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  1. Monday Morning Quarterback: WVU - Scoasts vs. WildcatsRead the original story

    Yesterday |

    The last four seasons' battles between WVU and Kansas State have been nailbiters decided in the final minutes. But this time the Mountaineers totally dominated the Wildcats in coasting to a 35-6 victory.


  2. Allison Rae CrawfordRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 22 |

    Allison Rae Crawford, 38, of New Martinsville, WV, passed away on September 20, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. She was born on December 3, 1979 in Glen Dale, WV to Bradley R. and Frances Kay Hickman Crawford.


  3. Photo Gallery: All That JazzRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 21 |

    Photo by Jeff Baughan Collin Faulkenberry of Morgantown, left, plays his guitar while Tanner Davis of Charleston performs with his saxophone as part of the West Virginia University Jazz Ensemble's appearance at Worthington Elementary School. The four-man group from West Virginia University appeared at the school as part of a grant through the Wine and Jazz Foundation.


  4. Gov. Justice cites increase in tourist spendingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 20 |

    Research from a West Virginia travel impacts study shows traveler spending in the state grew at a rate above the national average in 2017, 3.9 percent compared to 3 percent, according to speakers Wednesday at the 2018 West Virginia Governor's Conference on Tourism in Morgantown. The increase, cited in tourism economic impact research released Wednesday, reverses a four-year decline in travel-generated spending in the state.


  5. Monday Morning Quarterback: Big 12 shaping up to be toughRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 16 |

    West Virginia's scheduled game Saturday at North Carolina State was cancelled by approaching Hurricane Florence. It was unfortunate as it was an important game for both schools, and it does not appear it will be rescheduled.


  6. PHS faces Woodrow Wilson, seeks first victoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 6 |

    Third-year Woodrow Wilson head football coach Chad Sarrett will try and lead his Flying Eagles to their first 3-0 start since 2012 when winless Parkersburg invades for a 7:30 p.m. Friday Mountain State Athletic Conference clash inside Van Meter Stadium. Two games into the campaign, the Big Reds of second-year head coach Mike Byus are just trying to find healthy bodies while WWHS has allowed eight points.


  7. South, PHS football home tonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 30 |

    Both Parkersburg public high schools, PHS and South, don't go out of town for their football games tonight, while Williamstown tries to get back on track at Magnolia and Parkersburg Catholic is looking to go 2-0 Saturday night. The PHS Big Reds, 0-1 after a 45-35 season-opening road loss last Thursday to Morgantown, face a powerhouse in Cabell Midland in a 7:30 p.m. matchup at newly-renovated Stadium Field, while the 1-0 South Patriots, who bested Ripley 27-7 in their season lidlifter, are back at the Erickson All-Sports Facility at 7 p.m. to tackle an 0-1 University squad that fell to John Marshall last week.


  8. Place focus on your strengthsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2018 |

    We have all heard that we should determine our strengths and weaknesses. Some people might tell you to focus on your weaknesses and try to fix them.


  9. Panel to look at West Virginia community and technical collegesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2018 |

    Despite being excluded from the original charter and proclamation, community and technical colleges could become part of the discussion being had by the new group looking at higher education reform in West Virginia. The Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education held its second meeting by conference call Friday afternoon.


  10. City councilman, WVU professor relieved of teaching dutiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2018 |

    The deputy mayor of Morgantown has been relieved of his teaching duties at West Virginia University after police were called to his home for a noncriminal matter. The Dominion Post reports Mark Brazaitis has been banned from West Virginia University's campus except for attending prescheduled meetings.


  11. Tony Caridi talks Mountaineer football at Boys and Girls Club fundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2018 |

    Photo by Jeff Baughan Tony Caridi, center, and Jim Hayhurst, left, share a laugh and listen to a story before the start of Saturday's Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg fundraiser at the Parkersburg Country Club. Photo by Jeff Baughan Tony Caridi, sportscaster for West Virginia University's Mountaineer Sports Network and West Virginia Radio Corporation's Metronews Radio Network, spoke at the annual Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg fundraiser at the Parkersburg Country Club on Saturday.


  12. Blankenship files with W.Va. Supreme Court to get on November BallotRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 |

    Don Blankenship, the former Republican candidate in the U.S. Senate primary, filed paperwork with the state's highest court to get on the November ballot as a Constitution Party member. Blankenship's attorney, Robert Bastress of Morgantown, filed a writ of mandamus with the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Thursday.


  13. Thumbs Up, Thumbs DownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 |

    UP: To the Parkersburg Police Department, for its intention to participate in the viral video lip sync challenge for law enforcement agencies. City Councilwoman Sharon Kuhl is correct that the fun video will be good for relations with community members, but also a boost to morale for the department.


  14. Theodore William Paul Jr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2018 |

    Theodore William Paul Jr., 68 of Mineral Wells, WV, passed peacefully and quietly surrounded by family on Monday, July 23, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. Ted was born October 15, 1949 in Buffalo, NY.


  15. WVUa s Dravon Askew-Henry ready for one more seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2018 |

    Redshirt senior Dravon Askew-Henry wants to end his tenure at West Virginia University the way he began it - as one of the nation's best defensive backs. After starting his first 26 games in the Old Gold and Blue - earning True Freshman All-American in 2014 - Askew-Henry was forced to sit out the 2016 campaign due to a season-ending knee injury during preseason camp.


  16. County clerks receive cybersecurity training in MorgantownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2018 |

    Perry & Associates President Jodey Altier and Chief Operating Officer Bill Wilkinson appear before the Wood County Commission Monday to give the results of the audit they did of the county's finances. U.S. Department of Homeland Security adviser Matt Masterson and Secretary of State Mac Warner talk before the start of the cybersecurity conference on Monday.


  17. Leo Ernest Flower Jr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2018 |

    Leo Ernest Flower, Jr., 89, of St. Marys, WV, passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at his home. Leo was born in St. Marys on January 26, 1929, a son of the late Leo Ernest Sr. and Ruth Brown Flower.


  18. Jeremy Allen PerkinsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2018 |

    Jeremy Allen Perkins, 41, of Spencer, died July 14, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia after an extended illness. He was born February 23, 1977 in Spencer, the first son of Stanley and Judy Perkins.


  19. Reed George BenderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2018 |

    Reed was born August 31, 1961, a son of the late Robert Parke and Nancy Bender. For over 20 years, Reed was a devoted manager at Chris Miller Furniture, where he gained a work family.


  20. WVU holds majority on blue ribbon commissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2018 |

    Out of the 14 members appointed so far to a new commission looking at higher education, about a third are connected to the West Virginia University Board of Governors. Gov. Jim Justice announced the appointment of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education last Monday during a press conference.


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