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Tattoo Expo Opens for the Weekend

Community

Tattoo Expo Opens for the Weekend

The buzzing of tattoo machines will fill the Grand Exhibit Hall of the Morgantown Event Center at Waterfront Place this weekend as the 7th annual West Virginia Tattoo Expo returns to Morgantown.

Business

Business
Pikewood Creative wins Emmy for 'Hot Rod' documentary
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Pikewood Creative is going to have another piece of hardware to add to its already impressive collection.
August 20, 2019 - 10:29 am
Business
I-79 Mazda dealership to close this month
The I-79 Mazda dealership in Mount Morris, Pa., just over the Pennsylvania border, will be closing its doors at the end of the month according to an Aug.
August 22, 2019 - 8:57 am
Business
Teva introduces generic version of Mylan's EpiPen Jr
Another EpiPen competitor entered the market on Tuesday.
August 20, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Business
EQT landowner town hall: New CEO wants to 'be good partners'
Natural gas producer has often been perceived as a bully and a my way or the highway outlier among its fellow producers.
August 19, 2019 - 9:04 pm
Business
Fed judge OKs 'overarching conspiracy' claim in generic drug price-fixing suits including W.Va. and Mylan
One of two federal lawsuits pursued by West Virginia andother states alleging that a number of generic drug makers engaged in a schemeto fix prices and allot market share took a step forward this week.
August 16, 2019 - 5:08 pm
Business
Sanofi seeks $11.7B from Mylan in federal suit over failed EpiPen rivalry
Photo from Google Images Drug maker Sanofi wants Mylan to pay it up to $11.
August 14, 2019 - 5:35 pm
Business
Rock driller agrees with DEP to $12K penalty for White Day Creek diesel spill
Pennsylvania rock drilling company with a Morgantown office will pay a $12,360 civil administrative penalty for a diesel spill into White Day Creek, according to a consent order released Monday by the state Department of Environmental Protection.
August 12, 2019 - 4:25 pm
Business
‘Tattooed Lady’ sells area on unique antiques
During the 19th century, when the circus came to town, people would pay a dime to see oddities and mysteries in the world, like a two-headed bull.
August 12, 2019 - 2:19 pm
Cops and Courts
Nine Justice companies say reorganization should remove them from lawsuit
Nine companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice and his family continue to maintain they should not be a part of a lawsuit filed in U.
August 5, 2019 - 10:06 pm
Business
Enterprising kids mean serious business
The lobby at West Virginia Universitys John ChambersCollege of Business & Economics was converted into a bustling marketplace thispast Friday.
August 2, 2019 - 8:43 pm

Community

Community
Residents Support Migrants with Clothing, March
Neither heat nor rain could stop their progress. Close to a dozen people showed up at noon for a short march through Morgantown on Thursday.
August 22, 2019 - 7:21 pm
Community
Make-A-Wish hosts Waffles & Wishes fundraiser, surprises boy with trip to Universal
Ron Rittenhouse/The Dominion Post photosAt the Waffles & Wishes breakfast for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Jayden Poyser, second from left, gets his wish to go to Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla.
August 22, 2019 - 5:46 pm
Community
Kroger readies for Feed the Hungry Campaign
While some might take their grocery lists for granted, others dont know how or when they might be able to afford essentials to feed themselves or their families.
August 21, 2019 - 4:47 pm
Community
Gun violence prevention group holds gathering in Mon. County Courthouse Square
Saturday, community members came together to recount those who have lost their lives to gun violence in American.
August 17, 2019 - 2:56 pm
Community
Boys & Girls Club says it will have school programming
On Aug. 15, five days before Tuesdays first day of school, the Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club contacted parents to inform them that before and/or after school activities will be held at most of the schools that previously hosted those programs.
August 16, 2019 - 6:08 pm
Community
Bass Pro Shops is coming to WestRidge development
Bass Pro Shops is coming to Monongalia County. An announcement Monday from WestRidge Inc.
August 12, 2019 - 1:05 pm
Community
Buckwheat Festival named a Top 20 Event by tourism society
The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) named the Preston County Buckwheat Festival a Top 20 Event for September 2019.
August 11, 2019 - 9:26 pm
Community
Mon County Fair Week kicks off Monday with parade downtown
The county fair is an American summer tradition that conjures up images of rides, food, games and music across generations.
August 11, 2019 - 9:24 pm
Community
Animal Friends seeks volunteers to help at thrift store that helps fund shelter
Wanted: Handyman, cashier, decorator or just about anyone willing to help make life better for the areas furry animal friends.
August 11, 2019 - 9:19 pm
Community
The Shack Quack makes its way back for family festival Saturday
flock of yellow rubber ducks flew from the Star City Bridge into the Monongahela River Saturday, as the Shack Quack Family Festival got underway.
August 10, 2019 - 6:02 pm

