huntington, WV, Thomas, WV, Alderson-Broaddus College

Business Journal

Pirates minor league team coming to WVU

Pittsburgh Pirates Class A farm club the Jamestown Jammers of the New York-Penn League will come to play next year in West Virginia University's new stadium.


Related Topix: York, PA

The Inter-Mountain

United Way raises more than $16K

The Elkins-Randolph County United Way Auction may have changed venues this year, but its tradition of success remained, thanks to a plethora of support from the community.


Related Topix: Randolph County, WV, Helvetia, WV, Elkins, WV

Sun Aug 24, 2014


Signatures of selection inscribed on poplar genomes

One aspect of the climate change models researchers have been developing looks at how plant ranges might shift, and how factors such as temperature, water availability, and light levels might come into play.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Department of Energy, Alternative Energy, Biomass, Energy, California

The Wichita Eagle

DVD, book examine history of W.Va. covered bridges

Terry Lively, the president of Vandalia Productions LLC, wants people to understand the importance of covered bridges in the state.


Related Topix: West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Entertainment

The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

Report: Jammers Leaving

Jamestown officials will have to scramble if they are going to keep minor league baseball as a tenant for Russell E. Diethrick Park next season.


Related Topix: Elkins, WV, Morgantown, WV

Sat Aug 23, 2014

FlikNote app created by MOV natives

A couple of Mid-Ohio Valley natives have come up with a new phone app that recreates the lost art of passing notes.


Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV