Richwood Mayor Bob Henry Baber’s city purchasing card has been shut off amid an investigation by the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office, and Baber said he’s now on paid administrative leave after declining the city council’s request for his resignation Thursday night. State Auditor JB McCuskey said he got a complaint Aug. 23, and his office shut off Baber’s purchasing card, also called p-card, the next day. McCuskey didn’t reveal who made the complaint.
The Kanawha County Board of Education voted Thursday to list work on Ben Franklin Career Center’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system and roof as a priority in its comprehensive facilities plan, and one school system official expects requesting about $8.7 million for the project. “This will address the entire school,” said Charles Wilson, the school system’s executive director of facilities planning.
The Boone County Board of Education’s former president and another former member have been indicted for allegedly accepting gifts from people they knew were “interested in a bid, contract, purchase, claim and transaction” with the Boone public school system, according to court documents. Former Boone school board president Mark Sumpter, who denied the allegations, resigned in October, and former board member Danny Cantley resigned in April.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".