Oak Hill

Shayla Klein

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Updated on Friday, November 3 at 2:39 p.m.

West Virginia police say lab results on a substance found in a child's trick-or-treat bag came back as a derivative of marijuana, not heroin as originally thought.

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West Virginia’s Head Start programs in Beckley and Oak Hill will receive $3.3 million in federal funding.

United States Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito made the announcement Monday.

The Charleston show was expected to be an important part of his comeback.
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The city of Oak Hill has unveiled a memorial plaque honoring country singer Hank Williams.

The city held a presentation ceremony of the marker on Main Street Thursday.

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The City of Oak Hill has developed a trail concept which will connect its Main Street with more than 100 miles of trails within the New River Gorge National River.

The Register-Herald reports the proposed trail would pick up the White Oak Rail Trail, go up Central Avenue to Main Street, cross the U.S. 19 bridge and cut through a field along the downtown exit.

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Six West Virginia municipalities have been given a larger say in how they govern.

The West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Board granted home rule status to Beckley, Grafton, Princeton, St. Albans, Moundsville and Oak Hill on Monday.

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Two buildings on an Oak Hill middle school's campus have been closed because of safety issues.

Fayette County school officials closed Collins Middle School's main building on Monday. A building housing the school's gym and a school-based health clinic was closed in December.

An inspection found that a third building housing fifth- and sixth-graders is sound. That building will remain open.

The Charleston show was expected to be an important part of his comeback.
e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online. / WV Humanities Council