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West Liberty University Board of Governors Calls Special Meeting

WEST LIBERTY — A special meeting of West Liberty University’s Board of Governors is set for Friday morning, with a sole agenda item of assessing university President W. Franklin Evans. At the meeting, set for 10 a.m., board members will gather behind closed doors in executive session for ...

Abortion Battles in States Ignite After Supreme Court Opinion Leak

The Supreme Court’s apparent intention to abolish a nationwide right to abortion, spelled out in a draft opinion leaked this week, will expand the battlefield of the nation’s most highly charged culture war, taking it to states where abortion access has long been assured. Democrats in ...

Federal Reserve Raises Key Rate in Bid To Combat Inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve intensified its fight against the worst inflation in 40 years by raising its benchmark interest rate by a half-percentage point Wednesday — its most aggressive move since 2000 — and signaling further large rate hikes to come. The increase in the ...

Ukraine: Russia Using ‘Missile Terrorism’ in Attacks

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Complaining that the West is “stuffing Ukraine with weapons,” Russia bombarded railroad stations and other supply-line targets across the country, as the European Union moved to further punish Moscow for the war Wednesday by proposing a ban on oil imports. Heavy ...

More than 100 layoffs planned at Century Mine in Beallsville

BEALLSVILLE -- More than 100 local coal miners stand to lose their jobs at the Century Mine when a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification takes effect June 15. Belmont County Coal Resources Inc., a subsidiary of American Consolidated Natural Resources -- formerly Murray Energy Corp. -- ...