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11.09.18

Oglebay Park Holds Light Up Night for Annual Festival of Lights in Wheeling

WHEELING - The magic of the Christmas season was captured Thursday evening by a petite young third-grader and a box of crayons. Lakin Chambers, a student at Woodsdale Elementary School, created a new birthday-themed light display for Oglebay's 90th anniversary and the park's Winter Festival of Lights. Her rendition of a giant birthday cake with fireworks is now on display at Oglebay's Speidel Golf Course as part of the 33rd annual Winter Festival of Lights. Chambers had the honor of flipping the… Continue Reading


11.09.18

Bluefield Daily Telegraph Editorial: Good News

The federal funding floodgates have been opened in recent weeks with millions of dollars being awarded for local projects of great importance. The bulk of that funding will go toward infrastructure improvement and tourism and economic development projects in southern West Virginia. Those federal funding awards announced or recommended for approval, include: • U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., traveled to Mercer County last week to deliver a $1 million federal Economic Development… Continue Reading


11.08.18

Oglebay Park flips the switch on the Winter Festival of Lights

WHEELING, W.Va.(WTRF) - The holiday season is here as Oglebay Park flipped the switch on its 31st annual Winter Festival Lights on Thursday night. Every community has it's own traditions, but in Wheeling this tradition is so well-known that people from across the country visit in order to experience it first-hand. "The Festival of Lights is a long tradition since 1985 and I have been here since 1985," said Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia). "We used to come up, my parents were liv… Continue Reading


11.08.18

Sistersville Elementary Welcomes Senator Capito for W.Va. Girls Rise Up Event

TYLER COUNTY, W.Va. - Students and staff at Sistersville Elementary School welcomed State Senator Shelley Moore-Caputo for a tour of the school and County's first West Virginia Girls Rise Up Event on Thursday morning. "I talk to the 4th and 5th grade girls about leadership, about being healthy, good study habits, and self-confidence so that they will be the leaders of tomorrow," Capito said. Capito was led by members of the student council to meet with teachers and get a look at life for student… Continue Reading


11.08.18

Oglebay’s Festival of Lights kicks off another season

OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. - The switch was flipped for another year of Oglebay's Festival of Lights on Thursday night in Ohio County. It's a tradition that began in 1985, and has grown like wildflowers during the years. "Whether that's from Pittsburgh, Ohio, Canada -- all the over to South Carolina -- we have people that come visit us from all over," Wilson Lodge General Manager Beth Whitehouse Said. More than a million people are expected to visit to check out the lights over the next two months. Prep… Continue Reading


11.08.18

Senator Capito tours Sistersville Tank Works facility in Pleasants County

PLEASANTS COUNTY, W.Va. (WTAP) - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R) visits Pleasants County on Thursday to see how she can advocate for Mid-Ohio Valley businesses when she gets back to Washington D.C.Senator Capito toured the Sistersville Tank Works facility in Pleasants County. The business is based in neighboring Tyler County. The family-owned business makes products like custom ASME code pressure vessels and shell-and-tube heat exchangers. Tank Works officials say the business is doing w… Continue Reading


11.05.18

Year of the (West Virginia) Woman

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - In 1992 a surge of female senate candidates led people to label it the "Year of the Woman", now in 2018 another wave of women gunning for Washington has people calling it the "Year of the Woman 2.0". This wave includes West Virginia. The state known for their 'Mountain Mamas', has not sent many of them to Capitol Hill, one of the few was Sen. Shelley Moore Capito. "The pushback was your kids aren't grown yet because I went from basically being a stay at home mom to being… Continue Reading


11.02.18

Sen. Capito visits Mercer, Announces Grants, Brings 'Rise Up'

PRINCETON - Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., made stops in Mercer County Wednesday to announce grants, attend a grand opening and to bring her "Rise Up" program to an elementary school. She stopped at the Mercer County Economic Development Authority office in Princeton (Mercer County War Museum Building) where she announced two grants, one to develop the Exit 1 area on I-77 in Bluefield and another to repurpose the Wood Resource Center at Exit 14 of I-77. Capito, who serves on the appropriati… Continue Reading


11.02.18

Sen. Capito Wants Girls to ‘Rise Up’ and Lead

OAKVALE, WV (WVVA) U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito stopped by Oakvale Elementary on Thursday to encourage young girls to dream big. Capito started the "Girls Rise Up" initiative after becoming West Virginia's first female senator. The idea is to empower girls to excel in education, fitness, and self confidence. As well as inspire them to get involved and set goals on their journey to becoming our next generation of leaders.… Continue Reading


11.01.18

Capito Makes Swing Through Fayette

FAYETTEVILLE - Obviously, Maura Kistler likes it when anybody walks in to Water Stone Outdoors and eventually opts to open their wallets to make a purchase. When it's a United States senator on whom Kistler can also bounce off some ideas, it's an added bonus. U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., was in Fayette County Tuesday to take part in several events. In addition to her stop at Water Stone, she earlier took part in a grant announcement event at Canyon Rim and later participated in a … Continue Reading