Cops and Courts

Cops and Courts
Listravia Ave. shooter sentenced to prison
The man responsible for a December shooting by TannersTavern, on Listravia Avenue, was sentenced to prison Thursday.
August 22, 2019 - 6:39 pm
Cops and Courts
TIPS Line place for callers to report uncertain criminal activity
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. The Morgantown Police Department has a tip line that can be used to anonymously report suspicious or criminal activity.
August 23, 2019 - 10:57 pm
Cops and Courts
Man convicted of impersonating assistant federal prosecutor
By Chris Lawrence Michigan man who falsely claimed he worked for U.
August 22, 2019 - 10:20 pm
Cops and Courts
Morgantown man charged with burglary; accused of stalking victim
Morgantown man is accused of kicking down the door of a man he was stalking for several weeks leading up to the alleged incident.
August 22, 2019 - 8:55 am
Cops and Courts
Sex-assault suit brought by former seminarian against Bransfield abruptly settled
lawsuit brought by a former seminarian who alleged that former Bishop Michael Bransfield sexually assaulted him, and that Bransfield regularly drank himself drunk and then engaged in grossly inappropriate sexual behavior with other young seminarians, has been settled.
August 20, 2019 - 7:02 pm
Cops and Courts
Vehicle hits pedestrian on University Avenue
Apedestrian was struck and injured by a vehicle on University Avenue on Tuesday.
August 20, 2019 - 3:10 pm
Cops and Courts
April shooting suspect pleads guilty
The man responsible for wounding a woman in a shooting outside of Club Exotica in April pleaded guilty to several felonies in Monongalia County Circuit Court on Tuesday.
August 20, 2019 - 2:17 pm
Cops and Courts
Deputy reserves needs people
The Monongalia County Sheriff Deputy Reserves is recruiting and is a great way to give back to the community, see what the other side of law enforcement looks like, or start a career in law enforcement, according to the county sheriff.
August 19, 2019 - 5:13 pm
Cops and Courts
Man accused of attacking bicyclist with knife on Star City bridge
Morgantown man is accused of attacking someone with aknife, leaving the victim with several cuts on his arm.
August 19, 2019 - 2:13 pm
Cops and Courts
Officers discuss responsibilities and challenges
What are the duties of a law enforcement officer? According to Preston County Sheriff Dan Loughrie, officers are responsible for the tax office, civil process, home confinement, law enforcement and court security/transport.
August 17, 2019 - 10:22 pm

