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40th ChiliFest to include a variety of activities, competitions Saturday in Huntington

Event designated as West Virginia State Chili Championship Jesten Richardson, HD Media HUNTINGTON, W.Va — ChiliFest, the West Virginia State Chili Championship, will bring live music, competitions and other activities to downtown Huntington on Saturday as it returns in its 40th anniversary year. During ChiliFest, which will be on 3rd Avenue[Read More…]

Don Smith joins West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine as director of communications

Smith served for 10 years as executive director of the West Virginia Press Association following a decade of service on the organization’s board of directors. WV Press Release Sharing LEWISBURG, W.Va. — James W. Nemitz, Ph.D., president of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM), has named Don Smith the[Read More…]

WVSOM vice president and two alumnae named as ‘West Virginia Wonder Women’

Leslie Bicksler, Hilary Miller, Sherri Young honored WV Press Release Sharing LEWISBURG, W.Va. – Three women affiliated with the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) have been recognized for their work throughout the state.  Leslie Bicksler, MSW, WVSOM’s vice president of human resources; Hilary Miller, D.O., MPH, a WVSOM[Read More…]

Ogden Newspapers’ Mike Myer, Spencer Newspapers Mary Helen Hedges voted into the WV Press Association Hall of Fame

William Harper, Don Marsh, Joe Mills and Samuel Craig Shaw entering Hall of Fame in ‘Veterans Class’ WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia newspapers have voted J Michael ‘Mike’ Myer of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register in Wheeling and Mary Helen Hedges of Roane County Reporter and Spencer[Read More…]

Political Advisory: Delegate Brandon Steele to seek Circuit Judge seat in West Virginia’s 10th Judicial Circuit

Steele: “I feel strongly that this is the next stage in my life”  By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association BECKLEY, W.Va. – Del. Brandon Steele, R-Raleigh, has announced his candidacy for circuit court judge in Raleigh County’s 10th Judicial Circuit. As a result, Steele will not be seeking re-election[Read More…]

WV Governor, state officials and residents celebrate grand opening of the historic Wellsburg Bridge

WV Press Release Sharing WELLSBURG, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice, West Virginia Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston, P.E., federal, state, and local officials took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the grand opening of the 1,875-foot Wellsburg Bridge connecting the communities of Wellsburg, W.Va., and Brilliant, Ohio. Hundreds of people[Read More…]

U.S. Sen. Manchin announces $11.9 million to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in West Virginia

WV Press Release Sharing WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has announced $11,977,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for four West Virginia projects. The funding will upgrade and improve water and wastewater infrastructure for communities across the state. “The Appalachian Regional[Read More…]

Wild West Benefit aims to round up funds for West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine student scholarships

WV Press Release Sharing LEWISBURG, W.Va. – You can bet the ranch that the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (WVSOM) Wild West Benefit will be an evening to remember. The frontier-themed event, a fundraiser for student scholarships, will take place starting at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 4, in the Conference[Read More…]

WVU Marching Band to perform in 2024 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

WV Press Release Sharing MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Representing West Virginia University and the entire Mountain State, “The Pride of West Virginia,” the Mountaineer Marching Band, will participate in the 2024 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, marking the second appearance for the band in the historic parade. Macy’s Parade officials were in Morgantown Saturday (Sept. 16)[Read More…]