I can't make this up. The front page headline reads:
WVU President E. Gordon Gee Visits Wheeling
And the article begins:
Prospective West Virginia University students and their parents got the chance to ask university President Gordon Gee “anything.”
Gee was in Wheeling at Oglebay’s Wilson Lodge on Tuesday as part of the final leg of his tour across the state talking to high school students interested in attending the school.
Of course, a picture is included. I realize that what is "news" is subjective, but how is this one of the five most important news stories of the day? For example, compare its importance to this story from the Associated Press:
Trump approves federal disaster declaration in West Virginia
The report, which is not found anywhere in the paper, begins:
President Donald Trump has approved a federal disaster declaration in West Virginia for severe storms in February.
The White House announced the approval Tuesday for public assistance for 21 of the state’s 55 counties and for hazard mitigation for the entire state.
Severe storms on Feb. 14 and Feb. 20 caused flooding, mudslides and wind damage in the state.
The counties included for public assistance are Brooke, Cabell, Calhoun, Doddridge, Hancock, Harrison, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, Mason, Monongalia, Ohio, Pleasants, Preston, Ritchie, Taylor, Tyler, Wayne, Wetzel, Wirt, and Wood.
Yes, in the eyes of our local papers, a visit by E. Gordon is clearly more important than federal flood relief.