Rachel Ayers
Rachel Ayers

Rachel Ayers started as a multi-media journalist at WOAY in October of 2015. She then moved to evening anchor in September of 2016. Read More

Hinton Brings Out Local Talent for Good Cause

HINTON– Each yer the town of Hinton calls on their talented residents to help them raise money for a good cause. Laura Lilly with the Hinton Hope Foundation says,...

Ex-West Virginia Schools Superintendent Paine Gets Job Back

CHARLESTON– The state Board of Education has selected former state schools Superintendent Steve Paine for his second stint in the job. The board approved...

West Virginia Drug OD Deaths Rose 15 Percent in 2016

CHARLESTON– The number of reported overdose deaths that occurred last year in West Virginia has continued to rise. Citing data released Wednesday, the Charleston...

Justice, Legislative Leaders Remain at Odds Over Budget

CHARLESTON–  The governor’s office says only six Democratic legislators have responded to Gov. Jim Justice’s invitation to meet behind locked doors...

Drug Firm Seeks to Dismiss McDowell County Pain Pill Suit

WELCH–  A major prescription drug distributor is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging the company fueled West Virginia’s opioid epidemic with...

Two Appointed to West Virginia Board of Education

CHARLESTON–  West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has filled two vacancies on the state Board of Education. Justice announced the appointments Wednesday of Frank Vitale...

Bills to Ax Greyhound Funding Move to House, Senate Floors

CHARLESTON– Money-saving bills that greyhound racing officials say would doom the industry in West Virginia have advanced to both floors of the state Legislature....

Universities Ask Lawmakers Not to Cut Higher Education Funds

CHARLESTON–  The presidents of Marshall and West Virginia universities say further state funding cuts to higher education would be devastating. Marshall President...

WV Oil and Gas Industry Holds Jobs Rally

CHARLESTON– Speakers at a jobs rally in Charleston have urged the passage of legislation to benefit the state’s oil and natural gas industry. Hundreds of...

WV Jobless Rate Dips to 5.2 Percent in February

CHARLESTON– West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has fallen four-tenths of a percentage point to 5.2 percent in February. WorkForce West...