News http://wvpublic.org en Therapeutic Gardening for Vets, Gardens Feeding the Hungry, Chinese Medicine and More http://wvpublic.org/post/therapeutic-gardening-vets-gardens-feeding-hungry-chinese-medicine-and-more <p>The country’s top energy official visits Pittsburgh.</p><p>Veterans find gardening therapeutic.</p><p>We visit with Appalachian blogger and podcaster Dave Tabler.</p><p>And take a tour of a historic home in Hinton West Virginia.</p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Cecelia Mason 16028 at http://wvpublic.org Therapeutic Gardening for Vets, Gardens Feeding the Hungry, Chinese Medicine and More New Urban Garden in Wheeling Designed For the Blind http://wvpublic.org/post/new-urban-garden-wheeling-designed-blind <p></p><p>Wheeling has a new urban garden, and it’s a little out of the ordinary. It’s designed for visually impaired gardeners. &nbsp;Not many like it exist in the state.</p><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:57:05 +0000 Glynis Board 16032 at http://wvpublic.org New Urban Garden in Wheeling Designed For the Blind Catching Up With West Virginia's Teacher of the Year http://wvpublic.org/post/catching-west-virginias-teacher-year <p>It’s been a busy year for Berkeley County’s Erin Sponaugle, <a href="http://wvtoy2014.blogspot.com/">West Virginia’s 2014 Teacher of the Year</a>. Aside from teaching fifth grade at Tomahawk Intermediate School near Hedgesville, West Virginia, Sponaugle has traveled across the state and country representing her profession.</p><blockquote><p><strong>“It’s been life changing and life defining," Sponaugle said.</strong></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:19:28 +0000 Cecelia Mason 16029 at http://wvpublic.org Catching Up With West Virginia's Teacher of the Year Korean War Veteran Honored at Concord University http://wvpublic.org/post/korean-war-veteran-honored-concord-university <p>Friday marks Korean War Veteran Recognition Day in West Virginia. Concord University held a ceremony to honor those who fought in the conflict. James Kahle, a local veteran, was the guest speaker. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:28:08 +0000 Jared Kline 16010 at http://wvpublic.org Korean War Veteran Honored at Concord University W.Va. State Water Festival Celebrates 50 Years http://wvpublic.org/post/wva-state-water-festival-celebrates-50-years <p>This year marks the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary for the West Virginia State Water Festival. The festival kicks off this weekend.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:24:55 +0000 Jessica Lilly 16000 at http://wvpublic.org W.Va. State Water Festival Celebrates 50 Years 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 Manchin Sued by Brother Over Loan http://wvpublic.org/post/manchin-sued-brother-over-loan <p>U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is being sued by one of his brothers, who says the West Virginia Democrat and another brother never repaid a $1.7 million loan intended to keep the family's carpet business afloat.</p><p>Dr. John Manchin II filed the lawsuit in Marion County against the senator and Roch Manchin.<br />&nbsp; Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:47:43 +0000 Associated Press 16006 at http://wvpublic.org Manchin Sued by Brother Over Loan Group Works to Restore Oldest House in Hinton http://wvpublic.org/post/group-works-restore-oldest-house-hinton <p>The <a href="http://www.cfm-fmh.org/index.html">Campbell Flannagan Murrell House Museum </a>at 422 Summers Street in Hinton, is believed to be the oldest house in town. The house is perched about a block away from the New River, providing a clear view of the water.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:57:21 +0000 Jessica Lilly 15999 at http://wvpublic.org Group Works to Restore Oldest House in Hinton Doctor's License Suspended by the State http://wvpublic.org/post/doctors-license-suspended-state <p> A West Virginia board Friday suspended the license of the operator of a pain management clinic where an investigation found syringes were being reused.<br />&nbsp;<br />West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine suspended the license of Dr. Roland Chalifoux Jr. at a disciplinary hearing on Friday.<br />&nbsp; Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:22:42 +0000 Associated Press 15997 at http://wvpublic.org Doctor's License Suspended by the State W.Va. Pain Clinic Operator Faces Disciplinary Hearing http://wvpublic.org/post/wva-pain-clinic-operator-faces-disciplinary-hearing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A board will conduct a disciplinary hearing for the operator of a West Virginia pain management clinic where an investigation found syringes were being reused.</p><p>West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine Executive Director Diana Shepard says the board will hold a conference call Friday for Dr. Roland Chalifoux Jr.</p><p>One of the board's options is to suspend Chalifoux's medical license.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:15:51 +0000 Associated Press 15995 at http://wvpublic.org W.Va. Pain Clinic Operator Faces Disciplinary Hearing PETA Opposes Using Animals in W.Va. Testing http://wvpublic.org/post/peta-opposes-using-animals-wva-testing <p></p><p>An animal rights group opposes plans to conduct testing on animals of chemicals that spilled into West Virginia's largest water supply using animals.</p><p>People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals voiced concerns in a letter Thursday to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.</p><p>Wednesday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials promised additional tests on rats, worms and zebra fish. They will cost up to $1.2 million and take up to a year.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:09:57 +0000 Associated Press 15994 at http://wvpublic.org PETA Opposes Using Animals in W.Va. Testing Kanawha Commissioners to Seek Prosecutor's Removal http://wvpublic.org/post/kanawha-commissioners-seek-prosecutors-removal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kanawha County commissioners have agreed to begin removal proceedings against Prosecutor Mark Plants.