Clark Davis http://wvpublic.org en Huntington Building Catches Fire http://wvpublic.org/post/huntington-building-catches-fire <p>A fire in the 6-story Morris Building in Huntington was contained early Sunday afternoon.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Huntington Fire Department and several volunteer crews from the area battled the fire in downtown Huntington. The building houses several offices, about 10 residents and two popular restaurants on the bottom floor, Backyard Pizza and the Peddler.</span></p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:11:03 +0000 Clark Davis 16085 at http://wvpublic.org Huntington Building Catches Fire Marshall Football Receiving High Praise http://wvpublic.org/post/marshall-football-receiving-high-praise <p>Marshall University Football is coming off a 10-4 season that has expectations through the roof for the upcoming season.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before fall even starts Marshall’s football team is receiving more hype than it has in quite a while. Last season saw the Herd challenge for its first Conference USA championship after winning the east division. Marshall traveled to Rice for the conference championship, but fell to the Owls 41-24. The loss was just the second all year against a conference team, the other a loss to Middle Tennessee State.</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:01:07 +0000 Clark Davis 16008 at http://wvpublic.org Marshall Football Receiving High Praise Marshall Forensic Students on Top Again http://wvpublic.org/post/marshall-forensic-students-top-again <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the fifth time in eight years the Marshall University Forensic Science Graduate Program earned the highest overall test scores in the country.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://forensics.marshall.edu/">Marshall Forensic Science Graduate Program</a> attracts students from all over the country. Take for instance Mackenzie </span>Kilkeary<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, whose fondness for forensic science started with a weekly viewing of a NCIS.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:17:21 +0000 Clark Davis 15894 at http://wvpublic.org Marshall Forensic Students on Top Again City of Huntington Readies for Classic Regatta http://wvpublic.org/post/city-huntington-readies-classic-regatta <p></p><p>The city of Huntington is bringing back the classic regatta this weekend in hopes to spur more economic activity downtown.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On the heels of a three-year successful run with powerboat races, city officials decided to bring back the old tradition of a <a href="http://huntingtonclassic.com/">Classic Regatta</a> to Harris Riverfront Park. The event will run three days starting this Friday through Sunday. </span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Attendance will be free, with events like a carnival, car show and two days of Powerboat Nationals racing. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams is excited about the differences between past events and this weekend’s event.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:52:32 +0000 Clark Davis 15741 at http://wvpublic.org City of Huntington Readies for Classic Regatta Special Needs Kids Learn What it Takes to Ride a Bike http://wvpublic.org/post/special-needs-kids-learn-what-it-takes-ride-bike <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As easy as riding a bike – that’s how the old saying goes. But for kids with special needs it can be tough. This week, a day-camp in Huntington has been helping&nbsp;children with developmental disabilities learn how to ride on their own. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Garrett Howard is an 11-year-old boy from nearby </span>Meigs<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County, Ohio. He has down syndrome and wants to learn how to ride a bike.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:12:07 +0000 Clark Davis 15564 at http://wvpublic.org Special Needs Kids Learn What it Takes to Ride a Bike Matewan Striving for Revitalization http://wvpublic.org/post/matewan-striving-revitalization <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This is part of our continuing series on how the towns of Grafton and Matewan are turning themselves around through a special collaborative project between West Virginia Public Broadcasting, West Virginia Focus magazine and the West Virginia Community Development Hub.&nbsp;</strong></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:15:00 +0000 Clark Davis 15527 at http://wvpublic.org Matewan Striving for Revitalization What Is Canalization? http://wvpublic.org/post/what-canalization <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Marshall University professor Vincent Sollars recently received a $432,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute for his unique cancer research. It involves something called canalization.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. </span>Sollars<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is an associate professor in the Marshall University School of Medicine. He’s taking an unusual approach to find better treatments for cancer.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:17:13 +0000 Clark Davis 15185 at http://wvpublic.org What Is Canalization? Marshall Set to Open Visual Arts Center http://wvpublic.org/post/marshall-set-open-visual-arts-center <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Marshall University will open a new visual arts center in the fall in downtown Huntington.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since purchasing the 112-year-old building in downtown Huntington for $750,000, the university has issued $9 million in bonds and raised more than $4 million in private money to renovate the facility. The former </span>Anderson-Newcomb<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Company building that housed a department store of the same name, later becoming the Stone and Thomas building will now house students starting in August.</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:50:37 +0000 Clark Davis 15056 at http://wvpublic.org Marshall Set to Open Visual Arts Center Is Tourism the Key to Turning Matewan Around? http://wvpublic.org/post/tourism-key-turning-matewan-around-0 <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This is part of our continuing series on how the towns of Grafton and Matewan are turning themselves around through a special collaborative project between West Virginia Public Broadcasting, West Virginia Focus magazine and the West Virginia Community Development Hub.