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White Hall Town Council hosts second reading of ordinance increasing Municiple Sales and Use Tax; a

WHITE HALL, W.Va. - White Hall Town Council held a second reading of an ordinance Monday night to increase the Municipal Sales and Use Tax. The potential increase will be within the corporate limits of White Hall, that increase could rise from half a percent to a full one percent. Just last month, c


Grandma's Diner ranked most iconic in all of West Virginia

CHARLES TOWN, W. Va. - MSN just ranked a small family owned diner in downtown Charles Town the most iconic diner in all of West Virginia. Grandma's Diner was built by an African-American landowner named Russell Roper in the mid-1960s and leased the restaurant to a local hometown favorite that many r


Area students complete Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy

KINGWOOD – Eight Marion County students and a Grafton student recently completed training in the military-styled Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy. The camp, which is voluntary, helps teens who are struggling in school, within their family or with other aspects of life, either catch up with their high s


Name released of woman killed in West Virginia crash

WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ)- Investigators released the name of a woman killed in a multiple vehicle crash in the Stepptown community of Wayne County on U.S. 52 Saturday. State police say a vehicle driven by Jennifer Clark drove into an oncoming lane and struck another vehicle traveling on U.S. 52 la


Taylor County girl dead after vehicle accident in PA

HOMER CITY, Pa. - A Taylor County girl is dead after a vehicle accident in Pennsylvania Friday. The Indiana County Coroner says 17-year-old Makenzie Marie Deditch of Grafton died after a Porsche Cayenne crossed the center on a highway near Homer City Friday afternoon.


Pennsylvania man arrested on drug charge in Monongalia County

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - A Pennsylvania man was arrested in Monongalia County after troopers said they recovered crack cocaine, marijuana, crystal meth and pills during a traffic stop.


Saturday’s shooting victim not killed

One person was shot but not killed in a shooting at Exotica Life Gentleman’s Club according to the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department. The victim, whose name is not being released, was shot in an extremity and taken to J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in a private vehicle, Sheriff Perry Palmer said.


Grafton girl dead in Pennsylvania crash

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A 17-year-old girl from Taylor County is dead following a crash in western Pennsylvania Friday evening. The girl, who is unidentified, is a native of Grafton, West Virginia.


The History of Taylor County Chapter One Hundred-Ninety-Four

The Robert Cook Dramatic company came to the Opera House for the week of January 12 to a very good week’s business. Gordon McDowell, a sterling actor, had the leads in the repertoire of plays presented by the company and Miss Elma Cornell ably supported him especially in her part of Lady Isable and


West Virginia Ranked Among Worst for Domestic Violence

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – The Women’s Resource Center said West Virginia is number 14 in the country when it comes to domestic violence homicides. The numbers average out to about two homicides across the state each month. Southern West Virginia alone has already had about half a dozen domestic violenc


WVU offering some workers buyout options

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University will soon be offering some of its longtime employees an opportunity to voluntarily separate from the university at two separate exit dates.


Marion lawmaker Roman Prezioso appointed to state committee ahead of Special Session

FAIRMONT – At least one Marion County legislator will have a seat at the table in the run up to the April 30 Special Session called by Gov. Jim Justice. Sen. Roman Prezioso(D-Marion) was named Monday to the West Virginia Board of Education’s committee on school finance and funding.


2 Men Claim to be from Detroit after Purse Snatching at West Virginia Walmart

BARBOURSVILLE, W.VA. – Three people were arrested on Sunday April 21st, 2019, after a purse snatching incident at a Walmart in Barboursville. Two men allegedly stole a purse from a woman outside of Walmart. A Cabell County Sheriff’s deputy who was in the vicinity at the time tried to stop them. He c


Cryser named president of Fairmont State Foundation

FAIRMONT – The fundraising arm of Fairmont State University has a new leader. Following a number of administrative positions at higher education institutions, Julie R. Cryser becomes the new president of Fairmont State Foundation.


West Virginia grand jury indicts Strasburg man

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Over two days, 40 individuals were indicted by the April term of the Jefferson County grand jury, including a man charged with a fatal hit-and-run in February, according to the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.


Woman claims West Virginia Municipal League terminated her due to pregnancy

CHARLESTON — A woman is suing her former employer, alleging she was terminated because she was pregnant. Wanda Rena McCormick filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against West Virginia Municipal League Inc. and Travis Blosser.


Arthurdale woman stopped at Pittsburgh TSA checkpoint with loaded handgun in carry-on bag

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WDTV) - Transportation Security Administration officials say a woman from Preston County was stopped at the Pittsburgh International Airport's security checkpoint with a loaded handgun in her carry-on bag on Monday morning.


This One Of A Kind Waterfall Park Is A True West Virginia Delight

Upon first glance, it’s pleasantly straightforward why this waterfall park in West Virginia is easily one of the best (and among the most hidden) waterfall parks in the Mountain State. Valley Falls is located along the Tygart River outside of Fairmont and features a set of never-ending cascading wat


Vitalent provides opportunities to keep donated blood in West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center launched a new partnership with Vitalent Monday morning. Vitalent is one of the nation's oldest and largest non-profit community blood service providers, and the new partnership allows blood that's donated from Eastern Panhandle residents to


Woman who stole more than $1K at Carlisle Barracks hit with new embezzlement charge in West Virginia

A woman who pleaded guilty last year to stealing $1,053 from the Root Hall Café at Carlisle Barracks is now accused of embezzling even more money from a homeowner’s association where she was the treasurer.