</p><p>The commission voted Thursday to file a petition, citing the costs of paying a special prosecutor to handle certain cases in his place. Once filed, the state Supreme Court would appoint a panel to rule on it.</p><p>Plants and his office are barred from handling cases involving crimes of violence by a parent or guardian, abuse and neglect cases, and violations of domestic violence protection orders.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:09:50 +0000 Associated Press 15991 at http://wvpublic.org Kanawha Commissioners to Seek Prosecutor's Removal Huntington to Hire Additional Police Officers http://wvpublic.org/post/huntington-hire-additional-police-officers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The city of Huntington is reallocating $500,000 in its budget to hire 10 police officers to fight drug problems in neighborhoods.</p><p>The city council unanimously approved the move Thursday. It will transfer funds from the city's insurance program and the street paving budget.</p><p>Mayor Steve Williams told the council that Huntington residents are scared to take their children outside. He says the hirings will send a message to drug dealers to get out.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:01:44 +0000 Associated Press 15990 at http://wvpublic.org Huntington to Hire Additional Police Officers Help for Charleston's Community Gardens, W.Va. Teacher of the Year http://wvpublic.org/post/help-charlestons-community-gardens-wva-teacher-year <p>A follow up to our story about the gardens on Charleston’s west side.&nbsp; Publicity about the effort brought new volunteers to help maintain them.&nbsp; We’ll re-visit West Virginia’s Teacher of the Year as she prepares for schools to open next month and Lori McKenna with the Mountain Stage Song of the Week.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:59:39 +0000 Beth Vorhees 15987 at http://wvpublic.org Help for Charleston's Community Gardens, W.Va. Teacher of the Year Casey, Mooney Talk Business Policy at Forum http://wvpublic.org/post/casey-mooney-talk-business-policy-forum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Democrat Nick Casey and Republican Alex Mooney say the global warming debate is better left to scientists.</p><p>During Thursday's West Virginia Business &amp; Industry Council forum at the Charleston Civic Center, they added that other countries should step up in reducing carbon emissions.</p><p>It marked the first forum featuring both party candidates in this fall's 2nd Congressional District election.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:40:56 +0000 Associated Press 15956 at http://wvpublic.org Casey, Mooney Talk Business Policy at Forum U.S. Plans W.Va. Refunds Under Affordable Care Act http://wvpublic.org/post/us-plans-wva-refunds-under-affordable-care-act <p>More than $900,000 in refunds from insurance companies are headed to 8,300 consumers in West Virginia.</p><p>Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced the payments Thursday, crediting the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>Burwell said the refunds in West Virginia will average $177 per family.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:29:49 +0000 Associated Press 15937 at http://wvpublic.org U.S. Plans W.Va. Refunds Under Affordable Care Act Process Slow for Picking Huntington Police Chief http://wvpublic.org/post/process-slow-picking-huntington-police-chief <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Huntington remains without a permanent police chief four months after Skip Holbrook announced his resignation.</p><p>Mayor Steve Williams says the selection process for Holbrook's replacement has gone slower than he anticipated.</p><p>Williams says he underestimated the time required to conduct background checks of candidates.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:23:30 +0000 Associated Press 15936 at http://wvpublic.org Process Slow for Picking Huntington Police Chief Marshall University Gets High Forensic Science Rating, Cruising Returns to Princeton http://wvpublic.org/post/marshall-university-gets-high-forensic-science-rating-cruising-returns-princeton <p>Part two of our report on the Veterans to Agriculture Program, giving returning soldiers a chance for therapeutic work.&nbsp; Public policy workshops give citizens a chance to voice concerns about legislative issues. Marshall University's Forensic Science program gets a high national ranking and in Princeton, cruising is making a comeback as a way of revitalizing the downtown area.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:01:12 +0000 Beth Vorhees 15926 at http://wvpublic.org Marshall University Gets High Forensic Science Rating, Cruising Returns to Princeton Children Combat Hunger in West Virginia http://wvpublic.org/post/children-combat-hunger-west-virginia <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Tom Toliver has seen people with children who are hungry, searching for food in dumpsters in the alleys of Charleston. And he isn’t the only one. At the Union Mission where Toliver has been donating fresh vegetables, the president and CEO Rex Whiteman says hunger is on the rise throughout the state, and in Appalachia. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Roxy Todd 15915 at http://wvpublic.org Children Combat Hunger in West Virginia Cruiser's Reunion Brings Nostalgia to Princeton http://wvpublic.org/post/cruisers-reunion-brings-nostalgia-princeton <p><em><strong>Cruise</strong>&nbsp;(v)&nbsp;: </em>Driving with an emphasis on socializing.</p><p>It used to be unstoppable in towns in Southern West Virginia. Drivers would crowd the streets on weekends for a chance at meeting up with their friends and families.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:18:47 +0000 Jared Kline 15892 at http://wvpublic.org Cruiser's Reunion Brings Nostalgia to Princeton