11.01.18

Funding to Support Telemedicine Expansion

More than $663,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been earmarked to support the expansion of telemedicine services in several West Virginia counties. The funding comes through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant program. Services will primarily focus on behavioral health and ensuring a continuum of care for those suffering from chronic kidney disease. "Broadening access to health care in rural areas saves lives," said U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va… Continue Reading


11.01.18

First Female Senator in West Virginia Empowers Young Girls in Mercer County

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) - U.S Senator Shelley Moore Capito was in Mercer County today. Capito went on a tour of Oakvale Elementary School before doing various group exercises with fourth and fifth grade girls as part her program called, 'West Virginia Girls Rise Up!' After experiencing her own struggles in government and politics, Senator Capito started the program to teach leadership and life skills to young women, while inspiring them to be confident in themselves. "As the first United States Sen… Continue Reading


10.31.18

Fairmont State graduates First Female Single-Engine Private Pilot

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - Berkeley County native Victoria Grace always knew there was more to life than being a passenger, the wise words of her childhood role model and pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart. Now, Grace is a pioneering aviator of her own, being the first female single-engine private pilot to be certified at Fairmont State University. "I remember being a little girl, I watched her movie. I was like, 'I want to do that. I really want to be her,'" she said. "Now I'm sitting here after all th… Continue Reading


10.31.18

Local Airport Continues to Gain Altitude

There was a time not too very long ago when North Central West Virginia Airport was struggling to fly 10,000 passengers in a year. The number was important in order to secure federal aviation funds. CNN even did a story showing a nearly empty terminal and questioning why such an underused airport was getting federal subsidies. Well, that was then. This is now. Last week, we reported that the airport was on track to reach - and perhaps exceed - 30,000 passengers by the end of 2018. "Our new servi… Continue Reading


10.31.18

Leaders Meet to Discuss Redesignation Effort

Overlooking the New River Gorge, U.S. Sen Shelly Moore Capito met with local government and business leaders Tuesday at the Canyon Rim Visitor Center to speak about the legislation she recently introduced to redesignate the New River Gorge National River as a national park. "I am extremely excited about what this could mean to our area and to our region for a whole for a lot of different reasons," Capito said. The senator praised the community level work she has seen on the effort and said she w… Continue Reading


10.30.18

Capito's Bill to Make New River Gorge a National Park Could Increase Tourism by 25%

LANSING, WV (WVNS) - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito announced plans to re-brand the New River Gorge. Something as simple as a name change could have a huge impact on tourism in our state, and it would come at virtually no cost. Capito visited Fayette County Tuesday to talk about the New River Gorge National Park Designation Act, a bill she introduced earlier this month, that would officially change the New River Gorge to a National Park. "Becoming a national park really raises the profile fo… Continue Reading


10.30.18

Help From Washington

President Donald Trump signed the Support for Patients and Communities Act into law last week, a necessary measure that allocates additional federal resources to help combat the deadly opioid epidemic. The $6 billion effort seeks to tackle the opioid crisis from every angle, from prevention to treatment to controlling and prescribing opioids to effective record-keeping and telehealth. The bipartisan SUPPORT Act was backed by lawmakers in both West Virginia and Virginia. And it was a rare example… Continue Reading


10.30.18

Capito Touts Proposal to Designate New River Gorge as National Park

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito was in Fayette County on Tuesday to promote legislation that, if passed, would change the New River Gorge's designation from the "New River Gorge National River" to the "New River Gorge National Park." Capito visited Lansing to announce a grant for the New River Gorge Canyon Rim Center. Later, she was at Water Stone Outdoors in Fayetteville for a discussion of the legislative proposal and other business and tourism-related matters affectin… Continue Reading


10.28.18

WV Sen. Shelley Moore Capito Talks Energy, Partisanship and Opioids

CLARKSBURG - Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is not on the ballot for the upcoming Nov. 6 midterm election. The veteran lawmaker, who has represented West Virginia in the Senate since 2014, won't be up for re-election until 2020. While she may not currently be campaigning, Capito said she remains hard at work in Washington on behalf of West Virginians and their families. During a recent slate of events and appearances in North Central West Virginia, Capito stopped by the offices of NCWV Medi… Continue Reading


10.26.18

Fairmont State Student Achieves a WV Aviation "First'

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - A Fairmont State University student and female pilot was honored Friday morning for becoming the first woman in West Virginia to complete her Private Pilot Single Engine Land Rating through the university. Victoria Grace was recognized during a ceremony with Senator Shelley Moore Capito(R) at the North Central West Virginia Airport. "Victoria is a trailblazer for women in aviation in West Virginia," said Capito. "As the first woman senator from West Virginia, it is exciting t… Continue Reading

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