Day: July 23, 2019 Archives

TuesdayJuly 23, 2019

Manchin, Capito among senators confirming Esper

The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Mark Esper as the next secretary of the Department of Defense.

Maryland man indicted for June bank robbery

Steven Silverman, of Thurmont, Maryland, is charged with a count of bank robbery.

World Scout Jamboree kicks off with opening ceremony

More than 40,000 people from 170 international organizations are taking part in the quadrennial celebration of scouting.

Vehicle tied to Amber Alert spotted in Arizona

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Virginia State Police.

Espinosa named Rockwool public representative

House Majority Whip Paul Espinosa, R-Jefferson, will serve as public affairs manager.

West Virginia baseball signing class ranked in Top 25 nationally

After experiencing major attrition via the MLB Draft, West Virginia baseball is bouncing back with its highest-rated recruiting class.

‘Game-changer’ cracker plant in Wood County is off, but another developer could step up

W.Va. development director says original investor is trying to market to other companies.

Mountaineers McKivitz, Sills named to Outland Trophy watch list

Two West Virginia offensive linemen are on the radar for being among the best in the country at their position.

As Suspension Bridge remains closed, Wheeling officials looking at all options for preservation

The bridge may open up to vehicles in August following June incident with an overweight bus.

Grant County emergency leader worries about unreliable phone service

Peggy Bobo Alt fears the constant and extended land line outages will eventually cost somebody their life because they cant reach 9-1-1

State trooper recovering from I-81 accident injuries, family grateful for support

Cpl. Josh Ware was clearing debris from I-81 when he was struck by a downed cable.

House, Senate pass bill meant to relieve financially-troubled power plant

Pleasants Power Station, which employs 160 people, would be exempt from $12.5 million annual business and occupation taxes.

Stand-alone U.S. Customs facility at Yeager Airport welcomed by officials

U.S. Customs has been working without its own facility at Yeager Airport since 2016.

Best Virginia interested in being more than just a fantasy team

A group of West Virginia's best basketball alums are eyeing a major prize.

‘Our faith does not depend on one individual,’ new bishop tells West Virginia Catholics

Bishop Mark Brennan will be formally installed in August as the replacement for former Bishop Michael Bransfield who resigned from the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston amid scandal.

Police in Logan County investigate stabbing death

Police say brothers were fighting.

Wheeling-Charleston Diocese has new bishop

Mark Brennan coming from West Virginia from Archdiocese of Baltimore to replace Michael Bransfield.

UMWA wants Democratic presidential candidates to look miners in the eye

One of the most memorable moments of the 2016 presidential campaign came right here in West Virginia when out-of-work coal miner Bo Copley confronted Hillary Clinton over her comments about putting “a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” Copley asked Clinton, face-to-face at a small roundtable meeting in Williamson, how she