September 28, 2012 |
Newly released data from the 2010 Census show that people who say they come from a mix of races grew by a larger percentage than those reporting a single race. The study shows that those reporting a background of two more more races grew by 32 percent from 2000 to 2010 to 9 million. Those reporting a single race grew by 9 percent. Overall, the total U.S. population increased by 9.7 percent since 2000. However, many multiple-race groups increased by 50 percent or more, the study released in a Census Bureau brief states.
September 16, 2012
Larry Gibson, an unlikely activist who fought West Virginia's powerful coal interests to preserve a mountain that had been his family's home for generations, died Sunday of a heart attack while working at his family's property on Kayford Mountain in Raleigh County, W.Va. He was 66. Mr. Gibson was best known for his tireless and often courageous opposition to a mining practice called mountaintop removal. His father and grandfather had been coal miners, and he often said he had no objections to mining that left the mountains intact.
September 2, 2012 |
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Whether it's the Orange Bowl or playing at home, No. 11 West Virginia is comfortable with scoring a point a minute. Geno Smith threw for 323 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Mountaineers to a 69-34 win over Marshall on Saturday in the Mountaineers' highest-scoring opener. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen will have plenty of things to tweak after the opener. Just not his quarterback's play. Smith kept the momentum going from his six-TD performance in the Orange Bowl, when West Virginia beat Clemson, 70-33.
August 27, 2012
This college football season will go down in history - as the season after. Mostly, of course, as the season after Sandusky, after both Joe Paterno and so much of his legacy died, after the NCAA and much of society decided Penn State had committed the worst wrongs ever committed in college sports and would pay for them in as many ways as possible. Beyond Happy Valley, 2012 is the season after. The one after realignment rearranged the landscape. The time fear took hold across the land.
August 2, 2012
Penn Charter's Daryl Worley, a wide receiver and defensive back, has orally committed to West Virginia. Worley, who was recently clocked at 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash, was in Morgantown on Sunday and Monday. A dangerous kick returner, he also considered Pittsburgh and Syracuse. - Rick O'Brien
July 13, 2012 |
Jarred Alwan likes the way Temple plays defense, funneling the football to the inside linebackers. "Their defense fits me," said Alwan, who on Thursday made an oral commitment to attend Temple on a football scholarship. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Alwan, a senior at Camden Catholic, said he also had offers from West Virginia, Boston College, Massachusetts, Central Florida, and Duke. He is regarded as a three-star recruit by rivals.com. Alwan said he visited Temple about two weeks ago. He canceled a trip to West Virginia when he decided to commit to the Owls.
July 1, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Millions across the Mid-Atlantic region sweltered Saturday in the aftermath of violent storms that pummeled the eastern United States with high winds and downed trees, killing at least 13 people and leaving three million without power during a heat wave. Power officials said the outages wouldn't be repaired for several days to a week, likening the damage to a serious hurricane. Emergencies were declared in Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, the District of Columbia and Virginia, where Gov. Bob McDonnell said the state had its largest non-hurricane outage in history, as more storms threatened.
June 29, 2012
Myles Nash, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound senior-to-be at Timber Creek High School, has accepted a football scholarship to Rutgers. Nash played defensive end and was the backup quarterback for the 12-0 Chargers. He said he was recruited to play outside linebacker at Rutgers. West Virginia, Clemson, Purdue, Kentucky were among the schools he was considering, according to Timber Creek coach Rob Hinson. At Rutgers, Nash will play alongside 2012 Timber Creek graduate Quanzell Lambert, a two-time Inquirer all-South Jersey linebacker.