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Posts tagged "Morgantown"

Ice Arena renovations becoming a slow, but needed process

By Alec Gearty, Isaac Ferebee and Jerod Kenney Morgantown Municipal Ice Arena has a hot-button issue on its hands. For upwards of 40 years, the ice arena has been home to all aspects of sport including hockey and ice-skating. Since then, renovations to the arena...5:36 pm February 16, 2017

The Unsung Heroes of WVU

By Ashley DeNardo, Karly Shire, and Matt Fergo What does it take to keep a university running? At West Virginia University, the answer is people, and lots of them. From Facilities Management to Dining Services, there is a ton of work done behind the scenes...7:40 pm May 3, 2016
How West Virginia's Criminal Justice System Failed Je'Ron Hawkins

How West Virginia’s Criminal Justice System Failed Je’Ron Hawkins

By Caity Coyne, Angie DeWitt, Shaleah Ingram, Corey McDonald, and Kaitlyn Neff In late 2012 Je’Ron Hawkins, a 19-year-old imprisoned in a West Virginia jail, contacted the West Virginia Innocence Project claiming he had been wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder after a gunfight in Morgantown....5:00 pm April 25, 2016
Morgantown residents exposed to dangerous air pollutants

Morgantown residents exposed to dangerous air pollutants

By Robert Lee and Elisha Wagoner Morgantown residents are exposed to high levels of toxic particles in the air emitted by coal-powered plants and the diesel trucks so ubiquitous on the city’s downtown streets. These microscopic particles can have harmful effects on people, according to several...8:01 pm December 5, 2015
West Virginia Lacks Adequate Rehabilitation Services for Drug Addiction

West Virginia Lacks Adequate Rehabilitation Services for Drug Addiction

by Kayla Kesselman, Ethan Rohrbaugh, and Dakota Hoover Brianna Stogran, a native of Bridgeport, WV, says she struck bottom when, dressed in orange and shackled in chains, she was led into a courtroom to receive her sentencing for drug charges. “The thing that hit me...9:47 am December 5, 2015

A Day as an Athletic Trainer

By: Alissa Hudak, Makenzie Bristol, Emily Meadows and Kelsey Bartlett To the West Virginia University athletes he trains, Christopher Worrell is a “glorified mother.” Along with being a full-time athletic trainer, Worrell is also a full-time listener, advice giver, and companion. “The girls will come...1:53 am April 28, 2014

Local Morgantown Pet Shop Reaches Out

By Kelsey Bartlett, Makenzie Bristol, Alissa Hudak and Emily Meadows http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCBWg2HOQd8&feature=youtu.be MORGANTOWN, W.Va. At first glance, Animal House appears to be just another pet shop. However, the 1,000 square foot shop is expanding, not just in physical space, but also in terms of community outreach....7:53 pm February 24, 2014
Morgantown at high risk of a contaminated water supply

Morgantown at high risk of a contaminated water supply

By Bart Keeler, Gus Willis, Shanna Rose and Brian Thorpe The Monongahela River was once used to transport coal from the mines of north-central West Virginia to the steel mills in Pittsburgh. Today, it pushes over 900 tons of hazardous waste downstream to Pennsylvania each...9:37 pm February 10, 2014
Small businesses face uphill battle in West Virginia

Small businesses face uphill battle in West Virginia

By: Doug Walp, Alex Dye and Morgan Farr Small and local businesses, once a staple of Main Street America, have begun to disappear throughout the state of West Virginia in recent years. In fact, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy reports that West...9:45 pm December 9, 2013
Businesses want to keep downtown locally owned

Businesses want to keep downtown locally owned

By Joshua Cooper, Hayley Clover and Allyson Parrish MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — If you walk in downtown Morgantown, you will see local store after local store, but corporate restaurants are coming. Concerned that Panera Bread and Sheetz will squeeze out local businesses, Mountain People’s Market Co-op...6:11 pm December 9, 2013
Morgantown organizations promote biking in the city

Morgantown organizations promote biking in the city

By: Devin Dye, Joe Cooper, Dan Krotz In 2012, the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) awarded the City of Morgantown the Bronze Level Award for being a Bicycle Friendly Community. Morgantown is the first community to ever receive this honor in the state of West...12:24 am December 9, 2013
West Virginia Cyclist among those eyeing national cyclo-cross competition

West Virginia Cyclist among those eyeing national cyclo-cross competition

  By Josh Ewers Morgantown,W.Va. – On Saturday Nov. 16, White Park, in Morgantown, W.Va., was transformed into a cycling course as hundreds gathered to find out who, among the varied in style racers, competing on equipment ranging from mountain bikes to road bikes, would...8:04 pm December 2, 2013