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West Virginia newspaper editor Mike Myer dies at 69

Award-winning journalist was president of West Virginia Press Association Foundation By HEATHER ZIEGLER, The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, and reports from the West Virginia Press Association WHEELING, W.Va. — J. Michael Myer, longtime executive editor of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, died Wednesday at Wheeling Hospital. He was 69. Myer[Read More…]

West Virginia Press Association presents convention online highlights

It’s online: Enjoy convention at your convenience — — —  Welcome to the West Virginia Press Association’s 2020 Convention. The largest annual gathering of newspaper professionals in the state is online this year. Acting on the Coronavirus information and advice featured in our newspapers in 2020, the West Virginia Press Association has[Read More…]

Education Alliance interns’ capstone presentations featured Toyota Motor Manufacturing WV

By Lexi Browning West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Following a four-week stint with Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia Inc., five high school students working through The Educational Alliance presented their capstones virtually on Friday to the TMMWV president, company representatives and educational leaders in the region.  Facing challenges brought[Read More…]

W.Va. high school students experience real-world learning through virtual internships

West Virginia American Water, Toyota Motor Manufacturing WV, Dow Inc. partner with The Education Alliance on summer Internships WV Press Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Even in times of a pandemic, learning continues in West Virginia. That message was demonstrated recently during capstone presentations of high school interns participating in The Education[Read More…]

W.Va. manufacturers adapting to challenges and finding opportunities during pandemic

By Lexi Browning WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, manufacturers in West Virginia have stepped up to help prevent the spread of the deadly pandemic in their facilities.  Deemed an essential service during Governor Jim Justice’s Stay-at-Home order issued March 24, manufacturers were permitted to remain[Read More…]

Coronavirus Update: County officials across West Virginia dealing with numerous challenges

By Lexi Browning West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Across West Virginia, government officials in all 55 counties are responding to a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Though each region faces individual challenges, these officials say they are working to find the best solutions for local residents. Serving the public: From the beginning[Read More…]