Find Out: Tools available to find unclaimed property


Everyone loves reaching into a coat that hasn’t been worn in a year and finding a folded up $5 bill. It’s a nice surprise, even if the money was yours all along. It had still been forgotten. In Thomas, W.Va., State Treasurer Riley Moore was able to hand officials a more than $63,000 ...

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UP: To the opening of another treatment choice for those who are ready to break free from their addictions. Hope Center Ministries for the Mid-Ohio Valley has opened a Marietta location, and officials say a West Virginia location may be in the works. “The purpose of Hope Center Ministries is ...

Reporter’s Notebook: All eyes on Manchin

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It’s been long an annoyance for West Virginians when people with national platforms can’t identify the state or lump us in with Virginia. After U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin officially came out against the For the People Act last week, we’re in the spotlight now. In a guest commentary and in ...

Financial Aid: Workshop organizers deserve praise for event


Graduates in the classes of both 2020 and 2021 faced unprecedented challenges — some of which made the idea of continuing their educations in college more daunting than ever. We know applications for scholarships and other financial aid decreased as students who might normally have had the ...

New campsites have appeal

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I try not to be too judgmental about those who get excited about “glamping.” It feels very “walked in the snow uphill both ways” of me to point out they’re just in standalone hotel units that happen to be a little farther into the woods than the lodges at some state parks, for ...