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November-08-2019

By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Social Studies teacher Brian Allman was sitting on the top row of the bleachers in the school gym Thursday morning for an assembly–not realizing the assembly was to honor him.

Allman was soon to learn that he was the recipient of a Milken Educator Award giving to top teachers across the country. The students cheered as Allman snaked his way down through the crowd giving high fives to many of them along the way.

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November-05-2019

WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Paine says it’s going to take consistency and accountability to see improvement in the state’s National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores.

Paine appeared on a recent episode of MetroNews ‘Talkline’ to discuss the NAEP results that showed the Mountain State to be one of three states to have...

November-04-2019

WV MetroNews

PRINCETON, W.Va. — Voters in both Mercer and Ritchie counties renewed school system excess levies in countywide elections held Saturday.

In Mercer County, voters renewed a five-year excess by a nearly two-to-one margin, 3,161 for the levy and 1,648 against. The excess levy provides the school system approximately $13 million a year.

Ritchie County voters renewed the county’s $5.8 million annual excess levy by a vote of 1,038 to 175.

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October-31-2019

The PEIA Finance Board wants your input! Proposals for Plan Year 2021 (Benefits from 7/1/20 - 6/30/21) are being finalized now. You'll find the proposed changes at peia.wv.gov or www.wvpeia.com no later than November 5- just click on the picture of the gavel or scroll to the News Center. We have scheduled public hearings around the state as follows:

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October-31-2019

By Shauna Johnson, WV MetroNews

MERCER COUNTY, W.Va. — The county clerk in Mercer County was optimistic about overall turnout for Saturday’s excess school levy election in his county as the early voting period came to an end in Bluefield.

County Clerk Verlin Moye told MetroNews the number of people who cast ballots early for the levy election was nearly double the total for early voting ahead of the 2017 road bond special election.

“Sometimes it’s hard...

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