&nbsp;</strong></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:52:38 +0000 Clark Davis 14690 at http://wvpublic.org Is Tourism the Key to Turning Matewan Around? Marshall’s Bazzie Playing Pro Football in Canada http://wvpublic.org/post/marshall-s-bazzie-playing-pro-football-canada <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One Marshall University football player has found a unique route to a professional career.</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:58:39 +0000 Clark Davis 14631 at http://wvpublic.org Marshall’s Bazzie Playing Pro Football in Canada Elementary Students Take Part in Arts and Bots at Marshall http://wvpublic.org/post/elementary-students-take-part-arts-and-bots-marshall <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kids from the surrounding areas were in Huntington this week taking part in Arts and Bots: Exploring Robotics and the Arts.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Students from grades 2 through 5 were on campus at Marshall learning how to build robots.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:06:14 +0000 Clark Davis 14374 at http://wvpublic.org Elementary Students Take Part in Arts and Bots at Marshall High School Students Experience STEM Fields at Marshall http://wvpublic.org/post/high-school-students-experience-stem-fields-marshall <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">High school students from all over the region were on Marshall University’s campus this week taking classes in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As part of the Health Care Pipeline Initiative, Marshall University was this year’s host to high school students from around West Virginia and Kentucky. Among the sessions the students attended were classes on Pharmacy.</span></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:30:13 +0000 Clark Davis 14031 at http://wvpublic.org High School Students Experience STEM Fields at Marshall Matewan Hoping to Use Grant Funding to Make Change http://wvpublic.org/post/matewan-hoping-use-grant-funding-make-change <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This morning we take a look at the Turn this Town Around Project in Matewan, where they too found out about possible grant funding for the community. They hope the available funds are the key to revitalizing the town.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:16:22 +0000 Clark Davis 13961 at http://wvpublic.org Matewan Hoping to Use Grant Funding to Make Change Huntington to Tap Unused Broadcast Frequencies for Free WiFi http://wvpublic.org/post/huntington-tap-unused-broadcast-frequencies-free-wifi <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Huntington hopes an old technology proves to be the key in a new technological world.</span></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:06:29 +0000 Clark Davis 13687 at http://wvpublic.org Huntington to Tap Unused Broadcast Frequencies for Free WiFi College Students Visit Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall http://wvpublic.org/post/college-students-visit-joan-c-edwards-school-medicine-marshall <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">College students from all over the region visited Marshall this week to find out if the field of medicine was meant for them.</span></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:38:38 +0000 Clark Davis 13592 at http://wvpublic.org College Students Visit Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall Huntington Entrepreneur Follows Steps to Successful Business http://wvpublic.org/post/huntington-entrepreneur-follows-steps-successful-business <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bridget Rowsey, owner of <a href="http://bridgetsdanceacademy.com/">Bridget’s Dance Academy</a> in Huntington, was named the state’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the West Virginia Small Business Administration at a ceremony in Morgantown.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As someone who found dancing easy, Bridget </span>Rowsey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> hoped the steps to establishing her own business might be the same.</span></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 19:39:34 +0000 Clark Davis 12846 at http://wvpublic.org Huntington Entrepreneur Follows Steps to Successful Business New Playground Just a Step in Revitalization of Huntington Riverfront http://wvpublic.org/post/new-playground-just-step-revitalization-huntington-riverfront <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new playground at Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington could serve as the beginning of a revitalized riverfront.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Huntington Mayor Steve Williams along with Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District officials opened the new playground yesterday morning. The $50,000 playground was paid for by the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District. The playground is just one step among many that Huntington Mayor Steve Williams hopes revitalizes the park.</span></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 18:46:47 +0000 Clark Davis 12693 at http://wvpublic.org New Playground Just a Step in Revitalization of Huntington Riverfront Wild Ramp Makes Move to Central City http://wvpublic.org/post/wild-ramp-makes-move-central-city <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Wild Ramp Food Market will hold a grand opening ceremony Saturday at 9 a.m. as they celebrate a move to a new larger location.</span></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 20:08:17 +0000 Clark Davis 12321 at http://wvpublic.org Wild Ramp Makes Move to Central City Marshall School of Medicine Approved for Psychiatry Residency Program http://wvpublic.org/post/marshall-school-medicine-approved-psychiatry-residency-program <p></p><p>The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine announced Thursday they have&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">been approved to start a psychiatry residency program. Marshall’s program will become only the third in the state to train the specialists experts say the region desperately needs.</span></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 20:40:10 +0000 Clark Davis 12056 at http://wvpublic.org Marshall School of Medicine Approved for Psychiatry Residency Program City Hopes Redesigned Website Betters Image http://wvpublic.org/post/city-hopes-redesigned-website-betters-image <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Huntington officials announced yesterday morning a major redesign of the website for the city.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor Steve Williams and Huntington officials felt it was time to change an outdated part of the city, the website. Huntington’s digital presence had fallen behind, according to city leaders. Williams said they had to make a better first impression.</span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 19:52:40 +0000 Clark Davis 11851 at http://wvpublic.org City Hopes Redesigned Website Betters Image