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West Virginia Teachers Strike Again, Appear to Score Another Victory
West Virginia school personnel earned what looks like a second major labor victory in two years on Tuesday afternoon. Hours after educators walked out on strike, House legislators voted 53 to 45 to indefinitely table SB 451, a controversial omnibus education bill that has, in most of its many iterat
Buckhannon pumps money into water plant salaries
BUCKHANNON — The City of Buckhannon’s water system continues to earn awards, a testament to the hard work and dedication work of city employees. Due to this success, City of Buckhannon Class III and IV water plant operators were being tapped by other companies and entities for jobs with a higher sal
Buckhannon woman admits to methamphetamine distribution
CLARKSBURG – Ann Marie Stankus, of Buckhannon has admitted to distributing methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Stankus, 24, pled guilty to one count of aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Stankus admitted to working with another person to d
Morgantown girls’ basketball team holds off Buckhannon-Upshur to advance in sectional
MORGANTOWN — Morgantown High girls’ basketball coach Jason White has been in the business long enough to know a trap game when he sees one, and Tuesday’s Region I, Section II semifinal home tilt against Buckhannon-Upshur fit the definition.
Teachers strike to continue statewide today
BUCKHANNON — First-year Del. Carl “Robbie” Martin, R-Upshur, who won the office in November 2018 and represents the majority of Upshur County, was one of the 53 members voting to table Senate Bill 451 indefinitely Tuesday afternoon.
Local Educators Rally as Work Stoppage Gets Underway
BUCKHANNON — First-year Del. Carl “Robbie” Martin, R-Upshur, who won the office in November 2018 and ... CHARLESTON — After the defeat of the West Virginia Senate’s education reform package, Gov. Jim Justice asked ...
Man in custody after lengthy standoff with police
HARRISON COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) -- A local man is in custody after a standoff in Harrison County. According to the Bridgeport Police Department, Robert Given allegedly pointed a knife at a woman and threatened to kill her late Monday morning.
Two Detroit Area Men Named in West Virginia Drug Raid
HUNTINGTON, WV – Two Detroit area men have been charged after they were arrested during a drug raid in Huntington on Monday February 18th, 2019. 13 people were detained and 6 were arrested at about 5:00 Monday afternoon when a search warrant was executed on a house in the 1600 block of Madison Avenu
Teachers hit the streets to picket hours before SB 451 is tabled indefinitely
LEWIS & UPSHUR COUNTIES, W. Va. (WDTV) - While Senate Bill 451 was up for consideration in the capital, and 100 miles north, teachers with signs in hand stood on the sidewalks of major intersections, hoping this bill would die on the floor.
School employees strike to protest bill that could strip funding from public schools
Almost a year to the day after going on strike in 2018, more than 30,000 school personnel from all 55 counties across West Virginia will begin a work stoppage Tuesday after the state Senate approved a sweeping education omnibus bill that school officials believe would gut public education in favor o
3 Accused in Death of Missing Man Found in West Virginia
Police say three people have been arrested in the death of a missing Maryland man whose body was found in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Antonio Cane Arana and Dakota Daniel Paugh, both 19, and Erica Shatiena Earl, 21, have been arrested on charges including first- and second-degree murder, the Jou
Officers find meth in shoe during traffic stop, Grafton man arrested
PHILIPPI, W.Va. - A Grafton man has been arrested in Barbour County after officers said they found a bag of methamphetamine in his shoe while searching him during a traffic stop.
West Virginia Leaves Students Without Options
Lawmakers in WV, PA, and across the country need to recognize that education is not one size fits all. Last month, hundreds of students gathered at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School outside of Pittsburgh to celebrate National School Choice Week. With music, dance acts, and peppy speakers,
Man jailed after threatening Magistrate Coffman
BUCKHANNON — McKinley Storm Riffle, 24, Buckhannon, appeared before Lewis County Magistrate Roger D. “Rob” Clem in regard to a felony count of intimidation and retaliation against a public officer, namely Upshur County Magistrate J.M. “Mike” Coffman. According to a report filed in Upshur County Magi
‘The trust is not there’ — Strike to continue for second day
Is the education bill dead? Maybe. Is the strike over? Not yet. West Virginia school employees announced they would strike for a second day Wednesday night after expressing a deep distrust of legislators despite the House of Delegate’s decision to indefinitely postpone discussion on Senate Bill 451,
Widow of truck driver files wrongful death lawsuit against employer, others
A wrongful death lawsuit was filed by the widow of a trucker who was killed while driving on Interstate 79 in Greene County. Attorneys Peter D. Friday, Jesse A. Drumm and Richard L. Manilla filed the lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Gloria A. Snyder of Weston, West Virginia, the executrix of th
West Virginia House of Delegates Shelves Education Bill
CHARLESTON — With a loud cheer and applause by teachers from the galleries Tuesday, the House of Delegates killed the state Senate’s massive education reform package. The House voted 53-45 Tuesday morning to postpone indefinitely any action on the Senate amendment to Senate Bill 451, the education o
School boards announcing school closures due to strike
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — School boards are announcing closures or making decisions on closures after leaders representing school employees in West Virginia announced a statewide strike Monday.
Mountain CAP Child Advocacy Center earns re-accreditation from National Children’s Alliance
BUCKHANNON — Mountain CAP Child Advocacy Center has been awarded re-accreditation by National Children’s Alliance following an extensive application and site review process. As the accrediting agency for Children’s Advocacy Centers across the country, National Children’s Alliance awards various leve
Upshur looking at extracurricular trips procedures
BUCKHANNON — A request to give Upshur County Schools’ bus drivers a chance at extracurricular trips again will be handled through new practices being developed and not by revising a policy.