4-18-14 W.Va. DMV expanding online services

CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles is widening its online service offerings. West Virginians now have the option to renew their vehicle registration and request a duplicate registration card online. Besides those two online options, motorists can view their official driving record, access their driver’s license status and get a snapshot […]

4-18-14 Group looks to help stranded I-81 motorists

MARTINSBURG (AP) — Everyone thinks John G. “JG” Bartley has a great idea — a mobile comfort station that could be used during traffic jams on Interstate 81, during large structure fires and disasters — but wonders why someone hasn’t thought of it before. “It’s a good idea and I’m happy to facilitate this meeting […]

4-17-14 PSC OKs plans to improve power reliability

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia utility regulators have approved utility vegetation-management plans aimed at reducing power failures during destructive storms. The plans announced Monday are for Monongahela Power Co. and Potomac Edison Co. The plans are part of a Public Service Commission of West Virginia directive in January 2013 requiring electric companies operating in the […]

4-17-14 Area gas prices up a nickel

CHARLESTON — Area gas prices increased five cents this week to $3.66 a gallon, according to AAA East Central. On the National Front: Tuesday’s national average price at the pump was $3.64 per gallon. This was six cents more expensive than one week ago, 13 cents more than one month ago, and 12 cents more […]

4-16-14 GOP targets women in W.Va., 9 other states

CHARLESTON (AP) — Two West Virginia counties are among two dozen nationwide that Republicans are targeting to sway women’s votes. The Republican National Committee announced its “14 in `14” program in Charleston on Monday, calling for GOP female volunteers in the 14 weeks before the November midterm elections. The volunteers will recruit other women who […]

4-16-14 Ex-Homeland Security official accused

MARTINSBURG (AP) — A Virginia man who is a former director of a Homeland Security division has been indicted on charges he used his government-issued credit card to obtain more than $100,000 in cash advances at the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town. U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced Monday that 55-year-old Gene Protogiannis of Lovettsville, Va., […]

4-15-14 Capito raises $817,000; Tennant, almost $800,000

CHARLESTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito brought in more than $817,000 for her U.S. Senate bid last quarter, while her likely competition, Natalie Tennant, kept pace by raising almost $800,000, campaign officials told The Associated Press. Republican Capito still maintains about a 4-to-1 cash advantage after the January-through-March fundraising period. The seven-term congresswoman […]

4-15-14 Historic Eastern Panhandle home tours set

CHARLES TOWN (AP) — As dependable as April showers and spring flowers, the annual showcase of one-of-a-kind Eastern Panhandle properties is again set to delight visitors later this month. Coming up April 26 and 27, the House and Garden Tour of Historic Berkeley and Jefferson Counties has been a staple of the season since 1955. […]

4-14-14 Obama taps W.Va native for health job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sylvia Mathews Burwell, nominated to run “Obamacare,” would bring a wealth of expertise in economics and government management to one of Washington’s toughest jobs, even though she has little direct experience in the health care industry. In selecting Burwell to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Obama chose a veteran […]

4-14-14 Students urged to apply for financial aid

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia students are being urged to file paperwork to be considered for state-level grants to help pay for college and career and technical programs. Officials say students must file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid by Tuesday in order to be considered for the state-level financial aid. Completing the application […]

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