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Posts tagged "West Virginia"

The Healing Waters of Morgantown

By Ryan Herdman and Cara Devenney Twice a month, Aaron Barkhurst drives to a local outdoor shop. There, he meets with a handful of men who can be found sitting at a long wooden picnic table in the back of the store. One man wears a...4:09 pm November 10, 2016

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
Dog fighting raid in Jefferson Co. leads to tougher penalties

Dog fighting raid in Jefferson Co. leads to tougher penalties

By Samantha Clarkson, Kalea Gunderson and Nate Temple Dogs with missing jaws, broken legs and bloody fur were rescued last June by the Jefferson County Police Department, initiating action from legislators against dog fighting crimes in West Virginia. After months of negotiating the consequences of those...6:57 pm April 27, 2016

Will 2016 be the year West Virginia breaks free of the fossil fuel cartel?

  By: Corey McDonald, Kara Loyd, and Lauren McMillen Even before the 2016 gubernatorial race begins in earnest, Senate President Bill Cole [R – Mercer] has already received substantial contributions from oil and gas interests in West Virginia. He has been endorsed by a super...3:23 pm March 10, 2016
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

Safety at West Virginia Coal Mines Remains a Persistent Problem

By Jack Baronner On March 8 of this year, John Michael Garloch started his Sunday night shift at the McElroy mine in Marshall County, West Virginia like any other.  Garloch, who traveled 38 miles from his home in Neffs, Ohio for every shift, was soon...1:37 pm September 27, 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
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
Juggling classes and extra-curriculars

Juggling classes and extra-curriculars

By Joe Mitchin, Ryan Fadus and Dan Ingham MORGANTOWN, W. Va.- At 10:25 a.m., Kevin White ran off the bus, dodging students like he was dodging defenders on the field, hustling for the doors of the Business and Economics building. His Econ 202 test would...6:16 pm December 9, 2013
Bringing Broadband To All Of West Virginia: A Multifaceted Issue

Bringing Broadband To All Of West Virginia: A Multifaceted Issue

By: Branford Marks, Caroline Szwed, Brandon Hite. It’s happened to all of us: you come home excited to get caught up on your favorite show on Netflix or turn on your laptop to check your Facebook and you get a pop-up saying no connection. You...10:24 pm December 6, 2013
Close to 1,000 children available for adoption in West Virginia

Close to 1,000 children available for adoption in West Virginia

By Kristen Basham and Tiet Tran In early October, 15-year-old, Davion Only approached the pulpit at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church and made a public plea to be adopted.  In the weeks after his public address, hundreds of families reached out hoping to welcome Only...2:33 pm December 3, 2013