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December 13, 2019

WHEELING — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice tackled questions about the future of Greyhound racing and the condition of local state highways during a stop in Wheeling Thursday night.

About 50 people attended a free dinner and town hall discussion with Justice at Wheeling...

December 11, 2019

Senator Ryan Weld and his wife, Alex, have been staunch advocates for adding shelter pets to their family. Last week, the Welds visited a greyhound race kennel and witnessed why the breed has become a pet phenomenon. Greyhounds are highly cared for in a socialized envi...

December 6, 2019

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Ryan Weld - WV State Legislature

06 Dec 2019· 

Anyone who knows Alex and me knows that we're dog people - and that all the dogs we've had, Winston, Hank, Trudy, and Murray, have all come from local rescue organizations and been an important part of our fami...

November 26, 2019

He didn’t ask for the greyhound to be named after him, but Steve Sarras did it anyway.

Sarras, owner and operator of Sarras Kennels, named one of his most promising greyhounds “Shawn Fluharty” in honor of Del. Shawn Fluharty’s stance on the future of greyhound racing in...

November 15, 2019

Greyhound racing at two casino/tracks in our state — at Wheeling Island and Cross Lanes — is squarely in the sights of some West Virginia legislators for their session beginning in January. They want to end a program by which the tracks are required to pay some of thei...

West Virginia Racing Commissioner Ken Lowe called Tuesday for all sides of the greyhound and thoroughbred racing industries to unite against legislative and humane-group efforts to decouple racing at the state’s racetrack casinos.

“The racing industry is constantly unde...

October 17, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Nicholas County farmer has been selected to fill an open seat in West Virginia’s Senate.

John “J.R.” Pitsenbarger has been selected by Gov. Jim Justice to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Greg Boso late last month.

To read more click here...

October 4, 2019

Opinion piece rebuttal

Ending agreements and incentives for Greyhound Racing is the wrong move. 

Let's start by clearing something very important up - the 13-15 million is an agreement between two professional organizations and the state. It is not in any way, shape, or...

Four points about state Senate President Mitch Carmichael’s proposal, outlined in his op-ed earlier this month:

* I think Carmichael, R-Jackson, likes $14 million at least as much as he likes dogs.

* By January, some other legislators will share his feeling about $14 mil...

This morning, Gov. Jim Justice congratulated hundreds of West Virginia tourism industry professionals on their recent efforts, stimulating additional travel into the state, during a keynote address made as part of this year’s Governor’s Conference on Tourism at Snowsho...

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