Education

Education
Trinity Christian's new class focuses on coding and robotics
Justin Braun is a wrench-turner from way back, even if he is still just a junior at Trinity Christian School.
August 22, 2019 - 8:52 am
Education
Preston considering eliminating valedictorian, salutatorian
proposed policy change would eliminate the valedictorian, salutatorian and Knights Honors at Preston High and substitute other academic honors for seniors.
August 20, 2019 - 3:22 pm
Education
Mon County students head back to school
Just like that, those Bluebird buses are back on the road this morning in Monongalia County.
August 19, 2019 - 6:49 pm
Education
Rotary sponsors Spanish exchange
Kathy Plum/The Dominion Post Rotary Club of Kingwood President Elect Kerry Gnik (left), Past President Bob Meissner and Secretary Treasurer Ray Thompson present Cozette Ries (third from left) with a check for $500 to help with expenses while she is a Rotary Exchange Student in Spain.
August 17, 2019 - 10:25 pm
Cops and Courts
MPD increases presence in school zones
Its that time of year, when driving in Morgantown becomes a lot more hazardous, time-consuming and frustrating, but theres no excuse to break traffic laws just because youre in a hurry, according to local law enforcement.
August 17, 2019 - 10:17 pm
Education
Preston students return to school
Good morning, good morning, welcome back. Day one! Kingwood Elementary Dean of Students Duane Frunds cheery voice greeted students as they arrived for class.
August 15, 2019 - 10:12 am
Education
Preston board discusses demolishing old Arthurdale gym
Preston County Schools would like to hang onto the former Arthurdale gym, but there are some qualifications in the deed that must be followed.
August 14, 2019 - 3:26 pm
Education
Preston County Schools picked for national education reform program
Preston is one of a handful of counties from across the nation picked for a one-year training program by education reformer Bill Daggett.
August 13, 2019 - 1:08 pm
Community
Back to School Bash gets hundreds geared for class
It aint easy picking out a back-to-school backpack.
August 9, 2019 - 7:54 pm
Education
Specialized seminars help train counselors to help students prepare for life
Educators from across West Virginia were talking about school capacity Thursday in Morgantown.
August 2, 2019 - 9:04 am

Featured

Featured
After years of waiting, stable owner makes it to the Kentucky Derby
This is a story partly about horses, a horsewoman and the most famous horse race of all, the Kentucky Derby.
July 27, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Community
Main Street Morgantown gets people downtown for Arts Walk
Carol Coffman spent 36 years in the classrooms of the Albert Gallatin School District, in Fayette County, Pa.
July 27, 2019 - 3:16 pm
Featured
Large craters on W.Va. 7 filled, Pleasant Street set to be repaired Monday
cavernous pothole on Powell Avenue, a stretch of W.
July 27, 2019 - 2:58 pm
Featured
State medical cannabis program won't be ready to roll on start date
West Virginias medical cannabis program officially takes effect July 1.
June 23, 2019 - 1:00 am
Featured
Mylan shareholders approve board nominees, executive pay; support UAW 'clawback' proposal
Mylan shareholders had their annual general meeting in Amsterdam on Friday and overwhelmingly approved election of the board of directors, including one additional member.
June 21, 2019 - 7:11 pm
Featured
One education tax credit bill narrowly passes Finance; other one dies without a vote
The House Finance Committee spent just overtwo hours hashing over 168, the so-called Equal Opportunity EducationScholarship program, and barely passed it, with two Republican members crossingover.
June 18, 2019 - 4:32 pm
Featured
House of Delegates takes up education reform bills
With red-shirted teachers packing thegalleries, hallways and meeting rooms, the House of Delegates convened Mondaymorning to take up education betterment.
June 17, 2019 - 12:22 pm
Featured
Catholic voices petition gains signatures; state AG's lawsuit against diocese progresses
The Lay Catholic Voices for Change petition is gathering signatures by the hour.
June 14, 2019 - 6:43 pm
Featured
Alleged sex abuse and greed: 3 Catholic voices address the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese scandals
They call themselves Lay Catholic Voices for Change and one of the words they use to describe their reaction to the unfolding sex abuse and financial mismanagement scandals in the Diocese of Wheeling Charleston is outrage.
June 14, 2019 - 6:36 pm
Featured
Lay Catholic group sends letter to Archbishop calling for change after Wheeling-Charleston Diocese scandals
group called Lay Catholic Voices for Changehas submitted a letter to the Rev.
June 13, 2019 - 1:53 pm

