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Former Times West Virginian editor John Veasey remembered as a legend

By ERIC CRAVEY Editor Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Former Times West Virginian editor John Veasey died Tuesday due to a stroke he had Monday. He was 82. After graduating from West Virginia University, Veasey was hired as a sports reporter on Oct. 3, 1958, for the Fairmont Times, the[Read More…]

Virginia Nicholson, publisher of the The Herald Record, dead at 90

WEST UNION, W.Va. — Virginia Lee Nicholson, 90, owner and publisher of the The Herald Record in Doddridge County, died March 28. Nicholson’s family met with friends on  March 31 at Spurgeon Funeral Home in West Union before a private burial. “Virginia was active at The Record Herald and took great[Read More…]

W.Va. Power outlasts Greenville, 6-5

Press Release from W.Va. Power: GREENVILLE, S.C.  — Thanks to a two-run eighth inning and five solid innings from their bullpen, the Power was able to overcome a pair of one-run deficits to take down the Drive, 6-5, Saturday evening at Fluor Field at The West End in Greenville. West Virginia[Read More…]

Hampshire Review looking for a “do-it-all” journalist

ROMNEY, W.Va. — The Hampshire Review is looking for a “full-time journalist capable of doing it all.” Senior Editor Jim King said, “As the best big weekly in West Virginia, the standards are high. You’ll need to be able to report and write, but you’ll also need to shoot photos[Read More…]

The Journal kicks off Community Star program in Eastern Panhandle

By EMILY KEEFER The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — The Journal is looking for nominations to honor residents in Berkeley, Morgan and Jefferson counties who strive to make their communities a better place. “Sometimes the brightest ‘stars’ are the closest,” said Judy Gelestor, publisher of The Journal. “This program will allow[Read More…]

Parkersburg News and Sentinel Job Fair set for Friday

Staff reports The Parkersburg News and Sentinel VIENNA, W.Va.  — The Parkersburg News & Sentinel will hold a Job Fair 11-2 p.m. Friday at the Grand Pointe Conference Center, 1500 Grand Central Ave. in Vienna. More than two dozen companies will participate in the free event, some conducting interviews at[Read More…]

WVPA Foundation accepting scholarship, summer Internship applications for 2019-20

Newspapers interesting in hosting an intern should contact the WVPA CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association Foundation is now accepting applications for 2019 Summer Internships at West Virginia newspapers and 2019-20 college scholarships. If awarded, there will be three $3,000 paid internships. The WVPAF also assists with unpaid internships at newspapers across[Read More…]

WVPA Hall of Fame accepting nominations for Class of 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association is now accepting nominations for the West Virginia Press Association’s Hall of Fame, Class of 2019. The Hall of Fame committee welcomes written nominations, which must include a brief biographical sketch. In order to be nominated and elected to the Hall of Fame, a[Read More…]

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