For 14 years, Jolene Owen has taken the 5 a.m. train every day from Caperton Station here in West Virginia to Union Station in Washington.The 68-year-old legal secretary doesn’t mind the two-hour commute on the MARC Brunswick Line to her job at the Department of Justice. She and her fellow passengers are part of what she calls her “train family” — they look out for one another, and keep an eye on each other’s belongings.But the future of their commute is now uncertain. Maryland, which operates the MARC system, threatened late last year to end West Virginia service this summer, unless that state paid $3.2 million to continue it.As a stopgap, the two states agreed last month that West Virginia would pay Maryland $1.5 million to extend service for another year.But they haven’t agreed on a permanent fix.Owen says it’s about the fifth time Maryland has threatened to cut the service on which she and hundreds of other West Virginians rely. It’s … [Read more...] about West Virginia will pay Maryland $1.5 million to keep MARC service for a year. Then what?
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SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — A logo designed by a Shepherd University student for the Potomac River Fire Crew at the Harpers Ferry (W.Va.) Job Corps will be seen all over the country on T-shirts, water bottles, belt buckles, vehicles and signage.Hannah Gaylor, an art major with a graphic-design concentration from Hagerstown, created the design, which depicts a steam-train engine on tracks coming across the Potomac River bridge at Harpers Ferry with the hills lit on fire in the background.Gaylor worked with Gabe Templeton, fire-management officer at the job corps, to create the new logo, which is an identifier as well as a symbol of pride for the team.“I enjoyed working with Gabe and getting to design a logo for his fire crew,” Gaylor said. “I was tasked with incorporating several elements into the logo, including a steam train and river. I am very pleased with the final logo design, and was thrilled to make Gabe’s vision come to life.”Job corps is a … [Read more...] about Shepherd art student creates logo for job corps’ fire crew
Photo Provided Shown at the recent Professor of the Year awards banquet in Charleston, from left, are Dean of the College of Sciences Robert Kreisberg; West Virginia Professor of the Year Joseph Horzempa; Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Karen Kettler; and WLU President Stephen Greiner. West Liberty University Associate Professor Joseph Horzempa has been selected as the 2017 Professor of the Year for West Virginia by the Faculty Merit Foundation, taking home a cash award of $10,000. The foundation presented the award during a banquet held in the Great Hall of the Culture Center in Charleston late last week. The four remaining 2017 finalists also were recognized, and they include: Eric Blough, Ph.D., exercise pharmaceutical sciences and research professor, Marshall University; Kathy Hawks, Ed.D., education professor, Concord University; Carol Plautz, PhD, biology professor, Shepherd University; and Timothy Warner, PhD, geology and geography professor, West … [Read more...] about West Liberty University’s Joseph Horzempa Named West Virginia Professor of the YearCOMMENTSCommunityBridgeport Road Slip Creates Safety, Property Value ConcernsMoundsville Man Charged With Sex AbuseSouth Wheeling Neighborhood Seeks Its Place in HistoryNew Wheeling Fire Fighters Complete Intense TrainingBody Of Missing Shadyside Man Is FoundWVU Medicine Brings Retreat to Oglebay Park in WheelingWheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott Has Big Plans for DowntownZandron Pitches Tigers Past FerryMARYCARLA SCHNEIDERDickerson’s Bunt Lifts PiratesSpring Fails to Produce Clear Starter at QB for Ohio St.Weir Beats Creek, Ferry in Doubleheader SweepNewsletter
A Snowy Near-Miss for MSP - The Limits of Weather Models Yesterday, a Twitter follower asked if we're too dependent on models vs. experience and brainpower. Probably, yes. At the end of the day you choose the model(s) you believe are on the right track. Historical perspective and context still provide value no computer can (yet). All these models are online now; everyone is an armchair meteorologist and "inches of snow" get thrown around days before a storm; earlier than we should be attempting that level of specificity. Heaviest snow bands set up southwest of MSP; leave extra time if you're driving to Mankato or Willmar this After a gray but dry Sunday rain showers arrive Monday; maybe starting as a light mix. We dry out and cool off the latter half of next week - the atmosphere probably chilly enough for some light snow next Saturday. It looks like a nippy start to April. Where oh where is spring this year? St. Paul to Mankato: 0 to 10". Talk about a sharp gradient, although … [Read more...] about Paul Douglas on Weather Heaviest snowfall will be in far southern MinnesotaOn edge: Heaviest snow band to set up south and west of MSP
WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — William Paterson University in New Jersey has a new leader.The university says Richard Helldobler will assume the post July. 1. He now serves as interim president of Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.Helldobler's appointment was announced Thursday.He will succeed Kathleen Waldron, who has led the university since 2010. She announced last August that she would be retiring at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.Helldobler previously served as vice president for academic affairs at Shepherd University in West Virginia from 2009-2012. Before that, he held various posts at California University in Pennsylvania from 1990-2009. … [Read more...] about New Jersey’s William Paterson University has new president