Government

Government
Attorney General Morrisey sues two opioid makers in state court
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced two new lawsuits against opioid manufacturers Friday morning.
August 23, 2019 - 3:47 pm
Government
State levies $230,000 in penalties as I-79 work looks to wrap up
Approximately $230,000 in penalties have been levied against the contractor working on I-79 between the Star City exit and the state line.
August 23, 2019 - 12:03 pm
Government
City names new director for Morgantown Municipal Airport
According to a press release issued late Thursday, the city of Morgantown has hired Jonathan Vrabel to be the new director of the Morgantown Municipal Airport.
August 22, 2019 - 4:49 pm
Government
Commission sets public hearing on inactive estates
The Monongalia County Commission will look to clear more than 200 inactive estates off the county clerks records following a public hearing at its Oct.
August 21, 2019 - 3:55 pm
Government
Council approves purchase financing, talks ICE operations
Morgantown City Council unanimously approved the financing behind the purchase of a 12,000 square-foot building and surrounding property at 430 Spruce Street during Tuesdays regular meeting.
August 20, 2019 - 11:07 pm
Government
Roads consultant disappointed 'insider' firm chosen for DOH secondary roads contract
One of the road consultants that lost the bid on the Division of Highways contract for consulting services to assist with the coordination and oversight of the governors Secondary Road Maintenance Initiative is disappointed not with losing but with who won.
August 20, 2019 - 7:48 pm
Government
MUB board makes its pick for White Park water line route
After a three-month process that included discussion, public comment and soil testing, the Morgantown Utility Board has selected the shortest route Route 3 as its recommendation for a raw water pipeline through White Park.
August 19, 2019 - 9:24 pm
Government
Preston agrees to buy land by Caddell tower
Preston Commissioners approved the purchase Monday of .
August 19, 2019 - 1:55 pm
Government
University, Green Bag roundabouts wind up residents
Some call them roundabouts. Others call them traffic circles.
August 18, 2019 - 3:17 pm
Government
Bloom, Kawecki spar over cause of Green Bag Road delay
systematic, statewide problem in which transparency takes a back seat to whomever has the ear of the highest ranking member of the Justice administration.
August 15, 2019 - 11:07 pm

News

Latest News
Mon County Fair Photo Gallery
Fair-goers beat the rain Wednesday night to enjoy the third day of the Mon County Fair.
August 14, 2019 - 10:13 pm
Latest News
Business filing becomes digital
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. West Virginias One Stop Business Portal will soon be getting a little bigger.
August 23, 2019 - 10:55 pm
Latest News
Advocacy group pressures DOH to complete road work properly and promptly
Weve got their attention. Now lets keep on the pressure, keep communicating and showing the good as well as the bad.
August 23, 2019 - 2:57 pm
Latest News
‘No major changes’ to Sabraton Sheetz according to company spokesman
The Sheetz convenience store at 1901 Earl L. Core Road in Sabraton is slated to re-open Sept.
August 13, 2019 - 11:36 pm
Latest News
GMCVB adds Taylor County to coverage area
The Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau, the tourism marketing arm of Monongalia and Preston counties, will soon be adding Taylor County to its coverage area.
August 10, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Latest News
Sober Living Rally for Recovery hosts fundraiser
The first ever Morgantown Rally for Recovery will raise money to support West Virginia Sober Living.
August 10, 2019 - 7:10 pm
Latest News
VA FARMS program offers more than classes
By Shauna Johnson Over the hill from the Hershel Woody Williams Medical Center in Cabell County, near the end of a gravel path, two boxes of honeybees, mushrooms growing out of logs and the beginnings of an orchard represent a potential road to healing.
August 10, 2019 - 6:50 pm
Latest News
Five years after closure, West Virginia DNR Director Stephen McDaniel not giving up on Pedlar shooting range
OSAGE, W.Va.  Through the rolling hills and country churches of Pursglove and Jere, well-intentioned folks dont have many recreational opportunities when traveling down the Mason Dixon Highway.
August 10, 2019 - 6:43 pm
Latest News
Former dean of WVU journalism passes away
Christine Chris Martin, the former journalism dean who turned Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters and war correspondents into professors at her school, has died.
August 9, 2019 - 9:58 pm
Community
A "Roaring" 20 Years
Sequins, pinstripes and pearls were the attire of choice when the Village at Heritage Point retirement community celebrated its 20th anniversary on Friday.
August 9, 2019 - 8:35 pm

