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State school board hires new superintendent for deaf, blind schools

The West Virginia Board of Education voted Friday to hire a new superintendent of the state Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.

Martin Keller Jr. will begin leading the Romney schools, which serve students ages 3 to 21, on Sept. 16 at an annual...

State school board hires new superintendent for deaf, blind schools

The West Virginia Board of Education voted Friday to hire a new superintendent of the state Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.

Martin Keller Jr. will begin leading the Romney schools, which serve students ages 3 to 21, on Sept. 16 at an annual ...

Constellium gets preliminary OK for $15 million loan

Constellium Rolled Products, the large aluminum product manufacturer in Jackson County, may soon be expanding its business with the help of state financing.

On Thursday, the West Virginia Economic Development Authority — the state agency ...

Iran nuke deal debated at WV’s Yeager Airport
Iran nuke deal debated at WV’s Yeager Airport

Representatives from a newly formed veterans group came to Charleston on Thursday as part of an effort to persuade Sen. Joe Manchin to vote against the Iran nuclear deal.

Michael Pregent, director of Veterans Against the Deal, said his group,...

Council approves proposed budget for community and technical colleges

Members of the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education on Thursday approved budget requests for the nine-school system it oversees, but not before expressing concern that a Tomblin administration mandate to not exceed last...

Carter ready for radiation treatment
Carter ready for radiation treatment

ATLANTA — With a broad smile and an upbeat attitude, former President Jimmy Carter told the world Thursday that he has cancer in his brain, and feels “perfectly at ease with whatever comes.”...

Indoor cycling studio offers fitness and motivation (video)
Indoor cycling studio offers fitness and motivation (video)

The room is in darkness except for a raised platform at front on which sits a cycling machine. On the machine sits Nick Staples, lit by a single track light with a row of bright, yellow-white candles burning along the edge of the platform at this feet....

Historic preservation grants available in state

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s State Historic Preservation Office is accepting applications for historic preservation survey and planning grants.

The office says applications must be postmarked by Oct. 31. About $80,000 will...

Lucky to not work for 33 years
Lucky to not work for 33 years

Thirty-three years ago this month, I began working at the Charleston Daily Mail.

I did not ride a dinosaur to the Charleston Newspapers building as I have told some of the younger reporters. However, following my job interview I did take a...

US home sales soar in July to fastest pace since early 2007
US home sales soar in July to fastest pace since early 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans stepped up their home-buying for a third straight month in July, as sales accelerated to the strongest pace in eight years.

The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales of existing homes rose 2 ...

Cheating website linked to White House, Congress, Kanawha Valley

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of U.S. government employees — including some with sensitive jobs in the White House, Congress and law enforcement agencies — used Internet connections in their federal offices to ...

CAMC Breast Center offers new-tech, patient-centered care
CAMC Breast Center offers new-tech, patient-centered care

In 1996, Betty Young and her husband embarked on a two-week cruise to Alaska and returned to phone messages from her doctors, urging her to call and schedule a follow-up mammography to the one she’d had just before leaving for her trip....

Judge to rule on bid process in Capitol Complex security upgrade

State employees who handled the bids for a $3.4 million Capitol Complex security upgrade said the process was routine, despite arguments made by a Poca company that it should have been awarded the work.

A judge heard about six hours of...

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