Religion listings/briefs

Community
Religion Briefs June 20, 2018
Mount Morris Gospel Tabernacle will host concert FridayJeff and Sheri Easter will be in concert at Gospel Tabernacle, in Mount Morris, Pa.
June 19, 2018 - 7:13 pm
Community
Religion Briefs June 6, 2018
Wesley United Church to host concert SundayWesley United Methodist Church will host Concerts in the Loft at 6 p.
June 5, 2018 - 7:19 pm
Community
Religion Briefs May 16, 2018
Youth gardening class at Llewellyn Baptist Church on Sundayyouth gardening class will be held from 10 a.
May 15, 2018 - 8:51 pm
Community
Religion Briefs 5/9/18
Bake sale SaturdayNew Life Ministries will have a bake and flower sale from 9 a.
May 8, 2018 - 4:10 pm
Community
Religion Briefs May 2, 2018
Ebenezer church to host RevivalEbenezer Baptist Church, Gladesville Road, will hold a revival at 6:30 p.
May 1, 2018 - 8:13 pm
Community
Religion Briefs April 25, 2018
Trinity Episcopal to hold rummage saleTrinity Episcopal Church, 247 Willey St.
April 24, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Community
Religion Briefs April 18, 2018
XXMt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Kingwood Pike, Morgantown, will have a baked chopped steak dinner at4 p.
April 17, 2018 - 5:01 pm
Community
Religion Briefs April 11, 2018
Human Trafficking Presentation at Suncrest UMCKaren Haring, executive director of Libera will present Human Trafficking in West Virginia? at 11:30 a.
April 10, 2018 - 7:57 pm
Community
Religion Briefs
Reverend to give farewell sermon SundayThe Rev. Dr.
April 5, 2018 - 8:42 pm

WVU News

Latest News
Students take part in service projects during WVU Welcome Week
WVUs Welcome Week is underway. The activities and events are meant to integrate students into campus life and culture, with a balance of academic, service and social components.
August 19, 2019 - 6:48 pm
Latest News
WVU Foundation raises $177M for fiscal year
West Virginia Universitys pocketbook is a little fuller these days because of recent donor generosity.
August 11, 2019 - 9:27 pm
Latest News
WVU Board of Governors green lights three construction projects
West Virginia Universitys Board of Governors gave the green light to three major construction projects totaling $176 million at a special meeting Wednesday.
July 31, 2019 - 10:46 pm
WVU News
ATV safety class part of weeklong STEM camp
West Virginia is ranked third in the nation for related fatalities.
July 30, 2019 - 4:15 pm
WVU News
Rhino to hire 400 for WVU events; job fair set for July 27
Rhino Sports and Entertainment Services will take over as West Virginia Universitys primary customer services personnel provider for university events including football and basketball games this fall.
July 16, 2019 - 10:40 pm
Government
WVU researchers study way to reduce power plant water use with fracking water
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Two West Virginia University researchers have begun a project to help power plants use less water.
July 6, 2019 - 1:53 am
News
Law schools see less interest in energy expertise
The interest is still there, but not like it was five years ago when oil and natural gas was booming in both West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
June 1, 2019 - 8:19 pm
Featured
More than entertainment: WVU professors use ‘Game of Thrones' to teach
Game of Thrones, the Emmy-award winning show that became a cultural phenomenon, is more than just entertainment.
May 18, 2019 - 6:16 pm
News
Tuition drops at Potomac State College for new students after BOG vote
Tuition at Potomac State College in Keyser will drop $418 for incoming fall semester students because the West Virginia University Board of Governors agreed Tuesday to participate in the West Virginia Invests Grant program, or free community college bill.
May 15, 2019 - 10:36 am
Featured
Officials says WVU on pace to eliminate up to 150 jobs
More than 450 faculty and staff at West Virginia University with 20 years of experience or more have expressed an interest in taking advantage of a voluntary separation program being offered by the university, but not all of them will make the final cut.
May 15, 2019 - 10:32 am